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Expansion of Fort Apache aimed for increased safety

LAS VEGAS (KLAS)-- Clark County breaks ground on an expansion of Fort Apache Road in the southwest part of the valley.

The project will widen the road between Warm Springs and Huntington Cove Parkway-- to two lanes in each direction.

A road-widening project is aiming for increased safety.

The county will also add a bike lane on each side... Read More

Parents react to school board as they plan to discuss Superintendent Jara's employment

LAS VEGAS (KLAS)-- The Clark County School District Board of Trustees is slated to discuss Superintendent Dr. Jesus Jara's employment at their next meeting.

An agenda posted Friday for an Oct. 28 meeting, says the trustees will discuss and "possible action on termination for convenience by the Board of Trustees of the employment agreement with Dr. Jesus Jara."

The agenda item was brought on by three trustee members though it does not list exactly who. 

Trustee member Danielle Ford tells 8 News Now that she is one of them. She says it was time to discuss Dr. Jara's role within the school district. ... Read More

I-TEAM: Grandmother raising questions about Child Haven

LAS VEGAS (KLAS)-- A local grandmother is raising questions about a place for abused and neglected children. Workers walked out calling for change last week.

Betsy Martin’s two grandchildren were taken to Child Haven after problems at home.

It's a place where children who may be abused or neglected are taken for shelter and other resources in Clark County.

"I think they're horrible," Martin said.

She told the I-Team that her 14-year-old granddaughter was there for a couple of weeks while her 8-year-old grandson was there for months.

"He got bitten in the back, he got dragged by his neck, oh and he had scratches on his face, it was just a hell hole," Martin said.

The I-Team is unable to confirm these specific allegations because Clark County will not discuss specific cases.  Martin said cell phones aren't allowed during visits so she couldn't take photos... Read More

'Friends' actor James Michael Tyler dies after battle with cancer: Reports

(WJW) — The actor best known for playing Gunther on the long-running show "Friends" has reportedly died.

James Michael Tyler died at his home in Los Angeles Sunday, TMZ and Variety reported. He was 59 years old.

He reportedly had stage 4 prostate cancer and had announced his diagnosis earlier this year, shortly after appearing on the "Friends" reunion show on HBO. ... Read More

Picasso artworks auctioned for combined $109M in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Eleven Pablo Picasso artworks have been sold for a combined $109 million in a Las Vegas auction coinciding with the artist’s 140th birthday.

The nine paintings and two ceramic pieces had been displayed inside the Picasso restaurant at the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art for more than two decades until the owner of MGM Resorts decided earlier this year to sell them.

Pablo Picasso's "Femme au béret rouge-orange" is on display for auction at the Bellagio hotel and casino Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021, in Las Vegas. Sotheby's and the MGM Resorts Fine Art Collection hosted the auction, which raised $109 million from eleven pieces. (AP Photo/Ellen Schmidt)

The Saturday event was organized by Sotheby’s and marked the first time the famed auction house staged an evening marquee sale in North America outside its New York saleroom. It featured Picasso's artworks from 1917 to 1969... Read More

POLITICS NOW: 10/23/2021

This week on Politics Now with host John Langeler: ... Read More

  • Las Vegas city councilwoman Michele Fiore is jumping in a crowded republican primary. We look at his history and Las Vegas Review Journal Politics & Government editor Steve Sebelius helps us break down what the race looks like now.
  • A widower who claimed someone voted with his wife's ballot, is now charged with being that someone.
  • Vice President Kamala Harris visits Lake Mead but doesn't take any local questions.
  • We tell you how the fundraising is going in Nevada's congressional races.
  • Our Washington, D.C. bureau tells us what is going on with infrastructure negotiations & what is going on at the U.S. border right now.

Imagine Dragons’ Tyler Robinson Foundation raises over $2.6M at annual Rise Up Gala

LAS VEGAS (KLAS)-- The seventh annual Rise Up Gala raised over $2.6 million for the Tyler Robinson Foundation, Imagine Dragons’ nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting families facing a pediatric cancer diagnosis.

Hosted by actor and comedian Joel McHale, the sold-out event was held at the outdoor pavilion at the Wynn Las Vegas and was attended by 660 guests.

During the evening, lead singer Dan Reynolds pledged a $50,000 donation to TRF if a guest was willing to sing “Radioactive” on stage. Cooper Sandoval, a TRF Ambassador from Reno, took the mic and performed the band’s hit single, without missing a beat and bringing the entire pavilion to their feet. ... Read More