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Heavy police presence near M Resort, avoid the area

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- There is a heavy police presence near M Resort. Drivers are advised to avoid the Las Vegas Boulevard and Saint Rose Parkway area.

Police have not released any information at this time. This is a view of traffic cameras in the area.

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates... Read More

Free flu shot and food offered to residents dropping off election ballots in Mountain's Edge

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Mail ballots for the coming general election have been sent to all active registered voters in Clark County, so one commissioner is hosting an event to make sure they're turned in.

Residents who drop off their election ballots at Mountain's Edge Regional Park located at 8101 W. Mountains Edge Parkway will get a free flu shot while supplies last. They'll also be able to sample food from a local food truck. The ballot drop-off celebration, sponsored by Clark County Commissioner Justin Jones, will take place Friday, Oct. 23.

Clark County Election Department officials will be on-hand to accept the ballots. Sponsoring the event with the commissioner are Immunize Nevada and NextGen Nevada.

Commissioner Jones explains why he is doing it... Read More

Clark County officials host virtual town hall to assist community with housing issues during pandemic

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Helping you navigate housing issues amid the COVID-19 pandemic -- that was the goal of an online event Monday night, hosted by Clark County officials.

Topics touched on during the virtual town hall included tenants' rights, how to get rental assistance, and how to respond to an eviction notice.

Thousands of Nevada families are worried about having a place to live -- and many have already been served eviction notices.

But at Monday night's town hall, Clark County leaders said there is help available, but tenants need to take action now.

"I'm homeless, so I have to find somewhere to stay," said one woman who attended the virtual town hall Monday night... Read More

8 Sports Now update for Monday, Oct. 19

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The Vegas Golden Knights are the odds on favorite to win the Stanley Cup next season, and the Las Vegas Raiders will face Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers coming off a bye week. Tampa Bay is favored by 2.5.

Plus, the UNLV football team is gearing up for its historic opener inside Allegiant Stadium when they face Reno on Oct. 31 at 7:30 p.m.

8 News NOW Sports Director Chris Maathuis has those stories and more in his sports update... Read More

Linda Alterwitz of Walker Furniture discusses how to get nominated for 'Home for the Holidays' program

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- For the 27th year, Walker Furniture's "Home for the Holidays" program is helping those in need who live in Clark County. Linda Alterwitz has more on the program and how you can get your nomination letters in... Read More

I-Team: Clark County Commission could approve $100K settlement in child abuse case; lawsuit points to CPS failure

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Taxpayers may be on the hook after a case of abuse fell through the cracks, leaving a child with permanent injuries.

"They took half of his brain. That's what they did," said Tracy Leahy, the child's grandmother.

The I-Team interviewed Leahy in 2016 after doctors said her infant grandson suffered from Shaken Baby Syndrome allegedly at the hands of her daughter, Katie Maynard, and son in law, Robert Aufdenberg. They're the child's biological parents.

It's a story the 8 News NOW I-Team has been following since 2016, and now the I-Team has an update.

The baby boy wasn't expected to survive, but four years later, he's still alive but still dealing with abuse issues. According to attorneys for the boy and his adoptive parents, he is blind, mostly deaf, and unable to communicate or walk... Read More

I-Team: State data shows rising rate of coronavirus transmission, hospitalizations; experts seeing 'COVID fatigue'

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A closer look at new data from the state of Nevada shows a rising rate of transmission in COVID-19 cases. There's also a new peak for the number of COVID patients who are in the hospital.

The new data draws the question: Are we in the middle of a third wave of the coronavirus? Experts say it's too early to tell, but state health leaders are warning of so-called "COVID fatigue." According to officials, COVID Fatigue sets in as we get more comfortable seeing people again.

An example of COVID fatigue is not wearing masks as much as we should, and that is adding to the current increase... Read More