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Findlay, Amodei, former and current KLAS-TV employees to be inducted in Nevada Broadcasters Hall of Fame

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Getting inducted into the Nevada Broadcasters Hall of Fame is just one of the many honors a journalist can expect during their tenure in Nevada. This year’s inductees boasts a host of talent, including numerous current and former KLAS-TV staff members will be inducted in, and Nevada Congressman Mark Amodei and the Findlay Automotive Group will be honored.

The Nevada Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame was first created with the goal to bring added respect, honor and appreciation to the employees of our radio and television stations. The decision was made to honor employees who had worked in the broadcast industry for a minimum of twenty years.

The ceremony is Saturday night at the Four Seasons Hotel. It starts at 6:30 p.m... Read More

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New DMV law collects odometer data; it will take effect Oct. 1

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A new law requiring the state to collect data on the number of miles driven in Nevada every year will take effect on Oct. 1.

“We want to make it as efficient as possible, so you’ll still be able to renew online,” said Kevin Malone, Nevada DMV. “We will just ask you for the odometer reading.”

Come this fall the Department of Motor Vehicles is required to collect your odometer readings every time you register or re-register your vehicle or complete a sale. It’s part of Assembly Bill 483, which lawmakers passed in the Spring.

The intent is to see exactly how much our roads are used, and figure out how to fund repairs needed now or from future wear-and-tear based on the data they collect. In Clark County, most people will see this done automatically... Read More

Family searches for missing teenager

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – A family searching for their son needs the public’s help Friday night.

Nineteen-year-old
Nathaniel Sylvester went missing on August 12 and his family says Sylvester has
schizophrenia. Sylvester is off his medication and he left his home on Ornella Street,
near Cactus and Dean Martin, without a phone or his id.

8 News Now Reporter
Shakala Alvaranga has the story. ... Read More

Motorcyclist dies in central valley crash at MLK, Owens

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – A motorcyclist has died in a crash in the central valley Friday night.

Metro Police say the crash happened around 9:25 p.m. when the motorcyclist struck a sedan at Martin Luther King Boulevard and Wyatt Avenue, near Owens Avenue.

The motorcycle rider died at the scene, according to police.

8 News Now will have updates   ... Read More

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Police deploy pepper spray after fight breaks out at Foothill High School

HENDERSON, NV (KLAS) – School police deployed pepper spray at a high school football game in Henderson Friday night.

Clark County School Police officers say two female students were involved in a fight at Foothill High School after 9:30 p.m. Officers were escorting the girls away from the area and a crowd followed.

Officers deployed pepper spray on the ground to get the crowd under control.

The two juveniles were released to school staff for disciplinary actions.

Henderson Police assisted school officials on the incident.

8 News Now will have updates on this developing story. ... Read More

Neighbors saddened and shocked friend was struck, killed while being Good Samaritan

PAHRUMP (KLAS) — A Good Samaritan was killed Thursday night while trying to help a man whose car was engulfed in flames on the side of the road. The man has been identified as 60-year-old John Stacy of Pahrump. People who live in in the same neighborhood as Stacy had nothing but nice things to say about him.

“Enjoyed his company whenever we had it.,” said Ruby Benson, neighbor. “He was very nice.”

“He loved having me as a neighbor and we loved having him as well,” said Justin Branske, neighbor.

Stacy’s neighbors have hailed him as a hero because according to NHP, Stacy was driving on Las Vegas Boulevard near Via Thursay night when he came across a car that was engulfed in flames. NHP said Stacy immediately pulled his fed-ex semi off to the side so tjat je could help the driver. Investigators say he began crossing the road with his fire extinguisher in hand, when he was hit by a cement truck... Read More

CCEA pushes ‘pause button’ on strike; Gov. Sisolak’s ‘really angry over the situation we’re facing’

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Another day of negotiations, and not a deal in sight. But plans to strike are on pause. Clark County School District leaders met with the teachers’ union Friday to come to some sort of contract agreement.

The meeting comes the day after a CCSD board meeting spiraled out of control when CCEA members brought their frustrations right to district leaders. CCEA members say they’re still not happy with what CCSD has to offer. During their news conference Friday, the CCEA called it a small step forward, but the two organizations are nowhere near an agreement.

The district also released its latest pay presentation with an addition of a one time payment bump for those who qualify under the column movement. CCEA says this still isn’t what was promised. Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak also weighed in on the continued tension. ... Read More