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Police looking for suspect involved in March armed robbery

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Las Vegas police are asking the public for help identifying a man involved in an armed robbery in March.

Police say around 8:22 p.m. on March 11, the suspect entered a business near the 1000 block of East Pyle Avenue, near Maryland Parkway and Silverado Ranch Boulevard in the south valley.

The suspect, according to police, pulled out a weapon and forced the employee to give him money from the cash register.

Police describe the suspect as a Black man, approximately 6 feet tall with a medium build. He is pictured on surveillance video wearing a maroon baseball cap, a white COVID mask, black jacket, black pants and black shoes... Read More

OJ Simpson still fighting against orders to pay $60M for Goldman deaths, lawyer says

LAS VEGAS (AP) – O.J. Simpson will keep fighting recent court orders in Nevada that he owes at least $60 million in judgments stemming from the 1994 killings of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend, Ron Goldman, his lawyer said Friday.

Attorney Malcolm LaVergne said he intends to ask the Nevada Supreme Court to overturn one judge’s order to pay the slain man’s father, Fred Goldman, and another judge’s order in favor of Paul Dorsey, a Connecticut man holding rights to collect the wrongful death claim of Ron Goldman’s mother, Sharon Rufo.

“I will be appealing both of those,” LaVergne said, “and there will be more motions at the trial level.”... Read More

Experts discuss monsoon season outlook in Las Vegas amid dry conditions

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — It is mid-June and that means monsoon season is upon us.

Monsoon season is typically from July to September. Many across the Las Vegas valley are hoping for substantial rainfall this summer, something we have not seen in nearly three years.

The National Weather Service in Las Vegas releases a weather balloon Friday afternoon. While the technology tracks current conditions, Senior Forecaster John Adair is also focused on the future.

"I think most people are hopeful to see at least some thunderstorms and heavy rainfall," Adair said.

Monsoon season is starting, but the past couple years have not lived up to the name with only sprinkles here and there.

"The last time we had a fairly active season, monsoon season was 2018," Adair said... Read More

Fundraising efforts for former Rebel Robert Smith

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) - Robert Smith was one of the most exciting guards in Rebel basketball history. He played on the team that went to the Final Four in 1977 and worked as a Rebel broadcaster until he suffered a stroke in 2019. His broadcasting partner, Jon Sandler has put together a GoFundMe page for Smith to help him in his recovery.

UNLV Runnin’ Rebel legend Robert Smith is in desperate need of a power wheelchair to enable his mobility and improve his quality of life. In addition, the family needs a lift to be able to transport the chair. We have secured funding for approximately half the costs but need your help! Please give what you can today. We will post a picture of the chair and lift on Twitter and Facebook as soon as we have raised the money and they have been delivered to the family.

You can click this link to donate ... Read More

Pacioretty embraces anticipated return to Montreal

LAS VEGAS (KLAS-TV) - The semifinals have shifted to Montreal with the Golden Knights and Canadiens looking for edges in the best-of-seven series.

Inside the Center Bell Arena, a limited number of fans will see their team and a familiar face. In the latest edition of ‘Striking Gold’ former Montreal captain Max Pacioretty was a fan favorite, a leader, and now the enemy dawning the colors of the Golden Knights.

8 News Now Sports Anchor Ron Futrell has the story... Read More

Locals, visitors hope Resorts World brings 'revival' to north end of the Las Vegas Strip

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — In less than a week, there will be a flurry of activity by Resorts World as it officially opens. While surrounding businesses are excited, there is hope that the “North Strip” can be revived.

Visitors and locals agree, the north strip needs some major upgrades.

With the attraction of resorts world and increased traffic, changes could be on the horizon for this portion of Las Vegas Boulevard.

“It's not that great compared to the rest of it. It needs a lot of work and I guess they are fixing it, but it's not what you expect,” said visitor, Jovenny Carambot.

“It's like the neglected area, this is an area that looks like it could really use a facelift,” added visitor, Eric Zizzi.

Unlike the central and south portions of The Strip, there is a definite gap.

“The north end of the strip has always been the stepchild,” said John Delibos, Winchester Town Advisory Board Member... Read More

Vaccine incentive program receives mixed reactions from Nevadans

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — It has been quite the discussion on social media over the past 24 hours, Nevada is now taking part in incentives to get more people to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

"Vax Nevada Days" is offering $5 million in cash and prizes for those vaccinated and who get vaccinated.

So far, there have been a lot of mixed reactions on Vax Nevada Days.

On Friday, 8 News Now was at the convention center, which had been a major vaccine hub, and there were not a lot of people.

So, a few questions arise. Do people know about this, or do they just not want to get vaccinated?

Starting Thursday, July 8, vaccinated Nevada residents can win cash, even tuition credits.

"The incentive is fantastic,” said Tony Sinkovits of Pahrump. “I mean I would love to win some money but other than that I want to remain healthy."... Read More