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Southwest Airlines flights resuming normal operation after nationwide groundstop over technical issues

DALLAS (NewsNation Now) — Southwest Airlines is beginning to resume operations after a nationwide groundstop over issues with its reservation system.

The Federal Aviation Administration issued a nationwide groundstop Tuesday for all Southwest flights at the company's request as they attempted to resolve the system problems.

Southwest issued a statement explaining they are working to get back to normal operations as soon as possible. ... Read More

2 local swimmers likely headed to Tokyo Olympics

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Erica Sullivan of the Sandpipers of Nevada Swim Team made history Wednesday night at the Olympic Team Trials in Omaha, Nebraska. Finishing second in the 1500 Meter Freestyle with a time of 15:51.18, an event that was previously not offered to women at the Olympics, Sullivan is all but guaranteed a spot on the Olympic Team.

This second place finish comes off her first National Title in the Open Water 10K race this past April at USA Swimming’s National Championships.

Sullivan, headed to the University of Texas in the fall, has deferred her college enrollment for the past two years to train with the Sandpipers in pursuit of her Olympic dream.

Initially intending to defer the 2019-20 year, COVID and a coaching change at her initial commitment, the University of Southern California, led her to stay in Las Vegas and train with the team that developed her for an additional year... Read More

Changes coming to roadwork on north end of Strip during Resorts World grand opening

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — People are excited for the grand opening of Resorts World! The road construction on the Las Vegas Strip in front of it? Not so much.

We are one week away from the long-anticipated grand opening of Resorts World. It is the first new property on the Las Vegas Strip in more than a decade. But if you have driven past it recently, it is not just the LED screens catching your eye; it is also the road construction out front.

There is a lot of work left to do, but Clark County officials say some changes are coming to accommodate next week's grand opening.

Construction crews continue work on the north end of Las Vegas Boulevard. It is hard to miss, driving down that section of the Strip.

"Cones, signs, dirt," tourist Lori Swift said.

Las Vegas local Justin Roze added, "Construction people in green. Big old trucks."... Read More

Convention comeback continues: 65K people expected at Barrett-Jackson Car Auction

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — If you have been around The Strip this week, you probably noticed more group events, and conventions just a week ago, the first convention since the start of the pandemic was held — World of Concrete.

Another popular attraction is back now, too.

The Barrett-Jackson Car Auction at the Las Vegas Convention Center is expected to bring in 65,000 people, this weekend.

People from all across the country are coming here to bid on luxurious cars. The auction is taking place at the new west hall.

After having to postpone the auction due to the pandemic, Barrett-Jackson CEO, Craig Jackson, is glad to revive this event, and visitors are happy to attend... Read More

Hockey history, legacies reign in Montreal

LAS VEGAS (KLAS-TV) - The Golden Knights are getting set for Game 3 Friday night against the Canadiens with the best-of-seven series tied 1-1.

It's time to take a road trip to Montreal and the legacy of hockey in the surrounding regions. In the latest edition of ‘Striking Gold’, the Knights have a pivotal game and the last time the team played in the rich tradition of Montreal was January 2020. The temps were 21 degrees and snowing compared to the sweltering 100 degrees in Las Vegas.

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

Nearby business owners share excitement with Resorts World opening just one week away

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — In one week, Resorts World will be ready for business. That means more people will be visiting the north part of The Strip, and that has surrounding businesses excited.

Despite the heat, workers are putting the finishes touches on this property, working around the clock and just across the street from Resorts World.

Business owners already feel like their values have increased and are excited for this business boom.

Vegas Nail Spa owner Helen Pham says they have been waiting.

“I am very excited, very,” said Pham. “Why? Because a lot of people here, busy.”

She expects a boost in business.

Resorts World is the first resort to be built on the strip in over a decade.

Rocky Patel says this could mean more people coming into their cigar store.

“If this opens, my business is going up, so I am very excited,” said Patel... Read More

TikTok influencer gains popularity through highlighting local businesses

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — TikTok is the latest app to soar in popularity. Chances are, you may have downloaded the app to try out a new recipe, learn the latest viral dance, or curious about what the hype is all about.

8 News Now spoke to a Las Vegas TikTok star who is using her platform to support small businesses.

Talia Edralin never expected that her TikTok page “tallzz_” would grow so quickly.

"It’s been absolutely a wild ride, and I don’t take it for granted for a single second," said Talia Edralin. "I had one video that took off and I realized 'oh my goodness, I think I could actually do this.'"

Nearly 200,000 followers and 4.5 million likes later, Edralin is now a go-to restaurant influencer for Las Vegas locals... Read More