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NFL Draft, Las Vegas preps taking shape with high expectations

LAS VEGAS (KLAS-TV) – Las Vegas knows how to host big events and now the city gets to host the National Football League’s second biggest party next to the super bowl.

The 2020 NFL Draft is coming in April with plenty of football fans embarking on the big party. If Nashville was the blueprint this year, then Las Vegas has big shoes to fill when it comes to hype and expectations.

8 News Now Sports Director Chris Maathuis has the story... Read More

Report: Avery Ford was highly intoxicated, tussled with security before domestic battery arrest

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A security guard at the Light night club told police he saw Avery Ford allegedly slapping a woman across the face, according to an arrest report released Tuesday.

The report said the security guard confronted Ford about the incident, and that’s when Ford became angry with him and pushed him to the ground, the report said. When the guard tried to take Ford into custody, Ford resisted, and the two men ended up tussling with each other. Hotel security intervened and took Ford into custody.

The report said Ford was highly intoxicated and threw up multiple times. He also could not remember what had happened... Read More

Judge’s order protects CCSD dean positions until Aug. 14 hearing

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A temporary restraining order is still in place blocking the elimination of 170 dean positions at Clark County schools, and it will remain in effect until an Aug. 14 hearing.

In a conference call Tuesday, Judge Nancy Allf set the date of the hearing, which will examine whether CCSD Superintendent Jesus Jara had the authority to eliminate the positions, and look at what occurred at a June 5 meeting of CCSD trustees.

Judge Allf told the court last week she believed the decision to eliminate the jobs was made in a closed meeting without any public notice, which would violate the open meeting law. ... Read More

Man shot to death Monday night identified

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A man who was shot to death Monday night after an argument at a Las Vegas apartment complex was identified as Rayvon Garon Williams.

The Clark County Coroner’s Office said Williams, 28, died of a gunshot wound to the chest.

Police patrolling in the 3600 block of Paradise Road heard gunfire and responded to the Emerald Suites, near Paradise Road and East Twain Avenue. The officers found Williams, and he was taken to Sunrise Hospital, where he died.

No arrests have been made in the shooting... Read More

I-Team: Nevada’s ancient rock art reveals mysterious figures

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Some of the world’s most important and spectacular rock art is hidden in the rocks and valleys of Southern Nevada. Ancient petroglyphs, carved by the original Nevadans as many as 500 years ago,  depict otherworldly images of animals and creatures, including a mysterious figure found nowhere else on Earth. 

The I-Team took a jaunt into the desert to find “‘Pahranagat Man.” It is probably just a coincidence that  the alien-like figure of Pahranagat Man is found in Lincoln County and nowhere else. That same area of Nevada is central to our modern lore about alien beings, creatures from other worlds.

Report George Knapp and journalist Ken Layne look at petroglyphs in the Mount Irish area. (KLAS-TV)

But it is tricky to assign meaning to petroglyphs or to guess what the original artist was trying to convey... Read More

WEB EXTRA: Sen. Cory Booker, 7/6/2019

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Politics Now co-host Patrick Walker sits down with democratic presidential candidate Sen. Cory Booker.

The topics include immigration reform and the situation at the border, using executive orders on DACA, criminal justice reform and Nevada’s efforts at it, healthcare and how medicare-for-all mixes with the private insurance plans.

Booker also lays out why he thinks he can win the Nevada caucus with a good ground game and the help of some family that live in Las Vegas, including his mother. ... Read More

Henderson cost of living higher than Las Vegas, survey says

For an extra $142 a month, Las Vegans could find all the comforts of home up the road in Henderson.

A survey ranking the nation’s top cities puts the cost of living in Henderson at $1,780.84, slightly above the $1,638.55 you’ll spend for the same thing in Las Vegas. The main difference? Henderson rent is higher.

The move.org survey sets the cost of living based on rent, utilities, internet service, gas and groceries.

Most expensive place to live? San Francisco, with New York close behind. San Jose, Oakland and Boston round out the top five... Read More