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INTERVIEW: UNLV Football Foundation looking to gain support from the sidelines

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — UNLV football kicks off it’s season Saturday, August 31. It’s also the last time the team will play at Sam Boyd Stadium before they make their move to Allegiant Stadium, the future home of the Raiders.

Casey Flair, UNLV Football Foundation Board Members and former UNLV football player, joined Good Day Las Vegas to discuss what goes into supporting the program.

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Off-duty officer arrested in suspected DUI crash

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – An off-duty Clark County School District Police officer was arrested following a single-vehicle rollover crash in the Silverado Ranch area Wednesday night. The officer was suspected of driving drunk, according to Metro Police Lt. Greg Phenis.

Investigators say the CCSDPD officer crashed at the intersection of Pollock and Pyle, just before 9 p.m. The officer was not badly hurt, but was arrested.

Metro Police did not release the name of the off-duty officer involved... Read More

Police: Woman killed in random sledgehammer attack

LAS VEGAS (KLAS-TV) – A woman was killed Thursday morning with a sledgehammer in what police are calling a random attack. Police did arrest a suspect.

Metro Police were called to the 1000 block of N. Rancho, near Washington Ave, just after 5 a.m. According to Lt. Rey Spencer, a woman who was alone in a laundromat called 911 to say there was a man outside with a sledgehammer.

“She is then heard screaming on the phone and the line disconnects. We were unable to get an address but we were able to track the phone via 911 and dispatch officers immediately. Those officers who arrived on scene found the female laying in front of the business deceased.”

Officers canvassed the area and found a man about a quarter-mile away with a sledgehammer and blood on him. The man was taken into custody.

Police say the woman was the only person in the laundromat. There were no employees inside the business... Read More

Parents outraged over teacher’s bathroom break rule for first-graders

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — East valley parents told 8 News Now they’re outraged after a group of first-grade teachers at C.C. Ronnow Elementary School sent home a note encouraging their children to avoid the restroom.

Denise Holland expressed her frustration after her stepson brought home the letter, which asked students to practice “increasing bladder endurance,” so they can eventually hold their urine for hours at a time.

“I was shocked,” Holland said. “‘I thought is this for real?’ If they have to go to the bathroom, let them go to the bathroom.”

Pediatric Urologist Dr. Jessica T. Casey, MD told 8 News Now waiting too long to use the toilet can lead to bladder or urinary tract infections, bed wetting, and even long-term kidney damage.

“For children, it’s normal for them to go up to 10 to 12 times a day,” Dr. Casey stated. ... Read More

Student arrested for having rifle, 2,000 rounds of ammunition on CSN’s campus

HENDERSON, Nev. (KLAS) — A CSN student was arrested Wednesday evening for allegedly having a rifle and approximately 2,000 rounds of ammunition inside his vehicle on campus. The student was arrested and booked into the Clark County Detention Center.

The school sent the following statement:

Dear CSN Family,

At approximately 6 p.m. this evening, Wednesday, August 28, University Police Services Southern Command received a report that there appeared to be firearm magazines inside a parked vehicle on the College of Southern Nevada’s Henderson Campus. Officers arrived and tracked down the student who had driven the car to campus. It was then determined that the student had a rifle and approximately 2,000 rounds of ammunition inside the vehicle. Firearms are prohibited on Nevada System of Higher Education campuses, including those kept in parked vehicles. ... Read More

2020 Democratic presidential candidates visit Las Vegas, discuss biggest issues facing Nevadans

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The race is on as more Democratic candidates are vying for Nevadans to vote them into the oval office. The country is just over one year away from the 2020 presidential election, and a handful of presidential hopefuls came through the Las Vegas valley on Wednesday.

During their visit to Las Vegas, they discussed everything from gun control to economic policy. Starting off on a lighter note, Sen. Cory Booker, D-NJ, spent Wednesday morning at the Hispanics in Politics luncheon before heading to the AFL-CIO convention.

In a one-on-one interview with Cory Booker, the New Jersey senator said he understands the economy is a big concern for many in Nevada, a state hit hard by the great recession, so he has a plan to provide pathways to prosperity... Read More

WEB EXTRA: One-on-one with Democratic presidential hopeful Cory Booker about economy and gun violence

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — 8 News NOW reporter Orko Manna interviewed Democratic presidential candidate Senator Cory Booker, who represents New Jersey, on Wednesday.

The exclusive one-on-one comes following Booker’s remarks at the Nevada State AFL-CIO Convention in Las Vegas on August 28, 2019.

Manna asks Booker about his ties to the Las Vegas community. He asked how his gun control policies will help reduce gun violence across the country, and what his plan is to boost the economy, especially, since the valley was one of the hardest-hit communities following the Great Recession... Read More