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Local non-profit Street Dogz provides free booties for homeless dogs’ paws

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — It’s estimated there are more than 5,000 homeless living on the streets of the Las Vegas valley.  Many of them are living with pets as they try to brave the summer heat, which is especially tough on their dogs. 

The hot conditions can be
downright dangerous and that’s where the non-profit group Street Dogz steps
in. It supplies dogs with booties. Dozens of pairs of little paw
protectors are giving out every week to keep them from blistering on
concrete. 

Linda Wilson of Street Dogz
puts it this way, “when I see people with a dog with no booties on, I tell
them take your shoes off and walk on that street for like 3 minutes and tell me
how you feel.”

Street Dogz volunteers fan
out across Las Vegas delivering food and supplies to nearly a thousand homeless
families every month.  8 News NOW Anchor Denise Valdez has more... Read More

White House recognizes ‘Fisher Space Pen’ for making ink pen used in space; company commemorates moon landing

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A Boulder City business has a product that’s out of this world. Fisher Space Pen is best known for making the pens astronauts use in space. This week the White House recognized the company in its 3rd Annual Made in America Product Showcase.

At the Fisher Space Pen warehouse in Boulder City space memorabilia and art decorate the walls.

“These are authentic patches from the Apollo missions,” Matt Fisher, the VP of sales and marketing for Fisher Space Pen said.

Commemorative items surround employees who piece together a unique type of pen made specifically for astronauts.

“Cartridge and also the ink allows it to perform in the most extreme environments,” Fisher said.

Extreme environments such as space.

Fisher’s pen has been on every crewed mission since Apollo 7, which went up into space more than 50 years ago... Read More

DISCOVERY Children’s Museum, in “What’s Cool at School”

LAS VEGAS (KLAS-TV) – A makerspace is a place where children can tinker, build, and create. The first large scale, original makerspace in our community, and in the country, is at Discovery Children’s Museum.

The environment is encouraging curiosity and inspiring children to try and build something new.

Discovery Lab makerspace offers kids a tangible experience with a variety of technologies including 3D printing, laser cutting, pottery, and screen printing.

Maker Space Educator Kyra Lehtinen describes it as, “Putting the power in their hands, so they can feel capable to invent it.”

During 8 News Now visit, kids were in the 3D print workshop making keychains. Fifth grader Ryan Robinson loved the process, “I would describe it as more than play. It’s building stuff and having fun.”... Read More

County commissioners concerned schools aren’t allowing tax payers to use school facilities

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — In three weeks, Clark County students will return to school despite a budget shortfall, the threat of a strike, and the lingering issue of deans across the district.

So what is CCSD’s solution? More money!

On Thursday night, trustees and administrators met with commissioners to see if more local taxes could close an $18 million budget gap. The proposal is to increase the sales tax by a quarter-percent, and that money would go straight to education.

That increase would raise approximately $108 million per year. Commissioners did not vote on the proposed measure Thursday night, but they did agree to continue the discussion.

Another issue the two boards discussed had to do with public use of school facilities. County commissioners have expressed a lot of concern that some schools don’t hold up their end of the bargain of an agreement called “open schools, open doors.”... Read More

Woman misses flight to Hawaii, now subject of search

A 72-year-old woman who left McCarran International Airport on Friday after missing a flight home to Hawaii is now regarded as a missing endangered adult.

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department is asking for the public’s help in finding Lilia Capati, who has dementia and might not be able to identify herself if asked.

Capati was last seen in the area of Russell and Paradise roads.Anyone with information regarding Capati’s whereabouts is encouraged to contact Metro at (702) 828-3111, or the Missing Persons Detail during business hours at (702) 828-2907... Read More

Twin brothers plead guilty in Las Vegas to sexually exploiting 3 underage girls

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Identical twin brothers pleaded guilty in Las Vegas on Friday to charges of sexually exploiting three underage girls, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said in a news release.

The 34-year-old brothers also admitted conspiring to sexually exploit children, coercing and enticing minors, and several charges related to child pornography.

Justin and Joshua Fisher exploited three girls ranging from 11 to 15 years old, and now face an Oct. 16 hearing where they could be sentenced to life in prison.

While the brothers were in custody, they conspired with others in an attempt to destroy evidence, but a concerned citizen’s call the the FBI allowed authorities to recover the evidence before it was destroyed, the news release said... Read More

George Knapp maps out Area 51

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – Investigative Journalist George Knapp of 8 News Now gives viewers a look at roads and services around Area 51 in advance of the proposed “Storm Area 51” movement on Facebook. The group says it hopes to find and release any aliens that might be on the secret military base. The event is scheduled for Sept 20.

The area north of Las Vegas is vast, unforgiving and remote.
That’s why the federal government chose that location for it’s super-secret
military base.

Knapp, who has been covering Area 51 longer than anybody else, points out vital information about the various locations for public access around the base. Area 51 itself is off-limits.

Visit our Area 51 special online section... Read More