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Quagga mussels invade Lake Mead

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Officials are looking for ways to contain invasive mussels that are wreaking havoc in waterways in the area. Governor Sisolak opened an Invasive Mussels Leadership Forum Tuesday — hosted by the Western Governors’ Association addressing the issues surrounding the mussels.

The quagga mussels are freshwater mollusks that typically have a zebra-like pattern on their shells. They are not native to North America, but can spread by clinging to boats and engines. According to the National Park Service, the spread of the quagga mussels will potentially cost millions of dollars by clogging engines, covering boats and facilities, disrupting the food chain and littering beaches... Read More

It’s Back: Pumpkin Spice Latte

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The much-anticipated pumpkin spice latte is available once again at Starbucks. Never mind, it’s above 100 degrees outside.

The coffee company is also introducing a new pumpkin creation called the pumpkin cream cold brew. As the name suggests, it’s cold brew and vanilla, topped with pumpkin cream cold foam and a dusting of pumpkin spice.

This is big business for the coffee chain, Starbucks makes nearly $500 billion selling pumpkin spice lattes. The pumpkin spice has been on Starbuck’s menu since 2003... Read More

Extra hot temps aren’t budging

Sunny skies and plenty of heat rolls on right through our Tuesday. Heat Warnings will stay in place for another couple of days so keep your cool plan in place. In fact, while normal average highs keep going down, the afternoons continue to stay very hot to finish the month. Sherry’s #WeatherNOW forecast does have a glimmer of hope with a chance of rain by Labor Day... Read More

Man wounded in shooting near Las Vegas Blvd. and Bonanza

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Las Vegas police are investigating a shooting that left one man wounded Tuesday morning. It happened at the Seigel Suites near Las Vegas Boulevard and Bonanza Road.

According to Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, several witnesses called to report the sound of gunshots and screaming just after 5 a.m. When police arrived, they found a man suffering a gunshot wound. He was transported to the hospital.

Police said a possible suspect was seen leaving the area in a 4-door older model sedan... Read More

INTERVIEW: Nevada Film Office hosts toy drive

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development’s (GOED) Nevada Film Office is collecting toys to benefit the Cure 4 The Kids Foundation to help raise the spirts of Nevada children battling cancer and other catastrophic illnesses.

New, unwrapped toys can be dropped off at the Nevada Film Office located at 6655 W. Sahara Ave. Suite C106. Toys with non-porous surfaces so they can be cleaned are preferred such as Lego sets, Fisher-Price infant/toddler/pre-school play sets and figurines. Also needed are art sets, slime kits and gift cards for the older kids.

The Film Office is collecting toys until Friday, August 30.

For more information, click here... Read More

Takeover off LV Strip, Oyo Hotels buys Hooters Resort

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – A big takeover just off the Las Vegas strip as India-based “Oyo Hotels” buys Hooters Casino Hotel.

The deal is worth $135 million dollars with several changes expected on the property. The Oyo Company looks to shake- up the American hotel industry.

8 News Now Reporter
Darlene Melendez has the story. ... Read More

UNLV expectations high on the gridiron for 2019

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – The UNLV Rebels head into a new season Saturday with a ton of confidence and a bowl game berth.

With
experienced offensive and defensive lines, the rebels have depth to go along
with experience in growing the program to new heights. The ingredients are
expected to create some noise in 2019.

8 News Now Sports
Anchor Kevaney Martin has the story. ... Read More