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Former President Bill Clinton hospitalized

LAS VEGAS (KLAS)-- Former U.S. President Bill Clinton was admitted to a hospital in California.

According to a statement from Clinton spokesman Angel Urena, it was for a non-Covid-related infection. He is "on the mend" and "in good spirits."

Statement, from me, on President Clinton pic.twitter.com/Jbfl4evpcF

— Angel Ureña (@angelurena) October 15, 2021

He is currently undergoing treatment at the University of California Irvine Medical Center in Southern California.

The 42nd president’s spokesman added the following joint statement from the medical center. ... Read More

Hospitality, service workers honored at upcoming Las Vegas Lights games

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A special salute to hospitality, service workers, and their families will take place at the next few Las Vegas Lights games.

De Castroverde Law Group is partnering with Las Vegas Lights FC to give free tickets to the Oct. 16 and 30th final home games at Cashman Field.

The Las Vegas Lights conclude their home schedule with two games at Cashman Field in downtown Las Vegas:

  • Saturday, Oct. 16, kick-off is at 2 p.m.
  • Saturday, Oct 30, kick-off is at 2 p.m.

To secure free tickets, click HERE and submit a ticket request for a free ticket to any home match in October.

All immediate family members of hospitality and service workers are also eligible to participate. ... Read More

Marriott scraps plans for former Fontainebleau on Las Vegas Strip, original operator returns

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The Fontainebleau, which has sat empty on the Las Vegas Strip for more than a decade, will no longer become a Marriott-operated property and will operate as a Fontainebleau as originally planned years ago, 8 News Now has learned.

In July, Marriott announced plans to finally open the towering blue building in 2023 as a JW Marriott. A website dedicated to the future hotel has since disappeared. Marriott had said it would operate the 3,700-room property as “the first JW Marriott on the Las Vegas Strip.”

“Marriott recently reached an amicable settlement with the hotel’s owner that has resulted in Marriott exiting the project,” a company spokesperson said in a statement to 8 News Now... Read More

Downtown festival celebrates black-owned small businesses

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The fourth annual Black Las Vegas Food Festival and Block Party kicking off in the valley on Friday, Oct. 15.

The celebration of black culture will include food, retail, and information vendors along with a chance to break the Guinness World record for the Cha-Cha slide.

The festival will take place in the Arts District in downtown Las Vegas at Casino Center and Colorado Avenue.

Last year, the festival had over 80 vendors at the event with 90% of those coming from small black-owned businesses.

More events will continue at the Artisan Hotel through Sunday, Oct. 17.

WHAT: Black Las Vegtas Food Festival

WHEN: Oct. 15-17 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

WHERE: 203 East Colorado Avenue, Las Vegas... Read More

'Vegas Unstripped' foodie fest to showcase award-winning chefs this Saturday in Downtown Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Some of the best and brightest chefs Off-The-Strip are hosting their own foodie fest this weekend.

It's become so popular that Main Street in the Downtown Arts District will close to host the "Vegas Unstripped" event.

Nearly two dozen of the city’s most acclaimed chefs, like James Beard nominees and Chopped show winners.

It's a not-for-profit event benefiting three local charities.

Check it out this Saturday at 8 p.m.

You can get tickets at the door... Read More

Heating bills expected to rise as colder temperatures arrive

LAS VEGAS (KLAS)-- Get ready to pay sharply higher bills for heating this winter, along with seemingly everything else.

With prices surging worldwide for heating oil, natural gas, and other fuels, the U.S. government announced on Wednesday that it expects households to see their heating bills jump as much as 54% compared to last winter.

Southwest Gas sharing some energy tips to help. ... Read More

'It's time for us to move on,' Governor Sisolak addresses Gruden departure

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- As the Las Vegas Raiders prepare for their next game against the Denver Broncos, the team continues to handle the fallout of former coach Jon Gruden's resignation.

On Thursday Governor Sisolak was asked to weigh in on the situation during a news conference regarding seasonal flu shots.

One area of concern is why Gruden coached the Oct 10 game against the Chicago Bears, and if team owner Mark Davis knew about the emails on Friday.

Since then, there has been a sharp outcry about the emails from local organizations and community leaders.

When asked if the Raiders have done enough to feel good about the tremendous investment made for them in the community, the governor was quick to respond saying the investment was made on the stadium only, and not the team. ... Read More