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Sen. Cortez Masto announces she is running for second term in 2022

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Democratic U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto announced on social media Wednesday morning that she will officially run for a second term.

She was the first Latina to serve in the U.S. Senate when she won her race in 2016.

I’ve worked tirelessly in the Senate to protect the interests of working families and make sure Nevadans have an advocate in Washington - and I’m not done delivering for our state.

So today, I’m launching my re-election campaign! #NVSen pic.twitter.com/w7S4n6ZWSu... Read More

Woman arrested for allegedly stabbing boyfriend multiple times

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Metro Police arrested a woman late Tuesday night for allegedly stabbing her boyfriend multiple times with a pocket knife.

The incident was reported around 11:21 p.m. in the 6300 block of W. Tropicana Avenue, near Torrey Pines Drive.

According to police, the couple got into an argument which turned physical and the woman slashed and stabbed the man in the chest and back and then called 9-1-1.

The victim was transported to the hospital and is expected to recover.

The woman, whose identity was not released, was taken into custody... Read More

Doctor gives advice for children heading back to in-person learning

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The first day of in-person learning for younger Clark County students begins on Monday when children in kindergarten through third grade begin hybrid learning.

For the youngest students, it will be their first time ever in an elementary school classroom.

It's recommended that your child might want to have hand sanitizer, or wipes and a mask with with a chain so they don't lose it.

There is growing evidence that shows COVID-19 affects children differently. They do experience lower infection rates and make up less than 10% of the cases in the United States. Children, who do become infected, also tend to have milder symptoms.

Since school will look much different than it did before the pandemic, doctors suggest preparing your child for the changes... Read More

I-Team: What's next for Tony Hsieh's fortune? Longtime friend files lawsuits

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Former Zappos CEO and Las Vegas entrepreneur Tony Hsieh was worth an estimated $840 million, documents filed in court as part of two lawsuits against his estate said.

Hsieh died in a house fire in November in Connecticut. He was 46.

In December, a judge named his father and brother as special administrators to his estate, since the entrepreneur did not have a will.

Two lawsuits filed in Clark County District Court claim Hsieh’s longtime assistant and friend, Mimi Pham, is entitled to some of his wealth and that Hsieh’s estate and companies he owned owe her money... Read More

Coalition aims to bridge Black homeownership gap, hosting webinar

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — There’s a long history behind the Black homeownership gap, and unfortunately in 2021, the Black community is still feeling the effects. 

“Blacks, we're at about 35% that own a home, whereas for whites, it's 62%, so there's the gap," said Kenadie Cobbin-Richardson of Nevada Partners.

On Feb. 27, the Coalition to Make Homes Possible is hosting a live online webinar speaking on this exact topic. It's called “Master Class on Building Black Wealth with Homeownership,” sponsored by Homie, a tech-based real estate company in the Las Vegas valley. 

Topics discussed will cover the basics of what you need to know if you want to buy a home. 

"This masterclass that we are hosting on Saturday, we are going to teach the process of homeownership. We are also going to teach how to get access to up to $25,000 in down payment assistance," said Elias Benjelloun of Homie Helps. ... Read More

Pandemic conditions allow southeast Las Vegas valley family to check off bucket list while traveling in RV on the open road

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- RVs have grown in popularity, as families are hitting the road more during the coronavirus pandemic. It allows them the freedom to experience something different.

One southeast valley family seized the opportunity to go "off-season" when it was not as busy and make the best use of their time.

"We've always talked about going out and seeing the country," said Bill Reynolds.

Discovering national monuments with their three daughters was initially just a bucket list item for Bill and Kristen Reynolds, but their chance to check it off came a few months into the pandemic.

"We had planned a vacation to Disneyland, which obviously wasn't going to happen; this was kind of a spur of the moment kind of a thing," Kristin Reynolds said.

They traveled in the Flying Cloud 27-foot-long Airstream. It made their cross-country road trip a reality, but it also made it a bit intimidating at the same time... Read More

Tenants of Downtown Las Vegas apartment building wait for stairs

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- An apartment building in Downtown Las Vegas that was missing stairs is now blocked off. It is located on Washington near Bruce, close to Cashman Center.

Tenants reached out to 8 News Now last week, telling us they were using a ladder and chain to get upstairs. They did this for more than a week.

As of Monday, the last upstairs tenant moved out. On Tuesday, a note from the city went up, and the upstairs was blocked off.

"The city came; they put an orange sign," said tenant Gonzalo de la Cruz.

The note says the building is substandard.

"They came, they boarded it up and said nobody could go in there no more," shared de la Cruz.

He lives downstairs and is waiting for the building to be looked at once again.

"The city said that a city inspector has to come and see if we are going to have to go." ... Read More