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Brave a shave at McMullan's this weekend

The many head-shaving events around Las Vegas which raise millions of dollars for childhood cancer research were canceled this year due to COVID. McMullan's Irish Pub traditionally puts on one of the biggest and most popular events supporting the St. Baldrick's Foundation, and owners Lynn and Brian McMullan say their commitment to this cause in the memory of their young daughter keeps them going. Sherry Swensk spoke with them about how it will look different this year... Read More

DNA leads to Las Vegas man's arrest in 1974 murder of 22-year-old

NATIONAL CITY, Calif. (KSWB) -- A man has been arrested in Las Vegas in connection with the 1974 killing of a 7-Eleven clerk in National City, California, police said Thursday.

Carlin Edward Cornett, 68, was arrested at his Las Vegas home 47 years after 22-year-old Christy Ellen Bryant was killed, the National City, California, Police Department said.

Bryant was working a solo shift in the early morning hours of July 31 at the now-shuttered 7-Eleven when she was brutally stabbed to death, police said in a news release... Read More

Mt. Charleston Lodge fire: 'Heartbreaking' loss for all of Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Cindi Reed was on Mount Charleston Friday morning as firefighters battled the blaze at the Mt. Charleston Lodge.

When she heard the news that the lodge was destroyed, she summed up what many Las Vegans will have to come to terms with today.

"Everybody loves the lodge. It's such a Vegas tradition. I mean, it's really heartbreaking," Reed said.

The lodge is a tradition for many. A place to go and see the snow -- and a mug of hot chocolate from the lodge.

It's the center of activity in Kyle Canyon when it's time for a hike, or a special lunch in the mountain air.

Now Las Vegans are mourning the loss of one of their favorite places.

Leonie Mowat, director of operations and communications for the Southern Nevada Conservancy said she was fighting back tears as she drove up the mountain this morning... Read More

Monsoon thunderstorms fire off the weekend

A mix of clouds and sunshine this last Friday of summer leading to a chance of isolated afternoon thunderstorms for all of southern Nevada. If you have outdoor plans, you must keep your eyes on the sky for lightning and stay alert for gusty winds which can blow up from storms even miles away. The chance for scattered showers and thunderstorms increases tonight and could last into the start of your weekend. Sherry's most accurate #WeatherNOW forecast has a look at a cooler finish to summer before fall heats us up again next week!... Read More

Mt. Charleston Lodge 'pretty much gone' after early morning fire

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The Mt. Charleston Lodge is "pretty much gone," according to Metro police at the scene of a fire this morning in Kyle Canyon.

Firefighters report that the lodge was "fully involved" when they arrived at the scene before sunrise on Friday, according to information from Larry Haydu, assistant chief of the Clark County Fire Department.

The Mt. Charleston Fire Department battled the blaze with help from the Clark County Fire Department.

Volunteer firefighters were the first on the scene.

"Everybody loves the lodge. It's such a Vegas tradition. I mean, it's really heartbreaking," said Cindi Reed, who was on the mountain Friday morning... Read More

Police investigate deadly crash on Spring Mountain, Decatur

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) - Metro police are investigating a fatal accident that occurred early Friday morning on the intersection of Spring Mountain and Decatur Blvd.

According to Lt. Jesse Roybal with Metro, at least one person was transported to the hospital where he later died.

Update: one person confirmed dead. The investigation is focused around this white car & the mustang with blinking emergency lights. @8NewsNow @ntannenbaum pic.twitter.com/qTVLHl43zN

— Hector Mejia (@hectormejianews) September 17, 2021

Police have closed roads in the area, and drivers should find other routes this morning... Read More

'My prayers were answered': Family of 2018 hit and run victim reacts to arrest in case

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A Las Vegas family shared their relief with 8 News Now Thursday, after an arrest was made in a 2018 hit and run case involving their loved one. 

"He was just a fun-loving person," Yolanda Ellison recalled of her brother, Billy Burts.

Nearly three years ago, Billy's life was suddenly stolen, and every single day since, his family has searched for answers. 

"He would just talk to you," Billy's stepfather Charles Price told 8 News Now. "And you just fell in love with him."

The 52-year-old was hit and killed by a car while riding his motorcycle near Craig Road and Lamb Boulevard in December 2018. 

"It's hard," especially when people can just walk away from something like that.

The other driver left the scene, but just last month a long-awaited update came, as police took Julia Solis Calderon into custody, in connection with the case. ... Read More