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Golden Knights’ Nick Holden signs extension, team acquires Canadiens’ forward Nick Cousins

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Monday is the NHL trade deadline, which means a big day for the Golden Knights as they made some trade and transaction announcements. Among those include a 2-year extension for defenseman Nick Holden, as well as a trade acquiring Nick Cousins from the Montreal Canadiens.

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Nick Holden has signed a two-year extension with the team

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Nick Holden signed a 2-year extension with the team for an average annual $1.7 million. ... Read More

Airline, cruise stocks pummeled on fear of spreading virus

Investors are fleeing from airline and cruise-line stocks as fear grows that the new virus could spread dramatically beyond China. American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and several cruise companies were among the worst performers in the Standard & Poor’s 500 index on Monday.

In China, where the virus started, airlines are finally scheduling more seats. That’s a hopeful sign that the virus might be hitting a plateau there. However, an aviation-data firm is warning that Chinese airlines could wind up canceling many of those rescheduled flights.

The stocks of American Airlines and several cruise lines were among the worst performers in the Standard & Poor’s 500 index Monday, as investors fret that the new coronavirus could take hold outside China and further disrupt international travel... Read More

CSN, Nevada State College offer shuttle service to help students attend college

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A new shuttle service designed to help make transportation easier for college students was launched Monday.

A 2019 survey, by the Nevada System of Higher Education, showed 87% of prospective students and 76% of current students believed transportation was a barrier to either starting college or continuing it.

The Campus Commuter which is in it’s pilot phase has fixed routes connecting each of the four college campuses with pick up and drop off locations. Students can download an app to reserve a seat and track the shuttle’s location.

More information on the shuttle can be found here... Read More

Las Vegas school principal warns about man wanting hugs from students

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The principal of Wright Elementary School in southwest Las Vegas sent a message to parents to warn them of a man who had approached some students “asking them for hugs” last week.

According to the message, the incident occurred on Friday, Feb. 21 and involved students walking home from a bus stop near Durango and Early Horizon drives, near Mountains Edge Parkway.

The students ran away and reported the incident to their parent. Metro police were contacted and are investigating.

Principal Maribel McAdory it is important to remind students to do the following:... Read More

TSN: Golden Knights acquire Chicago goaltender Robin Lehner in NHL trade

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The Vegas Golden Knights have acquired goaltender Robin Lehner from the Chicago Blackhawks, TSN announced Monday.

TSN says the deal will include a 2nd round draft pick and backup goalkeeper Malcolm Subban. Other details have not been made available at this time.

Monday is the NHL trade deadline.

The Golden Knights have traded for goaltender Robin Lehner, and Malcolm Subban is indeed going back to Chicago in the trade.

Vegas just created the best goalie tandem in the NHL. Will be fascinating to see how they utilize Fleury and Lehner. #VegasBorn... Read More

UPDATE: Los Angeles honors Kobe, Gianna Bryant with public memorial

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kobe Bryant’s wife offered a poignant portrait of her NBA superstar husband and their daughter Monday at a sold-out memorial service for the two, who were among nine people killed last month in a helicopter crash in Los Angeles.

Speaking at times through tears, Vanessa Bryant praised her husband’s devotion as she addressed thousands of fans gathered at Staples Center to remember Bryant and 13-year-old Gianna.

Vanessa Bryant speaks during a celebration of life for her husband Kobe Bryant and daughter Gianna Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

“God knew they couldn’t be on this Earth without each other,” Vanessa Bryant said. “He had to bring them home to have them together. Babe, you take care of our Gigi.”

Vanessa Bryant

The service took place at the downtown arena where Bryant played for the Los Angeles Lakers for 17 seasons of his two-decade NBA career... Read More

Wolfgang Puck Players Locker celebrates grand opening with red carpet event

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Downtown Summerlin is home to a new sports restaurant! Wolfgang Puck Players Locker will celebrate their grand opening on Monday night with a red carpet event.

Attendees will be able to catch the five Vegas Golden Knights players involved in the restaurant partnership; including Alex Tuch, William Karlsson, Deryk Engelland, Shea Theodore and Reilly Smith.

Other celebrities expected to walk the red carpet include Vegas entertainer Criss Angel, VGK owner Bill Foley and the rest of the Golden Knights team.

The ribbon cutting will be at 5:15 p.m. and the red carpet starts at 5:30 p.m.

The restaurant is located in Downtown Summerlin at 10955 Oval Park Drive.

8 News Now attended the soft opening of the restaurant back in January. ... Read More