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CarMax hiring in Las Vegas, used car retailer hopes to fill over 100 jobs

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The nation’s largest retailer of used cars. CarMax has today announced plans to fill over 100 jobs in Las Vegas by the end of the year.

CarMax is looking to fill existing positions and expand its workforce to support company growth and enhance its industry-leading customer experience and e-commerce capabilities.

Positions include:

  • Auto Technicians, Detailers, Painters and Inventory Associates
  • Customer Service Consultants, Assistants and Managers
  • Store Sales and Business Office Associates
  • Digital Technology, Product and Data Science

Candidates can apply now at the CarMax careers website.

CarMax offers competitive pay and generous benefits that include:... Read More

Man critically injured in shooting west of Las Vegas Strip

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Las Vegas police are investigating a shooting that sent one man to the hospital with critical injuries.

According to Metro Police, the shooting was reported around 4:45 a.m. near Pioneer Avenue and Wynn Road, just west of Las Vegas Boulevard.

The shooting victim is a 37-year-old man who was transported to University Medical Center and is undergoing surgery, police said.

Wynn Road is closed from Spring Mountain to Pioneer Avenue.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates... Read More

Wayne Newton postpones return to Las Vegas stage due to injury

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Singer Wayne Newton who was preparing to launch his new show next week at the Flamingo Las Vegas will have to postpone the opening due to a back injury.

He posted the information on his Twitter account saying he was "disappointed."

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— Wayne Newton (@WayneNewtonMrLV) October 14, 2021

Newton, who is also known as "Mr. Las Vegas" was set to perform his "Wayne: Up Close and Personal" starting on Oct. 23.

Newton did not say how he injured his back. He said he would return once he was fully recovered... Read More

46 dead in raging overnight building fire in Taiwan

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A building fire that raged out of control for hours overnight in a major city in southern Taiwan left 46 people dead and at least 41 others injured, authorities said Thursday.

Flames and smoke billowed from the lower floors of the 13-story building as firefighters tried to douse the blaze from the street and aerial platforms in the city of Kaohsiung. A fire department statement described the fire, which started about 3 a.m., as “extremely fierce” and said several floors had been destroyed.

The death toll rose steadily during the day as rescue workers searched the combined commercial and residential building. By late afternoon, authorities said 32 bodies had been sent to the morgue, while a further 14 people who showed no signs of life were among 55 taken to the hospital. In Taiwan, official confirmation of a death is made at the hospital... Read More

ONLY ON 8: Man injured in hit-and-run crash, search for driver continues

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) - The search is on for a hit-and-run driver who knocked a Las Vegas man off his motorcycle, breaking his collar bone.

This happened early Saturday morning on Oct. 9, on the far east side of the valley, on Desert Inn Rd. just east of Nellis Blvd.

Jermaine Tate tells 8 News Now that he was on his motorcycle going south on Cabana Dr., when a driver heading west on Desert Inn Rd. ran through a light at the intersection, hit Tate, and then drove off.

Tate considers himself lucky to be alive.
"I just braced for impact and I caught the back end of [their] car," he said.

That was the last thing Tate remembers before he says he was knocked off his motorcycle Saturday morning, on his way back home from a local Walgreens.

"I just woke up, just this whole side bruised, broken collar bone," Tate said, pointing out his injuries.
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Let's start the day with some sweets on National Dessert Day

LAS VEGAS (KLAS)-- Thursday marks National Dessert Day and it sounds like a day when we should all start with dessert first.

One restaurant chain is offering a discount to help make the day a bit sweeter. Friendly's is offering 50% off one ice cream, beverage or dessert purchased on Thursday.

To get the offer, the restaurant says you should download the free Friendly's app and register for their Sweet Rewards Club... Read More

Teen gets wish of a lifetime atop The Strat

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A 15-year-old girl gets an unforgettable night thanks to Make-A-Wish of Southern Nevada.

Ashley M. has been battling cystic fibrosis since she was just one month old.

This past year, Ashley was unable to celebrate her quinceanera due to COVID-19.

Instead, the teen had one wish to honor her special day: a shopping trip and a special evening for her and her family.

Make-A-Wish Southern Nevada reached out to friends at The STRAT Hotel, Casino & SkyPod who presented Ashley with an unforgettable dinner for her family of six at the Top of the World restaurant.

During the special evening, Ashley and her family enjoyed stunning, rotating views of the Las Vegas Strip from nearly 1,000 feet high.

Following the dinner, Ashley and her family were treated to ice cream and gift bags filled with goodies from the resort. ... Read More