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LIVE: Pedestrian injured after being struck by vehicle

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Metro police investigating a crash involving a pedestrian who was hit along Warm Springs and Eastern on Friday night.

The incident happened at approximately 5:19 p.m. after police say preliminary reports indicate the person may have been jaywalking.

Police tell 8 News Now the pedestrian is in critical condition.

Streets are closed off on Warm Springs between Spencer and Eastern due to the investigation.

Drivers and all foot traffic are advised to avoid the area. ... Read More

I-Team: Evicted senior struggles to find housing

LAS VEGAS (KLAS)-- As home rental prices continue to soar in Las Vegas, tenants are feeling the struggle.

On Wednesday, Teresa Jameson, 69, was evicted in Las Vegas Justice Court. Her landlord, Brad Bailey said he was facing foreclosure and selling the property.  Jameson said there are issues with the landlord and asked for more time.

"You've had a lot of time and I understand completely it's hard to find a place and maybe next to impossible," Hearing Master David Brown said.  He referenced action initiated by Bailey four months ago.  He ordered Jameson and two others living in the property to leave by October 19th.

"I just don't think it's fair," Jameson said.

The I-Team visited Jameson at the mobile home in the Sunrise Manor neighborhood the day after she was evicted. ... Read More

Hard seltzer festival comes to the valley

LAS VEGAS (KLAS)--A new spirit festival dedicated to hard seltzer is headed to Las Vegas next weekend

New York City-based Cannonball Productions will bring Seltzerland, its traveling hard seltzer festival, to the valley on Saturday, Oct. 23 at Angel Park Golf Course located at 100 S. Rampart Blvd. 

Attendees are invited to leisurely walk the course while sampling from over 100 flavors of hard seltzer.

Brands large and small are expected to participate in this fun day on the green including White Claw, Mike's Hard Lemonade Seltzer, Vizzy, and Playamar (Jose Cuervo Seltzer).

Guests are able to get quality time with each seltzer brand as they travel in small groups along each course’s fairways while experiencing a one-of-a-kind, immersive experience... Read More

Venetian Resort goes pink in honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month

LAS VEGAS (KLAS)-- The Venetian resort tower signs go pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and National Mammography Day.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month is an annual campaign that aims to bring attention to the disease and raise funds for research. One of the campaign’s main goals is to promote mammography, an effective weapon in early detection.

National Mammography Day was first observed in 1993 and is on the third Friday of October. On this day, women are encouraged to make a mammography appointment... Read More

COVID-19 vaccination policy for employees at MGM, Westgate begins

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A major deadline on Friday for thousands of local casino employees.

Both MGM and Westgate implemented their own COVID-19 vaccine mandate, requiring workers to show proof of vaccination.

Both companies have their own mandate. MGM's mandate applies to all area properties for salaried as well as new employees hired after Aug. 30.

Mandatory testing is still in effect for pre-existing hourly employees who don't want to get vaccinated.

They plan to release vaccine numbers next week.

On Friday, 8 News Now spoke to Sherry Manning, who attended MGM's most recent job fair at the Boulevard Mall.

Manning says she doesn't mind the new mandate.

"I told them I was vaccinated and they asked if I had a health card it is the only requirement," she said. "I think it is a safer way to go, I think it is okay."... Read More

Caesars Entertainment hiring for ambassador positions

LAS VEGAS (KLAS)-- Caesars Entertainment Las Vegas seeking attractions ambassador positions.

The company will be holding a job fair Tuesday from Oct. 19 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The LINQ Promenade which is located at 3545 Las Vegas Blvd S.

Applicants should first complete an application online, and qualified new hires will receive an invitation with further instructions to attend an interview.

Applications are currently open, and details about open positions can be found here:... Read More

Pair arrested after pipe bomb explodes in residential complex dumpster

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Metro police arrested two Oregon men in connection with a pipe bomb explosion in a dumpster at a central Las Vegas apartment complex early Wednesday. The explosion woke up several residents and even knocked a picture off one woman's wall.

Robert Stice, 48, and Shane Perry, 34, were arrested and taken to the Clark County Detention Center on several felony counts including felony possession and use of an explosive device to damage property.

Police responded to an apartment complex after a large explosion was reported inside a dumpster located at 4600 block of Koval Lane just before 3 a.m., according to a Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department arrest report.

The site is near the MGM Grand Conference Center and Top Golf, just east of the Las Vegas Strip... Read More