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Ceremony honors those killed in 1941 Pearl Harbor attack

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — More than 2,000 people attended a ceremony Saturday to remember those killed when Japanese planes bombed Pearl Harbor 78 years ago and launched the U.S. into World War II.

Organizers of the public event at the Hawaii naval base say attendees included about a dozen survivors of the Dec. 7, 1941, attack, the youngest of whom are now in their late 90s.

LIVE: Moment of silence, ceremony held in remembrance of Pearl Harbor #8NN

Posted by 8 News Now on Saturday, December 7, 2019

Herb Elfring, 97, of Jackson, Michigan, said being back at Pearl Harbor reminds him of all those who have lost their lives... Read More

Metro searches for commercial robbery suspects

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Metro is asking for the public’s help in searching for two suspects that robbed a retail store near Rancho and Bonanza in November.

Metro says a black male adult and black female adult stole several items of merchandise from the store around 4:45 p.m. on Nov. 8. They reportedly used an aerosol can as a flame thrower. They then left the store... Read More

NYPD officer finds razor blade in his sandwich

NEW YORK, N.Y. (CNN) — New York Police are investigating after one of their officers bit into a sandwich and found a razor blade.

According to NYPD, the critical response command officer was eating out on Thursday at Bon Appetit Special Food store in Bel Harbor when he bit into a sandwich and felt a sharp pain in his mouth. He felt a hard metal object and realized it was a razor blade. The office was treated at the hospital.

Police Commissioner Dermot Shea revealed the incident on Twitter, showing the razor blade and saying “Zero tolerance for acts of violence against our police officers.”

The store released a written statement, apologizing to the officer and the NYPD. They went on to say, “we are deeply concerned and disturbed by the incident that took place on Dec. 5. We use a variety of tools to prepare our food, but non should ever be found in any food item meant for customer consumption.” ... Read More

PG&E says it has reached $13.5 billion wildfire settlement

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Pacific Gas and Electric announced Friday it has reached a tentative $13.5 billion settlement resolving all major claims related to the deadly, devastating Northern California wildfires of 2017-2018 that were blamed on its outdated equipment and negligence.

The utility says the deal, which still requires court approval, represents a key step in leading it out of Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

The deal is expected to resolve all claims arising from a series of deadly 2017 Northern California wildfires and the 2018 Camp Fire, which killed 85 people and all but incinerated the town of Paradise. It also resolves claims from the 2015 Butte Fire and Oakland’s 2016 Ghost Ship Fire... Read More

Metro, CCSD officers host ‘Fill the Bus’ toy drive

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — On Saturday, Dec. 7, representatives from Metro, Clark County School District (CCSD) officers and some special helpers will hold the 6th annual “Fill the Bus” Toy Drive to collect toys for children in the valley.

You can drop off toys from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Target on Sky Point Drive in northwest Las Vegas.

Employees from Target, the United Way of Southern Nevada and 104.3 NOW FM will be there to help officers collect toys from the public. The toys that are collected will be distributed through area schools to households facing adversity... Read More

Florida mom, dad, 17-year-old son all battling cancer ask for prayers, Christmas miracle

JACKSONVILLE, Florida (CNN/WCMH) — A Florida family is looking for more than just gifts this Christmas.

They are hoping for a miracle.

All three family members — Chef Benoit Desclefs, his wife, Kathy, and their son, Luke, — are fighting different types of cancer.

Kathy was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma five years ago.

Then this August, Benoit, was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor and in October, Luke, a senior in high school, found a lump on his neck and was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

“With Benoit, they’ve said roughly 12 years. With Luke, he has a very good prognosis if he responds to treatment. And we’ll know how well he responds next week when they do a Pet Scan. And for me, it’s hard to say because the variant I have is so rare they don’t have a lot of data on that,” Kathy said.

For a family facing such a tough time, you would never know it... Read More

Las Vegas tourists, locals react to sexual assault arrest; suspect involved in nightclub industry

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – Tourists, valley locals shared reactions and tips to stay safe after a man involved in our local nightlife industry was arrested; accused of multiple counts of sexual assault and gross lewdness.

8 News Now spoke with a couple visiting Friday night. They said this case is a reminder for everyone to always stay aware.

“That’s scary,” tourist Kayley reacted to the news of the recent arrest. “I’ve had a couple friends that have not felt right after going out.”

“Just keep an eye on yourself,” tourist Jason added. “What you’re doing.”

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police took Dokyun “Mark” Kim into custody last month, who now faces charges of sexual assault and open gross lewdness. Officers told 8 News Now Kim was involved in our local nightclub industry. 

Police also believe Kim could have other victims; he reportedly traveled regularly between Las Vegas and Los Angeles. ... Read More