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Ghost Hunting 101 workshop kicks-off countdown to Halloween

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Halloween may still be a few weeks away, but for some, gaining a grasp on ghost hunting skills has already begun.

On Friday, Whitney Recreation Center hosted a special night for those interested in seeking out spooky spirits as beginner ghost hunters all for the price of $1.

Ghost Hunter 101 workshop at Whitney Recreation Center

The center collaborated with Elite Vegas Paranormal Society in hosting the workshop.

Those in attendance learned how to decipher false positives, the basics of paranormal investigating, safety protocols, correct usage of equipment, and materials.

"We want to educate people that a.) it's nothing to be afraid of. (b.) it's around us all the time. (c.) that they're able to experience it without being, kind of break some of the myth," said Brian Purdy a member of the Elite Vegas Paranormal Society... Read More

LVMPD Foundation hosts community Howl-O-Ween parade

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A spooky night of fun for the community and the loveable pooches in our lives is set to get underway on Sunday, Oct. 17.

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Foundation is hosting the first annual Howl-O-Ween Dog parade and brunch.

Dogs and their humans are encouraged to come in their Halloween costumes and celebrate the launch of the foundation's 2022 calendar.

Proceeds from the registration of the dog parade will go directly to support the lifelong care of retired and active LVMPD K-9 officers.

Top dogs will win exciting prizes at the spooky event.

The venue will be decked out for the festive season along with food, candy, and a bone bar and dog watering station for four-legged parade participants. ... Read More

The hidden history of the Hughes house

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- On Sunday, Oct. 17, join 8 News Now for a look back at the hidden history of Howard Hughes home situated on the KLAS - TV lot.

Hughes lived in the home in 1953 and later bought it when he owned the station.

Join Denise Valdez on Sunday at 6:30 p.m. for a closer look inside the eccentric billionaire's home on Channel 8... Read More

AP source: No one else in NFL cited with email violations

The NFL has found no other current team or league personnel to have sent emails containing racist, homophobic or misogynistic language similar to messages written by Jon Gruden that led to his resignation as Las Vegas Raiders coach, according to a person familiar with the documents.

The person familiar with the investigation as well as emails told The Associated Press on Friday that the league "did not identify other areas and other individuals it has to contact at club leadership or league leadership levels."

The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the league has not publicly released what is in the 650,000 emails the independent investigators collected during an investigation of workplace conditions at the Washington Football Team... Read More

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