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President of conservative group at UNLV booted due to racist viral video

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- There is outrage around the Las Vegas valley after a racist video circulated that includes the student leader of a conservative organization on the UNLV's campus circulated around social media.

In the Snapchat video, which was not dated, Riley Grisar, the then president of Turning Point USA, is seen with a woman flashing a white power hand sign. Both are even heard saying, "white power," before the woman drops the F-word and uses a racial slur, which is repeated by the person taking the video, who then flips off the camera. The text on the screen also features the f-word

Woman: "Yes, this [expletive] dude; we're going to rule the country!"
Man: "White power!"
Woman: "White power!" [expletive] [racial slur]"
Man (off-camera): "Yeah, [expletive] [unintelligible]" ... Read More

LIVE: UNLV formally introduces Runnin' Rebels coach to the community

T.J. Otzelberger has been appointed the new head coach of the UNLV's men's basketball program.

Otzelberger comes to UNLV after most recently serving as head coach at South Dakota State University, leading the Jackrabbits to two NCAA Tournaments and one NIT appearance in his three years at the helm... Read More

SNOWY WEATHER: Snow falls around the Las Vegas Valley!

Snow started falling around the Las Vegas valley Wednesday night around 6 p.m. According to numerous viewer tweets and photos 8 News NOW received, many areas around the valley were seeing 1-3 inches of snow.

At 9.p.m. Summerlin had 4-5 inches of snow. And at 10 p.m. Echo Canyon Subdivision on Mount Charleston was showing 11-inches.

SLIDESHOW: Snow blankets parts of the Las Vegas Valley

Nevada Highway Patrol warned drivers on Twitter that roads could be a little tricky. Especially, for drivers traveling on I-15 southbound near Jean. The roadways in that area are expected to freeze with ice causing the roads be very slippery... Read More

SLIDESHOW: Snow blankets parts of the Las Vegas Valley

Snow started falling around the Las Vegas valley Wednesday night around 6 p.m., but it lasted for a little over three hours. Some areas accumulated as much as 1-3-inches. Take a look at the photos below to see how valley residents captured the moment in photos!

PHOTOS: Snow blankets parts of Las Vegas Valley... Read More

Emotional goodbye: Original Paymon's Mediterranean Café shuts its doors

It's the end of an era for a popular Las Vegas restaurant. The original Paymon's Mediterranean Cafe shut its doors for good Friday night.

"This pretty much was our life for the past 31 years," said Paymon Raouf.

Raouf says employees will be moved to the other two locations on W. Sahara Ave. near Durango and S. Eastern Ave. near the 215.

"This is a second home for a lot of us," he said.

Raouf says he made the tough decision after addressing concerns with homelessness near his business, along with the ongoing construction.

"We know that the next 5 years these streets are going to be torn apart," Raouf said.

But, he'll never forget all of the memories and stories like Robby Leblanc.

"She put a tip in my jar. I asked her if she ever read the book Way of the Peaceful Warrior,' and she says I have and we were actually together ever since," Leblanc said.

Leblanc is talking about his wife. He met her at Paymon's 20 years ago... Read More

UNLV starts process to search for new president

UNLV has started the search for a new president. The Board of Regents formally started that process Friday and made an exception to its own policy as far as who can apply.

Before Len Jessup, the school's former president resigned tensions between Jessup and some of the members of the Nevada System of Higher Education Board were running hot, but they reached a tipping point last April when he resigned.

Ten months later, the board voted to begin the process of a nationwide search for his replacement.

Dr. Marta Meana has been serving as acting president since Jessup left.

"I've been here for 22 years, so it's been an honor to be president and it's nice to feel that the campus is responding to my leadership," said Dr. Meana.

NSHE's Chancellor Thom Reilly and some of the regents have met with UNLV staff in the months since Jessup's departure... Read More

Man fleeing from police winds up on tarmac at McCarran Airport

Metro Police had to jump into action briefly at McCarran International Airport Friday. According to police, a man ran onto the tarmac.

Everything first unfolded around 2:59 p.m. at the Terrible Herbst gas station near the airport. Metro said a man who stole something from the convenience store was being chased by officers when he jumped a fence onto the airport's tarmac.

The man was taken into custody shortly after. No one was hurt and there weren't any flights delayed... Read More