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Parents share creative, Halloween options in the age of COVID-19

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — As many gear up for a different Halloween experience in the age of COVID-19, some valley parents came up with a creative solution to keep kids safe while having fun.

"The kids I think are pretty tired of not doing fun things," Jessica Memun, owner of Kinderland told 8 News Now. 

Local parent Kamelia Kohlmeier is teaming up with local businesses like Kinderland, Near Sahara Avenue and Fort Apache Road, to hold drive through, trick or treat events. 

"We have the sealed bags," Kohlmeier explained the process and precautions. "The person that is going to be handing out the candy is going to be wearing masks and gloves of course."... Read More

California Gov. Gavin Newsom to rally Nevada voters for Joe Biden, Kamala Harris

RENO, Nev. (KLAS) -- California Gov. Gavin Newsom will rally voters for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris in Reno on Nov. 1. The events will keep social distancing in mind.

Newsom will participate in two literature drop shifts, the first of which will be with Lt. Gov. Kate Marshall. This event is slated for noon at the Washoe Voter Activation Center.

The second drop with volunteers is slated for 2 p.m. at the Washoe Voter Activation Center.

At 3 p.m., Newsom will join an "Out for Biden" Get out the Vote Conversation, focusing on the LGBTQ+ community's important vote. ... Read More

NHP: Pedestrian killed in crash on I-15 NB near Primm

PRIMM, Nev. (KLAS) -- A pedestrian is dead following a crash involving a Toyota Prius on I-15 northbound near Primm. The Nevada Highway Patrol responded to the incident around 6:55 p.m.

Troopers say the Prius was driving northbound when it struck the pedestrian around mile marker 4. They are unsure at this time why the male was in the roadway.

The driver remained on scene and is cooperating with authorities.

The left two lanes are closed, but the right lane is open... Read More

Restaurant owners express concern over mask compliance

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Mask compliance is an issue we're seeing locally, with some Las Vegas restaurants having to deal with customers not complying with COVID-19 guidelines.

Some owners tell 8 News Now, with cases increasing in our state, it is more important than ever to follow the requirements.

Most people we spoke with really don't have an issue wearing the masks, but some are forgetting to wear them when you get inside an eatery.

Now, there are some concerns, especially as other states reinstate restrictions.

We stopped by “Mi Peru” in Henderson, the owner says many people forget to wear masks around the restaurant when inside. He also says some aren’t paying attention to social distancing guidlines @8NewsNow pic.twitter.com/aGD76Lk9rZ... Read More

HAPPY HALLOWEEN: KLAS-TV gets into the spirit of Halloween

  • Natalia -- 1st Place Winner
  • Dennis -- 2nd Place Winner
  • Celina -- 3rd Place Winner
  • Vanessa Murphy and son
  • Eve
  • Kira
  • Mercedes
  • Lisa Howfield, General Managr
  • Lance
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Double crash and robbery closes portion of State Route 372 in Pahrump

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A portion of State Route 372 is closed in Pahrump, and drivers are being asked to avoid the area.

According to the Nye County Sheriff's office, SR 372 is closed at Family Dollar because of two accidents. Deputies are also in the area investigating a robbery.

Nye County Sheriff says deputies had a short foot pursuit of the suspects before taking one into custody.

At this time, if the two incidents are related. Deputies are still investigating.

This is a developing story.... Read More

Friend shares about pilot killed in south Valley plane crash

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- We are learning more about the pilot of the plane that crashed Thursday morning near Valley View and Pebble in the south Valley.

The pilot took off from North Las Vegas Airport, headed to San Diego, but tried to make an emergency landing at the Henderson Airport.

Overnight, the remaining debris from the crash was removed. All that's left now is some charred plants and damage to a steel wall and trailer.

We’re getting a closer look at the site where a plane crashed yesterday, killing two people onboard.

The FAA and NTSB are investigating the cause. Plane debri has been moved, but you can see some charred plants and burnt areas on the steel wall. @8NewsNow #8NN pic.twitter.com/aqBWJ5hKIQ... Read More