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Efforts underway to help Hispanic community combat rising COVID-19 cases

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The Hispanic community is one of the hardest hit communities in southern Nevada, as it represents nearly 24 percent of all COVID-19 cases in the state. However, more efforts are underway to help those impacted.

8 News NOW Reporter Joe Moeller has more on what’s being done... Read More

Gov. Sisolak signs Assembly Bill 4, which is special session elections legislation

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak signed Assembly Bill 4 Monday. Assembly Bil 4 is a bill that ensures protections for Nevadans to vote safely at the Nov. 3, 2020, General Election during the global pandemic. 

The Governor issued the following statement on AB 4:  

“During this global pandemic, I made a commitment that we’d do all we can to allow Nevadans to safely cast a ballot in the upcoming November election. This bill will help prevent Nevadans from experiencing the long lines at polling locations they faced during the Primary election, which will protect their safety, safeguard their right to make their voices heard, and help reduce the spread of COVID-19. ... Read More

North Las Vegas Fire: 2 homes damaged by arson fire

NORTH LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — North Las Vegas Fire and Rescue officials believe a fire that occurred late Sunday night the result of arson. According to firefighters, the suspected arson fire heavily damaged two homes in North Las Vegas.

The fire broke out at 11:09 p.m. in the 300 block of Zoee Avenue. Firefighters arrived within 5 minutes to find heavy fire ravaging a single-story home, and extending into the neighboring home.

All occupants of the involved homes escaped without injury prior to the arrival of fire units. Additional units were requested to the scene, and firefighters performed aggressive, offensive operations and protected the adjacent homes from further spread of the fire.

The fires were brought under control in just over 30 minutes... Read More

Metro Police discuss recent cases of violence at short-term rentals

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Metro Police are holding a news conference Monday afternoon to discuss the recent violence at short-term rental properties, usually involving parties.

Captain Reggie Rader from the Southeast Area Command will hold the news conference at 3 p.m.

8 News Now will have a live stream... Read More

Henderson employers holding virtual job fair

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Eight employers in the Henderson area are holding a virtual job fair on Friday, Aug. 7.

Employers taking part in the job fair are:

  • Amazon Reliability and Maintenance Engineering
  • Arroweye
  • Barclays
  • Keolis
  • Marksman Security
  • RDI
  • City of Henderson Police Department
  • City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department.

If you are interested in speaking with potential employers, you must register online at this link in order to receive instructions on how to access and navigate the virtual platform. The job fair starts at 9 .m... Read More

Pres. Trump says he’s ‘suing Nevada’ over recent passage of voter rights bill

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — During a White House press conference on Monday, President Trump stated that he plans on suing Nevada after state lawmakers passed a voter rights bill during the second special session over the weekend.

Pres. Trump expressed his opposition of universal mail-in ballots and said Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak “came out with this massive plan out of nowhere,” to distribute ballots to all voters across the state.

Nevada is just one of many states that will mail all active voters ballots in the November 2020 election amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The bill requires mail-in ballots to be sent to all registered voters. It also increases the number of in-person polling locations in certain counties.

“You’ll never know who won that state,” the president said... Read More

Report: Man accused of killing father told police he got ‘riled up’ while watching Steve Harvey show

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A Las Vegas man facing a murder charge called his daughter and said “Daughter I think I killed my dad,” according to his arrest report.

Oris Jones, 67, was arrested Friday, July 31 for the death of his 92-year-old father, Richard Jones. The two men lived together in a home in the 4800 block of Van Carol Drive, near Tropicana Avenue and Durango Drive in southwest Las Vegas.

Oris Jones and his daughter Courtney Jones both called 911 to report the elderly man was injured just before midnight on Friday. Courtney Jones, who was not at the home, told police she had received a call from her father who was concerned he had killed his father during an argument that got physical.

Richard Jones was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. Police said Jones suffered multiple contusions to his head and cuts on his left ear... Read More