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WEB EXTRA: AVI8TOR Drone captures Las Vegas Strip views

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — 8 News NOW Photojournalist Henry Takai captured updated footage of the Las Vegas Strip from Spring Mountain Road to Resorts world. Enjoy views of the northwest area and Centennial Bowl... Read More

Woman survives contracting the flu and COVID-19 at the same time

HOUSTON (CNN/KTRK) — A Texas woman is counting her blessings after contracting both COVID-19 and the flu at the same time.

Eleana Topp’s husband and four children feared what was to come. But after a long battle and months in the hospital, she is now back home.

Throughout her life, Topp has turned to her faith to get her through the toughest challenges.

“My faith has been very strong,” she told KTRK.

Back in March, the realtor and mother of four started feeling sick, so she went to the doctor.

“What happened back in March when I was tested for the first time for COVID-19, it came out that I had the flu and COVID-19,” Topp said. “I had both.”

Weeks later, she found herself in the hospital fighting for her life. ... Read More

Regional Flood Control District shares important Monsoon season message

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Monsoon season is one of the most dangerous times of the year. That’s why the Regional Flood Control District’s mission is to inform the public on how to stay away from floods.

“It’s important every year to remind people of Monsoon season because new residents move here, people come from all over the country and the world,” explained Erin Neff, public information manager for the District.

Neff says this time of year is when we can have the worst flash flooding.

“The Southern Monsoon is basically a shift in the winds, and when that happens, usually mid-June into July in our southwest region, it means a lot of moisture can push in from the Pacific Ocean,” Neff explained.

Even though humidity is relatively low here, we still get that moisture.

“Las Vegas has been impacted by Monsoon season going back decades. In the 70s, Caesars Palace was upended by floods,” said Neff. ... Read More

Meet the new Raiderettes team

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – Okay, the votes are in and the team has been chosen for the upcoming NFL season. If you are keeping track at home, there are 32 members of the 2020-2021 Raiderettes cheer squad, 20 are rookies.

You can see the results on the Raiders web site.

The NFL hopes to start its season the end of August with two pre-season games with the regular season beginning in early September. ... Read More

Henderson City Council approves $1.2 million funding increase for hockey arena

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Henderson’s investment in minor league hockey just got a little more expensive after the city council approved an additional $1.2 million for Lifeguard Arena on Tuesday.

The arena, located on Water Street and Atlantic Avenue, will be the practice facility for the Henderson Silver Knights, the Vegas Golden Knights’ minor league team.

The $26 million facility will be similar to City National Arena, where the Knights practice.

EXCLUSIVE: First look inside Lifeguard Arena in Henderson

Like the Summerlin arena, Lifeguard Arena will have two sheets of ice for hockey practice and public skating. There will also be a MacKenzie River Pizza restaurant... Read More

Blood banks in need of donations

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The pandemic has left blood banks in desperate need. Only three out of 100 Americans give blood and that’s not enough to keep up with the constant demand.

The American Red Cross has put out the call for help and wants the community to know there are upcoming blood drives. With schools and colleges closed due to COVID-19, it’s had an impact. About 20% of donations are received that way.

  The American Red Cross wants people to know that donations are safe. The coronavirus cannot be transmitted through blood and the organization is taking precautions to protect it’s staff and donors.

“Hospital demand has gone up about 30% since hospitals have resumed patient treatments and surgeries that were temporarily paused at the start of the pandemic. They have resumed, so we are seeing an increase,” said Cynthia de la Torre, American Red Cross blood services... Read More

US reaches 3 million COVID-19 cases, nearly double all other countries

WASHINGTON (NEXSTAR) — With nearly twice the cases of any other country in the world, the United States hit 3 million coronavirus cases Wednesday, according to Johns Hopkins University.

This follows a day of record numbers Tuesday with more than 60,000 cases nationwide as virus rates continue to surge in the South and West. Wednesday is on track to be another rough day with Florida reporting nearly 10,000 new cases.

On Tuesday, U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Dr. Anthony Fauci spoke in favor of state and local authorities requiring people to wear masks in public in a bid to curb infection rates... Read More