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Couple calls for help after injured coyote found in SW valley backyard

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A Las Vegas couple got a startling surprise Friday, when the found an injured coyote stuck in their southwest valley backyard. 

"I came out to let my dog out and I noticed a big other dog," Steven Smith recalled. "And it was a coyote."

Steven and Mary Smith weren't sure what to do for the animal and got nowhere after making several calls. That's when they contacted 8 News Now for help. 

"We didn't know what to do," Mary Smith said. "I don't know anything about coyotes."

"I was like someone has to help us," she added. "Because this is crazy!"

8 News Now got ahold of several rescue organizations, which wrangled the animal and safely got him into a crate for a trip to the wildlife veterinarian. 

We then asked what others should do if they run into a similar situation as our city expands?... Read More

Guests sound off on new mask policies at Las Vegas Strip resorts

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Several Las Vegas Strip properties have adopted the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's new mask guidelines. While some guests welcome the change, others say they are keeping their masks on, for now.

"I always wear my mask inside," shared Lori Hartsock-Kane. "You don't know who is going to be vaccinated, so you just continue to do what is right for you."

Visitors on the famed stretch of Las Vegas Boulevard voiced their opinions, as properties from MGM Resorts and Caesars to The Cosmopolitan, Wynn and Venetian jumped on board with the updated guidance.

"It's like 50/50," said Tom Caron. "We mask up inside in crowded areas, but outside, we feel all right about it because we are vaccinated."

Diamond Berry told us, "You can't really tell who has been vaccinated or not. We were walking around without masks, and we're not vaccinated." ... Read More

Clearing the confusion: Why you should still keep that mask handy

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Mask or no mask? That is the question many people have when they head out in public.

The CDC is saying people who are fully vaccinated do not have to wear it, but businesses can still require it, if they choose.

There is some confusion over the new guidance, so the best piece of advice — keep it handy.

At the Kopper Keg, on Deer Springs and Durango, you don't need to wear it if you are vaccinated, but not all places are jumping on board with these changes.

“There are so many emotions because we have gotten used to it,” said Suzanne Van Buren, bartender at Kopper Keg. “We don't have to tell them, we can't say anything to them or ask anything about it so hopefully everyone abides by the honor system and that is as far as we can go.”

The CDC states if you have been vaccinated for at least two weeks you no longer need it.

Now it is up to businesses... Read More

No serious injuries reported after hard landing at North Las Vegas Airport

NORTH LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Officials say no one was taken to the hospital after a hard landing at the North Las Vegas Airport.

Officials say a single-engine Beechcraft M35 Bonanza experienced a hard landing just after 4 p.m, due to a mechanical issue.

Four people were onboard, but no one was taken to the hospital after the landing.

The crash reportedly resulted in the collapse of the nose gear.

The plane is now waiting to be towed from North Las Vegas Airport.

The Federal Aviation Administration will investigate... Read More

Caesars Entertainment: Some small venue closures, certain shows not returning

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Caesars Entertainment is shaking up its Las Vegas entertainment lineup. The company told 8 News Now some smaller venues will shutter and certain shows will not return.

The company's statement reads:

Caesars Entertainment has made a strategic decision to refocus the entertainment programming across our Las Vegas properties.

Unfortunately, this means that some of our smaller capacity venues will close, and some shows will not return. Decisions like these are never easy.

Some of these shows have a long history with us and in Las Vegas. While their run with our company is now ending, we are grateful for their incredible performances, their many talented cast and crew members, and everything they brought to our resorts and guests.

As we move in this new direction, Caesars Entertainment remains committed to live entertainment and creating the most exciting stage experiences for our guests."... Read More

Adult and child killed in Nye County rollover crash, another child in critical condition

NYE COUNTY, Nev. (KLAS) — Nye County Deputies are on the scene of a deadly rollover crash in the northern portion of the county.

Officials say it happened on SR 376 at Mile Marker 77.

It's reported that this was a single-vehicle rollover crash. In a Facebook post, the Nye County Sheriff's Office said an adult and a child were ejected from the vehicle and pronounced dead.

Another child was flown to a Reno hospital in critical condition.

Nevada Highway Patrol is currently conducting an investigation... Read More

Caesars Entertainment won't require fully vaccinated guests or 'Team Members' to wear masks

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Caesars Entertainment will not require fully vaccinated guests or 'Team Members' to wear a mask. Their decision comes a day after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new guidance on the mitigation measure.

Gov. Steve Sisolak and the Nevada Gaming Control Board said they would follow the recommendations as well.

Caesars Entertainment sent the following statement:... Read More