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Ultimate horsemanship on display in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A new one-day show has come to Las Vegas and it’s an acrobatic equestrian production at the South Point Arena and Equestrian Center. It’s a unique kind of show.

The show will be on Sunday, July 21. It incorporates aerialist, fire and Roman riding all in one. There are 15 performers and 22 horses. Tickets are on sale starting at $25 and there are two shows offered.

Reporter Bianca Holman spent some time with the performers Thursday morning
and even learned a new trick... Read More

Bud Light teases special Area 51 labels, offers any escaped aliens free beer

LAS VEGAS (KLAS-TV) — Yesterday, Bud Light set out to up the ante on September 20’s Area 51 raid by offering free Bud Light to any alien that escapes Area 51 – and that was only the beginning.

Area 51 Special Edition. pic.twitter.com/8wGbSLqY6r

— Bud Light (@budlight) July 17, 2019

The thought of offering America’s favorite light lager to creatures from another world got Twitter users buzzing and Bud Light doubled-down on the promise by serving up a Bud Light Area 51 special edition label.

Fans immediately hopped on board with the thought of a limited edition label.

Bud Light shared that if this tweet receives 51,000+ retweets, they will make the label a reality. ... Read More

Back to normal, but still hot

Afternoons will stay normally hot for mid-July, but thankfully the dry air helps us handle the heat fairly well. That looks to change next week as monsoon moisture will start creeping our way and maybe stick around. Sherry’s #WeatherNOW forecast has a chance of thunderstorms you need to plan for... Read More

Texas woman pleads guilty in shooting deaths of 2 daughters

ATHENS, Texas (AP) — A Texas woman has pleaded guilty to shooting and killing her two young daughters in 2017.

Prosecutors declined to pursue the death penalty against 31-year-old Sarah Nicole Henderson in exchange for her guilty plea Wednesday on two counts of capital murder in the deaths of her 7- and 5-year-old daughters.

Henderson has been in custody since her arrest in November 2017 at her home near Mabank, about 50 miles (80 kilometers) southeast of Dallas.

Authorities have said sheriff’s deputies initially were summoned to the home about a possibly suicidal woman. They cleared the scene but authorities received a 911 call three hours later about the shooting.

KETK-TV in Tyler reported that Henderson last year sought an insanity defense but was found competent to stand trial... Read More

Starved teen weighed 24 lbs at time of death, mother pleads no contest to murder

HOPEWELL, Va. (AP) — The mother of a Virginia boy who died from severe starvation and neglect has pleaded no contest to second-degree murder.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports 37-year-old Amy FaJohn entered her plea in court on Wednesday. Prosecutors dropped charges of first-degree murder and felony child neglect.

A coroner said that when 13-year-old Jalen Goldsborough was found dead last year, he had sores, sunken skin and weighed just 24 pounds (11 kilograms). Prosecutors say Jalen Goldsborough was disabled after his father physically abused him when he was an infant.

In 2005, Charles Byron Goldsborough II was convicted of aggravated malicious wounding for shaking Jalen Goldsborough so violently it caused blindness and brain injuries.

FaJohn lived with her boyfriend, Anthony Saunders. He pleaded guilty to felony child neglect Wednesday... Read More

Suspected car thief shot, wounded by Metro officer

A suspected car thief is hospitalized after being shot and wounded by a Las Vegas Metro police officer late Wednesday night.

.@LVMPD say at least one officer shot a suspected car thief overnight near Desert Inn & Sandhill. LIVE from the scene still blocked off by police, on @8NewsNow Good Day #8NN pic.twitter.com/Nkysyakdtf

— Hector Mejia (@hectormejianews) July 18, 2019

According to Metro Captain Kelly McMahill, officers were called to the 7800 block of Sea Horn Court to investigate a burglary and stolen pickup truck around 8:30 p.m. Police were immediately able to track the stolen truck... Read More

CCSD. Supt. Dr. Jesus Jara meets with principals to discuss dean situation; no decision made

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The future is still undecided for Clark County School District deans after Superintendent Dr. Jesus Jara met with principals to discuss plans to keep their positions.

Some people 8 News Now spoke with said the event went well, but other staff members’ lives are up in the air, as they are left in limbo right before school starts.

“What’s going on? Where are we going from here,” asked Shadow Ridge High School Dean Cristal Boisseau. “We’re still losing sleep here. We’re still worried. We’re still concerned.”

Wednesday’s meeting comes a week after a heated CCSD Board of Trustees meeting, where Dr. Jara promised to explore different avenues from his original plan to eliminate the district’s 170 positions. Dr. Jara said he still needs to find a way to save CCSD $17 million. ... Read More