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'The Sandman, A Little Nightmare Musical' in Las Vegas getting big attention

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Audiences are filling the seats of a little-known theater in the Arts District that's making a big name for itself.

The current musical production is getting rave reviews for being scary good.

"Right now, we're doing the American premiere of a show called The Sandman, A Little Nightmare Musical," said Troy Heard, theater owner.

This nightmare musical could become a dream come true for a little neighborhood theater that is making big headlines with a possible Broadway hit. It's edgy, it's dark, it's funny, it's filled with heart... Read More

What's Driving You Crazy? - HUGE changes coming to I-15 and Tropicana

LAS VEGAS ( KLAS ) - A teeny tiny taste of things to come at I-15 and Tropicana

If you think it's tough getting through rush-hour traffic on the 95/515 between the Spaghetti Bowl and Eastern, the Nevada Dept of Transportation says “hold my beer.” (well, maybe not in those exact words, ok?)

Over the next few days you'll see construction cones on the exit ramp from southbound I-15 to go west on Tropicana.

Over the next four years expect big time changes to both Tropicana over the 15 as well as ramp areas around Trop and the freeway, including the replacement of the current flyover that takes you from the south 15 to go east on Trop.

Over the next several months you'll be seeing overnight shoulder, ramp and lane closures on the 15 between Flamingo and Warm Springs, all in preparation for the makeover of the entire area, which will take place in phases with tentative completion in 2025... Read More

Advisory board votes to deny magician's tiger sanctuary plan, final vote set for Dec. 22

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A tiger show used to be one of the most popular acts on the Las Vegas Srtip.

However, now magician Jay Owenhouse who is proposing the idea has met a roadblock.

The idea of bringing tigers back near the Las Vegas Strip has many people living nearby upset.

Owenhouse has an idea to bring his magic show to Las Vegas with the use of tigers.

He has a plan to pop-up tents and build a temporary sanctuary on an empty lot, located on Sahara and Paradise a block away from the strip.

"We don't want our tigers to have the stress of being transported from one location to another every day," says Owenhouse.

Christina Owenhouse says it isn't only about the show but also about awareness. ... Read More

Police: Suspect fled moments after starting fire that killed girlfriend, dogs

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- 8 News Now has obtained new information into what went on hours before a deadly mobile home fire claimed the lives of a woman and three dogs.

A police arrest warrant notes details of the death investigation of 35-year-old Melynda Bown and her three dogs that died in a fire on Nov. 10 at a home near Sahara Avenue and Hollywood Boulevard.

According to the warrant, officers responded to reports of a domestic dispute at the home hours before the fire. The fight involved Bown, her brother Samuel and Coleman and officers did try to speak to the couple but only Samuel came out and accused Coleman of stealing his Wi-Fi Router and laptop and told officers he would file a report for the stolen items and begin the eviction process his sister and her boyfriend.

Later that evening firefighters responded to a fire at the home and told police that the couple was not in the home and that Bown's car was missing. ... Read More

Search for missing 12-year-old boy last seen in Nye County

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The Nye County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help as they search for a missing 12-year-old boy.

Officials say Drake was last seen at 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 30 at his home near Blagg and Calvada in Pahrump.

He is described as having shagging blonde hair, 4'11" and 80 lbs.

He was last seen wearing a Rick and Morty T-shirt and jeans with black backpack with neon green zippers. If you have any information that could help, immediately contact Nye County Sheriff's office at 751-7000 or email sheriff@co.nye.no.us... Read More

Sisolak: Large events can admit attendees under 12 regardless of vaccination status

LAS VEGAS (KLAS)-- On Tuesday, Nov. 30, Governor Steve Sisolak signed an Emergency Directive, which allows event operators at large gatherings to admit attendees under the age of 12, regardless of vaccination status.

Nevadas aged 11 and under recently became authorized to receive the Pfizer vaccine.

Attendees who are aged 11 and under are not required to be vaccinated for large events and large conventions where attendance is 4,000 or greater.

However, masks are still required for the 11 and under age group, if they are unvaccinated.

Children under 12 who provide proof of full vaccination are not required to wear a mask during the event or convention... Read More

I-Team: 'We're here to uncover the facts:' Nevada Athletic Commission to investigate UNLV fraternity boxing death

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- How did a fraternity boxing match result in a UNLV student's death?

His family says they will hold the people who are responsible accountable. And today, we learned there will be an investigation by the Nevada Athletic Commission.

The I-Team broke this story five days ago and no leader from UNLV has agreed to an interview … not the president, and no one from the Board of Regents.

Stephen Cloobeck, chairman of the Nevada Athletic Commission, says there will be an investigation.

"With regard to the university having knowledge of this and accepting and allowing it, well, go speak with the university and the Board of Regents," Cloobeck said. "They've got a lot of explaining to do in my opinion. They cannot duck, hide, bob and weave on this."

The UNLV student who died, Nathan Valencia, participated for charity. He collapsed after his fight and died four days later from head injuries... Read More