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Most popular pet names of 2021 revealed

(NEXSTAR) – Rover released its annual list of most popular pet names, and this year, the trends are pretty nerdy.

Rover, a company that pairs people with pet sitters and dog walkers, said it used its database of customers to assess which names are most popular. It also conducted a survey of 1,000 pet owners in the U.S. to collect even more data, the company said.

The company noted lots of trending names from streaming shows released over the past year, including Wanda (as in "WandaVision") and Daphne from Netflix's "Bridgerton." The trendiest name, with a 4,000% increase in popularity this year, was Grogu, a reference to "The Mandalorian."

Names inspired by cryptocurrency (like Doge and Bitcoin) were another trend in 2021, says Rover. Dogs named after Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos are also becoming more popular. ... Read More

Tiger sanctuary proposal near Las Vegas Strip set for discussion amid outcry from animal rescuers

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Magician Jay Owenhouse says he wants to rent a space owned by the World Buddhism Association Headquarters giving him the opportunity to bring his three tigers from Montana to Las Vegas for a 12-month magic show.

"It's a great show to compliment the other shows on the strip and bring an economic boost to that area," Owenshouse tells 8 News Now.

He says the tigers would work and live right on site near Sahara and Paradise.

"We wanted the on-site because that way they only have to work 30 feet to work they don't have to be tailored from other locations," says Owenhouse.

However, plans are very specific, which could include, two 900 square foot containment areas for the tigers, including an 11-foot barbed wire fence, along with 24-hour supervision.

If a tiger were to escape, police and the school district would need to be notified immediately. ... Read More

CCSD police arrest suspect accused of throwing boulders at moving vehicles

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The Clark County School District Police Department happened to be at the right place at the right time after several cars were damaged in the east part of the valley.

Traffic officers were conducting enforcement near Liberty High School and Schorr Elementary when a passerby flagged them down after noticing a boulder had been through at their moving vehicle.

Once officers arrived they noticed several large boulders in the roadway and a person actively throwing boulders at vehicles.

Courtesy: CCSD Police

According to a CCSD police Facebook post, the suspect involved in throwing the boulders was booked on a charge of assault with a deadly weapon.

Police also say the suspect told them he was actively trying to slow people down.

If you have a traffic complaint you can send an email about the issue to CCSDPDTraffic@NV.CCSD.Net... Read More

Man killed at Summerlin restaurant involved in 2009 shooting, death of 9-year-old girl

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- 8 News Now has learned a man shot and killed inside a Summerlin restaurant last week, spent time in prison for his role in the murder of a local girl.

The Clark County Coroner's Office says 39-year-old Marcus Larry was shot multiple times inside a Teriyaki Madness restaurant on Tuesday, Nov. 23.

A complaint filed in Justice Court on September of 2009, accused Larry in a series of crimes including his affiliation with the criminal gang, the Hoodsmen Bloods and his role in the shooting and death of 9-year-old Savannah Bullins in North Las Vegas.

At the time, police said that Larry acted as the "lookout" for the other men he was with who targeted and shot at the girls father in his apartment. One of the bullets came through the apartment, striking and killing the girl. ... Read More

NEW: Nevada passes 8,000 deaths in COVID-19 pandemic

Below is the full COVID-19 report for Nov. 29.

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Nevada passed 8,000 deaths during the COVID-19 pandemic, reporting 32 new deaths in data released today.

The state now counts 8,017 deaths attributed to the virus, with 6,190 of those deaths in Clark County.

Cases increased in today's reports, growing from a 5-day total of 1,823 (an average of about 365 cases each day) to a single-day total of 840.

But other measurements didn't indicate significant growth in the spread of COVID-19. The state's test positivity held steady at 7.2% (6.7% in Clark County), and hospitalizations dropped to 651 (538 in Clark County).

The daily case rate climbed to 91.3 -- still "substantial" -- after plunging to 83.1 after the holiday weekend... Read More

I-Team sources: Metro police investigating room attendant's death at Bally's

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Metro police are investigating a guest room attendant’s death at Bally’s Las Vegas Hotel and Casino, sources tell the I-Team. 

The Clark County Coroner's Office on Tuesday identified the woman as 61-year-old Basilisa Smith. Her body was discovered Sunday afternoon. She was taken to Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead just after 5:30 p.m.

It was unclear if she died from a homicide or another reason and her cause of death has not yet been determined.

Due to the early nature of the investigation, specific details about the woman or the circumstances have not been released. 

Police are also investigating a shooting that occurred at Bally's early Sunday morning. There is no known connection between the incidents... Read More

New video shows Michigan school students huddled in classroom during shooting; suspect's father linked to weapon

OXFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A new video obtained by Nexstar, shows several students huddled together in a classroom after a 15-year-old sophomore opened fire at his Michigan high school on Tuesday, killing three students and wounding eight others, including at least one teacher, authorities said.

Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard says the suspect's father had bought a 9mm Sig Sauer used in the shooting on Friday, Bouchard said, adding that he did not know why the man bought the gun.

Oakland County Undersheriff Mike McCabe said at a news conference that investigators were still trying to determine a motive for the shooting at Oxford High School in Oxford Township, a community of about 22,000 people roughly 30 miles (48 kilometers) north of Detroit... Read More