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Pedestrian dies after crash involving shuttle bus Tuesday night in downtown Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A pedestrian who was hit by a shuttle bus in downtown Las Vegas on Tuesday night has died, according to Metro police.

The 70-year-old California woman, who was not identified by police, was taken to University Medical Center's Trauma Unit with critical injuries Tuesday night.

The crash was reported at 10:45 p.m. at the intersection of 1st Street and Ogden Avenue.

Police said the woman was in a crosswalk on Ogden when she was hit by a Ford F-550 shuttle bus making a left turn from 1st to Ogden. The 45-year-old driver, identified as Michael Capolingua, stayed on the scene and didn't show signs of impairment.

The crash is under investigation.

The pedestrian's death marks the 111th traffic-related fatality in the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department's jurisdiction for the year 2021... Read More

Man critically injured in shooting west of Las Vegas Strip

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Las Vegas police are investigating a shooting that sent one man to the hospital with critical injuries.

According to Metro Police, the shooting was reported around 4:45 a.m. near Pioneer Avenue and Wynn Road, just west of Las Vegas Boulevard.

The shooting victim is a 37-year-old man who was transported to University Medical Center and is undergoing surgery, police said.

No one has been taken into custody.

Wynn Road was closed from Spring Mountain to Pioneer Avenue while police investigated the scene.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.... Read More

Wayne Newton postpones return to Las Vegas stage due to injury

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Singer Wayne Newton who was preparing to launch his new show next week at the Flamingo Las Vegas will have to postpone the opening due to a back injury.

He posted the information on his Twitter account saying he was "disappointed."

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— Wayne Newton (@WayneNewtonMrLV) October 14, 2021

Newton, who is also known as "Mr. Las Vegas" was set to perform his "Wayne: Up Close and Personal" starting on Oct. 23.

Newton did not say how he injured his back. He said he would return once he was fully recovered... Read More

ONLY ON 8: Man injured in hit-and-run crash, search for driver continues

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) - The search is on for a hit-and-run driver who knocked a Las Vegas man off his motorcycle, breaking his collar bone.

This happened early Saturday morning on Oct. 9, on the far east side of the valley, on Desert Inn Rd. just east of Nellis Blvd.

Jermaine Tate tells 8 News Now that he was on his motorcycle going south on Cabana Dr., when a driver heading west on Desert Inn Rd. ran through a light at the intersection, hit Tate, and then drove off.

Tate considers himself lucky to be alive.
"I just braced for impact and I caught the back end of [their] car," he said.

That was the last thing Tate remembers before he says he was knocked off his motorcycle Saturday morning, on his way back home from a local Walgreens.

"I just woke up, just this whole side bruised, broken collar bone," Tate said, pointing out his injuries.
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Let's start the day with some sweets on National Dessert Day

LAS VEGAS (KLAS)-- Thursday marks National Dessert Day and it sounds like a day when we should all start with dessert first.

One restaurant chain is offering a discount to help make the day a bit sweeter. Friendly's is offering 50% off one ice cream, beverage or dessert purchased on Thursday.

To get the offer, the restaurant says you should download the free Friendly's app and register for their Sweet Rewards Club... Read More

Teen gets wish of a lifetime atop The Strat

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A 15-year-old girl gets an unforgettable night thanks to Make-A-Wish of Southern Nevada.

Ashley M. has been battling cystic fibrosis since she was just one month old.

This past year, Ashley was unable to celebrate her quinceanera due to COVID-19.

Instead, the teen had one wish to honor her special day: a shopping trip and a special evening for her and her family.

Make-A-Wish Southern Nevada reached out to friends at The STRAT Hotel, Casino & SkyPod who presented Ashley with an unforgettable dinner for her family of six at the Top of the World restaurant.

During the special evening, Ashley and her family enjoyed stunning, rotating views of the Las Vegas Strip from nearly 1,000 feet high.

Following the dinner, Ashley and her family were treated to ice cream and gift bags filled with goodies from the resort. ... Read More

NLVPD welcomes new K-9 officer on patrol

LAS VEGAS (KLAS)-- The North Las Vegas Police Department welcomes a new officer on patrol on Wednesday.

Ciro is a 2 and half-year-old Belgian Malinois from the Netherlands. He and his handler, Officer Joshua Odoms, recently completed a six-week dual-purpose patrol narcotics detection certification course in California.

North Las Vegas Police welcomes newest K-9, 'Ciro'

Officer Odoms and K-9 Ciro bring a valuable set of skills to the NLVPD, helping their fellow offices serve the community and keep North Las Vegas safe. ... Read More