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A slight break in the heat

Back to sunny skies today and a little less heat. Highs will drop off a few degrees, but still remain above normal right through the weekend. Enjoy the slight break in the extra hot temps while you can because Sherry’s #WeatherNOW forecast has the much hotter temps returning again next week... Read More

What’s Driving You Crazy? – The intersection of Durango and Windmill in the southwest valley

LAS VEGAS ( KTNV ) – Another case of “after years complaints, *something* is *finally* getting done.”

This is in the far southwest valley where the “Driving You Crazy” email inbox has had at least two years of comments about Durango and Windmill, where Durango gets squeezed down to one lane.

Michelle wrote: “There’s always the person that has to fly up on the far right trying to beat everyone. This is a huge accident waiting to happen.”

Helen wrote: “I’ve lived on Durango & Pebble for nine years, and the county has been saying it’s going to be fixed – for nine years. Folks are racing for the lead, and it’s the perfect storm for disaster.”

Brina wrote: “Between the speed on the street and the cars maintaining multiple lanes, it’s dangerous for pedestrians, even more so, children. Let’s work together and bring attention to this.”... Read More

Hooters Casino Hotel sold for $70 million, will become OYO Hotel & Casino

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — OYO Hotels & Homes, the world’s third-largest and fastest-growing hotel chain, today announced that it has partnered with Highgate to create its first key flagship property in Las Vegas, OYO Hotel & Casino Las Vegas.

OYO Hotel & Casino will take the place of the Hooters hotel-casino, which was just bought out by OYO earlier this month. The deal is for a reported $70 million, which includes 58.8 million dollars for paid real estate. ... Read More

Teachers rally at several Las Vegas schools Friday morning

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — “No contract, no teach” is what teachers yelled as they rallied at some Las Vegas schools Friday morning after a contentious school board meeting Thursday night.

LIVE: Teachers are rallying at four Las Vegas schools this morning. This is a live feed from Arbor View High school... Read More

OVERNIGHT: Cement truck hit, kills good Samaritan attempting to put out a car fire

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Nevada Highway Patrol says a truck driver attempting to assist with a car fire on S. Las Vegas Boulevard near Inspirada, was hit and killed by a passing cement truck.

At 10:40 p.m., NHP was dispatched to a fatal auto-ped crash on S. Las Vegas Boulevard, approx halfway between the M Resort and Speed Las Vegas. A 1993 Chevy Corvette was in the right dirt shoulder of northbound Las Vegas Boulevard on fire.

A FedEx semi was traveling southbound on Las Vegas Boulevard, saw the fire, and the driver pulled over to help. The semi driver had a fire extinguisher and began to cross Las Vegas Boulevard to assist the driver of the corvette.

A fully loaded cement mixer truck was headed northbound on Las Vegas Boulevard and struck the driver of the FedEx truck. The driver, identified at this time only as 58-year-old man, was pronounced dead on the scene. ... Read More

David Koch, conservative donor and philanthropist, has died at age 79

WASHINGTON (CBSNEWS) — Billionaire conservative icon David Koch has died at age 79, CBS News has confirmed, according to a source close to the Koch family. The New York resident was suffering from deteriorating health as of late, according to a letter Koch’s older brother Charles Koch sent to company officials last summer.

He wrote at the time: “We are deeply saddened by this, as we miss David’s insightful questions and his many contributions to Koch Industries.”

Charles Koch released a statement on his brother’s passing, saying he will be “greatly missed, but never forgotten.”

David Koch had recently stepped down from the brothers’ network of business and political activities. They have long been involved in supporting the Republican Party and criticized by Democrats for their outsized influence in conservative politics... Read More

Aerobic gymnastics world champions reign in Henderson

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – Las Vegas is filled with tons of athletic talent and the athletes start young.

One team of stars is not only the best in the west but was crowned the best in the world. Some of these maneuvers aren’t recommended to try at home.

8 News Now Sports
anchor Jon Tritsch has the story... Read More