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What’s Driving You Crazy? – An HOV fan with an entrance/exit issue

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – Following up with a “high occupancy vehicle” fan who was concerned about access to the H-O-V lane on the 95.

You
may remember a recent note from Angelique who wrote:

“I
love the new HOV lanes [but] they forgot to add a drive in and out
space between the 15 and Jones!!”

Angelique,
I heard back from NDOT’s Tony Illia:

“The
first HOV access opening on northbound US95 west of Rancho is between
Valley View and Decatur, less than a mile away from the Rancho Drive
on-ramp. If the first HOV exit was closer to Rancho, it would be too
close to the flyover ramp from I-15, making it dangerous for cars to
exit at Decatur.”... Read More

Pocket kings takes down World Series of Poker

LAS VEGAS — (KLAS) Hossein Ensan of Germany took home the World Series of Poker crown and the grand prize of $10-million early Wednesday morning at the Rio Hotel.

Ensan had pocket kings on the final hand to top the flush draw of Dario Sammartino of Italy. Sammartino walked away with a cool $6-million for his second-place finish in the tournament’s main event.

Alex Livingston of Canada earned $4-million for his third place finish. It was the second time in WSOP history the top three finishers at the final table were all from outside the United States.

Garry Gates of Henderson, a survivor of the 2017 mass shooting on the Las Vegas Strip, took home $3-million for finishing fourth.

The tournament’s main event started on Wednesday, July 3rd with a field of 8,569 players, the second largest in the World Series of Poker’s history... Read More

Residents voice concerns about planned NV Energy outages

Thousands of feet above the Las Vegas Valley, you’ll find a special type of peace on Mount Charleston. Rose Meranto would know—she’s lived on the mountain since the 1980’s. “This is it for me,” she said, expressing her love for her community. “Being on the mountain is my pride and joy.”

Rose’s joy could be disrupted though—she’s dependent on her oxygen tank, and this summer NV Energy could shut off her power for hours on end. It’s part of the company’s new protocol to avoid wildfires. On “high risk” days—so on days with high temperatures, high winds, and dry conditions, the utility company will shut off power on the mountain.

“We’ve got our freezers full of food, we’ve got medicine to be kept… there are so many implications,” Rose stressed... Read More

ONLY ON 8: Police submit new charges in child’s overdose death

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Metro Police say they have submitted charges of child endangerment with substantial bodily harm and child neglect with substantial bodily harm to the District Attorney’s office. This after a toddler died of a drug overdose.

According to the Clark County Coroner’s office, 1-year-old Myla Byrne died of an “accidental drug overdose” on April 13. Police say the child was found unresponsive inside of a home near Russell Road and Boulder Highway.

The coroner’s office said Myla had heroin and fentanyl in her system at the time of her death.

“The District Attorney has a very fine unit that handles these cases; that is dedicated just to child abuse types of cases,” said Criminal Defense Attorney E. Brent Bryson. “It’s a major violator type of unit. So, they take these charges very seriously.”

Metro’s now just awaiting approval from the DA’s office to make an arrest... Read More

CCSD files motion to lift temporary restraining order that stops district from eliminating dean positions

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The ongoing lawsuit between the Clark County School District and the administrators union is heating up. Court documents show CCSD just filed a motion Monday to lift a temporary restraining order stopping the district from eliminating dean positions among other things.

8 News Now Reporter Cristen Drummond has the latest on the ongoings of the case... Read More

ONLY ON 8: Former Nye County Sheriff Tony Demeo’s wife speaks about his life

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — It has been one week since former Nye County Sheriff Tony Demeo died unexpectedly. He passed away at a Las Vegas area hospital after his wife says he suffered some complications from a head injury he received a week earlier while moving an exercise machine at the family’s Pahrump home.

8 News NOW Reporter Patrick Walker sat down Sheriff Demeo’s wife Linda for an exclusive interview about his life... Read More

SNEAK PEEK: Del Webb announces new Lake Las Vegas retirement community

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Some of the main attractions of Las Vegas such as low cost of living, moderate year-round climate, along with access to many amenities has made the city recognizable among the top real estate markets in the country.

Now a new development is looking to cater to people who are 55 and older who want to live in Lake Las Vegas.

“Over the last month we’ve sold more houses here in Lake Las Vegas than we have in the last 10 years,” said Cody Winterton, the executive vice-president of Raintree Investment Corporation.

According to Winterton, there’s been a lot of traffic from people out of state and locally.

Del Webb, which is one of the nations leading builders for active adult communities, is developing the property at Lake Las Vegas. It features nine one story floor plans ranging from 1,500 to 2,800 square feet. When it’s done the community will have 461 homes... Read More