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I-Team Exclusive: Widow reunites with hospital staff who cared for husband

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- It's a story of loss, but also gratitude. A widow whose husband died of COVID-19 reunited with the healthcare workers who took care of him.

Widow Carissa Hernandez has three young daughters. Artor Nazarri, her 42-year-old husband, died in July after contracting COVID-19.

"It breaks my heart to see that they're gonna have to grow up without a dad," she lamented.

When Carissa first shared her story with the I-Team, she expressed grief, as well as gratitude for the medical team.

"I'd just want them to know that how much that meant to me and to my family," she said.

After the I-Team called MountainView Hospital, they were virtually reunited.

"Looking into your faces, you guys helped pull me through it," Carissa told them. ... Read More

Las Vegas couple feeds hundreds of families for Thanksgiving

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Though the COVID-19 pandemic has brought sadness, sickness and anxiety ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday, 8 News Now met one Las Vegas couple working hard to make sure no one is home hungry. 

"We don't judge, we just love," Julie Danner said of her project to gather and distribute hundreds of meals for those in need. 

Julie and her husband Jim are the definition of what's good in the world, dedicating their days to service... Read More

Declaration of arrest issued for Nye County Commissioner

PAHRUMP, Nev. (KLAS) — The Nye County Sheriff's Office has issued a declaration of arrest for Nye County Commissioner Leonardo "Leo" Blundo.

Officials say arrangements had been made with Blundo's attorney for him to turn himself in at 5 p.m. Wednesday. He did not honor that agreement.

There is no word on why he is wanted by the Nye County Sheriff's Office.

Declaration of Arrest issued for Nye County Commissioner Leo Blundo https://t.co/I1MxjUCG8i pic.twitter.com/CwTed4wXAa

— Nye County Sheriff (@NyeSheriff) November 26, 2020

As of Wednesday night, Blundo has not made contact with the Nye County Sheriff's Office. ... Read More

Green Wednesday: Day before Thanksgiving leads to sales boost in cannabis industry

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Just about everyone knows about Black Friday, but a lesser known shopping day in the cannabis industry is gaining traction: Green Wednesday.

"I believe it has a lot to do with people preparing for the Thanksgiving holiday," said Ashley Blackwood, director of compliance for Thrive Dispensary, "helping themselves be a little hungrier, increasing their appetite, helping engage with their family members and create more fun conversations at the dinner table."

According to Leafly.com, the Wednesday before Thanksgiving has become the second busiest day for the cannabis industry behind April 20.

Dispensaries across the country offer sales on everything.

The newest location for Thrive near Cactus and I-15 has a conveyor belt that brings products to customers, with fewer people touching it. ... Read More

USPS suggests shipping packages early, shares important deadlines

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The US Postal Service expects more packages this year than previous years as more families choose to celebrate the holidays with each other virtually.

Postal Service leaders say your best bet to make sure your packages arrive on time is to mail early.

There are also some important deadlines to remember for shipping packages:

  • For military or family members in correctional facilities: Dec. 11
  • Priority mail: Dec. 19
  • Priority mail express: Dec. 23

There are also other options if you don't want to stand in line at the post office. ... Read More

Las Vegas valley locals line up for Marie Callender's pies and Thanksgiving feast

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- For many, it's a time-honored tradition picking up one of Marie Callender's famous pies or even a full-on feast with turkey and all the trimmings ahead of Thanksgiving. And this year was no different.

Earlier Wednesday, 8 News NOW stopped by one of the restaurant's locations in the Las Vegas valley, and there were plenty of people in line.

"Every year, we have everything set up; we have the feast available, we make it easier, it's convenient for customers to come purchase the feast," said Yuri Martin, General Manager, Marie Callender's. "Everything's in it. All you have to do is reheat it."

Martin says it's already a stressful time for people, so she's happy to help make the holiday less hectic. She also says they're starting back up bright and early at 7 o'clock Thursday morning to sell even more pies and meals... Read More

Rep. Susie Lee shares news of positive COVID-19 result, mother's passing

CANTON, Ohio (KLAS) -- US Representative Susie Lee shared the devastating news of her mother's passing, as well as a positive COVID-19 result, Wednesday night.

Lee says her mother, Joan Kelley, had been experiencing months of deteriorating health.

The congresswoman tested positive for COVID after traveling to Ohio to see her mother. She says she took precautions, including social distancing and wearing a mask, and tested negative for the virus on Sunday. She received her positive result today.

Lee says she is asymptomatic as of now.

She wrote a statement, which reads: ... Read More