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Local beauty schools shut down, 350 students impacted

The Marinello Schools of Beauty announced the closure of its 56 campuses nationwide Thursday. There are three schools in Nevada, two of them in Las Vegas.

More than 350 Nevada cosmetology students are impacted by the closure.

The Department of Education is pulling the for-profit school's federal funding.

There are allegations of accounting irregularities at the school and students receiving federal aid based on invalid GED's.

All schools in Nevada must close by Feb. 16.

Reporter Patranya Bhoolsuwan will have more details on this developing story at 4 p.m... Read More

Deadline approaches for KLAS-Cox deal

More than 300,000 households in southern Nevada that currently watch KLAS-TV Channel 8 will have to make other arrangements after Friday at midnight. That's when the KLAS signal will no longer be transmitted to all subscribers of Cox Cable.

Despite five months of negotiations with Cox Communications, no deal has been reached regarding what Cox should pay for re-transmitting Channel 8's programs, including next week's Super Bowl broadcast.

The cable company has gone on the offensive with statements about KLAS that KLAS General Manager Lisa Howfield calls "untrue and frankly offensive."

Howfield, who serves as general manager of Nevada's first and most honored television station, has heard just about enough trash talk from Cox Cable.

She says she would be remiss if she does not advise Channel 8 viewers who subscribe to Cox that they will lose the KLAS signal as of midnight Friday... Read More

Jobless rates inch down in Nevada's main metro areas

Unemployment rates are ticking down in Nevada's three main metropolitan areas.

The state Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation reported Tuesday that Las Vegas' jobless rate inched down a tenth of a percentage point to 6.2 percent in December. The rate dropped to 5.5 percent in the Reno area, down from 5.7 percent a month earlier.

It also ticked down to 6.7 percent in Carson City in December, a drop from 6.8 percent in November. Regional unemployment rates are not seasonally adjusted.

The news comes a week after the agency reported that Nevada's overall jobless rate fell to 6.4 percent. That rate is seasonally adjusted.

State economist Bill Anderson said the growing payrolls show businesses have confidence in Nevada's economy... Read More

Walmart closing 269 stores, 1 in Las Vegas

Walmart announced it will start closing 269 stores this month, most of them are in the United States. Another large group of stores will be closed in Brazil.

The Walmart store located at 4350 N. Nellis Boulevard is set to close on Sunday, Jan. 17. It is the only Nevada store on the list of closures.

The company has more than 11,000 stores worldwide.

Walmart CEO and President Doug McMillion said closing stores is never easy but necessary to keep the company strong and positioned for the future... Read More

One person stabbed near Nellis Blvd and Las Vegas Blvd.

One person was stabbed near the intersection of N. Nellis Boulevard and N. Las Vegas Boulevard, according to Metro Police.

One person was taken into custody. However, the details of what led up to the stabbing weren't released.

It happened around 2 p.m. in the 4300 block of N. Las Vegas Boulevard.

The victim was taken to University Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.

No other details were released. ... Read More

Powerball lottery numbers revealed

Powerball jackpot climbed to an estimated $500 million as more people across the country bought a ticket Wednesday for chance at the biggest prize in nearly a year.

The Powerball numbers are 47, 2, 63, 62, 11 -- the Powerball is 17.

For the complete list of all of the lottery numbers go here.

The jackpot ranks as the sixth largest offered in North America and the biggest since a $564.1 million Powerball prize shared by players from North Carolina, Texas and Puerto Rico last February.

A winner of Wednesday's jackpot could claim the pre-tax $500 million prize through an annuity over 29 years or in a single pre-tax payout of $306 million. Powerball is played in 44 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico... Read More

VIDEO: Revelers ring in the 2016 new year in Las Vegas

Hundreds of thousands of revelers rang in the New Year on Las Vegas Thursday night. Glittery fireworks lit up the already well-lit Las Vegas skyline at 12 a.m. Friday morning. It was to signal the beginning of a new year.

An eight-minute fireworks show shot from seven casino rooftops erupted on time for 2016. The #VegasNYE hashtag created by 8 News NOW in 2014 trended in the number three spot nationally and at number 39 worldwide. Nationally, the hashtag fell just under Happy New Year which was number one and Felize Ano Nuevo at number two.

There was a low trend of crimes New Year's Eve night. According to Metro Police, as of early Friday morning just 10 arrests had been tallied between the Las Vegas Strip and downtown Fremont Street events for New Year's Eve that were expected to attract a crowd of 332,000 people... Read More