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Construction project looks to give Arts District a makeover

Las Vegas (KLAS) – Construction is underway on the “Third Street Improvement Project.”

It aims to spruce up part of the Arts District, bringing in new pavement, wider sidewalks, street lights, and a lot more. The project runs from Charleston to Bonneville. The goal is to make the area more pedestrian and biker friendly.

The $19 million project is set to be completed in April 2020. ... Read More

Woman killed by man she met online; loved ones believe she was deceived

“What does today have in store for me?,” 42-year-old Juliane Kellner asks in cellphone video filmed by a friend, Jennifer Bratton.

The video was taken a few months ago, featuring Kellner as she spoke candidly of her past involving addiction, violence, and sexual abuse.

“I will continue to live a life that’s blessed, not broken,” Kellner continued in the video.

The night Kellner shared her testimony was was a normal evening for Kellner and Bratton’s women’s ministry, but now that evening means much more. “Jules” was found dead at the Palm Villas apartments by Henderson Police in an apparent murder-suicide. “It was super important for me to record her and now I can see God working there,” Bratton recalled... Read More

Police investigate homicide near Downtown Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (KLAS-TV) – A body was found in an apartment complex near East Bonanza Road and North Eastern Avenue Monday night.

Metro Police responded to the area around 6:18 p.m. on the 2200 block of Bonanza involving a victim, who was originally reported to have committed suicide.

Homicide detectives are taking over the investigation and the details of the incident are unknown, according to police.

8 News Now will have updates on this developing story. ... Read More

Armed man harming himself while walking on roof prompts evacuations near Twain and Spencer

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Metro Police are investigating an incident that has caused evacuations in a southeast neighborhood. According to Metro, around 9:07 p.m., they received calls reporting a man cutting himself while walking on top of several roofs.

It’s happening in the 3600 block of Seneca Circle near E. Twain Avenue and Spencer Street.

Officers are trying to get the male to come down, but he is refusing.

This is a developing story... Read More

Family, Nevada Immigrant Coalition fight to keep local mother from being deported

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — On Monday the Nevada Immigrant Coalition stood up for a local woman who is the mother of children who are U.S. citizens. Adriana Arellano Cruz is a mother of three kids who are all in school, but, oldest children work to help her live financially.

Cruz’s kids say they have not been able to see their mom since she was detained last Thursday.

According to the Nevada Immigrant Coalition, Cruz was first detained by ICE 6 years ago for traffic violations which turned into an outstanding warrant for her arrest. When Cruz was pulled over and taken into custody, Metro Police transferred her to the Henderson Detention Center.

Cruz was eventually released, but she didn’t know she had a final order of deportation then on, and on Thursday, on her way to work, she was taken into custody again by ICE.

ICE sent the following statement:... Read More

Resort groups taking steps to shore up business

LAS VEGAS (KLAS-TV) – 8 News Now has reported extensively about MGM Resorts International’s plan to streamline its business that would cut thousands of jobs and shake up its management structure.

Vital Vegas founder Scott Roeben is hearing that MGM isn’t the only resort group taking major steps to shore up its business. Penn National Gaming is in the throes of its own MGM 2020-style initiative, “Project 30” internally, with the goal is 30% EBIDTA at all its casinos across the country (includes Trop, M in Vegas). Centralization, layoffs are key components while cutting social marketing positions company wide.

8 News Now Anchor Brian Loftus has the story... Read More

Construction worker killed in collapse ID’d by coroner; OSHA is investigating

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A construction worker who was crushed to death while on the job over the weekend was identified Monday by the Clark County Coroner’s office. The coroner still hasn’t released a cause or manner of death for 35-year-old, Wilfrido Simon-Perez, but OSHA is investigating.

According to authorities, the incident happened Sunday afternoon at a home near Las Vegas Boulevard and Warm Springs Road. Simon-Perez was working on a patio structure at the house when it collapsed causing his death. Simon-Perez was found dead under the debris.

“Devastating; unfortunately, no one wants to be in that situation for both the workers and the owner of the property,” said Jennifer Lewis, the PIO for the Nevada State Contractors Board.

OSHA is investigating to see if there were any safety violations.

In a statement to 8 News NOW, Osha said:... Read More