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Politics Now: 11/16/2019

This week on Politics Now with host Steve Sebelius: 13 democratic presidential candidates, including all the top contenders, are in Las Vegas for the Nevada State Democratic Party’s First in the West Event. We talk with state party Chairman William McCurdy II about the event and the important role Nevada will play in the presidential election. Plus Steve Wynn fights back against the Gaming Control Board, NSHE Chancellor Thom Reilly talks about what changes he thinks is needed in the system, and the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, gets it’s hearing at the Supreme Court of the United States. ... Read More

Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series opens with 5k and concert

The main events for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon take place Sunday
and will shut down the Las Vegas Strip, but before that, Saturday night many
runners participated in the 5k. It ended at the nearby festival grounds on Sahara
and Las Vegas Blvd, where a high energy performance awaited them.

Grammy-nominated singer, Kesha
brought the energy to the Las Vegas Festival Grounds. She’s the first female
artist to headline this concert following the Rock ‘n’ Roll 5k Saturday night.

“She is my girl, like
middle school Ashley is freaking out right now,” said Ashley Chroniger who came
from Maryland.

She and others also plan to
run in the 11th Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon and Half Marathon on Sunday — the
only private event shutting down the world famous Strip at night for runners. It
allows them to pound the pavement under the lights and pass landmarks like the Bellagio
fountains... Read More

Nicolas Cage set to play fictional version of himself in upcoming movie

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (CNN) — Actor Nicolas Cage is in
final talks with Lionsgate for a new movie project in which Cage would play a
fictional version of himself. It’s called “The Unbearable Weight of Massive

According to media reports, the script was written without Cage’s
knowledge by Tom Gormican and Kevin Etten. Gormican sent the script with a
letter to Cage asking him to join the project and play himself.

The meta-drama will include nods to films Cage has starred in,
such as “Leaving Las Vegas,” “Gone in 60 Seconds” and “Face-Off.”

If the deal closes, Cage will
also co-produce and Gormican will direct the drama... Read More

Fire crews respond to brush fire near McCarran

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Fire crews have responded to the call of a large brush fire near McCarran Airport. It is happening near the intersection of Sunset and Spencer just south of the airport.

No buildings have caught fire as a result of the brush fire. Traffic is blocked on several streets in the area as crews fight the fire.

Fire officials say they will update 8 News Now with more information if any significant details become available... Read More

Suspect identified in deadly DUI crash

NORTH LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Police have identified the man who they say caused a deadly crash early Saturday morning. Police believe impairment played a factor when 46-year-old Anthony Peniston hit another car and killed the 72-year-old man behind the wheel.

Around 4:30 am, officers say Peniston’s vehicle ran through a stop sign at the intersection of Aliante Parkway and Broadwing Drive. At the same time, another vehicle driven by the 72-year-old victim was turning in the intersection — that’s when the collision happened.

Investigators also believe Peniston was driving at a high rate of speed leading up to the crash. He has been booked on the charge of felony reckless driving with death or substantial bodily harm and driving under the influence with death.

Police have not yet released the identity of the victim, as they are notifying his next of kin. Police say the victim was leaving a senior community when the incident happened... Read More

McDonald, Davis propel Hawaii past UNLV 21-7

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Cole McDonald ran for two touchdowns and Cortez Davis picked off a pass and returned it 43 yards for the go-ahead score as Hawaii rallied for a 21-7 victory over UNLV on Saturday.

Kenyon Oblad’s 31-yard scoring strike to Darren Woods Jr. gave UNLV a 7-0 lead after one quarter.

McDonald ended a 10-play, 90-yard drive with a 1-yard TD run with 22 seconds left before halftime to knot the score at 7.

The game remained tied until Davis picked off Oblad with 1:33 left in the third quarter for a 14-7 Rainbow Warriors (7-4, 4-3 Mountain West Conference) lead. McDonald wrapped up the victory with a 2-yard TD run early in the fourth quarter.

McDonald completed 20 of 26 passes for 211 yards. He ran for 43 yards on 11 carries.

Oblad connected on only 10 of 22 passes for 118 yards with two picks for the Rebels (2-8, 0-6)... Read More

Carter gets winner in 1,000th game, Kings top Golden Knights

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jeff Carter scored in his 1,000th career game, and the Los Angeles Kings beat the Vegas Golden Knights 4-3 on Saturday for their third straight victory.

Drew Doughty had a goal and an assist for the Kings, who are on their longest win streak of the season. Nikolai Prokhorkin scored his first career goal, and Jonathan Quick made 28 saves.

Max Pacioretty and Jonathan Marchessault each had a goal and an assist for the Golden Knights, who have lost five straight. William Karlsson also scored, and Malcolm Subban made 21 saves.

Carter tipped Matt Roy’s shot from the blue line to put the Kings ahead 4-3 at 12:42 of the third period. It was the 371st career goal and 713th point for Carter, who also played his 500th game with the Kings.

The Golden Knights had tied it at 3 when Karlsson scored 17:06 into the second... Read More