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New technology at McCarran adds extra layer of security protection to boarding process

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Getting that next boarding pass won't have to be your first priority when you get to McCarran International Airport.

Instead, travelers can go straight to the security checkpoint.

Lorie Dankers a spokesperson for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) believes it will help move the process along for travelers.

"That's one less thing the traveler needs to do and it should make that process a little bit quicker," says Dankers.

The airport installed credential authentication technology also known as "CAT."

It will be at all security checkpoints, impacting every single traveler flying out of McCarran.

This will allow the TSA to scan passengers' photo IDs and confirm flight information without asking them to hand over their boarding passes... Read More

Valley home prices continue record growth with average price now $420K

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) - The Las Vegas real estate market continues to set records. The average home sale price last month was $420,000.

Not only do home prices continue to rise here in the valley, but the interest in the luxury market is also booming.

Even homes costing $3 million don’t stay on the market long.

Industry experts say Nevada is becoming more appealing to out-of-state buyers.

Jared Bybee’s family was looking for a change of pace and recently moved from California to a multimillion-dollar home.

“The city is just so full of growth and it was enticing,” Bybee said. “You do have to take into account cost of living, state income tax.”

Many of the people finding Las Vegas appealing are showing up in town with a lot of cash.

“In the last 30 days alone we have sold 121 properties in the $1 to $3 million range,” realtor Tam Gonzalez said... Read More

The Lakes residents react to two dog poisoning cases in the area

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Residents living near Mariner Cove and Channel Rock Drive tell 8 News Now two more dogs have been poisoned.

The incidents took place between Fort Apache Road and Canyon Drive in the Lakes area of the valley.

Sean Cornwall spoke to 8 News Now and says his beloved dog Leia died three years ago after a ball of meat, was thrown over their fence.

"It's a brutal way to die. It's not quick. You're constantly seizing until your brain swells up so much from the seizures that you essentially die," he said. "All she wanted to do was, you know, give affection to people, and there are people out there trying to hurt dogs like her, kill them."

Sean Cornwall reacts to the news of dog poisonings in the Lakes neighborhood

Cornwall says this has been going on for seven years, and he says two of his neighbors moved away after their dogs ate the poison... Read More

Scheme to buy Las Vegas show tickets ends in 6-year prison term, child porn guilty plea

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A Las Vegas man was sentenced Wednesday to six and a half years in prison for stealing credit and debit card account numbers, and he could get another 20 years on child pornography charges, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.

Shaun Patrick Anderson, 39, was caught in an FBI investigation after spending more than $500,000 on gift certificates and tickets to Las Vegas Strip shows using stolen account numbers. He pleaded guilty on Nov. 1, 2019.

He was sentenced by District Judge Andrew P. Gordon.

He will have to repay the money according to terms of his sentence, but he's got even bigger problems after investigators found nearly 1,300 files of child pornography on various electronic devices during the course of the investigation.

Anderson has pleaded guilty in October, 2021, to possession of child pornography -- which could carry a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine... Read More

Las Vegas battery case against Flavor Flav dismissed; rapper pays $640 in fines

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Attorneys for entertainer Flavor Flav said Wednesday he’s working to stay sober following dismissal of a misdemeanor domestic battery charge stemming from a scuffle with his girlfriend at home in suburban Las Vegas.

The 62-year-old former rapper, hip-hop and reality TV star, whose legal name is William Jonathan Drayton Jr., pleaded no contest in Henderson Municipal Court to a misdemeanor nonviolent coercion charge, admitted he took a cellphone, and paid $640 in fines, a court official and his defense attorneys said.

“Mr. Drayton and his family are grateful to bring an amicable close to this matter and appreciate everyone’s support as he continues his one-year journey of sobriety,” defense attorneys David Chesnoff and Richard Schonfeld said in a statement... Read More

I-Team sources: Inmates set fires in riot at Southern Desert prison outside of Las Vegas

INDIAN SPRINGS, Nev. (KLAS) -- A group of about two dozen inmates were involved in a disturbance at about 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Southern Desert Correctional Center, several sources confirmed to the I-Team.

The facility is next to the High Desert State Prison and can house 2,149 inmates.

The group, described as being about 25 inmates, set two fires in one unit around noon after being told they had to report back to their cells.

"The inmates refused to enter their cells or follow orders," a spokesperson for the Department of Corrections told 8 News Now.

She added the fires were extinguished before “causing significant damage" and that was no major damage or injuries.

About 15 inmates were taken to other "higher security" prisons as a result of the incident.

Several area law enforcement agencies and fire departments were called to the complex, but their services were not needed, she said... Read More

Police say driver was drunk who caused 4-car deadly crash on Eastern Ave.

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A California man is facing charges in a deadly crash on Saturday, Dec. 4 for being drunk and allegedly failing to stop at a stop sign. One person was killed in the four-car crash.

According to the arrest report for 30-year-old Dustin Porter, he was driving westbound on Bluegrass Lane and failed to stop at the intersection of Eastern Avenue. Police said Porter had "watery and glossy eyes" smelled of an "intoxicating beverage" and had to lean on the front of the patrol car to maintain his balance.

The report said Porter told officers he didn't remember what happened when he was driving and denied having any alcohol. Police noted a marijuana pipe was visible in the car Porter was driving.

Police conducted a field sobriety test and said Porter failed. He was taken into custody and transported to University Medical Center for treatment of his injuries. ... Read More