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UPDATE: Las Vegas Blvd. reopens near Apex following hazardous materials situation

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Las Vegas Boulevard, also known as SR 604, was closed for a few hours near Apex, north of Las Vegas due to a situation involving hazardous materials. The I-15 on and off ramps to Las Vegas Blvd. were also closed. All the closures have been lifted.

A hazardous materials crew was checking a leak from a tractor-trailer that was reported around 8:30 a.m.

*Traffic Advisory*Active hazmat incident happening at north I-15 and Apex. Road closures are in place while North Las…

Posted by City of North Las Vegas Fire Department on Wednesday, November 13, 2019... Read More

Sword and Shield: Raiders gear up to play Bengals on Sunday

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The Raiders are gearing up to play a winless Cincinnati team on Sunday, Nov. 17. The Silver and Black will be playing their third straight game at home, in Oakland.

The Raiders are filling holes after they just picked up safety D.J. Swearinger from Washington.

“I’m a physical leader, giving 110% every time I step on the field. I’m a fiery and passionate guy,” Raiders’ safety D.J. Swearinger said.

“I like Swearinger, he played for my brother in Washington. When I was a broadcaster at one point, I spent a lot of time in South Carolina with my friend, Spurrier, so I know about Swearinger,” Raiders head coach, Jon Gruden said. “I think he’s a good player. He’s just got to put it all together.”

The kickoff will be at 1:25 p.m. on Sunday in Oakland. 8 News Now will be there to see if the Raiders can make it three in a row... Read More

Woman killed in double-fatal crash involving alleged drunk driver identified

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — One of the two people killed in a fiery car crash over the weekend has been identified as 45-year-old Norma Rosario Ortiz of Las Vegas.

Ortiz and another person, who has yet to be identified, were killed in a early Saturday morning crash on Boulder Highway near Flamingo Road.

Aaron Kruse, 24, who is facing charges of DUI and second-degree murder, made an appearance in Las Vegas Justice Court Wednesday morning. His bail is set at $250,000.

According to police, Kruse, who was driving a 2019 Ford Mustang slammed into the back of a 2006 Toyota Corolla causing it to burst into flames and killing the two people inside.

According to the arrest report, Kruse was traveling at a high rate of speed and had been drinking alcohol prior to the crash. ... Read More

$75 Costco coupon is a scam

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — If sounds too good to be true and it is. Costco is warning customers about a scam coupon making its way across social media.

Costco has a post on its Facebook page about the scam and thanked fans for letting them know about it.

“While we love our fans and our members, this offer is a SCAM,” the company wrote. “Thanks to our fans for letting us know about this recurring hoax!”

Despite several posts out there, Costco is NOT giving away $75 coupons. While we love our fans and our members, this…... Read More

Guilty plea set for man in Vegas massacre illegal ammo case

LAS VEGAS (AP) — An Arizona man plans to plead guilty in a federal court in Nevada to illegally manufacturing ammunition sold to the gunman who carried out the Las Vegas Strip massacre in October 2017.

A court notice posted Tuesday set a change-of-plea hearing next week for Douglas Haig in Las Vegas, ahead of a trial scheduled next month.

Haig’s attorney, Marc Victor, and a spokeswoman for U.S. Attorney Nicholas Trutanich (tru-TAN’-itsh) declined to say ahead of time what Haig will admit to or what sentence he’s expected to face.

The Mesa, Arizona, resident isn’t accused of the shooting that killed 58 people and injured hundreds.

But authorities found Haig’s fingerprints on unfired bullets in the high-rise hotel suite from which a shooter rained gunfire into a concert crowd before killing himself... Read More

Lawsuit: California festival didn’t plan for active shooter

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Organizers of a Northern California food festival where a gunman killed three people and wounded 13 others didn’t consider the risk of an active shooter, according to a lawsuit from five injured victims.

Santino William Legan cut through a fence at the annual Gilroy Garlic Festival on July 28 and opened fire with a rifle, authorities said. The FBI has not determined a motive, saying the 19-year-old appeared to be interested in conflicting violent ideologies. It has opened a domestic terrorism investigation.

The lawsuit says the Gilroy Garlic Festival Association used an outdated contract with its security provider that did not include modern-day risks to large public events or plan for worst-case scenarios for a festival that attracts 100,000 visitors over three days... Read More

Venice ‘on its knees’ after second-worst flood ever recorded

VENICE, Italy (AP) — The worst flooding in Venice in more than 50 years prompted calls Wednesday to better protect the historic city from rising sea levels as officials calculated hundreds of millions of euros in damage.

The water reached 1.87 meters (6.14 feet) above sea level Tuesday, the second-highest level ever recorded in the city and just 7 centimeters (2½ inches) lower than the historic 1966 flood. Another wave of exceptionally high water followed Wednesday.

“Venice is on its knees,’’ Mayor Luigi Brugnaro said on Twitter. “St. Mark’s Basilica has sustained serious damage, like the entire city and its islands.”

One death was blamed on the flooding, on the barrier island of Pellestrina. A man in his 70s was apparently electrocuted when he tried to start a pump in his dwelling, said Danny Carrella, an official on the island of 3,500 inhabitants... Read More