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UPDATE: Two dead in apparent murder-suicide

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Two people were killed Friday night as part of what police are calling an apparent murder-suicide. It happened in the 2100 block of La Sombra Street.

Police say the victim was a white woman in her late 20s, and the suspect is a white male in his mid-30s. They found the two in the home — both dead from gunshot wounds to the head.

Police received the 911 call around 7:30 pm from someone who has been described as a grandmother. They say she was at the home as the victim and suspect returned from a night out. There was then a domestic situation, which escalated into a physical altercation.

At that point, police say the grandmother left the home with a child who was in the home. There were four other children still in the home as the two left... Read More

Las Vegan James Holzhauer wins ‘Jeopardy!’ Tournament of Champions

CULVER CITY, Calif. (KLAS) — Las Vegan James Holzhauer won the 2019 ‘Jeopardy!’ Tournament of Champions, defeating Emma Boettcher and Francois Barcomb and claiming the $250,000 grand prize. Boettcher won the second-place prize of $100,000, and Barcomb took third, taking home $50,000.

This wasn’t the first time ‘Jeopardy James’ and Boettcher faced off. The first came in June 2019 when she beat him, ending his legendary 32-game winning streak.

“I’ve said all along that Emma is an all-time great player, and I’m proud it took that level of competitor to defeat me,” Holzhauer said in a press release. “Now the world sees that I wasn’t just making excuses. Francois certainly looked as dominant as either of us in his first two games, so I knew the finals would be a fight to end the finish. But, the whole point of the TOC is to play the best of the best, and Emma and Francois certainly proved that as they belonged in the final three. ... Read More

Man, juvenile shot at New Jersey high school football game

PLEASANTVILLE, N.J. (AP) — Players and spectators ran for cover Friday night when a gunman opened fire at a New Jersey high school football game, injuring two people.

A man and a child were seriously injured after a gunman shot into a crowd of people who sat in the bleachers at Pleasantville High School, said Pleasantville Police Chief Sean Riggins.

The shooting happened about 8:30 p.m. during a playoff game between the Camden Panthers and the Pleasantville Greyhounds, Riggins said.

Riggins did not identify the man and the juvenile who were shot, but said they are working with their families to make sure they receive the medical attention. Their conditions were unknown. Riggins said they are both still alive.

Earlier reports from local media said an unidentified woman was carried out the stands on a stretcher and onto the field by paramedics while they waited for another ambulance to arrive... Read More

WEB EXTRA: Nevada System of Higher Education Chancellor Thom Reilly

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Politics Now host Steve Sebelius interviews the Chancellor of the Nevada System of Higher Education, Thom Reilly.

The topics Sebelius and Reilly discuss include:... Read More

  • If he thinks the Board of Regents should be appointed, elected or a hybrid
  • If community colleges should be controlled by the state or local governments
  • The fixes being made to correct the fact that 50 percent of Nevada college students need remedial education before they are allowed to continue

After 25 years, the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace kicks off the holiday season with tree lighting ceremony

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — After 25 years, The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace is bringing back their holiday season tree lighting ceremony and dazzling decorations.

A special tree lighting ceremony was held on Friday morning and it highlighted a 40-foot feature tree which featured shimmering ornaments and lights and even 8-foot tall roman toy soldiers.

The grand Christmas tree can be seen as soon as you enter the Forum Shops. Many of the iconic statues of the center are also getting a holiday makeover.

“We are so excited about our new holiday package. Today specifically, we are celebrating our tree lighting and we are going to officially do that in just a few moments. This tree behind me is over 40 feet high and it takes up a very large area in the shopping center so its a destination all in its own right,” said Maureen Crampton, Director of Marketing & Business Development for The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace... Read More

Groundbreaking for the Boring Company tunnel project and ‘people mover’ at LVCVA

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — More change is coming to the Las Vegas Convention Center and this time it’s going underground.

Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) and Elon Musk’s The Boring Company held a special event today to mark the first day of drilling for what will be the “people mover” tunnel.

This new mode of transportation takes you 40 feet below the surface where there is currently a giant drill that will make it all happen – moving about 100 feet of earth every day... Read More

Rock ‘n’ Roll marathon runners share their incredible stories

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Over 35,000 runners will take part in the Rock ‘n’ Roll half marathon and marathon this Sunday. There are several inspiring stories, and 8 News Now spoke with two runners who shared their own.

WARNING: A photo in this article may be considered graphic to some.

Former professional basketball player Sebastien Bellin will run the race, a task that seemed impossible three and a half years ago while he laid in a hospital bed after being severely injured in the 2016 Brussels airport bombing.

“I hope in many ways I can be a concrete example of someone trying to overcome their challenges or their handicap,” said Bellin. “Everything pointed to where I should not have made it.”

It was impossible to everyone but Sebastien. ... Read More