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Rescued puppies with parvovirus suspected to have come from backyard breeder

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Authorities continue to look into the investigation into a possible backyard breeding situation in the east valley. On Friday, numerous animal care groups stepped up to watch over more than three-dozen puppies seized from a home during a hoarding investigation.

All 39 dogs made it through the night. But some of them were even infected with the parvovirus.

Below new video was released of some of the puppies preparing to go to a shelter.

#ICYMI: A total of 42 puppies and one dog were surrendered to the Animal Foundation. Many of the dogs tested positive for Canine Parvovirus. Today at 5 and 6, Reporter Patrick Walker will have and update on how the pups are doing.Read More: http://bit.ly/2WYBrF7?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook_8_News_Now... Read More

Karlsson, 8-year deal signifies long-term commitment

Since the beginning of this franchise from the first week to the present day, William Karlsson is one of the fan favorites in Las Vegas.

Karlsson also has that humble demeanor and then, of course, he can play at the highest level. ‘Wild Bill’ bet on himself after last season, where he scored 43 goals. In 2019, the production was more of what fans can probably expect for the talented forward when he scored 24 goals with 32 assists.

But Karlsson is more than a goal scorer, so a new 8-year deal worth just under six million per season is fair for both parties.

8 New Now Sports reporter Kevaney Martin has the story... Read More

‘Busing On The Lookout’ launches in Las Vegas; campaign aims to target human trafficking

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A new campaign that targets human trafficking just rolled out on buses and transit shelters across the Las Vegas valley. The purpose is not only to educate riders but to also teach bus drivers and others in the transportation industry how to identify trafficking.

The national campaign is called “Busing On The Lookout.” It launched a year ago by an organization called Truckers Against Trafficking.

Las Vegas is the first city in the United States to display the “Busing On The Lookout campaign posters at transit shelters and on RTC buses.

“It is an issue, and I think it will help a lot; you know,” Traci Booker, bus rider? “I just hope everyone is just aware of this sex trafficking going on here.”

Traci Booker usually waits at the Sahara and eastern bus stop, which is one of the roughly 50 transit shelters with the latest anti-human trafficking campaign. ... Read More

Expert: Leases dictate whether homeowners or renters are responsible for pool upkeep

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Questions still linger around the drowning death of an 8-year-old Jacob Davis. The child was found unresponsive Saturday in the family’s backyard pool near Mountain Vista and Russell Road.

When the child was first reported missing Metro Police searched for him all around the neighborhood and the house. However, authorities missed him the first go round due to how murky the pool was. 8 News Now learned the family was renting the home, so now the question is who was responsible for the upkeep? Does it fall on the homeowner or the renter?

“It should be 100 percent the property owner,” said Cyndi Koester, the regional director, CAMCO... Read More

Golden Knights prospects getting opportunities in development camp

It’s the NHL offseason, but the Golden Knights organization remains hard at work.

The Golden Knights Development Camp started Tuesday afternoon and runs through Saturday. The near week long camp opens its doors for the franchise’s top prospects and tier 2 players that are looking to make names for themselves in the near future.

Many of the young prospects are in full display at City National Arena looking for a leg up when training camp starts in the Fall.

8 New Now Sports reporter Kevaney Martin has the story... Read More

WEB EXTRA: Metro releases PSA, devastated families speak out in hopes to make roads safer

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Members of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department’s Traffic Bureau, along with devastated families and friends are bringing awareness to the Las Vegas community in the form of a PSA.

Grieving parents discuss importance of PSA on safe driving

The goal of Metro’s new PSA is to bring change because drunk, drugged, and reckless driving on valley roads must stop.

8 News Now Reporter Sally Jaramillo has the full PSA and more on the story... Read More

NASA announces “Name the Rover” contest

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Ahead of it’s next mission to Mars, NASA is looking for help naming the rover that will land on the red planet.

The agency announced it’s Mars 2020 “Name the Rover” contest Tuesday. It aims at getting K-12 students a chance to help make history. Adults are also needed as potential judges.

The currently unnamed rover will launch in July 2020, with an expected landing in February 2021. It’s mission, to study the climate and geology on Mars, and search for potential signs of life.

The contest will launch in Fall 2019. You can find more information on how to register here... Read More