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Dotty’s operator interested in Moulin Rouge property

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – There could finally be a buyer for the old Moulin Rouge property just north of downtown.

The company that owns bars all over the city has thrown its name in to take over the historic land.

The operator of Dotty’s, Nevada Restaurant Services, is interested in buying the land on Bonanza Rd.

“It’s a fascinating story. One that is told not just in Las Vegas but throughout the United States of different communities that have risen from nothing into something. We need to ensure that that message is never lost,” said Councilman Cedric Crear.

The Moulin Rouge has been gutted by fires in recent years. Hopeful buyers made promises that were not kept.

“The Moulin Rouge opened in a climate that was way before its time and it was shut down because of that,” said Katherine Duncan, President of Ward 5 Chamber of Commerce.

While it’s unclear what the site could be, 8 News Now knows of one proposal... Read More

Wall Street analyst: North Las Vegas’ credit gets boost; it’s back at pre-recession levels

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Back from the brink of bankruptcy: New reports have Wall Street analysts rating North Las Vegas’ credit at pre-recession levels. With a $152 million in structural debt to a $7 million budget hole for that year, along with a $17 million deficit projected for the following year, six years ago, the City of North Las Vegas found itself on the brink of insolvency.

“It was frightening; it was worrisome,” said Pamela Goynes-Brown, the Mayor Pro Tem for the City of Las Vegas. “We were like ‘what are we going to do for our city?’ But in my opinion, failure was just not an option.”

During that time, the state was threatening to take over running the city.

“We made the decision that North Las Vegas was going to win,” said Mayor John Lee, North Las Vegas mayor. “We had won our whole lives; we had enjoyed our community here, and we were not going to allow ourselves to be the one that gave the charter back.” ... Read More

Vegas Golden Knights officially sign forward William Karlsson to 8-year contract extension

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Vegas Golden Knights General Manager George McPhee announced Monday evening that the team has officially signed forward William Karlsson to an eight-year contract through the 2026-27 season. Karlsson’s contract is worth an average annual value of $5.9 million.

The Golden Knights tweeted Karlsson’s message to fans on Twitter.

we're excited

you're excited @WKarlsson71 is excited pic.twitter.com/bLt5dawMm8... Read More

Resort shake-ups, maneuvering at Vegas’ casino properties

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – From management shake- ups to some unconfirmed talks of the town, the rumors never stop happening around ‘Sin City.’

Penn & Teller had to cancel a couple of shows because of Teller’s medical issues and confirmed by his own Tweets, he’s 71. There’s a lot of speculation about where the longtime Vegas entertainers will be doing after their residency at the Rio Hotel.

Founder of Vital Vegas Scott Roeben has the latest rumors around the strip and the new Apex Nightclub over at the Palms.

8 News Now anchor Brian Loftus has the story. ... Read More

‘Founders Day of Caring’ support, generosity growing

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – A week ago, Monday, many of our valley residents stopped by the 8 News Now studios to help with the “Founders Day of Caring.”

Supplies were filled with newborn necessities for baby’s bounty. Each month the non-profit supplies 60 disadvantaged families with everything they need for a baby’s healthy, happy start in life.

The event marked our parent company Nexstar’s 23-years in operation with the generosity never-ending.

8 News Now anchor Denise Valdez has the story. ... Read More

UNLV police are latest to use body-worn cameras

UNLV police is the latest law enforcement agency to start using body-worn cameras. This after it was made a part of Nevada law for all officers to wear body cameras.

According to Unversity Police, implementing the cameras into their everyday use has been in the works for about a year now.

Officers on UNLV’s main campus started wearing them on Friday and will continue to do so going forward. It’s another step toward safety for the department, as well as transparency with the community it serves.

“We’re all about transparency and accountability, so we’ll have the interactions with the public on camera so if they ever want to make any sort of complaints we’ll be able to hold officers to their actions.”

UNLV police say they’ve had a positive response to the body-camera rollout so far, and that its officers view it as another evidence gathering tool while on patrol... Read More

Upgrades, fan experience coming to City National Arena

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – City National Arena isn’t even three years old and already the facility is upgrading and improving the fan experience.

The arena has consistency seen massive turnouts at Golden Knights practices during the NHL season and UNLV Hockey fan support is at an all-time high. Neighboring to the new home of the Aviators in Las Vegas Ballpark, there are minor makeovers some fans won’t catch initially.

8 News Now Sports Anchor Kevaney Martin has the story... Read More