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Walmart’s Sam’s Club launches health care pilot to members

NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart’s Sam’s Club is teaming up with several health care companies to offer discounts on everyday care its customers might delay or skip because of the cost.

Starting early October, Sam’s Club members in Michigan, Pennsylvania and North Carolina, will be able to buy one of four bundles of health care services ranging in annual fees from $50 for individuals to $240 for a family of up to six members. The pilot program could potentially be rolled out to members in all the states, says Lori Flees, senior vice president of Sam’s Club Health and Wellness.

The move comes as health care expenses place a growing strain on the budgets of many families and individuals, even those that have coverage. Sam’s Club emphasized that the new initiative is not a health insurance plan but a discount health program that can supplement insurance and bring down out-of-pocket costs... Read More

Raiders Vontaze Berfict suspended for rest of season

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – The NFL has suspended Raiders linebacker Vontaze Berfict for the rest of the season for a helmet-to-helmet hit on Colts Tight End Jack Doyle in Sundays game in Indianapolis.

The Raiders won the game 31-24 to improve their record to 2-2.

Burfict will miss the final 12 games of the season, without pay, and any post season games for “repeated violations of unnecessary roughness rules.” He has been suspended three times in his career for hits violating the NFL’s player safety rules.

Berfict will have the right to appeal the decision, but he must do it within three days. Berfict was set to make $5 million dollars this year with the Raiders. ... Read More

Mars school program designed to spark excitement about learning

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Exploring planet Mars. Students from several CCSD schools are getting new learning tools highlighting the red planet and space exploration.

Students had the chance to interact with a large vinyl map of planet Mars. It’s a hands-on lesson for fourth graders at Kermit Booker Innovative Elementary School by MLK Boulevard and Carey Avenue.

Students, like Gloria Diaz, are learning the characteristics of Mars.

“The taller you are, the colder it gets. So, if you were to go to the mountain right there it’s actually the tallest. I think it’s actually really awesome cause my brother told me about some planets cause he’s in high school,” Diaz said.

The program is heading to 22 other elementary schools within the Clark County School District. It’s made possible thanks to partnerships with the Aldrin Family Foundation, the Public Education Foundation and Desert Research Institute... Read More

Line-of-duty death memorial ceremony will honor Henderson firefighter

HENDERSON, Nev. (KLAS) — A line-of-duty death memorial ceremony has been planned for 35-year-old Henderson firefighter and paramedic Robbie James Pettingill on Friday, Oct. 4. The fire department said Pettingill suffered from job-related PTSD and took his own life in September.

“Robbie was an exceptional firefighter who loved the job and was well-liked by his colleagues throughout the department,” said Fire Chief Shawn White in a press release. White expressed firefighters are often more vulnerable to suicidal thoughts as they frequently traumatic and stressful situations that leave them feeling helpless. ... Read More

Mentioning ‘Fish Food’ will get a you a free doughnut if the Golden Knights win

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Doughnut lovers listen up! The Las Vegas Golden Knights have their first home game of the season against the San Jose Sharks Friday night, Oct. 4, inside the Shark Tank. If the Knights win, you can get a free doughnut.

Krispy Kreme is offering a free glazed doughnut to anyone who mentions “Fish Food” on Saturday if there is a Friday night win.

The Knights won against the Sharks Sunday night with a 5-1 win in a penalty-filled game... Read More

Collision at Desert Inn and Polaris leaves two critically injured

Crash on Desert Inn Road at Paradise. All westbound lanes are blocked to Polaris. We will update you as soon as we have additional details.

Posted by 8 News Now on Monday, September 30, 2019

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A collision at westbound Desert Inn and Polaris left two passengers critically injured Monday morning. They were transported to UMC Trauma.

Westbound Desert Inn has reopened from Paradise to Valley View, but left lanes are still blocked.

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates. ... Read More

City of North Las Vegas names new assistant police chief

NORTH LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The city of North Las Vegas announced Monday Captain Jacqueline Gravatt will be its new assistant police chief. Gravatt has been with the department since 2001.

The news comes a little over two months after former assistant police chief, Clinton Ryan, resigned following a DUI arrest.

“Assistant Chief Gravatt is an exceptional leader with a proven record of integrity, honesty and empathy,” said Police Chief Pamela Ojeda. “She understands the balance needed to be an effective police officer in our department: a strong commitment to building relationships with our residents, coupled with a zero-tolerance approach to crime.”... Read More