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Legal marijuana growers could soon use banks for business

WASHINGTON D.C. (NEXSTAR) — The growing marijuana industry could soon get access to something it has long wanted — the banking system.

Right now, federal law prohibits banks from doing business with legal grow operations.

Legal marijuana buyers could soon have the option to use plastic over cash.

“The genie is kind of out of the bottle,” said Rep. Steve Stivers, R-OH.

The House recently passed the Safe Banking Act, which allows federally regulated banks to work with marijuana businesses legal at the state level.

“So that they can have payroll accounts and credit cards and checking accounts, which, today, they don’t have,” said Rep. Ed Perlmutter, D-CO.

Even some lawmakers opposed to recreational use, like Stivers, said it’s time to let the banking business in... Read More

Metro searches for 2 kids; police think they may be in need of medical attention

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Metro Police are searching for two kids who may be in severe emotional distress and in need of medical attention. Police said 11-year-old Julien Marcelin and 15-year-old Calvin Giles were last seen on Sept. 25 in the 4000 block of Haflinger, which is near E. Flamingo and Jimmy Durante.

Calvin was last seen wearing a red shirt and blue shorts. Julien was last seen wearing an orange shirt and black shorts, along with black and red shoes.

Anyone with information regarding Calving Giles and Julien Marcelin and their whereabouts is strongly encouraged to contact the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department at (702) 828-3111... Read More

2 arrested for robbing Henderson business

HENDERSON, Nev. (KLAS) — Two men in their 20’s were arrested Thursday for allegedly robbing a business in Henderson. Police said on Sept. 9 two black men wearing all black with black masks, carrying a rifle walked into a business in the 2600 block of Windmill and demanded cash and merchandise. Once they received the goods, they fled the area on foot.

The robbery was also linked to two similar cases that occurred in Las Vegas. Henderson Police detectives were able to identify 26-year-old Lesean Braddock and 22-year-old Byron Porter, as the suspect’s involved.

On Sept. 26, Braddock and Porter were arrested and later booked into the Henderson Detention Center on the following charges:

Braddock: Robbery with a Deadly Weapon and Burglary in Possession of a Gun

Porter: Robbery with a Deadly Weapon, Burglary, and Burglary while in Possession of a Gun. ... Read More

Touch-a-Truck this weekend

Climbing into trucks of all kinds and companies is a lot of fun and gives kids a great look into the jobs these vehicles and their operators perform every day. It’s also an important fundraiser for a local non-profit which offers free classes and resources for new parents and families. Sherry Swensk finds out more about Saturday’s fun outdoor event... Read More

2 teens hit by school bus near Eastern and Russell Rd.

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Metro Police is investigating an accident that involved a Clark County school bus and two minors near the intersection of Eastern and Oquendo.

Metro Police said the accident occurred at around 8:05 a.m. when two teens were walking in a crosswalk when they were struck by a school bus.

Both students were transported to Sunrise Hospital, where one is being treated for serious injuries while the other has non-life threatening ones.

The bus driver passed field sobriety tests and was the only one on board the bus.  

Metro Police and CCSDPD are on scene investigating.

Southbound Eastern is shut down at Oquendo and will be for some time.

8 News Now will be updating this story as new details become available. ... Read More

A nice finish to the week before crazy weekend winds

A nice Friday with sunshine that will help dry out the air from yesterday’s humidity.The weekend brings windy and cooler changes that will help it feel like fall in a hurry! Sherry’s #WeatherNOW forecast has details on wind advisories and much cooler temperatures that arrive before next week... Read More

UPDATE: CCSD approves $12.5 million grant for safety

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — In a unanimous decision, the CCSD Board of Trustees approved a $12.5 million grant to improvements to keep everyone in the district safe.

Nearly $1 million of the grant pays for safety audits at 302 schools, seven bus yards, two administrative buildings and the CCSD Police Headquarters. The remaining funds go towards identified building improvements.

Also in the meeting, the board voted to approve a contract with the ESEA. The contract includes a 3% adjustment for every employee, a step increase each year, a 4% increase in CCSD’s contribution to monthly health insurance premiums and a new provision that waives the cost of fingerprinting... Read More