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Jones closed at Flamingo due to double-fatal crash

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Two people are dead after a crash on Jones Boulevard Tuesday morning. Jones is closed to traffic in both directions between Flamingo and Viking.

According to Metro police, the crash happened at Saddle Avenue and was reported at 5:16 a.m. and involved one vehicle. One person was pronounced dead at the scene. Another person was transported to the hospital and pronounced dead there... Read More

I-Team: Leaked video shows care delayed for veteran moments before he died

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- They served our country, and veterans should expect to get the care they deserve. But  in one case the 8 News Now I-Team is uncovering, a veteran may not have received lifesaving measures he should have.

Video was leaked to the I-Team because of concerns about how an 88-year-old Marine Corps veteran was treated after a medical episode. The incident occurred at a VA medical clinic on the east side of Las Vegas on June 7, 2021.

We want to warn you -- some of the video is disturbing.

We showed the video to neurosurgeon Dr. Scott Glickman, who runs his own medical office, and attorney Larissa Drohobyczer, who says she has experience in medical malpractice, so they could both weigh in about medical care and the response time of staff at the clinic.

The veteran is seen struggling and then collapsing.  A bystander immediately tries to comfort him. ... Read More

Local nonprofit ensures no families will go hungry as school year ends

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- We're days away from the end of the school year in the Clark County School District, but summer can be a challenge for some families.

For students who rely on food at school, local organizations stand ready to make sure no child is hungry.

Project 150 has provided so much for students across the valley, and the nonprofit organization is making it known that just because the school year is ending doesn't mean its services will stop.

The organization provides food, clothes, and hygiene products for students across the valley, and all they need to show is their student ID.

With the pandemic still in effect and supply-chain shortages impacting consumers, it has been a struggle, community outreach manager Stacy Chapter told 8 News Now... Read More

North Las Vegas Police, Fire join together for 'Battle of the Badges blood drive

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Friendly competition brought crew members from the North Las Vegas Police Department and Fire Department together for a good cause.

The Red Cross 'Battle of the Badges' blood drive asked both agencies to encourage blood donations.

Then donors voted for their favorite agency before giving blood, and the team of first responders with the most votes was declared the winner at the end of the drive.

Victor Mancilla the public education specialist for the City of North Las Vegas says the event brings out a fun and competitive streak in many who participate.

"It's a friendly competition we have with each other. We're pretty competitive as it is anyway so we're always revving each other, giving each other a hard time but it's out of love. So this is just a way to become more competitive and show to the community," Mancilla said. ... Read More

More UFO hearings? Congress might consider hearing from these 2 men

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Since January 2018, members of Congress and senior staff have been receiving classified briefings behind closed doors about the UFO mystery.

Now, after 54 years, a congressional subcommittee held the first public hearing on the matter. Two high-ranking Pentagon officials appeared before the committee, and in the view of many, their testimony was a bit underwhelming... Read More

Nevadans can expect flight complications ahead of Memorial Day weekend

LAS VEGAS (KLAS)-- With Memorial Day weekend quickly approaching, Nevadans may experience what one travel expert is calling a "flightmare."

According to data collected by Priceline, Las Vegas is the most popular destination among travelers for Memorial Day weekend in 2022. This, combined with an easing of travel restrictions due to the pandemic, means Las Vegas airports are expected to have a serious uptick in travelers.

With the influx of travelers visiting Las Vegas, combined with locals attempting to leave the valley, air and foot traffic is expected to be higher than usual, potentially causing delays, postponements, or even cancellations... Read More

Gateway District brings new businesses to downtown Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (KLAS)-- Monday was the grand opening of the gateway district just a block from the arts district and several new businesses have already opened their doors, including Naakiti Floral Design.

"a lot of the businesses are finally realizing the potential of being downtown," says Randi Garrett, owner of Naakiti Floral Design, " and we're just trying to make it cleaner and
safer for anybody to come down here just like every other city. And it is thriving big time."

Garrett has been arranging flowers for customers in a warehouse setting for several years, but decided it was time to move into a store front to offer better face to face service.

As for other businesses, Tap N Ash is a speakeasy-style cigar lounge which features a fully stocked humidor and self-serve tap system, and SPARC design group is an architectural studio... Read More