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Pink Tee event raises money for fight against breast cancer

LAS VEGAS
(KLAS) —
Our community helped raise more than $30,000 to support local
breast cancer patients of the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation. Southern Highlands
Golf Club hosted the 18th annual Ladies Pink Tee Charitable Golf Tournament and
dinner to assist local breast cancer patients in the fight of their lives.

Tuesday Martin learned about
“The Caring Place” from her oncologist when she was diagnosed with
stage-2 breast cancer, three years ago. 

“They have given me my life
back,” Martin said. “It just opened the door, I had no family here in Vegas,
when I went in it was just a warm welcoming, safe haven. I could cry. I could
talk.”

The Caring Place provides
cancer support groups, as well as healing arts and wellness therapies for
adults diagnosed with cancer... Read More

Vigil held, GoFundMe set up for mother and son killed in fire

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Just days after a mother and son were killed in a tragic house fire, their loved ones are gathering to honor them. The Clark County Coroner confirms 47-year-old Renai Palmer and her 6-year-old son Gavin, died Tuesday after a house fire near Oakey and Cimarron.

On Friday night, a vigil will be held for them at Centennial Hills Park near Buffalo and Elkhorn around 6:30 p.m.

LIVE: Vigil held for Renai and Gavin Palmer the mother and son were killed in a fire earlier this week.

Posted by 8 News Now on Friday, October 11, 2019

Renai’s friends, who were overwhelmed with grief, said she was fun, outgoing, and an amazing mother. Renai’s friends also told 8 News NOW about the bond she and Gavin shared saying the two were always together... Read More

Tribute for 1 October victim and hero Erick Silva

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Community leaders, family and friends gathered Friday at the East las Vegas Community Center to honor the life of Erick Silva, the security guard who was killed while trying to help others escape a mass shooting at the Route 91 Festival concert grounds on Oct. 1, 2017.

#LIVE #1OCTOBER #TRIBUTE for Erick Silva, victim and hero; Silva was a security guard on duty the night of the Route 91 concert; he helped people in the crowd find safety and jump over the barricade when gunfire broke... Read More

Las Vegas Philharmonic celebrates music of Danny Elfman

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — From Beetlejuice to Batman, the Las Vegas Philharmonic will present “The Music of Danny Elfman” at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts next month. The orchestra will perform music from movie collaborations between Elfman and Tim Burton.

Fans can hear tunes from some of the popular movies along with The Simpsons and more. You’re encouraged show up early and join in on pre-concert activities, including: trick-or-treating in the lobby, photo opportunities and live entertainment inspired by the band Oingo Boingo. Wearing a costume is also encouraged!... Read More

NHP releases body camera video of officer-involved shooting from Oct. 4

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A 14-year veteran Nevada Highway Patrol Trooper is on routine paid administrative leave pending an internal investigation into an officer-involved shooting that happened on Oct. 4.

Everything started to unfold around 12:07 a.m., when troopers responded to the U.S. 95/Eastern Southbound off-ramp in reference to a pedestrian possibly suffering from a medical episode. At 12:16 a.m., troopers requested medical paramedics at the scene.

At 12:23 a.m., troopers requested additional units to respond to an unrelated male suspect who was throwing rocks at troopers on the scene. The officers tried to stop the man, who has been identified as 28-year-old Steve Garcia, but he refused... Read More

WWE, UFC & boxing champions to clash at WWE Crown Jewel

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Four athletes from across three different backgrounds are coming together for one night this month.

WWE Champion Brock Lesnar is taking on two-time UFC Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez, and WWE superstar Braun Strowman is going head-to-head with boxing Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury. Those two matches will headline the WWE Crown Jewel event happening in Saudi Arabia on October 31... Read More

‘Excessively nervous’ driver had $1.6 million worth of cocaine, CBP says

EL PASO, Texas (Border Report) — A driver became “excessively nervous” before border agents found a load of cocaine in their vehicle, according to a U.S. Customs and Border Protection new release.

A Border Patrol drug-sniffing dog alerted agents to possible narcotics when the driver, who was only identified as a U.S. citizen, entered the Border Patrol checkpoint south of Alamogordo, New Mexico.

Agents then conducted a thorough search of the 2020 Nissan Rogue and found a duffle bag filled with several plastic-wrapped bundles in the rear luggage area, the release said. Agents said the driver had fifty pounds of cocaine worth an estimated $1.6 million.

In a statement, interim El Paso Sector Chief Gloria Chavez said Border Patrol agents at immigration checkpoints are “highly trained in identifying techniques used by smugglers to conceal their illicit cargo.”... Read More