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Political sign rules apply to some Las Vegas streets; NDOT requires removal after 30 days

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Political signs are everywhere, but rules from the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) make it clear that signs will be removed if they violate strict rules.

Political signs are not allowed within the right-of-way of state highways, and many of the city streets and county roads in the valley are designated as part of the National Highway System. Political signs along Interstate 15 and Interstate 515 are prohibited. In the Las Vegas valley, these restrictions apply to the following roads:

  • U.S. 95, Including Summerlin Parkway
  • 215 Beltway
  • Boulder Highway
  • Rancho Drive

Portions of the following roads are also covered (see map below list):... Read More

8 On Your Side: Establishing healthy boundaries online for teens

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Media use for tweens and teens has grown faster during the two years of the pandemic than it has over the four years before the pandemic began.

8 News Now spoke with Dr. Suzanne Barchers, an expert with LingoKids, on how to establish healthy boundaries, in a world where media use is higher than ever.

Dr. Barchers points to a recent survey from Common Sense Media which explores children's phone and tablet usage and their parents' approach to online safety.

The survey found that more than 66% of parents report that their kids have their own handheld devices. It also found that one out of every three kids downloads apps without any adult supervision.

Barchers tells 8 News Now, as parents, and even grandparents need to shift their thinking.

"Think of website activity the same as we think of putting on bicycle helmets, car seats, seat belts, all those things that take constant monitoring," she said. ... Read More

Clark County to open 14 pools over Memorial Day weekend

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- As the triple-digit heat moves into the Las Vegas valley there are some new spots for the public to escape from the heat.

Clark County will open up 14 seasonal pools in time to kick off Memorial Day weekend.


LIST: Resort pools open as warmer temperatures roll into Las Vegas Valley

Clark County will open 14 seasonal pools, ten urban and four rural, this weekend for the public to enjoy and escape from the heat. 

The public is also reminded that Clark County is offering a free open swim program at all Clark County Aquatic Facilities to qualified children and teenagers during the 2022 summer season.

Clark County operates 15 aquatics facilities, including pools in Indian Spring, Laughlin, Logandale, and Overton. ... Read More

Business owners left reeling after southeast valley fire

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A fire at a southeast valley business complex has left several people with questions.

At least two businesses were destroyed after the roof collapsed at a building on Sunset Road near Eastern Avenue, north of Sunset Park.

The fire caused the roof to collapse, leaving the building destroyed and a few business owners trying to figure out their next steps.

"It's pretty damaged in there. Where am I going to work?" said Christy McGil, owner of Buff The Nail Boutique for eight years.

The fire was so intense, more than 70 firefighters were needed to put it out.

Vincenzo Pellegrini told 8 News Now he was worried about it spreading to his bridal shop, BridalXOXO.

"I was shocked," Pellegrini said. "If all the dresses were catching on fire, for the brides that get married this week, it was going to be a catastrophe, but thank God."... Read More

'It's my worst nightmare,' Las Vegas mother searches for missing daughter last seen May 19

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A Las Vegas mother is asking for the public's help in locating her missing daughter.

34-year-old Jessica Pappin has been missing since Thursday, May 19, and was last seen near Flamingo and Decatur.

Jessica Pappin has been missing since Thursday, May 19. She was last seen near Flamingo and Decatur. (KLAS)

Kari Niemi is Pappin's mother and tells 8 News Now she is concerned no one has seen her since last week.

"It's my worst nightmare, it's my worst nightmare it feels surreal. I can't believe this is happening. You see flyers of other people, I never thought it would be me," Niemi expressed.

She also described her daughter's problems in the past and her concern that Pappin has not been in contact with anyone.

"She's an addict and she was in sober living she just finished a 90-day rehab," she added. "They caught her on a breathalyzer and nobody has seen her since."... Read More

Decomposed body found in Las Vegas apartment

LAS VEGAS (KLAS)-- A man was found dead in a Las Vegas apartment, and due to the level of decomposition, it is believed the body had been there for some time, police say.

On May 19, Las Vegas Metro police were called to do a welfare check on an individual living in an apartment on the 2000 block of Rancho Lake Drive. Upon arrival, officers discovered the body, and because of decomposition, police say the cause of death was not immediately apparent.

After an examination by the Clark Couty Coroner's office, the cause of death was ruled a homicide.

The identification of the man has not yet been released.

Anyone with any information about this incident is urged to contact the LVMPD Homicide Section by phone at 702-828-3521, or by email at homicide@lvmpd.com. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 702-385-5555, or on the internet at www.crimestoppersofnv.com... Read More

Lake Mead exposing more sunken relics

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- As Lake Mead continues to lose water more relics from the past are being exposed along the once underwater shoreline.

Over the weekend boaters came across several boats that have probably spent years underwater.

Travis Pardee took video and photographs of several of the boats, including one that somehow has surfaced in a vertical position. The strange sight of the boat pointed skyward was found in the area of Government Wash... Read More