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LIVE: Pete Buttigieg holds rally in Las Vegas


LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Pete Buttigieg will hold a rally in Las Vegas at Rancho High School on Sunday.

The rally comes a day after the first day of early voting for the Nevada Democratic caucus.

You can watch a livestream of the rally starting at 11 a.m.

Line of people wait to attend Pete Buttigieg rally at Rancho High School.

Pete Buttigieg has a list of other events going on throughout the weekend in Las Vegas, including the United for Infrastructure’s Moving American Forward Forum at UNLV’s student union at 2 p.m.

For the full list of events and more info, click here.... Read More

NV Dems: Nearly 12,000 voters participate in first day of early voting for Nevada Democratic caucus

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Many Nevadans were faced with long lines for the first day of early voting for the Democratic caucus on Saturday. The Nevada State Democratic Party said in a tweet that they had nearly 12,000 Nevada Democrats participate in the first day of early voting.

We are very excited to share that as of 5:00 p.m., we had more than 11,800 Nevada Democrats participate in the first day of our historic four-day early vote period!

Thank you to all the voters and volunteers who made today such a success. #FirstInTheWest

— NV Dems (@nvdems) February 16, 2020

Some voters reported that they waited three to five hours to early vote at Coronado High School. Wait times seemed to vary from five minutes to five hours on the first day. ... Read More

Golden Knights fan wins $30K during intermission challenge

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The Golden Knights weren’t the only ones smiling ear to ear after Saturday night’s win. One lucky and very talented Knights fan walked home with $30,000 after an intermission challenge during the Knights vs. Islanders game! VGK fan Ruben shot five straight goals from center ice into the net.

“I’m speechless, I don’t know what to say,” Ruben said in a quick interview that was posted on the Knights Twitter account. He also said he had never shot a puck before the game!

During the intermission… OUR GUY RUBEN WON $30,000 AND A BUNCH OF OTHER PRIZES!!!!!!!!!!

Had to snag an interview pic.twitter.com/ABOglkZCGB... Read More

WEB EXTRA: 8 News Now speaks with Pete Buttigieg in one-on-one interview

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg spoke with 8 News Now reporter Orko Manna, as early voting kicks off in Nevada.

Buttigieg discusses a wide variety of topics, including: keeping his early contest momentum going, how he plans to appeal to minority voters, and why he is a better option compared to other moderates in the 2020 race... Read More

Fleury gets 60th career shutout, Vegas blanks Islanders 1-0

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Marc-Andre Fleury got his 60th career shutout, Reilly Smith scored late in the second period, and the Vegas Golden Knights beat the New York Islanders 1-0.

Fleury finished with 19 saves for his fourth shutout this season to help Vegas keep pace with Edmonton for second in the Pacific Division with 68 points. However, the Oilers, who beat Florida 4-1 on Saturday, have two games in hand and face the Golden Knights three more times this season.

Vegas is now 6-3-2 since coach Pete DeBoer replaced the fired Gerard Gallant on Jan. 15.

Semyon Varlamov finished with 42 saves for the Islanders, who were shut out for the second straight game after being blanked in Nashville 5-0 on Thursday.  ... Read More

Springs Preserve hosts Black History Month Festival

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Folks gathered at the Springs Preserve Saturday afternoon to celebrate Black History Month. There was plenty of entertainment on hand, including music, dancing, educational sessions and plenty of food.

You can see a clip from one of the musical performances above.

The Black History Month Festival included performances by Kiara Brown, City of Refuge Choir, Brandon Summers, Molodi, The Lique, Cameron Calloway and many more. Local soul food restaurants catered the event. There was also plenty to do for kids, with face painting, arts and crafts plus lots of games.

There was also a Historic Black Las Vegas photo exhibit and Civil Rights-era photography on hand... Read More

Voters stuck in line for 5+ hours at polling location

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — For some, voting on Saturday was a quick and easy process, for others it took a few hours to get through lines. At one location, it was a day-long affair.

Voters at the Sahara West Library say they have been stranded in line for upwards of six hours. 8 News Now took a call from one voter in line, who said he has been there since early this afternoon. Another voter said they had been in line for five hours.

Voters told 8 News Now there were still a few hundred people in line at 8 p.m. They also said there were only 4-6 volunteers at the location.

8 News Now will have updates on this developing story.... Read More