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Rollers looking to put tennis on Vegas map

LAS VEGAS (KLAS-TV) – World Team Tennis has been around since the 1980’s, but the league is just now making Las Vegas home.

The Rollers are the newest professional team in southern Nevada and for several of the players it just made sense to bring pro tennis to Vegas. There’s a pair of Las Vegas Rollers who couldn’t be happier delighting crowds in the process.

8 News Now Sports Anchor Kevaney Martin has the story... Read More

Boy with autism meets ‘new best friend;’ dog saved from South Korean meat farm

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Four more dogs have been rescued from a meat farm in South Korea. 8 News NOW first told you about the first batch of dogs’ tale of survival last week. It’s a story that has been shared by thousands on the 8 News NOW Facebook page.

Rescuing these dogs from Asia can cost as much as $800 just to bring one dog to the United States. But during the latest rescue, Retriever Rescue Las Vegas was able to afford four thanks in part to the community.

Seven-year-old Chase Pickering waited patiently to meet who he says is his new best friend. ... Read More

Metro searches for alleged robbery suspect

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Metro Police released a photo of Monday of a man who allegedly robbed a business on S. Buffalo Drive. According to officers, on July 19, around 3:15 p.m., a man walked into a business located in the 4000 block of South Buffalo Drive and robbed it.

Metro said the suspect presented a threatening note to the clerk before demanding money. The victim complied, and the suspect fled the business with an undisclosed amount of money. No one was injured during the robbery.

The suspect is described as a white man, approximately 30 to 40 years of age, who’s 6-feet tall with a skinny build. He was last seen wearing a tan hat, aviator-style glasses, mesh netting around his head, long sleeve blue and white plaid shirt, khaki pants, and black shoes... Read More

Jeff Bezos event protester enters disorderly conduct plea

LAS VEGAS (AP) – An animal welfare activist from California entered a no contest plea in Las Vegas to misdemeanor disorderly conduct for approaching Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos on a conference stage.

A judge sentenced Priya Sawhney of Berkley, California, to the one day she already served in jail.

Sawhney wasn’t in court while her case was settled.

Her lawyers, David Chesnoff and Richard Schonfeld, later characterized her as a peaceful protester.

Prosecutors agreed to drop a felony false identification charge stemming from Sawhney’s entry and arrest at a June 6 Amazon event at the Aria resort.

Video showed Sawhney never got near Bezos while yelling on stage about chicken farms.

A protest group called Direct Action Everywhere says Sawhney was protesting conditions at a California poultry farm that supplies Amazon... Read More

Air Conditioning issues: Exploring renters’ rights

NORTH LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — With temperatures in the triple digits expected to scorch the Las Vegas valley all this week, we will all be cranking up the air conditioning to stay cool. But one woman in North Las Vegas doesn’t have that option. Mary Clark says the A/C in her apartment has been on the fritz since June, and property management still hasn’t done anything to get it back up and running.

“This is the A/C right here. This is where the air is supposed to come out,” Clark says.

Air conditioner hasn’t been working in one North Las Vegas apartment for more than a month.

According to Clark, her unit has been broken for more than a month. When 8 News NOW Reporter Orko Manna was there the thermostat read 92 degrees.

Orko Manna, Reporter: “What’s kind of the hottest that this has gone.”
Mary Clark, tenant: “It went all the way up to 101, 102.”... Read More

Comedian claims he’s blacklisted from Caesars Properties

LAS VEGAS (KLAS-TV) – It’s Monday and that means the founder of Vital Vegas Scott Roeben joins 8 News Now.

A comedian claims his review of a hotel left him blacklisted from all Caesars properties in town. The Doug Stanhope controversy is still buzzing around Las Vegas. He’s claiming he was trespassed for posting unfavorable reviews, but Roeben is hearing there’s more to the story and Caesars contacts say they don’t ban for bad reviews.

8 News Now Anchor Brian Loftus has the story... Read More

I-Team Exclusive: Grandma calls out CPS after toddler killed

NORTH LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A 2-year-old child is dead, and according to a local grandmother, Child Protective Services could have protected her grandson.

“I just miss him,” said Shelby Mannino, grandmother. “I just miss him a lot.”

In an exclusive interview with the I-Team, Mannino said her 2-year-old grandson, J.J. Newman, was loving, bright, and full of life.

But his little life was cut short on February 5.

“I mean — it’s unfathomable,” Mannino said.

North Las Vegas Police say they found J.J. unresponsive inside a home with bruises, cuts, and bed bug bites. His little body was described as looking like a skeleton. UMC doctors and nurses called it one of the worst cases of malnourishment they’ve ever seen.

According to Mannino, the Clark County Coroner’s office also told her that J.J. had the drug methamphetamine in his system... Read More