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Marchessault postgame brought team humor

LAS VEGAS (KLAS-TV) - With the Golden Knights looking to close out the Colorado Avalanche in Game 6 T-Mobile Arena, this matchup could be the best two teams in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

The Knights have won three straight riding Jonathan Marchessault’s hat trick, which is his first ever in postseason play. In the latest edition of ‘Striking Gold’ the 3-goal game came at a great time in a pivotal Game 5. Marchessault, along with Reilly Smith and William Karlsson, are the driving force behind the team’s offensive production.

8 News Now Sports Anchor Ron Futrell has the story... Read More

A look inside Metro's use-of-force training facility

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Several recent deadly incidents around the country have shed the light on law enforcement's use of force.

On Thursday, 8 News Now got a look inside Metro's facility designed to help officers prepare for real world situations.

I geared up and got briefed on the replicated real life emergency call.

I responded to reports of a man with a frying pan and a knife and who was potentially on drugs.

I was guided through the appropriate use of force for this type of situation where an armed person was approaching.

In this case, it was my non-lethal shot that allowed officers to put the individual into custody.

“The point is to put them in these static and controlled training environments to induce some stress and work with them through that stress to solve the problem,” said Sgt. Adam Stubbs.

The Metro Use of Force Reality-Based Training Facility was created in 2011... Read More

Virgin Hotels Las Vegas hosts star-studded grand opening event

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Just off The Strip, Virgin Hotels Las Vegas is celebrating its complete grand opening Thursday night. The property first opened its doors to guests back in March.

This is a day Virgin Hotels Las Vegas has been waiting for now that everything on the property is finally open.

That includes the Elia Beach Club, which is brand new for the property. It boasts this beautiful pool and cabana area, all inspired by Mykonos, Greece.

To celebrate all the excitement, some big names dropped by Thursday.

Sir Richard Branson, the founder of Virgin Group, kicked things off with a champaign toast and splash with some resort officials and Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak — all highlighting the return of Las Vegas!

This also kicks off what the property is calling "Unstoppable Weekend."... Read More

UPDATE: Sandy Valley Fire now at 1.5K acres, 0% containment near Mountain Springs; officials say it was human caused

CLARK COUNTY, Nev. (KLAS) — Fire crews are currently on the scene of a wildfire between Las Vegas and Pahrump.

It is happening near Mountain Springs, just off SR 160.

The call originally came out at 1:30 p.m. Thursday. Officials say 15 acres were burned at the time.

Just after 6 p.m., officials said the wildfire had grown to an estimated 300 acres... Read More

Electric bikes: Why they are all the rage and what you need to know before you buy

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — You might have one or may be thinking about one. If you have tried to get an electric bike, or e-bike, recently, you may be on a wait list.

The phrase "it’s as easy as riding a bike" just got easier.

"With the e-bike it totally changed our lives, we go out all the time,” said Ginger Allen. "If you want the exercise you can peddle. If you get tired you can use the power, and it's really great to just have something that's environmentally friendly and fun."

Allen is the latest to join the growing movement of electric bikes.

'We absolutely love it because Las Vegas has a lot of hills and unless you're a professional athlete and you have a lot of stamina, it's really not that fun to ride bikes around here,” said Allen.

Now, new businesses are popping up, like Cactus E-Bikes, in the hopes of expanding this trend in Las Vegas and the surrounding scenery... Read More

Semi truck driver dies following rollover crash on I-15 near Moapa

MOAPA, Nev. (KLAS) — Nevada Highway Patrol says one person is dead following a rollover crash on I-15 late Tuesday night.

It happened at about 11:45 p.m. north of Mile Marker 107, just south of Moapa, on I-15.

Officials say the semi left the roadway and went into the median. Then, the driver overcorrected and steered back into the roadway.

At that point, the semi flipped onto its side and continued to roll onto its top where it came to rest back in the median.

The driver — identified as 22-year-old Anllelo Vazquez Caballero from Las Vegas — was pronounced dead at the scene.

This is NHP - Southern Command's 33rd fatal crash resulting in 40 fatalities for 2021... Read More

No injuries reported after semi-truck fire on I-15 near Washington

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Officials say no one was hurt following a semi-truck fire on I-15 Thursday afternoon.

It happened in the northbound lanes of I-15 at Washington Avenue. Officials are asking the public to avoid the area, as delays should be expected... Read More