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Police: Woman hit, killed near Decatur and Washington early Sunday morning

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A woman is dead after being hit and killed by a pickup truck early Sunday morning in the central Las Vegas valley.

Police say the fatal crash happened around 3:43 a.m. at South Decatur Boulevard and Washington Avenue.

The woman, police say, was hit by a Ford F-150 as she was crossing eastbound on Decatur Boulevard against a “do not walk” symbol.

The 46-year-old unidentified woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the Ford remained at the scene and cooperated with the investigation. Police do not suspect impairment to be a factor in this crash.

The pedestrian’s death marks the 62nd traffic-related fatality in LVMPD’s jurisdiction for this year... Read More

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Free genetic testing offered to propel medical research, All of Us program building 'most diverse database'

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The National Institutes of Health (NIH) All of Us Research Program is offering no-cost genetic testing, just in time for Father's Day.

The free genetic testing kit offers a unique opportunity to discover your ancestral past and learn more about your own health.

By participating in the NIH program, researchers will be able to study your results in hopes of better understanding how certain genetic traits affect underrepresented communities, which could greatly affect the future of customized healthcare... Read More

Crews put out fire in storage area on Resorts World property

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — No one was hurt after a fire broke out on Resorts World property.

It happened around 6 p.m. Saturday.

According to the Clark County Fire Department Assistant Fire Chief, it appears the fire was in a storage area that housed building materials and other mechanical equipment.

Officials say it did not spread to any other structures.

The cause is unknown and under investigation.

A total of 38 CCFD personnel responded.

This is a developing story.... Read More

Web Extra: Joe Yalda of Red Rock Resort talks employee care during pandemic

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — As Station Casinos rings in its 45th year in town, leaders are also celebrating their comeback from the pandemic.

8 News Now spoke with Joseph Yalda — Vice President of Guest Experience at Red Rock Casino — for the Community Pride Special, "Vegas Now Open."

In his interview, Yalda spoke on how Station Casinos took care of their employees over the course of the pandemic, plus what celebrations are in store for their 45th anniversary.

You can watch his full interview in the video above.... Read More

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Ex-girlfriend of 'Jersey Shore' star arrested on domestic violence charge in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) --  The I-Team has learned that Jennifer Harley, ex of reality television star, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro, was arrested on Saturday. 

According to jail records, the 34-year-old woman was taken into custody for a domestic battery charge. 

As of Saturday afternoon, Harley remained in the Clark County Detention Center with a $3,000 bond.  Her initial appearance is scheduled for June 20. 

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 03: Ronnie Ortiz-Magro is seen on October 3, 2019 in Los Angeles. (Photo by SMXRF/Star Max/GC Images)

Harley and Ortiz-Magro are listed as co-owners of a home in the Summerlin area. 

8 News Now reported on a previous arrest of Harley’s in 2018. ... Read More

Web Extra: Boyd Gaming's David Strow talks navigating the pandemic, reopening and pent-up demand

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Boyd Gaming properties around town are packed and leaders are excited to see locals out and about again.

8 News Now sat down with David Strow — Vice President of Corporate Communications with Boyd Gaming.

In this interview, hear how Boyd Gaming navigated the pandemic, making good decisions in an unprecedented time. Plus, Strow talks about how Boyd Gaming has transitioned its focus to the future with Vegas roaring back to life and locals venturing back out.

Watch the full interview in the video above.... Read More

Vegas Now Open: 8 News Now Community Pride Special

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The lights are on, performers are back on stage and the people are back. It's official, Las Vegas is open!

In this half-hour special, "Vegas Now Open," 8 News Now is taking a look at some of the success stories and challenges facing the city right now.

From a brand-new resort opening on the Las Vegas Strip next week, to the staffing challenges at small businesses across the Las Vegas valley, we speak to officials and business owners about how they are bouncing back from the pandemic.

You can watch the full half-hour special at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the video player above.... Read More