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Couture evolving Professional Fighters League

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – Former UFC champion Randy Couture is certainly one of the fighters who helped build the sports foundation.

Couture now
spends some time helping with the Professional Fighters League, where mixed
martial artists have a season with playoffs all culminating in a championship
on New Year’s Eve. The playoffs are next month in Las Vegas and the format is
set.

8 News Now Sports
Director Chris Maathuis has the story... Read More

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Storm Area 51 Celebrations take off in Downtown Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – As “Storm Area 51” events shuttle through Las Vegas, the alien gang descended on downtown for a celebration Thursday night. 

The
Downtown Las Vegas Events Center hosted the celebration that Storm Area 51
Event creator Matty Roberts assisted in organizing. 

Roberts
told 8 News Now what started as an online laugh is now light years ahead of
what he could have ever imagined. 

“It’s
absolutely amazing,” Roberts said. “I’m on cloud 9 right now. I just hope everybody leaves here with a good memory in their
hearts. And looks forward to it next year and taking this thing global.”

As
he watched hundreds of alien enthusiasts descend, Roberts hopes anyone
traveling north to Hiko or Rachel, Nevada stay safe. 

“It
was just an excuse to get out and do something together,” event goer Tyler
said... Read More

Juvenile taken to hospital after being hit by vehicle

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Metro responded Thursday night to the report of a person being hit by a vehicle. Officials say it was someone under the age of 18, but we do not yet know an exact age.

The juvenile was taken to the UMC Trauma center with serious injuries, but is still in stable condition.

The crash happened around 7:15 pm in the area of American Beauty Avenue and Tree Line Drive. Officials do not think the driver was impaired at the time of the crash. The driver stayed on scene and cooperated with authorities... Read More

I-Team: Nev. Dept. of Education looks into abuse allegations against teacher Kasey Glass

LAS VEGA (KLAS) — The I-Team’s stories about alleged abuse a student suffered at the hands of a teacher have gained the attention of the Nevada Department of Education. A spokesman says the department is looking into allegations against Kasey Glass.

A spokesman told the I-Team the Department of Education wasn’t aware of allegations against Glass until the I-Team contacted him.

“This is an ongoing issue,” said Todd Boley, the attorney for two students and their parents who are suing Kasey Glass.

According to Boley, it’s all too common for a teacher to leave one school district and show up in another despite allegations of abuse.

“You’ll see lots of instances in which districts have moved teachers who they knew were abusive without notifying parents that — that teachers who were known to be abusive; some who were prosecuted moved to other districts,” Boley said... Read More

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Metro holds “Protecting the Asian Community Walk”

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Metro kicked off a new initiative Thursday, aimed at keeping locals and tourists alike safe in China Town.

Metro held a “Protecting the Asian Community Walk,” making their presence seen up and down Spring Mountain Road. There were arrests made during the walk.

Officials say the walk is proactive in nature to suppress crime in the area. There are also crime cameras that will soon be put up at Spring Mountain and Valley View, and those will extend all the way to Decatur.

Locals were also invited to sit down and enjoy a cup of “Boba with a Cop.”... Read More

Tropical Storm Imelda drops 40 inches of rain, causing massive flooding in Houston area

HOUSTON, Tex. (KLAS) — Floodwaters shut down major roads throughout southeastern Texas on Thursday. Residents in the surrounding areas compared the rain to the deluge that washed over the city with Hurricane Harvey.

The remnants of Tropical Storm Imelda, which made landfall about 65 miles southeast of the city Tuesday, has dropped 40 inches of rain in the greater Houston area, including more than 25 inches over a 12-hour period.

Many resident were forced to abandon their cars on flooded highways... Read More

#StormArea51: Preps continue day before Area 51 Basecamp event

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The Storm Area 51 madness has landed in the Las Vegas valley. But despite twists and turns and assorted drama, the big Storm Area 51 festival extravaganza is still a go.

Several parties and related events are planned for the City of Las Vegas, but the center of the action is 100 miles north in Lincoln County, where emergency responders and public officials are hoping for the best, but preparing for the worst.

8 News NOW is following all of the extraterrestrial action this weekend. The I-Team’s George Knapp traveled down to the Alien Research Center in Hiko. It’s located on Extraterrestrial Highway.

The research center is the epicenter of the events, but maybe not the last Area 51 base camp celebration and demonstration that’s an alien-themed party... Read More