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Republican candidates to debate on KLAS-TV on May 25

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- KLAS-TV (8 News Now) announced today that it will host an exclusive live multi-market telecast of a debate between the candidates for the Republican Party’s nomination for Governor of Nevada.

“Your Local Election Headquarters: Nevada Race for Governor, the Republican Primary Debate,” will take place on Wednesday, May 25, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. PDT, at the 8 News Now studio in Las Vegas and will be telecast in both the Las Vegas and Reno viewing areas.

The one-hour debate will bring together potentially 3 million television viewers across Nevada, and in addition to 8 News Now, will be carried live by broadcast partner KTVN 2 News in Reno, Nevada. All radio stations throughout Nevada also will be provided free access to broadcast the debate... Read More

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LVMPD seeks help locating missing endangered juvenile

Las Vegas (KLAS)-- Las Vegas Metro police are seeking the public's assistance in locating 16-year-old Jaylese Wainwright.

Wainwright was last seen on May 18 near the 900 block of Ridge Hill, on the southwest side of Las Vegas, wearing a black t-shirt with a red Slipknot logo, turquoise pajama pants, and white shoes.

Missing endangered juvenile Jaylese Wainwright.

Anyone with information regarding Jaylese Wainwright and her whereabouts are strongly encouraged to
contact the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department at (702) 828-3111, the Missing Persons Detail during
business hours at (702) 828-2907 or email at missingpersons@lvmpd.com... Read More

Driver, 19, drank alcohol, smoked marijuana before running over skateboarder

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A 19-year-old woman accused of running over a skateboarder after she allowed the 15-year-old to hold onto an SUV she was driving is facing charges. The teen boy suffered serious injuries when he was ejected off the skateboard and run over.

Destiny Jimenez, 19, is facing a charge of reckless driving resulting in death or substantial bodily harm for the incident which happened on Friday, May 13 around 9 p.m. on Forsythe Drive near Charleston and Nellis boulevards.

According to the arrest report, when police arrived at the scene, the 15-year-old was lying on the road surrounded by family members. Jimenez, who was crying, told police she was the driver. She also admitted to police she had been drinking alcohol and smoking marijuana before the crash. Police said a records check also revealed Jimenez did not have a driver's license... Read More

'Lake Mead Corpse Water' now for sale in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Curiosity in Lake Mead increased after a human body was discovered in a barrel on the newly exposed shore of Lake Mead several weeks ago. At least one local company is using the news headlines to increase sales. 

In a small dark shop in the middle of a Las Vegas strip mall, Charlie Hanks casually helps a couple of women look for items related to magic, witchcraft, and other dark topics. One of them stops in front of several small bottles, almost vials, of what looks like dirty water and chuckles. The woman just found the Lake Mead Corpse Water. ... Read More

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Sports betting becoming more popular with women

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Sports betting is gaining popularity across the country as it becomes legal in more states and it's not just men who are doing the betting.

Last year, more women started participating.

According to Global Wireless Solutions, more than 4.6 million women signed up for sportsbook apps in 2021, that's a growth of more than 115% year-over-year.

Jay Kornegay, the executive vice president at Westgate's Superbook said sports betting is more popular than ever as it expands across the country.

He said they are seeing more women place bets in person, as well.

"I think that is a big influence from their partners, whether it's their boyfriends or husbands, and they come in all shapes and sizes as well, that they want to get in on all the fun," Kornegay said. "They are realizing how fun sports betting can be and with sports betting off of your mobile device or smartphone, you can't get more convenient than that."... Read More

Stock market opens following worst day since June 2020

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Investors are waiting to see what Thursday brings after the stock market tumbled nearly 1,200 points or around 3.6%. It was the biggest loss since June 2020.

Stocks fell in early morning trading and have stayed that way.

The S&P 500 has dropped 18% from the record high set at the beginning of 2022.

According to analysts, the market is responding to inflation worries, rising interest rates, and retailers such as Target and Walmart who missed earning projections. Target lost a quarter of its value.

The recent slide has the S&P moving toward a bear market which is what Wall Street calls a sustained downturn. ... Read More

Local animal rescue seeks answers after newborn puppies found in dumpster

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Southern Nevada Animal Rescue League, or SNARL, told 8 News Now a couple reached out to them, asking for help on Tuesday, after finding nine Pitbull-mix puppies left in a box in a dumpster of a North Las Vegas apartment complex near Cheyenne Avenue and Martin Luther King Boulevard.

SNARL said the puppies' mother was nowhere to be found, and it appeared the puppies were deliberately dumped... Read More