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Predators drub Golden Knights in Vegas, 5-2

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Pekka Rinne made 33 saves to remain unbeaten as the Nashville Predators topped the Vegas Golden Knights 5-2 on Tuesday night.

Rinne is 4-0-0 this season and has been splendid in the net, stifling one of the NHL’s most potent offenses.

Kyle Turris, Colton Sissons, Calle Jarnkrok, Filip Forsberg and Nick Bonino scored for the Predators, who had nine players get points in the win. Seventeen of Nashville’s 20 skaters to appear in a game have registered a point.

Mark Stone and Reilly Smith scored for the Golden Knights, who had won their previous two games after outscoring their opponents by a combined final of 11-4.

Nashville has scored 28 goals, its most through its first six games of a season in franchise history. The Predators have scored at least four goals in five of their six contests... Read More

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Takeaways from #DemDebate: Warren under fire, 70s club ignores age issue

A dozen Democratic presidential candidates participated in a spirited debate Tuesday over health care, taxes, gun control and impeachment. Takeaways from the three-hour forum in Westerville, Ohio.

WARREN’S RISE ATTRACTS ATTACKS

Sen. Elizabeth Warren found Tuesday that her rise in the polls may come with a steep cost. She’s now a clear target for attacks, particularly from more moderate challengers, and her many plans are now being subjected to much sharper scrutiny.

Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar and South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg slammed her for not acknowledging, as Bernie Sanders has, that middle-class taxes would increase under the single-payer health plan both she and Sanders favor.

“At least Bernie’s being honest with this,” Klobuchar said... Read More

Students pay artistic tribute to 1 October survivors

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A group of children have created a lasting tribute at their school to honor the victims of the Oct. 1 shooting.

Their story was featured last week in 8 News Now’s ‘What’s Cool at School’ segment. The students at Cadwallader Middle School created 58 sets of life-sized angel wings to pay tribute to those who lost their lives on Oct. 1, 2017.

The students wanted to find a way to honor survivors, including their science teacher, who was at the Route 91 festival two years ago. A number of October 1st survivors saw 8 News Now’ story over the weekend, and they were touched.

Travis Phippen, the son of John Phippen, who died saving someone’s life said the kids tribute was “awesome.”

On Tuesday night, a number of the survivors visited the school to see the angel wings in person... Read More

Talk about breaking the internet! Jennifer Aniston joins Instagram and everyone goes crazy

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Jennifer Aniston, one of America’s sweetheart who’s become like a ‘friend,’ just made her debut on Instagram and the internet went crazy!  

The A-list actress made the announcement with a clever post that was sure to get everyone talking. She posted a photo of herself and the rest of the cast from the 90 ‘s/2000’s sitcom that made her fa household name: That’s right Ross, Joey, Chandler, Monica, and Phoebe were all a sight for sore eyes and Friends super fans. 

She captioned it: “And now we’re Instagram FRIENDS too! Hi Instagram!”

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And now we’re Instagram FRIENDS too. HI INSTAGRAM ... Read More

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5 desert tortoises get new home; they were quarantined after being rescued from construction site

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A few tortoises in the valley have a new home. On Tuesday, the Clark County Desert Conservation Program released five desert tortoises. 

They went through health assessments and a quarantine process to make sure they’re safe to be released. The tortoises were recovered from active construction sites earlier this year. The purpose of the program is to keep them out of danger and in a safe place.

“We administer a hotline for construction projects where developers can call and report a desert tortoise on their project side; we’ll come out and collect the tortoise, so they’re not impacted by construction activities,” said Kimberley Jenkins, principal environmental specialist, Desert Conservation Program.

Before being released back into the wild, surveys were conducted to make sure the area was safe, and weather conditions were good... Read More

Clark County Commission receives Virgin Trains USA’s presentation for high-speed train

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A new plan for a high-speed train will considerably cut down the travel time L.A. Last month California approved hundreds of millions in tax-exempt private bonds for Virgin Trains USA. The Clark County Commission received the company’s presentation on Tuesday.

Virgin Trains USA already has a system in Florida and says L.A. to Las Vegas has a lot of similar characteristics. It connects highly populated and growing markets and also markets that have a large tourist population.

The company says this is the time to make it happen:

“What makes this different is that the time is right,” said Bob Malley, Virgin Trains. “We have reached a tipping point in southern Nevada in an economic standpoint economy in Clark County is booming; a lot of businesses want to be here, a lot of people want to be here, there is a lot of excitement going on.” ... Read More

VIDEO: Valley is home to Mexican restaurants rich in local history

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — There are dozens of Mexican restaurants in Las Vegas, but 8 News Now went in search of those establishments that were pioneers in diversifying and comforting the palate of Las Vegas valley residents.

On this last day of the observance of Hispanic Heritage Month, 8 News Now found some long-standing Mexican restaurants and uncovered the strong connection locals have with these establishments.

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Macayos Las Vegas- Thank You for all your years of service. You will be missed!!!

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