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Night court launches Oct. 19 in North Las Vegas to ease dealing with traffic tickets

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- In a step that could make a traffic ticket a much smaller burden, the North Las Vegas Municipal Court is launching the state's only night court.

The first session will be Tuesday, Oct. 19, at 5:30 p.m., and a session will run once a month for traffic offenses, according to a North Las Vegas news release. The court plans to expand the number of sessions and types of offenses heard based on demand.

“I've seen many people come into court who have had to take the day off to handle their ticket, or they bring their kids with them because they'd have to find childcare during the day,” North Las Vegas Municipal Court Chief Judge Chris Lee said.

“Many are already struggling to pay traffic fines, which makes missing work to handle their tickets an extra burden. We are providing a better option for them," he said... Read More

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US will lift COVID-19 restrictions for vaccinated international travelers on Nov. 8

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The U.S. is lifting travel restrictions for fully vaccinated international travelers on Nov. 8. The White House made the announcement Friday morning.

Foreign nationals will be able to travel to the U.S. if they show proof of vaccination and a negative COVID-19 test taken within three days of travel.

“U.S. Travel has long called for the safe reopening of our borders, and we welcome the Biden administration’s announcement of a set date to welcome back vaccinated international travelers," said U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow. "The date is critically important for planning—for airlines, for travel-supported businesses, and for millions of travelers worldwide who will now advance plans to visit the United States once again."... Read More

Budding Las Vegas tech community has monthly meetups

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- You may think tech startups are only in Silicon Valley but Las Vegas has its own tech startup scene.

Southern Nevada has a budding community, with support from city leaders. Since May, the city of Las Vegas has helped create Tech Alley in the downtown Las Vegas Arts District. It's a place for local tech entrepreneurs to meet to discuss ideas and business plans.

According to the city, there are more than 1,200 startups in Las Vegas with a combined enterprise value of $4 billion this year.

Tech Alley CEO Joshua Leavitt says the monthly meet-ups could lead to some big business.

“In my mind, let’s create something where if anyone wanted to engage the tech scene. If anyone wanted to engage the startup scene or an entrepreneur eco-system, they now know where to go," he said... Read More

Foundation helps families through grief after pregnancy, infant loss

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Hundreds of local families will gather Friday evening to support each other in a "gone but not forgotten" vigil. They're honoring the babies that never got to take their first breath, after pregnancy or infant loss.

More than six months into her pregnancy, Gaby Foster and her husband found themselves racing to the hospital preparing for very early birth. She could never have imagined leaving empty-handed.

“Losing a child is not the order of life,” Foster said.

But it's a harsh reality for so many families.

Jalen never got to take his first breath but Foster said losing him so far into her pregnancy was unfathomable.

“We may have not gotten to grow up with them, but they’re our babies. They matter,” she said.

Foster said it's why she and her husband created Jalen’s Gift Foundation. They didn't want other families to feel alone during a difficult time... Read More

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ONLY ON 8: 'I felt really violated,' thousands of dollars in military gear stolen

LAS VEGAS (KLAS)-- A Nevada Army National Guard soldier is in shock after more than five thousand dollars worth of military gear was stolen from her storage unit in the northwest valley Wednesday.

Sgt. Renauda Hunter says it happened at a storage facility in the northwest part of town, which she has used for several years.

"I felt really violated. I've never been robbed," Sgt. Hunter said.

Sgt. Hunter says photos and messages from her time in basic training were also stolen from her storage unit. And perhaps even more than the thousands of dollars worth of military gear, she wants those sentimental items returned to her.

"I can't replace those pictures and those letters at all," Sgt. Hunter said.

Sgt. Hunter provided 8 News Now with a picture she took of a surveillance video, showing someone carrying her military belongings out of her storage unit... Read More

Renaissance Festival returns for three-day event

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) --- A three-day event will take festival-goers back in time to the Renaissance era with the help of several live performances and activities for the whole family.

An array of authentic period foods and beverages will also take center stage at the 27th annual Age of Chivalry Renaissance Festival.

The three-day event will take place at Sunset Park bringing together the community for a fun-filled weekend.

Other special moments will include numerous villages and different guilds along with historical reenactments.

No pets are allowed at the festival but children of all ages are welcome. ... Read More

Police: One person suffers life-threatening injuries after being hit while crossing east valley roadway

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Metro police investigating an auto-pedestrian crash on the east side of the valley near Lamb Boulevard and Sunrise Avenue.

It happened at approximately 7:34 p.m. Thursday evening when witnesses tell police a person was jaywalking across the street before being hit by a vehicle.

Police tell 8 News Now the pedestrian's injuries are life-threatening.

No other details have been released.

This is a developing story, check back for updates. ... Read More