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A look back: President Joe Biden's campaign interviews with 8 News Now

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — President Biden is no stranger to Nevada. He campaigned across the Silver State the past couple of years, during his most recent bid for the White House. 

8 News Now spoke one-on-one with the president on the campaign trail three times last year as he made different campaign stops in Las Vegas. In each of those interviews, he spoke about the America he wanted to build if he was elected. 

Now, that time has come. Joe Biden is officially the 46th President of the United States. 

A big theme of his Inauguration Day speech Wednesday was unity — a message he shared with me, even back in May during the democratic primaries. ... Read More

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Local nonprofit comes together safely to watch history unfold on Inauguration Day

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- From Washington, D.C. to Las Vegas, the pandemic changed how many of us watched history unfold today. Instead of the usual watch parties, most people stayed home.

But local nonprofit Make It Work Nevada wanted to watch it together. A handful of members say they were happy to observe the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris in a safe way.

"Well, it was a very historic day," said Quentin Savoir of Make It Work. "...We felt it was important to turn a new page together and feel the optimism."

Make it Work Nevada stops to watch the #PresidentialInauguration in Las Vegas @8NewsNow pic.twitter.com/nZBghk6Kxc... Read More

I-Team: Man charged with delivering more than 30 pounds of meth to Vegas

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A man is accused of driving from San Diego to Las Vegas to sell more than 37 pounds of methamphetamine, but the buyer was actually an undercover informant, documents obtained by the I-Team said.

Alfredo Adame-Calvillo faces charges of possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute methamphetamine and conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, according to court records.

During an agreed meeting Sunday, DEA agents said Adame-Calvillo and a confidential source met in a parking lot near Las Vegas Boulevard and Blue Diamond in the south valley. After Adame-Calvillo showed the informant meth in the back of the car, agents moved in.

The driver of the vehicle, who was not identified in court documents, was detained.

In addition to nearly three-dozen pounds of meth in plastic bags, a gun was also recovered under a floorboard, agents said... Read More

NEW: Nevada reports record-high 71 COVID-19 deaths

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Nevada set a single-day record for COVID-19-related deaths, reporting 71 in the past 24 hours, data released Wednesday shows. Of these additional deaths, 61 are from Clark County.

The previous single-day record -- 63 deaths -- was reported on Jan. 16. Nevada’s 14-day rolling average is now 20 deaths per day.

Governor Sisolak noted the record on Twitter, saying: "This single-day record high is devastating & a stark reminder for all of us." ... Read More

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Trump pardons Billy Walters, famed sports gambler convicted of insider trading

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Las Vegas sports bettor Billy Walters, who was convicted on insider trading charges, was pardoned early Wednesday by President Donald Trump, ending a bitter battle that lasted for years.

Trump issued 73 pardons and 70 commutations, announcing early Wednesday a list of those granted clemency with less than 12 hours left in his four-year term.

Walters issued a statement Wednesday after Trump's action:... Read More

Man arrested for stealing property from Laughlin hotel guests, police looking for additional victims

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Las Vegas police are looking for additional victims after arresting a 20-year-old man for stealing property from hotel guests in Laughlin.

Police say they responded to a burglary at a Laughlin hotel located in the 1600 block of S. Casino Drive on Jan. 17. Officers learned a hotel employee, later identified as 20-year-old Trevor Savok, stole property and clothing items from guests.

Savok then demanded nude photos from the victims in return for their belongings, police said.

Savok was taken into custody at the hotel without incident, according to police. He was booked into the Clark County Detention Center for several crimes associated with the event... Read More

Man who robbed same bank twice in Henderson sentenced to 282 months in prison

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A man who robbed the same bank twice was sentenced Tuesday to 23 1/2 years in prison, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.

U.S. District Judge Howard D. McKibben sentenced Anthony Delano Hylton Jr., 35, to 282 months in prison in the 2016-2017 armed robberies, which occurred at a Citibank branch at 10211 S. Eastern Avenue in Henderson.

Hylton was convicted in a jury trial in April, 2019, on two counts of armed bank robbery and two counts of possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime. He subsequently pleaded guilty in November 2020 to one count of felon in possession, according to information from U.S. Attorney Nicholas A. Trutanich for the District of Nevada.

According to evidence presented at trial, on Oct. 7, 2016, Hylton entered the bank with a .45 caliber semi-automatic handgun. Once inside, he pointed the gun at customers and bank employees, and ordered everyone to get down on the ground... Read More