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Rain Hits Some Areas of Southern Nevada

Rain fell in some parts of the valley Thursday afternoon. The video featured was the parking lot of 8newsNow this afternoon. The severe thunderstorm warning expired at 4 p.m. Thursday afternoon. The humidity is expected to last through the weekend with drier air moving in next week.

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Wynn Las Vegas Takes Bets on Non-Sporting Events

Wynn Las Vegas Takes Bets on Non-Sporting Events


The Wynn Las Vegas on Wednesday became the first Sin City casino to take event wagers on a non-sporting event, with bets on the World Series of Poker main event.

   The wagers are the first to be approved by state regulators since new rules in January made them allowable, Nevada Gaming Control Board Enforcement Chief Jerry Markling told The Associated Press.

   "There have been inquiries made, but none that got to this point," Markling said.

   The bets add a new wrinkle around poker's most prestigious tournament, being held roughly 2 miles from the Wynn at the Rio

All-Suite Hotel & Casino, with the possibility of entrants betting on themselves.

Recent Rash of Murders on Las Vegas Strip

LAS VEGAS -- Three homicides on the Las Vegas Strip in less than two weeks have some questioning safety.

The most recent death was the result of a fight between two tourists at O'Shea's Casino. Police say just after midnight, Benjamin Hawkins got into a fight with John Massie while in the O'Shea's restroom. Both were in town visiting from Florida and Utah.

According to the police report, Massie made a racial comment to Hawkins. The fight continued outside of the restroom, which is where Hawkins allegedly hit Massie in the face. Massie died a short time later at a nearby hospital. Hawkins faces one count of murder. The other two homicides happened on the south end of the Strip.

Turnover at Tropicana Mob Exhibit

Litigation has been present from the beginning for Bloom.

Power struggles aren't confined to the content of the Las Vegas Mob Experience. The Tropicana attraction confirmed Tuesday the resignation of managing partner Jay Bloom.

Read more at the Las Vegas Review-Journal

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Allegiant Approved for Large Jets

Allegiant Approved for Large Jets


Las Vegas-based Allegiant Airlines took another big step toward its eventual goal of offering service to Hawaii.

Allegiant has obtained approval from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to begin operating the Boeing 757-200 aircraft type.

“This is an important day for Allegiant,” Andrew C. Levy, Allegiant Travel Company President, said.  “The addition of the Boeing 757-200 will play an important role in our company’s future growth. Our operations team worked long and hard to ensure the completion of this certification and we thank them for their dedication in achieving this important goal.” 

Reader Gets More Than Expected in Photo

Reader Gets More Than Expected in Photo

This photo was taken by 8 News NOW reader Bob O'Dea, who works at Nellis Air Force Base. Here's Bob's message:

"This picture was taken this morning near I-15 and Sahara on-ramp. Only intended to get the “GOD” sign. After the picture was taken, I realized I got a bit more than I expected."

Man Dies After Being Stabbed on the Las Vegas Strip

LAS VEGAS - An altercation on the Las Vegas Strip left one person fatally stabbed Monday morning.

The incident happened shortly before 2 a.m.. Police say the victim and his friends were walking southbound on Las Vegas Boulevard near the Cosmopolitan, when they encountered a group of Latino males.

An altercation ensued between the two groups. Police say one of the alleged suspects produced a knife and stabbed the victim multiple times.

The alleged suspects fled the scene, but were later apprehended. The victim, a Latino male, was transported University Medical Center where he later died.

Anyone with additional information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers.