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Raiders hold Friday Night Showcase at the Henderson Bowl

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- 8 News Now was at Green Valley High School for the Raiders Friday Night Showcase for a huge rivalry game at the Henderson Bowl as the Gators hosted Basic.

We were joined by former Raider James Harris who shared a memory from his high school days. He said playing your rivals is always memorable. There's a particular rivalry game at any level that sticks out in your mind... Read More

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Vegas Golden Knights announce plans for 'Knights Salute' initiative

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The Vegas Golden Knights announced Friday, updated plans for the organization's Knight's Salute season ticket member community recognition program that was first announced in 2020.

The program allows season ticket members to purchase additional home game tickets for deserving individuals and groups in the community.

The initiative will officially launch during the team's four upcoming preseason games at T-Mobile Arena.

All four contests are listed below and will begin at 7 p.m. PT... Read More

'The Hughes House' in the Channel 8 parking lot once owned by eccentric billionaire Howard Hughes

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- We are starting to dig into our own history here at Channel 8. Our station was once owned by eccentric billionaire Howard Hughes and there is a building in our parking lot that we call "The Hughes House, where he stayed in the 1950s.

The green bungalow was once part of a hotel. It has bathrooms, bedrooms, a kitchen and a dining room with a big table.

It has stood in this spot since the 50s.

Hughes fell in love with Las Vegas and leased it during that decade.

At the time, it was adjacent to the Desert Inn Hotel and stood on the grounds of what was called the Sun Villa Motel, and later the Blair House Motel.

Neither of those are here anymore, but this house is still standing tall.

The bungalow even made it to the big screen, appearing in the classic Las Vegas mobster flick Casino... Read More

ONLY ON 8: Student seen in video restrained from neck by CCSD police speaks out

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A student captured in a video being restrained by the neck, by a school police officer, spoke out on Friday to 8 News Now.

On Thursday, the video first surfaced showing the student laying on the ground at Palo Verde High School with an officer's arm around her neck.

The student explained why this should not have happened in our 8 News Now interview with Reporter, Victoria Saha.

"I wasn't trying to resist with him when he came my way. I was just standing there, " the student said.

To protect the privacy of the student, 8 News Now is not identifying them. ... Read More

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DUI enforcement still a major priority, despite dismantling of valley's dedicated strike team

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) - The way major valley agencies are tackling the issue of DUI driving is changing, following the end of the multijurisdictional effort known as the DUI Strike Team.

There have been a growing number of DUI crashes in the valley.

The big question is what is being done to stop the problem, especially now that the DUI Strike Team no longer exists?

The DUI Strike Team was a joint effort between Metro Police and Nevada Highway Patrol.

It was also supported by the Nevada Office of Traffic Safety.

The goal was to stop impaired drivers behind the wheel by being out on the streets.

Even with it now gone, 8 News Now has learned the work from each participating agency continues.

It has been nearly two years since Misha Escobia lost her father, Marcial, in a DUI crash in Las Vegas, near Tropicana and Rainbow.

"There's a constant void there," Misha Escobia said.
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Vehicle fire blocks all lanes of I-15 northbound before Tropical Parkway, 215 Beltway Friday night

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A vehicle fire has been blocking all lanes on I-15 northbound before West Tropical Parkway and the Clark County 215 Beltway, near Range Road for hours.

Drivers are advised to use alternate routes as the detour causes delays.

#FASTALERT 9:00 PM, Sep 24 2021
Vehicle on fire I-15 NB Before Tropical Parkway/CC-215
All lanes blocked, follow detour, plan for delays

— RTC Southern Nevada (@RTCSNV) September 25, 2021... Read More

'I always listen to my mom,' 6-year-old leaves mask on for school picture

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A 6-year-old boy is trending on social media after his mom shared a conversation he had with his photographer during picture day at school.

According to the boy's mom, Nicole Peoples, a photographer asked her son Mason to remove his face mask for his school picture. However, the first-grader didn't take his mask off because "my mom said to keep it on all the time unless I'm eating and far away from everybody."

Peoples shared the conversation on her Facebook page.

A GoFundMe was set up for anyone who wants to help contribute towards Mason's college fund or to just give him a pat on the back for listening to mom, as kids should... Read More