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Las Vegas woman sentenced 14 to 45 years in boy’s 2018 murder

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A Las Vegas woman was sentenced to 14 to 45 years in prison for the death of her son, 3-year-old Daniel Theriot. In November 2019, Cassie Smith pled guilty to second-degree murder and child abuse, neglect or endangerment resulting in substantial bodily harm.

The incident occurred in September 2018 when Smith reported Daniel missing at Sunset Park. She told Metro he’d walked away while she was on the phone.

Police later found the boy’s body near the Lake Mead Recreational Area. They believed he died 12 hours before Smith called 911.

“It was absolutely disturbing how the child was killed,” said Metro Lt. Ray Spencer in 2018. “There is nothing accidental about the death of this child.”

Smith’s boyfriend Joshua Oxford, 42, was sentenced to 16 to 45 years in Daniel’s death in November 2019. ... Read More

Burger King breaks the mold with new advertising campaign

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Burger King is breaking the mold in its new advertising campaign. The burger chain is portraying its Whopper covered in mold in print and TV ads running in Europe and the U.S. The message: Burger King is removing artificial preservatives from its signature burger.

The company, already known for irreverent ad campaigns, turned it up a notch, including a time-lapse of a decaying burger on Twitter. That imagery goes beyond the print ads that show a 28-day-old burger — a week beyond.

Early reaction to the campaign Wednesday was a mix of applause for the shift away from preservatives, to disgust... Read More

WATCH LIVE: Vegas Golden Knights acquire defenseman Alec Martinez from L.A. Kings

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Vegas Golden Knights General Manager Kelly McCrimmon announced Wednesday that the team had acquired defenseman Alec Martinez from the Los Angeles Kings.

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To make the deal happen, the Knights traded a 2020 Second Round draft pick and a 2021 Second Round draft pick (originally belonging to St. Louis). The team has also recalled forward Nicolas Roy and defensemen Zach Whitecloud and Jimmy Schuldt.

Martinez, 32, is a veteran of 597 NHL games – all with the Kings – and has tallied 62 goals and 136 assists for 198 points to go with 185 penalty minutes in his NHL career. He has also appeared in 64 playoff games for Los Angeles, helping the Kings capture two Stanley Cups in 2012 and 2014. ... Read More

Ryan Newman leaves hospital with daughters 2 days after Daytona 500 wreck

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (WFLA) — Ryan Newman has been released from a Florida hospital just two days after a horrific wreck in the final lap of the Daytona 500.

Roush Fenway Racing team tweeted a new photo of Newman walking out of Halifax Medical Center in Daytona Beach on Wednesday afternoon, holding the hands of his two young daughters.

“Ryan Newman has been treated and released from Halifax Medical Center,” the tweet said.

Best sight ever!!! https://t.co/g1G3VDwpi1 pic.twitter.com/kMs4u8LjOL

— Krissie Newman (@NewmanKrissie) February 19, 2020

That news came just hours after Roush Fenway updated fans saying Newman was “fully alert and walking around” the hospital. ... Read More

DNC: Nevada’s early voting turnout expected to reach 70,000

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — According to Tom Perez, the Chair of the Democratic National Committee, early voting numbers could reach 70,000. The numbers for Tuesday, which was the last day of early voting, haven’t been released yet, but the estimation of 70,000 is being based on numbers from all four days.

The numbers so far for early voting in the 2020 Nevada caucus are as followed:

  • Saturday-Monday: More than 36,000 Democrats turned out during the first three days of early voting.
  • On Monday, day three of early voting, there were 10,027 people who participated across 19 sites.

In voting in 2016, the Democrat caucus netted 84,000 total voters. So the Nevada caucus could be on-trend to pass its numbers last year.

On Tuesday, the last day of voting, there were still long lines reported in several sites. ... Read More

Newman alert, walking around hospital after crash at Daytona

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Ryan Newman is fully alert, walking around the hospital and joking with staff two days after his frightening crash on the final lap of the Daytona 500.

Roush Fenway Racing said Wednesday the 42-year-old driver “continues to show great improvement.” The team added that “true to his jovial nature, he has also been joking around with staff, friends and family while playing with his two daughters.”

The team included a photo of Newman standing in a hospital gown, smiling with his arms around his two young daughters.

Newman was injured Monday night when he crashed while leading NASCAR’s biggest race. Contact from Ryan Blaney sent Newman spinning into the wall and his Ford went airborne, where it was then hit by Corey LaJoie in the driver side door... Read More

LIVE: Democratic Presidential candidates join Culinary Workers Union Local 226 picket lines as workers fight for a union contract

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — With the Nevada caucus four days away, Democratic Presidential candidates will join picket lines at the Palms Resort & Casino on Wednesday, Feb. 19 as workers fight for a union contract.

8 News NOW’s Kate Houston is on the scene providing updates via Twitter as candidates arrive.

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— Kate Houston (@katehouston_tv) February 19, 2020

@JoeBiden joins culinary union members picketing outside the Palms. @8NewsNow #8NN pic.twitter.com/72B1FVQMOj... Read More