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Residents fear massive crowds during LIB Festival

The Life is Beautiful Music Festival starts Friday and 8 News NOW is learning of problems in the downtown area.

Residents say they can't get in and out of their homes with the headaches likely to increase one the festival begins.

8 News NOW reporter Mauricio Marin has the story... Read More

"Beautiful: The Carole King Musical" comes to Las Vegas

You may be feeling the earth move if you live near the Smith Center for the Performing Arts. The Broadway hit "Beautiful: The Carole King Musical" is coming to the Smith Center. 8 News NOW chats with two of the show's stars... Read More

Crews prepare for Life is Beautiful festival

Thousands of people are expected to pack into downtown Las Vegas this weekend for the 4th annual Life is Beautiful festival. 8 News NOW previews the event... Read More

I-Team: Federal probe focused on city councilman

The city of Las Vegas has been served with a federal court order as part of an FBI investigation.

The 8 News Now I -Team has learned that the court order was served earlier this week, ordering the city to preserve certain electronic records.

Sources familiar with the investigation say the probe is focused on Las Vegas Councilman Ricki Barlow, but the specific allegations have not been made public.

The FBI does not comment on ongoing investigations, as a matter of policy.

Metro police declined to comment as well.

The I-Team has contacted the city of Las Vegas and Councilman Ricki Barlow for comment. We haven't heard back yet. ... Read More

Naked Trump statue makes downtown appearance for 'Life is Beautiful' festival

Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump made a bizarre appearance in Las Vegas Wednesday. Well -- it was more like a statue in his likeness that showed up.

A naked Donald Trump statue made its way back to downtown Las Vegas. The statue was made by a local artist and is expected to be on display all weekend for the Life is Beautiful Festival.

According to The Washington Post, the Las Vegas-based artist named Ginger was commissioned by Indecline to create the work. Ginger's experienced with creating monsters for haunted houses.

Ginger said he used 300 pounds of clay and silicone to create Trump's likeness, complete with what he described as a "constipated look."... Read More

Huntridge Shopping Center to debut new sign

The Huntridge Shopping Center in downtown Las Vegas is lighting up its new sign Thursday to celebrate major changes the shopping center has undergone. Developer J. Dapper spoke about the project on Good Day... Read More

One killed in fire near Bonanza and Eastern

A man is dead following a fire in ahome near Bonanza Road and Eastern Avenue.

The fire started shortly before 7 a.m. in a storage room at a home on Dori Avenue.

Las Vegas Fire and Rescue says the room had been converted into a studio apartment.

Fire crews discovered the man with several burns. He was taken to University Medical Center where he later died.

8 News NOW will have more information as it becomes available.... Read More