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Flavor Flav charged with domestic battery after arrest by Henderson police

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Flavor Flav was arrested on Oct. 5 in Henderson on a charge of domestic battery, according to Henderson police records.

The 62-year-old star is co-founder of the iconic rap group Public Enemy. His real name is William Jonathan Drayton, Jr.

According to records from the Henderson Police Department, Flavor Flav faces a misdemeanor domestic battery charge. He was accused of poking and grabbing a female member of his household, throwing her down and grabbing a phone out of her hand, according to national media reports from TMZ.com and RollingStone.com.

Police said he was booked into the Henderson Detention Center... Read More

Las Vegas Councilwoman Michele Fiore announces run for governor

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Las Vegas Councilwoman Michele Fiore announced Tuesday she will run for the Nevada governor's office. She is now among a handful of Republicans who have already jumped into the race for the GOP nomination in an attempt to unseat Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak.

Fiore who made the announcement during a news conference with her attorney released an "in-your-face" video announcing her candidacy.

In the video, she announces a "three shot plan" that calls for ending vaccine mandates, banning critical race theory, and stopping voter fraud. She vowed to never stop fighting for the people she represents.

Fiore, a controversial figure, has recently been in the news over a dispute with fellow councilmember Victoria Seaman, who said Fiore bullied her. Earlier this year, Fiore relinquished the post of mayor pro team after making "racially charged" remarks at the Clark County Republican Convention... Read More

LIVE: Pedestrian killed in hit-and-run, Sahara Ave. closed to traffic

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The eastbound lanes of Sahara Avenue are closed to traffic between Torrey Pines Drive and Jones Road following a hit-and-run crash that left one person dead.

The crash was reported around 1:35 a.m.

According to Metro Police Lt. David Gordon, a driver traveling eastbound on Sahara struck the pedestrian who was crossing Sahara at the intersection of El Camino Road. It's believed the pedestrian was in a crosswalk. The driver failed to stop and continued to drive eastbound... Read More

U.S. Senate moves to reform federal wild horse program

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A historic move, years in the making to protect our wild horse and burro population in Nevada and across the west.

The U.S. Senate appropriations committee has earmarked more than $10M for the Bureau of Land Management to use fertility control rather than round-ups.

For decades the BLM has resisted controlling wild horses with fertility instead of force.

"The helicopter roundups are horrifically cruel, and these animals suffer significantly during the process," said Holly Gann-Bice who is a wild horse advocate. "It is very traumatic for the horses. Many of them, suffer from broken necks and broken legs."

Wild horse advocates like Gann-Bice are hopeful that could change now that there is an appropriations bill providing $11M for fertility control.

It could help move away from the current roundup program that lands thousands of horses into holding pens. ... Read More

'It really breaks my heart': Parents demand change following seduction case involving CCSD employee

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Another CCSD educator has been arrested, making it the second person to be taken into custody in less than a week.

CCSD Police arrested 48-year-old Jennifer Courtad on two counts of statutory seduction. The arrest stems from an investigation that started at Eldorado High School in October 2020.

Arrested: Jennifer Courtad (CCSD Police)

The arrest warrant was issued in August 2021. 8 News Now has learned Courtad was taken into custody by the Salt Lake City Criminal Apprehension Team on behalf of CCSD Police and Metro Police in Cedar City, Utah. Courtad was booked into the Clark County Detention Center on Oct. 16, 2021 by Metro Police.

Although Courtad has been arrested, many parents are asking how CCSD will ensure this does not happen again -- especially because Courtad worked with students with disabilities.
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Missing Las Vegas man last seen in Primm on Oct. 12

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A local man described by his friends as a teacher has gone missing.

28-year-old Vincent Bognot was last seen in Primm last Tuesday, Oct. 12.

His friend tells 8 News Now he hasn't been heard from since that date.

Bognot is described as weighing 190 lbs. and standing 5'11 in height.

He drives a dark charcoal BMW with a license plate that reads "VINCE."

If you have any information call Henderson Police at 702-267-4913... Read More

Resorts World, Cira architectural firm to design new Arizona resort

Gila River Hotel groundbreaking, south of Chandler, AZ (Courtesy: Steelman Partners)

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The architectural firm behind two of the valley's latest resorts is breaking ground on yet another big gaming resort, this time over 300 miles away.

On Monday, Steelman Partners, the firm behind Resorts World and Circa resorts, announced it will head up a 160-acre resort and casino project south of Chandler, Arizona.

Renderings of new Gila River Hotel & Casino project south of Chandler, AZ (Courtesy: Steelman Partners)

The new $150M+ project is for Gila River Hotel and Casino's fourth location and will feature more than 850 slots and table games, BetMGM Sportsbook, dining and is expected to create over 600 new jobs.

The new project is expected to take 18 to 24 months to construct.

Circa Resort and Casino in downtown Las Vegas is nearing its one-year anniversary on Oct. 28... Read More