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Tough comedic questions for local hockey fans

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – The Golden Knights are wrapping up their three-game East Coast road trip Thursday in New York.

The task was tough taking on the Islanders and eventually losing in overtime 3-2 ending the Knights four-game winning streak. In the latest edition of ‘Striking Gold’ there’s a defacto public service announcement for the holidays. The message is to dish out some pre-game marital advice from Canadian comedian Ian Bagg.

8 News Now Sports Anchor Ron Futrell has
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Pearl Harbor commemoration to go on after fresh tragedy

HONOLULU (AP) — Officials will beef up security as usual for the ceremony to remember those lost in the attack on Pearl Harbor 78 years ago, with service members and dignitaries confronting a fresh tragedy after a U.S. sailor killed two civilians, wounded another and then turned the gun on himself at the storied military base.

The National Park Service, which is hosting the event with the Navy, would not give specifics on the heightened security measures, many of which aren’t readily apparent, Pearl Harbor National Memorial spokesman Jay Blount said.

The commemoration of the anniversary of the Japanese bombing that propelled the United States into World War II will go on as planned Saturday, he said. It’s expected to draw survivors, veterans, dignitaries and the public to honor more than 2,300 Americans who perished on Dec. 7, 1941... Read More

KFC’s fried chicken-scented firelog returns!

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Smelling “finger lickin’ good”: Kentucky Fried Chicken®, in partnership with Enviro-Log®, is bringing back its famous fried chicken-scented firelog. Starting Thursday, Dec. 5 — 11 Herbs & Spices Firelogs are available exclusively at Walmart.com for $18.99. And get this: There’s free two-day shipping, while supplies last.

“Last year, we captured the hearts, noses, and fireplaces of our fans, but thousands more were clamoring to get their hands on our limited firelogs. So, we brought our 11 Herbs & Spices Firelogs back with an exclusive partnership with Walmart to spread the finger-lickin’ good cheer,” said Andrea Zahumensky, KFC U.S. CMO. “We hope you’ll cuddle up with your family or friends with a bucket of our world-famous fried chicken and a warm fried chicken-scented fire this holiday season.” ... Read More

I-Team FIRST ON 8: Autistic boy handcuffed at school just months after family reaches settlement with CCSD

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A mother of a child with autism is upset her son was placed in handcuffs at school. Olivia Espinoza exclusively spoke with the I-Team after she was awarded a settlement from CCSD. But just as her family was ready to move on, they experienced another setback.

Espinoza found her son Matthew handcuffed at Sierra Vista High School on Nov. 12. He was kept in the restraints even after he had calmed.

“I can’t believe that this happened to my son,” she said.

She told the I-Team she received a call that morning saying her son bit a school aide and a student. Matthew has autism and is non-verbal.

CCSD Police officer: “Matthew, you okay?”

Olivia Espinoza: “Of course he’s not okay. He can’t talk. He can’t say his feelings.” ... Read More

Patients, staff suddenly evicted from Desert Hills Post-Acute and Rehabilitation Center

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A sudden eviction was carried out at a rehab center in the Southwest Valley today after a court order forced all patients and staff to pack their belongings and immediately leave the property.

Court records revealed Desert Hills Post-Acute and Rehabilitation Center is closing because of financial issues. The eviction process started late August, but a stay was put in place. Last month, a ruling came down to proceed with the original eviction, and patients learned yesterday they needed to leave.

“It’s actually been a sad day for most people here,” said patient Danny Robertson.

Patients put their belongings in large plastic bags while trying to comprehend the facility’s abrupt closure. ... Read More

Aviators President Don Logan named Minor League Executive of the Year

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — It’s a huge honor for one Las Vegas Aviators executive. President Don Logan has been named the Minor League Executive of the Year for the 2019 season by Baseball America.

Logan was a driving force behind the unveiling of the Aviators’ crown jewel this season — the brand new Las Vegas Ballpark. The ballpark was previously named Ballpark of the Year for 2019 by Ballpark Digest.

“This was the toughest thing I’ve ever tackled. This was two full years, all day, every day. I’m talking seven days a week, something was going on with the ballpark,” Logan said. “My wife, she didn’t see much of me the last couple years. She’s a superstar.”

Logan’s award is just one in a long list of accolades for the Aviators this season including: Manager of the Year, Ballpark of the Year, along with an 83-win season and a division title... Read More

Friends and family remember driver who died in wrong-way crash

HENDERSON, Nev. (KLAS) — We are learning more about that wrong way driver who died on the I-15 Tuesday morning. He is 39-year-old Frank Magliarditi of Henderson, who was a popular bartender at Aliante Casino.

NHP troopers say Magliarditi
was driving south in the north lanes on I-15 near Charleston when he crashed
into a semi. It’s unknown where he got on the wrong way.

Now, family and friends
can’t believe he is gone. His family and friends are shocked but remember him
as a loving man who would do anything for his kids. ... Read More