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UPDATE: Northbound I-15 reopens between Logandale, Mesquite following deadly crash

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The northbound lanes of I-15 reopened to traffic just before 8 a.m. after being closed for several hours due to a deadly crash involving a vehicle and a pedestrian.

#TrafficUpdate All travel lanes are back open on IR15/MM102. Safe travels everyone. #DriveSafe #LivesAreOnTheLine #NhpSocomm

— Nevada State Police Highway Patrol Southern Comm (@NVStatePolice_S) November 26, 2021

The crash closed the freeway between Logandale and Mesquite and caused a long backup of traffic... Read More

Home goes up in flames in west Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Fire crews battled a blaze at a home on Lake Mead Boulevard east of Martin Luther King Boulevard Friday morning.

The fire was reported around 5 a.m. and when firefighters arrived at the scene, there were large flames from the rear of the home.

According to Tim Szymanski with Las Vegas Fire & Rescue, there were no injuries reported and the cause of the fire is under investigation.

#FASTALERT 6:47 AM, Nov 26 2021
UPDATE Structure fire SR147 - Lake Mead Blvd After Martin L King Boulevard
All lanes open

— RTC Southern Nevada (@RTCSNV) November 26, 2021

Lake Mead Boulevard was closed while firefighters brought the fire under control... Read More

International travelers flock to Las Vegas for Thanksgiving weekend

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- As many families were winding down from Thanksgiving dinner Thursday, thousands of international travelers flocked to the Las Vegas strip for a weekend of fun. 

"We actually plan on coming here each Thanksgiving," Hamdija, who was visiting from Tunisia, said. 

The strip was packed Thursday, as people from all over the world wanted to soak in the sights, marking the first major holiday since the lifting of a nearly two-year federal ban on foreign flights due to COVID-19 restrictions. 

"Been here 6 nights, going home tomorrow," Alan Greene, who was visiting from Ireland, said Thursday. "It's gotten the better of us."

"We're pretty excited," Narendra, who traveled to Las Vegas from India added. "We got a limo over there."

British Airways and Virgin Atlantic also celebrated the return of their non-stop flights from London to Las Vegas in November. ... Read More

I-Team: UNLV student dies after fraternity boxing match, family seeks answers

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The death of a 20-year-old UNLV student shortly after a fraternity boxing match last week has loved ones raising questions about the event.

Nathan Valencia's family tells the I-Team that UNLV junior and Bishop Gorman graduate, was a healthy man who participated in the charity boxing event on Friday, Nov. 19.

He collapsed after the fight and was pronounced dead on Tuesday, Nov. 23.

(Courtesy: Valencia family)

Now questions are being raised about whether precautions were taken to protect boxing match participants such as Valencia.

This Saturday would have been Valencia's 21st birthday, but instead, family and friends, like Joe Castro, are mourning his loss.

"Anyone that he's ever met, they will deeply miss him," Joe Castro, a friend of Valencia tells 8 News Now.

Castro says he was at the event to support Valencia who wasn't an experienced boxer. ... Read More

Las Vegas Raiders defeat Dallas Cowboys, 36-33 OT

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Las Vegas Raiders defeat Dallas Cowboys 36-33 in overtime.

Daniel Carlson kicked a 29-yard field goal in overtime after Anthony Brown’s fourth pass-interference penalty kept the drive alive, and the Las Vegas Raiders beat the Dallas Cowboys 36-33 on Thursday.

Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) celebrates scoring a touchdown in the second half of an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys in Arlington, Texas, Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)

Carlson’s fifth field goal came after Brown was called for interference on Zay Jones on third-and-18.

All four of Brown’s interference penalties came on third-down incompletions.

The Raiders (6-5) ended a three-game losing streak with their first Thanksgiving victory since 1968.  ... Read More

Governor Sisolak helps serve Thanksgiving meals to those in need

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The line in front of the dining hall at Catholic Charities seemed never-ending.
everyone waiting to get their hands on a hot Thanksgiving meal.

8 News Now spoke with Guy Ellington, who was homeless for a year, however, he is now in temporary housing with Catholic Charities.

On this Thanksgiving day, Ellington says he is thankful for the help he has received.

"I am grateful to be here and have this opportunity," he says. "There is help here if they want it, there is a lot of people that don't want it, a lot of people using drugs, homeless stopped me from using."

Governor Steve Sisolak wanted to help out during Thursday's big feast. He was in charge of dessert at the pie station.

"This is extremely important to me we have got a lot of people in desperate need living on the streets, a lot of people don't have food security," the governor said. ... Read More

SLIDESHOW: Newborn Las Vegas babies in turkey outfits are absolute cuteness

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- These newborn Las Vegas babies at Southern Hills Hospital will have a special photo to remember their first Thanksgiving.

"We decided to dress up some of our littlest patients in these adorable Turkey outfits fit with a brown hat and a tail full of feathers," said Cyndi Lundeberg with Southern Hills Hospital. "Some of these little ones are our NICU babies so they’ll be spending Turkey day with us so we wanted to bring Thanksgiving to them and help make today a little more special for the babies and their parents."... Read More