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I-Team: Las Vegas man who consumed marijuana before trip detained overseas, faces prison time

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A Las Vegas man who reportedly consumed marijuana before visiting the United Arab Emirates has been detained for nearly two months, his lawyer and officials confirmed to the I-Team.

Peter Clark, 51, flew to Dubai in late February for a business trip, his lawyer, Radha Stirling shared. Clark became ill with pancreatitis and was hospitalized. After a urine test found traces of marijuana in his system, Clark was detained and put in jail, Stirling said.

Recreational marijuana use is legal in Nevada, but not in the UAE. Even so, Clark faces a prison sentence of several years, Stirling said.

Clark is now awaiting the next steps from a hotel room. He is working with federal officials and the American embassy, officials confirmed... Read More

Knights go Duck hunting this weekend in Anaheim

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- It's an off day for the Vegas Golden Knights. They face the Anaheim Ducks Friday and Sunday during their chase after first place Colorado.

That is currently the challenge right now, but Vegas can't seem to make up any ground as the Avs also keep winning.

They don't have much time to catch up, with only 14 more games left in the regular season. Vegas is done with the Kings, winning six out of eight games against Lost Angeles.

Now, they've got the Ducks twice over the next four days.

The Golden Knights are 4-1 against Anaheim this season. They've scored 15 against the team but given up 10.

Here's an interesting number: Vegas has had 18 different players who have registered at least one point against Anaheim. Wednesday night's win over the Kings was big, as they take momentum into the pair in Anaheim. ... Read More

WEB EXTRA: NHRA legend John Force talks about this weekend's Vegas race and his daughters' success in racing

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) - 4-wide racing is coming to The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway this weekend, and nobody knows this sport better than the legendary John Force. He's a 16-time NHRA Funny Car champion and 21-time champ as an owner. Ron Futrell of 8 News Now has this exclusive interview with Force.

The Force family continues to dominate the sports with John's daughters racing and winning their way to the top. Force talks about what it's like to see his daughters compete and win. ... Read More

Police make plea to drivers with hit-and-run crashes on the rise in Las Vegas valley

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Metro Police are sharing a message for all drivers, asking everyone to slow down.

The number of deadly hit-and-run cases are on the rise in the valley. Police say each one could have been prevented.

8 News Now sat down with Metro's Traffic Bureau about this ongoing issue.

The concern is the warmer weather and the restriction rollbacks could help fuel the danger.

“It’s the right thing to do. You can save a life by staying on a scene. Seconds matter,” said Detective Kenneth Salsbury with the LVMPD Traffic Bureau.

They are mistakes, bad judgements or impairments, that can change your life in seconds.

“I’ve been told ‘I’ve been scared,’ ‘I don’t have a license’ and in some cases, ‘I thought I was at fault,’ when in fact when I do the investigation that person wasn’t at fault,” Detective Salsbury said... Read More

I-Team: Teenagers who tried to dismember Las Vegas father's body planned to run off to California, police say

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Two teenagers accused of murdering one of their fathers had plans to run off to California, court documents obtained by the I-Team say.

Police found the body of Daniel Halseth, 45, in a west valley home on April 9. His 16-year-old daughter and her 18-year-old boyfriend, Aaron Guerrero, are accused of killing him and trying to cover up the crime near Durango and Westcliff drives, police said.

In Nevada, a teenager 16 and older is automatically charged as an adult. However, 8 News Now is not releasing the 16-year-old daughter’s name until she appears in court. As of Thursday, both she and Guerrero remain in Salt Lake City, where they were arrested Tuesday.

Detectives found Halseth’s body “almost fully burned,” according to Guerrero’s arrest report... Read More

Tax Filing Deadline 2021: May 17, does not apply to estimated tax payments, those are due April 15

LAS VEGAS (KLAS/AP) -- Americans will be getting extra time to prepare their taxes. The Internal Revenue Service delayed the traditional tax filing deadline from April 15 until May 17.

The IRS announced the decision on mid-March. The move provides more breathing room for taxpayers and the IRS alike to cope with changes brought on by the pandemic. It is important to note that the new deadline does not apply to those individuals who make estimated tax payments, these are still due on April 15.

“The IRS wants to continue to do everything possible to help taxpayers navigate the unusual circumstances related to the pandemic, while also working on important tax administration responsibilities,” IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig said in a statement.


He's Out! Mojave Max emerges from his burrow

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Mojave Max nearly set a record. He was two days away from taking his longest brumation ever.

Instead, the well-known Southern Nevada desert tortoise emerged from his burrow Thursday at the Las Vegas Springs Preserve at 11:34 a.m.

It is a beautiful day to go outside! I have officially emerged from my burrow! The official time I emerged is 11:34:41 AM on 4/15/2021. Stay tuned while we search the records and verify the winner of the 2021 Mojave Max Emergence Contest. #ToTheMax pic.twitter.com/1zqegHBQY7

— Mojave Max (@MojaveMax) April 15, 2021

The earliest Max has emerged was Feb. 14 and the latest was April 17. ... Read More