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Clark County officials working to better regulate IV-therapy businesses

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — There are quite a few IV-therapy businesses across The Valley that promise to help re-hydrate people after a night of partying.

While business is
booming, is it the safest route?

Clark County commissioners are drafting an ordinance that could better regulate IV-therapy businesses. 

According to the Nevada State Board of Pharmacy, as many as 20 complaints have been filed against IV-therapy businesses in The Valley. 

“The standard of care needs to be established in this industry,” said Jason Burke, founder of Hangover Heaven. 

Most of the complaints filed involve unlicensed practitioners.

Burke is a licensed anesthesiologist, “I started Hangover Heaven in April of 2012,” he said. “We were the first IV hangover company in Las Vegas.”

Burke says he is all for
better control over clinics like his. ... Read More

Flyin’ High: Billy Bean brings “Moneyball” to Las Vegas Aviators

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – Oakland Athletics Executive VP Billy Bean talks about the movie “Moneyball” and his time in Las Vegas building the team here. Ron Futrell of 8 News Now reports in his latest edition of “Flyin’ High.”

Beane was the GM of the Athletics 20 years ago when he devised a plan to get players who were cost-effective for the team and they were successful in spite of having a very low budget compared to other Major League Baseball teams at the time.

The Aviators are wrapping up their regular season this weekend and are close to clinching a playoff spot in the PCL South. ... Read More

MGM Resorts International to host Veterans career fair in September

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Our military gives so much to protect our country, so it’s only right that we give back and help them get a job once they re-enter civilian life.

Army veteran Myron Carter and Marine veteran Steven Flak, both with MGM Resorts International, joined John Langeler in-studio to talk an upcoming veteran career fair at Mandalay Bay Convention Center.

MGM resorts hires veterans, active duty servicemembers, and members of the Guard and Reserves through their Boots to Business program and veteran career fairs.

“We realize that military members, servicemembers, as they transition and as they serve, they embrace a lot of the core values that we value as an organization,” Flak said. “Teamwork, excellence, inclusion. It’s a no brainer for us to be able to engage those individuals and bring them on as part of our team.” ... Read More

Bail denied for man accused in sledgehammer killing

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A judge denied bail for a man accused in a deadly random sledgehammer attack on a woman. Clinton Taylor, 36, appeared in court via video conference Friday morning.

Clinton is facing a murder charge in the bludgeoning death of a woman early Thursday morning. The woman was killed at a laundromat. According to Las Vegas police, she called 911 around 5 a.m. to report a man with a sledgehammer outside the business. The operator heard screaming and the phone went dead. The woman was alone while doing her laundry at the laundromat on Rancho, near Washington Avenue.

When police arrived at the scene, the woman was dead. Taylor was arrested a short distance away. Police said he had the sledgehammer and there was blood on him... Read More

215 Beltway closed by wrong-way driver crash

LAS VEGAS ( KLAS ) – The 215 Beltway was closed overnight by a head-on crash involving a wrong-way driver.

Metro Police say an on-duty crime scene analyst was driving southbound on the 215 past Flamingo just after 3 this morning when a car driving northbound crashed into her. The analyst was taken to the hospital with what appear to be minor injuries.

The driver of the wrong-way vehicle has been arrested.

As of 4:30am there was no word on when the freeway would be reopened.

This developing story will be updated as we get more information... Read More

Clark County educators happy and hopeful now that deal was reached with CCSD

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A big part of the struggle between the school district and the teachers union was the promised pay bump for educators who worked on improving themselves. Now, the moment educators across Clark County have been waiting for is finally here.

Their demands have been met, and now, teachers who have worked to advance themselves are getting the pay, they say they deserve.

“I tried to do a backflip, it didn’t work, so I just did a cartwheel instead, but I was elated,” said Jay Fair, P.E. Teacher at Brinley Middle School.

A lot of teachers are feeling happy and hopeful since the new deal has been reached.

“Been at the same school, with the same kids for my entire career,” said Fair.

Fair is a P.E. teacher at Brinley Middle School.

“I’m also the basketball coach, the soccer coach, and the track coach.”... Read More

CCSD Supt. Dr. Jesus Jara talks about process of reaching deal with CCEA

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Bargaining teams for the Clark County School District and Clark County Education Association tentatively agreed to contract terms Wednesday to avoid a strike on Sept. 10, but the district says the deal will result in financial implications for years to come.

The district funded the deal through interest earnings, freezing central office jobs the last 14 months and reallocating some positions from the district operating budget to state and federal grants. The next step now is to finalize the agreement.

CCSD Supt. Dr. Jesus Jara was a pivotal player during the negotiations. 8 News NOW Anchor Brian Loftus talked to him about the process of reaching a deal... Read More