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WEB EXTRA: Tour the inside of an inflatable space habitat

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A team from NASA is in Las Vegas for the next week looking over Bigelow Aerospace’s inflatable habitat, the BA 330. Because of the lack of usable space in space, inflatable habitats allow for a much smaller payload for launch but much more indoor real estate once inflated. 

8 News Now was given an exclusive tour of the mock-up NASA engineers and astronauts will be testing and evaluating for long-term space travel. Bigelow is located in North Las Vegas... Read More

Camel Safari bringing new experience to Southern Nevada

BUNKERVILLE, Nev. (KLAS) — Ever wanted to ride a camel? You’re in luck! A different animal experience is coming to Southern Nevada.

Guy Seeklus’ Camel Safari will start taking reservations on Oct. 3 for overnight camping trips. Enthusiastic camel lovers will be get a chance to stay in Gers, otherwise known as Yurts. Gers are portable, round tents with origins based in Central Asia. The company also offers rides through the desert.

Camel Safari, located just over an hour north of Las Vegas, spans 176 acres in Bunkerville. It is home to 50 animals and focuses on inspiring the understanding and support of wildlife conversation.

Prices range from $40 to $300. For more information, please visit Camel Safari’s website. ... Read More

Two-Minute Sports, Thursday Aug. 29, 2019

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – Two-minute sports for Thursday August 29, 2019. Ron Futrell of 8 News Now talks about the final weekend of preseason football and the Aviators run towards the playoffs.

On 8 News Now tonight at 7pm the Chargers and the 49ers meet in Santa Clara, CA. The Raiders play at Seattle against the Seahawks.

College football sees Utah playing at BYU in Provo, UT and the UNLV Rebels are 24 point favorites at home Saturday against Southern Utah.

The Aviators have a 2 game lead over El Paso in the PCL Pacific South with only 5 games left in the regular season. The Aviators play their final 4 regular season games against Tacoma at home beginning Friday... Read More

VIDEO: Grasshopper along for the ride

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A lonely grasshopper took a ride along the 215 in Las Vegas Thursday morning. The video was shot by Andres Gonzalez, a senior director at 8 News Now.

Some are wondering if Las Vegas might be soon seeing another grasshopper invasion like the one that happened about a month ago. While the swarm eventually vanished, the Department of Agriculture says another invasion isn’t likely. There are just some stragglers, like this one, hanging around probably looking for their buddies.

This is what last month’s invasion looked like... Read More

Missing businesswoman may have been found dead

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Officials say an unidentified person has been found dead in a car in the 4000 block of West Twain Avenue. Metro says the car belongs to missing person Sharon Harrell.

Officials could not confirm the identity of the person who was found dead, and would not say if it was Harrell. The body was found Wednesday evening around 5 pm.

They say this is still an ongoing investigation.

Harrell’s friends and family took to social media last night to announce Harrell had been found dead, but we have not been able to confirm this with Metro or the coroner’s office. Harrell was reported missing last week.

She had last been seen at TC’s Rib Crib, the business she and her husband own. ... Read More

SAHARA Las Vegas celebrated for its return to The Strip

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The iconic SAHARA Las Vegas resort-casino is returning to The Strip, and cast members of the BLANC de BLANC cabaret show are toasting to its bright future.

The resort is spending over $150 million to renovate everything from hotel rooms and corridors to a soon-to-be unveiled hotel lobby and the casino floor. It recently opened Infinity, a high-limit gaming lounge... Read More

‘This ain’t your mother’s marijuana,” surgeon general says

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health officials issued a national warning Thursday against marijuana use by adolescents and pregnant women, as more states legalize the increasingly potent drug for medicinal and recreational use.

Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar and Surgeon General Jerome Adams made the announcement, with Azar calling marijuana “a dangerous drug.” Officials said President Donald Trump has donated $100,000 — one-quarter of his annual government salary — toward a digital campaign to raise awareness of the risks. Trump has forgone his official salary since taking office.

The warning comes as legal marijuana has grown into a $10-billion industry in the U.S. with nearly two-thirds of states legalizing it, mainly for medical uses. An increasing number of states and localities are also allowing personal, recreational use... Read More