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Vegas Golden Knights tickets on sale Monday

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – Vegas Golden Knights preseason single-game tickets go on sale Monday August 12 at 10am PT.

Ron Futrell of 8 News Now has the latest information on how fans can purchase tickets and the special promotions that will be offered. 4 bobble heads will be given out to fans during the preseason games. Mark Stone, Nate Schmidt, William Karlsson and Jonathan Marchessault will be featured.

game tickets to all regular season home games will go on sale to the general
public Monday, August 19 at 10 a.m. PT.

All tickets can be purchased through the team’s website or by
visiting http://vgk.io/dRiNV... Read More

Web Extra: Teachers spend near $500 on classroom supplies

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Social media is reshaping how educators nationwide, including in the Clark County School District, supply their classrooms for the upcoming school year.

Some are creating Amazon lists this year and using #clearthelist or #clearthelists. Others are using donorschoose.org to ask for items.

Educators spend an average of nearly $480 on supplies for their classroom, according to a study by the National Center of Education Statistics.

One CCSD teacher shares how she feels about the social media platforms influence on education. ... Read More

Henderson identifies officer who shot teen robbery suspect

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The Henderson Police Department identified the officer involved in Tuesday’s shooting of an unarmed teen-ager as Officer Scott Alward.

Alward is on paid administrative leave after the incident. He has been with the department since July 2014.

The 15-year-old was shot in the arm while running from officers after a reported robbery at a 7-Eleven in the 1400 block of North Boulder Highway, near the Warm Springs Road intersection.

Henderson Police Lt. Kirk Moore said the officer saw what appeared to be a weapon in the teen’s hand, but after the shooting it was learned the teen was unarmed. The teen’s identity is not being released due to his age.

The teen was transported to a hospital for treatment of his arm wound and has been taken into custody. He is facing a charge of armed robbery.

The shooting is the department’s third officer-involved shooting this year... Read More

VIDEO: President Trump says he’d ‘love’ to see Kaepernick play in NFL again

WASHINGTON (KTVN) — President Trump says he’d ‘love’ to see former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick play in the NFL ‘if he’s good enough.’

Trump commented Friday morning as he departed the White House for fundraising events in New York before heading for a working vacation from his New Jersey club.

President Trump says he'd "love" to see Colin Kaepnerick play in the NFL, "if he's good enough" https://t.co/idScOr7dIf pic.twitter.com/SOl1J4lFQd... Read More

Man charged with sex trafficking 14-year-old girl after meeting on ‘Skout’ dating app

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A Las Vegas man arrested on July 31 on sex trafficking charges is accused of pimping a 14-year-old girl he met on the “Skout” dating app.

Devonte James, 32, told the girl to get “DF1” tattoed on her eyebrow, her chest or her leg so everyone would know she belonged to him. Police said it is common for pimps to “brand” their prostitutes with tattoos.

James is charged with five felony counts: sex trafficking of a child under 16, kidnapping, living from the earnings of a prostitute, statutory sexual seduction, luring a child to engage in sex.

After James met the girl, she stayed with him at his apartment and they engaged in sex without a condom, a warrant said. After two weeks, he told her she needed to pay rent and she needed to start making some money.

When the girl asked how, James told her to “get on the blade.”... Read More

School board approves money to help students with social, mental health issues

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The Clark County School Board of Trustees cleared the way at its Thursday night meeting for a federal grant to help students with social and mental health issues.

The funds will allow social workers to assist children  in need when school’s not in session. It will also reimburse the Education Services division for funding positions since July 1 and cover costs through June of 2020.

Mental health professionals are needed during times when kids are out of school, because tips keep coming into SafeVoice which is an anonymous reporting system for students.

The number one issue students call about is bullying.         ... Read More

Lion Habit Ranch planning family-friendly celebration for World Lion Day

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — In anticipation of #WorldLionDay, nonprofit Lion Habitat Ranch showed 8 News Now reporter Hector Mejia around their facility.

In anticipation of #WorldLionDay, nonprofit @LasVegasLions shows us around their facility and the work that they do. Ray Ray is one of the 30+ animals under their care. She’s taking a break from the rest of her pals because she hasn’t been feeling well. @8NewsNow Good Day. #8NN pic.twitter.com/svVakMt8tw... Read More