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WANTED: Metro Police seek suspect in commercial robbery on the Strip

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Metro Police are investigating an alleged commercial robbery that occurred in the 3000 block of South Las Vegas Boulevard on Jan. 1. Authorities say the man entered a business, recklessly handled merchandise and became irritated when a clerk asked him to be careful.

The suspect reportedly became agitated and struck the clerk with a blunt object multiple times. He then fled with several unpaid items.

Police released the following suspect description: ... Read More

Downtown Container Park celebrates Mardi Gras with park-wide ‘Fat Tuesday’ theme

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The Downtown Container Park is in a Mardi Gras state of mind.

Beginning Friday, Feb. 21 and continuing through Tuesday, Feb. 25, merrymakers can indulge in small business deals, food and drink specials from the Downtown Las Vegas open-air shopping center & entertainment venue all week long in celebration of Mardi Gras.

Grab your friends and join us for 5 days of Mardi Gras specials at #ContainerPark! pic.twitter.com/XetgI9IyeH... Read More

Nev. State Democrats: More than 36,000 Democrats turn out during first 3 days of early voting

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — More than 36,000 Democrats turned out during the first three days of early voting, according to a tweet sent out by the Nevada State Democratic Party.

UPDATE: More than 36,000 Democrats turn out during first three days of early voting

On day three of early voting, 10,027 Nevada Democrats participated across 19 sites!

— NV Dems (@nvdems) February 18, 2020

The group said on day three of early voting, 10,027 people participated across 19 sites. Tuesday, Feb. 18, is the last day of early voting in the state.

The Nevada Caucus will be held on Saturday, Feb. 22. 8 News NOW will have live team coverage of the Nevada Caucus on air and online at 8NewsNOW.com

No other details were released... Read More

Coronavirus halts production for Las Vegas-based Gemini Jets, collectible model airplane company

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The world’s most popular brand of model airplanes has been impacted by the COVID-19 coronavirus.

GeminiJets, the leading brand of collectible aviation models, is feeling the effects of the halt in work being done in China. The Las Vegas-based brand has announced there will be no new products in the foreseeable future.

GeminiJets and its parent company, Airliners Distributing Inc., are headquartered in Las Vegas, but their products are manufactured in China... Read More

Officer involved in shooting identified by Metro Police

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The officer involved in a weekend shooting has been identified as Officer Andrea Mitre, according to Las Vegas Metropolitian Police Department.

The shooting happened on Sunday afternoon near Valley View Boulevard and Cactus Avenue when officers responded to an “unknown trouble call.”

When officers arrived at the scene, they found a man armed with a “long gun” standing in the doorway of the residence. Officer Mitre shot at the suspect injuring the man. He was transported to University Medical Center for treatment.

Mitre has been with Metro since 2016 and is assigned to the Enterprise Area Command. She is currently on routine paid administrative leave pending the outcome of a review of the shooting... Read More

PHOTOS: UFO Mega Conference in Laughlin

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A conference is underway in Laughlin, Nevada this week and it’s attracting people who are curious about UFOs and the paranormal. There are 30 guest speakers including scientists, researchers and experiencers at the UFO Mega Conference, along with numerous vendors. Here’s a look at some of vendors and people attending... Read More

UPDATE: Third suspect arrested after body found in California links to Las Vegas murder

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A third suspect, identified as 33-year-old Davon Hickman, has been arrested in California for his involvement in a December 2019 crime.

Hickman is currently awaiting extradition to Las Vegas for murder, conspiracy to commit robbery and robbery with a deadly weapon.

This third arrest is related to a murder investigation that resulted in the arrest of two other individuals in early January.

JANUARY 2019

San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department (SBCSD) responded to a murder investigation that stemmed from a December 2019 incident. SBCSD officers assisted the California Highway Patrol at 4:30 a.m. and found a dead body inside a burned vehicle.

After the deputy coroner responded to the scene, it was determined the victim had sustained a gunshot wound... Read More