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Naked Trump statue makes downtown appearance for 'Life is Beautiful' festival

Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump made a bizarre appearance in Las Vegas Wednesday. Well -- it was more like a statue in his likeness that showed up.

A naked Donald Trump statue made its way back to downtown Las Vegas. The statue was made by a local artist and is expected to be on display all weekend for the Life is Beautiful Festival.

According to The Washington Post, the Las Vegas-based artist named Ginger was commissioned by Indecline to create the work. Ginger's experienced with creating monsters for haunted houses.

Ginger said he used 300 pounds of clay and silicone to create Trump's likeness, complete with what he described as a "constipated look."... Read More

Huntridge Shopping Center to debut new sign

The Huntridge Shopping Center in downtown Las Vegas is lighting up its new sign Thursday to celebrate major changes the shopping center has undergone. Developer J. Dapper spoke about the project on Good Day... Read More

One killed in fire near Bonanza and Eastern

A man is dead following a fire in ahome near Bonanza Road and Eastern Avenue.

The fire started shortly before 7 a.m. in a storage room at a home on Dori Avenue.

Las Vegas Fire and Rescue says the room had been converted into a studio apartment.

Fire crews discovered the man with several burns. He was taken to University Medical Center where he later died.

8 News NOW will have more information as it becomes available.... Read More

Downtown roads closed for Life is Beautiful

Road closures for the 4th annual Life is Beautiful music festival began Wednesday. Several downtown Las Vegas areas will be closed to traffic for the event, which kicks off September 23rd... Read More

Johnson Jr. High Mercury decontamination largest in city fire department's history

Las Vegas Fire and Rescue is calling the mercury incident at Johnson Junior High School "The largest decontamination incident in the history of its department."

Clark County School District held a news conference Thursday to give an update on the decontamination process and why it took so long.

More than 1,200 students and staff were screened after mercury was found at the school on Wednesday during an assembly. The incident lasted around 17 hours keeping many students at the school overnight.

Nine students and three administrators who were directly exposed to the mercury were quarantined, said Captain Ken Young, CCSD Police Department. He did add they were not exposed.

A child brought the mercury to school and a teacher noticed it and alerted others. School police, Las Vegas Fire and Rescue and the EPA responded.

"It was kids being kids, playing with a substance," Young said... Read More

Johnson Jr. High Mercury decontamination largest in city fire department's history

Las Vegas Fire and Rescue is calling the mercury incident at Johnson Junior High School "The largest decontamination incident in the history of its department."

Clark County School District held a news conference Thursday to give an update on the decontamination process and why it took so long.

More than 1,200 students and staff were screened after mercury was found at the school on Wednesday during an assembly. The incident lasted around 17 hours keeping many students at the school overnight.

Nine students and three administrators who were directly exposed to the mercury were quarantined, said Captain Ken Young, CCSD Police Department. He did add they were not exposed.

A child brought the mercury to school and a teacher noticed it and alerted others. School police, Las Vegas Fire and Rescue and the EPA responded.

"It was kids being kids, playing with a substance," Young said... Read More

Two unrelated shootings leave two dead

Metro Police are investigating two unrelated shootings Thursday night that left two people dead.

Police tell 8 News NOW both shootings happened at approximately 8 p.m.

The first shooting occurred in a residential neighborhood on North Circle, near Paradise Road and Twain Avenue. Witnesses reported hearing gunshots in the area. When officers arrived, they discovered a man with multiple gunshot wounds.

He was taken to a nearby hospital where he later died.

The second shooting occurred near the West Las Vegas Library near Lake Mead Boulevard and H Street.

Metro says officers responded to a report of a shot fired in the area. When police arrived, they found a Black male in his late teens or early 20's with multiple gunshot wounds. He was taken to University Medical Center and died a short time later.

Police do not have any suspects in custody for either crime. Investigators say the shootings are not related... Read More