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Protesters speak out against Ethiopian activist during stop in Las Vegas

(KLAS) —
A large protest was held in Las Vegas tonight, where hundreds
turned out to speak out against Ethiopian activist Jawar Mohammed. Mohammed is
traveling across the U.S. ahead of the 2020 elections in Ethiopia.

The protesters claim he is a
“terrorist” who has caused violent and deadly attacks in that
country. Supporters say he’s an advocate for peace in Ethiopia and pushes for
equality among nations.

Wednesday night’s event was
held at the Royal Banquet Hall on Sunset Road... Read More

Video: Mt. Charleston sees first snowfall of the winter season

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Mount Charleston saw its first snowfall of the winter season prompting officials to warn residents and visitors to drive safely and prepare for winter conditions when visiting the Spring Mountains National Recreation area.

The storm Wednesday is expected to bring 10 to 18 inches of snow to the higher elevations of the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area (SMNRA), above 7,500 feet but not enough snow for various play areas of Lee Canyon to open.

Agencies are also reminding the public that Mt. Charleston has limited parking and snow play areas, thus, they’ll be monitoring traffic congestion in the area closely during the next couple of winter months.

“Always be aware of weather conditions before driving the Mount Charleston area and remember that snow tires and chains may be required during a storm,” said Chief Jorge Gonzalez of the Mount Charleston Fire Protection District. ... Read More

HELP NEEDED: Las Vegas BMX searching for stolen trailer

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A valley BMX team is asking the community to help them find the person who stole a trailer and thousands of dollars worth of equipment from a northwest valley neighborhood. 

“Team Torque Racing” manager and coach Tommy Stouffer told 8 News Now someone took the trailer Wednesday morning, between the hours of 8:30 and 10:30. It was parked in a neighborhood near North Durango Drive and West Centennial Parkway. 

“As soon as I came around the corner I knew it was gone,” he explained. “I was going through all kinds of emotions at the time.”

Stouffer said he knew it was stolen, just not missing, when he noticed the trailer’s metal hitch lock intentionally broken. 

Team Torque Racing consists of 22 local kids that travel the country to compete in BMX racing events. ... Read More

Morning Cup of Joe: Sheriff Lombardo doesn’t want you to be a target this holiday season

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Metro Police Sheriff Joe Lombardo spoke exclusively to 8 News Now reminds valley residents to take safety precautions during the upcoming holiday season. Sheriff Lombardo spoke about the growing number of break-ins during the holidays, especially at targeted malls around town.

Sheriff Lombardo also warned against “porch pirates”, or criminals who target homes to steal deliveries or packages delivered to homes.

If you have a questions for Sheriff Joe Lombardo’s segment “Morning Cup of Joe” send us an email here... Read More

Trump one-on-one: ‘You have to believe what you hear’ at impeachment inquiry

AUSTIN (KXAN) — President Donald Trump told KXAN that “you have to believe what you hear” when it comes to the impeachment inquiry during his visit to Austin on Wednesday.

In an exclusive interview with KXAN’s Phil Prazan, the president gave his verdict on Ambassador Gordon Sondland’s appearance at the inquiry Wednesday morning.

Trump was visiting Austin to tour an Apple manufacturing facility, Flex, where the company is creating its new line of Mac Pro computers.

The president on impeachment

Earlier in the day, Ambassador Sondland connected Trump directly to the quid pro quo, stating that “everyone was in the loop” — a statement that implicated White House officials and top officials like Chief of Staff Mulvaney and Secretary of State Pompeo. ... Read More

Four people injured in two North Las Vegas shootings

NORTH LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Several people were taken to the hospital after two separate shootings that happened about two hours apart in North Las Vegas. Four people were hit and one of them is in critical condition.

Police say the first shooting happened around 5:30 pm Wednesday in the 100 block of Honey Locust Drive. Two men were shot and are now being treated for non life-threatening injuries. No further details have been released on the shooting.

At 7:30 pm, officer responded to another shooting near Rome Boulevard and North McCarran Street. An 18-year-old woman was shot in the head, while a man was shot in the ankle. The woman is in critical condition.

Police have not said if the shootings are related. ... Read More

Henderson Police investigating officer-involved shooting, avoid the area

HENDERSON (KLAS) — Henderson Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting near Warm Springs Road and Marks Street. Officers shot a suspect who allegedly shot someone in a restaurant.

During a press brief, police said they believe the suspect and victim are both alive. Police also said the incident appeared to be a robbery.

The public is asked to avoid the area.

8 News Now has a crew headed to the scene for additional details.

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates. ... Read More