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ONLY ON 8: Man cuts window seal to break into locked car

It’s a new way criminals are getting into locked cars. → Read More

Police need help finding missing, endangered man

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Police are asking the public for help in locating a missing man who has significantly reduced mental capacity. Herman Clemons, 31, was last seen Thursday morning in the area of Charleston and Nellis boulevards. He was wearing a black t-shirt and green shorts. He could be wearing gray sweatpants over his […] → Read More

ONLY ON 8: Popular food truck stolen near Robindale, Jones over the weekend

Another popular food truck has been stolen in Las Vegas. For two years, Eric Hobbie has been serving up East Coast sandwiches on the west, but recently his food truck was stolen right from under him. → Read More

Boy with autism meets ‘new best friend;’ dog saved from South Korean meat farm

Four more dogs have been rescued from a meat farm in South Korea. 8 News NOW first told you about the first batch of dogs' tale of survival last week. It's a story that has been shared by thousands on the 8 News NOW Facebook page. → Read More

ONLY ON 8: Family’s still looking for answers about events leading up to daughter’s death

The mystery surrounding Amelia Claypool's death continues to puzzle her family. The 19-year-old's, boyfriend, 18-year-old Noah Hadley, is accused of shooting her in Henderson in June. He was charged with open murder. → Read More

Golden Knights goaltender Subban signs 1-year contract

Golden Knights goaltender Malcolm Subban has signed a one-year contract through the 2019-20 season which is worth $850,000. → Read More

Man recounts terrifying 1974 flood at Nelson’s Landing

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A terrifying storm struck Nevada in 1974 and no one saw it coming. It happened about 50 miles southeast of Las Vegas. A flash flood swept through Eldorado Canyon destroying everything in its path and creating a disaster of epic proportions. “September the 14th. It was a beautiful day in September. […] → Read More

Local teacher shares story of survival after boating accident

You'd never know from her contagious smile and laugh that Leslie Burns just lost her leg. → Read More

Man recounts terrifying 1974 flood at Nelson’s Landing

A terrifying storm struck Nevada in 1974 and no one saw it coming. It happened about 50 miles southeast of Las Vegas. → Read More

As the weather warms up, scorpions are escaping the heat

As the weather continues to warm up, many people around the valley aren't the only ones trying to escape the heat. So, are scorpions. → Read More

CCSD staff and parents voice anger, disappointment at school board meeting

More than 150 people packed Thursday night's school board meeting to discuss the district's recent announcement to cut 170 dean positions in the Clark County School District. → Read More

How legalizing pot is taking toll on medical marijuana programs

Several states have legalized marijuana within the past few years. While it has helped some state revenues, other long-standing medical marijuana programs are taking a hit. Since 2017, there has been a 40 percent decrease in medical cardholders in Nevada. → Read More

Frustrated residents blame NDOT for problem property along Oakey and MLK

The road work being done for Project Neon has had a significant impact on businesses and homes owners along the I-15 corridor. According to one resident who lives near Oakey and Martin Luther King Blvd., one of the Nevada Department of Transportation's problem properties has made them vulnerable to crime. → Read More

Twins follow in siblings footsteps by graduating from high school at age 15

Two local boys are graduating from high school this week, and they're only 15! The Benjelloun twins are continuing the trend of their other siblings by graduating from high school before the age of 15. → Read More

Legacy Traditional School students, staff honor veteran teachers

Several Clark County School teachers, who also happen to be veterans, were honored Friday for their service in the U.S. Armed Forces. During an end of school assembly, flag-waving students and staff held a very special tribute for seven teachers from Legacy Traditional School. → Read More

Lawmakers discuss historic Senate Bill 543 during first hearing on education funding

It is one of the most important bills in Legislative history. Senate Bill 543 would overhaul Nevada's 50-year-old funding formula. → Read More

School District investigates student's racist Snapchat video

The Clark County School District is investigating a racist Snapchat video that was posted on social media Wednesday. The video shows a student using racial slurs while talking about black people. → Read More

Vigil held on year anniversary of couple's death; mother calls for harsher DUI penalties

A local mother is calling for harsher DUI penalties on the anniversary of her daughter and son-in-law 's death. They were killed in a horrific crash at the intersection of Sahara and Hualapai in May 2018. → Read More

Dead dogs found in boxes outside of animal shelter; 2 people arrested

Two people were arrested on May 2 after a gruesome discovery outside of an animal shelter. Authorities say 64-year-old Brian Savage and 46-year-old Camilla Kepler allegedly left three dead Chihuahuas in a box outside of the Animal Foundation. → Read More

Expert tree trimmers prepare workers for possible emergencies that can turn deadly

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- As summer approaches, tree care may be at the top of homeowner's to do list. → Read More