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Knights go Duck hunting this weekend in Anaheim

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- It's an off day for the Vegas Golden Knights. They face the Anaheim Ducks Friday and Sunday during their chase after first place Colorado.

That is currently the challenge right now, but Vegas can't seem to make up any ground as the Avs also keep winning.

They don't have much time to catch up, with only 14 more games left in the regular season. Vegas is done with the Kings, winning six out of eight games against Lost Angeles.

Now, they've got the Ducks twice over the next four days.

The Golden Knights are 4-1 against Anaheim this season. They've scored 15 against the team but given up 10.

Here's an interesting number: Vegas has had 18 different players who have registered at least one point against Anaheim. Wednesday night's win over the Kings was big, as they take momentum into the pair in Anaheim. ... Read More

WEB EXTRA: NHRA legend John Force talks about this weekend's Vegas race and his daughters' success in racing

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) - 4-wide racing is coming to The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway this weekend, and nobody knows this sport better than the legendary John Force. He's a 16-time NHRA Funny Car champion and 21-time champ as an owner. Ron Futrell of 8 News Now has this exclusive interview with Force.

The Force family continues to dominate the sports with John's daughters racing and winning their way to the top. Force talks about what it's like to see his daughters compete and win. ... Read More

Police make plea to drivers with hit-and-run crashes on the rise in Las Vegas valley

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Metro Police are sharing a message for all drivers, asking everyone to slow down.

The number of deadly hit-and-run cases are on the rise in the valley. Police say each one could have been prevented.

8 News Now sat down with Metro's Traffic Bureau about this ongoing issue.

The concern is the warmer weather and the restriction rollbacks could help fuel the danger.

“It’s the right thing to do. You can save a life by staying on a scene. Seconds matter,” said Detective Kenneth Salsbury with the LVMPD Traffic Bureau.

They are mistakes, bad judgements or impairments, that can change your life in seconds.

“I’ve been told ‘I’ve been scared,’ ‘I don’t have a license’ and in some cases, ‘I thought I was at fault,’ when in fact when I do the investigation that person wasn’t at fault,” Detective Salsbury said... Read More

I-Team: Teenagers who tried to dismember Las Vegas father's body planned to run off to California, police say

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Two teenagers accused of murdering one of their fathers had plans to run off to California, court documents obtained by the I-Team say.

Police found the body of Daniel Halseth, 45, in a west valley home on April 9. His 16-year-old daughter and her 18-year-old boyfriend, Aaron Guerrero, are accused of killing him and trying to cover up the crime near Durango and Westcliff drives, police said.

In Nevada, a teenager 16 and older is automatically charged as an adult. However, 8 News Now is not releasing the 16-year-old daughter’s name until she appears in court. As of Thursday, both she and Guerrero remain in Salt Lake City, where they were arrested Tuesday.

Detectives found Halseth’s body “almost fully burned,” according to Guerrero’s arrest report... Read More

Tax Filing Deadline 2021: May 17, does not apply to estimated tax payments, those are due April 15

LAS VEGAS (KLAS/AP) -- Americans will be getting extra time to prepare their taxes. The Internal Revenue Service delayed the traditional tax filing deadline from April 15 until May 17.

The IRS announced the decision on mid-March. The move provides more breathing room for taxpayers and the IRS alike to cope with changes brought on by the pandemic. It is important to note that the new deadline does not apply to those individuals who make estimated tax payments, these are still due on April 15.

“The IRS wants to continue to do everything possible to help taxpayers navigate the unusual circumstances related to the pandemic, while also working on important tax administration responsibilities,” IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig said in a statement.

NEW EXTENSION ALLOWS FOR THE FOLLOWING: ... Read More

$800 million disbursement for 1 October victims approved, lawyer says

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A District Court judge approved the dispersal of $800 million in funds to the victims of the 1 October shooting, according to the lead lawyer representing victims.

Attorney Robert Eglet, in a statement in probate court on Thursday, said the dispersal was approved on April 1.

The $800 million came from MGM Resorts International, which owns Mandalay Bay, the hotel where Stephen Paddock broke out windows in his 32nd-floor room and opened fire on country music fans on the night of Oct. 1, 2017.

"Judge (Linda) Bell approved the final allocation of the $800 million settlement to the victims of the 1 October shooting on April 1, and we are in the process right now of dispersing those funds to the victims," Eglet said.

The statement came as Judge Gloria Sturman presided over a probate court hearing, where the sale of Henderson land owned by Paddock was approved. The land sold for $96,646.50... Read More

Schedule Released: CCSD Class of 2021 to celebrate graduation in-person

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Clark County School District (CCSD) senior classes can rejoice, as the district has released its schedule for in-person graduation ceremonies. The district says events will begin May 26 and run through June 7.

The venues slated to host the ceremonies are as follows: ... Read More