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UFC 239 takes center stage in Vegas

LAS VEGAS (KLAS-TV) – This weekend’s UFC fight card is unique with a bunch of talented fighters ready to take the spotlight.

Even at Thursday’s
faceoffs, the public and fight fans tried to figure out each fighter on what
they’ll likely bring to a stacked UFC 239 fight card.

8 News Now Sports
Director Chris Maathuis has the story. ... Read More

First responders deal with eventful 4th of July

LAS VEGAS (KLAS-TV) – Independence was celebrated across the Las Vegas valley, but the 4th of July wasn’t without a few hiccups.

Local fire crews have responded to more than 50 outside fires in our area and in addition to the fireworks debacle at Red Rock Resort, there were several busts for illegal fireworks in the Mountains Edge neighborhood.

8 News Now reporter Sasha Loftis has the story... Read More

WATCH: 4th of July fireworks around the valley and country

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Across the country, the national holiday to mark America’s birth as a country has been filled with parades, concerts, competitive eating and, of course, fireworks.

The Las Vegas valley appealed to the community with hometown parades attended by thousands of people in Summerlin and Boulder City, while cities like Boston, Philadelphia, Washington, New York and other places around the country held massive celebrations with big-name artists like Jennifer Hudson, Luke Bryan, and Carole King.

But when it was all said and done, one of the things that people wanted to see the most was the fireworks.

Here are some fireworks displays that lit up the sky across the Las Vegas valley and the country:

4th of July fireworks across the Las Vegas valley... Read More

Family, friends, and presidential hopefuls flock to Boulder City’s annual Damboree Parade

BOULDER CITY, Nev. (KLAS) — A big annual celebration took place in Boulder City on the 4th of July. However, this year, the Damboree Parade took on a little bit of a political tone as Democratic presidential candidates campaigned in southern Nevada.

The day was also filled with fun, flags, family, friends, and food.

“We go to the parade, pancake breakfast, we go to the high school, we go to the carnival, we go home, we barbeque burgers, we’re back out for fireworks later tonight, and whoever comes, we’re like ‘this is the drill, this is what we do,” said Leah Richardson, vacations in Boulder City.

The parade, which is always a fan favorite, did not seem to disappoint those in attendance.

Patrick Walker, Politics NOW host: “What’s your favorite thing that you’ve seen?

Mary, child attending the Boulder City Damboree: “I like the cars that go super fast when the cars come!” ... Read More

Speed, impairment suspected in multi-vehicle crash in south LV

LAS VEGAS (KLAS-TV) – Metro Police say multiple people were transported to area hospitals after a four-car crash Thursday night.

According to investigators, the crash occurred at 9: 00 p.m. on South Decatur and West Cactus just outside the intersection.

The drivers injuries are unknown at this time.

Police say impairment and speed were factors in the crash.

8 News Now will have updates on this developing story... Read More

CANCELED: Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa cancels fireworks show; proper paperwork not filed

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — 8 News NOW has learned that Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa had to cancel its highly anticipated fireworks show Thursday night.

They sent us the following statement:

“Out of an abundance of caution and concern for our guests, we have made a decision to cancel this evening’s firework show. Our vendor did not file the appropriate paperwork with the Clark County Fire Department. Even though all of our safety protocols are in place, the safety of our guests and our community must come first. We sincerely apologize for this inconvenience and disappointment.”

No other details were released... Read More

LIVE: 4th of July fireworks fill the skyline of Red Rock Casino area

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY, AMERICA! On Thursday night, Station Casinos will host its 4th of July fireworks shows above the skylines of Green Valley Ranch Resort and Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa. The shows will start at approximately 9 p.m.

Watch Red Rock’s show live below:... Read More