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WEB EXTRA: One-on-one with Democratic presidential hopeful, Sen. Elizabeth Warren

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Massachusetts Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren visited Las Vegas this week. She spent two days in the Silver State, and she’s one of four presidential candidates visiting the valley this week. The others: Rep. Seth Moulton, D-Mass., Sen. Cory Booker, D-NJ and Bernie Sanders, D-VT.

Nevada is one of the four early primary states, which means Las Vegas will continue seeing a host of candidates stumping.

On Tuesday, Warren held a town hall in southeast Las Vegas. Before the event, Politics Now co-host Steve Sebelius sat down with Warren for a one-on-one interview to discuss a number of topics and current events affecting the presidential race... Read More

WEB EXTRA: Democratic presidential candidate, Rep. Seth Moulton shares discusses immigration, veteran affairs

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Massachusetts Congressman and Democratic presidential candidate Seth Moulton is in Las Vegas this week. He’s spending two days in the Silver State, and he’s one of four presidential candidates visiting the valley this week. The others: Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Sen. Cory Booker, D-NJ and Bernie Sanders, D-VT.

Nevada is one of the four early primary states, which means Las Vegas will continue seeing a host of candidates stumping.

Politics Now co-host Patrick Walker sat down with Moulton to discuss immigration, veteran affairs, foreign policy and the version of the Green New Deal he has signed on to... Read More

One-on-one with Sen. Warren talking policies

Presidential candidate and Massachusetts senator Elizabeth Warren rallied supporters in east Las Vegas on Wednesday.

Warren’s trademark focus covered issues including a tax on assets of more than 50 billion. But before the rally, Warren sat down exclusively with 8 News Now to talk about her plans and the senator was not shy.

Politics Now co-host Steve Sebelius has the story... Read More

Police union defends officer terminated for hesitating on 1 October

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Metro Police confirm the termination of an officer seen hesitating during the 1 October shooting was news 8 News Now first told viewers about on Tuesday night. But on Wednesday, the police union spoke up to defend Officer Cordell Hendrex’s actions.

“At the time when Officer Hendrex was trained, they were trained that the only way you attack a bad guy like that would be through a 4-man element, nothing less,” said Steve Grammas, Las Vegas Police Protective Association.

According to the department, Hendrex was fired in March because of his performance of duties that night.

“He was terminated from our organization because we don’t believe he performed at the level that we trained him too,” said Undersheriff Kevin McMahill, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department... Read More

Harper mega contract, production in Philadelphia

Las Vegas native Bryce Harper made big news when he signed a 13-year, $330-million-dollar contract with the Philadelphia Phillies during the offseason.

The contract set a short-lived record for North American sports at the time. Contracts in all professional sports leagues are reaching record numbers for free agents in the open market when it comes to guaranteed money.

Is Harper living up to the hype?

Las Vegas Weekly’s Mike Grimala shares his thoughts and discusses Harper’s performance so far.

8 News Now Anchor Brian Loftus has the story... Read More

1 injured in shooting near Cheyenne and Rampart

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) Metro Police investigated a shooting Wednesday afternoon near W. Cheyenne Avenue and N. Rampart Boulevard. It happened around 3:00 p.m. at 3151 Soaring Gulls Dr.

When officers arrived at the scene they found a male victim suffering from a gunshot wound. He was transported to UMC Trauma to be treated for his injuries.

The man’s conditions are unknown... Read More

Volunteers warned about recent robberies at fireworks stands

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Law enforcement is urging operators of fireworks stands to stay vigilant following some recent robberies. Police have released a sketch of one of the suspects and images of some vehicles.

Metro Police are searching for two armed suspects who have been robbing charity stands in the valley.

The volunteers, who are raising money for church charities, were robbed at gunpoint, police said.

There are surveillance cameras in the area which recorded everything and police are looking at the videos to try and track down the thieves.

Police released images of the cars believed to have been used in the string of armed robberies that are targeting charity firework stands. In each crime, police say a car pulls directly to the booth and one to two men then demand cash at gunpoint... Read More