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Aviators merchandise reaches new levels of demand

The Aviators return on the road and will be back in Las Vegas next week.

When the team is out of town, their presence is still well-known around the valley. In the latest edition of ‘Flyin High’ the sale of merchandise, hats, t-shirts, and other stuff are important for any sports franchise.

The branding is the key and the Aviators know with the new name and ballpark, comes new revenue that fans love to wear.

8 News Now Sports Anchor Ron Futrell has the story. ... Read More

CCSD dean estimates he’ll have $12K pay cut following elimination of 170 positions

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A dean within the Clark County School District estimates that he will receive $12,00 pay cut should he decide to take Supt. Dr. Jesus Jara up on his offer and teach again. 

After Jara made the announcement to cut the 170 high school and middle school deans positions to fill a $17 million budget hole, the superintendent also said that the deans would not be losing their jobs because there are other opportunities for those employees to go back into the classroom. However, for many deans there’s just one problem — they’ll have to take a pay cut.

“What they told me was that I was going to get a $12,000 cut in pay a year, which is $500 a check,” said Jason Bidwell, dean at Greenspun Middle School.

For Bidwell, that’s a substantial loss in income, and an adjustment he and his family will have to make after being used to making $79,000 in his administration role as a dean.  ... Read More

I-Team: Change in Medicaid policy impacts Nevada families who rely on compounded medicines

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) —  A Las Vegas valley mom faces a hurdle as she tries to get medicine for her child. It’s due to a change in how Medicaid covers certain prescribed medicines and it’s impacting other families, as well.

You may remember Joel’s story. Paula Cheney adopted Joel and has dedicated her life to caring for him. Their story touched valley residents so much, a handicapped van was donated along with funds for Joel’s care.

But now Paula and Joel face another challenge which is happening to other families. Paula Cheney called the I-Team because she knows this is an issue affecting other parents, patients and families. There’s been a change for medication that was covered by insurance, now making it more of a challenge to get the needed prescriptions.

While that’s being sorted out, people like Joel are waiting and suffering... Read More

I-Team: Man who detailed UFO secrets decades ago helped launch Area 51 stampede

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — On May 15, 1989,  KLAS-TV aired a live interview with a shadowy man who didn’t use his real name. The story he told was pretty outrageous, but 30 years later, it is still causing waves.

Bob Lazar’s allegations about alien technology being tested in the Nevada desert ignited worldwide interest and put the then-secret military base known as Area 51 on the map. The I-Team has a look at how far the story has spread in the three decades since that interview.

For the live interview, Lazar didn’t want his real name used. So, he was referred to as “Dennis” during the interview. That turned out to be the name of his boss at a place called S-4, a facility built into the side of a mountain, disguised to look like natural terrain. It would be another seven months before the world learned the guy’s real name was Bob Lazar, but the public didn’t wait. The race to Area 51 was on, and the cultural ripples are still being felt... Read More

Golden Knights documentary ‘Valiant’ will be shown before home game on Nov. 17

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The Golden Knights want to give its fans in the Las Vegas valley the premiere look at “Valiant,” a documentary about the franchise team’s rise to the NHL top in its first season.

Nearly six months ago Golden Knights fans got their first look at the documentary based on the team’s first season which many people say was made for Hollywood.

According to Deadline, a Hollywood publication, Osmosis Films is shopping this film titled “Valiant” to distributors. The trailer follows the Knights from inception to their historic run for the Stanley Cup, falling short to the Washington Capitals. It even follows how the community rallied around the team after the 1 October shooting... Read More

Metro needs public’s help finding robbery, shooting suspects

Metro Police are looking for the man who allegedly shot a woman during a robbery Saturday, and they need the public’s help.

According to officers, everything unfolded around 3:39 p.m. at a drugstore located in the 6100 block of W. Spring Mountain Road near the intersection of W. Spring Mountain Road and S. Jones Boulevard.

When officers arrived they found a woman in the parking lot of the business suffering from an apparent gunshot wound to the leg. Officers rendered aid to the victim until medical personnel arrived and transported her to UMC Trauma.

The investigation initiated by detectives with the Spring Valley Area Command Patrol Investigations Section found that the victim had come out of the store to retrieve some items from her car, and as she approached her vehicle a man ran up to her, pointed a gun at her, and demanded her personal items. ... Read More

SNOWY WEATHER: Snow falls around the Las Vegas Valley!

Snow started falling around the Las Vegas valley Wednesday night around 6 p.m. According to numerous viewer tweets and photos 8 News NOW received, many areas around the valley were seeing 1-3 inches of snow.

At 9.p.m. Summerlin had 4-5 inches of snow. And at 10 p.m. Echo Canyon Subdivision on Mount Charleston was showing 11-inches.

SLIDESHOW: Snow blankets parts of the Las Vegas Valley

Nevada Highway Patrol warned drivers on Twitter that roads could be a little tricky. Especially, for drivers traveling on I-15 southbound near Jean. The roadways in that area are expected to freeze with ice causing the roads be very slippery... Read More