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Top pop artists of 80s, 90s to perform at Orleans Arena

LAS VEGAS (KLAS)-- The Orleans will be hosting the Freestyle Explosion Throwback Jam at The Orleans Arena on June 11.

The event will feature top freestyle, pop, and dance artists of the 80s and 90s, performing their greatest hits. Performers include Stevie B, Lisa Lisa, Exposé, Sir Mix-A-Lot, Montell Jordan, and more.

Showtime is at 7 p.m. and tickets start at $31.65 plus tax and fees. For more information, visit www.orleansarena.com... Read More

Rallies supporting abortion rights expected across US

WASHINGTON (AP) — Demonstrators facing down a Supreme Court decision that could overturn the constitutional right to abortion are aiming to use rallies from coast to coast Saturday to express their outrage and to mobilize for the fight ahead.

More than 380 events were set from Maine to Hawaii, with the largest gatherings expected in Los Angeles, Chicago, New York and other big cities, organizers said.

In the nation's capital, activists planned to gather at the Washington Monument before marching to the Supreme Court, which is now surrounded by a security fence... Read More

Parent concern over online dangers for teens on social media

LAS VEGAS (KLAS)-- It's 2022, and there are so many apps out there such as Twitch, Roblox, and Discord, along with other social media apps.

Although the platforms may seem safe it opens the door to possible dangers if you aren't monitoring your child's usage.

Natalie Wainwright is a parent who says she isn't taking any chances when it comes to keeping a close eye on her son's social media usage.

"I can track them on their location and I can see after hours the calls and texts coming in and out," Wainwright said. "It is so helpful because I get an inside look at what they are doing."

She tells 8 News Now she uses an app called Smart Family to help monitor her son's usage.

Recently, Wainwright says she took her 13-year-old son's phone away after discovering conversations between an adult and her son, although, it wasn't anything inappropriate she says it still concerned her... Read More

Only On 8: Woman who adopted starved horse speaks out after accused abuser arrested

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The day after a woman was arrested, accused of abusing, and neglecting three horses in the northeast valley, the person who adopted one is sharing her story exclusively with 8 News Now. 

"He's my best friend now," the horse's adopter said. 

'Zeke,' as he is now called, has been to hell and back, but he is currently living the life he's always deserved. 

The woman who adopted him two years ago did not want to share her identity but spoke with 8 News Now Friday about how far he's come since he was saved. 

"Nothing was taken care of," she explained. "He was still underweight when he came home."

She said he was one of three horses starved in the northeast valley for months. 

"His hips were sticking out like no other," she recalled. "He was moving slow, he didn't want to get up."
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Police: Juvenile seriously injured after incident on skateboard in east Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Las Vegas Metro Police are investigating a roadway incident involving a juvenile on the east side of the Las Vegas valley.

Police say the juvenile was riding a skateboard while holding on to a vehicle and fell.

The incident occurred in the 5600 block of Forsythe, near Charleston and Nellis Blvd. around 10 p.m. on Friday.

Police tell 8 News Now the juvenile has life-threatening injuries and was taken to a hospital... Read More

Parents, school leaders oppose Dotty's northwest gaming establishment location approved by city

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Several school leaders in the northwest valley are voicing their concerns over a Dotty's gambling establishment being built too close to the area.

On Tuesday, the City of Las Vegas Planning Commission voted 4 to 3 to override a mandate to keep a gaming establishment at least 1500 feet from a school.

The Dotty's is set to go in along Rainbow Boulevard, near Ann Road and US 95, just over 400 feet away from several elementary schools. 

Those who spoke to 8 News Now say they were already against the matter, but after the robbery and murder that took place at the Dotty's location near Jones Boulevard and Flamingo Road this week, they are even more upset. 

Stephanie Ryne owns Dawn Education Preschool, across the street from the proposed location. She said the situation is beyond frustrating to parents and students... Read More

Report shines harsh light on Las Vegas Raiders work, administrative culture

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – In a detailed and lengthy article Friday night, the New York Times lays out a pattern of dysfunction within the organization after talking with "more than a dozen former employees" who described problems ranging from a hostile work environment to underpaying employees. 

The New York Times points out the firing and or resignation of several of eight of the team's top executives since the organization's move to Las Vegas, including the most recent departure of former Raiders President Dan Ventrelle, who echoed the volatility within the organization. "I firmly stand by my decision to elevate these issues to protect the organization and its female employees," said Ventrelle last week... Read More