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CAUGHT ON CAMERA: SWAT team rescues man from Lake Michigan

CHICAGO (KLAS/CNN) — Two Chicago Police SWAT officers saved a man from the freezing waters of Lake Michigan on Sunday.

An eyewitness who saw the man struggling in the water called first responders. The SWAT officers were first on the scene followed by the Fire Department and even marine officers in scuba gear.

The two SWAT team members were able to get the man out without diving in themselves. The individual was transported to the hospital in critical condition.

On Chicago Police’s Twitter, the department thanked the person who made the call to first responders.

The entire incident was caught on camera and posted on the Chicago Police department’s Facebook page. ... Read More

Local Special Olympics athlete attends NBA All-Star game

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The NBA All-Star Game on Sunday featured many stars, including special representation from Special Olympics Nevada. Rob Doyle, a Special Olympics athlete and hard working volunteer at Vegas’ Dondero Elementary, was there to soak up all the fun.

8 News Now profiled Rob last month. He was nominated by Special Olympics to go to the NBA All-Star game.

Rob is a huge L.A. Lakers and Kobe Bryant fan. He got to play in the game with Las Vegas Aces star A’ja Wilson and some of the NBA’s best.

Rob’s aunt said he had a great time at the game in Chicago this past weekend... Read More

DESPERATE: Utah mom calls 9-1-1 for formula, police officers deliver it

SALT LAKE CITY (CNN) — A desperate mother called police for help to feed her newborn. It was the middle of the night and her other four young children were asleep and her husband was out of town.

Shannon Bird, Called 911 for Baby Formula: “I have no formula. And I have no idea how I can get formula to her. And I’ve been calling neighbors and no one will answer.”

She told the dispatcher, her milk had suddenly dried up.

” Shannon Bird, Called 911 for Baby Formula: “This is my fifth kid and this has never happened.”

Officers in Lone Peak answered the call.

Initially the officers brought milk, but then realized the baby was too young to drink it. They made another run to the story to buy formula. They wouldn’t accept any money from the mom... Read More

Cirque artist falls during ‘Beatles LOVE’ performance

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) Cirque De Soleil says one of their aerial artists fell during the finale of their show, “The Beatles LOVE” Sunday night. It happened during the 9:30 p.m. show at the Mirage.

The show stopped to allow the emergency team to bring the artist backstage and receive medical attention, the group told 8 News Now.

They say that stopping the show to do this is part of their emergency response protocol.

Cirque De Soleil issued the following statement:

“As a precautionary measure and in accordance with our emergency response protocols, the show stopped to allow the emergency team to safely bring the artist backstage where he was immediately taken in good care by the show’s medical team. ... Read More

Bloomberg takes veiled swipe at rival’s aggressive loyalists

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — With the Nevada caucuses less than a week away, Democratic presidential candidates campaigning were fixated on a rival who wasn’t contesting the state.

Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden, Amy Klobuchar, Elizabeth Warren and Pete Buttigieg all went after billionaire Mike Bloomberg and made clear they were eager to take him on in a debate.

“He thinks he can buy this election,” Sanders told a Carson City rally Sunday. “Well, I’ve got news for Mr. Bloomberg — the American people are sick and tired of billionaires buying elections!”

Bloomberg hit back Monday with a video mashup posted to Twitter of aggressive and threatening comments made by people who appear to be Sanders supporters, juxtaposed with Sanders calling for “civil discourse.”

“We need to unite to defeat Trump in November,” the former New York mayor tweeted. “This type of ‘energy’ is not going to get us there.”... Read More

Greatest Show on Ice: Weiner dog race

GREEN BAY, Wis. (CBS) – Thirty-two weiner dogs hit the ice for the annual Weiner Dog Race at the Resch Center. It’s become a fan favorite and took place between periods while the Green Bay Gamblers battled the Dubuque Fighting Saints over the weekend.

The winner – Willow – received the prestigious Resch-Minster Oaks Trophy.

Fans were asked to bring pet food and supplies to the game which will be donated to the Happily Ever After Animal Sanctuary.

Organizers say this game is a hit every year.

“We never knew when we started it how many years ago – 6 or 7 years ago – that it would be almost a sold-out crowd. I’m just glad everybody comes out and cheers on and just has good, family fun at this. I mean, where else can you go and have that kind of a good time?” says Lynn Hopfensperger from Fox Communities Credit Union... Read More

WHAT’S THAT? Migrating birds appear on weather radar

(CBS) — That’s not a storm you’re seeing on this radar! The National Weather Service says it’s birds migrating over Key West, FL Monday morning.

The NWS says birds show up on the map in yellow/green hues while rain appears in darker blues. Apparently, this kind of bird activity is typical this time of the year as birds migrate back to their homes after flying south for the winter... Read More