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Virgil Abloh, artistic director for Louis Vuitton, dies after battling cancer

LAS VEGAS (KLAS)-- Designer and Off-White founder Virgil Abloh died Sunday after a private battle with cancer, according to a tweet by luxury brand LVMH. He was 41 years old.

"LVMH, Louis Vuitton, and Off White are devastated to announce the passing of Virgil Abloh on Sunday, November 28th, of cancer, which he had been battling privately for several years."

Abloh was the first African American to head a major European Fashion house when Louis Vuitton named him its men's wear designer in 2018.

"We are all shocked after this terrible news, Virgil was not only a genius designer, a visionary, he was also a man with a beautiful soul and great wisdom," tweet read. ... Read More

LIVE: I-15 backs up for 20 miles at California border as holiday weekend wraps up

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Traffic on Interstate 15 has backed up for 20 miles as holiday visitors head home to California after the Thanksgiving weekend.

Expect delays if you are using I-15 today, and avoid it if you can.

#FASTALERT

11/28/2021 9:30 AM

Heavy Traffic I-15 South to California
20 Mile Back-up
Expect Long Delays

— RTC Southern Nevada (@RTCSNV) November 28, 2021

We will be monitoring traffic to California throughout the day on 8NewsNow.com... Read More

HAZMAT responds to ammonia leak in downtown Las Vegas; no injuries reported

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- An ammonia leak caused the evacuation of several businesses late Saturday night as a HAZMAT team investigated the source, according to a Las Vegas Fire & Rescue news release.

Crews responded to 911 calls the area of Charleston Boulevard and Commerce Street just before 10 p.m.

A small leak was found at a food processing plant, and it was quickly repaired by technicians at the Desert Gold Food Company, 123 W. Colorado Ave., not far from the Arts District.

Crews were on hand for about three hours, and evacuations were lifted when the odor was no longer detectable. There were no injuries reported.

Ammonia is used in industrial refrigeration. When concentrated, ammonia is corrosive to tissues upon contact. Exposure to ammonia in sufficient quantities can be fatal... Read More

Avoid DMV on Monday after holiday as wait times expected to soar

LAS VEGAS (KLAS)-- The Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles is warning drivers with its annual reminder about "Black Monday."

According to a Nevada DMV spokesperson, the Monday after Thanksgiving is traditionally the department’s busiest day of the year.

DMV offices were closed four days from Thanksgiving Day, November 28 through Sunday, December 1.

The agency is asking walk-in customers to use online services or kiosks this coming Monday or to delay visiting an office until later in the week.

The agency has 41 self-service kiosks at supermarkets, other partner locations, and DMV offices across the state.

Kiosks can process and print a registration renewal certificate and decal on the spot. AAA offers vehicle registration and handicapped placard services at five locations as well... Read More

Police search for 32-year-old man who went missing in North Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (KLAS)-- North Las Vegas police are searching for a missing 32-year-old man who was last seen on Thursday, Nov. 25th.

According to police, Christopher Anderson was last seen at about 4:00 pm near his residence located on the 3000 block of Honeysuckle Avenue in North Las Vegas.

Anderson is described as a Black male, about 5ft 5in tall, and about 140lbs. He has black hair and brown eyes. He was last wearing a grey sweater and black jogger pants.

Anderson is non-verbal, schizophrenic, and suffers from a diminished mental capacity in which he operates at an age level of less than a teenager. He does not have access to his medication. 

All hospitals are asked to check their registries for the missing person and notify the police immediately

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Anderson is asked to contact the North Las Vegas Police Department immediately at 702-633-9111... Read More

Motorcyclist critically injured following crash, near Charleston, Durango

LAS VEGAS (KLAS)-- Metro police are investigating a serious crash involving a motorcyclist Saturday.

Police responded to a multiple-vehicle crash shortly after 2 p.m near Charleston Blvd. and Durango Drive.

Police say the driver of a Dodge was trying to make a left turn when it collided with the driver of a Kawasaki Ninja. The impact forced the Dodge to rotate clockwise and crash into a Kia Sorento who was stopped at the entrance to the Chevron gas station.

The motorcyclist, a 29-year-old male, was transported to UMC Trauma by EMS, where he remains in serious condition. The driver, a 61-year-old female, of the Dodge sustained minor injuries. The driver, a 65-year-old female, of the Kia did not sustain any injuries from the collision

Charleston between Heavenly Hills and Durango was shut down for hours but it has since reopened. ... Read More

'Just know I will be okay, Nathan will be okay': Vigil held to remember UNLV student who died after boxing match

LAS VEGAS (KLAS)-- Family and friends gathered Saturday night to honor Nathan Valencia, on what would have been his 21st birthday.

A candlelight vigil was held at the University of Nevada in remembrance of Valencia Saturday night.

“Just know I will be okay and Nathan will be okay,” said Lacey Foster, Nathan’s girlfriend of almost two years.

Foster spoke to the crowd about the love they shared. 

“ I promise to keep your memory alive. My life is now a celebration of yours.” Foster added.

A vigil is about to start for UNLV student Nathan Valencia who died last week after participating in a charity boxing match for a fraternity. Today would have been his 21st birthday. @8NewsNow #8NN pic.twitter.com/IWNy9OSYMB... Read More