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Couples flock to Las Vegas during pandemic wedding boom

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — While couples flocking to Las Vegas to get married is nothing new, there has been a COVID wedding boom going on, and Clark County, along with wedding venue companies, are noticing as elopements seem to be all the rage. 

"As more and more people get vaccinated and are encouraged to travel again, we have just been bombarded. We are up over 2019 numbers which was already a really good year for us," said Lynn Goya, Clark County Clerk. 

Owner of Cactus Collective Weddings, Mckenzi Taylor, says she has seen a rise in people contacting her company for their wedding plans.  

"I think what is happening this year is there is such a backlog of weddings because people had to postpone and or delay, but now people are thinking maybe I should just elope," Taylor shared.  "We are seeing an uptick in numbers for sure!"... Read More

Man arrested in North Las Vegas for leaving 6-year-old child in hot car

NORTH LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A North Las Vegas man was taken into custody Saturday after leaving a 6-year-old child in his car.

It happened in the 5100 block of North Lamb Boulevard, north of Lone Mountain Road. The call came out just before 4 p.m. Saturday.

Once on the scene, first responders checked and cleared the child. The 6-year-old was then taken into custody by Child Protective Services.

Jesse J. Ramires

Jesse J. Ramires, 43, was arrested by police. He is facing the following charges:

  • Child Abuse or Neglect (F)
  • Leaving Child Unattended in a Motor Vehicle (M)

The high temperature in North Las Vegas on Saturday was 101 degrees... Read More

North Las Vegas Police host inaugural back-to-school event

NORTH LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — North Las Vegas Police are helping students get ready for the new school year. They held a back-to-school revival event Saturday and saw a big turnout.

Not only were tons of school supplies given out, but they also offered free haircuts for kids and COVID-19 vaccines, along with dental and vision checks.

The event was designed to help families as they send their kids back to the classroom after a tough year.

Through the pandemic, this really helps them because we couldn't really do too much when they're going back to school and like I said we pay bills and a lot of stuff so coming up here we took advantage of it so they can all get school supplies,” said parent Victor Salmon.

This was the first "Cops Back to School Revive" event put together by North Las Vegas City Council and police... Read More

Mask signage back for Clark County businesses

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- If you head out to shop or eat, you may notice more signs up on the doors of businesses encouraging customers to mask up. It's all part of the new mandate.

"It is to avoid a shutdown again," said Jaimesen Mapes of Fine Entertainment. "Nobody wants that."

As cases rise in Clark County, more mitigation measures are being put in place.

"It is just one more step we can do to ensure our staff are maintaining safe protocols," Mapes told 8 News Now.

Fine Entertainment operates several restaurants, including PKWY Tavern in the southwest valley. The signs at businesses are encouraging customers to wear a mask, regardless of vaccination status.

"Our goal is to curb the risk as much as we can by using the masks," Mapes said. ... Read More

Surveying damage left in the wake of powerful Las Vegas valley storms

HENDERSON, Nev. (KLAS) -- Heavy winds and flooding left a trail of damage in their wake after powerful storms swept across the valley Thursday. The weather was certainly the talk of the town.

Damage was extensive at the Arroyo Grande Sports Complex, from ripped fencing and netting to downed trees and a felled scoreboard.

"I had to sit in the parking lot for half an hour, couldn't move, and the car just shook," recounted Henderson resident Rose Gallant, "So, it was bad."

The storms knocked down power poles, ripped through fences and flooded several areas throughout the valley.

Chris Fucile was at work when the rain came down hard. He captured it all on camera. ... Read More

State of Emergency declared in Douglas County in response to Tamarack Fire

CARSON CITY, Nev. (KLAS) — Earlier this week, the Tamarack Fire — which originated in California — crossed the state line into Nevada. Now, Governor Steve Sisolak is declaring a State of Emergency in Douglas County in response to the wildfire.

So far, the wildfire has burned more than 50,000 acres across the two states, destroying multiple structures. The fire is now threatening more than 2,700 homes in Douglas County.

“Now, more than ever we must stand united and use all our available resources to combat this growing threat in order to help our fellow Nevadans receive the aid they need,” said Governor Sisolak.

CLICK HERE to get the latest information on the Tamarack Fire. ... Read More

I-Team: Man accused of robbing same Las Vegas store 4 times

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A man behind a series of robberies at the same convenience store – involving a gun, a razor and a broken bottle -- is in custody, police said.

Bradley Smith, 21, is accused of robbing the Circle K at 2885 S. Decatur Blvd. four times between June 17 and July 3, police wrote in an arrest report. The store is near the intersection of Decatur Boulevard and Edna Avenue.

According to an arrest report, Metro investigators dubbed the series the “No Bull” case due to the suspect’s nonchalant attitude.

In the first case, a man, later identified as Smith, came into the store around 4:30 a.m. with another man. Smith is accused of walking behind the counter and telling the clerk, “Come here and give me all the money now,” while showing a gun, according to the report.

The clerk later told police the two men were frequent customers of the store. Video surveillance showed the men in the store just hours earlier... Read More