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Union votes to strike at General Motors’ US plants

DETROIT (AP) — The United Auto Workers union announced Sunday that its roughly 49,000 workers at General Motors plants in the U.S. would go on strike just before midnight because contentious talks on a new contract had broken down.

About 200 plant-level union leaders voted unanimously in favor of a walkout during a meeting Sunday morning in Detroit. Union leaders said the sides were still far apart on several major issues and they apparently weren’t swayed by a GM offer to make new products at or near two of the four plants it had been planning to close, according to someone briefed on the matter.

“We stood up for General Motors when they needed us most,” union Vice President Terry Dittes said in a statement, referring to union concessions that helped GM survive bankruptcy protection in 2009. “Now we are standing together in unity and solidarity for our members.”... Read More

Missouri woman in legal battle to keep three emotional support monkeys

(CNN) — A Missouri woman is fighting to keep three monkeys she claims have provided her emotional support for years.

Texanne McBride-Teahan may lose possession of
the animals after a neighbor in Creve Coeur, a suburb of St. Louis, spotted one
monkey outside roughly a month after McBride-Teahan moved in, according to CNN
affiliate KMOV.

Monkeys are considered an “inherently
dangerous animal” along with alligators, lions and pythons and are thus
prohibited in residential areas, according to the City of Creve Coeur.

McBride-Teahan defended her black-capped
capuchin named Zoey and two Bonnet macaques named Patas and Kalie Anna at a
city council meeting September 9... Read More

Traffic Alert: NASCAR race day causing delays on Interstate 15

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Fall NASCAR Weekend is causing delays on Interstate 15 northbound. Nevada Highway Patrol suggests motorists in need of services use the Loves Truck Stop at I-15 and US 93 to avoid the congestion.

#trafficalert IR15 NB is started to back up from the Speedway exit to the IR215. Motorists in need of services may want to use the Loves Truck Stop at IR15/US93 to avoid congestion. #drivesafenv #buckleup #eyesontheroad #nhpsocomm... Read More

Garrett Meriwether Foundation’s inaugural 5k proves major success

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The community rallied for an incredible turnout at The Garrett Meriwether Foundation’s inaugural 5k run/1-mile walk on Sunday. The event was a major success, with more than 500 participants raising over $25,000.

Originally, the foundation had planned to raise money for three scholarships to UNLV, awarded in 18-year-old Garrett’s memory. However, funds were raised for at least 10. Scholarships will be granted to students with a focus on three of Meriwether’s interests: speech and debate, DECA or hospitality management.

The event was also a huge show of support for the Meriwether family. Garrett tragically died in May 2019 when his car was hit by a sedan driven by a teenager under the influence of alcohol.

Meriwether’s mother and father founded the nonprofit to draw awareness to the dangers of driving under the influence and help UNLV students achieve their dreams for the future. ... Read More

LVMPD investigating suspicious device in downtown Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – Police are investigating a suspicious device in downtown Las Vegas Sunday morning.

Metro Police say the call occurred at 8:49 a.m on the 100 block of East Bonneville Avenue. 

The area has been closed off as a precaution, according to investigators.

8 News Now will have updates on this developing story... Read More

8 News Now celebrates Hispanic Heritage month with one-hour special

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Hispanic Heritage was first observed in 1968 and it started as a week-long celebration that was expanded into a month by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to span a month from September 15th thru October 15th.

September 15th is significant because it is the anniversary of independence for many Latin American countries including Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua.

Mexico celebrates their independence on September 16th.

The one-hour Hidden History special celebrates the impact of the Hispanic culture in Southern Nevada and airs Sunday, Sept. 15 at 10 a.m. on Ch. 8. ... Read More

Shooting leaves 1 dead near LV Strip

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – One person is dead following a shooting Saturday night.

Metro Police say the incident happened around 9 p.m. on the 2100 block of Industrial Road on a 911 call of someone being shot.

Officers located a male suffering from a gunshot wound and the victim died at the scene. 

Homicide detectives are investigating, and no suspects are in custody.

8 News Now will updates on this developing story... Read More