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Deadline approaches for KLAS-Cox deal

More than 300,000 households in southern Nevada that currently watch KLAS-TV Channel 8 will have to make other arrangements after Friday at midnight. That's when the KLAS signal will no longer be transmitted to all subscribers of Cox Cable.

Despite five months of negotiations with Cox Communications, no deal has been reached regarding what Cox should pay for re-transmitting Channel 8's programs, including next week's Super Bowl broadcast.

The cable company has gone on the offensive with statements about KLAS that KLAS General Manager Lisa Howfield calls "untrue and frankly offensive."

Howfield, who serves as general manager of Nevada's first and most honored television station, has heard just about enough trash talk from Cox Cable.

She says she would be remiss if she does not advise Channel 8 viewers who subscribe to Cox that they will lose the KLAS signal as of midnight Friday... Read More

NLV Police investigate homicide near E.Cheyenne and Civic Center Dr

North Las Vegas Police are working a homicide near E. Cheyenne and Civic Center Drive.

NLV Police said around 4:30 p.m. a male was shot in the 3300 block of Civic Center Drive.

The male was taken to University Medical Center where he later died. No one is in police custody.

This is a developing story. 8 News NOW has a crew on the way to the scene.

Check back in the story for updates. ... Read More

Police seek gym stalker

North Las Vegas Police are looking for a man who stalked a woman in the showers of her local gym.

North Las Vegas Police say it happened last month inside the 24-Hour Fitness near Craig Road and Clayton Street.

On December 16, police say the unknown man exposed himself and committed lewd acts in front of the woman in the sauna area before following her and watching her shower.

The incident happened in the middle of the day, at approximately 11 a.m.

Ron Lawrence with the Community Counseling Center of Southern Nevada explained the trauma such a violation of privacy can cause the victim.

"It's basically a form of sexual assault that occurs in an environment, because it's something that's totally unexpected, shocking and may serve as a trigger of fears that individual may have," he said.

The suspect is described as possibly Black or Hispanic, approximately 45-years-old and standing 6'0"... Read More

Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican to open 4 new valley hospitals

The valley is expected to have more health facilities popping up around the area in the next couple of years.

Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican, which operates three acute-care hospitals in Henderson and Las Vegas, announced Tuesday that it will build four new neighborhood hospitals in the greater Las Vegas area within the next two years.

The hospitals are designed specifically to increase access to high-quality emergency care in an underserved metropolitan neighborhoods.

The first level of each of the multi-million dollar hospitals will feature a comprehensive emergency department, an inpatient wing, imaging and quick-access lab services. All neighborhood hospitals will operate 24 hours a day for 365 days a year.

The first of the four locations to open will be in North Las Vegas. It's expected to open in the early part of 2017... Read More

NLV Police arrest 1 in woman's death

North Las Vegas Police are investigating a homicide in the 1200 block of Ferguson Avenue.

According to police, a female was found dead and one male is in custody.

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates... Read More

Residents gather downtown to honor Dr. King in MLK parade

Every third Monday in January, people around the country honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In the City of Las Vegas, thousands gathered in the downtown area for the 34th Annual MLK Parade to pay tribute to the civil rights leader who fought for peace and racial equality.

The 2016 theme of the parade was 'living the dream, continuing the movement.' Organizers said they considered everything happening across the nation when they picked the parade's theme.

Community leaders from different generations and ethnic backgrounds believe King's message remains relevant almost 48 years after his death.

Take Mcky Bolden. She wasn't even born when Dr. King was fighting for racial equality, but the reverend's message resonated with her.

"He helped blacks get more rights," said Mcky Bolden, a 10-year-old child... Read More

Woman takes plea deal for brutal murder of child

A Las Vegas woman accused of brutally murdering a 10-year-old girl has accepted a plea deal.

Brenda Wilson, also known as "Brenda Stokes," agreed Thursday to plead guilty to first-degree kidnapping with use of a deadly weapon, murder with a deadly weapon, burglary while in possession of a deadly weapon, attempted murder with use of a deadly weapon, and mayhem with the use of a deadly weapon.

Metro Police said Wilson killed Jade Morris in Dec. 2012. Police said Wilson picked Jade up on Friday, Dec. 21 to take her Christmas shopping.

Later that day Wilson was arrested for allegedly slashing a co-worker with razor blades at the Bellagio casino. While she was in jail, Wilson was also questioned about the whereabouts of 10-year-old Jade.

According to the arrest report, Wilson was uncooperative with police when they questioned her. The report said Wilson told authorities she did not know the little girl or her mother, Tejuana Reeves-Morris... Read More