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Students celebrate Asian American Pacific Islander Month

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Nevada Rise Academy students were celebrating Asian American Pacific Islander Month Friday at their annual Hawaiian festival.

Executive Director Justin Brecht said the charter school has a diverse student population and they hold many festivals during the school year to celebrate different cultures and to bring the community together... Read More

Planned Parenthood to host abortion rights rally, community fair in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Planned Parenthood of Southern Nevada and other abortion rights advocates will hold a rally and community fair on Saturday.

The rally is meant to call on federal lawmakers and the Biden Administration to act with urgency to protect the right to obtain an abortion.

The rally and fair are scheduled following a leaked Supreme Court draft opinion signed by five justices detailing a decision that indicates the court intends to overturn both Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey.

"The implications of the Supreme Court’s intent to overturn Roe will have dire and far-reaching implications for abortion access in the United States and would put over 36 million women, trans, and nonbinary people in a situation where they would either have to travel for access to abortion care or be forced to go without care entirely," a spokesperson for Planned Parenthood Votes Nevada said. ... Read More

Kendrick Lamar to stop in Las Vegas for new album tour

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Rapper Kendrick Lamar will be making a stop in Las Vegas for his new 2022 "The Big Steppers" tour on Friday, Sept. 9 at T-Mobile Arena.

The tour was announced the same day that his latest album, "Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers," released on Friday.

Lamar will be joined by rapper Baby Keem on all tour dates, along with Tanna Leone on select dates.

Kendrick Lamar will be stopping in Las Vegas for his newly announced "The Big Steppers Tour." (KLAS)

Tickets will go on sale May 20 at noon. You can purchase tickets through this link.

Beginning May 19 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Cash App Cash Card holders can also unlock a special presale and purchase tickets by using the first nine numbers of their Cash Card on Ticketmaster... Read More

5K poker run May 21 at Sunset Park benefits veterans

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A 5K poker run at Sunset Park on May 21 will raise money for needy veterans -- and you just might win a prize.

The Marines' Memorial Challenge event is open to families, joggers, walkers, and trained distance runners. You complete the course at your own pace. A tax-deductible $45 entry fee will get you a T-shirt and a runner's bib, and you'll be contributing to help veterans who have had it rough during the pandemic. You'll also be helping the "Devil Pups," a youth program that promotes future Marine leaders.

Competitors purchase one or more poker hands and vie to win a gift card of $200, $300, or $500. You'll receive a map with station locations and you can follow your own path. The poker run begins at 9 a.m... Read More

Las Vegas gymnastics team heads to Arizona nationals with high hopes

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A group of local athletes has made history with their success in gymnastics, and we could be looking at the future of Team USA.

Five of the valley's finest gymnasts with Salcianu Elite Gymnastics are headed to nationals this weekend in Arizona. They are the largest group ever from Nevada to compete at this level, and they hope to shine at the competition.

Their coach, Tammy Salcianu, said she has some high hopes for the team.

"For them to just go out and do their best, and, you know, most of these girls already committed to college," Salcianu said. "We have four athletes going this year, and some are aspiring to go into elite gymnastics potentially in the future."

The group said they are expecting a great time this weekend.

"Just to have fun and go for four, and then hopefully everyone wins," said Trista Goodman... Read More

I-Team: Ex-Las Vegas car dealership manager accused of stealing hundreds of thousands

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A former sales manager accused of embezzling more than a quarter-million dollars from a Las Vegas car dealership was taken into custody after a car crash Thursday, the 8 News Now I-Team confirmed Friday.

Michael Sims, 51, of Henderson, the former sales manager at Cardinale Way Acura, is accused of embezzling more than $250,000. The dealership is located on Sahara Avenue near Rainbow Boulevard.

Las Vegas Metro police took Sims into custody after he was involved in a car crash at the intersection of Eastern and Serene avenues. Police arrested Sims at the hospital.

The general manager for the dealership reported Sims to police in March 2021, officers said, after he was unable to locate contracts for six cars. The general manager discovered “[Sims] had been taking cash down payments, writing receipts out of a receipt book and keeping the cash,” police wrote in a warrant for Sims’ arrest... Read More

How to watch the total 'Super Blood Moon' eclipse Sunday

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A special show will take place in the sky Sunday night when the Earth aligns between the sun and moon creating a total eclipse that will be visible for most of North and South America and other parts of the world.

Sunday's moonrise over southern Nevada will be around 7:31 p.m. and by 8:30 p.m., the "Super Blood Moon" will be in total eclipse which means the entire moon will fall within the darkest part of Earth's shadow. It is during that time the moon will take on a reddish hue, hence the name Blood Moon.

8newsnow.com will live stream the total eclipse

No special equipment is needed to observe a lunar eclipse but being away from bright city lights will give the best viewing.

The total eclipse will last for about 90 minutes.

This is the first of two total moon eclipses for 2022. The next one will be on Nov. 8... Read More