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CCSD Police: 14 guns found at valley schools so far this year; most are BB and airsoft guns

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Clark County School Police are keeping busy this school year when it comes to finding weapons on campus. According to the department’s latest Firearms Confiscation Report, 14 guns have been found at valley schools. Most of those are BB or airsoft guns.

The numbers reported were through October 11, and don’t include the handgun found at Del Webb Middle School yesterday. Also this year, 24 knives have been confiscated on campuses, as well as 13 “other weapons.” No other explanation was given.

When 8 News NOW looked back at last school year, it was discovered that by our county, there were 54 guns found. More than half were BB and airsoft guns. The big difference: No knives were reported by CCSD Police last year... Read More

‘Restaurant Row’ brings new life to Craig Rd.; Red Lobster opens nearby

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — For the first time, Red Lobster opened its doors Tuesday on Craig Road in North Las Vegas.

“Today, as people came in, they said it was a much-needed improvement; that it needs to happen in North Las Vegas, and they’re excited to have a casual dining restaurant to call their own,” said Nathan Mark, the general manager of Red Lobster.

The restaurant is one of many that have popped up along Craig Road over the past year.

“Behind us, they’re putting in a lot of town homes, and it’s going to continue to grow in the neighborhood. So, I think ‘Restaurant Row’ is going to get better, and we’re excited to be here first,” he said. ... Read More

Fleury helps Golden Knights beat Blackhawks 2-1 in shootout

CHICAGO (AP) — Vegas played its ace, and it beat all the hands for Chicago.

Marc-Andre Fleury made 31 saves through overtime and two more stops in the shootout, leading the Golden Knights to a 2-1 victory over the Blackhawks on Tuesday.

Playing for the second straight night for the last stop of a three-game trip, Vegas used a stellar performance by Fleury to improve to 7-0-0 against Chicago since entering the league for the 2017-18 season.

“He’s our ace. I mean he’s been outstanding all year for us,” coach Gerard Gallant said.

Fleury was beaten by Jonathan Toews in the first round of the tiebreaker, and then turned away attempts by Patrick Kane and Alex DeBrincat. Jonathan Marchessault and Shea Theodore scored on Robin Lehner on the other end, giving Vegas the victory after it lost 6-2 at Philadelphia on Monday night... Read More

Local mom wants to increase children’s lunch and recess time

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Should the school district consider a change to school lunchtimes? One local mom thinks they should and even started a petition to increase the time kids get to eat lunch and spend at recess.

Lacey Steinmetz has an 8-year-old daughter in elementary school and she says she doesn’t have enough time to finish her food, so she’s starving by the time school is out. So, Steinmetz did some research and found out the time alotted for lunch at schools within CCSD is a guideline of roughly 20 minutes based on the CDC’s recommendation. But that time does not include the time the children spend waiting in line, or using the restroom.

Lacey says she has gathered some five thousand signatures from other parents, who would like to see the guideline for lunch changed at least at the elementary school level... Read More

Clark County to host nation’s largest student Farmers Market

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The Clark County Government Center will play host to the nation’s largest student farmers market on Wednesday, Oct. 23 and the public is invited to attend the event for free.

More than 600 fifth-graders from more than 50 schools will participate in the “Green Our Planet’s Giant Student Farmers Market” being held in the amphitheater and rotunda at the downtown Las Vegas facility located at 500 S. Grand Central Parkway.

The event, which will offer school garden-grown fruits, vegetables, and herbs as well as crafts, will involve more students than last year, which set a record as the nation’s largest student farmers market with about 400 students.

The event is presented by Green Our Planet in partnership with Clark County Commissioner Marilyn Kirkpatrick, who has partnered with various local schools to create their own community gardens. ... Read More

R.U.N., a new Cirque du Soleil show, opens at Luxor Hotel and Casio

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — There’s a new Cirque show on the Las Vegas Strip. On Tuesday, Oct. 22, the first look at R.U.N produced by Cirque du Soleil was presented inside the R.U.N Theater at Luxor Hotel and Casino.

The event offered exclusive details about the creation of the world-renowned entertainment company’s first live-action thriller, including interviews with the artistic team and two chapters from the brand-new show.

The tour began with guests viewing the R.U.N inspired murals located in the connector hallway leading to Excalibur, created by Montreal street artist Fluke and his team from ASHOP Productions, who specialize in large-scale urban art... Read More

U.S. Census Bureau looks to hire for 2020 Census

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The 2020 census is fast approaching, and hundreds of thousands of census takers are needed around the country. So over the next few weeks, there will be several events being held during National Recruitment Week.

The need for the recruitment events is high to ensure that everyone’s voices in Nevada and across the nation, are heard.

The census is taken every ten years, and around half a million people are needed to work as census takers next spring. There was a recruiting event held in Henderson on Tuesday.

“There are more than $675 billion that will be distributed by the federal government around the country. We want to ensure that Nevada gets its fair share,” said Veronica Meter, Media Specialist, U.S. Census Bureau. “It’s so important that everyone gets counted.”... Read More