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Las Vegas woman pleads for information after husband's deadly motorcycle crash

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) - A Las Vegas woman is asking the public for information about the crash that took her husband's life in March.

It's been six months since Steve Whited died in a motorcycle crash, but his wife Debra Whited told 8NewsNow she believes there is more to the case.

"In December, we were married 40 years," Whited said of her late husband. "It's just been really hard for me because nobody was expecting for him to die."

Debra said Steve died after crashing his newly purchased motorcycle on Lamb Boulevard near Wyoming Avenue.

According to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police traffic crash report, witnesses described an unknown car that reportedly turned in front of Steve on Lamb Boulevard, which caused him to swerve, lose control and run into a wall.

The case is closed, and no charges were filed, but Debra hopes to hear from the other person behind the wheel that day... Read More

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'Halfway to St. Patrick's Day' festival kicks off two-day celebration

HENDERSON (KLAS) -- It may only be the middle of September but The City of Henderson is kicking off a St. Patrick's Day celebration, sort of.

Friday night started off the first-ever Halfway to St. Patrick's Day festival at the Water Street Plaza in downtown Henderson.

Courtesy of: The City of Henderson

The free celebration is presented in partnership with the Southern Nevada Sons and Daughters of Erin and wraps up on Saturday, Sept. 18.

Halfway to St. Patrick's Day 2021 Festival

  • WHEN: Saturday Sept. 18 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. (Whiskey and wine walk from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • WHERE: Water Street Plaza, 240 S. Water St., Henderson
  • COST: free to the public

The featured entertainment will include Celtic entertainment and live music from several local groups including, The Las Vegas Pipe Band and John McLean Allan. ... Read More

2 children of California governor test positive for COVID-19

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Two of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s children have tested positive for the coronavirus and his office says the family is following “all COVID protocols.”

A statement issued Friday says Newsom, his wife and two other children have since tested negative for the virus. The statement didn't provide other details but said Newsom continues to support masking for unvaccinated people indoors and vaccinations to stop the spread of the virus.

All four of the governor’s children are under 12, the age when children are allowed to be vaccinated.

The announcement comes only days after Newsom handily defeated an effort to recall him that was partly driven by the impact of the pandemic... Read More

Magnitude 4.3 earthquake shakes SoCal, epicenter near Carson

A magnitude 4.3 earthquake struck Carson, Calif. and the surrounding area at 7:58 p.m. Friday, according to the United States Geological Survey.

The quake’s epicenter was located in Carson city limits, near Dolores Street Elementary School.

Still waiting for the "moment magnitude" (most accurate) for tonight's earthquake in Carson. Current estimate is M4.4. Location is just north of the 1933 Long Beach zone.

— Dr. Lucy Jones (@DrLucyJones) September 18, 2021

Check back for updates to this developing story.... Read More

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WEB EXTRA: Ryan Seacrest talks iHeart festival and his favorite things to do in Vegas

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) - The iHeartRadio Festival, now in its 11th year, takes over Las Vegas this weekend with performances at T-Mobile Arena and Area 15.

Christian Cazares talked to Ryan Seacrest of iHeartRadio about this year's expanded show, how the acts are selected, and what he loves to do when he visits Las Vegas... Read More

Rebels looking for first win against #14 Iowa State Saturday at Allegiant Stadium

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) - The UNLV Rebels have a tough opponent to try to snap their 8 game losing streak. 14th ranked Iowa State comes to Allegiant Stadium on Saturday night. The Rebel losing streak dates back to the 2020 season when the Rebels went 0-6 under first year coach Marcus Arroyo.

UNLV REBELS (0-2/0-0 Mountain West)
#14/14 Iowa State (1-1/0-0 Big 12)

DATE: Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021

KICKOFF: 7:36 pm PT

SITE: Allegiant Stadium (65,000/Artificial Turf), Las Vegas

TV: CBS Sports Network (Rich Waltz, Aaron Taylor & Jenny Dell)

RADIO: ESPN 1100 AM & 100.9 FM (Russ Langer, Caleb Herring & Steve Cofield)... Read More

New UNLV program addresses critical healthcare shortage

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A new program at UNLV is addressing a critical healthcare shortage in the Las Vegas valley.

There are only 1,200 Occupational Therapists across Nevada.

To fill the need a hands-on program is preparing the next generation of healthcare heroes.

Occupational therapy is not a one-size-fits-all approach.

It's about mental, physical, and emotional well-being and as these students are finding out the best way to learn is through touch... Read More