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Denny Hamlin wins 3rd Daytona 500 in photo finish

LAS VEGAS (AP) — And Joe Gibbs still has the team to beat in NASCAR. Hamlin won his third Daytona 500 on Monday, becoming the first driver since Sterling Marlin in 1995 to win “The Great American Race” in consecutive seasons.

Denny Hamlin’s crew changes tires and refuels during a pit stop during the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, in Daytona Beach, Fla. Sunday’s race was postponed sue to rain. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)

For a full recap of the race, click here.

His win last year was a 1-2-3 sweep for Joe Gibbs Racing and kicked off a yearlong company celebration in which Gibbs drivers won a record 19 races and the Cup championship... Read More

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Cuss Collar will swear every time your dog barks

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A new collar will turn your dog into a foul-mouthed Fido.

The Cuss Collar is a gag product from MSCHF, a company known for its quirky products. The $60 collar will play a swear word every time your dog barks.

According to the company’s website, the collar doesn’t harm the dog and is not intended for anti-bark training.

The Cuss Collar currently is sold out, but dog owners can sign up to find out when more will be available... Read More

Disney unveils princess-inspired wedding gowns

LAS VEGAS (CNN) — That fairy tale wedding might be possible after all. Disney is launching a new line of princess-inspired wedding gowns.

Allure Bridals is designing 16 dresses reflecting the personality and tastes of characters like Tiana, Ariel, Jasmine, Rapunzel, Pocahontas and Cinderella.

All of the dresses will be unveiled this April during New York Bridal Fashion week.

Courtesy: Instagram, @disneyweddings

After that, they are set to go on sale at Kleinfeld Bridal stores in New York.

No word on whether Disney will offer tuxedos for those real-world Prince Charmings... Read More

Woman accepts plea deal in case of missing woman found buried in concrete

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A woman connected to the murder case of 24-year-old Esmeralda Gonzalez has pleaded guilty to accessory to murder in a plea deal with prosecutors.

Esmeralda Gonzalez was reported missing in May 2019. Her body was found in Oct. 2019.

According to court records, 32-year-old Lisa Mort agreed to the guilty plea in exchange for the state dropping two previous drug charges that were not related to the murder case.

The body of Gonzalez was found on Oct. 8, 2019 encased in cement in a wooden box dumped in the desert. She had been reported missing in May 2019.

Esmeralda Gonzalez’s body was found encased in cement in a wood box structure.

Christopher Prestipino, 46, and Cassandra Garrett, 39, both face murder, kidnapping and conspiracy charges in the case. Prestipino is Mort’s boyfriend... Read More

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SWEET: 160 animals adopted at local shelter during Valentine’s Day promotion

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Instead of bringing home chocolates and flowers for Valentine’s Day, many southern Nevadans brought home shelter pets! Valentine’s Day was a success for not just couples across the U.S., but for local shelter animals at the Animal Foundation in Las Vegas!

The shelter posted a video on their Instagram showing many empty kennels after their valentine’s promotion took off this past week. In just a three day period, as many as 160 animals were adopted, according to the nonprofit. ... Read More

“True Grit” author Charles Portis dies, 86

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KNWA) — Arkansas native and well-known novelist Charles Portis died Monday, February 17, at a hospice facility in Little Rock. He was 86.

Portis wrote:

  • True Grit, it was made as a movie twice
  • Norwood
  • The Dog of the South
  • Masters of Atlantis
  • Gringos

He was born in El Dorado and raised in south Arkansas. He studied journalism at the University of Arkansas.

Portis is survived by two brothers, several nephews, nieces, grandnieces, and grandnephews.

Ruebel Funeral Home in Little Rock is coordinating the service.

OBITUARY: Charles McColl Portis

Dec 28, 1933 – Feb 17th, 2020... Read More

Elizabeth Warren continues on campaign trail and pushing for ‘Get Out the Early Vote’ in town hall

HENDERSON (KLAS) — Elizabeth Warren returns to Nevada Feb. 17 to host an ‘Early Vote’ town hall in Henderson with guest, Brandon Wolf, a Pulse Nightclub survivor, and gun violence prevention activist.

The Dream Big, Fight Hard event will be held at the CSN Henderson Student Union.

8 News NOW Reporter Joe Moeller will be at the event providing live updates.

We will be streaming the @ewarren town hall on our website and Facebook– stay tuned #8NN #YLEH https://t.co/GfXuyVcdCd... Read More