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LV Stadium, 1-year from completion for 2020

LAS VEGAS (KLAS-TV) – Wednesday, July 31, 2019 marks the official 1-year countdown to the opening of the Las Vegas Stadium.

It’s 365 days from opening the doors on the two-billion-dollar facility that will be the new home of the Raiders. The stadium project is still on schedule and on budget with over two million-man hours. The project is over halfway complete.

Former Raiders employee, now promoting in Vegas, Bert Tabor, threw a lunch party for Mortenson and Mcarthy in honor of the one-year mark.

8 News Now Sports Director Chris Maathuis has the story... Read More

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UNLV police officer arrested on felony assault charge

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A UNLV police officer was arrested on domestic battery and assault with a deadly weapon charges on July 14, police said Wednesday.

Troy Frost is scheduled to appear in justice court on Aug. 13.

Frost was hired in 2015 after receiving his law enforcement training at the Connecticut Police Academy, according to information on UNLV’s website.

Biographical information indicates Frost is married and has two children.

Frost served in the Navy and is a former All-America track & field athlete. He also worked as a Yale University police officer for two and a half years... Read More

Las Vegas airport expects 50 million passengers in 2019

LAS VEGAS (AP) – Airport officials in Las Vegas say a 3.1% jump in the number of passengers for the first half of 2019 puts McCarran International Airport on record pace to top 50 million passengers for the year.

The Clark County Department of Aviation reported the 4.5 million arriving and departing travelers at the airport in June followed an all-time high monthly tally of 4.6 million passengers in May.

The airport handled a record high 49.7 million passengers in 2018. McCarran is one of the 10 busiest airports in the nation based on passenger count.

Domestic airlines have handled more than 22.8 million McCarran passengers through June, up 2.9% from the first half of 2018.

Southwest Airlines is the busiest carrier at the airport, followed by Delta, Spirit, American and United... Read More

Workers closing Vegas Strip for walkway bridge construction

LAS VEGAS (AP) – Work crews plan to close one of the busiest stretches of the Las Vegas Strip overnight for construction of a new pedestrian overpass.

County officials say Las Vegas Boulevard will be closed to vehicles between Tropicana and Harmon avenues from 11 p.m. Wednesday to 10 a.m. Thursday while crews pour the concrete deck for the new walkway.

Officials say a special detour on each half the boulevard will offer access for customers and employees to reach businesses between Harmon and Park avenues.

The new bridge is expected to open in mid-October. It’ll allow an estimated 10,000 pedestrians a day to walk between the Park MGM development and the Showcase Mall.

It will be the 17th pedestrian bridge opened since 1995 along the casino-lined resort corridor... Read More

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Flood Zone designation lifted for neighborhoods by Las Vegas Wash

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A neighborhood by the Las Vegas Wash will no longer need to worry about flooding during monsoon season. On Thursday, a flood zone designation that affects roughly 300 properties will be removed.

It was a decade ago when the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) designated the Las Vegas Wash area as a flood zone. This means homes located near the area which is located near Nellis and Charleston will no longer have to purchase flood insurance.

But after significant improvements, the area is no longer considered a flood zone.

“To have to pay for that flood insurance all these years — it’s kind of nice, kind of exciting not to have to do it anymore,” said Sue Bolduck, a neighbor.

Bolduck who lives next to the Las Vegas Wash says that she and her neighbors have seen severe flooding for nearly 40 years... Read More

I-Team: Jury will hear Cowabunga Bay case after 6-year-old’s brain injury

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — After four years of legal wrangling, a jury will finally get to hear the case of Leland Gardner, a 6-year-old boy who suffered severe neurological damage at a Las Vegas valley water park.

Complicated and emotional issues were in play on Wednesday as attorneys for Cowabunga Bay and other defendants tried again to get a judge to dismiss the case before it is ever heard by a jury.

This time, after years of motions and countermotions, Clark County District Court Judge Jerry A. Wiese II ruled the matter should be settled by a jury.

The judge set a trial date for October.

The case against Cowabunga Bay, first reported by the 8NewsNow I-Team in 2015, has gone to the Nevada Supreme Court — twice — without ever going to trial... Read More

Web Extra: Derek Carr Talks To Media at Raiders Camp

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – Raiders Quarterback Derek Carr talks to the media about the 2019 season at the opening of Training Camp in Napa, CA.

The Raiders will be featured on the HBO series “Hard Knocks” as they try to improve on their disappointing 2018 season.

This will be Head Coach Jon Gruden’s second season with the Raiders. They went 4 and 12 last season.

This will be a critical season for Carr as the Raiders are preparing for a move from Oakland to Las Vegas in 2020.

This is the ‘raw’, unedited version. ... Read More