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Driver ejected, killed in northwest neighborhood

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — One driver was killed and another injured in a late-night crash in a northwest Las Vegas neighborhood.

Metro Police say two vehicles collided at the intersection of Alexander & Cimarron just after 11 p.m. The driver of one vehicle was ejected and died at the scene, according to Metro Lt. David Gordon. The driver of the other vehicle was taken to the hospital with non- life-threatening injuries.

The intersection of Alexander & Cimarron was closed for several hours during the police investigation... Read More

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Grasshopper pizza! Evil Pie “hops” into action after insect invasion

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Inside of Evel Pie in Downtown Las Vegas, Corey Horan is making a pizza. “Start with your red base,” Horan said as he spread sauce on the uncooked dough. “And the finest mozz you can get… a little chorizo to make the flavor pop.”

So far, the pizza seems normal enough, right? Nope. Once the pie is out of the oven it won’t look like any of the “normal” slices on display at Evel Pie. The pizza Horan is working gets a special ingredient—grasshoppers.

“They’re gonna be jumping all over that pizza,” Horan jokes.

Don’t worry, the grasshoppers on Evel Pie’s pizza aren’t the same bugs seen taking over the Las Vegas streets the past week. Instead, these insects were shipped in from Oaxaca, Mexico. “I got on the old interwebs the other day and ordered quite a few bags,” laughed Horan... Read More

Officer hurt after being hit by driver near Arville and Spring Mountain

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A Metro Police officer was hurt after being hit by a driver west of the Las Vegas Strip Tuesday evening. It happened around 6:30 p.m. near Spring Mountain Road and Arville.

According to Metro, a motorcycle officer was struck during a traffic stop. Police say the driver took off right after he allegedly struck the officer, but he was caught nearby a short time later.

LIVE: Metro Police holds news conference about crash involving Metro police officer at Spring Mountain and Arville.

Posted by 8 News Now on Tuesday, July 30, 2019

The officer only sustained minor injuries. Police are still trying to figure out if the driver hit that officer on purpose... Read More

ONLY ON 8: Popular food truck stolen near Robindale, Jones over the weekend

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Another popular food truck has been stolen in Las Vegas. For two years, Eric Hobbie has been serving up East Coast sandwiches on the west, but recently his food truck was stolen right from under him.

“I went from like upset to angry to like now mad, you know,” said Eric Hobbie, the owner of ‘A Family Secret.’ “I’ve been here for 14 years, and that’s one of the things I miss about home. I’ve been to some of the best restaurants in the world, but still, nothing beats a home-cooked meal. It really doesn’t.”

His food truck is called “A Family Secret.” You may have spotted Hobbie and his family at different festivals around town, including Life is Beautiful.

“It looked like an East Coast diner. All of my sandwiches were named after, like, mob terms. So, my number 1 seller was the “Mafiosa” which was kind of a Philly cheesesteak, roast beef, pepper, bacon on garlic bread,” said Hobbie... Read More

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Young, Hamby each score 18, Aces top Wings 86-54

LAS VEGAS (AP) – Tamera Young scored a season-high 18 points, Dearica Hamby had 18 points and 11 rebounds, and the Las Vegas Aces beat the Dallas Wings 86-54 on Tuesday night.

Las Vegas (14-6), winners of eight of nine games, is tied with Connecticut for the best record in the WNBA. Dallas (5-15) has yet to win a game on the road this season, dropping 16 straight in the regular season dating to last year.

Jackie Young had seven of the Aces’ 27 assists on 30 field goals. A’ja Wilson, averaging 15.4 points and 6.6 rebounds, missed her third straight game with an ankle injury.

Las Vegas center Liz Cambage scored just six points on 1-of-12 shooting against her former team, snapping the longest active WNBA streak of double-figure scoring games at 50. She only played 19 minutes... Read More

WEB EXTRA: Golden Tiki bar offers drink in honor of grasshopper invasion of 2019

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Grasshopper mania has taken over Las Vegas, so much so, the Golden Tiki on Spring Mountain is getting in on the action. The Golden Tiki, which opened in 2015, is offering $10 Grasshopper drinks.

They offer two different grasshopper drinks: A traditional Grasshopper and the Grass Skirt Hopper.

The traditional ‘hopper dates back to 1910 in New Orleans and is made with Heavy Cream, Green Creme de Menthe and White Creme de Cacao. It’s finished with a sprig of mint on top. The Grass Skirt Hopper is made with Coconut Creme, Chocolate Liqueur, and Mint Based Amaro. And when the drink is finished they light it on fire.

Where else but Las Vegas can you find a grasshopper drinking a Grasshopper?

But none of the drinks have any real grasshoppers in it.

Lead Mixologist Adam Rains says they will offer the deal until the grasshoppers hop and fly their way out of town... Read More

CCEA hosts new hire orientation for teachers, educational leaders

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — All secondary schools within the Clark County School District were on a deadline to submit their new budgets by Tuesday, July 30. The readjustment in finances comes after Superintendent Dr. Jesus Jara reinstated dean positions weeks after eliminating them to help the district bridge the gap in its $35 million budget shortfall.

The new proposals from the schools were submitted Tuesday on the heels of the big teachers union bash to welcome the new hires.

“This is exciting,” said Edith “Edie” Park, a new CCSD teacher.

Nearly 1,000 educators attended the annual new hire orientation hosted by the Clark County Education Association. It was held at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino.

“I think it’s really great that we have a union that really supports us,” said Alex Floth, new CCSD teacher.

Some of the teachers at the event have come to CCSD from another state. ... Read More