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Locals expound more on impact Tony Hsieh had on Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Las Vegans are still in shock and reeling over the passing of entrepreneur and Las Vegas resident Tony Hsieh. Several local business owners spoke with 8 News Now Monday night about their experiences with Hsieh and all that he did for the city's downtown area.

However, one man took it a step further and created a petition on Change.Org. His mission is to rename part of 6th Street as Tony Hsieh way. The man, Johnny Moscow, a former Las Vegas local who now lives in Honolulu, Hawaii, heard about the news of Hsieh's passing and he said that is when he knew he had to do something.

"I saw the impact he made on not just our city, and the first thing that hit me was the impact he had on my close family and friends," Moscow said. "I wanted to keep his legacy going because there is going to be a time where everybody starts rebuilding down there, and everybody forgets."... Read More

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First responders can enjoy Glittering Lights at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway free Dec. 1

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- First responders can enjoy the holiday spirit of Glittering Lights at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway for free on Dec. 1!

Subaru of Las Vegas is behind the initiative, aimed at supporting EMTs, firefighters, police officers and others.

"For 17+ years, my son Cameron has worked with the North Las Vegas Fire Department to care for others. Supporting ALL of our First Responders throughout the year has been a passion of Subaru of Las Vegas — in keeping with our Subaru Love Promise," wrote Burton Hughes, general manager of Subaru of Las Vegas. "Subaru Loves to Care for First Responders, because First Responders Love to Care for those in need!”

For admission, you must show proof of service ID.

Glittering Lights is the largest holiday drive-thru light show in Nevada. ... Read More

Creator of Bob's Bikes continues to spread joy by fixing and donating bicycles amid COVID-19 pandemic

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Bob Crane is known as the Las Vegas valley's Santa Claus, but he prefers to be called Santa's helper. Every year Bob Crane gives away bikes to kids in need, and 2020 is the seventh year he is spreading holiday cheer.

According to Crane, this year is especially important.

"I know it's a year everybody wants to forget about, but I don't," Crane said. "I've been very fortunate this year -- very fortunate and so many kids [have] been very fortunate I was able to help them."

Crane is the creator of Bob's Bike for Needy Kids, and he says he's seen so much good and positivity come out of the pandemic.

"I've gotten gifts from people for bikes; I got donations for the bike parts; it's hard to explain, but every week something's going on," Crane said.

Crane looks forward to seeing kids smile every Christmas, and according to him, this year will not be any different... Read More

Raiders lose to Falcons; Carr has worst game as pro football player

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The Raiders are coming off an embarrassing loss to the Atlanta Falcons. To sum it up, the Raiders got destroyed by the Falcons, and much of it was their own doing.

In the NFL, when a player turns the ball over five times and commits over 140 yards in penalties, it will end up bad for the team, and that's what happened to the Raiders. Derek Carr had his worst game as a pro football player. He turned the ball over a few times, even throwing a pick-six.

8 News NOW was at the news conference after the game, and some of the guys didn't have great practices that week. Coach Jon Gruden said he didn't notice much change leading into Sunday's game... Read More

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I-Team: Nevada Republicans drop lawsuit, which cited widespread voter fraud

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Nevada Republicans have dropped their federal lawsuit, which claimed voter fraud and instances where people who no longer live in Nevada voted in the state.

Republicans had alleged roughly 10,000 people who had cast ballots no longer live in Nevada. The lawsuit claimed there were “3,000 instances of ineligible individuals casting ballots,” and “ballots have even been cast on behalf of deceased voters.”

A list later provided in the lawsuit contained addresses and zip codes found to belong to many military families and students who are legally eligible to vote in Nevada... Read More

CCSD removes controversial freedom of speech proposal just days after posting; district staff weigh in

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The Clark County School District posted a controversial proposal about redefining employee free speech online before the holiday weekend. It was removed Monday evening.

"We all should be standing up," said Vicki Kreidel, CCSD teacher and president of the National Education Association of Southern Nevada.

The proposal caused uncertainty and unease.

"This is like the worst possible time for them to roll out something like this," Kreidel expressed.

CCSD staff and parents questioned the intention of the policy proposal that was removed suddenly from the district's website tonight.

A two-page document online titled "Employee Freedom of Speech" seemed to impose restrictions on when employees can talk freely about public concerns, which includes district issues. ... Read More

Report: Suspects in deadly Henderson shooting left behind 5 crime scenes

HENDERSON, Nev. (KLAS) -- The alleged suspects in a deadly Thanksgiving morning shooting in Henderson left behind five crime scenes, according to an arrest report. The incident in its entirety encompassed various locations around the city, including a 7-Eleven on Lake Mead Parkway and Center Street, where 22-year-old Kevin Mendiola Jr. was killed.

The report reveals the victims were just innocent bystanders. Those suspects involved allegedly shot at nearly a dozen people that morning.

Four people were shot at the 7-Eleven.

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According to the report, there were three suspects: Shawn and Christopher McDonnell and Kayleigh Lewis. ... Read More