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WEB EXTRA: 8 News Now speaks with Sen. Elizabeth Warren in one-on-one interview

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren spoke with 8 News Now reporter Orko Manna for a one-on-one interview, as early voting gets underway in Nevada.

Sen. Warren discusses a variety of topics, including: rallying in Nevada after a disappointing start in Iowa and New Hampshire, appealing to the Silver State’s diverse group of voters and her health care plan. ... Read More

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Multiple flu deaths bring season total to 26

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Following a week when 11 people died from the flu in the Las Vegas Valley, two more people have died this week, bringing the season total to 26. This past week’s deaths included a person from 50-65 years old and another person over 65 years old.

Total cases in the Las Vegas Valley have risen to 1,107 — a 73-case increase from the week prior. This is also a stark contrast to last season, as there are more than twice the amount of cases from the 2018-19 season. These numbers are according to the Southern Nevada Health District... Read More

President Trump to hold “Keep America Great Rally” in Las Vegas next week

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — President Donald Trump President will host a “Keep America Great Rally” in Las Vegas next week. It will be held Friday, Feb. 21, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

President Trump’s campaign sent the following statement:

“President Trump has delivered for Nevada creating 125,600 new jobs since his election, including 16,800 new manufacturing jobs and 24,400 new construction jobs,” said Michael Glassner, Chief Operating Officer of Donald J. Trump for President, Inc. “President Trump looks forward to celebrating this success and more with the great men and women of Nevada.”

No other details were released... Read More

LIVE: Elizabeth Warren hosts ‘Get Out the Caucus,’ early voting events in Nevada

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Elizabeth Warren returns to Nevada this weekend to hold GOTC and early vote events with campaign surrogates across the Silver State. It’s all being done leading up to the “First-In-The-West” caucuses next Saturday, Feb. 22nd, to engage caucus-goers, mobilize supporters, and spread the Democratic presidential candidate’s message of big, structural change.

On Saturday, Feb. 15, Warren and Actress Yvette Nicole Brown will host a “Women’s Get Out the Early Vote Event Brunch” at Jammyland in Las Vegas, and hold a “Get Out the Early Vote Town Hall” in Las Vegas. Later in the day, Elizabeth will deliver remarks at the Clark County Democratic Party’s Kick Off to Caucus 2020 Event.

On Sunday, Feb. 16, Warren will hold a “Get Out the Early Vote Town Hall” in Reno. Later in the day, Warren will hold a “Silver State Tele-Town Hall” with Nevadans... Read More

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Zoo names baby giraffe after LSU quarterback Joe Burrows

Video Courtesy: Baton Rouge Zoo via CBS

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A baby giraffe was recently born at the Baton Rouge Zoo in Louisiana, and it needed a new name.

So, the zoo let people vote on the name for the giraffe, and the winning name honors Louisiana State University’s (LSU) quarterback Joe Burrows. He won the Heisman Trophy and helped lead his team to win the National Championship this past season.

You voted. We tallied. Meet Burreaux!!! Thanks to everyone who nominated and supported the cause. This little guy has big shoes to fill, but something tells us he's up for the challenge! pic.twitter.com/G1BjA0tX27... Read More

14-year-old charged with Barnard College student death

NEW YORK (AP) — A 14-year-old has been arrested in the fatal stabbing of a Barnard College student in a Manhattan park in December, authorities said Saturday.

Rashaun Weaver has been indicted by a grand jury and was taken into custody Friday night without incident, New York City Police Commissioner Dermot Shea said at a news conference. Weaver was charged with second-degree murder and robbery in the attack on 18-year-old Tessa Majors.

“We are confident that we have the person in custody who stabbed her,” Shea said. “And that person will face justice in a court of law.”

The Associated Press is naming the juvenile defendant because of the seriousness of the crime and because he has been charged as an adult. Weaver’s attorney at Harlem Neighbor Defender Service did not immediately return a call seeking comment... Read More

Saturday is National Almond Day!

LAS VEGAS (CNN) — If you are nuts about nuts, well then go nuts! Saturday, Feb. 15 is National Almond Day!

Here are a few fun facts about almonds from Foodimentary:

The ancient nut is mentioned several times in both the New and Old Testament as symbols of divine approval.

While roasted almonds are delicious, don’t eat them raw! The prussic acid in them can kill you if you eat more than a handful.

Almonds have you covered if you have a sweet tooth. They are one of the primary ingredients in marzipan. ... Read More