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Students schedule protest to stand in solidarity with teachers

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — As the showdown between the Clark County School District and the teachers’ continues to boil over, local students are starting to get involved, and they’re taking a side — and they’re deciding to stand with their teachers.

“If they can’t strike, then we’re going to be their voice for them,” said Travis Farmer, a junior at Las Vegas High School.

Farmer and many other students know that if teachers strike, they can lose their jobs, so they’re glad to pick up the picket sign for them.

“We’re here; We’re fighting for our teachers. This is a long time coming,” Farmer said.
 
Samuel Mangum and his friends want to stand in solidarity with teachers to showing students across the district do care about the welfare of their educators.

“We wanted to make sure we had our voice out there as well so that we can stand up for the teachers who are standing up for themselves ultimately,” said Mangum... Read More

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Moped rider in critical condition after crash at Pecos, Russell

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – A moped rider sustained life-threatening injuries after being struck by a car.

Metro Police say the crash happened after 8 p.m. at Russell and Pecos Roads Thursday night. The moped rider was transported to a nearby hospital with critical injuries.  

Impairment does not appear to be a factor.

Pecos is closed in both directions, according to police.

8 News Now will have updates on this developing story... Read More

LV Ballpark Club Level, first class treatment

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – The Las Vegas Aviators have wrapped up their homestand and have started a road trip to Tacoma.

There are only a dozen games left in the regular season. In the latest edition of the ‘Flyin High’ the Las Vegas Ballpark has its many scenic views and many great places to watch games, like the club seats. Cashman Field had the club seats, but the quality at the new digs in Summerlin are over the top with a high prestige level.

8 News Now Sports Anchor Ron Futrell has the story. ... Read More

I-Team: Teacher accused in two lawsuits involving special needs children

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The Clark County School District is facing two federal lawsuits that center around allegations against the same teacher. Lawyers allege she abused at least two students with special needs.

“There is no justfication for it,” said Todd Boley, an attorney representing two children and their families in federal lawsuits against special needs teacher Kasey Glass and the school district. “And it’s very hard to understand what was going through the teacher’s mind.”

Video from March 2017 shows Glass’s interactions with one of the children, who is autistic and cannot speak.

The lawsuit alleges she withholds food as punishment, which is against the law. She moves the child’s table, taunts the child, and several more interactions caught on camera constitute abuse, the lawsuit says... Read More

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LIVE: Crowd at CCSD’s meeting is full of cheers, jeers, and passion; possible teachers’ strike is hot topic of discussion

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Watch the public comment portion of the Clark County School District meeting. A looming possible teachers’ strike will be the hot topic of discussion.

Tonight the public comment portion was extended to 30 minutes... Read More

Consumers urged to change identification ASAP; Real ID deadline is near

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — TSA is urging state governments and American travelers to get with the program, and the first way you can do that is by check your drivers’ license. If it doesn’t have a star in the upper-right-hand corner, it might not be a ‘Real ID!’

Congress passed the Real ID Act into law in 2005 following a recommendation from the 9/11 Commission, setting national security standards for state drivers licenses and IDs. According to CBS News, enforcement of those requirements, however, has repeatedly been delayed.

“We want the public to make sure they’re aware. It’s just another layer of security,” Tomas Cuellar, TSA transportation safety manager, told CBS News.

So what does this mean? It means beginning next year, your drivers’ license alone won’t get you through airport security. ... Read More

I-Team: Police, military will have presence at Alien, UFO themed festivals near Area 51

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Help is on the way for Lincoln County as it braces for the unexpected. An unknown number of visitors is expected to descend on the rural Nevada county next month for two events related to the Area 51 military base.

The idea started as an online, UFO-themed joke, then morphed into something else altogether. Officials worry about the risks associated with an influx of several thousand people, bigger than the county’s entire population. Lincoln County has around 6,000 residents. The two events, approved for the weekend of Sept. 20, could draw anywhere from 3,000 to 30,000 visitors. The real problem is no one knows for sure how many will show up. But even a smaller estimate will put a huge strain on official resources.

When an armada of RV’s stormed into Area 51 in the movie “Independence Day,” security forces didn’t try to stop them. But the base won’t be so accommodating if it happens for real. ... Read More