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Sen. Bernie Sanders participates in ‘Get Out the Early Vote’ rally and ‘March to the Polls’ in east valley

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — On Saturday, the first day of early voting for the Democratic caucus, Bernie Sanders with join Make the Road Action Nevada to host a “Get Out the Early Vote Rally and March to the Polls” at Desert Pines High School.

The rally will be inside the high school’s cafeteria. It will start at 10:30 a.m. and is free and open to the public.

Organizers say entrance is provided on a first come, first served basis.

After the Senator finishes his remarks he and Make the Road members will lead a march to the polling location at IBEW Local 357, 808 North Lamb Boulevard. ... Read More

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LIVE: Officials give briefing on fire that killed woman in North Las Vegas

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — North Las Vegas Fire officials will give a briefing Saturday regarding the fire that killed a woman in North Las Vegas.

Officials say a portable space heater is to blame for the fire that claimed the life of a 74-year-old woman in North Las Vegas Thursday night.

NLV Fire Chief Calhoun and staff will be providing updates along with answering questions at 10 a.m. on Saturday... Read More

Raiders are prepared to make Tom Brady an offer, says sports journalist

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Larry Fitzgerald Sr., a long-time sports journalist and the father of NFL wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald, reports that the Raiders are ready to offer Brady $60 million over two years.

I’m told Las Vegas is prepared to offer @TomBrady $60 million over 2 years.

— Larry Fitzgerald Sr. (@FitzBeatSr) February 14, 2020

Fitzgerald Sr. tweeted about it on Friday.

This comes about two weeks after it was reported by ESPN that the Raiders were looking to pursue Patriots’ quarterback Tom Brady if he becomes a free agent.

While there has been much speculation surrounded by Tom Brady and the Raiders, nothing is confirmed at this time... Read More

US to fly home Americans stuck on quarantined ship in Japan

TOKYO (AP) — The U.S. says Americans aboard a quarantined ship will be flown back home on a chartered flight Sunday, but that they will face another two-week quarantine.

About 380 Americans are aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship, which has docked at Yokohama, southwest of Tokyo. So far, 285 people from the ship have tested positive for a new virus.

The passengers have been quarantined on the ship since Feb. 5. That 14-day quarantine is due to end on Wednesday.

The U.S. Embassy in Tokyo says the aircraft will arrive in Japan late Sunday. After arriving in the U.S., all will need to go through another two weeks of quarantine. ... Read More

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Biden hopes for strong showing in Nevada

HENDERSON,
Nev. (KLAS) —
Early voting for the Nevada caucuses starts Saturday and caucus
day is just around the corner. That means several democratic candidates are in
town right now — including former Vice President Joe Biden.

Biden spoke to a crowd of
older voters at Sun City MacDonald Ranch in Henderson this evening. In a
one-on-one interview with 8 News Now afterward, Biden says although he’s off to
a rough start in this primary election he’s hoping Nevada can turn the tide.

“We’re in the battle
for the soul of this country,” Biden said during his speech... Read More

Parents share pleas for change after Somerset Academy students are hit by pickup truck

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — North Las Vegas parents shared their sadness and pleas for change after two children were hit by a pickup truck after school Friday. 

“The pit of my stomach just fell,” Somerset Academy
parent Heather Richardson said of the moment she heard the tragic news. 

According to North Las Vegas Police, a 12-year-old boy and his 9-year-old sister were hit by a pickup truck on Lone Mountain Road near Losee Friday afternoon. 

#UPDATE: Officers later said the siblings are a 9-year-old girl and a 12-year-old boy. They are both in “very critical condition.” @8NewsNow #8NN https://t.co/xPHSy6VZsA... Read More

WEB EXTRA: 8 News Now sits down one-on-one with Joe Biden

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Former Vice President and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden sat down with 8 News NOW’s Orko Manna for a one-on-one interview, to talk about a range of topics.

Biden discusses what major issues for Nevadans he can address, including health care, education and gun safety.

He discusses his disappointing finishes in Iowa and New Hampshire, and how he plans to turn things around in Nevada’s caucus. And Biden also talks about appealing to diverse voters, including Latinos and African Americans. ... Read More