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Former NHL player, Vegas local seeks to increase integration

LAS VEGAS (KLAS-TV) - The National Hockey League are making plans to make the sport more inclusive.

The Golden Knights will be back in action Saturday night in Anaheim taking on the Ducks. The league is making efforts to integrate the sport, according to former player Darren Banks. In the latest edition of ‘Striking Gold’ the goal of making the game more inclusive is driven by Banks.

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

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Tickets for Pennzoil 400 race sold out

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Tickets for the Pennzoil 400 race on March 7 are sold out, the Las Vegas Motor Speedway says. The race is part of the NASCAR Cup Series.

Due to the latest decision by local health officials, only 12,500 fans are allowed at the outdoor speedway, which typically seats 80,000. This is less than Gov. Steve Sisolak's current 20% capacity guideline.

The numbers are not nearly what they'd hoped to have. ... Read More

Welcome to Las Vegas Sign goes red in honor of Junior League

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The “Welcome to Las Vegas Sign” is red to honor Junior League of Las Vegas. The nonprofit is celebrating 75 years of volunteering in Southern Nevada. 

Junior League is one of the oldest and largest women’s volunteer organizations in the world, with roots dating back to 1901 with the Las Vegas chapter opening in 1946. 

Thursday was declared "Junior League of Las Vegas Day" and Friday the High Roller and Eiffel Tower will go red to show their support. ... Read More

Meet single dog owners during happy hour on 'Dig' dating app

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — If you are a pet lover, then you know how important those animals are in your life, and if you are looking for love, you want to make sure that individual digs your pet. 

Leigh Isaacson launched the "Dig" app — a dating app for dog lovers — city by city across the country until COVID hit. She then opened it up nationwide to include more ways for dog lovers to connect and expanded their outreach with a website, called digdates.com

“We're doing a yappy hour on Dig, and happy hours on Tabby, where everyone gets VIP access during that time,” said Isaacson. “Talk with everyone unlimited and free, and share tips and tricks from vets and trainers, special deals on pet companies.” ... Read More

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Allergy season ramps up across Las Vegas valley

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The wind is kicking up all kinds of pollen and grass, and many of you may have reached for the allergy meds.  

8 News Now spoke to a lung and allergy specialist who says we are heading into the heart of the season. 

It typically starts in February, peaks in the spring, dies in the summer and picks up again in the fall.  

The winds can certainly aggravate your itchy eyes, running nose and sneezing. But if you're a chronic allergy sufferer and cannot seem to get the relief, you need it may be time to consider a blood or skin allergy test. 

"The more suffering you have from a pattern of allergies, then you’ve got to get yourself tested rather than just cycling medications — taking this for a month it is not working anymore I'm going to try this — so rather than what we can call crisis management, then we can offer more definitive treatment options," said Dr. Rick Vinuya of OptumCare Lung and Allergy Care. ... Read More

Metro Police seek public's help locating missing woman last seen Dec. 2020

HENDERSON, Nev. (KLAS) -- Metro Police are seeking the public's help in locating Jawaher Hejji, 26. She was reported missing by her family on December 25, 2020, after they had not heard from or seen her since Dec. 22.

Police say Hejji’s vehicle was found by the Henderson Police Department at Shaded Canyon Drive.

Missing Person Detectives observed her on surveillance footage from a construction site on Dec. 23, walking away from her car and toward the Armargosa Trail near the top of Black Mountain.

Metro Lt. David Valenta says LVMPD and Henderson Police have conducted extensive searches. There are apartments and housing near the area she was seen on video, but they did not locate her there.

Hejji’s description is as follows: ... Read More

US carries out airstrikes against Iranian-backed militia facilities in Syria

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Joe Biden on Thursday directed U.S. military air strikes in eastern Syria against facilities belonging to what the Pentagon said were Iran-backed militia, in a calibrated response to rocket attacks against U.S. targets in Iraq.

The strikes, which were first reported by Reuters, appeared to be limited in scope, potentially lowering the risk of escalation.

Biden's decision to strike only in Syria and not in Iraq, at least for now, also gives the Iraqi government some breathing room as it carries out its own investigation of a Feb. 15 attack that wounded Americans.

"At President (Joe) Biden’s direction, U.S. military forces earlier this evening conducted airstrikes against infrastructure utilized by Iranian-backed militant groups in eastern Syria," Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said in a statement... Read More