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I-Team: Las Vegas man who consumed marijuana before trip detained overseas, faces prison time

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A Las Vegas man who reportedly consumed marijuana before visiting the United Arab Emirates has been detained for nearly two months, his lawyer and officials confirmed to the I-Team.

Peter Clark, 51, flew to Dubai in late February for a business trip, his lawyer, Radha Stirling shared. Clark became ill with pancreatitis and was hospitalized. After a urine test found traces of marijuana in his system, Clark was detained and put in jail, Stirling said.

Recreational marijuana use is legal in Nevada, but not in the UAE. Even so, Clark faces a prison sentence of several years, Stirling said.

Clark is now awaiting the next steps from a hotel room. He is working with federal officials and the American embassy, officials confirmed... Read More

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Knights go Duck hunting this weekend in Anaheim

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- It's an off day for the Vegas Golden Knights. They face the Anaheim Ducks Friday and Sunday during their chase after first place Colorado.

That is currently the challenge right now, but Vegas can't seem to make up any ground as the Avs also keep winning.

They don't have much time to catch up, with only 14 more games left in the regular season. Vegas is done with the Kings, winning six out of eight games against Lost Angeles.

Now, they've got the Ducks twice over the next four days.

The Golden Knights are 4-1 against Anaheim this season. They've scored 15 against the team but given up 10.

Here's an interesting number: Vegas has had 18 different players who have registered at least one point against Anaheim. Wednesday night's win over the Kings was big, as they take momentum into the pair in Anaheim. ... Read More

Police make plea to drivers with hit-and-run crashes on the rise in Las Vegas valley

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Metro Police are sharing a message for all drivers, asking everyone to slow down.

The number of deadly hit-and-run cases are on the rise in the valley. Police say each one could have been prevented.

8 News Now sat down with Metro's Traffic Bureau about this ongoing issue.

The concern is the warmer weather and the restriction rollbacks could help fuel the danger.

“It’s the right thing to do. You can save a life by staying on a scene. Seconds matter,” said Detective Kenneth Salsbury with the LVMPD Traffic Bureau.

They are mistakes, bad judgements or impairments, that can change your life in seconds.

“I’ve been told ‘I’ve been scared,’ ‘I don’t have a license’ and in some cases, ‘I thought I was at fault,’ when in fact when I do the investigation that person wasn’t at fault,” Detective Salsbury said... Read More

Locals look forward to buffets reopening in Clark County

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Las Vegas is known for its food scene, from fine dining to buffets, and has even been dubbed the "Buffet Capitol of the World."

The pandemic forced a lot of places to stop the service, but in a few weeks, Clark County will allow buffets to continue again.

Alexandra and Tremaine Johnson love visiting buffets. In fact, it was a weekly ritual for the Las Vegas couple.

"It is easy so we don't have to pick what the other one wants to eat,” said Alexandra Johnson.

“And I am a picky eater, I can eat what I like,” added Tremaine Johnson.

COVID-19 shut a lot of self-serving buffets down, putting a stop to one of the things Las Vegas is famous for.

But there is good news: Clark County says buffets can open again starting May 1... Read More

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I-Team: Teenagers who tried to dismember Las Vegas father's body planned to run off to California, police say

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Two teenagers accused of murdering one of their fathers had plans to run off to California, court documents obtained by the I-Team say.

Police found the body of Daniel Halseth, 45, in a west valley home on April 9. His 16-year-old daughter and her 18-year-old boyfriend, Aaron Guerrero, are accused of killing him and trying to cover up the crime near Durango and Westcliff drives, police said.

In Nevada, a teenager 16 and older is automatically charged as an adult. However, 8 News Now is not releasing the 16-year-old daughter’s name until she appears in court. As of Thursday, both she and Guerrero remain in Salt Lake City, where they were arrested Tuesday.

Detectives found Halseth’s body “almost fully burned,” according to Guerrero’s arrest report... Read More

Cashman Center to close as a vaccine site on May 5

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Cashman Center will close as a mass COVID-19 vaccination site on May 5, according to Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD) and Clark County officials.

The announcement was made Thursday when officials, including Clark County Commissioner Marilyn Kirkpatrick, appeared at the site. Kirkpatrick, who was there to receive her second vaccine dose, was joined by health district officials to talk about vaccination hesitancy and vaccination site changes.

"On Tuesday specifically, we did about 7,700 but today we’ll do roughly about 2,000, mostly second doses. Numbers are falling off and we're looking at different options going forward of how we’re going to operate to continue to vaccinate the community" said Chief Greg Cassell, who is the Incident Commander and part of the Incident Management Team. ... Read More

Coronado High School halts football practices after positive COVID test

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Coronado High School has halted football practices for 10 days following a positive COVID-19 test. The Clark County School District says an individual from the school, who has taken part in on-campus sports activities, received the result.

The practice halt is due to COVID-19 safety protocols.

CCSD notes sports practices districtwide "have been limited insize to comply with Nevada Interscholastic Athletic Association guidelines." They say coaches designed conditioning plans that keep both the student-athletes and employees safe, via social distancing.

Coronado administrators are working to see if the program will have the time to prepare for intramural and intrasquad scrimmages safely.

This comes just a week after CCSD spoke about the return of school athletics and the performing arts following a hiatus during the pandemic. ... Read More