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Strong turnouts, NV caucus a success

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – Even with Senator Bernie Sanders as the projected winner in Nevada, full results from Saturday’s caucuses have yet to be released, as of 11:00 p.m.

But the Nevada State Democratic Party is calling the process a success.

The Nevada State Democratic Party says that the reporting of results is taking about as long as they expected it to. They are happy with how everything went, especially given all the last-minute changes.

“For things to go as smoothly as they have today is really remarkable,” said Jon Summers, Senior Adviser for the Nevada State Democratic Party.

A success in the Silver State — that is how the Nevada State Democratic Party is describing Saturday’s caucus.

Thousands filled precinct locations across Nevada. While volunteers tell 8 News NOW everything seemed to be working, there were still some issues... Read More

Golden Knights win 5th straight with 5-3 win over Florida

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Reilly Smith scored two goals, Marc-Andre Fleury made 31 saves and the Vegas Golden Knights defeated the Florida Panthers 5-3 on Saturday night.

The Golden Knights completed a five-game homestand 5-0-0 and catapulted to the top of the Pacific Division, where they lead Edmonton by three points. The Oilers have two games in hand, and the teams play three ore times down the stretch.

Vegas improved to 9-3-2 under coach Peter DeBoer, who replaced fired Gerard Gallant on Jan. 16.

The Golden Knights’ five-game win streak is their highest of the season... Read More

Tyson Fury wins in stunning stoppage of Wilder in heavyweight tilt

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tyson Fury is a heavyweight champion once again, dominating Deontay Wilder in their title rematch before Wilder’s corner threw in the towel in the seventh round.

Fury turned puncher as he dropped Wilder in the third and fifth rounds and was landing at will to the champion’s head.

It was the first loss ever for Wilder in 44 fights. It was the 11th defense of the title he won in 2015... Read More

Lizzo, ‘Just Mercy’ win top honors at NAACP Image Awards

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Lizzo was named entertainer of the year and “Just Mercy” won best motion picture, best actor and best supporting actor Saturday at the NAACP Image Awards, as the show that recognizes entertainers of color ladled honors on the film that was snubbed by bigger shows throughout awards season.

“We are such a beautiful people, this is just a reminder of all the beautiful things that we can do,” said Lizzo as she accepted the night’s last and biggest award, leaping and dancing off the stage at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium as the show ended.

Host Anthony Anderson of “black-ish” opened the show, telecast on BET for the first time, with a monologue that took a shot at the lack of diversity at the Oscars and Hollywood’s other ceremonies that handed out awards earlier in the year... Read More

UNLV hands No. 4 San Diego State its first loss, 66-63

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Elijah Mitrou-Long scored 19 points, including two free throws with 11.5 seconds left, and UNLV handed No. 4 San Diego State its first loss of the season, 66-63 on Saturday night to end the Aztecs’ 26-game winning streak.

San Diego State, which had been the nation’s only undefeated team since Jan. 15, erased most of a 14-point deficit when it pulled to 64-63 on Malachi Flynn’s 3-pointer with 14.5 seconds left. Mitrou-Long was fouled by Matt Mitchell with 11.5 seconds left and made both free throws.

Flynn missed a contested 3-pointer with 3.3 seconds left and the ball went to the Runnin’ Rebels. After a long pass down the court, Mitchell ended up with the ball and his desperation shot at the buzzer fell short... Read More

Fatal crash on Charleston and Grand Central Parkway, avoid the area

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Police are responding to a fatal crash that happened Saturday evening on Charleston and Grand Central Parkway near the Premium Outlet Mall.

A female pedestrian was struck and killed by a vehicle. It is unknown if impairment was a factor at this time.

BREAKING: Police say a female pedestrian passed away (near Charleston & Grand Central) as a result of being struck by a vehicle. @8NewsNow pic.twitter.com/0Fjkw7LSAM

— Sally Jaramillo (@SallyjTV) February 23, 2020

This is a developing story. Stay with 8 News NOW for updates... Read More

SLIDESHOW: Thousands show up to cast Nevada Caucus vote

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Thousands of people showed up to caucus at precincts across the state Saturday to cast their vote for the person they feel can take on and beat President Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election.

The weather conditions were less than desirable, but the rain wasn’t enough to keep voters from coming together for the Nevada Caucus. By the end of the day, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders was named the projected winner.

Below is a slide show of photos from the day.

PHOTOS: Nevada Caucus:... Read More