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Authorities looking for robbery suspect

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Metro Police are searching for a suspect who robbed a business in the 5000 block of East Charleston on Saturday night.

Investigators say the suspect walked in and demanded money from the register. The person behind the counter complied, and the suspect left with the money.

No one was injured in the incident, and authorities were able to pull photos from surveillance cameras.

Anyone with information on this crime is asked to call Metro, or Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555. Tips leading to an arrest may result in a cash reward. ... Read More

WEB EXTRA: Q&A with LVMPD’s new Traffic Captain

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department has a new Traffic Bureau Captain.

Capt. Jason Letkiewicz has only been on the job for one week. He is taking over for former LVMPD Traffic Capt. Nick Farese. As 8 News Now has previously reported, Farese was “relieved of duty” from his post at the Traffic Bureau.

Here are more details: https://bit.ly/2RoNt9G. 8 News Now Reporter Orko Manna caught up with Capt. Letkiewicz for a quick Q&A about his new post. ... Read More

LV WEEKLY: Summerlin ranked among nation’s best masterplan communities

Summerlin is ranked among some of the top master-planned communities in the nation and it continues to evolve.

Many feel the Summerlin area is unique and offers many differences than the rest of Las Vegas community. Las Vegas Weekly’s Miranda Wilson talks about how the area has changed over the past three decades.

8 News Now Anchor Denise Valdez has the story... Read More

Flyin High: Las Vegas Ballpark’s unique fan experience

The Aviators return home Thursday night to begin a five-game homestand against Sacramento.

There are a lot of great places to watch games out at Las Vegas Ballpark, we’ve checked out the suites, the berm, but one of the favorite spots is left field, where fans must pay attention non-stop.

In the latest edition of ‘Flyin High’ 8 News Now hung out with the fans in left field to get their perspective where plenty of baseballs visit the vicinity.

8 News Now Sports Anchor Ron Futrell has the story.
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Man arrested in connection to 2017 Roberto’s Taco Shop stabbing

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Las Vegas police have released the mug shot of Elbrixsth Arroyo, who was arrested in connection to a June 20, 2017, stabbing that occurred at a Roberto’s Taco Shop at 6650 Vegas Drive.

During that incident, one employee was stabbed approximately 17 times while another employee had been battered. At the time officers believed there were three suspects involved, two Hispanic males and one Hispanic female.

According to both victims, the three suspects entered the restaurant and after some time looking at the menu decided to place an order. One of the customers made a specific request to his order that was out of the ordinary and the employee explained to the customer that he could not accommodate the request. The customers immediately got upset and an argument

ensued. ... Read More

UPDATE: Police ID man arrested in Henderson burglary, shooting

HENDERSON (KLAS) — Police have identified 41-year-old Timothy Sledge as the suspect arrested earlier today in connection to a June 19 burglary and shooting in the 100 block of Ivy Street.

According to their media release, City of Henderson Police and Fire personnel responded to the 100 block of Ivy Street at 4:45 p.m. on June 19 in reference to a homeowner who walked into a burglary in progress and was shot by the suspect while within his residence.

The homeowner was located with an apparent gunshot wound and transported to Sunrise Trauma Center in Las Vegas where he remains in stable condition. ... Read More

Growing trend shows patients turning to marijuana to deal with PTSD

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — June 27 is PTSD Awareness Day. The purpose of the day is to bring issues related to Post-Traumatic Stress disorder to light. One of the big local proponents behind getting the message out is a local marijuana dispensary.

Nevada’s cannabis industry has its roots in medical marijuana, and as the budding industry continues to bloom, some dispensaries are noticing a growing trend of patients who are turning to the plant to help deal with post-traumatic stress.

“My friends were all going on this adventure that I kind of wanted to join on,” said Matt Koetting.

Koetting’s adventure turned into an 11-year career in the Marine Corps, but he was severely hurt halfway through his service, and it has had lingering effects... Read More