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Gov. Sisolak vetoed only 3 bills in Legislative Session

Governor Steve Sisolak vetoed only three bills in his first legislative session, which wrapped up earlier this month.

But, Sisolak is still well shy of the average, and nowhere near the record. There have been two governors in the last 120 years who got through an entire session without vetoing a single bill: Mike O’Callaghan and Kenny Guinn

Regular legislative sessions see an average of 6.47 vetoes each.

Politics Now co-host Steve Sebelius has the story. ... Read More

Roads near Lake Mead and Burkholder closed due to shooting investigation

HENDERSON, Nev. (KLAS) — Henderson Police are investigating a shooting in a neighborhood near E. Lake Mead Parkway and Burkholder Boulevard. According to police, around 4:45 p.m. officers responded to reports of an incident that left a man injured from a shooting that occurred in the 100 block of Ivy Street.

Streets in that area are closed, police said.

The man was taken to Sunrise Hospital to be treated for his injuries. The nature of his injuries is unknown.

This is a developing story.... Read More

NHL Awards Show, games best players light up the Las Vegas Strip

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – The entire hockey world descends on Las Vegas for the NHL Awards Show, which takes the spotlight with some of the game’s best players garnering prestigious awards.

The Mandalay Bay Events Center are filled with newsmakers, playmakers, and celebrities that officially will put a close to the 2018-2019 season. Not only is about the best players on the ice, but the thousands of hockey fans in southern Nevada that are attending the event.

8 News Now Sports Director Chris Maathuis and reporter Jon Tritsch have the stories. ... Read More

Parking violators can pay tickets with school supply donation for limited time

The Las Vegas City Council unanimously voted Wednesday in favor of allowing parking tickets issued between June 19 – July 19, 2019, to be paid with donations of school supplies.

Any supplies taken in by the city through the program will be donated to the Teachers Exchange, a 501(c)3 nonprofit that is associated with the Public Education Foundation.

Those with parking citations should bring unwrapped school supplies of equal or higher value to their fine to the Parking Services Offices at 500 S. Main St. However, for it to count, it has to be done within 30 days of the citation date, and a purchase receipt for the donation is required. In addition, only non-public safety citations are eligible for this program.

In July of 2016, the City Council adopted an ordinance authorizing the establishment of this occasional program allowing for charitable donations in lieu of payment for parking fines... Read More

Family relieved convicted killer will remain behind bars

The man involved in what prosecutor’s call one of southern Nevada’s
most gruesome murders, will stay behind bars. Shane Johnson asked the Nevada Board
of Pardons Thursday for a commuted or reduced sentence, but was denied.

He pleaded guilty in 2004 for his role in the murder of
18-year-old Jared Whaley. The victim’s family was at the hearing.

Family members describe Jared Whaley as fun, smart and
good-hearted. They’re pleased with the board’s decision but they know nothing
will bring back their loved one.

“It’s been 15 years, but it feels like yesterday,” said Patricia Knight, Jared Whaley’s mother.

Jared Whaley

The emotions are still raw for Knight. Her son, Jared, was brutally
murdered in the fall of 2003. Investigators say Shane Johnson was part of a
group of young men who killed Whaley, beating him until he was unrecognizable... Read More

What’s Driving You Crazy? HOV fines start Thursday

This is where the H-O-V road meets the crumb rubber asphalt.

From the “where did the time go” department, it was a month ago that the HOV lane on I-15 opened from Silverado Ranch to the Spaghetti Bowl – with the already-existing 95 HOV lane from the 15 west and northwest to Elkhorn joining it in going into 24/7 operation.

Viewer Leandra writes:

”The express lanes being replaced by hov lanes. how was this a solution? i’ve noticed that when there’s congestion, people with only 1 passenger take the hov lane and there seems to be no consequences!”

First, Leandra, my guess is that NDOT’s Tony Illia would have me point out that one of the two I-15 express lanes was returned to regular service, with the other becoming that new HOV lane. Secondly, we spoke frequently around May 20th about how the Nevada Highway Patrol was giving drivers a 30-day grace period before enforcing the 2-or-more passenger rule for cars using any HOV lane... Read More

Derailed hazmat train closes I-80 in Nevada near Utah line

WELLS, Nev. (AP) — A 60-mile stretch (96 kilometers) of U.S. Interstate 80 in northeast Nevada has been closed while emergency crews respond to a train derailment. Authorities were investigating whether any hazardous materials were aboard the train.

There’s been no immediate report of injuries.

MAJOR INCIDENT @NHPNCEast: I-80 W/B at MM 355 (3 miles east of Wells). Train derailment with cause unknown at this time. This is an ongoing incident with responders on scene. I-80 is open with no restrictions.@NevadaDPS pic.twitter.com/TRY4bFwEQb— NHP Northern Command (@NHPNorthernComm) June 19, 2019... Read More