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Valley event discusses Nevada’s steps towards clean energy

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – A group gathered in the valley Thursday to celebrate the state’s steps toward going green with The Renew Nevada Coalition’s 2019 Clean Energy Scorecard. 

Legislative leaders boasted eight new laws Governor Steve Sisolak signed into law, calling them a surge forward. However, officials told 8 News Now this just marks the start of their long term efforts. 

“I just think it’s wonderful,” clean energy advocate Marcia Bollea said of the initiative. “I’m proud to say that I have a solar system for my home, so my average monthly bill is maybe 13 dollars.”

The laws center around residential solar power, funding for electric trucks and school buses, along with overall plans to shrink our area’s carbon footprint. ... Read More

Metro releases surveillance photos of robbery suspects

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Metro Police need the public’s help in locating two robbery suspects. According to Metro, on July 22, at approximately 2:15 a.m., a robbery occurred at a business located on the 4000 block of South Maryland Parkway.

Two suspects acted as lookouts while another suspect entered the business and robbed it. The suspect approached the victim at the counter before threatening the victim by claiming that he had a firearm and demanded money from the register.

No weapons were seen, and no one was hurt during the robbery. The first suspect is described as a white man about 6-feet tall and approximately 40 years old. Police said the man who was wearing a tan shirt, tan cargo pants, and was also heavy built cargo shorts and black shoes. ... Read More

Everything you need to know about Metarama Gaming, Music Festival

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A full schedule of events, lineup additions, and multiple ways for fans to interact and play with their favorite gamers at Metarama Gaming + Music Festival have been announced for the inaugural Metarama Gaming + Music Festival was released Thursday.

Metarama Gaming + Music Festival will take place on October 19-20 at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds. Professional gamers, world-class musicians and streaming all-stars, including Marshmello, Ninja, Logic, Jacksepticeye, Snoop Dogg, Sodapoppin, Alan Walker, Nick Eh 30, DrLupo, Lindsey Stirling, Pokimane, Diesel (Shaquille O’Neal), Imagine Dragons and many more, are all expected to be in attendance.

On top of incredible live music performances, Metarama Gaming + Music Festival provides fans multiple ways to interact and play with their favorite streamers live and in person. ... Read More

Rep. Dina Titus joins colleagues in Congress and calls for impeachment hearings against Pres. Trump

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — To date, 122 Democratic members of the house have called for impeachment hearings against President Donald Trump, but Nevada’s delegation has been reluctant to join them until now. In a video on her website, Congresswoman Dina Titus announced she was joining her colleagues in calling for impeachment.
 
On Thursday, Titus sat down with Politics Now Host Steve Sebelius to talk about the change of mind after being reluctant to call for Trump’s impeachment for so long. Like most members of Congress, she said investigations had to proceed, and evidence had to be gathered. But after the release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report and his testimony to Congress, Titus concluded that it was time for the house to act.
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Pumpkin Spice lovers will be able to purchase the flavor in spam

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — First, there was the pumpkin spice latte craze — then everyone was all about the pumpkin spice ice cream; could pumpkin spice Spam be the latest craze? One company hopes it will be.

On Sept. 23rd, lovers of all things autumn and pumpkin spice will be able to purchase limited-edition “Spam Pumpkin Spice.”

There’s just one thing consumers should know: There won’t be any pumpkin in the pork. The hunk of meat will be mixed with cinnamon, clove, allspice, and nutmeg.

Spam recommends pairing it with waffles, a fall vegetable hash, or baking it into a cornbread muffin.

Spam Pumpkin Spice can be purchased on Spam.com or Walmart.com... Read More

Person struck by RTC bus in downtown Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Metro Police are investigating an accident where a person was hit by an RTC bus in downtown Las Vegas. According to officers, it happened at S. Grand Central Parkway and W. Bonneville Avenue.

TRAFFIC ALERT: RTC Bus hits a pedestrian at Grand Central Parkway and Bonneville. The extent of the injuries to the pedestrian are unknown at this time.

Posted by 8 News Now on Thursday, August 15, 2019

The injuries the person sustained were minor, Metro said. There weren’t any other details released... Read More

LV Ballpark receiving high, endless accolades

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – The Aviators will be returning home Thursday to begin a seven-game homestand and looking to strengthen their postseason chances.

The reputation of the team’s new home Las Vegas Ballpark is growing as a destination spot in southern Nevada among many outside of Nevada. In the latest edition of ‘Flyin High’ the ballpark is less than a season old and already its reputation is growing. Tourists, along with locals, are impressed by the new digs and amenities the park offers.

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