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Golden Knights release schedule for first round match-up with Wild

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — It came down to the final game of the regular season, but the NHL playoff picture is finally clear.

The Golden Knights will face off with the Minnesota Wild in the first round.

The dates and times are as follows:

  • Game 1 — Sunday, May 16 at 12 p.m. (NBC)
  • Game 2 — Tuesday, May 18 at 7 p.m. (NBCSN, AT&T SportsNet)
  • Game 3 — Thursday, May 20 at 6:30 p.m. (NBCSN, AT&T SportsNet)
  • Game 4 — Saturday, May 22 at 5 p.m. (NBC)
  • *Game 5 — Monday, May 24 at TBD
  • *Game 6 — Wednesday, May 26 at TBD
  • *Game 7 — Friday, May 28 at TBD

On the other side, the Colorado Avalanche will face off with the St. Louis Blues. ... Read More

Local kids a bit nervous, but overall excited to get COVID-19 vaccinations with family

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Not only will kids be getting a report card this month, some will also receive a vaccination card.

Local pharmacies, the Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD) and UMC are now administering Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine to kids 12-15-years-old, the latest age group to become eligible. This comes after U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention approval.

8 News Now spoke to some local kids about getting the vaccine, and while some are a bit nervous about the needle, they're excited to get the shot with family members.

According to SNHD, it is important this age group gets vaccinated. While they may not be as likely to get several ill, there is still a risk, and they can spread the virus.

Now that many are back in school. interacting with their friends and playing sports, the vaccine can help protect kids and their families. ... Read More

Wynn Las Vegas will not require fully vaccinated guests to wear a mask

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Wynn Las Vegas and Encore will not require fully vaccinated guests to wear a mask, effective Thursday evening. This comes after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new guidance on the mitigation measure, which Gov. Steve Sisolak and the Nevada Gaming Control Board said they would follow.

If a guest is not fully vaccinated, they will be required to continue wearing a mask.

"The resort trusts guests to take the appropriate precautions based on their personal vaccination status," Wynn said in a press release.

The resort will communicate this change to guests.

Staff members who have provided vaccination verification will not be required to wear a mask, either. Those who have not verified will continue to wear them while at work. Wynn says that at least 91% of its Las Vegas employees have been vaccinated. ... Read More

Golden Knights focus on long Stanley Cup playoff run

LAS VEGAS (KLAS-TV) - The Golden Knights are ready for the next step in the 2021 season and that’s a Stanley Cup championship.

It's playoff time as the Knights navigated through another strong regular season headlined by its usual stars. Four years and four trips to the playoffs is remarkable in the franchise’s brief history. In the latest edition of ‘Striking Gold’ the playoffs bring another dimension, higher level of play, and versatility to claim hockey’s ‘Holy Grail.’

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

Man facing sex trafficking charge after allegedly kidnapping child to work as prostitute in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A Las Vegas man has been taken into custody following allegations of child sex trafficking.

According to an arrest report obtained by 8 News Now, Matthew Davis is facing felony charges for allegedly forcing a minor to work as a prostitute under his watch.

Police were originally notified of a minor who was possibly a victim of sex trafficking on May 11. They were told the girl might be staying at the Grand Chateau.

Police were able to locate the girl at the property and transported her to a secure Metro building.

During an interview with police, the girl said she originally met Davis about a year or two ago on the website "Seeking Arrangements." She said they added each other on Snapchat... Read More

Locals, business owners react to new mask guidance from CDC

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Here in Nevada, Governor Steve Sisolak says our state will follow the CDC’s new guidelines about ditching the masks indoors if you are fully vaccinated.

It has been nearly 15 months of having to wear masks wherever we go, but the signs of mask requirements that a lot of businesses have, may disappear soon.

"I am excited to get back to normal,” said Lia Yulianti — owner of Belia Skin and Beauty Spa. “I think it will bring a lot more business.”

At Belia Beauty Spa, the owner says despite the CDC new guidelines, her team will still keep their guard up, because there is no way for them to know who is fully vaccinated.

"I don’t think I have any right to ask people, but we just protect ourselves,” Yulianti said. “But when we are in the room one-on-one with the client, we wear the mask.”

Others say the masks benefit them... Read More

I-Team: Hip-hop producer Mally Mall sentenced to 33 months in prison

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Hip-hop producer and rapper Mally Mall -- whose real name is Jamal Rashid -- was sentenced Thursday in Las Vegas to two years and nine months in prison. That is a total of 33 months, which was the maximum he could get under a plea deal.

He previously admitted between 2002 and 2014 his escort services in Clark County were actually fronts for prostitution. Rashid had agreed to a plea deal in federal court with a sentence specified at one to 33 months in prison.

Federal Judge Gloria Navarro calls Rashid a monster in the past and says his victims went through a form of imprisonment. She says she wasn't sure she'd accept the deal, calling his actions horrific, but she points out he appears to be a law abiding citizen now. ... Read More