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Ice Cube's BIG3 basketball to return to Las Vegas and CBS in July

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) - Here we go again, Ice Cube is making his basketball return to Las Vegas. The league began in 2017 and took 2020 off because of Covid fears. Games were broadcast on CBS Sports and 8 News Now locally.

Games for 5 of the first 8 weeks will be played at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas with the final two weeks of playoffs being played at a yet-to-be-determined site. The 2021 season will begin Saturday July 10 at the Orleans Arena.

The 3-on-3 league plans to work with local health and safety officials to determine fan capacity... Read More

I-Team: Amari Nicholson's accused killer faces additional charges for grabbing officer's gun

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The man accused of killing his girlfriend's 2-year-old son is facing additional charges related to his arrest, the I-Team has learned.

Terrell Rhodes, 27, is accused of fighting with police officers and grabbing one's gun while in custody Tuesday.

In addition to a murder charge, Rhodes faces four new charges of resisting a public officer with a firearm and four charges of assault on a protected person with a deadly weapon.

He is due in court Friday morning.

Rhodes was in court Wednesday to be charged in the death of Amari Nicholson... Read More

Pointers from a Pediatrician: Answering your questions about kids and the COVID vaccine

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- 8 News Now is working to answer any questions you might have about getting your 12-15-year-old children vaccinated. The US Food and Drug Administration authorized the emergency use of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for the age group, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended it.

Dr. Carrie Wijesinghe, owner and medical director of Siena Pediatrics, covers all the bases, from newborns to the vaccine's effect on children who take prescribed medications.

Watch the full segments above and below. ... Read More

Nevada Gaming Control Board leaves mask policies up to casinos

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The Nevada Gaming Control Board (NGCB) is leaving mask policies up to casinos. NGCB says its position on requirements for masks inside and outside of gaming floors falls in line with that of Gov. Steve Sisolak and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

They specifically touch on Directive 045, which formerly mandated mask requirements for all indoor gaming floor areas on local properties.

NGCB says it will not require or keep casinos from asking about a guest's vaccination status. Casinos may also have mask policies more restrictive than the guidelines set forth by the CDC.

The board does urge properties to keep signs up with CDC guidance for vaccinated and unvaccinated guests. ... Read More

Future of malls: How do shopping centers evolve after the pandemic?

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — If you have been to a local mall lately, you may have noticed things are a lot different.

While there were changes being made to many malls before the pandemic, this past year forced even more changes for shopping centers.

Some properties are getting creative with activity-oriented shops, like bowling alleys.

While the pandemic may have caused some closures, it also sparked opportunity.

“It was quiet, I noticed some stores that were not open at all,” said shopper Tina Stevens.

Looking at the indoor malls around the valley, it is easy to spot vacant stores.

Michael Minden owns Michael E. Minden Jewelers in Fashion Show Mall on the Las Vegas Strip.

“It was a very, very scary for everybody,” said Minden. “I would say now the mall in itself is probably about 80% of where it was.”

Minden says some stores did not survive the pandemic... Read More

REPORT: Las Vegas number one landing spot for Oakland A's

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) - Could the Athletics follow the Raiders to Las Vegas? If the A's move from Oakland, Las Vegas would be the front-runner, according to CBS Sports. ... Read More

Raiders honor Las Vegas teacher named National Teacher of The Year

HENDERSON, Nev. – The Las Vegas Raiders today honored Juliana Urtubey from Kermit R. Booker Sr. Elementary School, who was recently named the 2021 National Teacher of the Year. Members of the Silver & Black including the Raiderettes visited Booker Elementary School, where they presented Ms. Urtubey with a Silver & Black-themed gift basket on behalf of the team to recognize her incredible achievement.

The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), the organization that bestowed the honor describes Ms. Urtubey, 2020-2021 Nevada State Teacher of the Year, as “A passionate educator and advocate.” First Lady Dr. Jill Biden, during her visit to Las Vegas last week, surprised Ms. Urtubey by personally congratulating a fellow educator, presenting her with flowers and a letter from President Joe Biden... Read More