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I-Team: What's next for Tony Hsieh's fortune? Longtime friend files lawsuits

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Former Zappos CEO and Las Vegas entrepreneur Tony Hsieh was worth an estimated $840 million, documents filed in court as part of two lawsuits against his estate said.

Hsieh died in a house fire in November in Connecticut. He was 46.

In December, a judge named his father and brother as special administrators to his estate, since the entrepreneur did not have a will.

Two lawsuits filed in Clark County District Court claim Hsieh’s longtime assistant and friend, Mimi Pham, is entitled to some of his wealth and that Hsieh’s estate and companies he owned owe her money... Read More

Coalition aims to bridge Black homeownership gap, hosting webinar

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — There’s a long history behind the Black homeownership gap, and unfortunately in 2021, the Black community is still feeling the effects. 

“Blacks, we're at about 35% that own a home, whereas for whites, it's 62%, so there's the gap," said Kenadie Cobbin-Richardson of Nevada Partners.

On Feb. 27, the Coalition to Make Homes Possible is hosting a live online webinar speaking on this exact topic. It's called “Master Class on Building Black Wealth with Homeownership,” sponsored by Homie, a tech-based real estate company in the Las Vegas valley. 

Topics discussed will cover the basics of what you need to know if you want to buy a home. 

"This masterclass that we are hosting on Saturday, we are going to teach the process of homeownership. We are also going to teach how to get access to up to $25,000 in down payment assistance," said Elias Benjelloun of Homie Helps. ... Read More

Pandemic conditions allow southeast Las Vegas valley family to check off bucket list while traveling in RV on the open road

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- RVs have grown in popularity, as families are hitting the road more during the coronavirus pandemic. It allows them the freedom to experience something different.

One southeast valley family seized the opportunity to go "off-season" when it was not as busy and make the best use of their time.

"We've always talked about going out and seeing the country," said Bill Reynolds.

Discovering national monuments with their three daughters was initially just a bucket list item for Bill and Kristen Reynolds, but their chance to check it off came a few months into the pandemic.

"We had planned a vacation to Disneyland, which obviously wasn't going to happen; this was kind of a spur of the moment kind of a thing," Kristin Reynolds said.

They traveled in the Flying Cloud 27-foot-long Airstream. It made their cross-country road trip a reality, but it also made it a bit intimidating at the same time... Read More

Tenants of Downtown Las Vegas apartment building wait for stairs

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- An apartment building in Downtown Las Vegas that was missing stairs is now blocked off. It is located on Washington near Bruce, close to Cashman Center.

Tenants reached out to 8 News Now last week, telling us they were using a ladder and chain to get upstairs. They did this for more than a week.

As of Monday, the last upstairs tenant moved out. On Tuesday, a note from the city went up, and the upstairs was blocked off.

"The city came; they put an orange sign," said tenant Gonzalo de la Cruz.

The note says the building is substandard.

"They came, they boarded it up and said nobody could go in there no more," shared de la Cruz.

He lives downstairs and is waiting for the building to be looked at once again.

"The city said that a city inspector has to come and see if we are going to have to go." ... Read More

Tiger Woods seriously injured in crash on steep LA-area road

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tiger Woods crashed his SUV on sweeping, downhill road in the Los Angels suburbs Tuesday morning, and doctors tried to stabilize “significant” injuries to his right leg with rods and a combination of screws and pins.

Woods was driving to a television shoot when his SUV crashed into a median, rolled over and ended up on its side near a steep road known for wrecks, authorities said. Golf's biggest star had to be pulled out through the windshield.

Woods' foundation said in a statement he was awake, responsive and recovering in the hospital... Read More

New shopping centers, entertainment, and restaurants; southwest valley developments expected to be ready in 2022

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- New shopping centers, office spaces, and apartment complexes are coming to the southwest part of the Las Vegas valley. There are multiple developments near the busy Durango Road and 215 on-ramps.

Members of the community 8 News Now spoke with say it's exciting to see all of the growth happening in the area.

Large cranes can be seen from Durango and 215 as construction crews build the "Uncommons," which will feature shopping, restaurants, and entertainment, as well as residential and office units.

"It's fascinating; every time I'm here, there's more stores and restaurants," said David Belding, southwest valley resident. "My grandkids love it over here."

The first phase of the Uncommons should be done by early 2022.

"I think it's exciting," said Andy St. John, southwest valley resident. "It's a great place to live; it's fun for my daughter and myself. The Southwest serves all of my needs."... Read More

Fry's Electronics permanently closes nationwide

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (KRON) -- KRON4 has confirmed famed Bay Area retailer Fry's Electronics is closing its doors permanently.

The company is expected to post closure information on its website early Wednesday morning. 

Fry's has more than two dozen stores mainly across California and Texas.

From Fry's company website:

Fry's Electronics, Inc. was founded in 1985 in Sunnyvale, California in a 20,000 square-foot location by the three Fry brothers, John, Randy, and Dave; and Kathy Kolder. Fry's is a closely-held private company, and all of the founders are actively involved in the daily operation of the business.... Read More