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Frontier adding flights from Newark to Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Frontier Airlines has announced it will begin offering service from Newark, New Jersey to Las Vegas starting this fall. Introductory fares will be as low as $15 on some flights.

It’s part of a larger service, providing flights from Newark to Miami, Orlando, and San Juan, Puerto Rico. Frontier plans on adding several more flight services out of Newark in the Winter and even more in the Spring.

Last month, Southwest Airlines said it was pulling out of Newark and consolidating their service at LaGuardia Airport in New York. Newark Liberty International is the 12th-most used airport in the country, with 46 million passengers last year... Read More

Nevada woman wrongly imprisoned 35 years for murder gets $3M

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A Nevada woman who spent 35 years in prison for a murder she didn’t commit before she was exonerated by DNA evidence on a crime-scene cigarette butt will get $3 million in a partial settlement of a federal civil rights lawsuit, her lawyer said Wednesday.

Cathy Woods, 68, will continue to seek additional damages from the city of Reno and former detectives she accuses of coercing a fabricated confession from her while she was a patient at a Louisiana mental hospital in 1979, according to her lawyer, Elizabeth Wang.

Woods was released from prison in 2015 when new evidence linked the 1976 killing of a Reno college student to an Oregon inmate, Rodney Halbower, who has since has been convicted of two San Francisco Bay Area slayings that happened during the same period... Read More

Do you know how to tie a bow-tie? Let our Nate Tannenbaum show you!

LAS VEGAS ( KLAS ) – On “National Bow-Tie Day” what could be more appropriate than our own bow-tied Traffic and Weather Anchor Nate Tannenbaum revealing the secret of tieing the perfect bow-tie?

He says it’s as simple as tieing your shoes!

He’s been doing it for so long, he makes it look simple, so don’t get frustrated if you don’t get it right away.

If you’d like, you can send Nate an email: ntannenbaum@8newsnow.com... Read More

26 killed in fiery attack on bar in southern Mexico

COATZACOALCOS, Mexico (AP) — An attack on a bar in Mexico’s Gulf coast city of Coatzacoalcos killed 26 people and wounded about a dozen, officials said Wednesday, and they said it was apparently overseen by a man who had been recently arrested but released.

“The criminals went in, closed the doors, the emergency exits, and set fire to the place,” President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said at his daily morning news conference.

Veracruz state police said the Tuesday night attack targeted the “Bar Caballo Blanco,” or “White Horse Bar.” It advertised “quality, security and service,” private rooms for $7.50 “all night,” ”sexy girls” and a pole dance contest.

It is located just off a busy commercial street in Coatzacoalcos, a city whose main industry has long been oil and oil refining.

“This is the most inhuman thing possible,” López Obrador said... Read More

Cheers! It’s National Red Wine Day

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — It’s the perfect drink to sip on while enjoying a steak dinner or a delicious chocolate tart. We’re talking red wine! Aug. 28 is National Red Wine Day, and we’re celebrating in style.

Wine has been around for thousands of years. In 2007, UCLA researchers discovered what they believe is the oldest winery. The winery was founded in Armenia in 4100 B.C. Archaeologists unearthed a wine press, fermentation and storage vessels and much more.

So, it looks like we have the ancient Armenians to thank for that nectar of the gods we consume to mark the end of a long work week.

How are you celebrating? We found some Twitter users who are certainly having fun and taking it to the next level, from the Tipsy Bartender to TSA: ... Read More

Animal Control removes 46 pets from home

BOULDER CITY, Nev. (KLAS) — 43 cats and three dogs were recovered from a mobile home over the past week. The animals were taken to the Boulder City Animal Shelter, where they are being checked out and cared for.

The animals are in various stages of recovery. Animal control officials say the three dogs were in good condition, six cats could be available for adoption this week and another 12 could be up for adoption soon.

Most of the cats are feral or semi-feral. The animal control supervisor is working with rescue organizations to spay and neuter the pets.

City officials have not released the location of the home or name of the owner at this time... Read More

CCSD, union to meet Wednesday afternoon

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Clark County School District officials and the union that represent teachers will meet Wednesday afternoon in another attempt to hammer out a new contract.

READ: CCSD news release on mediation

Teachers are continuing to rally at some of the Las Vegas valley schools. Teachers and students gathered in front of Cozine Elementary School prior to the start of the school day. ... Read More