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Firefighters from around the world gather in Las Vegas

 LAS VEGAS (KLAS) —  Thousands of firefighters are in Las Vegas getting a look at the latest and greatest life-saving technology for first responders. It’s called Firehouse World 2020 and it’s happening at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Firefighters risk their lives everyday and staying up on the latest technology and equipment is crucial to their safety as well as the safety of the public.

This is the first time the two-day exhibit/conference has been held in Las Vegas. Firefighters will take what they learn back to their communities. More than 2,000 attendees are at the event.

Attendees will hear from the Clark County Fire Department during a workshop that focuses on responding to mass shootings, as well as elevator and crane rescue emergencies.

Numerous firefighting vehicles are being showcased at the event, including the first electric fire truck.            ... Read More

CDC Coronavirus Warning: ‘We expect we will see community spread in this country’

Federal health officials said they expect a wider spread of coronavirus in the U.S. and preparations are underway for a possible pandemic.

During a CDC telebriefing Tuesday, Dr. Nancy Messonnier had a warning about the coronavirus.

“Ultimately, we expect we will see community spread in this country.” She added, “It’s not so much a question of if this will happen anymore, but rather more a question of exactly when this will happen …” ... Read More

Officer-involved shooting in Pahrump, no injuries reported

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The Nye County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an officer-involved shooting that happened early Wednesday morning in Pahrump.

Captain David Boruchowitz said the shooting happened behind the Walmart store and no suspects or officers were injured.

According to their Twitter account, several people are in custody.

Deputies on scene of an officer involved shooting on Dahlia. No officers injured. No suspects injured. Several people in custody. We will hold a press conference Friday at 0900. https://t.co/SZjCU0PbGl

— Nye County Sheriff (@NyeSheriff) February 26, 2020... Read More

NFL prospects eye ultimate prize, first round selections

Indianapolis (KLAS) – The National Football League will take over Las Vegas for the 2020 Draft in April.

For teams to know which college prospects they want to draft, players go through the combine that tests strength, athleticism, and pro football skills. The NFL offseason spotlight is centered in Indianapolis where teams are searching for new stars to shine on Sundays

8 News Now Sports
Director Chris Maathuis has the story. ... Read More

Only on 8: Dance school starts social media campaign to support girl critically injured in crash

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Hope, delivered through dance. That is the goal of a new social media campaign for a little girl who is fighting for her life.

Charlotte Bush, 9, is still in the hospital after being hit by a pickup truck on Valentine’s Day. Her 12-year-old brother, Alex, died after that same crash. Now, Charlotte’s Irish dance school is trying to help.

The social media campaign consists of people filming themselves dancing and posting those videos to social media using the hashtag #WeDanceForCharlotte.

Charlotte’s Irish dance school, Scoil Rince Ni Riada Irish Dance, said it is their way of showing support to Charlotte and her family. 8 News Now cameras were there when students at the dance school recorded another video for Charlotte. We were told she is still under sedation and in critical condition at the hospital... Read More

WANTED: Metro works to identify suspect in armed robbery of southwest Valley business

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Metro Police need the public’s help identifying the suspect in an alleged armed robbery of a southwest Valley business on Feb. 18. The incident occurred around 10 p.m. in the 9000 block of West Tropicana.

Authorities say the suspect pointed a firearm at an employee after entering the business. The victim complied with the suspect’s demand for money from the register, and the suspect fled.

The employee was not harmed.

The suspect description is as follows: ... Read More

WEB EXTRA: Red Rock Legacy Trail in the works

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A bicycle trail that will connect Summerlin and the Red Rock Visitors’ Center is in the works right now. Local non-profit group ‘Save Red Rock’ has been pushing for the trail for a decade now.

Just last week, Clark County Commissioners approved $14.7 million for the trail. Save Red Rock says they are excited about the path and the positive changes it will bring to the area.

8 News NOW Reporter Sally Jaramillo has more... Read More