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Nevada license plate for UFC fans

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The Nevada DMV has officially stepped into the octagon with the release of a UFC-themed license plate.

The UFC vanity plates are now available to purchase from the DMV's website. All proceeds from the plates go to the UFC Foundation which supports several charities and initiatives throughout the Silver State.

The DMV offers numerous vanity plates that support various causes in the state... Read More

What's Driving You Crazy? - More on distracted driving

LAS VEGAS ( KLAS ) - We learned the other day that more and more of us are owning up to texting and driving and other dangerous distractions behind the wheel that can lead to fatal crashes.

Pam Shadel-Fischer from the Governors Highway Safety Association says, “We need to educate the public about the fact that these are real people who are dying: moms, dads, sisters, brothers.”

Tricia Morrow from General Motors says we're learning more about why we do these things when we *know* we shouldn't: “Distraction is more than just texting and driving. Distraction can be eating in your vehicle. It can also involve elements of emotional stress. If a driver is under severe emotional distress they can be almost ten times more likely to get into a crash.”

Shadel-Fischer adds: “We're killing people every day on our roads, and most of these crashes are the result of behaviors that can be prevented.”... Read More

UPDATE: Suspected DUI driver crashes into crash scene critically injuring man

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- One person suffered life-threatening injuries after a suspected DUI driver crashed into a truck that had already been involved in a crash on Tropicana Avenue near Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas police said.

The initial minor crash happened Tuesday around 11:36 p.m. and involved a Ford-150 and Toyota Corolla. The 55-year-old driver of the Corolla was standing in front of the truck when a Toyota Camry driven by 23-year-old Serena Mueller hit the rear of the truck causing it to move forward and pin the man between the truck and his Corolla.

According to Metro police, the man suffered critical injuries and was transported to Sunrise Hospital.

Mueller suffered minor injuries in the crash and was transported to University Medical Center for treatment. Police said she exhibited signs of impairment and was arrested and booked into Clark County Detention Center.

The driver of the truck was not injured... Read More

Summerlin Parkway down to one lane between Buffalo, Rampart

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Summerlin Parkway will be down to one lane in each direction between Buffalo Drive and Rampart Boulevard Wednesday morning to allow crews to do work in the median area.

The closure is expected to start at 6:30 a.m. and last until noon.

Motorists may want to find an alternate route to avoid delays... Read More

'Goose busters' installed at Las Vegas park to deter nearby geese

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs is described as an escape from the typical Las Vegas atmosphere with its scenic views and array of different wildlife.

Recently, the City of Las Vegas installed devices known as "Goose Busters" in the trees at the park to deter geese from hanging around the more populated areas of the park.

Geese flock around Floyd Lamb Park (KLAS)

According to the city, the hope of this device is that it will safely direct these animals from the grassy areas of the park to the pond.

Limiting the number of geese around the picnic areas, thus decreasing the number of droppings people encounter, and "lowering exposure to zoonotic diseases."

However, locals who spoke with 8 News Now, feel that this deterrent will do more harm than good.
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EXCLUSIVE: Mother says son's drowning in California was preventable

(KLAS) -- It has only been 72 hours since 5-year-old Oliver Shine died. His mom Angelica Richards said Oliver was left alone when he fell into a swimming pool. This incident is a tragic reminder for parents to always be alert when it comes to pool safety.

"He was my little sunshine," Richards told 8 News Now. "Never in a million years did I think the last time I held him would be the last time I would hold him."

Richards said Oliver was going away with his dad and stepmom to Bakersfield, California this past weekend to stay at his grandma's house.

On May 14, Richards said Oliver was left unsupervised around the pool and no one realized he fell in until it was too late. ... Read More

Child injured in east valley crash near Nellis, Desert Inn

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Las Vegas Metro Police are investigating a crash on the east side of the valley that left one person .

The incident occurred on Nellis near Desert Inn on Tuesday just after 9 p.m.

According to RTC Southern Nevada, all southbound lanes on Nellis Boulevard are blocked on the north side of Desert Inn.

Drivers are asked to avoid the area and seek other routes. ... Read More