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Boulder Strip rapidly grows; gaming properties are thriving

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Much like the Las Vegas Strip, the Boulder Strip’ has its share of gaming properties that continue to thrive in the valley. Boulder Highway is one of the oldest highways in Las Vegas, and thanks to the many casinos such as the Eastside Cannery, Sam’s Town, and Boulder Station — the Boulder Strip is rapidly growing.

“I remember when we first came here; this area was just a two-lane highway going in both directions,” said Paul Knoe, Star Nursery.

Now Station Casinos second-ever property, Boulder Station will celebrate 25 years this month, while Sam’s Club turns 40.

“You have to be thriving to be here that long,” said Jenny Trujialo, a Las Vegas local.

According to Knoe, the Boulder Strip never slows down.

“It’s improved a lot over the years, they widened the road, made it much more busy here,” said Paul Knoe, a Star Nursery. ... Read More

Woman stabbed, suspect arrested in southeast valley

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – A domestic disturbance led to a stabbing that left one woman injured.

Metro Police responded to reports of a violent domestic
disturbance before 9 p.m. on the 5300 block of Austin John Court, near the
Cannery Casino. While investigating, officers found a female who had been
stabbed multiple times. 

The male suspect left the area shortly after officers arrived and the victim was transported to an area hospital. The female is stable, according to investigators.

Officers located and arrested the suspect a short time later.

8 News Now will have updates on this developing story... Read More

LVFD works to put out building fire in downtown Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Las Vegas Fire and Rescue are working to put out a vacant building fire in the downtown area. According to a tweet from LVFD, the building is located at 1065 S. Main St.

When firefighters arrived at the scene they could see heavy smoke and large flames. Crews are working to attack and knock down the fire.

This is a developing story.... Read More

CCEA schedules possible strike for Sept. 10; educators run risk of losing job

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The Clark County Education Association is preparing to go on strike. On Tuesday the teachers’ union announced that it Tuesday, Sept. 10 as the day educators walk out of their classrooms. The looming strike that the Clark County School District has been hoping to avoid could last multiple days.

The CCEA’s decision follows a break down in contract negotiations between CCSD and the Clark County Education Association. Roughly 11,000 teachers are a part of CCEA. If the district does not address specific demands from the union by Friday, educators will be ready to pick up their picket signs.

 

“This is not a decision we’ve taken lightly, said John Vellardita, the executive director of the CCEA. “We’ve thought about it a long time, but this is one of those moments; a line in the sand.”... Read More

WEB EXTRA: Boulder Strip’s rapidly growing in the Las Vegas valley

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A portion of Las Vegas Boulevard is known to many people as “The Las Vegas Strip,” and now there is another heavily traveled road that is known as “The Boulder Strip” that’s growing more and more every day. 

Thanks to the thriving gaming properties, businesses, and new developments around the area, Boulder Highway has continued to improve over the past several years.

8 News Now Reporter Sally Jaramillo spoke to people who live and work around the area. She has a look at the ever-changing “Boulder Strip.”... Read More

Gator turned Rebel seeks next step for UNLV defense

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – The UNLV Rebels are getting ready for game week, which starts next Monday in hopes that a successful 2019 season is on the horizon.

A Florida Gator
turned Rebel, Rayshad
Jackson is already bringing an attitude to a defensive unit that’s looking to
take the next step. Jackson is one of the most anticipated defensive additions
to the program this year. He made his debut on the field this week while
waiting for the UNLV administration to approve him academically.

8 News Now Sports
anchor Kevaney Martin has the story... Read More

Woman, 75, avoids prison but must pay $58K restitution in Medicaid fraud

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A 75-year-old woman got three years probation on a Medicaid fraud conviction announced today by the Nevada Attorney General’s office.

Betty A. Williams of Las Vegas received a suspended sentence of 364 days in prison, but will have to pay $58,630 restitution along with 40 hours of community service. The sentence was handed down by District Court Judge Valerie Adair.

Williams, an office manager for Nevada Optical Clinic, was held responsible for fraudulent claims for services that were never provided. The fraud occurred between January 2014 and December 2017. The office failed to maintain adequate records for Medicaid.

“My office will hold health care professionals accountable when they defraud Nevada’s Medicaid program,” said Nevada Attorney General Aaron Ford. “My team works hard each and every day to make sure public assistance programs are accessible to all Nevadans, and not being abused.” ... Read More