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'Slow it down while you're coming through,' Residents voice concerns after cyclist hit, killed

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- There has been an outpouring of support for a 31-year-old North Las Vegas man, who was hit and killed while riding his bike on Sunday.

Police say Benjamin Black died after an SUV hit him near North 5th Street and the 215, and add speed may have played a factor in the crash.

8 News Now spoke with concerned residents living near the crash scene.

"I have come out of my own side street and had to kind of see my speed, and correct myself," David a resident living nearby said."

Lavar Taylor lives a block away from where the crash happened and says on his block, that speeding usually isn't a problem.

"We're not on a residential street at the moment so, slow it down while you're coming through there," Taylor expressed.

Jacqueline Gravatt is the North Las Vegas Police Department chief and echoed the same message to drivers... Read More

Accused California mass shooter had fired gun into wall, former Las Vegas neighbor says

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- 8 News Now is learning more about the man accused of committing a mass shooting at a California church on Sunday that killed one person and injured five others.

David Chou, 68, is accused of opening fire in the Irvine Geneva Presbyterian Church in Laguna Woods.

According to authorities, Chou was from China, but has lived in the United States for years. He lived in Las Vegas in a Spring Valley apartment.

Balmore Orellana, who was Chou's neighbor, said the suspect had moved out in February and described him as "nice," but said he had some concerns.

"Honestly, I would like to ask him what is going on with him," said Orellana. "He was kind of mad before he left, he disappeared in February, was evicted."... Read More

Police: Boy, 9, hit, killed in east Las Vegas crash

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Las Vegas Metro Police are investigating a deadly crash involving a 9-year-old boy in an east valley neighborhood.

It took place at 6329 Paveston Lane, near Charleston and Hollywood Blvd. at approximately 3:16 p.m. on Monday.

LVMPD says a juvenile was hit and killed in an east valley neighborhood, near Hollywood and Charleston. (KLAS)

At the time of the crash, the boy was running along the passenger side of an Acura RDX when he fell and the rear wheel of the SUV hit him.

The boy was taken to Sunrise Hospital in critical condition and was later pronounced dead.

The driver stayed at the scene and did not show signs of impairment.

It marks the 53rd traffic-related fatality in Las Vegas Metro's jurisdiction in 2022. ... Read More

I-Team: Las Vegas mother accused of attempting to kill 15-month-old in bathtub

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A Las Vegas mother is accused of attempting to kill her young child by drowning her in the bathtub in a "filthy" house, police said.

Desiree Mason, 31, faces charges of attempted murder with the use of a deadly weapon and child abuse, court records showed.

Police said they were called Friday to an apartment on Charleston Boulevard near Christy Lane in the east valley from a mother who said she had “almost abused her own child” and “could not take it anymore,” officers wrote in documents.

Officers responded to the apartment, believing Mason had attempted to drown the 15-month-old child, they said. Responding officers noted the child had a soiled diaper and the bathtub was running.

While speaking to police, Mason told officers she had held the child underwater for about 30 seconds. Police said the child “was at the verge of beginning to inhale water.”... Read More

Community rallies around iconic Las Vegas National Golf Course

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A roar of approval went up Friday night when residents in the Paradise Palms neighborhood heard the news: business is good at Las Vegas National Golf Course.

In a 20-plus-year drought, golf courses have had targets on their backs lately. But after seeing the list of casualties grow -- Badlands, Silverstone, Black Mountain, and Desert Pines next on the chopping block -- Clark County Commissioner Tick Segerblom wants residents to know he is committed to keeping the golf course in place.

Redevelop? "Over my dead body," Segerblom said Friday.

"I have a personal commitment to that course," he said. Segerblom said he was surprised that there was no covenant between the course and surrounding residents in Paradise Palms, the first master-planned community in Las Vegas... Read More

Nevada man convicted of torturing, killing dogs denied parole

RENO, Nev. (KLAS) -- A board has denied parole for the Reno man serving time for torturing, killing and dismembering seven dogs.

During his parole hearing last month, Jason Brown, 32, said what he did to animals was “cruel” and “disgusting” but he has served his time.

In 2015, a judge sentenced Brown to 28 years in prison, which would have meant he was not eligible for parole until 2025, but it was determined — under Nevada law — he was actually eligible for parole in 2019.

According to the Nevada Department of Corrections, Brown’s crime was mistakenly classified as violent which would be accurate if the victims were human. But because dogs are considered personal property, the crime was reclassified as non-violent. That classification makes him eligible for parole much sooner... Read More

Judge vacates murder conviction for Margaret Rudin, known as Las Vegas' 'Black Widow'

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A federal judge vacated the murder conviction of Margaret Rudin, who became known as the "Black Widow" during her high-profile trial more than two decades ago.

Rudin, now 78, served a 20-year to life sentence, before her release on parole in 2020. The judge's order overturns Rudin's conviction and releases her of any parole obligations.

Margaret Rudin is released from prison (Jan. 10, 2020)

Rudin was convicted for her husband's murder in 2001. Police had suspected Ron Rudin was shot in the head in 1994 at their Las Vegas home. His remains were discovered dumped in the desert near Lake Mohave.

In July 1996, a diver found a handgun with a silencer wrapped in grocery bags in Lake Mead. Police identified the gun as the murder weapon.

At the time of his death, Ron Rudin was helping his wife open an antique store. He had an estimated net worth of between $8 million and $11 million, court records said... Read More