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Bodies in Lake Mead recall Las Vegas' organized crime days

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Stories about long-departed Las Vegas organized crime figures are surfacing after a second set of unidentified human remains were revealed as the water level falls on drought-stricken Lake Mead.

The reservoir on the Colorado River is about a 30-minute drive from the mob-founded Las Vegas Strip.

“There’s no telling what we’ll find in Lake Mead,” former Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman said Monday. “It’s not a bad place to dump a body.”

Goodman was a defense attorney who represented Mafia figures, including ill-fated Anthony “Tony the Ant” Spilotro before serving three terms as a martini-toting mayor who made public appearances with a showgirl on each arm.

He declined to speculate about who might turn up in the vast reservoir formed by Hoover Dam between Nevada and Arizona... Read More

At least 10 dead in mass shooting at Buffalo supermarket

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A gunman wearing military-style clothing and body armor opened fire with a rifle at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, killing at least 10 people before being taken into custody Saturday afternoon, law enforcement officials told The Associated Press.

Details on the number of additional people shot at the Tops Friendly Market and their conditions weren't immediately available. The two officials were not permitted to speak publicly on the matter and did so on the condition of anonymity. The suspect was being questioned Saturday evening by the FBI, one of the officials said... Read More

I-Team: Unlicensed apartment still operating

LAS VEGAS (KLAS)-- Some Residents at the Apex apartments say they’ve received seven-day notices from the owners to pay rent or leave.

The owners are operating without a license and the 8 News Now I-Team learned even with a property like this, technically residents could be evicted.

Tenants typically have two options, file a notice in court so a hearing is set, or pay the rent.
As the I-team first reported in August, California-based Pro-Residential services bought the property in January of 2021.

Clark County is suing the owners saying they’re part of a scheme to get COVID-19 relief money. The county reports issuing nearly $330,000 of rent relief money for tenants, and county records refer to the property as dangerous with hazardous conditions.
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Multiple people shot, 1 dead over property dispute

LAS VEGAS (KLAS)-- A property dispute lead to a shooting, leaving two injured and one dead.

Vladmir Pourett, 22, has been arrested and booked into the Clark County Detention Center on one count
of open murder, attempted murder, and battery with a deadly weapon.

On Saturday, just past midnight, Las Vegas Metro police received a report that multiple people were shot outside of a home on the 1400 block of North Christy Lane.

Police say that responding officers encountered two males who had suffered from gunshot wounds. They were transported to UMC Trauma with non-life-threatening injuries. A third male victim was reportedly transported to North Vista Hospital, by a citizen, where he was pronounced deceased.

An investigation by the LVMPD homicide Section suggests the three victims drove to Pourett's home and confronted him regarding a property dispute. During the dispute, Pourett pulled out a firearm and shot the three men. ... Read More

Top pop artists of 80s, 90s to perform at Orleans Arena

LAS VEGAS (KLAS)-- The Orleans will be hosting the Freestyle Explosion Throwback Jam at The Orleans Arena on June 11.

The event will feature top freestyle, pop, and dance artists of the 80s and 90s, performing their greatest hits. Performers include Stevie B, Lisa Lisa, Exposé, Sir Mix-A-Lot, Montell Jordan, and more.

Showtime is at 7 p.m. and tickets start at $31.65 plus tax and fees. For more information, visit www.orleansarena.com... Read More

Rallies supporting abortion rights expected across US

WASHINGTON (AP) — Demonstrators facing down a Supreme Court decision that could overturn the constitutional right to abortion are aiming to use rallies from coast to coast Saturday to express their outrage and to mobilize for the fight ahead.

More than 380 events were set from Maine to Hawaii, with the largest gatherings expected in Los Angeles, Chicago, New York and other big cities, organizers said.

In the nation's capital, activists planned to gather at the Washington Monument before marching to the Supreme Court, which is now surrounded by a security fence... Read More

Parent concern over online dangers for teens on social media

LAS VEGAS (KLAS)-- It's 2022, and there are so many apps out there such as Twitch, Roblox, and Discord, along with other social media apps.

Although the platforms may seem safe it opens the door to possible dangers if you aren't monitoring your child's usage.

Natalie Wainwright is a parent who says she isn't taking any chances when it comes to keeping a close eye on her son's social media usage.

"I can track them on their location and I can see after hours the calls and texts coming in and out," Wainwright said. "It is so helpful because I get an inside look at what they are doing."

She tells 8 News Now she uses an app called Smart Family to help monitor her son's usage.

Recently, Wainwright says she took her 13-year-old son's phone away after discovering conversations between an adult and her son, although, it wasn't anything inappropriate she says it still concerned her... Read More