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UNLV shooting, students remain on high alert

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) - Details continue to leave one campus on edge in a weekend shooting at the UNLV student housing complex.

University Police and students are speaking out about the incident that happened shortly before midnight on Saturday.

"I used to go to a lot of campus parties, and that's why it kind of freaked me out a little bit," UNLV student Andre Colandone said.


1 injured following shooting inside UNLV student housing

The gunshots were fired at a house party at 'The Degree' housing complex on Maryland Parkway. The victim is expected to survive, but the suspect is still at-large... Read More

Healthy Habits in 2022: A sleep training guide for adults

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Making resolutions at the start of every new year is easy to do but not so easy to keep. In today's edition of Healthy Habits, 8 News Now takes an in-depth look into the challenge of getting a restful night's sleep and how to train yourself to achieve this with some consistent steps. ... Read More

'Las Vegas Market' 5-day run begins under difficult conditions for selling, shipping products

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- "The Las Vegas Market" is underway for its five-day run attracting tens of thousands of vendors displaying their best in furniture, home decor and gifts.

But the challenges that the industry faces are even bigger, and buyers say that can't seem to catch a break.

“It’s beyond ridiculous,” said Leslie Hadley of Designing Touch.

It's a harsh reality for Hadley and Deanna Anderson who are trying to keep their Utah design business open during the pandemic.

“People are still spending money. People still need designers. The fact that they are not able to get the goods at a timely manner is really frustrating,” Anderson said.

They are among the tens of thousands attending this year's binannual Las Vegas Market in downtown hoping to get more clients despite a lower attendance turnout, according to event officials... Read More

I-Team: Parents trying to regain custody of 2 children after child abuse conviction

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Two parents on probation for child abuse are now trying to regain custody of their kids.

That's according to 8 News Now I-Team sources.

A longtime prosecutor refers to this case as one of the worst whipping cases of her career.

Yes, you heard that right … whipping.

“This is horrific child abuse,” said Chief Deputy District Attorney Dena Rinetti.

Investigators say a child was repeatedly whipped by his parents with a cord and belt. He had to be hospitalized. Now, sources are saying those same parents who admitted to doing this to their own son want their kids back.

Rinetti showed the court photos of a boy with injuries, bruises and scars all over his body while his parents stood by to learn what their sentence would be last May. Ashleigh Adams and David England pleaded guilty to three felony counts of child abuse after they were initially charged with 19 counts... Read More

Reward to find person poisoning dogs in Las Vegas Valley jumps to $25K

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or people poisoning dogs in one Las Vegas Valley neighborhood is now up to $25,000, police said Monday.

At least four dogs have been poisoned and killed in The Lakes in the west Las Vegas valley. The dogs are eating meat laced with strychnine, a common pesticide for birds and rodents. It is deadly to dogs, bringing on seizures and internal bleeding leading to death.

As the 8 News Now I-Team reported last week, one pet owner is even raising money for a private investigator.

A citizen is offering a reward of up to $25,000 through the LVMPD Foundation, police said... Read More

Garbage, vandalism taking a toll on parks around the Las Vegas valley

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- From litter to lack of upkeep and vandalism, some residents are concerned and have reached out to 8 News Now about maintenance at parks across the valley.

At Jaycee Park near Eastern and Sahara, we saw just a sample of the problems at parks around the valley.

What we found might surprise you: garbage, broken glass, damaged playgrounds, graffiti and dirty tables.

Elena Ledoux is a mom of a 9-year-old. She frequents many valley parks. She is noticing more problems recently. Parks are not as clean as they used to be.

Ledoux says it doesn't matter what area of town, or who runs each park. There is a lot of graffiti and debris.

Shelby McCulley, mom of a 10-year-old, said she agrees... Read More

I-Team: Police defend arrest of Black man later mistaken for white man with same name

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- One of two Southern Nevada police agencies being sued for arresting a young Black man on a warrant for an older white man insists it “correctly arrested” him. The statement comes as the NAACP is asking why no one checked prior records before transferring and holding the wrong person in jail for days.

Shane Lee Brown, 25, spent six days in two separate jails on a warrant involving a middle-aged man in a case of mistaken identity, a lawsuit filed in federal court claims.

Henderson police pulled over Shane Lee Brown, 25, on Jan. 8, 2020, the lawsuit said. Brown, who is Black, did not have his identification but provided police his name, Social Security number and Social Security card, the lawsuit said... Read More