• Lake Mead now down 180 feet from its 'full pool'

    LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- As of 4 a.m. Thursday the Bureau of Reclamation measured Lake Mead's water level at 1,048.96 feet above sea level. This means the lake is now 180 feet below its maximum depth.
    The last time Lake Mead was at its maximum depth, or 'full pool' was the summer of 1983. Since then the depletion of Lake Mead water has continued on and off over the last 39 years, and increased...
  • Debate gets rough as GOP governor candidates make push before primary

    LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Nevada's Republican candidates for governor took plenty of shots at each other during Wednesday night's KLAS-TV debate as the June 14 primary election nears.
    Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo, the leader in the polls, was a lightning rod on topics ranging from immigration to crime to rent control. Several times, his opponents criticized Lombardo, a clear indication they need...
  • Las Vegas mother calls for justice nearly 2 years after her son was shot, killed

    LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Nearly two years after her son was shot and killed, a mother is calling for justice in the 19-year-old's death. 
    "He was such a good boy," Johanna Velez said of her son. 
    It's been a year and a half since Velez has seen James Lepe, who she described as a gentle, respectful soul with a bright future ahead of him, that he never got to see through. 
    "Every day I think about my...
  • Immigration proves to be flashpoint between Lombardo, other GOP candidates

    LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- GOP frontrunner Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo found himself under attack on the issue of illegal immigrants during KLAS-TV's Wednesday night debate between five of the Republican candidates.
    The candidates were asked about President Joe Biden's plans to lift Title 42, a health order activated during the COVID pandemic, that allows Customs and Border Protection to turn away...
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  • Man charged in DUI crash accused of driving over 3.5 times legal limit

    NORTH LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A driver police say was responsible for an injury crash in North Las Vegas on Wednesday was allegedly driving at over 3.5 times the legal blood alcohol level.
    Police said the crash happened at around 6:20 p.m. near Azure Avenue and McCarran Street.A driver police say was responsible for an injury crash in North Las Vegas on Wednesday was allegedly driving at over 3.5...
  • Onlookers urged police to charge into Texas school

    UVALDE, Texas (AP) — Frustrated onlookers urged police officers to charge into the Texas elementary school where a gunman's rampage killed 19 children and two teachers, witnesses said Wednesday, as investigators worked to track the massacre that lasted upwards of 40 minutes and ended when the 18-year-old shooter was killed by a Border Patrol team.
    “Go in there! Go in there!” nearby women shouted...
  • Teen daughter, boyfriend plead guilty in 2021 murder of Daniel Halseth

    LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Teen-age lovers accused of killing the girl's father pleaded guilty on Wednesday, agreeing to a plea deal that would bring each of them 22 years in prison.
    Sierra Halseth, 17, and Aaron Guerrero, 19, had previously pleaded not guilty to killing Sierra's father, 45-year-old Daniel Halseth. They had tried to dismember and burn his body in his northwest valley home, investigators...
  • 8 On Your Side: Las Vegas pet owners cautious as coyote attacks increase

    LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Concerns are on the rise for pet owners across the Las Vegas valley, after reports of increased coyote sightings.Kamilia Kohlmeier is a pet owner and has lived in the Desert Shores area for eight years. She says she has heard about the reports and is concerned."Chase is only three months so we are really nervous as we hear more and more coyotes being around, especially as...
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  • Resorts World, Culinary Union announce 3-year deal

    LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A three-year agreement has been reached between Resorts World Las Vegas and the Culinary Union, according to a statement released Wednesday by the union.
    The deal will cover 2,000 employees in Las Vegas, including guest room attendants, cocktail and food servers, porters, bell staff, cooks, bartenders, laundry and kitchen workers.
    Union officials said the contract was ratified...
  • 'Horrifying' conspiracy theories swirl around Texas school shooting

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — By now it's as predictable as the calls for thoughts and prayers: A mass shooting leaves many dead, and wild conspiracy theories and misinformation about the carnage soon follow.
    It happened after Sandy Hook, after Parkland, after the Orlando nightclub shooting and after the deadly rampage earlier this month at a Buffalo grocery store. Within hours of Tuesday's school...
  • VIDEO: Van crashes into pulled over police vehicle with K-9 inside

    MOHAVE COUNTY, Nev. (KLAS) -- Body camera footage showed the aftermath of a crash involving a Mohave County Sheriff Deputy's vehicle while a K-9 was inside.
    The incident happened just after 9 p.m. on May 12 near mile 23 on southbound I-15. The deputy arrived at the scene to help a trooper move a disabled vehicle from the road.
    According to the sheriff's office, the deputy parked behind the...
  • NEW: COVID-19 cases up 40% in a week in Clark County; viral DNA in wastewater rising

    The full COVID-19 report for May 17-23 appears below.
    LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- COVID-19 cases continue to climb in Clark County, but hospitalizations are slowing, according to data updated weekly by the state and the Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD).
    Wastewater samples show that viral levels are on the rise in samples taken in North Las Vegas, Clark County, two stations in Henderson, Boulder...
  • Second suspect arrested for murder of Dotty's manager

    LAS VEGAS (KLAS)-- A second suspect has been arrested for the murder of Alicia Gibellina, a Dotty's manager, killed on May 11 after running after a suspect who allegedly stole a customer's purse. 
    On Wednesday, James Holmes appeared in court and faces felony charges for open murder, robbery, and conspiracy to commit robbery.
    Samuel Schmid, the other suspect, connected to Gibellina's death, was...
  • Who are the victims of the Texas school massacre?

    (NewsNation) — A 10-year-old boy, who was looking forward to a summer of swimming and a veteran teacher of more than 23 years are among the 21 people dead after an 18-year-old gunman open fired at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas on Tuesday.As of Wednesday morning, at least 19 students and two teachers have died. An additional 17 others were hurt and continue to receive care, according...
  • Judge denies NFL request to toss Jon Gruden's lawsuit against Las Vegas Raiders

    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- The NFL lost a bid to scuttle former Las Vegas Raiders coach Jon Gruden's lawsuit accusing the league of maliciously forcing him to resign last October through leaks of offensive emails to the media.
    A Nevada judge ruled against the league in a battle pitting the coach who departed the Raiders with more than six seasons remaining on his record 10-year, $100 million contract...
  • Colin Kaepernick working out with Raiders, reports say

    LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- At least two reputable sports journalists are reporting that former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is either working out with or scheduled to work out with the Raiders.
    Kaepernick last played professional football in 2016 and was not resigned after this season following several kneeling and sitting protests during the national anthem to protest police...
  • Governor orders flags to be flown half-staff in Nevada

    LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak has ordered all U.S. and state flags on or at state property to be flown at half-staff to honor the lives lost during Tuesday's school shooting in Uvalde, TX.
    In the executive order the governor writes, "“Our hearts are broken for the families and community in Uvalde, TX. We know this feeling in Nevada all too well, and this senseless loss of life...
  • Beto O'Rourke crashes Abbott press conference on Uvalde school shooting

    UVALDE, Texas (KXAN) — Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate Beto O'Rourke crashed Gov. Greg Abbott's press conference Wednesday as the governor was providing an update on the shooting at a Uvalde elementary school that killed at least 21 people Tuesday.
    O'Rourke walked toward the stage after Abbott's opening statement and could be heard saying "you are doing nothing."
    Sen. Ted Cruz responded...
  • Police shooting investigation underway in North Las Vegas

    NORTH LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- North Las Vegas police are involved in a police shooting on the 1800 block of East Fawn Hedge Court, which is in a neighborhood near Losee and Washburn close to Shadow Creek Golf Course.
    Police shooting investigation underway in North Las Vegas. (KLAS)
    Police have Fawn Hedge Court closed at this time. The shooting happened some time before 5 a.m. Wednesday morning.Fawn...
  • Dads in School volunteer program begins first day as school year winds down

    LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The new volunteer program Dads in School started its first day on a local school campus on Tuesday.A handful of men were at Lynch Elementary near Lake Mead and Nellis making sure parents and students were able to leave campus safely. Additional volunteers were also outside on school grounds to help students get on buses as the school day ended.Troy Martinez is the founder...
  • School year to end with increased police presence on CCSD campuses, safety remains key issue

    LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Acts of violence in schools have been rising for months within the Clark County School District, and with a mass shooting in Texas that left at least 19 elementary school children dead, it's clear that violent behavior among our youth is a nationwide issue.
    "That's everyone's fear, to wake up to a local tragedy that where your kids are in school, that's a worst nightmare,"...
  • Las Vegas woman enters Alford plea in connection to husband's death

    LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A Las Vegas woman has changed her plea more than a year after being charged with open murder in connection to the death of her husband.
    On Monday, Emily Aiko Ikuta made the decision to plead guilty by way of the Alford decision for second-degree murder, according to court documents.Person on live chat overheard man’s death, according to police reportBy signing the plea...
  • I-Team: Las Vegas man accused of murder at Dotty's worked with co-conspirator to target jackpot winner

    LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The man accused of running over a manager at a Dotty's casino, killing her, had targeted a customer who had won several jackpots during the day and was tipped off by a co-conspirator inside the business, investigators wrote in documents obtained by the 8 News Now I-Team.
    Samuel Schmid, 28, faces charges of murder, robbery, conspiracy to commit robbery and battery. Police...
  • Uvalde school gunman: What we know so far

    Few details have been made public about the 18-year-old gunman in the shooting Tuesday at a Texas elementary school.
    Salvador Ramos has been identified as the shooter at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde. He was killed by police officers, according to Texas Gov. Greg Abbott. 21 killed in Texas elementary school shooting; gunman deadHere's what we know about Ramos at this time:Carried a...
  • Search for missing 34-year-old Las Vegas woman comes to an end

    LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The family of a missing Las Vegas woman tells 8 News Now the search for their daughter has come to an end.‘It’s my worst nightmare,’ Las Vegas mother searches for missing daughter last seen May 1934-year-old Jessica Pappin was located and her family says she took her own life.
    On Monday, her mother spoke with 8 News Now stating that Pappin had last been seen on...
  • Lake Mead to drop another 26 feet, updated forecast says

    LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A 24-month forecast shows Lake Mead dropping another 26 feet by September of 2023.
    That represents more than a third of the water stored in Lake Mead.
    The Bureau of Reclamation released the report showing the lake level will drop every month until December, when the forecast shows the lake rising from 1,037.60 feet back up to 1,039.92 feet. After three months of rising levels...
  • Gunman kills at least 19 children at Texas elementary school

    UVALDE, Texas (AP) —  An 18-year-old gunman opened fire Tuesday at a Texas elementary school, killing at least 18 children as he went from classroom to classroom, officials said, in the latest gruesome moment for a country scarred by a string of massacres. The assailant was killed by law enforcement.
    The death toll also included three adults, according to state Sen. Roland Gutierrez, who said he...
  • Spirit Airlines flight changes strand passengers in Las Vegas

    LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A couple flying from Denver to Detroit ended up stranded in Las Vegas after last-minute flight changes from Spirit Airlines.
    Gary Goetzinger said he and his wife had to sleep at Harry Reid International Airport after poor communication that followed their Spirit flight this week. He estimated more than 200 other passengers were also affected by the change.
    Their flight to...
  • LIVE: Jones closed at Flamingo due to crash

    LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Jones Boulevard is closed to traffic in both directions between Flamingo and Viking roads due to a crash.
    Due to the seriousness of the crash, the road could be closed for a few hours.
    Motorists are advised to use Decatur or Rainbow boulevards for north/south travel.
    This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.
  • I-Team: Leaked video shows care delayed for veteran moments before he died

    LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- They served our country, and veterans should expect to get the care they deserve. But  in one case the 8 News Now I-Team is uncovering, a veteran may not have received lifesaving measures he should have.
    Video was leaked to the I-Team because of concerns about how an 88-year-old Marine Corps veteran was treated after a medical episode. The incident occurred at a VA medical...
  • Local nonprofit ensures no families will go hungry as school year ends

    LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- We're days away from the end of the school year in the Clark County School District, but summer can be a challenge for some families.
    For students who rely on food at school, local organizations stand ready to make sure no child is hungry.
    Project 150 has provided so much for students across the valley, and the nonprofit organization is making it known that just because the...
  • North Las Vegas Police, Fire join together for 'Battle of the Badges blood drive

    LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Friendly competition brought crew members from the North Las Vegas Police Department and Fire Department together for a good cause.
    The Red Cross 'Battle of the Badges' blood drive asked both agencies to encourage blood donations.
    Then donors voted for their favorite agency before giving blood, and the team of first responders with the most votes was declared the winner at the...
  • More UFO hearings? Congress might consider hearing from these 2 men

    LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Since January 2018, members of Congress and senior staff have been receiving classified briefings behind closed doors about the UFO mystery.
    Now, after 54 years, a congressional subcommittee held the first public hearing on the matter. Two high-ranking Pentagon officials appeared before the committee, and in the view of many, their testimony was a bit underwhelming.
  • Nevadans can expect flight complications ahead of Memorial Day weekend

    LAS VEGAS (KLAS)-- With Memorial Day weekend quickly approaching, Nevadans may experience what one travel expert is calling a "flightmare."
    According to data collected by Priceline, Las Vegas is the most popular destination among travelers for Memorial Day weekend in 2022. This, combined with an easing of travel restrictions due to the pandemic, means Las Vegas airports are expected to have a...
  • Gateway District brings new businesses to downtown Las Vegas

    LAS VEGAS (KLAS)--Monday was the grand opening of the gateway district just a block from the arts district and several new businesses have already opened their doors, including Naakiti Floral Design.
    "a lot of the businesses are finally realizing the potential of being downtown," says Randi Garrett, owner of Naakiti Floral Design, " and we're just trying to make it cleaner andsafer for anybody...
  • Political sign rules apply to some Las Vegas streets; NDOT requires removal after 30 days

    LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Political signs are everywhere, but rules from the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) make it clear that signs will be removed if they violate strict rules.
    Political signs are not allowed within the right-of-way of state highways, and many of the city streets and county roads in the valley are designated as part of the National Highway System. Political signs along...
  • 8 On Your Side: Establishing healthy boundaries online for teens

    LAS VEGAS (KLAS)-- Media use for tweens and teens has grown faster during the two years of the pandemic than it has over the four years before the pandemic began.8 News Now spoke with Dr. Suzanne Barchers, an expert with LingoKids, on how to establish healthy boundaries, in a world where media use is higher than ever.Dr. Barchers points to a recent survey from Common Sense Media which...
  • Clark County to open 14 pools over Memorial Day weekend

    LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- As the triple-digit heat moves into the Las Vegas valley there are some new spots for the public to escape from the heat.Clark County will open up 14 seasonal pools in time to kick off Memorial Day weekend.LIST: Resort pools open as warmer temperatures roll into Las Vegas ValleyClark County will open 14 seasonal pools, ten urban and four rural, this weekend for the...
  • Business owners left reeling after southeast valley fire

    LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A fire at a southeast valley business complex has left several people with questions.
    At least two businesses were destroyed after the roof collapsed at a building on Sunset Road near Eastern Avenue, north of Sunset Park.
    The fire caused the roof to collapse, leaving the building destroyed and a few business owners trying to figure out their next steps.
    "It's pretty damaged...
  • Local high school seniors voice concerns over graduation dress code

    LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The Clark County School District will be finishing the school year on Wednesday, meaning graduation is underway for many students.
    Two seniors at Rancho High School said the ceremony dress code for their school is unfair. Both said they were looking to show off their culture and identity during their big moment on stage, but CCSD's policy said they aren't allowed to.
  • 'It's my worst nightmare,' Las Vegas mother searches for missing daughter last seen May 19

    LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A Las Vegas mother is asking for the public's help in locating her missing daughter.
    34-year-old Jessica Pappin has been missing since Thursday, May 19, and was last seen near Flamingo and Decatur.Jessica Pappin has been missing since Thursday, May 19. She was last seen near Flamingo and Decatur. (KLAS)
    Kari Niemi is Pappin's mother and tells 8 News Now she is concerned no...
  • Lake Mead exposing more sunken relics

    LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- As Lake Mead continues to lose water more relics from the past are being exposed along the once underwater shoreline.
    Over the weekend boaters came across several boats that have probably spent years underwater.
    Travis Pardee took video and photographs of several of the boats, including one that somehow has surfaced in a vertical position. The strange sight of the boat pointed...
  • Decomposed body found in Las Vegas apartment

    LAS VEGAS (KLAS)-- A man was found dead in a Las Vegas apartment, and due to the level of decomposition, it is believed the body had been there for some time, police say.
    On May 19, Las Vegas Metro police were called to do a welfare check on an individual living in an apartment on the 2000 block of Rancho Lake Drive. Upon arrival, officers discovered the body, and because of decomposition, police...
  • Man convicted of brutal 2002 murders dies on death row

    LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A man convicted of the brutal slaying of his girlfriend and her teenage son in 2002 has died while still on death row.
    Timmy "TJ" Weber, 48, died on May 18, 2022, at Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas according to the Clark County Coroner. At this time there is no cause of death listed.
    Weber was serving the death sentence at Ely State Prison for two counts of first-degree murder...
  • NV Energy issues a 'scam alert'

    LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Local power provider NV energy has issued a 'scam alert' about people posing as employees who are demanding payments.
    In a Tweet, NV Energy wrote, "Individuals posing as NV Energy reps are visiting customers demanding payment and threatening disconnection. We will never email, call or visit you to demand immediate payment in any form and/or threaten immediate service...
  • 39 arrests, 13 citations at EDC this year, police say

    LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Metro police arrested 39 people and issued 13 misdemeanor citations this weekend during the Electric Daisy Carnival.
    The music festival attracted 166,000 people per night to Las Vegas Motor Speedway, according to information provided by EDC organizers.
    A breakdown of charges in the arrests was not yet available.
    In October, 34 arrests were reported, including six DUIs. The...
  • Monkeypox cases 'probable' in 2 people in Salt Lake County, Utah

    LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Two adults in Salt Lake County, Utah, are considered "probable" monkeypox cases after preliminary testing, the county's health department said on Monday.
    The two people had symptoms after traveling this month to an undisclosed international location that is "currently experiencing monkeypox cases," according to a news release. Testing to confirm the infection is expected to be...
  • Suspects wanted in the murder of a Las Vegas woman surrender in Florida

    LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Two suspects wanted for a violent robbery that left a 24-year-old dead surrendered in Florida Monday morning five days after a reward was offered for information on their whereabouts.
    According to the Las Vegas FBI Twitter page, Christina Schultz and Michael surrendered to the FBI at their office in Jacksonville, Florida on Monday morning.
    Both suspects were wanted in...
  • 'Mr. Las Vegas' got his start at 15 on Fremont Street

    LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Singer Wayne Newton has performed in Las Vegas for 65 years and while he's been a headliner for many of those years, he started out like many others with a lot of hard work.
    He was just a teen during his early days performing in Las Vegas and he has decades' worth of great stories and experiences.
    He shared some of his favorite moments with Good Day Las Vegas Anchor Heather...
  • Wayne Newton likes intimacy of new show

    LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Wayne Newton, whose name is synonymous with all things Las Vegas, has a new show at the Flamingo.The show is called "Up Close and Personal" and like the name suggests it's a much more intimate setting than his previous shows.
    He spoke with Good Day Las Vegas Anchor Heather Mills about what makes the show more enjoyable for him.
    Good Day Las Vegas has dubbed this Wayne Newton...
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