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UPDATED: Shooting at apartment complex leaves 1 dead, police investigating

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Metro police are investigating a shooting that has left one man dead after being shot in the chest.

The shooting was reported at 9:37 a.m. in an apartment building on W. Flamingo Road near El Capitan Way.

The man was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. Police have not taken anyone into custody... Read More

Report: Suspect attacks 74-year-old man with skateboard ‘at least 4 times’ at RTC bus stop

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A 20-year-old suspect allegedly assaulted a 74-year-old man with a skateboard at an RTC bus earlier this month, police say. According to an arrest report released by Metro, the suspect, 20-year-old David Ordaz-Loera, struck the elderly man “at least 4 times” after a verbal altercation on February 13. The attack happened at a bus stop located at Garces Street and Casino Center Boulevard around 7 p.m.

An RTC security officer witnessed the attack and said he saw the victim and the suspect arguing, the arrest report states. As the officer walked over to see what was going on, he “observed Ordaz-Loera start striking [the victim] with a skateboard.”

According to police, the 74-year-old victim, not identified in the report, was knocked unconscious by Ordaz-Loera who was “swinging the skateboard in a baseball-type fashion.” ... Read More

What you need to know about the REAL ID, you may not need it

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Starting Oct. 1, 2020, the government will enforce stricter ID standards when it comes to people boarding airline flights, entering federal facilities, such as federal court houses and military bases. Keep in mind, some other forms of ID can also meet the requirement. So, you may not need to panic or rush to get a new driver’s license or identification card.

The REAL ID is a driver’s license or state-issued ID that meets federal identification standards set by Congress in 2005 in the wake of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. If your ID has a star in a yellow circle in the right-hand corner – then you have a real ID.

Nevada DMV is holding town hall meetings Wednesday, Feb 26, to help people better understand the REAL ID and who needs it.... Read More

Pittsburgh man faces federal charges for woman’s murder in Las Vegas desert

LAS VEGAS (KLAS/CNN) — There are new developments in the murder of a Pittsburgh woman who was killed in the desert outside of Las Vegas. The suspect, John Chapman, is now facing federal charges, including kidnapping resulting in death.

Investigators say he told 33-year-old Jaime Feden they were going house hunting in Las Vegas back in 2019. Authorities said Feden disappeared in September, and they found her body in the Las Vegas desert in November.

Picture of victim, Jaime Feden

Chapman allegedly drove her to the desert, pretending it was for a photo shoot and killed her.

Authorities say Chapman told police he took Feden about 170 miles north of Las Vegas. That’s where he bound her to a signpost and placed duct tape over her nose and mouth until she suffocated, police said.

Police say Chapman told them he killed her for her money. ... Read More

City: More time needed before northwest park officially opens

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The City of Las Vegas says a park in the northwest valley is not officially open. The grand opening ceremony for the “Alyn Beck Memorial Park” was held more than three weeks ago, but viewers told 8 News Now that the park is still not open to the public.

The city says the grand opening was just a ceremonial opening and that there are still a few things that need to happen before the park can open to the public.

The park should open in a few weeks, according to the City of Las Vegas’ public information officer.

Alyn Beck Park is located near Skye Canyon Park Drive and Sky Pointe Drive in northwest Las Vegas. It was named after the late Metro officer Alyn Beck. He and his partner were killed in an ambush while on duty in 2014... Read More

North winds keep rolling on this Fat Tuesday

Plenty of sunshine, but breezy north winds will keep blowing this Tuesday. These cooler north breezes will also bring the temperatures back down below normal today as highs drop to the low 60s. But Sherry’s most accurate #WeatherNOW forecast has warmer 70s returning later this week along with some possible rain showers in the 7-day forecast... Read More

Golden Knights’ trades make it a Stanley Cup favorite

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Casinos seem to like the recent moves made by the Las Vegas Golden Knights. New lines from the Westgate show the Vegas Golden Knight are now the co-favorite to win the Stanley Cup.

After a six-game winning streak, the Knights are 5-1 odds and tied with Tampa Bay. Boston, Colorado, and Saint Louis round out the top-five favorites.

The Westgate shows 9-4 odds for Vegas Golden Knights to win the NHL’s Western Conference.

If the sports books are right, Las Vegas could be in for another big playoff push this spring.

Updated Westgate Las Vegas odds to win the 2019-2020 Stanley Cup:... Read More