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A local look at the possibility of booster shots for COVID-19 vaccine

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- As more Nevadans get the COVID-19 vaccine, there is talk about potentially needing a third dose.

Pfizer's CEO said Thursday that a third booster shot of their vaccine will likely be needed within a year of getting the second dose.

According to Nevada's COVID-19 dashboard, around 21% of Nevadans are fully vaccinated.

But it is still unclear how long the protection will last. That is why experts say we can expect booster shots.

Local businesses tell 8 News Now if that is the case, they encourage everyone to get them when the time comes.

Motown music fills the room at Notoriety, a live performance venue in Downtown Las Vegas, as they continue to see more customers come through their doors.

"We're putting bodies in the seats, so it's been good," Notoriety CEO Ken Henderson said... Read More

IMPD: 8 people dead, multiple victims shot at Indianapolis FedEx facility; shooter dead

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department said eight people died and several others were wounded during a mass shooting on the southwest side.

IMPD said the shooting happened at the FedEx facility in the 8900 block of Mirabel Road. When officers arrived around 11 p.m., they encountered an active shooter incident.

Preliminary information from the department indicates the shooter took his own life.

There were several people injured in the shooting. Others were transported to multiple hospitals.

Police do not believe there is an ongoing threat as of this time. They are asking anyone with family members that work at the facility that they have not been able to get in contact with to go to the Holiday Inn Express located at 8555 Stansted Drive.

FedEx sent a statement regarding the shooting saying:... Read More

Police say speed likely a factor in crash that killed motorcyclist

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A motorcyclist has died in a crash near Torrey Pines and Vegas drives in the northwest valley. The incident occurred around 7:02 p.m.

The 32-year-old rider was the only one involved in the incident, and police say speed is likely a factor.

"All we ask is for all people that are going to be on a motorcycle, don't treat the roadways like a raceway," implored Metro Lt. Bret Ficklin. "These are the streets we use to get our children to their games and practices and school, that we use to go grocery shopping and use to get home from work."

Traffic is shut down in the area of Torrey Pines and Burlwood Way. ... Read More

COVID-19 case reported at Centennial High School

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Parents of students at one CCSD school received a notice Thursday night of a positive COVID-19 case.

Centennial High School Principal Keith Wipperman sent out the following letter to parents Thursday night:

This is Keith Wipperman, Principal at Centennial High School.

Today we learned an individual at our school tested positive for COVID-19. 

CCSD is prohibited by federal law from revealing the identity of the individual; however, the District is working in collaboration with the Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD) to perform the necessary contact tracing. A close contact is someone within six feet for a collective 15 minutes. Any individual in close contact needs to quarantine for 10 days... Read More

NHP: I-15 SB reopens after discovery of stolen vehicle near Jean

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The Nevada Highway Patrol (NHP) says I-15 southbound near the stateline has reopened. A stolen vehicle found near Jean, Nevada, prompted the earlier closure Thursday night.

This occurred just before 7:30 p.m. at mile marker 5.

California Highway Patrol has taken over the search and investigation, as it is believed the suspect crossed the stateline. ... Read More

Fleury sets another milestone in Hall of Fame career

LAS VEGAS (KLAS-TV) - The Golden Knights are on the road in the middle of their four-game series in southern California.

The Knights came away with a win over the Kings, but the game was significant for another reason. In the latest edition of ‘Striking Gold’ Marc-Andre Fleury is currently carving his legacy in Vegas pro sports history. The man nicknamed ‘flower’ is now number four all-time with 485 career wins.

8 News Now Ron Futrell has the story... Read More

'Queen of the Arts' sculptures unveiled at West Las Vegas Arts Center

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The West Las Vegas Arts Center has an incredible new addition.

The “Queen of the Arts” sculptures were unveiled in a special ceremony Thursday.

The 15-feet tall structures celebrate African American culture and were created by renowned international artists, Gus and Lina Ocampolsilva.

The works of art were selected by West Las Vegas community members in 2016 to grace the entrance of the arts center.

"Finally seeing the product of their labor go up today and seeing the communities reaction to it and how much the love it is just really, it's what public art is all about,” said Ally Haymes-Hamblem, Director of Cultural Affairs for Las Vegas.

Completion of the project was made possible by a $40,000 donation from the Hughes Corporation to the Mayor’s Fund for Las Vegas Life... Read More