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New UNLV program addresses critical healthcare shortage

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A new program at UNLV is addressing a critical healthcare shortage in the Las Vegas valley.

There are only 1,200 Occupational Therapists across Nevada.

To fill the need a hands-on program is preparing the next generation of healthcare heroes.

Occupational therapy is not a one-size-fits-all approach.

It's about mental, physical, and emotional well-being and as these students are finding out the best way to learn is through touch... Read More

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NHP investigates deadly Sept. 9 crash; seeking eyewitnesses

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The Nevada High Patrol is asking anyone who may have witnessed a deadly crash that occurred on Sept. 9 at 5:00 p.m. on US6 at mile marker 11 in Esmeralda County, near Montgomery Pass to come forward.

NHP tells 8 News Now the crash killed 42-year Andrea Wyckoff of California, Thursday evening.

Troopers say Wyckoff was driving a 2021 black Kia Soul at the time and traveling west and the driver of a 2020 white Ford F250 was traveling east on US6 before the incident.

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The Kia then traveled across the centerline and into the eastbound lane where the left side of the car hit the left side of the Ford.

The Kia then continued west in the eastbound lane and rotated counterclockwise and traveled on the eastbound dirt shoulder before it came to a stop. ... Read More

Tips for avoiding iHeart, 'Life is Beautiful' traffic

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) - Life is Beautiful takes over downtown Las Vegas this weekend, bringing more than 170,000 people to East Fremont Friday-Sunday. But wait... There's more! iHeart Music is taking over Area 15 and T-Mobile Arena too.

That means a lot of extra traffic in the area. Traffic anchor Nate Tannenbaum shows how to make sure you don't get stuck in the music madness this weekend... Read More

Mt. Charleston resort steps up to help lodge employees, guests

MOUNT CHARLESTON, Nev. (KLAS) - Employees at the Mt. Charleston Lodge are now displaced and reflecting on their shock at watching their beloved mountain outpost destroyed in an early-morning fire.

Jessa Sosa and her boyfriend have worked at the lodge for close to a month. Sosa worked Thursday night and was on her way to work Friday morning when she found out about the blaze.

"I had hope the whole time it was burning like maybe something will be left," said Sosa. "But it's gone, unfortunately."

Sosa said when she left the lodge Thursday, everything seemed fine. That's why the fire comes as such a shock.

The staff at the Resort at Mount Charleston, which is just four miles down Kyle Canyon from the lodge, is doing its best to accommodate the workers from the lodge. Some 50 wedding parties that were booked for Mt. Charleston Lodge have already inquired about moving to the resort, which requires more staff... Read More

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Historic Mount Charleston Lodge remembered after fire destroys local landmark

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- One doesn't think of Mount Charleston, without noting Griffith Peak or Mary Jane Falls, both of which are named for the prestigious family who helped shape Las Vegas into the bustling city it is and developed much of Kyle Canyon in the early 1900s.

8 News Now would like to thank Bob Stodal the Chairman of the City of Las Vegas Historic Preservation board for providing historic photos of the well-known landmark.

"When I worked there I remember some of the people who came up and romances that took place," Stodal recalls.

He also says he started collecting old photos of the earlier years of Mount Charleston Lodge when he started working there as a janitor in 1961.

"When I graduated from Las Vegas High School, an opportunity to learn to become a bartender," adds Stodal. ... Read More

Update on the investigation of missing woman that argued with boyfriend in UT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Police video shows a Florida woman who disappeared during a cross-country journey in a converted camper van had an emotional fight with her boyfriend in a Utah tourist town before she vanished.

The video released by the Moab Police Department shows that an officer pulled over the van on Aug. 12 after it was seen speeding and hit a curb near the entrance to Arches National Park.

Inside was Brian Laundrie, 23, and his 22-year-old girlfriend, Gabrielle “Gabby” Petito, who was reported missing by her family a month later and is now the subject of a nationwide search joined by the FBI.

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Police in North Port, Florida, where the couple lived, say Laundrie is a “person of interest" in her case. He's not been charged, but he's also not cooperating... Read More

2 charged in crash that killed bicyclist south of Reno

RENO, Nev. — The driver and a passenger in a car that struck and killed a bicyclist on U.S. 395-A south of Reno in June have been arrested after investigators say the passenger lied to state troopers about who was driving at the time of the crash.

After a long investigation, 32-year-old Guadalupe Garcia-Davalos was charged Wednesday with eight counts, including reckless driving, driving without a license, obstructing an officer and conspiracy.

A Ford Escort crossed the center line of the roadway and hit the bicyclist, who was riding on the shoulder. The occupants of the Ford Escort remained at the scene.

Irma Arellano-Arroyo, 37, was charged with failure to report and conspiracy.

Boryana Staubel, 38, of Washoe Valley was declared dead at the scene June 19. She was married to Tesla co-founder Jeffrey Brian Straubel... Read More