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Mother seeking asylum escapes deadly mass shooting with young son

As the stories of survival from the mass shooting come to light, one mother says the fears she already had for her family followed her to El Paso.

Ana Gabriela Vitela from Juarez and her family are seeking asylum in the United States.

“Yesterday when we were there close by, I felt the goosebumps all over. I didn’t feel right and I told my husband that I didn’t want to go back. Maybe in time when my fear goes away because right now, I’m truly afraid,” Vitela said.

Vitela and her nine year old son were at Walmart shopping for ingredients and a cake to celebrate her husband’s birthday. She said she remembers seeing the gunman shooting an older man.

“In that moment, I couldn’t react right away. My son grabbed my hand and said he kept pulling my hand many times saying “Let’s go let’s go”, Vitela said.

Vitela told KTSM they ran out of the store. Days later, her son continues to have nightmares and is afraid to leave their house. ... Read More

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Vegas home values hold steady

Las Vegas (KLAS) – After years of increases, home values in the Las Vegas valley have leveled off in recent months. That’s according to a report out Wednesday morning from the Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors.

GLVAR reported that the median price for existing single-family homes sold in Southern Nevada in July was $303,000. That’s an increase of 4.5% from $290,000 for the same month in 2018. The median price for condos and townhomes sold in July was $175,000, a 5.4% increase from July of last year. But both are virtually unchanged from June’s numbers.

GLVAR President Janet Carpenter said the local housing market hasn’t been this stable in nearly 20 years.

“We’re running out of synonyms for stable,” Carpenter said in a statement. “Local home prices are appreciating, but at a more gradual rate than they have been in many years.”... Read More

Armed robbery leads to officer-involved shooting in Henderson

Henderson, NV (KLAS-TV) – Henderson Police officials are investigating an officer-involved shooting Tuesday night.

Investigators say a robbery occurred on the 1400 block of North Boulder Highway after 8:55 p.m. that led to the shooting.

8 News Now will have updates on this developing story. ... Read More

Extinct Vegas ‘Speed: The Ride’ on auction block

LAS VEGAS (KLAS-TV) – 8 News Now had its back to school special on Monday, which pre-empted some of the weekly entertainment headlines “Vital Vegas” is hearing about.

‘Vital Vegas’ founder Scott Roeben shares the latest scoops and rumors happening around town. First, a new attraction on the strip may not ever see the light of day and changes could be coming to the Hooters Hotel, which stands in a prime location next to the MGM and Tropicana.

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Kirsten Joyce has the story. ... Read More

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Lack of star power for USA Basketball, not lacking confidence

LAS VEGAS (KLAS-TV) – It’s a non-Olympic year and Team USA Basketball has struggled to get America’s top players to commit.

The team didn’t resort to begging as the roster isn’t stacked with some of the NBA’s elite talent like LeBron James, Kawhi Leonard, and Anthony Davis. Any player that wants to dawn the red, white and blue jersey, is talented and honored to be playing for the United States when the games roll around.

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Anchor Kevaney Martin has the story. ... Read More

Jury deliberates fate of teens in Matthew Minkler murder trial

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Jury deliberations are underway in the trial for two teens accused of killing 17-year-old Matthew Minkler. Authorities say Minkler was shot and killed during a modified version of Russian Roulette last summer.

Before the trial wrapped up Tuesday both defendants sat emotionless in court on the last day. Police say a group of teens were drinking and doing drugs in a vacant Henderson home when 16-year-old Jaiden Caruso allegedly shot Minkler in the face, killing him.

Metro detectives said 17-year-old Kody Harlan helped hide the body.

Caruso’s attorney said it was an accident... Read More

Metro solicits help from public to find van and suspect in deadly road rage shooting

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Law enforcement officers are still trying to locate the suspect involved in a road rage incident that left one person dead, and they need your help.

“I want to urge anyone who was traveling Interstate 15 northbound between 7:30 p.m. and 7:40 p.m., who had any type of video or GoPro-type cameras in their windshield, to please reach out to Metro homicide,” said Lt. Ray Spencer, Metro Homicide.

The road rage shooting happened Monday night just after 7:30 p.m.on I-15 northbound between Silverado Ranch Boulevard and Blue Diamond Road.

Police say the driver of a Chrysler 300 died after a person in a white van pulled up alongside the car and opened fire... Read More