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Arrest Report: Man stabbed multiple times during 'vicious attack' at The STRAT

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A man is facing an attempted murder charge in what police are calling a "vicious attack" on a man who was gambling at the STRAT.

Antoine Shaw, who police said is a fugitive from California, was arrested on April 17 for a stabbing that occurred on the evening of Thursday, April 15.

According to the arrest report, Russell Walker was playing at a Keno machine when Shaw came up behind him and asked for $5. Walker told Shaw he didn't have any money but was holding a $50 slot machine voucher. Walker told police, Shaw grabbed the voucher, walked off, and headed to the buffet hallway.

The report said surveillance video shows Walker followed and confronted Shaw in the hallway, and then Shaw pulled what is believed to be a knife from his waistband and flicked it open. Walker punched Shaw as Shaw simultaneously began stabbing him, according to the report... Read More

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Motorcyclist dies days after crash in east valley

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A motorcyclist has died following a crash last week in the east valley, Las Vegas police say.

It happened around 9 a.m. Thursday, April 15, on South Nellis Boulevard, north of East Flamingo Road.

The 56-year-old motorcyclist, traveling north on Nellis, collided with a pickup truck that was exiting a private driveway westbound into the northbound travel lanes.

He had "visible signs of injury," police said, and was transported to Sunrise Trauma for further medical treatment. The driver of the truck remained on scene and did not show any signs of impairment, according to officials.

On Tuesday, the police department learned the motorcyclist succumbed to his injuries.

This death marks the 34th traffic-related fatality in LVMPD's jurisdiction for 2021. ... Read More

Police investigate after woman found shot to death inside her home

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Las Vegas police are conducting an investigation after a woman was found shot to death inside her home Monday morning.

Around 10:45 a.m., officers responded to a residence located in the south valley near West Wigwam Avenue and Las Vegas Boulevard South for a report of a deceased female.

Officers arrived and were directed to a room where they found a woman with gunshot wounds.

The department's investigation indicates the woman had not been heard from in a few days. The victim's friends went to check on her and found her dead.

This is an ongoing investigation.

The identification of the victim, as well as the cause and manner of death will be released by the Clark County Coroner’s Office... Read More

Crash closes MLK Blvd at Gowan, avoid the area

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A crash has closed MLK Boulevard in both directions at Gowan Road in North Las Vegas, according to RTC.

Officials are asking motorists to avoid the area.

#FASTALERT 8:19 AM, Apr 20 2021
Crash MLK at Gowan Rd
Both directions of MLK blocked
Expect delays
Use other routes

— RTC Southern Nevada (@RTCSNV) April 20, 2021

No other details are available at this time.

Please check back for details on this developing story.... Read More

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Lumber shortage continues to plague industries nationwide

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Lumber continues to be hard to come by for so many industries nationwide. It's an issue among home builders locally 8 News Now has reported on in recent weeks.

The added costs for those companies are now being passed on to buyers.

"There's not a lot of industries that can absorb a 60% to 70% increase in demand and not have supply issues," explained Steve Sallah, president and CEO of LBM Advantage.

IN different parts of the country, the cost for lumber has risen two or three times. One reason is the boost in home improvement projects at the start of the pandemic.

Now, there's a construction boom.

Industry experts believe costs will drop in the summer but may not go back to normal until the middle of next year. ... Read More

Family, friends say Las Vegas teen suffered severe reaction to J&J vaccine

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A young Las Vegas woman is fighting in the hospital, after her family says she suffered a severe reaction to Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine.

Family and friends have identified the woman as 18-year-old Emma Burkey. She is described as kind, loving and full of faith. She is slowly recovering in the hospital right now, and family and friends hope the power of prayer will help pull her through.

8 News Now talked with Heiden Ratner, senior pastor at WALK Church. Ratner is speaking on behalf of members of the Burkey family, who have been attending WALK Church services for several years now. Emma even babysits for Ratner and his wife sometimes.

"She's a young woman with a bright future ahead of her," Ratner said.

Loved ones say Emma had a serious reaction to the vaccine earlier this month, on or around April 1... Read More

Parents frustrated with CCSD protocol for positive COVID test in sports

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The Sierra Vista Mountain Lions should be gearing up for their first baseball game in more than a year, as the Clark County School District (CCSD) allowed spring sports to resume this month.

"It was exciting to get the go-ahead to come back to the baseball field for the boys," said JR Starkus, whose son plays baseball. "It was exciting to drop my son off and say, 'hey, I'll see you in four hours for practice.'"

But due to a positive COVID-19 test last week, the diamond will remain empty.

"He had everything ready," shared mother Tara Gaber, "just to see the sadness ... you know, another let down.

Gaber and Starkus are frustrated with the district. They say the student in question had no symptoms and re-tested negative twice, just days later. ... Read More