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Mt. Charleston Lodge 'pretty much gone' after early morning fire

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The Mt. Charleston Lodge is "pretty much gone," according to Metro police at the scene of a fire this morning in Kyle Canyon.

Firefighters report that the lodge was "fully involved" when they arrived at the scene before sunrise on Friday, according to information from Larry Haydu, assistant chief of the Clark County Fire Department... Read More

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UPDATE: Southbound Decatur reopens as police investigate deadly crash at Spring Mountain

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Metro police are investigating a fatal accident that occurred early Friday morning on the intersection of Spring Mountain and Decatur Blvd.

According to Lt. Jesse Roybal with Metro, at least one person was transported to the hospital where he later died.

Update: one person confirmed dead. The investigation is focused around this white car & the mustang with blinking emergency lights. @8NewsNow @ntannenbaum pic.twitter.com/qTVLHl43zN... Read More

'My prayers were answered': Family of 2018 hit and run victim reacts to arrest in case

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A Las Vegas family shared their relief with 8 News Now Thursday, after an arrest was made in a 2018 hit and run case involving their loved one. 

"He was just a fun-loving person," Yolanda Ellison recalled of her brother, Billy Burts.

Nearly three years ago, Billy's life was suddenly stolen, and every single day since, his family has searched for answers. 

"He would just talk to you," Billy's stepfather Charles Price told 8 News Now. "And you just fell in love with him."

The 52-year-old was hit and killed by a car while riding his motorcycle near Craig Road and Lamb Boulevard in December 2018. 

"It's hard," especially when people can just walk away from something like that.

The other driver left the scene, but just last month a long-awaited update came, as police took Julia Solis Calderon into custody, in connection with the case. ... Read More

Detectives seek possible victims of accused sexual assault suspect

NORTH LAS VEGAS (KLAS) - North Las Vegas detectives are asking for help to find possible victims or witnesses of an accused sexual assault suspect.

Amy Gabriela Villarreal, 29, was arrested Thursday by North Las Vegas Police. She's accused of two counts of sexual assault, one count of lewdness with a minor, and one count of child abuse.

Police say Villarreal came into contact with her underage victim while she was working as a behavioral therapist at Las Vegas Crescent Academy, which describes itself online as a community-based behavioral treatment program for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder. She has also worked at the Center for Autism & Related Disorders (CARD), located in Las Vegas, and the Hamilton Center Mental Health Clinic, which is located in Henderson, according to police.

Witnesses or victims can call the NLVPD Detective Bureau at 702-633-1773.... Read More

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Man accused of using vehicle for murder

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) - A local man was arrested early Thursday morning on charges he intentionally ran down another man with a vehicle and left him to die in a parking lot.

Las Vegas Metro Police detectives say Ricardo Ramos, 41, got into a fight with the victim and two other men around 2 a.m., outside a business in the 900 block of North Pecos Rd.

During the fight, Ramos ran over the victim and drove away, according to police.

Metro officers responded and found an adult male suffering from traumatic injuries. The victim was transported to UMC Trauma, where he later died.

Ramos later turned himself into police and was arrested. He faces charges of DUI and murder. His first court appearance is scheduled for Friday morning... Read More

Local food bank teams up to fight hunger across Southern Nevada

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- September is Hunger Action Month and our parent company, Nexstar, is teaming up with Feeding America to fight hunger this month and local food bank, Three Square is a member.

"Happiness. We have food that's the main thing," Yasmin Lopez Fernandez a student expressed to 8 News Now.

18-year-old Fernandez's smile can be seen even behind her mask because she knows food at home is secured. It is all thanks to the efforts of the Clark County School District and community partners.

"We get help at school and our food winners give us a bag of food which have fruits and vegetables and bread," adds Yasmin.

Currently, 10 sites around the Las Vegas valley offer food to students from a USDA waiver which allows breakfast and lunch free of charge according to CCSD dietitian Christina Saheb.

A weekly service she says also includes meals for students who are remote learning. ... Read More

Pfizer releases side effects experienced after booster shots

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) - On Friday, the FDA will discuss Pfizer’s request for authorization for its booster.

In documents posted online, the FDA took note of conflicting data concerning boosters.

The FDA said in a briefing document, “Some observational studies have suggested declining efficacy of COMIRNATY over time against symptomatic infection or against the Delta variant, while others have not.”

Comirnaty, which refers to Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine, represents a combination of the terms COVID-19, mRNA, community and immunity... Read More