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Only on 8: Local family searches for answers in hit & run as clue moves case forward

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — More than two months after a local man was hit and killed by a car in the northeast valley, his family is still fighting for justice; now a clue released by Metro Police could help move the case forward.

"Someone took my husband away from me," Renick Lambey's wife Diana Lambey told 8 News Now. "And it's hard for me every single day."

"It's been pretty difficult," Renick Lambey Junior said of his family's grief. "We have our good days. We have our bad days."

Diana Lambey and her son, Renick Lambey Junior, have spent every moment since the day he died, searching for answers in Renick Senior's case. 

"I am constantly thinking and trying to figure out who did this to him," Diana Lambey said. "And it's just hard."

61-year-old Lambey was hit and killed on November 12, 2020 while he was riding his motorized scooter along Abels Lane, near Lake Mead Boulevard and Lamb Boulevard. ... Read More

I-Team: Mother at center of discrimination lawsuit against Red Rock County Club creates GoFundMe to cover legal fees

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A mother who says she and her children were discriminated against at Red Rock Country Club is asking for help. She set up a GoFundMe account for legal fees. 

It's a story the I-Team first reported back in August 2019. 

Carmel Hill claimed she was kicked out of the country club in 2016, while working as a tennis instructor. 

Hill, whose children are biracial, said someone who worked there asked, "Whose black children are these?" when her kids were in daycare. 

She says she was fired and banned from club property when she reported it to the Equal Rights Commission. The commission backed up her claims with a probable cause finding of racial discrimination and retaliation. ... Read More

Cortez Masto questions DOE nominee Granholm on Yucca Mountain, nuclear waste

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) questioned energy secretary nominee Jennifer Granholm on several topics important to Nevadans during a committee hearing today in Washington, D.C., according to a news release from Cortez Masto's office.

Granholm, a former Michigan governor nominated by President Joe Biden to lead the Department of Energy, answered questions about Yucca Mountain, plutonium storage and the DOE's plan to combat the climate crisis.

Cortez Masto called the effort to store nuclear waste at Yucca Mountain “a failed policy. … We still have challenges with really addressing the high-level nuclear waste storage that we have in this country. Yucca Mountain is not the answer. And the couple of questions I have for you is, first, what is this administration’s position on Yucca Mountain?”... Read More

CCSD, CCEA reach agreement to bring Pre-K-3rd grade back into classrooms on March 1

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The Clark County School District (CCSD) Board of Trustees and Clark County Education Association (CCEA) reached an agreement to bring Pre-K through third-grade students back to the classrooms starting March 1. This will be done with a hybrid learning model.

The following note was sent to parents districtwide Wednesday evening:

On January 14, 2021, the Clark County School District Board of Trustees approved a Memorandum of Agreement between the District and the Clark County Education Association to transition students in Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 3 into the hybrid instructional model. The implementation of the hybrid instructional model for students in Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 3 will begin on Monday, March 1, 2021, for students. ... Read More

Man arrested for alleged animal cruelty in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Metro Police arrested a Las Vegas man for allegedly committing "willful and malicious torture to maim/kill" an animal.

Eric Peterson was arrested on Jan. 25 in the 2000 block of E. Charleston Blvd. The details about what Peterson did were not released. But, according to Metro Police, this is the third animal cruelty case against him.

This is a developing story.... Read More

Cashman Center open for COVID-19 vaccinations by appointment only Feb. 3-7

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Cashman Center will be open for COVID-19 vaccinations by appointment only Feb. 3-7. Seniors 70-years-old and up, as well as other eligible groups, may register here.

Those eligible include:

  • Seniors: 70+
  • Healthcare workforce
  • Public safety and security
  • Frontline community support

Clark County says vaccines will be administered in Exhibit Hall B from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Vaccines are given by appointment only to ensure all those who show up receive a vaccine. The County says it has the infrastructure to administer 100,000+ vaccines each week, but reaching this number depends on how many it is allocated and if the community resources to support vaccinations are available. ... Read More

Driver arrested in Henderson crash on suspicion of DUI, other traffic-related offenses

HENDERSON, Nev. (KLAS) -- Henderson Police say a driver has been arrested on suspicion of DUI and other traffic-related offenses after a crash. The incident occurred Wednesday afternoon near Warm Springs Road and Valle Verde.

A sedan was traveling on eastbound Warm Springs at a high rate of speed when it rear-ended a passenger van, the initial investigation indicates. Police say it appears the van struck the center median and a tree.

Two adult van passengers were transported to a hospital, where one is listed in critical condition. The other's condition is currently unknown.

The driver of the sedan did not sustain injuries and was taken into custody.

Police say that speed is a factor, and impairment is suspected. The investigation is ongoing. ... Read More