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Police investigate shooting on Las Vegas Strip, 1 injured

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- One person was injured in a shooting on the sidewalk in front of the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Friday morning.

At least a dozen Las Vegas Metropolitan Police department vehicles responded to the shooting which was reported at 4:18 a.m.

When officers arrived at the scene, they did find a man suffering from a non-life-threatening gunshot wound. The suspect was found nearby and taken into custody... Read More

'We're really in a poor situation': Catalytic converter stolen from two disabled veterans

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) --- Catalytic converter thefts are on the rise in Las Vegas and experts say thieves often sell them for their high metal value.

James Swain needed to go to the grocery store Wednesday, so he used his motorized chair to get from his apartment to his 2005 Kia Sportage EX.

"I got in the car, and it had this big rumble sound, I thought it was going to blow up," Swain said.

The deafening noise led Swain to check under his car, where he saw a deep cut. His catalytic converter had been sawed off and stolen.

Swain turns 80 years old next month. He drives himself and his 60-year-old roommate Chris Spierer around town.

Both are veterans, and are now, unfortunately, struggling due to disabilities. They say without the use of their car, they feel stuck.

"We're sitting here, we can't go to the store, we can't go to the doctor and we're homebound again," Swain said.
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'I can't even believe that's the life I was living,' Domestic violence survivor shares story during vigil to raise awareness

LAS VEGAS (KLAS)--Survivors of domestic violence gathered for a candlelight vigil Thursday to raise awareness and stand with those suffering. 

"Looking back, I can't even believe that's the life I was living," domestic violence survivor Natalie Harmon told 8 News Now. 

She suffered through several abusive relationships and now makes it her mission to help others in similar situations. 

"It's not as easy to get out of it as people think," Harmon explained.

Harmon is one of many who gathered for a candlelight vigil at 'The Shade Tree' Thursday to raise awareness and honor those who didn't make it out alive. 

"It happens every single day,' Shade Tree CEO Linda Perez said of domestic violence. "In every single one of our families."

Perez told 8 News now that one in every four women and one in every seven men is a victim. ... Read More

Pink Tee event aimed at raising money to beat breast cancer

LAS VEGAS (KLAS)-- Our community helped raise more than $77,000 to support local breast cancer patients of the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation. Southern Highlands Golf Club hosted the annual Ladies Pink Tee Charitable Golf Tournament to assist local breast cancer patients in the fight of their lives.

"When someone is diagnosed, it's a tragic, horrible situation and many don't know where to turn- so they turn to The Caring Place," said Stephanie Parker — Vice President of the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation.

The Caring Place provides cancer support groups, as well as healing arts and wellness therapies for adults diagnosed with cancer.

"Many of the clients are now coming to us, needing support groups and individualized counseling, so those services have grown greatly over this time," Parker added... Read More

NHP Troopers arrest wrong-way driver on suspicion of DUI

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Nevada State Troopers were able to stop a wrong-way driver on a freeway north of Durango, early Thursday morning.

As you can see from the video link above, troopers noticed the driver up ahead as they were patrolling the area.

Eventually, they were able to stop the driver in the silver vehicle without incident.

Troopers posted the video on Facebook and say the driver was arrested on suspicion of DUI after driving on the wrong side of the road.

Troopers want to remind drivers to drive sober or risk being pulled over because live are on the line. ... Read More

CCSD 'School Bus Safety Week' focuses on roadway dangers impacting students

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- School bus safety is something a lot of kids haven't had to worry about with months of distance learning.

With so many recent pedestrians deaths on valley roads, the Clark County School District wants to make sure kids know the A - B - C's of safety.

As schools focus on health and safety inside the classroom this year they're also making sure kids are safe on the roadways, whether they're taking the bus, or walking to school.

The theme, for this year's safety week, is 'Be safe, know the danger zone'.
That refers to the blind spot around a school bus.

CCSD transportation executive director Jennifer Vobis says the tires can generate enough wind to suck in a pedestrian, and it has led to deaths in commercial buses.
As pedestrian hit-and-runs rise, Vobis says this education is just as important for drivers... Read More

Deputies: Actor Alec Baldwin shoots prop firearm on set, leaves 1 dead, 1 injured

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – New Mexico Sheriff's deputies are investigating a deadly shooting on the set of a western movie being filmed near Santa Fe.

According to the release, it happened Thursday afternoon on the set of the movie ‘Rust,’ starring 68-year-old Alec Baldwin.

The Sheriff’s Office says Baldwin was using a prop firearm when he shot the photography director, 42-year-old Halyna Hutchins. She was taken to a local hospital via helicopter, where she died.

The movie’s director, 48-year-old Joel Souza, was also shot and taken to the hospital via ambulance and is receiving treatment for his injuries... Read More