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Recent killings in Los Angeles and New York spark anger, raise risk for homeless people

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Three random killings — a woman pushed in front of a train, another punched at a bus stop and a third stabbed to death while working alone in a store, all allegedly committed by homeless men — have reignited anger, fear and frustration with the intractable issue of homelessness in New York and Los Angeles.

Advocates fear public outrage about the crimes has left a vulnerable population even more endangered.

Heidi Marston, executive director of the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, called the killings tragedies. But she said it’s important not to blame the entire homeless community for the violence or conflate the homelessness epidemic with the attacks... Read More

What's Cool At School? - How imaginary cities of the future might help solve today's problems

LAS VEGAS ( KLAS ) - What's Cool At School? Middle and Junior High School students building models of imaginary cities of the future that could solve today's problems using engineering principles learned from volunteer mentors.

That sure is a mouthful, but hang on- there's more.

Those “future cities” models are built using only recycled household stuff and heaping helpings of imagination to write and memorize a 7 minute script – like Hyde Park Middle School 7th graders Yash, Vin, and Vish.

It's better if you watch the video (above), but here's a partial transcript:

Vin: “The first time machine ever created!”

Yash: “Shall I press the button?”

Vin: “Yes!”

Nate: “Yash and Vin are from the year 2122 who stumble into *our* time... Read More

Pittsburgh bridge collapses hours before Biden visit about infrastructure

PITTSBURGH, Pa. (WTAJ) --A four-lane bridge collapsed in Pittsburgh, prompting rescuers to rappel nearly 150 feet while others formed a human chain to help rescue multiple people from a dangling bus.

The collapse comes just hours before President Joe Biden was set to arrive in Pittsburgh to push his $1.2 trillion infrastructure plan and efforts to strengthen supply chains in America. ... Read More

Fire crews respond to early morning house fire near downtown Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The Las Vegas Fire Department responded to a one-story house fire Friday morning in the central east side of the Las Vegas valley.

Crews arrived to the home near Eastern and Bonanza shortly after 3 a.m. and quickly attacked the heavy flames with water... Read More

Pandemic babies may be showing signs of underdevelopment

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- As we inch closer to two years since COVID-19 first came into our lives, researchers are looking at the impact the pandemic is having on babies born during this time. 

Recent studies from Jama Pediatrics show that these infants may suffer from developmental issues.

Baby Mia is just about four months old, and if you giggle at her, chances are she will giggle right back. However, that wasn't always the case. 

"Her grandmas would come over and she would kind of see them but would be so wary," said her mother Mary Grace Rendina. 

Rendina didn't want to take any chances with her first-born Mia, so she had everyone wear a mask in her home.

"When I brought Mia home, I was so nervous," she said.

When Mia first came home, Rendina said she wasn't responding well to people wearing masks, but then the masks came off and she started to recognize everyone in her family... Read More

I-Team: 'I thought he was joking,' Las Vegas firefighter's Tesla stolen from dealership while being serviced

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Las Vegas firefighter Art Nivon really likes Teslas, but it is what happened at a local car dealership that had him calling the 8 News Now I-Team.

“It's a great car,” Nivon said about his 2013 Model S. In fact, he has already pre-ordered his next Tesla, the company’s new Cybertruck.

In early December, Nivon dropped off his car for service at the Tesla dealership on Sahara Avenue near Rainbow Boulevard. A few days later, he received this phone call.

“They called me and he's like, 'Hey I don't know how to say this, but we had an incident at Tesla and someone broke into our dealership and stole your car.'”

Nivon’s car was stolen right off the lot.

“I thought he was joking," he said. "Nope, sure enough, my car was stolen."... Read More

CCSD works to get into full compliance with Nevada's reorganization bill

LAS VEGAS (KLAS)-- The Clark County School District Board of Trustees took place Thursday night to discuss reorganizing district operations.

The Board of School Trustees appoints a trustee to sit on the Subcommittee on implementing the reorganization of the Clark County School District and compliance with Nevada Revised Statutes.

The Board of School Trustees voted 4 to 3 to appoint District A Trustee Lisa Guzman to the Subcommittee on the Nevada State Board of Education.

Back in 2015, there was a push to break up large districts into smaller ones.

In 2019, CCSD School Superintendent Dr. Jesus Jara planned to break the district into three 'sub-districts' officials' hoping it would improve the quality of education in Southern Nevada. But the district hasn't implemented them.

The reorganization would comply with Nevada's revised statutes, which the bill passed into law in 2017 by the state legislature. ... Read More