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Report: Stepmother told police she slammed child's head into floor for disrespecting her

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A police report details the last moments of 4-year-old Marcel Foster's life. The child died on Jan. 22 following an alleged beating from his step-mother, Patricia Atalig, who is now facing a murder and child abuse charges.

According to the arrest report, Atalig, 29, initially blamed the child's father, Marcel Foster Sr., for hitting the child but a witness who was in the home told police a different story.

That witness said Atalig became upset with the child when he refused to eat his lunch and was disrespectful to her. The witness told police, Marcel was taken to a bedroom where he could hear the boy being spanked and what sounded like the child falling to the floor. ... Read More

Another fast food chicken sandwich? Chick-fil-A just rolled out a spicy new option

(NEXSTAR) - The debate over which fast food chicken sandwich reigns supreme just got a little spicier. Chick-fil-A started serving up a grilled version of its spicy chicken sandwich nationwide on January 25th.

The company says the Grilled Spicy Chicken Deluxe Sandwich will offer the same flavor profile as other spicy options, but without the bread crumb coating.  


Popular McDonald's item returns to menus

"The Grilled Spicy Deluxe features grilled chicken marinated in a spicy seasoning, served on a toasted multigrain brioche bun with Colby-Jack cheese, lettuce and tomato," the company said in a press release. "This new entrée is made to pair perfectly with a packet of the limited-time, cool and creamy Cilantro Lime Sauce, which was created specifically for the new sandwich."... Read More

1 dead, at least 17 injured after tornado rips Alabama town

FULTONDALE, Ala. (AP) — A teenager huddling in his basement was killed and several of his family members were critically injured when a tornado blew a tree onto their home in Alabama and it collapsed on top of them, police said Tuesday.

The tornado left a swath of destruction Monday night in Fultondale, a Jefferson County city north of Birmingham. Piles of furniture, appliances and tree limbs were strewn about and vehicles ended up in awkward positions as if a child had flung his collection of Matchbox cars into the air. One car landed upside down against some tree branches on a large pile of debris.

Police Chief D.P. Smith said several other family members trapped in the basement were critically injured, while one escaped harm. The teen was pronounced dead at the scene Tuesday morning... Read More

I-Team: Tony Hsieh slept with propane tank, candles before fire that killed him, report says

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Former Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh had retreated to a shed at a Connecticut home after a fight with his girlfriend and was using a propane heater to stay warm before the fire that killed him, the I-Team confirmed Tuesday.

Investigators in New London, Connecticut, said Hsieh was in a storage room with a 20-pound propane tank at the time of the Nov. 18 fire. Hsieh died in Connecticut on Friday, Nov. 27 after being rescued from the fire. He was 46.

VIDEO: Body camera video of firefighters responding to blaze.

"The tank was venting product" after Hsieh was pulled from the home, a report said. Hsieh died from complications of smoke inhalation, according to the Connecticut Office of the Medical Examiner, though the report was not complete Tuesday.

According to witness reports, Hsieh was lying in a storage area with a blanket near candles... Read More

Clark County works to improve current largest vaccination site, Cashman Center

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Clark County says they want to administer more COVID-19 vaccines, but the county doesn't have the supply. While they hope for more, the county says it's working to improve the current vaccination sites.

For those trying to book an appointment for a vaccine or your second dose, the Southern Nevada Health District website is what you need to check out. Appointments are limited, and that is due to the limited vaccines.

"What we really want to do is get more vaccine out to the community," said John Steinbeck, Clark County Fire Chief.

Clark County and the Southen Nevada Health District are making improvements to the largest vaccination site at Cashman Center.

"There is a new registration process that is in place today, and it is showing that it is going to improve things already," Steinbeck said.

Cashman was closed over the weekend... Read More

8 Sports Now highlights for Monday, Jan. 25

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The world will be watching on Feb. 7 when Super Bowl LV kicks off in Tampa Bay. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be led by legendary quarterback Tom Brady, and the Kansas City Chiefs will be led by Patrick Mahomes.

Mahomes will be the youngest quarterback to play in two Super Bowl games.

Green Bay fans will also question the decisions that ruined their chances to go to the Super Bowl.

8 Sports Now Sports Director Chris Maathuis has these stories and more in your sports highlights... Read More

Police working to identify suspects in robbery of northwest valley business

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Metro Police are working to identify two suspects in the robbery of a northwest valley business on Jan. 11. The incident occurred in the 7000 block of West Lake Mead Boulevard around 8:15 p.m.

Police say the suspects walked into the business and started selecting items. They then attempted to exit without paying.

An employee confronted the pair, and one of the suspects reportedly used force to escape.

Police provided the following suspect descriptions: ... Read More