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Keeping hydrated is key to surviving the triple-digits

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- As the weather warms up this weekend, be sure to stay hydrated if you are spending time outdoors.

One of the outdoor events taking place over the weekend is the Lovers & Friends concert at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds.

This will be the first weekend Las Vegas will experience triple-digit temperatures. So, if you're planning to be outdoors, there are some ways to prepare for that heat.

Dr. Marc. J. Kahn, the dean at Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine says hydration will play a key role if you're spending time outdoors. He said alcohol and soda can dehydrate the body, so take sips in moderation.

Because our perspiration evaporates so quickly in southern Nevada, we may not always be aware of our water loss... Read More

What's Cool At School? - Mojave Max field trip to The Springs Preserve

LAS VEGAS ( KLAS ) - A few weeks ago we told you who won this year's Mojave Max Emergence Contest.

Now it's time to show you their field trip to The Springs Preserve

The 4th graders in Ms. Bowker's class from Hinman Elementary in Henderson were greeted by the Mojave Max mascot.

Contest winner Riley and her classmates took a train ride around the 180 acre property while learning some of the history of the Las Vegas Valley. Then it was time to meet the real desert tortoise who lives at The Springs Preserve with dozens of other critters.

Zoologist Katrina Smith told the students: “There are three things we all need to survive in our environment. Those three things are food, water and shelter.”... Read More

What caused the baby formula shortage?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Many parents are hunting for infant formula because of a combination of short- and long-term problems that has hit most of the biggest U.S. brands.

Millions of babies in the U.S. rely on formula, which is the only source of nutrition recommended for infants who aren't exclusively breastfed.

Here's a look at what's behind the problem and what parents can do:

WHY IS THERE A SHORTAGE?

Ongoing supply disruptions have combined with a recent safety recall to leave many pharmacy and supermarket shelves bare.

The problems began last year as the COVID-19 pandemic led to disruptions in labor, transportation and raw materials — economy-wide issues that didn't spare the formula industry. Inventory was further squeezed by parents stockpiling during COVID-19 lockdowns... Read More

I-Team: 'Don't gaslight me,' rural Nevada ranchers say SNWA threatens their livelihood

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Nevada's ranching industry is dwindling, in part, because of a brutal and persistent drought but also because of competition from an unlikely source -- a public agency. Veteran ranchers in Nevada say they are being ground to dust in multiple ways by a rival operation that happens to be owned by the Southern Nevada Water Authority.

Veteran sheep rancher Hank Vogler has his hands full. It's shearing day on the ranch when a traveling team of razor-wielding pros sets up shop operating with assembly-line precision on a long line of nervous sheep. Each gets clipped, shaved, and booted out of a chute, slightly stunned but OK.

Sheep getting sheared at the Hank Vogler ranch in 2022, (KLAS)

Huge blocks stuffed with high-quality wool stacked up to form a massive wall around the edges of the operation—the harvest of a full year of strenuous work in a harsh environment... Read More

Clark County School Board meets to combat chronic absenteeism

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Clark County School Board members met on Thursday evening to find solutions to curb chronic absenteeism across the school district.

During the board meeting, leaders shared that 39% of students are not in school for at least 10% of the year.

The district is now working to figure out why students are missing classes, and better connect with those children.

A CCSD report recently released showed that chronic absenteeism is a major problem since the pandemic started and the district is far from reaching its goal to reduce student absences.

In 2020-2021, the rate was just shy of 34%. Prior to the pandemic, chronic absenteeism was at 20.7%.

In 2019, the district set a goal in its five-year strategic plan to reduce chronic absenteeism from 20.7% to 16% by 2024... Read More

'You're supposed to feel safe,' People in southwest valley voice concern over crime after woman killed outside Dotty's

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A day after a woman was killed outside a Dotty's Gaming and Spirits in Spring Valley, many told 8 News Now they are concerned about a recent uptick in area crime. 

"It's very scary," southwest valley resident Rose Shelman said. 

On Wednesday night, police said the manager of Dotty's Gaming and Spirits at Jones Boulevard and Flamingo Road was run over and killed after confronting a man who stole a customer's purse. 

A makeshift vigil grows outside Dotty's Gaming and Spirits in Spring Valley one day after a woman was killed. (KLAS)

Then on Thursday morning, authorities said a U.S. Postal Service carrier was robbed down the street, near Twain Avenue and Arville Street. 

"I grew up here half my life," Tabatha Moses told 8 News Now of the area. "I went to school here, and it's just changed."... Read More

Police: Driver caught going 124mph before arrest

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Boulder City Police made an arrest after spotting a speeding driver on Thursday.

A police officer initially witnessed the driver passing several slower-moving vehicles and hitting 111 mph in a 65 mph zone.

According to the Boulder City Police Department's Facebook post, the officer paced the vehicle at 124 mph before the driver pulled over.

In the end, the driver was arrested for reckless driving and taken to jail.

The police department's Facebook post also showed a picture of the driver's car being impounded, along with the driver's initial speed of 111 mph shown on a long-range speed tracker. ... Read More