Our network

I-Team: Las Vegas mother accused of attempting to kill 15-month-old in bathtub

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A Las Vegas mother is accused of attempting to kill her young child by drowning her in the bathtub in a "filthy" house, police said.

Desiree Mason, 31, faces charges of attempted murder with the use of a deadly weapon and child abuse, court records showed.

Police said they were called Friday to an apartment on Charleston Boulevard near Christy Lane in the east valley from a mother who said she had “almost abused her own child” and “could not take it anymore,” officers wrote in documents.

Officers responded to the apartment, believing Mason had attempted to drown the 15-month-old child, they said. Responding officers noted the child had a soiled diaper and the bathtub was running.

While speaking to police, Mason told officers she had held the child underwater for about 30 seconds. Police said the child “was at the verge of beginning to inhale water.”... Read More

Vegas Golden Knights fire Coach DeBoer

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The Golden Knights fired Coach Pete DeBoer on Monday. He was the franchise's second coach.

This was the first year the Golden Knights did not make the playoffs.

General Manager Kelly McCrimmon released the following statement:

We would like to thank Pete DeBoer for his commitment to the Vegas Golden Knights
over the past three seasons,” said Vegas Golden Knights General Manager Kelly
McCrimmon. “Since joining the organization, Pete and his staff have guided us through
some of the most unique and challenging circumstances we’ve witnessed since our
franchise entered the NHL. After lengthy discussions over the last two weeks, we believe
that a new coach will put us in the best position to succeed next season.

GM Kelly McCrimmon

DeBoer was hired the same day the team's first coach Gerard Gallant was fired. ... Read More

What's Driving You Crazy? - Distracted driving

LAS VEGAS ( KLAS ) - Distracted driving awareness month was last month. I meant to talk about it then. Like a lot of us, I got distracted. But seriously, Pam Shadel-Fischer from the Governors Highway Safety Association says more and more of us are at least owning up to being distracted:

“Half of the driving public is saying, 'Hey, y'know: I admit it. I do take a call. I text. I do this while I'm driving.' And it does increase the risk substantially. These are preventable things. We can stop this behavior. We can prevent these crashes form happening – and we can save lives.”

What else can we do? Shadel-Fischer adds:

“People might say, 'Well, yeah, I have an anti-texting law, but I still do it.' But many people don't. We know that laws do help with compliance. They also help with enforcement. We need to give officers the ability to pull over that driver if they are engaged in that risky behavior.”... Read More

Suspect in California church shooting from Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The Orange County Sheriff's Office has identified the suspected shooter at a Laguna Woods church as 68-year-old David Chou of Las Vegas, Nevada.

According to a tweet Monday from the department, Chou, an Asian man, is being held on $1 million bail. He has been booked on one felony count of murder and five felony counts of attempted murder.

It's estimated as many as three dozen people were in the church at the time of the shooting. The gunman was stopped after he was struck by a chair thrown by a visiting pastor and a group of parishioners tied him up.

The sheriff called the parishioners' actions brave and heroic and said they saved lives.

There is a news conference scheduled for noon today in California... Read More

Mid-May temps staying hot

Weekend clouds have cleared and we're back to sunny skies to start the week and temperatures staying extra hot. Southerly breezes will pick up today and Tuesday as a cold front sweeps through the Great Basin, but we'll only feel a slight difference in temps for the next couple of days so keep yourself cool and hydrated as afternoons stay up near the century mark for many neighborhoods. Sherry's most accurate #WeatherNOW forecast says we'll get a bigger break right before the weekend that comes with bigger winds again, too... Read More

VIDEO: Stunning 'Super Blood Moon' eclipse

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A special show took place in the sky Sunday night when the "Super Blood Moon" went into a total eclipse.

During the eclipse, the entire moon fell within the darkest part of Earth's shadow, causing the moon to take on a reddish hue... Read More

Buffalo shooter had mental health evaluation after threatening his high school last June

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The white gunman accused of committing a racist massacre at a Buffalo supermarket made threating comments that brought police to his high school last spring, but he was never charged with a crime and had no further contact with law enforcement after his release from a hospital, officials said.

The revelation raised questions about whether his encounter with police and the mental health system was yet another missed opportunity to put a potential mass shooter under closer law enforcement scrutiny, get him help, or make sure he didn’t have access to deadly firearms.

Authorities said Sunday that they were investigating the attack on predominantly Black shoppers and workers at the Tops Friendly Market as a potential federal hate crime or act of domestic terrorism.

Payton Gendron, 18, traveled about 200 miles (320 kilometers) from his home in Conklin, New York, to Buffalo to commit the attack, police said... Read More