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I-Team Interview: Amari Nicholson's mother talks publicly for first time about son's death

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Tayler Nicholson, the mother of 2-year-old Amari Nicholson who was allegedly killed by her boyfriend, spoke candidly with I-Team reporter Vanessa Murphy as she left court Friday morning.

An emotional Nicholson talked about her grief and the outrage and suspicion she has experienced from some people who believe she had something to do with the crime.

Nicholson was accompanied by a family friend identified as Jacques Nalls, who told the I-Team he was a second father to Amari.

Picture of 2-year-old Amari Nicholson.

Nicholson was at court to attend boyfriend Terrell Rhodes court appearance on new charges that were filed against him related to his arrest for murder. However, Rhodes, 27, was not brought into the courtroom and another court date was set.

"He took a precious child away from many people, Nicholson said outside the courthouse... Read More

MGM Resorts removes mask policy for guests but not employees

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- MGM Resorts International announced Friday it will no longer require its fully vaccinated guests to wear face masks at its Las Vegas properties following the new public health guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control yesterday.

The new guidelines say that people who are fully vaccinated are no longer required to wear masks indoors or outdoors.

According to the MGM Resorts news release, "At this time, employees are still required to wear masks while on property, even if they are fully vaccinated. We hope to announce updates to this policy soon."... Read More

Will I need a booster shot of the COVID-19 vaccine?

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WOWK) – There have been a lot of questions concerning booster shots and a possible third dose for two of the COVID-19 vaccines.

Health professionals are still working to answer those questions, but here’s what they do know.

“We are finding out as we go. As we all know this is a once-in-a-lifetime pandemic,” Dr. Jessica McColley, Chief Medical Officer of Cabin Creek Health Systems said.

With 117,000,000 Americans fully vaccinated as of this Monday, questions are still circulating about how long the vaccine will protect against COVID-19.

“We don’t know yet how long those antibodies will last in your system. We anticipate that will likely become a seasonal thing kind of like the flu shot,” McColley said... Read More

Only on 8: Las Vegans organize fundraiser to help fight India's COVID-19 crisis

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- As the coronavirus continues to ravage the nation of India, some Las Vegas locals are stepping in to help.

Hundreds of thousands of people in the South Asia country have died due to COVID-19, and reports show the virus is killing thousands of people there every day.

American donors have started sending aid -- and now, members of the newly created nonprofit Vegas Cares Humanity are hoping to do the same. They are organizing a fundraising walk to send lifesaving supplies to India.

"My aunt, my dad's youngest sister, she passed away with COVID," shared Anu Pande, one of the fundraiser organizers.

Pande knows the horrible heartache this pandemic can cause. Although she lives in Las Vegas, she is immensely impacted by the coronavirus crisis in her home country... Read More

I-Team Vegas Unsolved: Veteran, grandfather likely saved friend's life; his killer remains on the run

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Steven Colburn, 59, a grandfather and homeless Army veteran, likely saved his friend’s life while losing his.

The man who shot and killed Colburn remains on the run.

For the first time since the 2019 shooting, Colburn’s friend, Lynn Prindle, returned to the scene of the crime with the I-Team’s David Charns.

“When I looked over at him, he was like, boom, boom, boom, right on top of Steven,” Prindle said, recalling the night of August 19, 2019.

Prindle had parked her car on North Thom Boulevard, just north of the North Las Vegas Airport. Colburn was sitting in the passenger seat.

The grandfather slept on a concrete block near the end of the street by the Hideaway bar.

“He was harmless,” Prindle said about her friend. “He was just a homeless veteran. He was my buddy.”... Read More

CDC relaxed mask recommendations leaves Las Vegans with mixed reactions

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — After CDC officials announced new, relaxed mask recommendations for those fully vaccinated against COVID-19, Las Vegans shared their reactions with 8 News Now Thursday. 

"I got texts, emails, everyone is so excited," Cherie Greer said of the news. "And we are celebrating."

Some said they had been waiting for this change, while others claimed to be not quite ready for it. 

"I believe that people should continue to wear their masks," Chasity Carroll said conversely. ... Read More

CCSD Board of Trustees extends Superintendent Jara's contract through January 2023

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Clark County School District Superintendent Dr. Jesus Jara will continue to hold that position for the next year and a half.

The CCSD Board of Trustees voted 4-3 Thursday night to extend Superintendent Jara's contract through January 2023.

Superintendent Jara released the following statement on Twitter after the vote:

We have done a lot of work to safely open our schools and this focused work must continue as we navigate this pandemic. I’m excited for the future and to see the successes of our students and staff.

— Dr. Jesus F. Jara (@SuptJaraCCSD) May 14, 2021... Read More