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Veterans resource center to open in North Las Vegas in late 2022

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A groundbreaking took place Tuesday for a much-needed veterans resource center in the valley.

The center will be located in North Las Vegas on Centennial Parkway and Pecos Road by the Skyview YMCA.

8 News Now spoke to veterans and city leaders about how the new center will help those who served.

"This is something that the veteran community in Nevada has needed for a very long time," said North Las Vegas Veterans Community Commission Chairman Michael Kelly.

Kelly said the facility will be innovative and the first of it's kind in Nevada.

"This is something that the veteran community in Nevada has needed for a very long time, which is having a government-owned, government-run, veterans resource center," Kelly said.

It's meant to be a place where military veterans of all branches can meet, congregate, and receive the best help... Read More

Nevada No.7 for workers quitting as 'Great Resignation' continues

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Nevada ranks No.7 in the nation in a new survey that compares the rates at which people are quitting their jobs.

The "Great Resignation" has continued across the country, with people switching jobs in some case and leaving the workforce in other cases.

"As the economy has started to recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a surge in job openings, with some employers having a difficult time filling all their open positions," the survey reports.

The WalletHub survey released today indicates 3.3% of Nevadans quit in the most recent month that data was available -- higher than the 3.0% rate reported just two months ago.

That increase has bumped up the average monthly rate over the past 12 months. Nevada's average has risen to 3.76%, up slightly from 3.74%... Read More

Suspected Las Vegas hookah lounge shooter strikes deal to serve less than 5 years in prison

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The man accused of opening fire inside a Las Vegas hookah lounge, killing one person and injuring a dozen others, pleaded guilty Wednesday to a lesser charge, putting him in prison for up to four-and-a-half years, records showed.

The shooting happened around 3:15 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, at Manny’s Glo Afterdark Lounge on East Sahara Avenue near Maryland Parkway. At some point, a fight broke out between several people. At least one attendee was a known gang member, police said.

Demetreus Beard, known to his friends as “Avion,” 33, died from multiple gunshot wounds. Thirteen other people, including one shooter, Lee Wilson, 44, were hurt.

Lee Wilson was facing murder and attempted murder charges. (LVMPD/KLAS)

Wilson originally faced one charge of murder and several counts of attempted murder. As the I-Team first reported last month, grand jury transcripts revealed police suspected there were four other shooters, including Wilson... Read More

FBI, Metro announce $20K reward for murder, robbery suspects

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The FBI and Metro police announced they are looking for two suspects in a robbery and shooting that left a Las Vegas woman dead.

The wanted suspects are Christine Schultz and Michael Overton.

According to Las Vegas Metro police Lt. Ray Spencer, Natalie Manduley, 24, was killed on March 25, 2022, during a violent targeted home robbery.

"We have determined Christine Schultz had set up the robbery," he said. "She had went over to the house, made a phone call while she was there and that's what caused the other males to come to the house."

Spencer said Schultz knew Manduley.

"We believe the motive was that the boyfriend had expensive jewelry in the house," Spencer said... Read More

Las Vegas police ask for help in identifying 4 organized theft suspects

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Metro police are asking for the public's help in identifying four people accused of participating in retail theft across the valley.

According to police, on multiple dates, the suspects entered retail stores at several locations and grabbed large amounts of merchandise before running out of the stores through the emergency exits... Read More

'Goose busters' installed at Las Vegas park to deter nearby geese

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs is described as an escape from the typical Las Vegas atmosphere with its scenic views and array of different wildlife.

Recently, the City of Las Vegas installed devices known as "Goose Busters" in the trees at the park to deter geese from hanging around the more populated areas of the park.

Geese flock around Floyd Lamb Park (KLAS)

According to the city, the hope of this device is that it will safely direct these animals from the grassy areas of the park to the pond.

Limiting the number of geese around the picnic areas, thus decreasing the number of droppings people encounter, and "lowering exposure to zoonotic diseases."

However, locals who spoke with 8 News Now, feel that this deterrent will do more harm than good.
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EXCLUSIVE: Mother says son's drowning in California was preventable

(KLAS) -- It has only been 72 hours since 5-year-old Oliver Shine passed away in California with his dad. His mom Angelica Richards said Oliver was left alone when he fell into the pool, this incident is a tragic reminder for parents to always be alert when it comes to pool safety.

"He was my little sunshine," Richards told 8 News Now. "Never in a million years did I think last time I held him would be the last time I would hold him."

Richards said Oliver was going away with his dad and step mom to Bakersfield, California this past weekend to stay at his grandma's house... Read More