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CCSD school board approves budget for 2022-23 school year

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The Clark County School District Board of School Trustees has approved the final budget for the upcoming new school year.

The projected budget revenue is $2.9B, which is an increase of $15.2M from 2021 to 2022.

Chief Financial Officer Jason Goudie presented to the CCSD school board, that the unassigned ending fund balance is anticipated to be $122.1M or 4.25% of revenues... Read More

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NLVPD announces new chief of police

North Las Vegas (KLAS)-- The North Las Vegas Police Department has a new chief of police.

Jacqueline Gravatt, former assistant chief, has been selected to lead the department. The announcement was made on Monday by the North Las Vegas City Manager Ryan Juden.

Gravatt started with the department in 2001 as a patrol officer and hasn't stopped working to better her community. The mother of two has been serving as acting chief since the beginning of the year when former chief Pamela Ojeda retired after more than 25 years.

Although the crime rate is down 35 percent from a decade ago, she says the department will focus on recruiting and community engagement. "We have a groundbreaking coming up for a new area command that is going to help serve an area that we don't have a station," she told 8 News Now... Read More

Single-vehicle crash leaves 1 injured in southeast valley

CORRECTION: Initially, Metro police reported that the victim has been killed. This has since been rescinded by police. The victim is still alive but seriously injured and listed in critical condition.

LAS VEGAS(KLAS)-- A 52-year-old man was severely injured after a single-vehicle crash, police say.

According to Metro police, the man was driving a 2004 Lincoln Aviator west on East Warm Springs west of Pecos when he ran off the right side of the road and hit a tree.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates... Read More

Las Vegas Aces player A'ja Wilson surprises superfan

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- It all started when 12-year-old Kennedy Breland's mother surprised her with a basketball jersey of her all-time favorite player, A'ja Wilson.

"I want to be like her someday," Kennedy said. "It was just a great moment."

A video of Kennedy receiving the jersey soon went viral on social media, catching the attention of the entire basketball world, including the Las Vegas Aces. However, that was just the beginning of the surprise for the superfan.

Kennedy soon learned she was also going to watch Wison in action with the Las Vegas Aces against the Atlanta Dream.

When the game ended Kennedy even got the chance to meet her role model, Wilson.

"I had no words!" expressed Kennedy.

"It's crazy that she even had that reaction to me, I think I was just as excited and shocked as she was," Wilson tells 8 News Now. ... Read More

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Accused California mass shooter had fired gun into wall, former Las Vegas neighbor says

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- 8 News Now is learning more about the man accused of committing a mass shooting at a California church on Sunday that killed one person and injured five others.

David Chou, 68, is accused of opening fire in the Irvine Geneva Presbyterian Church in Laguna Woods.

According to authorities, Chou was from China, but has lived in the United States for years. He lived in Las Vegas in a Spring Valley apartment.

Balmore Orellana, who was Chou's neighbor, said the suspect had moved out in February and described him as "nice," but said he had some concerns.

"Honestly, I would like to ask him what is going on with him," said Orellana. "He was kind of mad before he left, he disappeared in February, was evicted."... Read More

Police: Boy, 9, hit, killed in east Las Vegas crash

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Las Vegas Metro Police are investigating a deadly crash involving a 9-year-old boy in an east valley neighborhood.

It took place at 6329 Paveston Lane, near Charleston and Hollywood Blvd. at approximately 3:16 p.m. on Monday.

LVMPD says a juvenile was hit and killed in an east valley neighborhood, near Hollywood and Charleston. (KLAS)

At the time of the crash, the boy was running along the passenger side of an Acura RDX when he fell and the rear wheel of the SUV hit him.

The boy was taken to Sunrise Hospital in critical condition and was later pronounced dead.

The driver stayed at the scene and did not show signs of impairment.

It marks the 53rd traffic-related fatality in Las Vegas Metro's jurisdiction in 2022. ... Read More

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