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Daycare worker writes on baby’s stomach

A daycare worker in Florida has been fired after a mother says the teacher wrote a note for her on her son’s stomach.

The message said “Mom I’m out of diapers. Please read my report.”

“Immediately I was upset. I didn’t know what to do. I called family, I said, ‘is this something I should be upset about? Am I overreacting?’ They told me I wasn’t,” said Heather Chisum, mother.

Chisum said this was actually the second time someone from the Children’s Education Center of the Islands wrote a message on her little boy Milo but not like this.

So she posted a picture of her son on Facebook — looking for advice on what to do. The image sparked outrage from parents.

“It wasn’t right what happened, and it’s nice to know I’m not the only one who thought that,” she said. ... Read More

Preventing human trafficking: NLVPD hosts meeting ahead of big sports weekend

NORTH LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Human trafficking continues to grow at an alarming rate. North Las Vegas Police are stressing the importance of knowing the warning signs, especially ahead of this weekend. 

“We do have
officers on the task force specifically for human trafficking on the Strip and
the city for the big game,” North Las Vegas Police Department spokesman Eric Leavitt said. 

The time surrounding the Super Bowl is believed to be the busiest for sex trafficking.

“Sex trafficking is
plagued across our entire nation. It’s not just Las Vegas,” said Kristen

Kristen Martinez is a
program coordinator for 10,000 kids.

“We are a local nonprofit that focuses on many youth issues in our valley,” she said... Read More

Update: Metro takes alleged sexual assault suspect into custody

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Metro Police have taken an alleged sexual assault suspect into custody just hours after imploring the public’s help in locating him. According to Metro, 54-year-old Ryan Lorraine was arrested without incident Tuesday night.

The Criminal Apprehension Team took Lorraine into custody in the area of Summerlin Parkway and Rampart. He was then transported to the Clark County Detention Center.

Lorraine evaded authorities early Monday morning.

At around 1:59 a.m., patrol officers responded to the 700 block of Langtry Drive to investigate a domestic disturbance. Officers met with the victim at a nearby residence and learned that she had been sexually assaulted, and Lorraine is the alleged suspect.

Police said Lorraine, a white male adult who’s 6-feet tall and weighs 265 pounds, fled the area before Police arrived. He was said to have a goatee.

Metro said Lorraine was considered armed and dangerous. ... Read More

Trial starts for man accused of killing Lee’s Discount Liquor employee

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — It was an emotional day in court Tuesday as the trial got underway for the man accused of killing Matthew Christensen at a Lee’s Discount Liquor store in Las Vegas. Police say 26-year-old Ray Charles Brown is the person who was responsible for Christensen’s death.

Brown’s facing the death penalty. During the trial Tuesday, everyone heard the 911 call and watched security video from the night of the crime at the Lee’s on Warm Springs and Durango.

Store manager Jaime Henderson made the 911 call. Cameras throughout the store showed a total of three men, two of them were armed.

Henderson said Christensen walked to the back with one of the men, but he told him he didn’t know the code to the safe, and that’s when shots were fired... Read More

Atari-themed hotel could be a game changer for Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — When you hear the name Atari you know exactly what it is. So, what do you think of about an Atari themed hotel? Plans are already in the works for one in Phoenix, and Las Vegas could be next.

8 News Now went to A Gamer’s Paradise on Spring Mountain and Wynn to garner reaction to this latest hotel concept.

With the nostalgia of Atari and popularity of Esports in Las Vegas, our city is a game changer.

Photo courtesy of Atari Hotels

“When you had your first Atari, it was a magical time,” recollected Sean LaBrecque, owner of A Gamer’s Paradise.

LaBrecque said he was hooked ever since he got his hands on an Atari back in 1977.

“When it first came out, it came with combat where you actually could do tank-to-tank battles and fly planes. It was amazing,” he said.

He said Atari was the best of all cartridge-based video game systems. ... Read More

Glitches with new CCSD payroll system stiffs teachers of some of their wages

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — There seems to still be some issues with the Clark County School District’s new payroll system. 8 News NOW learned that some teachers noticed part of their income was missing from their last paycheck. The incident comes nearly two weeks after support professionals complained of being underpaid as well. 

It’s all attributed to glitches during the rollout of a new system that manages payroll, among other functions. All educators received their base salary, but those who did additional work last month did not see the money.

Superintendent Dr. Jesus Jara addressed the situation on Twitter, saying the district is working through issues during the transition... Read More

Arrest Report: ‘Trivial fight’ led to shooting at Fashion Show Mall

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — An arrest report obtained by 8 News Now revealed what many witnesses said possibly led to a shooting that injured three at the Fashion Show Mall the evening of Jan. 21.

According to several interviews conducted by Metro Police, the suspect, 18-year-old Christopher Valenzuela-Olivas, and a friend became involved in an altercation before the shooting occurred. Detectives reported that Valenzuela-Olivas fired gunshots after a ‘trivial fight’.

Victim/Witness No.1:

One of the victims, a mall employee who was shot in the face, told police a group of three males was walking toward him when he saw a ‘larger’ male in the group punch one of the ‘smaller’ ones. The witness heard gunshots and ran back toward his kiosk when he discovered he’d been shot.

Victim/Witness No.2: ... Read More