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Business owners rely on ‘hope’ to move forward following massive building fire

It was a look of sadness and devastation from business owners as they glanced at what is left from the massive fire that broke out early Monday morning on Paradise Road near Twain Avenue.  The Park at 3900, also know to business residents of the complex as the ‘Brick Oasis,’ was completely destroyed by the fire.

Business owners say they’re thankful to be alive, and “hope” will help them move on. 

“This was a very beautiful building; it was an old building very old I think 30 maybe 40 years old,” said Rich Gacovino, who lost his business in the fire.  “I just can’t believe the pile that I’m looking at.”

Gacovino has been working in the building for three years. He built his own studio, Gacovino and More, which provides media production services.

“I built everything piece by piece,” Gacovino said. “I brought every piece of wood up there, hammered every nail, and it’s all gone now.”... Read More

Campus Security Safety Conf. reveals threats to schools goes beyond guns; mental health is factor

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A national school safety conference underway in Las Vegas this week comes at a time when schools, for the first time, are receiving money from the state to be used specifically on campus and student safety.

Through a variety of channels, lawmakers passed upwards of $54 million specifically for school safety this legislative session.  As school safety professionals met at the M Resort Tuesday for the Campus Safety Conference, there was one theme that became increasingly clear: The threat to schools goes well beyond someone bringing a gun to school.

“I think the biggest threat is not so much an outside shooter or even shooting in school; it’s more of a mental standpoint,” said Robert Parsel.

Robert Parsel is an 8th-grade student at Meadows Jr. High School. He says societal pressures wear on students, and it’s something that he sees every day... Read More

I-Team: One-on-one with OJ Simpson’s attorney following ‘getting even’ tweet

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — According to O.J. Simpson, it’s time to get even. The former football star made that announcement in his first tweet over the weekend.

The first thing I want to set straight is this story Pardo (who was not my manger) is talking about all over the media regarding me & @KrisJenner pic.twitter.com/tZ9EJd4qxF
— O.J. Simpson (@TheRealOJ32) June 17, 2019

“Hey, Twitter world,” Simpson said in a video that was posted on Twitter.

But it wasn’t the man known to many football fans as “The Juice’s” hello that raised questions.

“I’ve got a little getting even to do,” Simpson continued in the video.

It was the words “I’ve got a little getting even to do.” that caused the uproar... Read More

School employee resigns following arrest for alleged lewdness with student

Clark County School District Police Department obtained a warrant on May 10, 2019, for the arrest of 51-year-old Sonia Garcia on one count of open and gross lewdness for inappropriate contact with a student. 

Garcia turned herself in May 15, 2019.  The arrest stems from an investigation that was initiated at Ed W. Clark High School in Dec. 2018. 

Garcia was placed on indefinite suspension in December 2018, per the negotiated terms with her bargaining unit. She resigned on May 14, 2019. 

Garcia had been working as an office specialist since December 2014. ... Read More

I-Team: Man who detailed UFO secrets decades ago helped launch Area 51 stampede

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — On May 15, 1989,  KLAS-TV aired a live interview with a shadowy man who didn’t use his real name. The story he told was pretty outrageous, but 30 years later, it is still causing waves.

Bob Lazar’s allegations about alien technology being tested in the Nevada desert ignited worldwide interest and put the then-secret military base known as Area 51 on the map. The I-Team has a look at how far the story has spread in the three decades since that interview.

For the live interview, Lazar didn’t want his real name used. So, he was referred to as “Dennis” during the interview. That turned out to be the name of his boss at a place called S-4, a facility built into the side of a mountain, disguised to look like natural terrain. It would be another seven months before the world learned the guy’s real name was Bob Lazar, but the public didn’t wait. The race to Area 51 was on, and the cultural ripples are still being felt... Read More

Officer’s hesitation during Las Vegas shooting prompts review

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A veteran police officer’s self-described freeze in a Las Vegas hotel hallway while a gunman fired on an outdoor concert crowd is prompting a review of whether lives could have been saved if officers had acted faster.

Police tactics experts say they understand Officer Cordell Hendrex hesitating as he led a trainee and three Mandalay Bay hotel security guards toward the sound of gunfire on Oct. 1.

They say officers are taught to stop a shooter but not to take unnecessary risks.

Hendrex wrote later that he was “terrified with fear” and knows he “froze right there.”

“When you see an incident where an officer by his own admission freezes,   it’s very disturbing,” said Randy Sutton, a retired LVMPD Police lieutenant.  “You don’t wait. You don’t analyze. You make a decision. You look at it tactically, and you act.”

Two local attorneys 8 News NOW spoke with disagreed... Read More

Thunderbirds add pilot to replace officer killed in crash

A veteran U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds pilot is returning to the aerial demonstration team to replace a colleague who died during a training flight three weeks ago.

An Air Force statement said Thursday that while Maj. Nick Krajicek requalifies, the six-member team has canceled plans to appear at air shows this weekend in Charleston, South Carolina, and next weekend in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Air Force Master Sgt. Christopher Boitz at Nellis Air Force Base confirmed that Krajicek is returning to the Thunderbird 4 slot position he held in 2016 and 2017.

The Air Force is investigating the April 4 crash of an F-16 Fighting Falcon that killed Maj. Stephen Del Bagno in the remote Nevada Test and Training Range north of Las Vegas... Read More