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Baby formula maker Abbott says deal reached to restart production

WASHINGTON (AP) — Infant formula maker Abbott says it's reached an agreement with U.S. health officials to restart production at its largest domestic factory, a key step toward easing a nationwide shortage tied to the plant’s shutdown earlier this year.

Abbott did not immediately detail the terms of the agreement reached with the Food and Drug Administration, which has been investigating safety problems at the Sturgis, Michigan, facility. The consent decree is a binding legal agreement between the company and the federal government.

After production resumes, Abbott has said it will take at least eight weeks to begin shipping new product to stores.

The Biden administration has come under intense pressure over the last week to do more to ease the shortage of formula that has forced parents of infants to go to significant lengths to feed their children... Read More

Judge vacates murder conviction for Margaret Rudin, also known as Las Vegas' 'Black Widow'

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A federal judge vacated the murder conviction of Margaret Rudin, who became known as the "Black Widow" during her high-profile trial more than two decades ago.

Rudin, now 78, served a 20-year to life sentence, before her release on parole in 2020. The judge's order overturns Rudin's conviction and releases her of any parole obligations.

Margaret Rudin is released from prison (Jan. 10, 2020)

Rudin was convicted for her husband's murder in 2001. Police had suspected Ron Rudin was shot in the head in 1994 at their Las Vegas home, and his remains were dumped in the desert near Lake Mohave.

The judge's ruling notes Rudin's representation at the time was "objectively unreasonable." That attorney has since died, Rudin's current attorney Greg Mullanax said Monday... Read More

I-Team sources: Man threatening employee at Downtown Summerlin prompts police response

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A man who threatened to stab an employee at a Downtown Summerlin business prompted a large police response on Monday morning, sources told the 8 News Now I-Team.

The man stole an item from a store and then threatened an employee, sources said.

The suspected thief then hid in a parking garage, before being taken into custody.

Several stores were closed as a precaution, but business had returned to normal by Monday morning.

8 News Now was working to get more information, including the suspect's name... Read More

Volunteers needed for weekend community cleanup event

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Neighborhood Housing Services of Southern Nevada's (NHSSN) Community Building and Engagement Committee will be holding a neighborhood cleanup event on Saturday.

The committee will provide free dumpsters in the area, and asks that residents place items they'd like to get rid of on the curb by 9 a.m. Hazardous or flammable items will not be accepted.

To volunteer, email volunteers@mynhssh.org. Interested volunteers are asked to meet at 500 W. Jefferson Ave at 9 a.m... Read More

Vegas Golden Knights fire Coach DeBoer

UPDATE: In a press conference on Monday, Vegas Golden Knights general manager Kelly McCrimmon addressed the media, stating that the decision to release head coach Pete DeBoer was about the team's next season. No new coach was announced.

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The Golden Knights fired Coach Pete DeBoer on Monday. He was the franchise's second coach.

This was the first year the Golden Knights did not make the playoffs.

General Manager Kelly McCrimmon released the following statement:... Read More

What's Driving You Crazy? - Distracted driving

LAS VEGAS ( KLAS ) - Distracted driving awareness month was last month. I meant to talk about it then. Like a lot of us, I got distracted. But seriously, Pam Shadel-Fischer from the Governors Highway Safety Association says more and more of us are at least owning up to being distracted:

“Half of the driving public is saying, 'Hey, y'know: I admit it. I do take a call. I text. I do this while I'm driving.' And it does increase the risk substantially. These are preventable things. We can stop this behavior. We can prevent these crashes form happening – and we can save lives.”

What else can we do? Shadel-Fischer adds:

“People might say, 'Well, yeah, I have an anti-texting law, but I still do it.' But many people don't. We know that laws do help with compliance. They also help with enforcement. We need to give officers the ability to pull over that driver if they are engaged in that risky behavior.”... Read More

Suspect in California church shooting from Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The Orange County Sheriff's Office has identified the suspected shooter at a Laguna Woods church as 68-year-old David Chou of Las Vegas, Nevada.

Chou, an Asian man, is being held on $1 million bail. He has been booked on one felony count of murder and five felony counts of attempted murder.

During a noon news conference, Orange County Sheriff Don Barnes said the shooting was a "politically motivated hate incident" because of a grievance Chou had against the Taiwanese community at large.

Orange County Sheriff Don Barnes holds news conference. (KLAS)

Barnes said Chou had no connection to the church but drove to Orange County on Saturday.

"The suspect was able to secure the doors within the church with chains and tried to disable locks within the church with superglue. He started shooting inside the building and five people were wounded by gunshots and Mr. Cheng, as I mentioned, lost his life," Barnes said... Read More