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Police investigate homicide at laundromat

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Las Vegas Metro Police are investigating a deadly shooting at a laundromat in the central valley.

The shooting occurred at 8:15 p.m. Monday at the 24 Hour Laundromat at S. Maryland Parkway and Dumont Boulevard, across the street from the Boulevard Mall, according to Metro Lt. Greg Phenis.

Callers to 911 reported multiple shots fired inside the laundromat. Arriving officers found a man suffering from a gunshot wound, Phenis said. The victim was rushed to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Police said the gunman fled the scene. They did not immediately release a detailed description of the shooter or say what led to the deadly gunfire... Read More

Air quality advisory in effect due to wildfire smoke

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- An air quality advisory is in place for the Las Vegas valley as smoky conditions continue to impact the Las Vegas valley due to several California wildfires that continue to burn across the state.

Hazy conditions are expected to linger across much of the valley through Tuesday morning.

Eventually, a frontal system arriving Tuesday afternoon followed by northerly winds will begin to clear the smoke out of the Las Vegas valley by midweek.

Sally Jarmillio has a closer look at the impact across the valley in the video link above. ... Read More

Who's enforcing mask mandates at local events?

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- It was a busy weekend for sporting events and concerts around Southern Nevada. Although masks are required at most indoor events, many fans were spotted without them.

Nevada's Occupational Safety & Health Administration is tasked with enforcing workplace mandates, including COVID-related matters.

Over the weekend, Las Vegas hosted UFC fights and the Vegas Golden Knights at T-Mobile Arena, the Raiders at Allegiant Stadium, and the South Point 400 at the speedway.

According to T-Mobile Arena's website, masks are required for all guests and employees inside public spaces, regardless of vaccination status.

Allegiant Stadium requires fans ages 12 and older to provide proof of COVID vaccination and does not require face coverings while inside... Read More

CAPTURED: Vegas viewers help track down fugitive

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A wanted bank robber is back behind bars, captured by U.S. Marshals thanks to tips after the I-Team's "Vegas Fugitive" segment.

The Marshals said tracking down convicted bank robber Arthur Wilson was a high priority.

"We have a little bit more urgency with Mr. Wilson due to the nature of his offenses," said a Deputy U.S. Marshal who asked for his identity to be protected.

The I-Team first brought you Wilson's story Sept. 15th. By the following week, he was in custody after the U.S. Marshals said 8NewsNow viewers responded with information to help track him down.

Marshals said Wilson had a criminal history in at least two states, including four robberies... Read More

Clark County hits COVID vaccine milestone

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Clark County has hit a milestone with 70 percent of people 12 and older receiving at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. 70 percent was the original goal the county set in order to reopen businesses by June 1st before that goal was lowered.

“This achievement is a demonstration of how committed our community members are to taking care of
themselves and each other,” said Dr. Fermin Leguen, District Health Officer for the Southern Nevada
Health District. “It is also a reflection of the hard work of our staff and response partners."

To date, the Health District has administered 2,486,149 total doses of the vaccine. More than 75 percent
of people 18 years of age have initiated vaccination. The Health District is reporting 1,173,320
vaccinations have been completed. More than 62 percent of adults have completed vaccination and
more than 57 percent of those eligible have completed vaccination... Read More

Las Vegas man pleads not guilty to charges from U.S. Capitol riot on Jan. 6

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A Las Vegas man has entered a not guilty plea to charges related to the U.S. Capitol riot on Jan. 6 in Washington, D.C.

Nathaniel "Nathan" DeGrave, 32, entered the pleas today after a superseding indictment in the case. He remains in federal custody awaiting a status conference scheduled for Oct. 21. Sandlin pleaded not guilty on Sept. 21.

DeGrave was arrested along with Ronald "Ronnie" Sandlin outside DeGrave's apartment near the Las Vegas Strip on Jan. 27.

The two face federal charges that include conspiracy, obstruction of an official proceeding, and assaulting, resisting or impeding certain officers, among other charges.

Sandlin previously said he is writing a book about his experience and hoped to turn it into a movie.

“I plan on having Leonardo DiCaprio play me :-),” Sandlin wrote. “I have so many stories to tell.”... Read More

R&B superstar R. Kelly convicted in sex trafficking trial

NEW YORK (AP) — R. Kelly, the R&B superstar known for his anthem “I Believe I Can Fly,” was convicted Monday in a sex trafficking trial after decades of avoiding criminal responsibility for numerous allegations of misconduct with young women and children.

A jury of seven men and five women found Kelly guilty of racketeering on their second day of deliberations.

The charges were based on an argument that the entourage of managers and aides who helped the singer meet girls — and keep them obedient and quiet — amounted to a criminal enterprise.

Several accusers testified in lurid detail during the trial, alleging that Kelly subjected them to perverse and sadistic whims when they were underage.

For years, the public and news media seemed to be more amused than horrified by allegations of inappropriate relationships with minors, starting with Kelly’s illegal marriage to the R&B phenom Aaliyah in 1994 when she was just 15... Read More