Our network

Trustee Ford to discuss removing Superintendent Jara from CCSD

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- In an interview with 8 News Now, Trustee Danielle Ford said that getting rid of the Clark County School District superintendent will be her first priority.

Ford is one of thee board trustees up for re-election.

She said she blames superintendent Jesus Jara's management style for the loss of teachers and staff and said that is why she voted to fire him last year.

"They saw for a fleeting moment an opportunity to get new leadership that would be more heart-centered, caring, and collaborative," she said. "That would be one of my number one things, getting a new superintendent."

You can watch Ford discuss Jara and the internal arguments on the split CCSD board Saturday night at 11:35 p.m. on Politics Now... Read More

Las Vegas man accused in pepper spray attacks on women in L.A. area

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A Las Vegas man is wanted in connection with incidents he recorded on video outside bars in California as he pepper-sprays women who turn down his sexual advances, according to the Costa Mesa Police Department.

Johnny Young, 25, faces assault charges in Costa Mesa, and police there have issued a statement asking for the public's help in finding him. Anyone with information is asked to contact efricke@costamesaca.gov or call 1-714-754-4908... Read More

'He has no conscience,' Witness, best friend of slain Dotty's manager speak out

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A jackpot-winning at a Dotty's Casino went terribly wrong earlier this week, and now an employee of the establishment is dead.

60-year-old Alicia Gibellina was described as strong-willed and kind-hearted by loved ones.

Gibellina, the casino manager, was trying to do the right thing Wednesday night when a thief took off with a customer's purse at the casino. That's when she stepped in, tragically losing her life in the process.

"I saw Alicia, the manager, pursuing after him, and she went around the driver's side door that was open and what looked like recover the purse, and I saw her put up her hands and take a step back," said a witness to the incident. "It wasn't until he was finished reversing and pulling out that I saw her body laying on the ground... Read More

I-Team: Fentanyl kills record number in Las Vegas valley, including children

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The Las Vegas valley saw a record number of people who died from a fentanyl overdose in 2021 as dealers sell poisonous pills to unsuspecting customers, including children under the age of 18.

Drug cartels are manufacturing illicit fentanyl, a powerful synthetic opioid that is 50-to-100 times more potent than morphine, and combining it with other drugs. Just a few grains are deadly.

Last year, the Drug Enforcement Administration launched its “One pill can kill” campaign as a warning. The pills are often blue and have “M” and “30” stamped on them.

More people in southern Nevada died last year from fentanyl overdoses than ever before fueled by unsuspecting buyers ingesting a dose of death in pill form. (KLAS)

In 2021, 226 people died from a fentanyl overdose in Clark County, according to data from the Southern Nevada Health District. Six of those deaths were children under the age of 18... Read More

Romance scams steal $15 million from Nevadans in 2021

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Romance scams in 2021 victimized people in Nevada more than any state in the U.S. except North Dakota, according to data released by the FBI and the FTC.

Nationwide, the scams collected $547 million from Americans in 2021.

In Nevada, 352 victims reported losses of $15,095,654. That amounted to $486,233 for every 100,000 people in the state. Only North Dakota was higher, at $1,558,064 per 100,000 population.

The Top 5 states were rounded out by Alaska ($481,601), California ($465,191) and Colorado ($424,214).

Nationwide, the total stolen in 2021 was up nearly 80% from 2020, when $304 million was stolen... Read More

Website launches to help families find baby formula

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The government has launched a website to help parents find baby formula during the nationwide shortage.

The shortage stems from supply disruptions and a safety recall. It's estimated 40% of America's popular baby formulas are out of stock.

After speaking with manufacturers Thursday, President Joe Biden said his administration would step up to cut red tape to make it easier for formula companies to produce formula faster. He also said the FDA will announce specific steps to increase imports of formula from abroad.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has a website page with resources to help families who are unable to find formula. The site also has some phone hotline numbers and community resources listed.

Parents are advised to not water down the formula, make homemade formula, or use toddler formula for infants... Read More

First all-Black expedition reaches the top of Everest

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- It was a history-making moment for seven members of the first all-Black expedition when they reached the summit of Mount Everest.

The team, Full Circle Everest, reached the top of the world's tallest mountain on Thursday.

Since the first person climbed Everest in 1953, there have been 6,000 successful summits. Of those summits, only 10 Black climbers have reached the top.

Since the first climb of Everest in 1953, there have been more than 6000 successful summits. Of those summits, only 10 Black climbers have reached the top.

The team spent years planning the expedition and months raising money for it... Read More