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Las Vegas father works to prevent suicides after losing son

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A Las Vegas man has made it his life's mission to help cut down on the number of people taking their own lives.

Reggie Burton is a father who knows the issue too well, his son, Avery, died by suicide.

He is a parent who knows the heartache all too well. Burton says it is a sensitive topic but an important one that needs to be discussed so families can recognize the silent cries for help.

Graduation season can be a momentous time for students and everyone around them, but unfortunately, Burton says the celebration is a precursor to a stressful event.

He says Avery had the world ahead of him and in May of 2017 he graduated with a degree from UNLV with the hopes of being a doctor.

"He realized it wasn't what he wanted or at least what he thinks he wanted and that's what stirred the major depressive episode," Burton tells 8 News Now. ... Read More

Stolen Girl Scouts statue recovered

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada confirm the stolen bronze statue from its headquarters in downtown Las Vegas has been found and recovered.

The Girl Scouts thanked the Downtown Area Command Patrol Investigations Squad writing , "Thank you LVMPD Downtown Area Command, your team is tireless and absolutely amazing! Show the detectives your love in the comments, Girl Scouts!"

Surveillance video showed who people removing the statue Saturday morning at 2:45.

On Tuesday, someone had placed several origami swans at the site of the statue... Read More

Las Vegas postal carrier robbed in Spring Valley

LAS VEGAS (KLAS)-- The United State Postal Service is investigating a robbery involving a Las Vegas postal carrier.

The incident occurred on Thursday morning near Twain and Arville, according to a spokesman for the USPS.

The postal worker was uninjured in the incident.

USPS says its investigative arm, the postal inspection service, is looking into the incident.

Postal workers are periodically advised on how to stay safe during violent incidents, according to the USPS.

Customers are asked to report any suspicious activity they see near their mailbox, by immediately contacting the police and then postal inspectors at 877-876-2455... Read More

Las Vegas Raiders release 2022 season schedule

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The Las Vegas Raiders have announced the team will be facing the Arizona Cardinals in its first regular season home game.

The teams will face off Sept. 18 in Allegiant Stadium, with kickoff slated for 1:25 p.m.

The team's full NFL 2022 calendar schedule is listed below:... Read More

I-Team: Video shows moments before manager's murder outside Las Vegas Dotty's

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Video obtained by the 8 News Now I-Team shows the moments before the manager of a Las Vegas casino confronted a man who stole a customer's purse before that man ran her over, killing her, in a stolen car.

The homicide happened in the 6100 block of Flamingo Road near Jones Boulevard around 6 p.m. Wednesday.

The Clark County coroner's office identified the victim as Alicia Gibellina, 60.

Police said a Black man in his 20s came into the business and sat at a video poker machine. The man then got up and grabbed a woman's purse and ran into the parking lot.

The video shows a woman, believed to be Gibellina, running after the man to his car, which was parked right outside the front door. The manager then confronts him as he gets into a car. Police said the man pulled a handgun, causing the woman to back away from the car toward its rear... Read More

Fisher-Price releases RuPaul figurines, honors efforts to 'inspire'

(NEXSTAR) — "Fisher-Price came to slay," toy company Mattel says of its latest set of Little People Collector figurines, which feature the world's most recognizable drag queen, RuPaul.

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Fisher-Price's Little People Collector figurines, launched in 2019, pay homage to pop-culture icons and entertainment characters. The brand's newest set of three includes RuPaul, the Emmy-winning host of "RuPaul's Drag Race," both in and out of drag.

"The figure pack honors RuPaul’s efforts to inspire people young and old to be true to themselves," Mattel writes in a press release.

The package's box advertises the toys as being appropriate for ages 1-101... Read More

Woman accused of starving horses faces animal cruelty charges

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A Las Vegas woman is facing animal cruelty charges after being accused of starving her three horses and keeping them in filthy conditions, according to an arrest report.

Hermalinda Rocha was arrested on Tuesday, May 10 for three felony warrants for willful or malicious torture/maim/kill a dog, cat, or animal. The alleged crimes were committed from 2018 to 2020.

The arrest report states Rocha boarded her three horses on Kell Lane, a property in northeast Las Vegas, near Nellis Boulevard and Owens Avenue. The owner of the property told investigators she only provided the boarding, Rocha was responsible for the feeding and care of the horses. ... Read More