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Video montage website makes it easy for students to create timeless gifts for teachers

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- With teacher appreciation and staff week, a website called "Tribute" is a unique gifting idea for students wanting to honor and appreciate their favorite teachers.

On the website, students can make video tribute montages for free! The website gives easy to follow prompts to set it up -- to collect videos -- and to share the news with your classmates.

"It's a reminder of not the basic generic 'thank you,' or basic gift," said Ali Fraenkel, the director of partnerships at Tribute. "It's truly a timeless gift, of sentiments, stories, and impact that that teacher has in their life."

People who don't have the time to edit their own video can hire the team at Tribute to put it all together for you.

The company has delivered more than three million tribute messages to date. A lot of them were done due to the social distancing from family and friends during the pandemic... Read More

Red Rock Resorts looks to expand in the southwest valley

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Red Rock Resorts is talking about expanding, possibly in the southwest valley, with a new hotel and casino. This comes on the day the corporation announced the sale of Palms Casino Resort.

Development in the southwest is hard to miss, and Red Rock is noticing that. They want to put their next major project at Durango and the 215 Beltway and break ground early next year.

They told investors Tuesday that they didn't make as much money in the first quarter of the year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The company is, however, looking forward to the rest of 2021 because the last few months have been strong.

More people are vaccinated, and more people feel comfortable going out.

CEO Frank Fertitta III said the sale of Palms now allows them to focus on the neighborhood casino locations, including the one in the southwest. ... Read More

Man injured in shooting in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A Las Vegas man was shot in a neighborhood between S. Maryland Parkway and S. Spencer Street Tuesday night. According to Metro Police, they received reports about the shooting at an apartment complex located at 10192 S. Maryland Parkway.

When officers arrived at the scene, they found a man who had been shot in the leg. He was transported to Sunrise Hospital, but the extent of his injuries is unknown.

Officers are interviewing several people who were present at the time of the shooting to determine what happened. This is a developing story... Read More

Metro investigating officer-involved shooting near Charleston, Mojave Road

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- An officer-involved shooting has occurred near Charleston and Mojave Road in the east valley. Metro Police are investigating.

Police have not yet told us if anyone has been injured or what exactly happened.

This is a dynamic situation. Avoid the area.

#BREAKING: @LVMPD investigating an officer-involved shooting near Charleston & Mojave. We just got to the scene; it’s a pretty large scene, police are blocking off several areas. We are heading to the media staging location. Details to come — stay with @8NewsNow for updates. #8NN pic.twitter.com/eEVOdU26qS... Read More

What to Know: Clark County mask guidelines

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Nevada is rolling back mask use, as more than 47% of Clark County's population has received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. You no longer have to wear a mask outside, unless you're at a large gathering.

This also aligns with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines.

"It feels great. I still have it with me, just in case if more people come around, and we start feeling uncomfortable, or they feel uncomfortable," said Jonathan Vontobel, who is vaccinated. "It feels normal, almost what it felt like a year and a half ago."

Indoor mask use is still recommended at places like retail stores, gyms and malls for everyone, including vaccinated people, who have waited two weeks for the full effect.

This is great news for most, while others are still not on board.

Rivka Hershcovicz, who is not vaccinated, tells 8 News Now she doesn't wear her mask outside. ... Read More

Proof of vaccination no longer required to enter Clark County senior centers

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Starting Wednesday, May 5, Clark County senior centers will no longer require proof of vaccination to participate in building activities. 

“We have received updated guidelines from the Southern Nevada Health District,” said Dan Hernandez, Clark County Parks and Recreation Director. “These new guidelines along with additional precautions in place that can help protect our senior population will allow us to continue to provide quality recreation programming without this requirement.”

Everyone entering the facilities will still be required to wear a mask, undergo a temperature check, and sign a form stating they do not show symptoms of COVID-19.  

People are also reminded to wash their hands thoroughly and frequently, wear a mask when indoors at public places, and stay home if you are sick to help limit the spread of the coronavirus... Read More

Some parents for, others apprehensive about COVID vaccinations for kids

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The Pfizer vaccine for kids ages 12-15 could be ready to go as soon as next week, but the news comes with mixed reactions.

"When younger kids get a COVID infection, the mortality is lower; the morbidity is lower," shared Dr. Marc J. Kahn, dean of the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV.

He says our youth can transmit the disease, so vaccinating them will protect others.

FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2021, file photo, a vial of the Pfizer vaccine for COVID-19 is shown at a one-day vaccination clinic set up in an Amazon.com facility in Seattle and operated by Virginia Mason Franciscan Health. Pfizer announced Wednesday, March 31, 2021 that its COVID-19 vaccine is safe and strongly protective in kids as young as 12, a step toward possibly beginning shots in this age group before they head back to school in the fall. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Some parents agree, but others do not. ... Read More