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Man allegedly lures woman to Vegas and kills her, per Pennsylvania Police

PITTSBURGH, Pa. (CNN) — There is a disturbing investigation spanning across multiple states after a man told police he drove a Pennsylvania woman to the Las Vegas desert, suffocated her and left her to die.

Neighbors who live in Bethel Park, Pa. woke up to county detectives conducting an investigation on their street. Officers were going in and out of Jamie Feden’s home. Feden hasn’t been seen since September.

“She was a very loving type of a person and I think she was taken advantage of by someone who was a predator,” Bethel Park Police Chief Timothy O’Connor said.

Jamie suffers from Vater Syndrome and police say that limits her mental capacity.

The suspect, John Chapman, was charged in Jamie Feden’s disappearance.

Investigators say Chapman confessed that he drove Jamie to Las Vegas to look at homes, then to the desert for a photoshoot. ... Read More

Metro investigates deadly shooting of male juvenile

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Metro is investigating a deadly shooting that happened early Saturday morning in the area of South Torrey Pines Drive, near West Charleston Boulevard.

Police say numerous people heard gunshots near Casada Way and Torrey Pines around 12:30 a.m. Saturday.

Officers arrived to the scene and found a male juvenile deceased from a gunshot wound.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact police at (702) 828-8452. To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555.

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.... Read More

Metro investigating officer-involved shooting in southeast Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Metro Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting near Desert Inn and Eastern Avenue in southeast Las Vegas.

Metro says no officers have been reported injured.

The suspect was taken into custody and transported to Sunrise Hospital.

8 News Now has a crew on scene and will provide updates as they come in.

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Connecting Over Science in “What’s Cool at School”

HENDERSON (KLAS) — Science students from across Nevada who attend Nevada Connections Academy recently met up and bonded over their shared love of science at Acacia Park in Henderson.

Nevada Connections
Academy is a virtual school. This field trip is a chance for students and
teachers to get together and put a face to the name.

Victoria Neer, a support specialist at the academy, described the event, “We get all of our students together who don’t normally get to see each other in a classroom every day, and they get to play together, have fun together and learn together.”

Student seem to agree, with sixth-grader Beckham Scott saying enthusiastically, “I like meeting new kids and talking to them and making friends!” Seventh-grader Zoe Garvin added, “When I met my teacher, it was very awesome!”... Read More

UNLV’s oldest living alumna crowned Homecoming Queen

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — It was a special night at UNLV as the oldest university alumna was honored at the school’s signature homecoming event.

“Oh, it’s wonderful. It’s really
great,” said Audrey James. “I’m just so excited.”

Audrey James is 105 years young.

“The flowers, and all of this. Oh,
television. Who would’ve thought that for me?”

And she loved every second of her special night. She’s the college’s oldest living alumna. On Friday, she was crowned the 2019 honorary homecoming queen — and what a perfect fit she was.

“I said ‘am I dreaming?’” James
told 8 News Now. “I would advise anyone going to school, going to college,
to come here.”

James was one of the very few African American
students at UNLV.  She served as an
educator for more than twenty years afterwards, teaching hundreds of children
on the west side how to read... Read More

Nevada Health Link ‘enthusiastic’ about number of Nevadans engaged in open enrollment

CARSON CITY, Nev. (KLAS) — Nearly 60,500 Nevadans have enrolled in a Qualified Health Plan for plan year 2020 since open enrollment began on Nov. 1.

The Silver State Health Insurance Exchange, which runs online insurance marketplace Nevada Health Link, announced these numbers just 15 days into the enrollment period.

Nevada Health Link migrated 65,563 Nevadans from HealthCare.gov onto the State Based Exchange platform at NevadaHealthLink.com.

“At exactly one-third of the way into open enrollment, we are enthusiastic about the level of engagement we’ve seen from consumers and brokers,” said Heather Korbulic, executive director of Silver State Health Insurance Exchange, in a press release. “While we still have work to do to reach the uninsured populations throughout our state, we remain optimistic that we will see enrollment numbers continue to rise throughout the duration of this enrollment period.” ... Read More

Raiders Foundation holds “Salute to Service Military Combine”

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE (KLAS) — As part of the NFL’s Salute to Service, the Raiders Foundation hosted its second annual military combine at Nellis Air Force Base for active service members, spouses and veterans. The Raiders Foundation joined with the USO Las Vegas to put on the event.

Over 200 people competed in the combine, in events such as the 40-yard dash, vertical jump, passing and catch drills. The events happened in the same area as the planned flight path for Aviation Nation this weekend.

The combine wrapped up with the Raiders Foundation presenting a $25,000 check to the USO Las Vegas.

For a look at all the fun, check out the video at the top of this article... Read More