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'Heartbreaking:' Attack on Texas school prompts reactions in Nevada

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Nevada officials expressed sympathy for the families who lost children in Tuesday's mass shooting at a school in Uvalde, Texas.

Late Tuesday afternoon, the Clark County School District issued this statement:

The Clark County School District extends its support to the community of Uvalde, Texas.

Schools exist to provide places of learning, consistency, normalcy, and safety for our students and communities. We must do everything we can to protect these spaces from those who seek to do harm, disrupt, and desecrate... Read More

Search for missing 34-year-old Las Vegas woman comes to an end

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The family of a missing Las Vegas woman tells 8 News Now the search for their daughter has come to an end.

‘It’s my worst nightmare,’ Las Vegas mother searches for missing daughter last seen May 19

34-year-old Jessica Pappin was located and her family says she took her own life.

On Monday, her mother spoke with 8 News Now stating that Pappin had last been seen on Thursday, May 19 near Flamingo and Decatur.

If you or anyone you know has suicidal thoughts, there is help available by calling the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. ... Read More

Lake Mead to drop another 26 feet, updated forecast says

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A 24-month forecast shows Lake Mead dropping another 26 feet by September of 2023.

That represents more than a third of the water stored in Lake Mead.

The Bureau of Reclamation released the report showing the lake level will drop every month until December, when the forecast shows the lake rising from 1,037.60 feet back up to 1,039.92 feet. After three months of rising levels, Lake Mead is then projected to drop for seven consecutive months, when it will be at 1,023.71 feet.

The lake level is expressed as an altitude — Lake Mead’s surface was at 1,049.40 feet above sea level at 1 p.m. on Tuesday.

Storage in the reservoir was at 8,026,000 acre-feet at the end of April. The forecast brings that storage down to 5,899,000 acre-feet at the end of September 2023. That's a 36% drop... Read More

Gunman kills 18 children, 3 adults in Texas grade school

UVALDE, Texas (AP) —  An 18-year-old gunman opened fire Tuesday at a Texas elementary school, killing at least 18 children as he went from classroom to classroom, officials said, in the latest gruesome moment for a country scarred by a string of massacres. The assailant was killed by law enforcement.

The death toll also included three adults, according to state Sen. Roland Gutierrez, who said he had been briefed by state police. But it was not immediately clear whether that number included the attacker.

The massacre at Robb Elementary School in the heavily Latino town of Uvalde was the deadliest shooting at a U.S. grade school since a gunmen killed 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut, almost a decade ago... Read More

Spirit Airlines flight changes strand passengers in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A couple flying from Denver to Detroit ended up stranded in Las Vegas after last-minute flight changes from Spirit Airlines.

Gary Goetzinger said he and his wife had to sleep at Harry Reid International Airport after poor communication that followed their Spirit flight this week. He estimated more than 200 other passengers were also affected by the change.

Their flight to Detroit was rerouted to Las Vegas, and when they arrived, they were met with more delays that interfered with getting a direct flight to Detroit. Today, Spirit paid for their Southwest Airlines flight to Houston as they made their way home. Next up, they fly to Columbus, Ohio, where they will rent a car and drive more than three hours to Detroit.

They were splitting the cost of the rental car with another couple, Wayne and Eileen Jones, who were in the same situation. They all missed work on Tuesday as the odyssey continued... Read More

Wayne Newton not only sings, he acts too

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Most people know Wayne Newton for his long and successful singing career but he's appeared in 55 motion pictures and countless TV shows. Some of his appearances have even inspired little script changes and unique fan requests.

He recounted some of those experiences with Good Day Las Vegas Anchor Heather Mills. One of those movies you will likely be familiar with... Read More

Temps heat up before Memorial Day

Sunny skies and lighter winds this Tuesday. Highs will increase a few degrees today into the low 90s, then our week heats up even more with high-pressure building over the west. Afternoons will reach the triple digits before breezy winds cool us off for Memorial Day. Sherry's most accurate #WeatherNOW forecast looks at the drop coming for the holiday Monday... Read More