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Global Angel Wings Project, in “What’s Cool at School”

LAS VEGAS (KLAS-TV) – An advanced art project
from middle school students is spreading kindness and showing that our
community continues to be Vegas Strong!

On the second anniversary
of 1 October, art students at Cadwallader Middle School unveiled their tribute
to the 58 people who lost their lives the night of the shooting.

“I think it’s a way to
bring people together,” said eighth grader Harlie Smith.

Science teacher, Christine Janette, was at the Route 91 concert with her husband that tragic night. They both survived.

Janette finds purpose in giving back to the families who lost loved ones: “I feel like it’s helping me heal, and move forward, and understand what I’ve been through”

Over 1,600 students are participating in the art project called the ‘Global Angel Wings Project.’... Read More

Nevada Preservation Foundation acknowledges 75th anniversary of historic Huntridge Theater with commemorative pin

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The historic Huntridge Theater turned 75 years old today, so the Nevada Preservation Foundation took the time to commemorate it with a pin, which is at the battle born shop.

The theater opened for business on October 10, 1944. It is near the busy intersection of Maryland Parkway and Charleston. It was the first non-segregated theater in Las Vegas.

It has been closed since 2004, but the city has tried to come up with different proposals to clean it up and re-open it... Read More

Metro Police searches for son who shot at father near Fremont and E. St. Louis Avenue

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Metro Police are looking for a man accused of shooting at his father. Everything unfolded Friday around 6:27 p.m. in the 3100 block of Scarlet Oak Avenue near Fremont Street and E. St. Louis Avenue.

Police said the men were arguing when the adult son fired off some rounds at his dad. The victim only sustained a very minor graze, so he was not transported to the hospital. 

The son fled the scene. Police are still looking for him.

This is a developing story.... Read More

Police in Juarez move against drug cartel’s foot soldiers

JUAREZ, Mexico (Border Report) — Juarez police are taking the fight against the drug cartels to the streets.

Authorities in this border city reported the arrests of members of the “Mexicles” and “La Linea” drug gangs in separate incidents this week.

On Thursday, police arrested a man they only identified as Jorge Eduardo J. with 3,387 folded papers containing cocaine ready for retail. Police identified the man as a street distributor for “La Linea” and say he was captured while driving in a black Kia in the southeast part of the city.

Police said in a news release that the alleged distributor was captured after other drug dealers were arrested and turned him in... Read More

Wildfire in Los Angeles area grows, but there is some containment

LOS ANGELES (KLAS/AP) — The wildfire burning on the northern edge of Los Angeles has grown to more than 11 square miles (28 square kilometers) but there is also some containment.

Officials say the fire is 13% surrounded Friday afternoon.

Cal Fire spokeswoman Cathey Mattingly says a person was killed in a fire that swept through a mobile home park Thursday in Riverside County east of Los Angeles. Mattingly says there were also some injuries but she does not know the number or severity.

8 News NOW spoke with a woman on the phone who’s day-to-day life has been affected by the wildfire. Sherry Lane works at Cal State Northridge and she said that she and fellow staff, along with students were told not to go to work of school because of the fire.

Authorities have not updated the initial tally of 25 homes damaged. Fire Capt. Branden Silverman says damage assessments are continuing... Read More

Bicyclist killed in car crash in Spring Valley

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Metro Police is investigating a fatal car crash that killed a bicyclist Friday in the Southwest area of town near Hacienda Avenue and Rapunzel Court.

Investigators confirmed the bicyclist died at the scene and the driver was given a sobriety test. Impairment is not suspected and the bicyclist appears to have been at fault.

Hacienda between Durango and Buffalo is shut down in both directions and is expected to be closed for a few hours.

This is a developing story. ... Read More

Person killed in crash near Carey and Rancho

NORTH LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — North Las Vegas Police are investigating a fatal crash near W. Carey and Rancho Drive. It happened after 3:30 p.m. in the 3900 block of W. Carey Avenue.

The crash involved two cars. The person who died is said to be in their 60s.

No other details were released, but impairment is not suspected. Simmons to Rancho is closed while police investigate.  ... Read More