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Police make plea to drivers with hit-and-run crashes on the rise in Las Vegas valley

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Metro Police are sharing a message for all drivers, asking everyone to slow down.

The number of deadly hit-and-run cases are on the rise in the valley. Police say each one could have been prevented.

8 News Now sat down with Metro's Traffic Bureau about this ongoing issue.

The concern is the warmer weather and the restriction rollbacks could help fuel the danger.

“It’s the right thing to do. You can save a life by staying on a scene. Seconds matter,” said Detective Kenneth Salsbury with the LVMPD Traffic Bureau.

They are mistakes, bad judgements or impairments, that can change your life in seconds.

“I’ve been told ‘I’ve been scared,’ ‘I don’t have a license’ and in some cases, ‘I thought I was at fault,’ when in fact when I do the investigation that person wasn’t at fault,” Detective Salsbury said... Read More

Locals look forward to buffets reopening in Clark County

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Las Vegas is known for its food scene, from fine dining to buffets, and has even been dubbed the "Buffet Capitol of the World."

The pandemic forced a lot of places to stop the service, but in a few weeks, Clark County will allow buffets to continue again.

Alexandra and Tremaine Johnson love visiting buffets. In fact, it was a weekly ritual for the Las Vegas couple.

"It is easy so we don't have to pick what the other one wants to eat,” said Alexandra Johnson.

“And I am a picky eater, I can eat what I like,” added Tremaine Johnson.

COVID-19 shut a lot of self-serving buffets down, putting a stop to one of the things Las Vegas is famous for.

But there is good news: Clark County says buffets can open again starting May 1... Read More

I-Team: Teenagers who tried to dismember Las Vegas father's body planned to run off to California, police say

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Two teenagers accused of murdering one of their fathers had plans to run off to California, court documents obtained by the I-Team say.

Police found the body of Daniel Halseth, 45, in a west valley home on April 9. His 16-year-old daughter and her 18-year-old boyfriend, Aaron Guerrero, are accused of killing him and trying to cover up the crime near Durango and Westcliff drives, police said.

In Nevada, a teenager 16 and older is automatically charged as an adult. However, 8 News Now is not releasing the 16-year-old daughter’s name until she appears in court. As of Thursday, both she and Guerrero remain in Salt Lake City, where they were arrested Tuesday.

Detectives found Halseth’s body “almost fully burned,” according to Guerrero’s arrest report... Read More

Cashman Center to close as a vaccine site on May 5

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Cashman Center will close as a mass COVID-19 vaccination site on May 5, according to Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD) and Clark County officials.

The announcement was made Thursday when officials, including Clark County Commissioner Marilyn Kirkpatrick, appeared at the site. Kirkpatrick, who was there to receive her second vaccine dose, was joined by health district officials to talk about vaccination hesitancy and vaccination site changes.

"On Tuesday specifically, we did about 7,700 but today we’ll do roughly about 2,000, mostly second doses. Numbers are falling off and we're looking at different options going forward of how we’re going to operate to continue to vaccinate the community" said Chief Greg Cassell, who is the Incident Commander and part of the Incident Management Team. ... Read More

Coronado High School halts football practices after positive COVID test

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Coronado High School has halted football practices for 10 days following a positive COVID-19 test. The Clark County School District says an individual from the school, who has taken part in on-campus sports activities, received the result.

The practice halt is due to COVID-19 safety protocols.

CCSD notes sports practices districtwide "have been limited insize to comply with Nevada Interscholastic Athletic Association guidelines." They say coaches designed conditioning plans that keep both the student-athletes and employees safe, via social distancing.

Coronado administrators are working to see if the program will have the time to prepare for intramural and intrasquad scrimmages safely.

This comes just a week after CCSD spoke about the return of school athletics and the performing arts following a hiatus during the pandemic. ... Read More

Don't Miss It: Local startup hosts pop-up shopping experience April 15, offering luxury shoes

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Las Vegas-based online shoe brand Ross & Snow is holding an exclusive pop-up shopping experience at The Space from noon until 8 p.m. on April 15. This is the first time shoppers can check out the normally online company's products in person.

Founded in 2017 by husband and wife duo Meghan and Fred Mossler, Ross & Snow sells luxury shoes crafted in Italy for both men and women.

Predominantly selling fall and winter footwear, Ross & Snow is clearing out their seasonal stock with this sale, according to Fred.

"We thought, 'What a great way to expose the Las Vegas community to Ross & Snow than by bringing some of our best here to The Space," he said.

A variety of boots, moccasins, slippers and other shoes of various fabrics and styles are on display at the space, along with other items, like handbags and scarves. It is a one-day-only sale, offering up to 90% off retail pricing... Read More

Tax Filing Deadline 2021: May 17, does not apply to estimated tax payments, those are due April 15

LAS VEGAS (KLAS/AP) -- Americans will be getting extra time to prepare their taxes. The Internal Revenue Service delayed the traditional tax filing deadline from April 15 until May 17.

The IRS announced the decision on mid-March. The move provides more breathing room for taxpayers and the IRS alike to cope with changes brought on by the pandemic. It is important to note that the new deadline does not apply to those individuals who make estimated tax payments, these are still due on April 15.

“The IRS wants to continue to do everything possible to help taxpayers navigate the unusual circumstances related to the pandemic, while also working on important tax administration responsibilities,” IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig said in a statement.