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Trooper Micah May among law enforcement officials honored in Washington, DC

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- In honor of National Police Week, Nevada State Police Trooper Micah May was among many law enforcement and first responders honored in the nation's capital.

Trooper May was killed in the line of duty on July 27, 2021, when a suspect took officers and troopers on a high-speed pursuit across the Las Vegas valley.

At the time of the incident, Trooper May was deploying stop sticks on the freeway when the suspect drove directly into him.

The suspect then drove for another mile and a half with Trooper May trapped inside the vehicle before troopers were able to end the pursuit by shooting and killing the suspect.

Trooper May was taken to a trauma facility but did not survive his injuries.

During the memorial event in Washington D.C. this week, May's family attended the event surrounded by his fellow NSP troopers. ... Read More

Heavier traffic expected along 3 main roadways during EDC weekend

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The Electric Daisy Carnival will take over the Las Vegas valley for three days, which means some local roadways will be impacted.

The festival begins Friday, May 20, and wraps up on Sunday, May 22.

The three main roads impacted will be the northern 215 beltway, then mainly the I-15 and Las Vegas Boulevard.

Every morning at 6 a.m., Saturday, Sunday, and especially Monday morning there will be thousands, if not tens of thousands of cars leaving the speedway to get onto the I-15, the 215, and also leaving Las Vegas Blvd.

Monday morning traffic will be much worse than Saturday or Sunday morning. Drivers who are traveling near the Las Vegas Motor Speedway are asked to watch out for cars and pedestrians as there may be some foot traffic from EDC in the area.

Drivers should also be aware of heavier traffic due to an increase in rideshare vehicles, buses, and helicopters in the vicinity. ... Read More

8 On Your Side: How to protect yourself from student loan debt fraud

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The extension on federal student loan repayment pause until the end of August has given borrowers more time to prepare, but it's also opened up opportunities for scammers.

8 News Now gained some critical insight from a student loan debt scam expert on what Nevada borrowers need to know.

"We're seeing this every single week, we've even seen a company spoof another company's 1-800 number, and it comes up on your caller ID as though it's your lender," said YREFY managing partner Mary Jo Terry.

Terry helps with sending out the alarm of scammers taking full advantage of confusion borrowers may have when it comes to their student loans.

"The biggest one is 'hey, I see you were previously on auto-debit, lets update your bank account information," she added... Read More

Las Vegas man stabs woman 19 times with kitchen knife in attempted murder, police say

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A Las Vegas man stabbed a woman 19 times in an incident Wednesday, Metro police said.

Joshua Pouncey, 30, faces charges of attempted murder with a deadly weapon, assault and other charges.

Police said they were called to an apartment near Flamingo Road and Durango Drive in the southwest valley for a report of a stabbing.

Police said Pouncey became upset after a person called officers, saying he had punched several holes in a wall. The person also said Pouncey had hit him and possibly bit him in the back of the head, police said.

Pouncey later returned to the apartment, grabbed a kitchen knife and stabbed a woman several times, police said. During the alleged attack, the victim screamed “He’s trying to kill me,” police said.

A neighbor was able to help the stabbing victim before EMTs arrived, police said. Officers said audio of the alleged attack was recorded in a 911 call... Read More

Bodycam video details domestic dispute call involving Nye County commissioner

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Body-worn camera video of a March 28 domestic dispute call shows a Nye County commissioner yelling profanities at his wife, accusing her of stealing cash and telling police he doesn't trust them.

Nye County Commissioner Leo Blundo called 911, bringing officers from the Nye County Sheriff's Office to his property in Pahrump in a dispute between Blundo and his wife, Melissa. A police report indicates the call was for a domestic battery in progress.

The public was not told about the call until 11 days later. The investigation was eventually transferred to the Nevada Attorney General's Office to avoid any appearance of conflict of interest.

Most of the video has been blurred, and parts of the video are blurred specifically to mask the woman's face. The video documents officers' interviews with the couple... Read More

'It's so sick,' EDC weekend kicks off in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- EDC was underway Friday afternoon at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

There were several campers outside the festival grounds and there were tents for rent, as well as an area for RV's.

Thousands of people are expected at the speedway for the three-day event. Lines of cars were pulling into the campgrounds, just a glimpse of how busy the EDC weekend is expected to be.

Over the weekend, 400 artists will be taking the stage, and fans are ready to rave.

"We've been here since last night, all in all, it was pretty hectic pulling everything in," said Texas fan Carlos Serrano. "I love the vibe, love the energy, everyone brings it out, with the fellow campers it's so sick."

"It was supposed to be a big group for us, but once the event kept on canceling back in 2020 and 2021, and a lot of our friends weren't able to go for those dates so for this one, I'm the last one standing," added California fan John Paul Dulay... Read More

Police: Missing 14-year-old boy has been found

UPDATE: Police say they have located 14-year-old Alexander Rojas-Esqueda and thank the public for their help.

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department is asking for the public's help in locating a missing 14-year-old boy.

Alexander Rojas-Esqueda was last seen on Friday, May 20 just after 11 a.m. near the 4200 block of Pennwood Avenue, which is near Valley View and Desert Inn.

He was last seen wearing a black shirt, dark blue and black hoodie with olive green pants, and gray shoes.

Anyone with information is asked to call LVMPD at 702-828-3111 or the Missing Persons Detail at 702-828-2907... Read More