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Grab a book, it's 'Read Across America Day'

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Reading is one of life's great pleasures. The experience of getting lost in a good book is hard to replace.

National Read Across America Day was created to help get kids excited about reading. This day calls on everyone to read and engage with children to make it a more fun and interactive experience.

A child can travel around the world or back in time in an instant by opening a book.

The National Education Association which created the day said this month's theme is compassion.

Good Day Las Vegas spoke with a pre-K teacher at Rainbow Dreams Early Learning Academy about their day full of reading, rhyming and fun... Read More

Make some time to be outdoors

Another bluebird day with chilly temps to start the morning, but warmer afternoon highs near 70 degrees. Some high clouds are trying to slide our way, but we should keep a lot of good, dry sunshine before more clouds arrive tomorrow. Sherry's most accurate #WeatherNOW forecast has a chance for showers and warmer mid-70s all coming before the weekend... Read More

No evidence Capitol rioters belong to antifa movement, FBI chief Wray testifies

WASHINGTON (NewsNation Now) — FBI Director Christopher Wray testified before Congress Tuesday for the first time since the Jan. 6 deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol.

In his testimony at the oversight hearing, Wray said the FBI views the storming of the Capitol by supporters of former President Donald Trump as domestic terrorism, vowing to hold perpetrators accountable.

"I was appalled that you, our country's elected leaders, were victimized right here in these very halls," Wray testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

"That siege was criminal behavior, pure and simple. It's behavior that we, the FBI, view as domestic terrorism."... Read More

Police release new video in unsolved murder of woman driving on I-15 freeway

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Police say they are at a dead end in the murder of Kamiah Bird in September. She was shot and killed while she drove home from work on I-15.

Homicide detectives are now providing exclusive new video in the case, hoping someone knows something they don't.

"She was beautiful. Just a beautiful, young woman," said Gloria Bird, Kamiah's mother.

Kamiah Bird was generous. She loved her family, loved to help others and adored traveling. On September 16, 2020, she was thinking of leaving Las Vegas and her job at a downtown casino. Her mother, Gloria, thinks she may have moved back to her hometown of Spokane, Washington.

In one cruel flash, it was over.

"Somebody who's like your heart is just gone," Bird said. "And it feels strange because we weren't there."... Read More

Thriller between Golden Knights, Wild marks first game fans allowed back in almost a year

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Golden Knights fans were back inside the Fortress for the first time in close to a year, and boy did they get a thriller! The top two teams in the west faced off inside T-Mobile in front of a small number of medieval maniacs.

8 Sports Now's Chris Maathuis and Kevaney Martin have more on the wild game and what fans had to say after their first game back. ... Read More

I-Team: Video shows Lesly Palacio’s body being dragged by accused killer, father cleaning up scene, prosecutors say

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Evidence presented to a grand jury last month shows Erick Rangel-Ibarra, 25, and Jose Rangel, 46, moving the body of Lesly Palacio, 22, in August, prosecutors allege, according to documents obtained by the I-Team.

Prosecutors submitted several dozen crime scene photos and a handful of surveillance videos into evidence in Rangel’s case. Last month, a grand jury indicted him on charges of being an accessory to murder and destroying or concealing evidence.

Palacio was last seen alive on August 29, 2020. Her body was found near the Valley of Fire two weeks later. The coroner has not released her cause of death... Read More

Only on 8: Neighbors speak out after woman brutally killed inside her home

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Gwendolyn Milton, 63, known as Gwen to her neighbors, died this past Wednesday after being attacked inside of her condo.

Police arrested Jason Valencia, the neighbor who lived below her. Valencia allegedly murdered Milton after an argument with his girlfriend downstairs.

"It's just hard for me to believe that she is dead. I was next door when the paramedics and police came," shared neighbor Katherine Diaz.

Neighbors who knew both of the residents say they are shocked and disgusted by the act.

"You know, we lived here a long time, so we know who is problematic; we know who causes trouble and is loud,” said neighbor Daniely Saucedo. “They were never like that, so it is very shocking to us.”

Diaz says she was home at the time of the incident but didn't hear anything until sirens were going off. That’s when she stepped out on her balcony... Read More