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Recipients chosen for 8th annual memorial scholarship honoring fallen LVMPD officers

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The Eighth Annual Alyn Beck and Igor Soldo Memorial Scholarship was awarded to 12 children of active-duty LVMPD and corrections officers Thursday.

Each student will receive a $5,000 scholarship to go toward any fees related to the school of their choice. The recipients were chosen based on their GPA, overall merit, and community engagement.

Scholarship funds are raised by the LVMPD Foundation through individual and corporate donors. This year's scholarships are also funded in part by a grant from County Commission Recovery's Outside Agency Grant Program.

The scholarship program was named in memory of LVMPD officers Beck and Soldo, who were killed in 2014... Read More

Las Vegas police find dead puppy in backyard while on call for distressed dog

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Las Vegas Metro police said they found a deceased puppy in a backyard while on a call for a distressed dog in a cage in 99-degree weather.

Officers said they responded to a home near Owens Avenue and Pecos Road in the northeast valley for a report of a dog in a crate outside without any water, they said. When officers arrived, they said they could hear the dog “whimpering and in distress.”

Officers cut a padlock on a gate to get to the animal. The temperature at the time was 99 degrees, they said.

While in the backyard, officers located a second dog, which was deceased, they said. The dog was wrapped in a sheet.

The dogs were later identified as “Daisy,” a 1-year-old Blue Nose Pitbull, and “Princess,” a 5-month-old American Bully... Read More

Las Vegas-Clark County Library District launches summer reading, activity challenge

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The Las Vegas-Clark County Library District launched its summer reading and activities challenge this week for kids, teens, and adults.

The challenge will run from May 15 to July 31, and will provide age-customized activities and reading recommendations for participants.

Participants can log their reading and activity progress for a chance to earn prizes like free books, pizza coupons, and branch grand prizes. Participants can complete up to three levels, each with different prizes.

To track your progress, create an account on Beanstack or track your progress on a printable log. For more information, visit this link... Read More

Man accused of stealing casino chips in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (KLAS)-- Las Vegas Metro police are seeking the public's assistance in identifying a man accused of stealing casino chips.

The thefts have occurred on five separate occasions, dating as far back as November 2021.

According to police, the suspect entered a casino, grabbed the chips from a table game, and fled the area.

Police described the suspect as a black male between 30 to 40-years-old, six feet one inch tall, and 185 pounds.

Man accused of stealing casino chips caught on surveillance camera.

Anyone who recognizes this person or has any information about these incidents is urged to contact LVMPD Downtown Patrol Investigations by phone at 702-828-4314 or by email at DTACPD@lvmpd.com. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 702-385-5555, or on the internet at www.crimestoppersofnv.com... Read More

I-Team: Accused California church shooter apologized after firing bullet into Las Vegas neighbor's apartment

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The Las Vegas man suspected of opening fire inside a southern California church accidentally fired his gun into a neighbor’s unit while cleaning it and then apologized, a report obtained by the 8 News Now I-Team said.

David Chou, 68, is accused of opening fire in the Irvine Geneva Presbyterian Church in Laguna Woods. According to authorities, Chou was from China, but has lived in the United States for years. He lived in Las Vegas in a Spring Valley apartment.

Balmore Orellana, who was Chou’s neighbor, said the suspect had moved out in February and described him as “nice,” but said he had some concerns.

David Chou, 68, of Las Vegas. (Orange County Sheriff's Department/KLAS)

Chou told police he was “cleaning his firearm” in June 2020 when he pulled the trigger, thinking the gun was unloaded, officers wrote in a report... Read More

Republican candidates to debate on KLAS-TV on May 25

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- KLAS-TV (8 News Now) announced today that it will host an exclusive live multi-market telecast of a debate between the candidates for the Republican Party’s nomination for Governor of Nevada.

“Your Local Election Headquarters: Nevada Race for Governor, the Republican Primary Debate,” will take place on Wednesday, May 25, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. PDT, at the 8 News Now studio in Las Vegas and will be telecast in both the Las Vegas and Reno viewing areas.

The one-hour debate will bring together potentially 3 million television viewers across Nevada, and in addition to 8 News Now, will be carried live by broadcast partner KTVN 2 News in Reno, Nevada. All radio stations throughout Nevada also will be provided free access to broadcast the debate... Read More

LVMPD seeks help locating missing endangered teen

Las Vegas (KLAS)-- Las Vegas Metro police are seeking the public's assistance in locating 16-year-old Jaylese Wainwright.

Wainwright was last seen on May 18 near the 900 block of Ridge Hill, on the southwest side of Las Vegas, wearing a black t-shirt with a red Slipknot logo, turquoise pajama pants, and white shoes.

Missing endangered juvenile Jaylese Wainwright.

Anyone with information regarding Jaylese Wainwright and her whereabouts are strongly encouraged to
contact the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department at (702) 828-3111, the Missing Persons Detail during
business hours at (702) 828-2907 or email at missingpersons@lvmpd.com... Read More