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UPDATE: Man armed with a knife shot by Metro officer

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Metro Police are investigating a shooting involving officers on the east side of the Las Vegas valley. It happened just after noon near the intersection of Lamb and Carey.

Police received a call of a man walking through a desert area with a knife. Once officers arrived on scene, they found that the man was bleeding from the neck and hands.

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While an officer told the man to drop the knife, he refused and made advances toward the officer. That is when the officer shot the man. Metro Capt. Sasha Larkin says the officer immediately summoned for medical attention.

Medical crews arrived and transported the man to the hospital. He is listed in critical condition. ... Read More

Preview of Golden Knights' west division matchup; fans excited to watch game live at T-Mobile Arena

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Tonight, Golden Knights' fans will be back at the Fortress to enjoy a game in person. T-Mobile Arena, of course, won't be as packed as fans are used to see it, but it's a step in the right direction.

8 News Now Sports Director Chris Maathuis has more on what we can expect during tonight's game, while Reporter Kevaney Martin talks to fans... Read More

Bodies of father, two sons found in Benton County, investigation ongoing

BENTON COUNTY, Mo. -- The Greene County Sheriff's Department said they found the bodies of the father and two sons who went missing on Thursday, Feb. 25.


Greene County father charged with kidnapping after leaving with his two sons

Jason Winston, with the Greene County Sheriff's Department, said Darrell Peak and his sons, Mayson and Kaiden, were found Monday, March 1, not far from where they were last seen and reported to law enforcement.

Winston said the father and two sons were found inside of a structure together.

Ozarks First has a crew on scene working to get more information... Read More

Police release photos of suspect in catalytic converter thefts

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Police are asking for the public's help in identifying a suspect in the thefts of catalytic converters from vehicles.

We STILL need your help! Please be on the lookout & help us identify this suspect. Thank you Bolden residents for your continuing partnership and support. We could not do it without you!
Call @CrimeStoppersNV 702.385.5555 & mention event# 210200015018#BAC #BACFAM #LVMPD #Vegas pic.twitter.com/ATzKPiUkvx... Read More

WEB EXTRA: State schools superintendent on how Nevada students got through the pandemic

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Nevada has been looking forward to this day for so long -- kids are finally getting back to classrooms.

We interviewed Nevada Superintendent of Public Instruction Jhone Ebert, who was at Rex Bell Elementary, near Palace Station, as students pre-K through third grade came back to campus.

Ebert talked about the three major components that the state emphasized to ensure quality education during the pandemic:

  • Connectivity for students
  • Teacher support
  • High quality content

And as she greeted kids who were happy to be back in classes, she said the excitement was palpable... Read More

Clark County expanding COVID-19 vaccine eligibility March 2

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Clark County is expanding eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine starting March 2. Those newly-eligible are all Frontline Community Support and Frontline Supply Chain and Logistics groups.

They are as follows:

Frontline Community Support:

  • Essential public transportation

Frontline Supply Chain and Logistics:

  • Agriculture and food processing
  • End-to-end essential goods supply chain (manufacturing, transport, distribution and sale of essential items)
  • Utilities and communications infrastructure
  • Nevada Department of Transportation and local emergency road personnel
  • Frontline airport operations
  • Other essential transportation

These folks are in addition to Nevadans ages 65 and older, healthcare workers and public safety and security frontline groups. ... Read More

24K doses of Johnson & Johnson vaccine coming; Nevada doctor calls it 'a game changer'

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The fight against the virus is ramping up.

This week, Nevada will receive 24,000 doses of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.

This is in addition to the Pfizer and Moderna allocations.

Great news! Our 1st allocation of the J&J #COVID19 vaccine is 24,000 doses - the doses are on the way now. That's in addition to the allocations of the other vaccines. We will continue to vaccinate Nevadans as fast as allocation allows. Learn more at https://t.co/RfRC4tHsDA.

— Governor Sisolak (@GovSisolak) March 1, 2021

Health officials provided updates on a statewide call today... Read More