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Woman faces DUI charge after running over, killing nephew on skateboard

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A 19-year-old woman accused of running over her nephew after she allowed him to skateboard while holding onto an SUV she was driving is facing charges. The 15-year-old suffered critical injuries when he was ejected off the skateboard and run over.

According to a family member, Anthony De La Torre died on Tuesday, May 17, four days after the crash. The family member said he is an organ donor and is in the process of having his organs harvested.

His aunt, Destiny Jimenez, 19, is now facing charges of felony DUI resulting in death and driving without a license for the incident, which happened on Friday around 9 p.m. on Forsythe Drive near Charleston and Nellis boulevards... Read More

'Lake Mead Corpse Water' now for sale in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Curiosity in Lake Mead increased after a human body was discovered in a barrel on the newly exposed shore of Lake Mead several weeks ago. At least one local company is using the news headlines to increase sales. 

In a small dark shop in the middle of a Las Vegas strip mall, Charlie Hanks casually helps a couple of women look for items related to magic, witchcraft, and other dark topics. One of them stops in front of several small bottles, almost vials, of what looks like dirty water and chuckles. The woman just found the Lake Mead Corpse Water. ... Read More

Stock market opens following worst day since June 2020

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Investors are waiting to see what Thursday brings after the stock market tumbled nearly 1,200 points or around 3.6%. It was the biggest loss since June 2020.

According to the Wall Street Journal, the stock market has dropped 18% in 2022.

The market was responding to inflation worries, rising interest rates, and retailers such as Target and Walmart who missed earning projections... Read More

Local animal rescue seeks answers after newborn puppies found in dumpster

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Southern Nevada Animal Rescue League, or SNARL, told 8 News Now a couple reached out to them, asking for help on Tuesday, after finding nine Pitbull-mix puppies left in a box in a dumpster of a North Las Vegas apartment complex near Cheyenne Avenue and Martin Luther King Boulevard.

SNARL said the puppies' mother was nowhere to be found, and it appeared the puppies were deliberately dumped... Read More

Medical experts explain targeted risk of drug-resistant fungus in Southern Nevada

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- As reports of drug-resistant fungus 'Candida Auris' circulate around Southern Nevada hospitals, medical experts told 8 News Now everyone should be aware, but only a specific group of people should be concerned. 

"It's coming, it's emerging," Dr. Carlos J. Lopez, MD, FAAP said of Candida Auris. "It's getting more cases."

Nevada Department of Health and Human Services reported cases of the drug-resistant fungus at 16 hospitals and three skilled nursing facilities in Southern Nevada as of Monday.

Dr. Lopez told 8 News Now this is something he and other physicians are watching for, as serious cases can cause bloodstream infections. 

"They need to be very aware," Dr. Lopez explained. "That they are looking for this."

"Really it was just a matter of time until we saw it in a healthcare facility," UNLV Assistant Professor of Public Health Brian Labus said. "Here in Southern Nevada."... Read More

Las Vegas mom of triplets struggling to find baby formula

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- It is an ordeal that parents of infants and babies never expected to go through, the struggle to find baby formula during a nationwide shortage.

A Las Vegas mother of triplets tells 8 News Now she is just taking it day by day hoping there is an end to this so babies don't have to go hungry.

Lidia Flores's 9-month-old triplets Kamila, Khalessi, and Kataleyah have big appetites, they go through 15 bottles a day which means one can of formula runs out fast. 

"It's very stressful trying to make sure they are fed, that they have what they need when it's nowhere to be found," Flores said. 

Finding the right baby formula has become a daunting task for Flores as she goes out on a mission every two days to find baby formula.

"There have been a few times where I was like freaking out and I had to drive around town all day trying to find at least one can of formula," Flores said. ... Read More

Las Vegas Raider Davante Adams donated to park where cousin was killed

EAST PALO ALTO, Calif. (KRON) -- In March, Las Vegas Raiders star wide receiver Davante Adams visited East Palo Alto's Jack Farrell Park and donated equipment to the space. Less than two months later, his cousin, Ralph Fields Jr., was shot and killed in the same park.

All-Pro Wide Receiver Davante Adams dedicates fitness equipment in East Palo Alto

The shooting occurred Tuesday evening at 6:02 p.m. Three people were injured by the gunfire and Fields was killed... Read More