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Pence highlights economic recovery report at Nevada rally

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence rallied supporters at Reno-Tahoe International Airport, stressing reports of a partial economic recovery as he tried to drum up support in Nevada in the finals days before the election.

Pence also urged early in-person voting in his Thursday speech to about 250 supporters who appeared to be following state coronavirus guidelines.

Both presidential campaigns have blitzed Nevada in the final run to Election Day, battling for the state the president narrowly lost in 2016.

Pence said the foundational values of the United States are at stake this year.

He did not mention the coronavirus outbreak that swept his office earlier in the week... Read More

I-Team: US Postal Inspection Service says 'no credible reports of voter fraud'

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Election day is just five days away, and President Donald Trump continues to question the integrity of the election.

The I-Team has been digging deeper into the issue and found answers from one law enforcement agency we don't often hear about.

Trump continued to undermine confidence in the election process in Nevada during an event in Bullhead City, Arizona, Wednesday. He particularly focused on mail-in ballots, an option for all active, registered voters in the Silver State during the COVID-19 pandemic.

"We're a little concerned with all those ballots floating around in Nevada," the president said. "Got a lot of ballots floating around in Nevada.'

Voter fraud is an issue his campaign has been pushing.

The I-Team asked Postal Inspector Trevor Hudson, from his department's perspective, if voter fraud is widespread through the mail. He replied: ... Read More

Vigil held for bicyclist killed in east valley attack

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Days after a senseless act led to her death, those who loved Michelle Weissman held a vigil to honor her life Thursday. 

"There's certain people in this world that people cannot find a negative word for," Weissman's longtime friend and high school sweetheart Michael Lucchesi said of her. "She'd be one."

"She was very close to being perfect," Michelle's best friend Elena Presilla added. "I know there is nobody that is perfect, but she was pretty perfect."

NOW: Loved ones are holding a vigil for Michelle “Shelli” Weissman.

The 56-year-old was attacked And killed while riding her bicycle here in the East valley Sunday.

Friends & family are gathering at the accident site. @8NewsNow pic.twitter.com/PB3926PxE0... Read More

Henderson Police releases video of officer-involved shooting that stemmed from robbery, kidnapping on Oct. 15

HENDERSON, Nev. (KLAS) -- Henderson Police released details and dashcam video from an officer-involved shooting that occurred on Oct. 15, in the area of E. Lake Mead Parkway and Boulder Highway.

Everything started around 6:10 p.m. after someone reported a kidnapping/robbery involving a male suspect who was armed with a handgun.

According to police, the suspect, identified as David Flores, Jr., pulled his gun on the victim and told him to get into the car when he was walking home from work.

The victim escaped from Flores' vehicle when he stopped at the Circle K to get gas. The victim, whose name was night released, went to the Walgreen's in the area and called 911.

Watch below at the time stamp of 2:37 to hear the 911 call:... Read More

CCSD installs air purification systems to help prevent spread of COVID-19

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The Clark County School District is working to improve air quality in school buildings. CCSD is not only upgrading air filters, but installing new purification systems aimed at stopping the transmission of COVID-19. 

Superintendent Doctor Jesus Jara visited Roundy Elementary School Thursday. He got to see how a recently installed air purification system is enhancing the building. 

"We're going to take every precaution to protect the safety of not only our kids but also our staff,” said Superintendent Jara. "It's costly but we're prioritizing our bond dollars and prioritizing where we're looking at the operational dollars that we've had in place to really make sure that this is a priority." 

The district is spending roughly $1.7 million to place this unit in 850 CCSD rooms — primarily health offices and designated isolation rooms for anyone showing COVID-19 symptoms. ... Read More

I-Team First on 8: Police say suspect recorded shootings

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Police say a murder and attempted murder were caught on camera. The person recording? The alleged killer himself.

The I-Team obtained the evidence at the center of the case.

WARNING: This report includes disturbing content.

Cellphone video shows an individual walk to a man who appears to be homeless and passed out on the sidewalk. An arm is raised, gun pointed and the trigger pulled.

The incident occurred in the early morning hours of July 13.

Then, just before midnight on July 15, a 62-year-old man walking his dog described a man dressed as a mummy approaching him and shooting him in the chest.

The crime scenes were both located near Sahara and Decatur in Las Vegas.

Metro Police call the first incident a murder. The victim was 48-year-old Brent Lloyd, whose body was discovered by a jogger. ... Read More

I-Team: 9-year-old shares his story after beating left him blind

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A child is now blind because of abuse he suffered.

The I-Team brought you the story in February. Now, we're hearing from the boy himself in a story you'll only read here.

Life for Markus Gray has been different after the 9-year-old was rendered blind after a beating with a belt last November.

"What did I do wrong?" he questioned.

His paternal grandmother, Debra Evans, cares for him.

"To me, there is nothing that you could have ever done to deserve for this to happen to you, nothing," she answered.

Metro Police say Akoya Hudgins hit Markus with a belt to discipline him. He was the live-in boyfriend of Markus' mother, Jerashaun Jackson.

Hudgins and Jackson

Even after they knew the boy was hurt, Jackson didn't take him to the hospital until six days later. Hudgins and Jackson were eventually arrested. ... Read More