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Only on 8: Woman recounts terrifying moment truck crashed into her apartment

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Francine McHugh has been a resident of Sunrise Gardens senior living near Valley View and Sahara for three years. This past Saturday, she almost lost her life when a white pick-up truck rammed into her apartment.

"I was sitting at the table, per usual. What made me move, I do not know," McHugh shared. "By the time I reached the doorknob, the big boom went, and everything came at me."

Before the incident, the driver of the truck allegedly hit a man that was crossing the street. Metro describes it as an attempted homicide. The driver then sped off, landing right into McHugh’s living room. 

"I've never seen so much glass in my life, and it was so scary,” she recounted. “I was trapped, and I could not get out. I couldn't move, and I don't walk.”

Luckily, McHugh made it to the door and squeezed herself out. Her neighbor, Nancy Vasquez, recalls hearing a loud noise, followed by screaming... Read More

As businesses adjust to mask requirements, can they ask for proof of vaccination?

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Valley businesses have tough decisions to make about mask requirements and proof of COVID-19 vaccinations.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently announced that fully vaccinated people do not need to wear masks in most settings. Following that guidance, many businesses across Las Vegas are tossing mask requirements out the window.

But a big question remains whether they can ask customers for proof of vaccination.

"Most people are not wearing masks when they come in," said JJ Wylie, co-owner of Grouchy John's Coffee.

The coffee shop just made masks optional for customers. Wylie says this is because some patrons were picking fights with employees over the weekend, and they want to avoid any future arguments.

"We can't feasibly ask every customer what their vaccination status is, so it's kind of an honor system that we're relying on," he explained... Read More

Child tax credits, jobless benefits and more: IRS highlights changes ahead of May 17 filing deadline

(KTLA) -- With the May 17 tax deadline looming for most Americans, the IRS on Tuesday sought to highlight some of the key provisions in the American Rescue Plan Act that will impact taxpayers.

The $1.9 trillion coronavirus aid package — which also included $1,400 stimulus checks — was passed by Congress and signed into law by President Joe Biden earlier this year.

Some of the changes will benefit taxpayers filing their 2020 returns, while others won't take effect until the 2021 tax year. They impact everything from unemployment compensation to child tax credits. ... Read More

NV Energy warns Mt. Charleston residents, visitors of possible outage event

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- NV Energy is warning Mt. Charleston residents and visitors that a Public Safety Outage Management event could happen on Wednesday, May 19. It would begin at 6 p.m.

The measure would be taken to reduce the risk of wildfires.

NV Energy says 470 customers would be affected, and power would be out around 40 hours. This time frame includes the wind event and time for crews to inspect the lines and pick up debris. Timing could change, based on weather conditions and potential equipment repairs.

The utility says those who would be impacted have been contacted through phone, text and email messages.

This is just a consideration at this point, but it is important to be prepared.

For additional information, preparedness tips and the Mt. Charleston impact zone map, click here. ... Read More

Mega Millions jackpot reaches $468 million

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- If they've bought the right ticket, someone across the country, even here in Nevada, could soon become a multi-millionaire. The Mega Millions jackpot is now at $468 million.

The jackpot has been climbing since February. For those interested in playing, the closest place to buy a ticket is just over the California state line near Primm or in Bullhead City, Arizona.

The next drawing will be at 8 p.m. Tuesday night... Read More

Face-Off with Deryk Engelland: Diving into the Stanley Cup playoffs

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The Stanley Cup playoffs are already here, and the Vegas Golden Knights have played one of their games in the series against the Minnesota Wild.

In this edition of "Face-Off with Deryk Engelland," we talk the first loss, Marc Andre Fleury and the battle for the ultimate prize. ... Read More

Toys, albums, DVDs: The coronavirus pandemic stirs collectible craze

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Turning to new hobbies such as gathering collectibles is quickly becoming a popular pastime in the pandemic time. Many items popular decades ago have now seen a revival in this new era.

"I think a lot of people are rediscovering their collections [as] they are trapped at home during the pandemic," said Joey McDonald, the manager of Record City.

8 News Now took a look at some of the hottest collectible items, and some of them may be very surprising.

"I collected Funko pops, to begin with, and slowly coming here, I moved to action figures to cards to comics," said Timothy Rodilosso, a collector.

With most of the world stuck at home during the pandemic, nostalgia has set in for a lot of people.

"I have 120 records at home," said Donnie Tran, a collector... Read More