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Local investors near retirement share concerns as stock market losses continue

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- As Wall Street faces another brutal week of downward trends, some investors on the cusp of retirement shared their concerns. 

"We're afraid," local stockholder Tim Ledesma told 8 News Now. "But at the same time, we have to have hope."

This turbulent time is throwing investors around the world and here at home for a loop, and Ledesma said weeks of consecutive losses really have him concerned. 

"We're staying still right now," Ledesma said. "Because we are all standing back watching."

Friday brought more brutal news, with The DOW in its longest weekly losing streak since 1923, and the S&P 500 falling 20% since January. 

"The economy is a little bit fragile right now," Brian Gordon, Principal at Applied Analysis told 8 News Now. 
Gordon added now is the time to be cautious, as many cite inflation and higher interest rates as driving factors. 
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'No one should be treated that way,' Father claims mistreatment at Pinball Hall of Fame due to autistic son's behavior

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A Henderson father tells 8 News Now he and his family were treated horribly at the Pinball Hall of Fame because his child, who is on the spectrum wouldn't be still.

Video of the altercation, which happened on Thursday was provided to 8 News Now.

Daniel Jimenez says his family was asked to leave the establishment because of his 7-year-old's behavior.

7-year-old Danny Jimenez (KLAS)

"The owner of the establishment approached me and asked me to tell my son who is on the spectrum to stop spinning," Jimenez told 8 News Now.

His son Danny is autistic and he says spinning is how he copes with his surroundings.

"I asked him to show me the rules and he said it's a private club and he can make up the rules," Jimenez added.

He goes on to tell 8 News Now that words were exchanged and in the short interaction, police were called. ... Read More

Trooper Micah May among law enforcement officials honored in Washington, DC

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- In honor of National Police Week, Nevada State Police Trooper Micah May was among many law enforcement and first responders honored in the nation's capital.

Trooper May was killed in the line of duty on July 27, 2021, when a suspect took officers and troopers on a high-speed pursuit across the Las Vegas valley.

At the time of the incident, Trooper May was deploying stop sticks on the freeway when the suspect drove directly into him.

The suspect then drove for another mile and a half with Trooper May trapped inside the vehicle before troopers were able to end the pursuit by shooting and killing the suspect.

Trooper May was taken to a trauma facility but did not survive his injuries.

During the memorial event in Washington D.C. this week, May's family attended the event surrounded by his fellow NSP troopers. ... Read More

Las Vegas man stabs woman 19 times with kitchen knife in attempted murder, police say

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A Las Vegas man stabbed a woman 19 times in an incident Wednesday, Metro police said.

Joshua Pouncey, 30, faces charges of attempted murder with a deadly weapon, assault and other charges.

Police said they were called to an apartment near Flamingo Road and Durango Drive in the southwest valley for a report of a stabbing.

Police said Pouncey became upset after a person called officers, saying he had punched several holes in a wall. The person also said Pouncey had hit him and possibly bit him in the back of the head, police said.

Pouncey later returned to the apartment, grabbed a kitchen knife and stabbed a woman several times, police said. During the alleged attack, the victim screamed “He’s trying to kill me,” police said.

A neighbor was able to help the stabbing victim before EMTs arrived, police said. Officers said audio of the alleged attack was recorded in a 911 call... Read More

Bodycam video details domestic dispute call involving Nye County commissioner

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Body-worn camera video of a March 28 domestic dispute call shows a Nye County commissioner yelling profanities at his wife, accusing her of stealing cash and telling police he doesn't trust them.

Nye County Commissioner Leo Blundo called 911, bringing officers from the Nye County Sheriff's Office to his property in Pahrump in a dispute between Blundo and his wife, Melissa. A police report indicates the call was for a domestic battery in progress.

The public was not told about the call until 11 days later. The investigation was eventually transferred to the Nevada Attorney General's Office to avoid any appearance of conflict of interest.

Most of the video has been blurred, and parts of the video are blurred specifically to mask the woman's face. The video documents officers' interviews with the couple... Read More

Police: Missing 14-year-old boy has been found

UPDATE: Police say they have located 14-year-old Alexander Rojas-Esqueda and thank the public for their help.

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department is asking for the public's help in locating a missing 14-year-old boy.

Alexander Rojas-Esqueda was last seen on Friday, May 20 just after 11 a.m. near the 4200 block of Pennwood Avenue, which is near Valley View and Desert Inn.

He was last seen wearing a black shirt, dark blue and black hoodie with olive green pants, and gray shoes.

Anyone with information is asked to call LVMPD at 702-828-3111 or the Missing Persons Detail at 702-828-2907... Read More

How to avoid the EDC traffic tie-ups

LAS VEGAS -- Anyone driving around the Las Vegas Motor Speedway around sunrise the next few days won't be able to miss the mass exodus of people leaving the Electric Daisy Carnival. The three-day event starts Friday and ends early Monday morning.

Three main roads will be impacted by EDC traffic: The northern 215 Beltway, I-15, and Las Vegas Boulevard.

You can expect the traffic on Saturday, Sunday, and especially Monday around 6 a.m. There will be thousands of people leaving the speedway headed toward the main roads mentioned above... Read More