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What's Cool At School? - A tour of 8NewsNow by students already used to being in front of the camera

LAS VEGAS ( KLAS ) - Middle school kids showed poise, grace, and curiosity during a recent tour of 8NewsNow.

Before we said goodbye to the students as they wrapped up their visit, news Anchor Heather Mills marveled about the eager students learning all about what it takes to do media work.

Their teacher, David Wright, told us that while the bells and whistles in our building are cool (“I love going into the spaceship in the back, the control room,” he said), being in front of a camera is nothing new for them.

“On a daily basis, these students come to school an hour early to help film our 'Faissflix Daily,' our daily news production. They're 6th 7th and 8th-grade students,” he said.

To see how they did when we gave them a chance to be junior weather buddies, check out the video of this story!

Thanks again to the kids, their teacher Mr. Wright, and to Jen Rochford here at the station for showing them around... Read More

UPDATE: Power restored in northeast Las Vegas valley

UPDATE: Power has been restored.

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A power outage is reported in the northeast Las Vegas valley that is impacting more than 2,200 customers, according to NV Energy's website.

The outage is in the area of Sunrise Manor near Nellis Boulevard and Washington Ave.

The outage started around 5:10 a.m. and the cause is under investigation. NV Energy is estimating the power will be restored around 7:45 a.m. ... Read More

I-Team: 'Everybody's tired,' CCSD teacher burnout leading to pattern of staff absences

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Clark County School District teachers and staff are burnt out, leading to a high number of absences on Fridays and, with the lack of substitutes, causing other staff to pick up the pieces, a review by the 8 News Now I-Team found.

The I-Team looked at staff absences starting after the 5-day pause in January. The school closures were meant to combat both coronavirus and fatigue. As part of their union contract, teachers earn 15 sick days a school year. The days can roll over into the next year and beyond.

8 News Now previously spoke to a teacher who retired after 31 years and had earned more than 300 unused sick days, but according to the negotiated agreement by the school district and the union, only 100 of those days were paid out. Teachers said the district is offering $5 per unused day at retirement... Read More

‘She would give you the shirt off her back,’ Daughter of murdered Dotty’s manager speaks

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Alicia Gibellina is remembered as an animal lover and a selfless person. 

"She would give you the shirt off her back," said Diana Gibellina, Alicia's daughter. 

Diana sat down with 8 News Now and reflected on the night of May 11. 

"I was trying to text and call my mom, and I thought she was busy at work," Diana said. "On my way home, I have to pass by the store, and that is how I found out."

Alicia Gibellina shown here was killed following a robbery on May 11 at a Dotty's near Flamingo and Jones. (Diana Gibellina)

Police said Samuel Schmid, 28, went inside Dotty's near Flamingo and Jones and stole a woman's purse.

Gibellina, the manager, then went outside to confront Schmid in the parking lot. 

Police said that during this confrontation, Schmid, who was driving a stolen vehicle, ran Gibellina over before he drove away.

Gibellina was taken to the hospital, where she later died. ... Read More

Only On 8: Family calls for justice after 15-year-old boy run over, killed on skateboard

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The family of a 15-year-old boy run over and killed by a car last week spoke exclusively with 8 News Now Thursday to call for justice. 

"He just wanted to make everyone happy," Adalyn De La Torre said of her late brother, Anthony De La Torre. 

De La Torre died Thursday, nearly a week after police said he was run over by a car while riding his skateboard. 


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

"It's really difficult to come to terms," Anthony's maternal aunt Lydize Lopez said. "With my nephew never being here again."

19-year-old Destiny Jimenez, who the family has identified as Anthony's paternal aunt, is facing charges connected to the crash. ... Read More

CCSD trustees remove 'gender' from district dress code policy

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The Clark County School Board Trustees updated the district's dress code policy by removing "gender" from it.

On Thursday, the trustee members approved a notice of intent to amend regulation 5131, dress and appearance.

The change means there will now be one policy for all students.

CCSD says the updates cover modifications to the primary student dress code and standard student attire.

The regulation is expected to return to the CCSD school board in June for final approval.

A public meeting is expected to be held on Thursday, June 9, at 5 p.m. The meeting can be viewed at ccsd.net on the day of the meeting. ... Read More

Mullin legislation would expunge Trump's Jan. 6 impeachment

(The Hill) - Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-Okla.) is leading a resolution that aims to erase former President Trump’s second impeachment after the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol attack and repeats numerous arguments to cast doubt on the integrity of the 2020 election.

A copy of Mullin’s draft bill obtained by The Hill said that the incitement of insurrection impeachment charge “contains a subjective account of that which transpired at the Capitol on January 6, 2021” and “omits any discussion of the circumstances, unusual voting patterns, and  voting anomalies of the 2020 Presidential election itself.”... Read More