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I-Team: Accused California church shooter apologized after firing bullet into Las Vegas neighbor's apartment

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The Las Vegas man suspected of opening fire inside a southern California church accidentally fired his gun into a neighbor’s unit while cleaning it and then apologized, a report obtained by the 8 News Now I-Team said.

David Chou, 68, is accused of opening fire in the Irvine Geneva Presbyterian Church in Laguna Woods. According to authorities, Chou was from China, but has lived in the United States for years. He lived in Las Vegas in a Spring Valley apartment.

Balmore Orellana, who was Chou’s neighbor, said the suspect had moved out in February and described him as “nice,” but said he had some concerns.

David Chou, 68, of Las Vegas. (Orange County Sheriff's Department/KLAS)

Chou told police he was “cleaning his firearm” in June 2020 when he pulled the trigger, thinking the gun was unloaded, officers wrote in a report... Read More

Nevada Republicans looking to unseat Cortez Masto, Horsford slam bipartisan plan to send aid to Ukraine

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Nevada’s entire congressional delegation voted in favor of sending $40 billion to Ukraine, but several Republican candidates seeking to unseat them said they would have voted against it.

All Democrats and most Republicans rallied behind the latest, and possibly not last, U.S. financial boost to the country. The approval comes three weeks after President Joe Biden requested a smaller $33 billion version.

Though the margins in both chambers were overwhelming, many of the "no" votes in the House and Senate came from supporters of former President Donald Trump.

Nevada’s two Democratic senators – Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto and Sen. Jacky Rosen, and the entire House delegation, including Republican Rep. Mark Amodei, voted for the measure... Read More

Republican candidates to debate on KLAS-TV on May 25

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- KLAS-TV (8 News Now) announced today that it will host an exclusive live multi-market telecast of a debate between the candidates for the Republican Party’s nomination for Governor of Nevada.

“Your Local Election Headquarters: Nevada Race for Governor, the Republican Primary Debate,” will take place on Wednesday, May 25, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. PDT, at the 8 News Now studio in Las Vegas and will be telecast in both the Las Vegas and Reno viewing areas.

The one-hour debate will bring together potentially 3 million television viewers across Nevada, and in addition to 8 News Now, will be carried live by broadcast partner KTVN 2 News in Reno, Nevada. All radio stations throughout Nevada also will be provided free access to broadcast the debate... Read More

LVMPD seeks help locating missing endangered juvenile

Las Vegas (KLAS)-- Las Vegas Metro police are seeking the public's assistance in locating 16-year-old Jaylese Wainwright.

Wainwright was last seen on May 18 near the 900 block of Ridge Hill, on the southwest side of Las Vegas, wearing a black t-shirt with a red Slipknot logo, turquoise pajama pants, and white shoes.

Missing endangered juvenile Jaylese Wainwright.

Anyone with information regarding Jaylese Wainwright and her whereabouts are strongly encouraged to
contact the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department at (702) 828-3111, the Missing Persons Detail during
business hours at (702) 828-2907 or email at missingpersons@lvmpd.com... Read More

Driver, 19, drank alcohol, smoked marijuana before running over 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 in the process of having his organs harvested.

His aunt, Destiny Jimenez, 19, is facing a charge of reckless driving resulting in death or substantial bodily harm 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

Sports betting becoming more popular with women

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Sports betting is gaining popularity across the country as it becomes legal in more states and it's not just men who are doing the betting.

Last year, more women started participating.

According to Global Wireless Solutions, more than 4.6 million women signed up for sportsbook apps in 2021, that's a growth of more than 115% year-over-year.

Jay Kornegay, the executive vice president at Westgate's Superbook said sports betting is more popular than ever as it expands across the country.

He said they are seeing more women place bets in person, as well.

"I think that is a big influence from their partners, whether it's their boyfriends or husbands, and they come in all shapes and sizes as well, that they want to get in on all the fun," Kornegay said. "They are realizing how fun sports betting can be and with sports betting off of your mobile device or smartphone, you can't get more convenient than that."... Read More