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Stock market opens following worst day since June 2020

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Investors are waiting to see what Thursday brings after the stock market tumbled nearly 1,200 points or around 3.6%. It was the biggest loss since June 2020.

Stocks fell in early morning trading and have stayed that way.

The S&P 500 has dropped 18% from the record high set at the beginning of 2022.

According to analysts, the market is responding to inflation worries, rising interest rates, and retailers such as Target and Walmart who missed earning projections. Target lost a quarter of its value.

The recent slide has the S&P moving toward a bear market which is what Wall Street calls a sustained downturn. ... Read More

Local animal rescue seeks answers after newborn puppies found in dumpster

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Southern Nevada Animal Rescue League, or SNARL, told 8 News Now a couple reached out to them, asking for help on Tuesday, after finding nine Pitbull-mix puppies left in a box in a dumpster of a North Las Vegas apartment complex near Cheyenne Avenue and Martin Luther King Boulevard.

SNARL said the puppies' mother was nowhere to be found, and it appeared the puppies were deliberately dumped... Read More

Medical experts explain targeted risk of drug-resistant fungus in Southern Nevada

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- As reports of drug-resistant fungus 'Candida Auris' circulate around Southern Nevada hospitals, medical experts told 8 News Now everyone should be aware, but only a specific group of people should be concerned. 

"It's coming, it's emerging," Dr. Carlos J. Lopez, MD, FAAP said of Candida Auris. "It's getting more cases."

Nevada Department of Health and Human Services reported cases of the drug-resistant fungus at 16 hospitals and three skilled nursing facilities in Southern Nevada as of Monday.

Dr. Lopez told 8 News Now this is something he and other physicians are watching for, as serious cases can cause bloodstream infections. 

"They need to be very aware," Dr. Lopez explained. "That they are looking for this."

"Really it was just a matter of time until we saw it in a healthcare facility," UNLV Assistant Professor of Public Health Brian Labus said. "Here in Southern Nevada."... Read More

Las Vegas mom of triplets struggling to find baby formula

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- It is an ordeal that parents of infants and babies never expected to go through, the struggle to find baby formula during a nationwide shortage.

A Las Vegas mother of triplets tells 8 News Now she is just taking it day by day hoping there is an end to this so babies don't have to go hungry.

Lidia Flores's 9-month-old triplets Kamila, Khalessi, and Kataleyah have big appetites, they go through 15 bottles a day which means one can of formula runs out fast. 

"It's very stressful trying to make sure they are fed, that they have what they need when it's nowhere to be found," Flores said. 

Finding the right baby formula has become a daunting task for Flores as she goes out on a mission every two days to find baby formula.

"There have been a few times where I was like freaking out and I had to drive around town all day trying to find at least one can of formula," Flores said. ... Read More

Las Vegas Raider Davante Adams donated to park where cousin was killed

EAST PALO ALTO, Calif. (KRON) -- In March, Las Vegas Raiders star wide receiver Davante Adams visited East Palo Alto's Jack Farrell Park and donated equipment to the space. Less than two months later, his cousin, Ralph Fields Jr., was shot and killed in the same park.

All-Pro Wide Receiver Davante Adams dedicates fitness equipment in East Palo Alto

The shooting occurred Tuesday evening at 6:02 p.m. Three people were injured by the gunfire and Fields was killed... Read More

I-Team: County seeks court's help in fight with Apex Apartments owner

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – Clark County says the conditions at the Apex Apartments are dangerous -- potentially deadly.

There have been several murders at the complex, just north of UNLV at Twain Avenue and Cambridge Street.

On top of that, the owners have taken tax money -- and the conditions have stayed the same.

In new documents obtained by the I-Team, Clark County is asking a judge to step in.

Clark County is asking: How many more lives need to be lost before the landlords at the Apex Apartments are held accountable? That question is asked in a court document as the county asks a judge to shut the place down.

The county is saying there is a high risk of death at the property, pointing to floods, fires and crime -- including four murders in the past year and 67 arrests in just six months. Some of those arrests involve drugs -- heroin and methamphetamine... Read More

Asian business community reeling after pandemic, look ahead amid inflation concerns

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage month recognizing the culture and history within the community.

While the demographic has the highest rate of business ownership of all minorities, Asian business owners faced a number of issues brought on by the pandemic.

Cirimille Paglinawan runs the family-owned CMC boutique, which has been in business for 20 years. The boutique sells Filipino clothing and not only survived the pandemic but also the 2008 recession. ... Read More