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Shakala Alvaranga

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Las Vegas, NV, United States

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Community members light “Tree of life” to honor 1 October survivor who died

Survivors of the 1 October shooting lit the “Tree of Life” Tuesday night to honor 57-year-old Kim Gervais. → Read More

ONLY ON 8: Next door neighbors turned developers invest in community

A new housing complex is currently under construction in downtown Las Vegas, and it's the people behind it that make it special. → Read More

Neighbor captures cellphone video of suspected burglars near Alta and Desert Foothills Drive

According to experts, most break-ins often happen in plain view and during the day. Video captured by a homeowner in the northwest shows two men burglarizing a home near Alta Dr. and Desert Foothills Dr. before speeding off. → Read More

‘Restaurant Row’ brings new life to Craig Rd.; Red Lobster opens nearby

For the first time, Red Lobster opened its doors Tuesday on Craig Road in North Las Vegas. → Read More

Jimmy Carter hospitalized after fall at Georgia home

Former President Jimmy Carter is in the hospital again after falling and fracturing his pelvis at his home in Plains, Georgia. → Read More

Henderson Police: 7-year-old boy stabbed by mother expected to survive

A 7-year-old boy, who underwent emergency surgery at University Medical Center Monday, is expected to survive after police say his mother stabbed him. The woman was shot and killed by Henderson Police near Eastern and Sunridge Heights Parkway. → Read More

Only on 8: Local non-profit gifts man wheelchair lift after hit-and-run

After John Ritz' wheelchair lift was hit, he needed a quick fix. Ritz is a retired tow truck driver. He's lived in Las Vegas for the past 22 years. → Read More

Police investigating shooting threat found on bathroom wall at UNLV; some classes canceled

Some teachers at UNLV have canceled classes on Wednesday after a threatening note was found on campus. The note found late last week targets African Americans and supporters of Senator Bernie Sanders. → Read More

‘You go to a black people school…’: UNLV’s student body president apologizes for racist tweets posted years ago

UNLV's student body president Hannah Patenaude has apologized for racist tweets that she posted in 2013. In the tweet, a person said his belongings were stolen from the school, and Patenaude responded by telling him in part, "You go to a black people school..." → Read More

Part of Hacienda Avenue to close for stadium events; businesses owners hope for minimal impact

On Wednesday, county officials said they plan to close Hacienda Ave. from Polaris Avenue to the Mandalay Bay parking garage entrance during stadium events. Stevenson's business is located in that area. → Read More

New set of crosses placed at ‘Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas’ sign will honor 1 October mass shooting victims

In 1999, Greg Zanis began delivering wooden crosses to mass shooting sites. Since then, Zanis has created more than 26,000 crosses. On Monday night, he placed a new set of crosses at the 'Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas' sign. It was done in honor of Tuesday, October 1st, which also marks the two years anniversary since 58 people were killed at the Route 91 Harvest festival. → Read More

Local illusionist forced to cancel shows after thieves steal equipment

Several thousand dollars worth of equipment was stolen from a local warehouse. It belonged to a popular illusionist named Dan Sperry. Sperry performs at "The Griffin" every week. But, he was forced to cancel his shows until he can find a way to get it back. → Read More

Witness recalls deadly weekend crash near Cheyenne, Buffalo

Several people were injured, and one woman was killed after a man reportedly ran a red light near Cheyenne and Buffalo over the weekend. The driver, 32-year-old Gabriel Haas, is facing ten counts of reckless driving and DUI. → Read More

‘It’s a great loss’: Father and daughter remembered at vigil

“I do many of these throughout the year and most of them, a high 90 percent or better, is to advocate motorcycle safety and awareness,” said Billy Sauceda. → Read More

Community remembers father, daughter who died in crash

The stark reminder of what happened at Flamingo and Duneville three days ago lies burnt next to a candle. Twelve-year-old Monet Garcia's life was tragically taken away on Friday. She was a competitive figure skater who spent hours training on and off the ice to perfect her craft. Garcia was a seventh grade student at KO Knudson Middle School. → Read More

Las Vegas Fire and Rescue to honor 9/11 victims on Wednesday

Like most people, firefighter Tim Szymanski remembers exactly where he was on September 11, 2001. Szymanski is planning a remembrance tribute that will be held Wednesday morning in honor of those who lost their lives in the World Trade Center tragedy. → Read More

Vigil held to celebrate life of Sharon Harrell

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Family and friends gathered Friday night to pay tribute to restaurant owner Sharon Harrell. The family tells us it was Sharon’s body that was found in her car earlier this week, but they say they still don’t know what happened. Harrell owned TC’s rib Crib near Durango and Spring Mountain for […] → Read More

“No one deserves to die this way:” Cousin of ‘road rage’ victim speaks

The cousin of the man killed in a road rage shooting on Aug. 5 is speaking out. On Monday, the Clark County Coroner’s Office identified the victim as 58-year-old Jeffrey Kay Boyajian from Lake Elsinore, California. → Read More

ONLY ON 8: Man cuts window seal to break into locked car

It’s a new way criminals are getting into locked cars. → Read More

Police need help finding missing, endangered man

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Police are asking the public for help in locating a missing man who has significantly reduced mental capacity. Herman Clemons, 31, was last seen Thursday morning in the area of Charleston and Nellis boulevards. He was wearing a black t-shirt and green shorts. He could be wearing gray sweatpants over his […] → Read More