Karen Castro, 8 News NOW

Karen Castro

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Las Vegas, NV, United States

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Past articles by Karen:

Diocese names 33 clergy with 'credible' accusations of sexual abuse

The Catholic Diocese of Las Vegas released the names of 33 "credibly accused" priests who worked in the Las Vegas valley over the years. → Read More

CCSD Board of Trustees to see communication protocol for school threats; parents want improvements

This week, the Clark County School Board of Trustees will see a presentation on CCSD's communication protocol for school threats. → Read More

Bill to cap charter schools worries parents

A cap on charter schools in Nevada is in the works. Assembly Bill 462 would prohibit new charter schools from opening through the year 2021. → Read More

Debate begins over proposed gun-control laws in Nevada

The debate over stricter gun laws in Nevada is heating up. The first hearing was held for Assembly Bill 291. It would ban the modifications of semi-automatic guns, including bump stocks. → Read More

How to keep desert tortoises healthy: The Do's and Don'ts when it comes to having them as pets

Tis' the season to come out of brumation: As the temperatures warm up desert tortoises emerge from their burrows. → Read More

Special Olympics Nevada works to raise funds to avoid future cuts

After days of backlash, President Donald Trump announced Thursday that he was no longer requesting cuts to the funding for Special Olympics. The organization was at risk of losing almost $18 million. → Read More

Federal ban on bump stocks to take effect Tuesday

Despite a number of lawsuits, a federal ban on bump stocks will go into effect Tuesday. A bump stock is a gun accessory that helps weapons fire rapidly. → Read More

State ban on bump stocks to take effect Tuesday

Despite a number of lawsuits, a federal ban on bump stocks will go into effect Tuesday. A bump stock is a gun accessory that helps weapons fire rapidly. → Read More

Parents react to scare involving Tarkanian Middle School student; men in vehicle followed student

Parents and guardians who have children who attend Tarkanian Middle School were on edge Thursday. This after 8 News NOW discovered Wednesday night that a sixth grader was reportedly followed by a group of men while walking to school. → Read More

Police release final records of Las Vegas mass shooting

The disbursement of 1 October evidence has come to an end. Metro Police released the final batch of documents Wednesday. → Read More

UPDATE: Police arrest 2 students in racially-motivated threat at Arbor View High School

Two Arbor View High School students have been taken into custody in connection with a racially-motivated threat at the school, according to CCSD Superintendent Jesus Jara. → Read More

ONLY ON 8: Starved dog gets new lease on life

It's one of the worse cases of starvation a local rescue has ever seen. They believe a dog named Mercury, also known as Merc, was neglected for months but they found him just in time. → Read More

Visitors head to Bonnie Springs to bid farewell to a Las Vegas attraction

A beloved attraction near Las Vegas that is getting ready to close is attracting a lot of visitors. Bonnie Springs Ranch is being sold to make way for a housing development. → Read More

Homeowner shoots at would-be burglar in Summerlin neighborhood

A homeowner shot at a would-be burglar in a Summerlin neighborhood near Hualapai and Town Center Tuesday night.  The homeowner said he's still shaken up after firing on someone he thought was trying to break into his home. → Read More

Home rental scammers target property in The Lakes

Home rental scams are something that happens all too often across the Las Vegas valley. Now thieves are targeting a property in the community known as The Lakes near Hualapai and Desert Inn Road, which is on the west side of the valley. → Read More

Evidence 'comical' in case of mother accused of killing son, attorney says

There were some intense moments inside a North Las Vegas courtroom as attorneys argue bail for Amy Fleming, the mother charged with killing her 3-year-old some more than 30 years ago. → Read More

Customers show up to pay bills at Valley Electric amid CEO's arrest for embezzlement

The fall out continues for the CEO of a rural electric utility in southern Nevada. Angela Evans is accused of embezzlement by billing the business for $75,000 of work on her home in Pahrump. → Read More

More than 400 impaired drivers arrested under DUI Strike Team

The arrest of more than 400 suspected impaired drivers proves that law enforcement's DUI Strike Team is delivering results. A team of seven made the arrests over the past four months. → Read More

Kids take advantage of school snow day

Most of the snow has melted away around Las Vegas valley but some neighborhoods still had some left Friday morning -- and kids took advantage of it. → Read More

Jury hears closing arguments in Sena Trial

Jurors in the trial against the father accused of sexually abusing his own children heard closing arguments in the case Tuesday. Christopher Sena is charged with 120 felony charges following his arrest in 2014. → Read More