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Walmart, Best Buy, other retailers will be closed on Thanksgiving Day

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Earlier this week, Target and Walmart were some of the major retailers that announced they will not open on Thanksgiving Day for early Black Friday Shopping. Instead, retailers are spreading the deals out over an extended period.

After closing its stores last year amid the pandemic and seeing good results with online shopping, Target decided to make the holiday closure permanent.

The following stores will be closed on Thanksgiving, according to The BlackFriday.com: ... Read More

UPDATE: Restaurant shooting leaves 1 dead, 1 injured in Summerlin, suspect remains at large

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Metro police are on the scene of a homicide investigation in the northwest valley, at 10300 West Charleston Boulevard (Charleston near Town Center Drive).

Officers received calls that a shooting had taken place at a local restaurant in a strip mall at 7:49 p.m. on Tuesday evening.

Once police arrived they found two people shot inside the restaurant.

A 40-year-old male was pronounced dead at the scene.

A 48-year-old female who was an employee at the restaurant was the second victim shot. She was taken to the hospital in critical condition.

Police say it appears the incident was a targeted incident.

Officers say the male suspect may have followed the victim inside the restaurant and pulled out a handgun and shot the male victim.

After the shooting, the suspect left the scene and has not been apprehended... Read More

Former UFC fighter arrested, charged with battery after run-in with Caesars security

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Anthony Rocco Martin, a mixed martial arts fighter, was arrested Saturday morning after a Caesars Palace security guard was punched in the throat after trying to trespass Martin from the property.

Martin, 31, faces misdemeanor charges of battery and engaging in lewd/dissolute conduct in a public place.

Martin last fought professionally in June, 2020, and is ranked No. 50 as a welterweight, according to the website tapology.com. He is not ranked by the site rankingmma.com.

Metro police were called to Caesars at about 1:30 a.m. Saturday after security at Caesars took Martin into custody.

A passerby reported that Martin was urinating in the hallway near the casino floor, according to a Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department arrest report... Read More

Woman yelling 'Let's go Brandon' wheeled off Las Vegas jet bridge, arrested over mask disturbance

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Las Vegas Metro police arrested a woman at McCarran International Airport over the weekend after a disturbance on a plane.

Katrina Alspaugh, of Las Vegas, faces one charge of violating airport rules following the incident Sunday, an arrest report said.

FILE - In this March 19, 2020, file photo a plane takes off at McCarran International airport, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Officers arrived to a gate in Terminal 1 after a call of a woman refusing to wear her mask onboard an Allegiant Air flight, the report said.

The woman, later identified as Alspaugh, had been involved in a prior incident at the security checkpoint, police said. During that incident, Alspaugh reportedly attempted to punch another passenger that pointed out Alspaugh was not wearing her mask, police said.

The other passenger refused to press charges and Alspaugh proceeded to board her flight... Read More

Death toll in Wisconsin parade crash climbs to six after child dies

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) -- Prosecutor: 6th person, a child, has died in deadly Wisconsin parade crash.

This Nov. 16, 2021, photo provided by the Waukesha County Sheriff Office in Waukesha, Wis., shows Darrell Brooks Jr. Brooks.

Prosecutors in Wisconsin had already charged Darrell Brooks Jr. with intentional homicide in the deaths of five people who were killed when an SUV was driven into a Christmas parade.

Brooks Jr. made his initial court appearance Tuesday.

The city's livestream video and bystander video captured the chaotic scene when an SUV sped along the parade route and then into the crowd.

Authorities say 62 people were injured, including many children. Several remain in critical condition. Conviction on first-degree intentional homicide carries a mandatory life sentence... Read More

Crash ties up traffic on SB 215 southern beltway at Jones

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) - A large backup formed midday Tuesday along the I-215 southern beltway near Jones.

8NewsNow saw at least one vehicle on its side in the inside lane.

At this time, there is no information on any injuries.

This is a developing story - please check back for updates.... Read More

Police go through garbage pile to find gun in downtown Las Vegas homicide investigation

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Detectives searched through six dumpsters worth of garbage to find a 9mm pistol, bullets and cartridges in the investigation of a Nov. 17 shooting death at Siegel Suites in downtown Las Vegas.

Derick McGruder Jr., 36, remains in custody at the Clark County Detention Center, charged with first-degree murder in the death of David Baker. The shooting occurred at about 5:50 p.m. at the apartment complex at Bonanza Road and Las Vegas Boulevard.

Baker was found dead inside an apartment after reports of gunshots, according to a Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department arrest report.

As detectives were conducting a briefing, patrol officers were directed to a man hiding behind several dumpsters. They detained the man and identified him as McGruder.

McGruder had injuries to his hands and what appeared to be blood "covering both his shoes" and spots on his sweatshirt and pants, according to the arrest report... Read More