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NLVPD welcomes new K-9 officer on patrol

LAS VEGAS (KLAS)-- The North Las Vegas Police Department welcomes a new officer on patrol on Wednesday.

Ciro is a 2 and half-year-old Belgian Malinois from the Netherlands. He and his handler, Officer Joshua Odoms, recently completed a six-week dual-purpose patrol narcotics detection certification course in California.

North Las Vegas Police welcomes newest K-9, 'Ciro'

Officer Odoms and K-9 Ciro bring a valuable set of skills to the NLVPD, helping their fellow offices serve the community and keep North Las Vegas safe. ... Read More

Metro police search for missing, endangered man last seen Oct. 11

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Metro police are asking the public for help as they search for a 47-year-old missing man named Thomas Knack.

According to the release he was last seen on Monday, Oct. 11, and is believed to be in the Mt. Charleston area.

Police say his last mode of transportation was a ride-share service.

Knack is described as a white male, standing about 5'8 tall and weighing 140 lbs. with blue eyes and brown hair.

Police also say he speaks English with a heavy German accent.

He may possibly be in severe emotional distress and in need of medical assistance.

Anyone with information regarding Knack and his whereabouts is strongly encouraged to contact the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department at (702) 828-3111... Read More

Still working from home? 7 in 10 remote workers feeling impact of social isolation

NEW YORK — More than a year after switching to remote work, seven in 10 employees are feeling more isolated, compared to being in the office. That’s according to a recent survey of 2,000 work-from-home Americans, which explored the social impact of being away from the workplace for over a year.

Many reported missing simple things such as face-to-face meetings (39%), office celebrations (35%), and after-work happy hours (34%). It hasn’t been any easier for people who have recently started a remote position. A mere four percent of new hires feel the virtual onboarding process was easy, compared to in-person training. Others attributed this to not knowing how to connect with their colleagues. ... Read More

CSI: Vegas stars preview the new prime-time drama

LAS VEGAS (KLAS)-- 8 News Now, Sherry Swensk speaks with two of CSI: Vegas stars, Pamela Newsom who plays lead investigator Maxine Roby and Mandeep Dhillion who plays Allie Rajan.

CSI: Vegas airs tonight at 10 p.m on Channel 8... Read More

Over 140 CCSD teachers retiring, honored for service in education

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- On Wednesday, more than 140 retiring teachers were honored for their commitment to education.

Connie Mcfarland is closing out a storied career spanning 50 years in education. She received the lifetime achievement award from her peers.

"I love teaching, and I just knew when it was time for me to have another adventure, I would know," Mcfarland said. "I had many, many different kinds of environment, of different ages of students, of different kinds of jobs. So that there was always a sense of newness, of excitement."

There were 621 retirements within CCSD in the last school year.

Mcfarland says expectations of teachers have changed, and they are dealing with more responsibilities than ever before.

"We have to keep the community aware of what is needed. More money is needed, smaller classes is needed," she added. ... Read More

8 ON YOUR SIDE: Warning signs your child may be a victim of cyberbullying

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- October is National Bullying Prevention Month. One out of every five students reports being bullied at school each year, and one in five students, ages 9-12, say they have been the victim of cyberbullying.

Life coach Adam Jablin says, "As parents, we need to be open, honest, and really listen to our kids."

"Don't act like you know and you've been there because none of us have, we never had these devices," Jablin added.

He says we've never dealt with the constant connection to somebody else's opinion 24/7.

Jablin says some warning signs for parents that their child may be the victim of cyberbullying is if your child becomes extremely introverted, and the constant looking at the phone sparks an emotion.

"It's very important to let your child know the appropriate action if they get bullied by someone, is to tell an authority figure," he added... Read More

Scams on the rise for NV Energy customers

LAS VEGAS (KLAS)-- NV Energy is warning consumers of a new scam involving sending money to CVS to pay cash or providing debit cards information over the phone.

"There are going to the customers and threatening to get disconnected. We are seeing that its customers in great standing so they are not aware of our process," Antoine Tilmon,  Vice President of Customer Operations said.

NV Energy believes it is a new wave of scams with the same goal of demanding immediate payments from the customer.

"The approach that they do is a threat. We are going to threaten you to turn off your power and we have a serviceman in route," Tilmon added.

NV Energy never calls its customers to threaten immediate disconnection and demand immediate payment. Customers at risk of disconnection receive a 10-day notice on their power bill, then a 48-hour notice in the mail... Read More