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Late night shooting sends 3 to hospital, 1 critically injured

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — North Las Vegas police are investigating a shooting at a house party that sent three people to the hospital.

Police said it happened just after midnight near Azure Avenue and Pecos Road in the northeast area of the Las Vegas valley.

All three victims were transported to University Medical Center. One person is reported to have critical injuries and the two others have non life-threatening injuries.

  No arrests have been made... Read More

Broadway actor Nick Cordero dies after battle with COVID-19

Tony Award-nominated actor Cordero, who specialized in playing tough guys on Broadway in such shows as “Waitress,” “A Bronx Tale” and “Bullets Over Broadway,” has died in Los Angeles after suffering severe medical complications after contracting the coronavirus. He was 41.

Cordero died Sunday, July 5, 2020, at Cedars-Sinai hospital after more than 90 days in the hospital, according to his wife, Amanda Kloots.

Cordero had a succession of health setbacks, including mini-strokes, blood clots, septic infections, a tracheostomy and a temporary pacemaker implanted. He had been on a ventilator and had his right leg amputated.

Lin-Manuel Miranda tweeted “What a loss, what a light” and Bernadette Peters was “sending love” to his widow and infant son. Many asked people to wear masks in his honor. ... Read More

NLVPD searching for missing, endangered man

NORTH LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — North Las Vegas Police are asking for the public’s help in finding a missing and endangered man. Officials say 32-year-old Herman Clemons went missing around 2 p.m. Sunday.

He was last seen taking out the trash near his home in the 1000 block of East Carey.

Clemons is described as a black man, 5’8″, 132 pounds. He was last seen wearing a blue shirt, jean shorts and a blue knee brace on his right knee. He is the male in the white shirt in the picture above.

Police say Clemons suffers from a “diminished mental capacity” making him unable to take care of himself.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Clemons is asked to contact the North Las Vegas Police Department immediately at (702) 633-9111... Read More

Prosecutors seek Friday court appearance for Epstein pal

NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors on Sunday asked a judge to schedule a Friday court appearance in New York for Jeffrey Epstein’s longtime associate to face charges she helped him recruit women to sexually abuse.

British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell, 58, was arrested Thursday at a $1 million estate on 156 acres that she purchased last December in Bradford, New Hampshire.

She has been detained without bail after agreeing to be moved to New York. Prosecutors have labeled her an “extreme risk of flight” and said they want her jailed until trial.

In a letter to a judge Sunday, prosecutors said they have communicated with Maxwell’s defense lawyer, Christian Everdell, who would like a Friday bail hearing after written arguments are submitted by both sides Thursday and Friday. She will also be arraigned at the hearing.

An email seeking comment was sent to Everdell... Read More

NHL, NHLPA agree on protocols to resume season

(AP) — The NHL and NHL Players’ Association agreed Sunday on protocols to resume the season, a major step toward the return of hockey this summer.

Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly told The Associated Press there was an agreement on protocols for training camps and games and the sides are still negotiating an extension of the collective bargaining agreement, which is crucial to the process. 

A person with knowledge of the situation said the return-to-play protocols would only go into effect if each side votes to approve the full package of the CBA extension and return-to-play agreement. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because CBA talks are still ongoing.

To complete a return, two-thirds of the league’s board of governors and majorities of the players’ executive committee and full membership must vote in favor. ... Read More

‘GALS’ middle school prepares for opening amid COVID-19 pandemic

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Nevada’s first all girls school plans to open this fall, even during the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s a charter middle school, located on the campus of UNLV. 

It is called Girls Athletic Leadership School or “GALS” Las Vegas. The middle school plans to welcome sixth and seventh graders this fall.

School leaders continue to accept applications and noticed a recent uptick following the Clark County School District revealing its back to school COVID-19 plan.

“Our enrollment has increased enormously,” said Krista Yarberry, Head of School for Girls Athletic Leadership School.

Angelina Ortiz is part of the inaugural “GALS” class. She chose to come here this fall after attending a CCSD middle school.

“I’m really looking forward to everything that they’re looking to teach me,” Ortiz said. “There was a lot of boys where I couldn’t really get a good education, they were really loud.”... Read More

4th of July fires cause damage across Las Vegas valley, keep fire crews busy

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Fire crews had their hands full overnight, battling blazes across the valley on the Fourth of July. Some houses were impacted by those fires, leaving people without a place to stay.

Las Vegas Fire and Rescue says they got around 175 calls — the most they’ve ever received during the Fourth of July.

“We were only sending one or two engines on each call because we were stretched so thin,” said Tim Szymanski of Las Vegas Fire and Rescue.

At least five homes across the city were damaged, including this one near Jones & 95. 

We’re told palm trees caught fire, allowing the blaze to char part of the house.

“We went for about four years without any structures being damaged to the point that people were displaced or they couldn’t stay in overnight,” Szymanski said.

While many fires are still under investigation, one thing is pretty clear for those that began on the roof... Read More