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NEW: Nevada reports 10 COVID-19 deaths, 7.3% test positivity rate

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Nevada's COVID-19 test positivity rate continued its fall since dropping under 8% on Friday, according to data released on Tuesday.

The state’s test positivity rate fell below 10% on Feb. 20 and has continued to drop since Jan. 14, coming in at 7.3% on Monday, down from 7.5% the previous day.

Statewide, 10 new COVID-19-related deaths were reported. After removing three deaths that had been previously counted from its report yesterday, Clark County added a total of 13 deaths today. The totals now stand at 4,967 deaths in Nevada, and 3,871 deaths in Clark County. No further information was provided on why the county’s number dropped by three in yesterday's report... Read More

Resolution urging state to ban predator hunting contests approved by Clark County Commission

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A resolution urging the state to take action to ban predator hunting contests was approved by the Clark County Commission in a unanimous vote on Tuesday.

Commissioner Justin Jones, who proposed the resolution, says its approval will send a message to the Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) that Clark County condemns wildlife killing contests in the state... Read More

LIVE: 15 dead when SUV carrying 27 collides with semi-truck in Imperial County

El CENTRO, Calif. (AP) -- Hospital officials say an SUV believed to be carrying 27 people crashed into a semitruck in Southern California, killing 15 people and leaving others injured.

Judy Cruz, director of El Centro Regional Medical Center's emergency department, said 14 people died at the scene Tuesday and another died after arriving. Officials believe there were 27 passengers in an SUV that struck a tractor-trailer full of gravel.

Multiple patients have been flown to hospitals for their injuries. It wasn't immediately clear what caused the crash. The crash happened in the agricultural southeastern corner of California on a highway running through fields about 100 miles east of San Diego.

All lanes of northbound and southbound SR-115 at Norrish Road were closed, Caltrans San Diego said in a tweet... Read More

Selfie Wrld Museum now open at Town Square Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Selfie WRLD Las Vegas, opened its museum this past weekend in Town Square Las Vegas. They call it the "happiest place on earth" because their curated photo booths help you capture the perfect selfie.

Selfie WRLD Las Vegas offers over 20 photo booth area complete with a ring light and mobile phone mount for easy image framing. This is great if you are enjoying the experience alone, but they say it is also a family-friendly experience with group photo opportunities... Read More

Man faces charges for smashing Mesquite City Hall windows, destroying artwork

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A Montana man is facing charges after allegedly using rocks to smash the front door windows of Mesquite City Hall and then going inside and spending nine minutes destroying property which included artwork and statues.

Anthony Louis Defazio, 36, of Whitefish Montana is charged with burglary, destruction of property, resisting a police officer, attempting to disarm a police officer, battery on a police officer, pedestrian failing to yield the right of way and petty larceny.

According to Mesquite police, after leaving city hall, Defazio walked down Mesquite Boulevard with a pair of pliers yelling at cars and creating a traffic hazard. After failed attempts to get Defazio out of the roadway, police used a Taser to get Defazio to the ground but he continued to struggle with police which resulted in one of the officers receiving minor injuries.

Following a medical evaluation, Defazio was transported to Mesquite Detention Center... Read More

Police: Man on house arrest found dead

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A man on house arrest for stalking-related charges was found dead Monday morning, according to Las Vegas police.

Officers responded to a residence in the 4500 block of Chieftain Street, near Fort Apache and Craig Roads around 7 a.m.

Police were directed to a bathroom where they found the deceased man, as well as narcotics paraphernalia.

The man did not have any police interaction prior to being found dead, the department noted.

The identification of the decedent, as well as the cause and manner of death, will be released by the Clark County Coroner’s Office... Read More

15 dead when SUV carrying 27 collides with semi-truck near US-Mexico border

HOLTVILLE, Calif. -- Fifteen people were killed Tuesday when an SUV believed to be carrying 27 people struck a semi-truck in Imperial County, medical officials said.

The crash occurred off state Route 115 north of Holtville, a city 11 miles east of El Centro.

Fourteen people died at the scene, Judy Cruz, managing director for the emergency department at El Centro Regional Medical Center said in a news conference. Seven patients were taken to El Centro Regional Medical Center, where one died. Two patients were taken to Pioneers Memorial Hospital in Brawley.

Twenty-seven passengers were believed to be inside the SUV when it struck a semi-truck full of gravel, Cruz said.

All lanes of northbound and southbound SR-115 were closed at Norrish Road, Caltrans San Diego said in a tweet... Read More