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NEW: Nevada reports no new COVID-19 deaths for second day in a row; test positivity rate still falling

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Nevada’s deaths held steady for a second consecutive day, while the COVID-19 test positivity rate continued its fall since dropping under 8% on Friday, according to data released on Monday.

The state’s test positivity rate fell below 10% on Feb. 20 and has continued to drop since Jan. 14, coming in at 7.5% on Sunday, down from 7.6% the previous day.

Statewide, no new deaths were reported -- and Clark County removed three deaths that had been previously counted. The totals now stand at 4,957 deaths in Nevada, and 3,858 deaths in Clark County. No further information was provided on why the county's number dropped by three.

Nevada’s 14-day rolling average is now seven deaths per day.

Nevada is reporting 226 new COVID-19 cases, with 170 from Clark County. The state’s total cases are now at 293,980. Clark County has a total of 226,871.

Daily case totals have dropped below 1,000 since Jan. 30... Read More

Silver Knights Logan Thompson named Goaltender of the Month

Rookie is 4-1 to start his career with Silver Knights

HENDERSON (March 1, 2021) – The American Hockey League announced today, March 1, that Silver Knights rookie goaltender Logan Thompson has been named the CCM/AHL Goaltender of the Month for the month of February.

Thompson, 24, is 4-1-0 to begin his first season with Silver Knights, posting a 1.81 goals-against average and a .942 save percentage. Among all rookie goaltenders with at least three starts, the Calgary, Alberta native leads the American Hockey League in goals-against average and save percentage. He ranks tied for second among all AHL rookies in wins... Read More

New details released in random killing of upstairs neighbor; suspect, victim identified

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Police arrested a man two days after he allegedly murdered his upstairs neighbor while officers were searching for a theft suspect, court documents said.

Police responded to 5650 E. Sahara Ave. just after 10 p.m. on Feb. 24. Gwendolyn Alexander, 63, was found her in apartment with blood covering her face, court documents said. She was taken to Sunrise Hospital where she died.

As described in the arrest report, Valencia’s girlfriend came home from work and found him drinking beer. A short time later, she returned to the apartment with her two children, finding Valencia outside the apartment complex’s gate and unable to get in.

“She ended up going back to the apartment with Jason and he got upset,” the report said. “He was lying on the floor acting belligerently.”... Read More

Man killed after being punched on Las Vegas Strip identified, suspect gives little information to police

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Thomas Driscoll's life ended with one punch. He fell backwards hitting the ground and less than one hour later he was pronounced dead.

The man accused of throwing the punch and killing him has been identified as 33-year-old Brandon Leath and he is now facing a murder charge. Leath made his first appearance in court Monday morning and was appointed an attorney. Bail was denied for Leath.

According to the arrest report, Driscoll and a woman identified as Nava Fuehrer were walking across the pedestrian bridge that connects Ballys and the Cromwell around 4:30 a.m. Sunday and passed by Leath who made a comment at the couple. As the couple headed down an escalator, Leath ran down the stairs and took a "fighting stance" at the bottom of the escalator... Read More

Public invited to take survey, weigh in on memorial for 1 October shooting

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Clark County wants Las Vegas valley residents and those affected by the 1 October shooting to weigh in on what they want for a permanent memorial.

The 1 October Memorial Committee met Monday and released a survey to get the public's feedback. It is available to fill out now through March 14. Click HERE to take the survey.

The group is encouraging those living in Las Vegas, Southern California and elsewhere who were affected in any way by the shooting at the 2017 Route 91 Harvest Festival to take the survey and share it with family members, friends and co-workers... Read More

CCSD students see teacher, classmates in person for the first time this school year

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Excitement and nervousness were among the many emotions for families and their students who were heading back to the classroom for the first time in nearly a year.

At O.K. Adcock Elementary School, which is off the U.S. 95 near Torrey Pines Drive, there was designated drop off areas for buses transporting students and parents dropping off students. Crossing guards were also in place to make sure that students who walk to school arrived safely.

Monday is the first day of in-person learning for Cohort A which comprises of students who will be doing in-person learning on Mondays and Tuesdays and then distance learning Wednesday through Friday. Cohort B will do their in-person learning on Thursdays and Fridays and the distance learning on the other days. ... Read More

Knights welcome 2,600 fans back to T-Mobile Arena

LAS VEGAS (Monday, March 1, 2021) – Beginning Monday, March 1, the Golden Knights will welcome the best fans in the NHL back to the Fortress at 15% capacity. In order to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience, there are several guidelines and protocols that have been communicated to season ticket members and fans who have purchased tickets. The number one priority is ensuring the health and safety of fans at Golden Knights home games. The organization is appreciative of everyone’s understanding of these protocols and look forward to welcoming the best fans in the NHL back to T-Mobile Arena. 

Please note these guidelines are subject to change based on updates, recommendations and guidance from local and state health officials.

T-MOBILE ARENA HEALTH AND SAFETY PROTOCOLS

T-Mobile Arena will have several additional safety protocols in place to ensure a safe experience for all fans in attendance... Read More