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Las Vegas law firm files complaint against Brown’s Gymnastics, USA Gymnastics after coach arrested for lewdness, sexual assault of children

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The Las Vegas law firm Eglet Adams has filed a lawsuit against Brown’s Gymnastics, and USA Gymnastics after a coach they employed was arrested for alleged Lewdness and sexual assault of children under the age of 14.

Metro Police said 67 pages of police and court documents detail their investigation into 52-year-old Terry Gray’s alleged crimes. The documents revealed that Gray is currently facing numerous felony charges for “lewdness with a child under 14.”

Gray was a gymnastics coach in Las Vegas between 2009-2015. In 2019, police say Gray was suspended from coaching by USA Gymnastics.

Throughout their investigation, police found that numerous gymnasts who were members of Brown’s Gymnastics, where Gray served as a gymnastics coach, were inappropriately touched and abused by Gray... Read More

60,000 PPP loans OK'd since program's return; more lenders can now participate

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- About 60,000 loans have been approved since the Paycheck Protection Program was reopened on Monday, Jan. 11, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

The PPP loans, a critical lifeline for small businesses trying to survive during the COVID-19 pandemic, were initially limited to certain lenders. But the SBA has now opened to all participating lenders, a Tuesday news release said.

“The PPP is off to another great start helping our nation’s economy," said SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza. "With PPP re-opening today for all First and Second Draw loan applications, the SBA remains committed to keeping small business workers on payroll and their doors open during this challenging time. Moreover, the SBA over-performed operationally, issuing guidance and rules in advance and in alignment with the new law’s requirements."... Read More

Man dies days after shooting, prompting NLVPD homicide investigation

NORTH LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- An 18-year-old man has died following a Jan. 15 shooting in North Las Vegas. The incident occurred around 9:20 a.m. near East Washburn Road and Goldfield Street.

Police responded to a call about a car that drove into a house the morning of Jan. 15. They discovered a man and a woman in the vehicle, both suffering from gunshot wounds.

The two were transported to UMC, where the man later died on Jan. 17. The woman, who police also believe is 18, is stable.

No additional details are currently available, as the investigation is ongoing. Police do not believe this incident was a random act of violence.

After next of kin is notified, the Clark County Coroner's Office will release the victim's identify and cause and manner of death. ... Read More

Neighbors near massive southwest valley fire feared for their homes, helped others

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Residents in the southwest Las Vegas valley were evacuated in the early morning hours of Tuesday, as a fire raced through a nearby apartment complex that was under construction.

Witnesses tell 8 News Now the complex was nearly done.

The fire, which was reported just before midnight, threatened nearby homes and businesses while winds whipped fire embers into the air, carrying them into a neighborhood near Tropicana Avenue and Ft. Apache Road.

"We saw a lot of embers in our backyard. A lot of embers," said Curtis Marchand.

Neighbors were woke up by knocks on their door from police telling them about the massive fire happening close by.

"Sounded like minor explosions," said Billy Thompson.

The fire was so large, the flames were visible for miles and many captured the images in photos and video... Read More

COVID-19 Mental Health Task Force to guide decisions for Nevada's higher ed system

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A newly established task force will advise Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) Chancellor Melody Rose on matters related to the mental health of students, faculty and staff.

Rose formed the COVID-19 Mental Health Task Force to respond "to mental health needs that have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic," according to a Tuesday news release.

NSHE Chief General Counsel Joe Reynolds will lead the task force.

“Emotional and mental health is often an overlooked condition and under-resourced area that impacts every aspect of our lives, and the ability of students and employees to learn, work, and live within the NSHE community,” Rose said. “With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, these pre-existing concerns have been exacerbated.”... Read More

Bells and candlelight honor 400,000 dead from COVID-19

WASHINGTON (NewsNation Now) — From the Lincoln Memorial to the Empire State building, landmarks across the United States were illuminated on Tuesday evening as part of a ceremony led by President-elect Joe Biden to honor the 400,000 Americans who have died from COVID-19.

The commemoration comes just hours before President Donald Trump leaves the White House and hands over a country in crisis. The ceremony, spearheaded by Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, will be the federal government's first nod to the staggering death toll from the pandemic... Read More

UNLV retires Hey Reb! mascot, with no plans for a replacement

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- UNLV has retired the Hey Reb! mascot, but the university will stick with the Rebels nickname.

In a series of tweets on the university's account on Tuesday, the school said UNLV President Keith E. Whitfield confirmed the end of Hey Reb!

1/3 In today’s message to campus, @UNLV_President Keith E. Whitfield confirmed that the Hey Reb! mascot has been retired and announced that there are no plans to create a new mascot. We will keep our Rebels nickname.https://t.co/O9OyV8m4OS pic.twitter.com/2FEn6q1EQS... Read More