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John McAfee found dead in Spanish jail after court approves extradition to US

MADRID (AP) — John McAfee, the creator of the McAfee antivirus software, has been found dead in his cell in a jail near Barcelona, a government official told The Associated Press on Wednesday.

Hours earlier, a Spanish court issued a preliminary ruling in favor of his extradition to the United States to face tax-related criminal charges.

Security personnel at the Brians 2 penitentiary near the northeastern Spanish city tried to revive McAfee, who was 75, but the jail’s medical team finally certified his death, a statement from the regional Catalan government said.

The statement didn’t identify the U.S. tycoon by name, but said he was a 75-year-old U.S. citizen awaiting extradition to the country. A Catalan government source familiar with the event who was not authorized to be named in media reports confirmed to the AP that the dead man was McAfee.

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. AP’s earlier story follows below... Read More

Governor Sisolak gives update on Nevada COVID-19 Private Sector Task Force work during pandemic

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Governor Sisolak held a press conference Wednesday, June 23 at 1 p.m. to provide updates on the work and accomplishments of the Nevada COVID-19 Private Sector Task Force throughout the pandemic.

The Nevada COVID-19 Response, Relief, and Recovery Task Force was created by Governor Sisolak in March 2020 to utilize the power of public and private partnerships in the State’s response to the pandemic.

Sisolak was joined by members of the Nevada COVID-19 Private Sector Task Force:... Read More

I-Team: Artist seeks payment for Tony Hsieh's 'ceiling brain,' deal first made on Post-It note

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- An artist is seeking tens of thousands of dollars and interest from the estate of late Las Vegas entrepreneur and Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh for a custom sculpture of a human brain, court records stated.

Hsieh died in a house fire in November 2020 in Connecticut. He was 46. In December, a judge named his father and brother as special administrators to his estate, since he did not have a will.

According to the claim, wigcraft.vegas designed and installed a “custom ceiling brain prototype” for one of Hsieh’s Park City, Utah, properties. The initial contract was written on a Post-It note, court documents claim, though an invoice is also included in the documents. The Post-It note is signed “TH” and said the brain is for the “command center.”

Earlier this month, a man filed an unrelated claim for $12 million as part of a deal made on a sticky note... Read More

LINK: Check to see if you're registered for Vax Nevada Days

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Want to double-check to see if you are registered for Nevada’s vaccination incentive program, Vax Nevada Days? There is an easy way to do it.

Nevada’s WebIZ program automatically registered anyone who received a COVID-19 vaccine into their system.

Vaccine administrators input the information you provided at the time of vaccination into the confidential database. This is true not just for the coronavirus vaccine, but all immunizations.

To check the record, you must input your name, birthday, gender and either the phone number or email attached to your record... Read More

NEW: Nevada's COVID-19 test positivity rate reaches 4.0%, nearly 450 new cases reported

Below is the full COVID-19 report for Tuesday, June 22

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Nevada’s COVID-19 test positivity rate has continued to climb for more than a week, as the state continues to see a rise in daily new cases, according to data released today. The state reported nearly 450 additional COVID-19 cases and one death from Tuesday, data shows.

CASES & DEATHS & TESTING

Nevada’s case count grew by 447 on Tuesday, most from Clark County (411). The state’s total cases are now at 330,362. Clark County has a total of 256,826. It’s important to note that the state no longer updates the dashboard on the weekend, which may be why Monday and Tuesday reports show higher case and death totals.... Read More

I-Team: Las Vegas woman accused of stabbing boyfriend, starting fire, trapping bedridden mother

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A woman is accused of stabbing her boyfriend and attempting to set him on fire, trapping her bedridden mother as a result, investigators wrote in court documents obtained by the I-Team.

Erica Stanisavljevic, 35, faces several charges, including attempted murder and first-degree arson in the May 30 fire at 2740 E. Bonanza Road.

According to investigators, Stanisavljevic threw a lit rag covered in varnish at her boyfriend, starting a larger fire. She also is accused of stabbing him in his back, they said.

The fire trapped Stanisavljevic’s bed-bound mother, who investigators estimated weighs 500 pounds and who was unable to escape from the fire on her own. It took nearly a dozen firefighters to remove her from her bedroom. She escaped with third-degree burns to her face and arm... Read More

TIMELAPSE: Video shows construction of Resorts World Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- This timelapse video shows Resorts World from its beginning to where it is today -- a mega resort with the latest in technology and elegance.

The video, provided by Resorts World Las Vegas, starts with the steel skeleton of a building on the former site of the Stardust hotel.

Before it became Resorts World, the property was supposed to be The Echelon but construction stopped in 2008 during the Great Recession.

Malaysia-based Genting Group bought the property in 2013 and announced plans for an Asian-themed Resorts World, complete with a panda enclosure and a shopping village that would resemble a Chinese village. Construction didn't officially start until 2015. ... Read More