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North Las Vegas police issue second request for help in solving June 2020 shooting

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- North Las Vegas police are asking for the public's help in solving a homicide that occurred in June of last year. It's the second time they've sought help in the case.

David Warnock, 46, was shot and killed in a parking lot near Cheyenne Avenue and Civic Center Drive. His body was found at 4 a.m. on June 20, 2020. The area where is was found is near apartments behind the Lucky Club, just off I-15 at Cheyenne.

Police previously asked for tips in August of last year... Read More

REPORT: CCSD coach met with female student in Walmart parking lot for sex

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A Mojave High School coach met with a female teen student in a Walmart parking lot for sex, according to his arrest report.

Michael Jones, 21, is facing a charge of sexual conduct with a pupil. He had worked at the school since 2019 as a volleyball coach. He was terminated from his job, following his arrest on Oct. 12.

The arrest report said a parent of the girl told police that Jones and the student had met at the Walmart parking lot on the afternoon of Oct. 6. Police obtained surveillance video from Walmart that did show Jones and the girl both pulling into the lot separately and parking next to each other. The report said the video showed the teen walk into the store and make a purchase while Jones cleared his backseat... Read More

NEW: COVID-19 hospitalizations, test positivity rates fall over the weekend

Below is the full COVID-19 report for Oct. 15-17.

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Hospitalizations dropped by more than 50 and COVID-19 test positivity rates for Nevada and Clark County both declined over the weekend, according to data released today.

Declining numbers continued the trend from the past several weeks.

Nevada's test positivity rate has dropped from 7.9% to 7.7%, the lowest it has been since before the July 4 weekend. In Clark County, the rate dropped from 6.9% to 6.7%.

Hospitalizations statewide have now dropped below 700, dropping by 51 to 698 patients over the weekend.

New COVID-19 cases from Friday, Saturday and Sunday totaled 1,334 statewide, with 891 from Clark County -- about 66% of Nevada's total.

Nevada reports 29 deaths over the weekend, with 20 from Clark County... Read More

Biden team asks Supreme Court to pause Texas abortion law

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Biden administration is asking the Supreme Court to block the Texas law banning most abortions, while the fight over the measure's constitutionality plays out in the courts.

The law has been in effect since September, aside from a district court-ordered pause that lasted just 48 hours. It bans abortions once cardiac activity is detected, usually around six weeks and before some women know they are pregnant.

The Justice Department asked the high court Monday to lift an order imposed by a conservative federal appeals court that has allowed Texas to continue enforcing the nation's strictest curbs on abortion through a novel law that was written to make it hard to challenge in the federal court system... Read More

Dust, wind advisories issued for Monday, wind gust recorded at 84 mph in Spring Mountains

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Monday will be a sunny but windy day. There are wind and dust advisories in effect for the Las Vegas valley.

The most powerful wind gusts were in the mountains overnight. Angel Peak which is at 8,800 feet in the Spring Mountains had a recorded gust of 84 mph at 7 a.m. Kyle Canyon had wind gusts from 45 to 50 mph into the early morning hours. Valley residents can expect gusts between 30 to 40 mph throughout Monday. The wind advisory will expire for the higher elevations at 11 a.m. and the lower elevations at 5 p.m.

Happy Monday! We issued a #VegasAirQuality dust advisory today, due to high winds. As a result, AQ will be in the MODERATE range for ozone and particulates. Go to our Forecast page for more: https://t.co/8oDoliOQVp. pic.twitter.com/uTsQP1wROc... Read More

Driver rescued from vehicle after plunging into drainage channel in northwest valley

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Rescue crews responded Sunday night after a vehicle caught fire after crashing through a fence and plunging into a drainage channel in the northwest valley.

The driver was extricated by Las Vegas Fire & Rescue crews from Heavy Rescue 44. ... Read More

DETR: Debt paid on unemployment trust fund before interest came due

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Anyone who has ever had credit card debt knows it's the interest that kills you.

Nevada has emerged from the pandemic without owing any interest on debts that built up as it paid millions in unemployment claims, according to the Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation (DETR).

Nearly $2 billion that was in the trust fund was wiped out in the first nine months of the pandemic. After that, the state borrowed money -- $332.4 million -- from the Social Security Administration to cover the payments.

And the interest was about to come due.

Nevada has now paid off the debt using eligible funds from the American Rescue Plan Act, eliminating the need for businesses to bear the brunt of repaying the loan or the interest.

(Stateof NevadaWeekly UI FilingStatisticsforWeekEnding 10/09/2021)

Unemployment insurance payments have already started to rebuild the trust fund, according to a graph from DETR... Read More