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NEW: 1,536 COVID-19 cases reported in Nevada on Thanksgiving

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Nevada reported 1,536 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, according to data released Friday.

Nevada’s record was set Wednesday, with 3,159 positive tests reported on Tuesday.

This is the first day in a week Nevada has reported fewer than 2,000 COVID-19 cases.

Nevada is reporting two deaths, with zero deaths coming from Clark County. More than 90 percent of the cases reported Thursday — 1,409 — are from the state’s most populous county.

There is now a total of 145,317 confirmed COVID-19 cases statewide, with 112,894 in Clark County.

More than 1,000 coronavirus cases have been reported in Nevada in 23 of the past 24 days.

Nevada also reported a record-high for hospitalizations on Wednesday, with 1,440 confirmed/suspected cases. The previous record — 1,414 — was reported Tuesday.

There was no new hospitalization data released Friday, due to the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday... Read More

COVID-19 pandemic leads to calmer Black Friday across Las Vegas Valley

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — So, what is Black Friday looking like here in the valley? Stores opened early to shoppers Friday morning.

But it was not the normal stampede of customers we've become used to seeing in previous years.

Throughout the morning, our crew saw employees running out with curbside orders.

Retailers had a few strategies to avoid massive crowds during the pandemic: no door buster deals, curbside pickup and deals online.

Televisions will be the hot item this year, according to a group that tracks product sales.  NPD Group says practical items like televisions, computer monitors and keyboards will be hot sellers.

That follows a recent trend of customers buying those things to help them work from home.

One customer told 8 News Now he got a great deal on a 65-inch Sony OLED TV. He said it was discounted $1,000.

But, you should remember that deals are also available online... Read More

We're getting a BOGO on chilly winds

Leftover north winds bumping around this morning making for a very chilly start for busy Black Friday shoppers! Warm coats and gloves will be a good idea as long as these brisk north winds keep blowing and that should be until later this afternoon. There's a great deal on sunshine today, too and highs near 60 degrees but the chilly winds will keep it feeling cooler than that. Sherry's most accurate #WeatherNOW forecast has a warmer weekend on the way as we get ready to close out November... Read More

Henderson man decorates entire neighborhood for Christmas

HENDERSON, Nev. (KLAS) -- Sometimes, you need a little help to get in the Christmas spirit, and that is exactly what happened in one Henderson neighborhood.

Tonight after Thanksgiving dinner, the Christmas lights switched on in Towering Mesa Avenue in MacDonald Ranch.

One of the residents there says her neighbor decorates their whole street for Christmas. He even provides the lights and helps people install them. Neighbors say he does it simply because he just wants to bring joy to the neighborhood.

Check out his work in the video above! ... Read More

Young Bay Area artist gets surprise call from Kamala Harris

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) -- A talented Bay Area teen got a special surprise just before Thanksgiving.

On Nov. 22, 14-year-old Tyler Gordon tweeted a video of himself painting a portrait of Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, who's also originally from the Bay Area.

Masked up, with the iconic Golden Gate in the background, Tyler's time-lapse video showed him bring Harris' smile to life.

See for yourself:... Read More

Ending to Chiefs game motivates Raiders defense going into game against Falcons

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The NFL is buzzing about last Sunday night's classic between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Las Vegas Raiders. The silver and black felt they let a win get away, but they're learning from their loss as the prepare for the Atlanta Falcons.

The Raiders are thankful to be 6-4, but not exactly to the point of sending a plate of yams and casserole to Patrick Mahomes. The MVP Chiefs quarterback can go ahead and sit at the kids' table -- we don't have room here.

Last Sunday night, the Raiders had a 3-point lead with a minute and 40 seconds left in the game. Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs proceeded to carve them up for a 75-yard game-winning feast.

It hurt, but the Raiders can't dwell on defeat and must spend their turkey time thinking about another formidable bird: the Falcons. ... Read More

Celebrate the holiday season at The LINQ's High Roller Observation Wheel

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Once you're all finished with eating and napping, there are some holiday displays around town you can check out.

The LINQ has a holiday light display at the High Roller Observation Wheel. It is synchronized to pop music and socially distant.

If you'd like to check it out, the shows run from 5:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. every night through Dec. 28.

For more information on the High Roller, click here. ... Read More