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Probation likely for Reno man after 81-year-old mother dies in hot car

RENO — A Reno man will likely not serve any jail time for the death last year of his elderly mother, who he left in a hot car.

The Washoe County District Attorney's office found no proof that Edward Sibley deliberately intended harm toward his 81-year-old mother.

Sibley pleaded guilty earlier this month to a reduced misdemeanor charge. He could get up to a year in jail but prosecutors will recommend probation.

Authorities say with both being homeless, Sibley went to work July 14 and left his mother in the car. He checked on her but she was later found unconscious. Authorities say it was 96 degrees outside... Read More

Coroner: Daniel Halseth was stabbed, cut 70 times

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The autopsy report for Daniel Halseth, 45, details the numerous injuries to the Las Vegas father's body. His teen daughter and her boyfriend are facing murder charges in the case.

Halseth's body, which was "burned from head to toe," according to the Clark County Coroner's autopsy report, was discovered April 9 in the garage of his northwest Las Vegas valley home.

Four days later, 16-year-old Sierra Halseth and 18-year-old Aaron Guerrero were arrested in Utah.

VIDEO EVIDENCE: Sierra Halseth and Aaron Guerrero posted a disturbing video talking about a murder.

According to the autopsy report, 42 of the stab and cutting wounds were to the back of the body. "The wounds extend from the posterior scalp to the lower back." The report also states some of the wounds had sharp ends and some had one sharp end and one blunt end... Read More

Police investigate after car theft suspect dies in custody following traffic stop

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Las Vegas police are conducting an investigation after a man died in their custody following a traffic stop on Monday.

Police say officers stopped a stolen vehicle at a gas station near Russell Road and Decatur Boulevard around 6:22 p.m.

Both men in the vehicle were taken into custody without incident, according to police.

During the course of the investigation, an officer saw one of the men "display signs of medical distress," police noted in a news release.

Officers placed the man into the "recovery position" and requested medical attention. He was transported to Spring Valley Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The identity of the man, as well as the cause and manner of death, will be released by the Clark County Coroner’s Office.

LVMPD Captain Hector Cintron provided a brief statement regarding this incident: ... Read More

Las Vegas woman facing animal abuse charges after 2 dogs die in hot garage

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A Las Vegas woman faces two counts of animal abuse after police said her two dogs were confined to a garage when the outside temperature was 111 degrees.

Metro police said they responded to a home on Inland Court around 3 p.m. on Monday after a call from the homeowner, Iesha Hill, 30.

Hill told animal control officers her two dogs, Dice, a 4-year-old Pit Bull Terrier; and Diamond, a 1-year-old Pit Bull Terrier, had both died Sunday night in her garage, Hill’s arrest report said.

According to police, the dogs had been confined to the garage for “an excessive period of time.” There was also no food or water accessible when officers investigated, they wrote in the report.

One dog had cuts on its snout, indicating it was trying to dig into the concrete floor “to find cooler air,” the report said... Read More

NEW: Nevada's COVID-19 test positivity rate continues steady climb

Below is the full COVID-19 report for Monday, June 21

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Nevada's COVID-19 test positivity rate has continued to climb for more than a week, according to data released today. The state reported more than 400 additional COVID-19 cases and seven deaths from Monday, data shows.

CASES & DEATHS & TESTING

Nevada’s case count grew by 406 on Monday, most from Clark County (348). The state’s total cases are now at 329,915. Clark County has a total of 256,415. 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

UPDATE: Nevada unemployment rate falls to 7.8%; Las Vegas at 8.9%

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Nevada's unemployment rate dropped to 7.8% in May, down from 8% in April, according to figures released Tuesday by the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation.

The Las Vegas metro area's unemployment rate dropped from 9.1% to 8.9%.

North Las Vegas again had the state's highest unemployment rate of any city, at 9.9% -- down from 10% last month.

The table below shows May unemployment (%) on the left, and April unemployment (%) on the right:

Hiring in the Las Vegas metro area restored 8,200 jobs as pandemic restrictions eased and Nevada adjusted to businesses reopening at 100%.

DETR reports that initial claims for unemployment insurance (UI) benefits totaled 15,401 statewide -- the lowest total initial claims so far in 2021... Read More

DETR: Eligibility for unemployment returns to pre-pandemic requirements

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation is reminding Nevadans that the emergency regulations passed during the pandemic to help the state's unemployed expired on June 19, 2021.

"Unemployment has always been a temporary bridge to help those who have lost their jobs through no fault of their own, return to the workforce," according to the DETR news release.

Here are three changes that could impact eligibility:... Read More