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NEW: Nevada reports 498 COVID-19 cases, 8 deaths heading into weekend

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Nevada reports 498 new cases of COVID-19 heading into the weekend, along with eight deaths. The state's test positivity rate held steady at 5.6%.

The state reports that 28% of Nevada's population is now fully vaccinated, and 46.5% of the people eligible for COVID-19 shots have initiated vaccinations.

Nevada's COVID-19 test positivity rate dropped to 5.6% on Wednesday after nine days at 5.7%. The rate started climbing on April 3, passing 5% on April 12. But it leveled off in late April and has been steady since.

Clark County's test positivity is slightly higher, at 5.7% in data released Friday... Read More

I-Team: Las Vegas man charged in Capitol riot who called President Trump his 'idol' will remain in jail, pending trial

WASHINGTON D.C. (KLAS) -- A Las Vegas man charged for his role in the U.S. Capitol riot will remain in federal custody, pending trial, a judge ruled Thursday.

Nathaniel “Nathan” DeGrave, 31, who is originally from Pennsylvania, faces nine charges in connection with the incident. He has pleaded not guilty and will remain in a District of Columbia jail, for now.

The FBI arrested DeGrave at his apartment near the Strip in late January. Court documents said DeGrave was seen on camera inside the Capitol wearing a red, white and blue neck bandanna, officials wrote in documents.

During a hearing in March, DeGrave’s lawyer said her client was “profusely apologetic about what happened.”... Read More

Tuesday night shooting 'unprovoked' as man fired from second-floor apartment, police say

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Metro police showed bodycam video of officers as they investigated reports of shots fired on Tuesday night in a confrontation that ended with officers shooting and killing a suspect armed with a rifle.

Metro Assistant Sheriff Brett Zimmerman identified the man police shot as William Holt, 49.

The officer-involved shooting occurred on Tuesday, May 4 at 8:16pm in the 2700 block of Fremont Street. Officer Lindberg fired 2 rounds killing the suspect William Holt.#8NN pic.twitter.com/Pwq1R0pqbT

— 8 News NOW (@8NewsNow) May 7, 2021

Metro earlier today identified the officer involved in the shooting as Erik Lindberg, 37... Read More

I-Team Vegas Unsolved: Men who killed grandmother left something behind at crime scene

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Three years after two men murdered a grandmother while she was at work, Metro police detectives are releasing new details about the case and believe it can be solved with the public’s help.

On Jan. 11, 2018, Celia Luna-Delgado, 55, was opening for the day at a check-cashing business on North Jones Boulevard near Vegas Drive when two men attempted to rob her. Detectives believe the men were casing the area and were waiting for an employee.

“Every time I get a call with a 702 area code, my heart sinks,” Sheyla Padilla, Luna-Delgado’s daughter, who now lives out of state, said. “I think, 'Is today the day?’”

Padilla said her mother was her best friend and the glue that held the family together. Luna-Delgado had talked to her daughter about the potential dangers of working in a money-oriented business but said she never would risk her own life for the business... Read More

Local expert explains strange string of satellites seen in Las Vegas sky

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — After a strange string of lights sent Las Vegas searching for answers, 8 News Now spoke with a local expert to explain the strange orbs that streaked across the sky Wednesday and Thursday night. 

"I never seen nothing like that, nope," Carlos Murgiua said of the lights. "Everybody was terrified when we saw them."

"It was so weird," Jasmine Rideaux added. "It was like it was fake."... Read More

USGS: 4.7 magnitude earthquake reported about 30 miles west of Reno

RENO, Nev. (KLAS) — A rumbling was felt throughout the Reno area Thursday night after an earthquake centered in California.

The United States Geological Survey reports the earthquake came in at 4.7 magnitude about 11 miles northwest of Truckee, California at 9:35 p.m. That is about 30 miles west of Reno.

A few smaller earthquakes were also reported in the surrounding area within minutes of the largest quake.

While the USGS is reporting a 4.7 magnitude, other estimates are nearing 5.0 on the Richter Scale.

Magnitude 4.9 #earthquake, 4.3 km SE of Independence_Lake, CA https://t.co/x0m4fr9Lj7... Read More

Tell your story: Creators of star-studded YouTube Pride event asking for submissions

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — We’re a little less than a month away from celebrating Pride 2021, and YouTube is gearing up. 

In June, JA Films & YouTube Originals will team up to launch a livestream event on YouTube to raise money and awareness for the Trevor Project.  The Trevor Project is the world’s largest resource for troubled gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning youth.

Numerous celebrities will perform during the event, but perhaps the most unique part of YouTube Pride 2021 – is the chance to tell your story.

The creators are asking for stories and videos that will help magnify the message of Pride.  Up to a minute of anything you submit could be used in the show.

To submit, log on to pride2021.net for instructions on how to get involved.

The international charity event is set for the end of June... Read More