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1 killed after Las Vegas-based bus rolls over near Grand Canyon

ARIZONA (KLAS) -- At least one person has died after a Las Vegas-based bus rolled over near the Grand Canyon, authorities say.

According to the Mohave County Sheriff, at least 48 occupants were on the vehicle.

The @redcross Central & Northern AZ Chapter is aware of the transportation accident involving a bus near the Grand Canyon and is monitoring the situation.

— Red Cross AZ (@RedCrossAZ) January 22, 2021

Reports say the crash happened on Diamond Bar Road, on the way to Grand Canyon West.

This is what we know now:... Read More

  • 1 fatality
  • 2 critically injured, one of which was airlifted to Las Vegas
  • 7 other significant injuries; 33 transported to Kingman Regional Medical Center

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Las Vegas Strip pulls state to high profits despite early days of pandemic

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Nevada casinos made $2.89 billion in the fiscal year that started in July 2019 and ended June 30, 2020 -- about three and a half months after resorts shut down in the COVID-19 pandemic.

And the Las Vegas Strip accounted for nearly all the profit, pulling in $2.74 billion, according to the Nevada Gaming Control Board's Nevada Gaming Abstract -- 2020.

When casinos slashed jobs and closed their doors in mid-March, they preserved their bottom line as the fiscal year neared its end. And corporate earning reports since then have shown that deep cuts in jobs and expenses have kept casinos profitable after they began reopening in June.

The year-to-year comparisons are astonishing, with the Las Vegas Strip reporting net income 162.1% higher than the previous year -- even as total revenue dipped by more than 26%... Read More

DETR: Initial unemployment claims up for third week in a row, highest weekly total in 5 months

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Nevadans filing new unemployment claims increased by 10% from the previous week, this is third week in a row showing an increase over the previous week and the highest number of new claims seen since mid-August.

According to the Department of Employment, Rehabilitation and Training, there were 10,474 initial UI claims filed in the week ending Jan. 16 which was up nearly 1,000 from the previous week.

The number of continued claims, which represents the current number of insured unemployed workers filing for every week for benefits, was 81,195 and was up 3%. ... Read More

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NEW: Hospitalizations falling in Nevada; 48 COVID-19 deaths reported

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Nevada reports 48 COVID-19-related deaths in the past 24 hours, with 43 of the deaths coming from Clark County, according to data released Friday.

Nevada’s 14-day rolling average is now 21 deaths per day.

Statewide, hospitalizations dropped dramatically for the second day in a row, falling by 91 to 1,549 COVID-19 patients.

The Nevada Hospital Association said if the trend continues, fewer than 500 COVID-19 patients will be in hospitals by the end of February... Read More

Federal investigators join probe of fire that wiped out Las Vegas apartment complex

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Federal authorities have joined the investigation of Monday night's fire that raced through a 206-unit apartment complex under construction near Fort Apache Road and Tropicana Avenue.

"ATF is currently assisting the local authorities with the fire investigation into the fire that occurred. It is currently an ongoing investigation," said Alexandria Corneiro, Public Information Officer for the San Francisco Field Division Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives.

Clark County Fire Department Deputy Chief Warren Whitney said the fire caused $25 million to $30 million in damage, and the complex was described as a total loss.

High winds fueled the fire in the nearly finished complex, Ely at Fort Apache, which was planning to start pre-leasing the luxury apartment homes in February.

Calida Group is the developer of the project... Read More

What's Cool at School: Virtual talent show features everything from Mozart to Metallica

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A virtual talent show at one Las Vegas valley school is bringing students together

From Mozart to Metallica, it's was a talent show not short on range.

"Oh my gosh. It just really made me feel really glad that we decided to put in all the work to do the talent show because I'm like look at what we have. This is why it's called Escobedo's Got Talent," said Victoria Turner, assistant principal for Escobedo Middle School.

The virtual talent show featured 13 student finalists performing everything from piano to poetry to a mini-metallica.

"I loved how many different people were doing it," said seventh grader Calais Turner. "There were so many guitars playing, and poetry, and singers, and it was just an awesome variety."

The collective goal was to uplift their school community.

"Even though we're not physically together, I at least wanted to have a way for us to virtually be together," Turner said... Read More