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Deadline moved up for PETS grant program; state adds $20 million in funds

CARSON CITY, Nev. (KLAS) — On Wednesday, Governor Steve Sisolak announced the addition of more funding to the Pandemic Emergency Technical Support (PETS) grant program, which opened to applicants on Monday.

Officials say the program has received a huge response from small businesses and nonprofits, so far. Now, the state is moving up the application deadline to Thursday, October 22. ... Read More

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Lifestyle products help to provide emotional, physical recovery care to cancer patients

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) --  With October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, it's a reminder to give the millions of women who have battled cancer the support, help, and information they need as they deal with a cancer diagnosis and treatment. 

A recent survey reveals just how vulnerable one feels as they fight the battle of their lives. Over the summer, nearly a thousand women with all types of cancer were surveyed about emotional and lifestyle recovery. Nearly half of them rated support for body-image issues and improved self-esteem as extremely important to their overall recovery, ranking it a ten out of ten... Read More

Mail-in ballots from Las Vegas neighborhood found in road miles away, I-Team prompts investigation

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Questions from the I-Team to the U.S. Postal Service about mail-in ballots found on the side of the road have sparked an investigation, the agency confirmed.

Russell Layton was riding his bike through the Northwest Valley last week when he came across 10 ballots left on a road near Lone Mountain.

“It seemed really odd to me,” Layton told the I-Team. “I just happened to see a bunch of mail in the road and it happened to be mail-in ballots.” 

The ten unopened ballots were left in a bike lane, unaccompanied by other mail, Layton said.

“It was a concern and it was a bit confusing, too,” Layton said. 

The ballots have addresses on Fort Apache, Chieftain and Hammer – a neighborhood about 2 miles away from where Layton found them.

“I looked at them and noticed what they were and knew they were important and needed to be taken care of,” Layton said.  ... Read More

CCSD trustees to discuss transition plan, consider community feedback at meeting

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The end of distance education may come soon for the Clark County School District. The Board of Trustees plan to talk about transitioning from remote learning to a hybrid plan Thursday at their meeting.

The CCSD board meeting is only a discussion. No vote will be taken on transitioning from distance education to an in-person hybrid plan.

But some say families say — at least it's a start. 

Celeste Tran wants her 5-year-old son LaQuan back in school.

"It's just not working well," Tran said of distance learning. "He loves to like be in person and interact with people so I feel like he needs that."

Those are needs, she says, the kindergartener can not meet with remote learning. 

"It's definitely a struggle because he has an IEP," Tran said... Read More

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Russia and Iran made 'desperate attempts' to interfere with election, US officials say

WASHINGTON (NewsNation Now) — The U.S. government identified two foreign actors that have taken actions to interfere with the 2020 presidential election, ranging from obtaining voter registration information to sending emails meant to intimidate American voters and sow unrest.

At a Wednesday news briefing held with little advance notice, Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe said they are alerting the public that Iran and Russia took "specific actions" to manipulate public opinion regarding the election, particularly on the internet.

Ratcliffe says Iran has sent “spoof emails” to damage President Trump. Additionally, Iran is distributing other content to say individuals could cast fraudulent ballots from overseas. He called the actions "desperate attempts by desperate adversaries.”... Read More

I-Team: Poker player agrees to plea deal, sex crime charges dropped

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A high profile poker player has pleaded guilty after he was accused of sex crimes, and this is a case with many twists and turns.

Raymond Davis spoke with the I-Team from a Las Vegas jail last November.

Vanessa Murphy:  “Have you paid underage girls for sexual acts?

Raymond Davis: “Never. Never. I have been to massage parlors, I admit that.  I have picked up girls off of Craigs' List. I admit that. But I have never, never in my life, paid a girl, underage woman, girl for sex.”

Davis is now a free man.

The high profile poker player is active again on social media and with a group he started — "Real Grinders."

On October 6, Davis pleaded guilty to felony coercion and misdemeanor contributing to the delinquency of a minor... Read More

WATCH: Police investigating barricade situation at northeast valley apartment

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) is investigating a barricade situation in the northeast part of the valley.

Police responded around 1:30 p.m. Wednesday to 5370 East Craig Road, near Craig and Las Vegas Boulevard.

According to police, a man is not allowing a woman and child to leave an apartment in the area. Police say the man is armed and was seen pointing a gun at them before they went into an apartment. Metro said the man and woman are in a relationship, but it is unclear if the man is related to the child.

SWAT and crisis negotiators are responding to the scene. There is no word if anyone is hurt.

Craig Road is closed in the immediate area, according to police. People who live in the apartment complex were having trouble getting in due to the police perimeter.

There were no other details released. Please check back for updates.... Read More