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Health district reports possible case of coronavirus in Clark County

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The Southern Health District has received a report of a potential case of coronavirus in Clark County.

According to a statement from the health district, the person is currently in isolation at a local hospital and will continue to be monitored while testing is done by the Centers for Disease Control.

“The Health District has been monitoring this situation and working closely with our health care partners to ensure they were prepared for potential patients,” said Dr. Fermin Leguen, Acting Chief Health Officer for the Southern Nevada Health District. “Our hospitals are very experienced in isolating and taking care of ill patients, and we will continue to coordinate the testing process and communications with our partners at the state and the CDC.” ... Read More

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Famed Las Vegas sign to honor Kobe Bryant

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The Welcome to Las Vegas sign is honoring basketball legend Kobe Bryant by featuring gold and purple lights Wednesday morning.

Bryant and eight others were killed in a helicopter crash on Sunday in California.

There will be a ceremony at the sign at 11 a.m. ... Read More

Homeless count underway in Clark County; more than 5,000 counted in 2019

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — More than 500 volunteers are walking the streets to help one of the valley’s most vulnerable populations — the homeless.

Wednesday morning, volunteers were canvassing an area near Owens Avenue and Las Vegas Boulevard.

The volunteers are taking part in the 2020 homeless census. It’s an effort to get a better handle on the actual number of people living on the streets and connect them with services that could benefit them.

One of the questions volunteers are asking is “what led to your homeless situation?” Nick Scioli, 64, says it all started when he lost his wife to cancer a couple of years ago. @8NewsNow #8NN pic.twitter.com/lP766hsnQ0... Read More

Daycare worker writes on baby’s stomach

A daycare worker in Florida has been fired after a mother says the teacher wrote a note for her on her son’s stomach.

The message said “Mom I’m out of diapers. Please read my report.”

“Immediately I was upset. I didn’t know what to do. I called family, I said, ‘is this something I should be upset about? Am I overreacting?’ They told me I wasn’t,” said Heather Chisum, mother.

Chisum said this was actually the second time someone from the Children’s Education Center of the Islands wrote a message on her little boy Milo but not like this.

So she posted a picture of her son on Facebook — looking for advice on what to do. The image sparked outrage from parents.

“It wasn’t right what happened, and it’s nice to know I’m not the only one who thought that,” she said. ... Read More

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Preventing human trafficking: NLVPD hosts meeting ahead of big sports weekend

NORTH LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Human trafficking continues to grow at an alarming rate. North Las Vegas Police are stressing the importance of knowing the warning signs, especially ahead of this weekend. 

“We do have
officers on the task force specifically for human trafficking on the Strip and
the city for the big game,” North Las Vegas Police Department spokesman Eric Leavitt said. 

The time surrounding the Super Bowl is believed to be the busiest for sex trafficking.

“Sex trafficking is
plagued across our entire nation. It’s not just Las Vegas,” said Kristen

Kristen Martinez is a
program coordinator for 10,000 kids.

“We are a local nonprofit that focuses on many youth issues in our valley,” she said... Read More

Update: Metro takes alleged sexual assault suspect into custody

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Metro Police have taken an alleged sexual assault suspect into custody just hours after imploring the public’s help in locating him. According to Metro, 54-year-old Ryan Lorraine was arrested without incident Tuesday night.

The Criminal Apprehension Team took Lorraine into custody in the area of Summerlin Parkway and Rampart. He was then transported to the Clark County Detention Center.

Lorraine evaded authorities early Monday morning.

At around 1:59 a.m., patrol officers responded to the 700 block of Langtry Drive to investigate a domestic disturbance. Officers met with the victim at a nearby residence and learned that she had been sexually assaulted, and Lorraine is the alleged suspect.

Police said Lorraine, a white male adult who’s 6-feet tall and weighs 265 pounds, fled the area before Police arrived. He was said to have a goatee.

Metro said Lorraine was considered armed and dangerous. ... Read More

Trial starts for man accused of killing Lee’s Discount Liquor employee

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — It was an emotional day in court Tuesday as the trial got underway for the man accused of killing Matthew Christensen at a Lee’s Discount Liquor store in Las Vegas. Police say 26-year-old Ray Charles Brown is the person who was responsible for Christensen’s death.

Brown’s facing the death penalty. During the trial Tuesday, everyone heard the 911 call and watched security video from the night of the crime at the Lee’s on Warm Springs and Durango.

Store manager Jaime Henderson made the 911 call. Cameras throughout the store showed a total of three men, two of them were armed.

Henderson said Christensen walked to the back with one of the men, but he told him he didn’t know the code to the safe, and that’s when shots were fired... Read More