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Nevada Hospital Association cites 'ineffective' closures, with 30% capacity related to COVID-19

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The Nevada Hospital Association reports that 30 percent of hospital beds statewide are in use by COVID-19 patients -- 33 percent for ICU beds statewide.

NHA's daily report also indicates the three-week "pause" has thus far been "ineffective." NHA cites growing public frustration with changing regulations, and mounting "COVID fatigue."

Nevada continues the upward trajectory of hospitalized COVID-19 cases. Socializing the message of constant 6-foot distancing and wearing a mask, as well as enforcement measures related to sick or suspected symptomatic COVID-19 contacts isolating for 10-14 days, may prove to be the best strategy until widespread vaccination is available. On and off again closures appear to be building animosity and apathy among the public and are proving ineffective. 

Nevada Hospital Association report summary, Dec. 1

NHA reports that ventilator usage remains low... Read More

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NEW: Nevada reports 2,698 new COVID-19 cases as record-breaking streak for hospitalizations continues

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — For the eighth consecutive day, Nevada broke its record for COVID-19 hospitalizations — reporting 1,589 confirmed/suspected hospitalized patients on Monday. The previous record — 1,545 — was reported just a day before.

Nevada is reporting an additional 2,698 positive COVID-19 tests — its fourth-highest single-day count — and 22 deaths in the past 24 hours. More than 75 percent of the COVID-19 cases reported Monday — 2,066 — are from Clark County.

Nevada’s single-day COVID-19 case record was set on Nov. 24, with 3,159 positive tests reported.

There is now a total of 154,867 confirmed COVID-19 cases statewide, with 118,412 in Clark County.

More than 1,000 coronavirus cases have been reported in Nevada in 27 of the past 28 days... Read More

LVMPD asking public for help locating mother of abandoned newborn baby

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Las Vegas police are asking the public for help identifying and locating the mother of a newborn baby that was found abandoned at an apartment complex on Sunday.

Police say the baby was found in the 1900 block of North Jones Boulevard, near the intersection of Jones and Lake Mead.

The baby was transported to UMC Hospital and is currently stable, according to police.

LVMPD will hold a news conference Tuesday, Dec. 1 at 10 a.m. to ask anyone with information to contact the LVMPD Abuse/Neglect Detail... Read More

Newsfeed Now: A look ahead at the President-elect's economic advisers, and a nurse shares her personal fight with COVID-19 and cancer

WASHINGTON (NEXSTAR) — The United States Supreme Court is now considering arguments in the case of whether the Trump administration could exclude undocumented workers from the Census count.

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WILMINGTON, Del. (NewsNation Now) — President-elect Joe Biden named several top advisers to serve on his administration’s economic team, as well as his presidential inauguration committee, on Monday.

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Police: 39-year-old pickup truck driver killed, 3 injured in northwest valley crash

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A 39-year-old man driving a pickup truck was killed in a crash Monday night in the northwest valley.

Police say the crash, which also injured three others, happened just after 7 p.m. at the intersection of Tenaya Way and Old Mission Drive, near Lake Mead Boulevard.

According to police, a 2011 Nissan Titan pickup truck was traveling northbound on Tenaya Way at a high rate of speed. A 2010 Audi Q7 traveling southbound on Tenaya completed a U-turn and began traveling northbound.

Police say the front of the truck collided with the rear of the Audi, causing the pickup to redirect in a northeast direction and hit a luminary support and brick wall.

Three people from the Audi, including two 29-year-old women and an infant, were transported to UMC for further medical attention. ... Read More

US senators, members of House announce bipartisan COVID-19 relief framework

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WASHINGTON D.C. (KLAS/CBS) -- U.S. Senators and members of the House of Representatives will announce a bipartisan, bicameral COVID-19 emergency relief framework that will help American students, families, businesses, workers, and health care providers during this crisis.

Those making the announcement Tuesday morning include Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Susan Collins (R-ME), Mark Warner (D-VA), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Angus King (I-ME), Mitt Romney (R-UT), and Maggie Hassan (D-NH)... Read More

Suspect in crime spree that left 22-year-old dead due in court

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- One of three people accused in a string of crimes, stretching from Texas to Arizona and Nevada is expected in court today.

Henderson police say two men and a woman shot at dozens of people on Thanksgiving Day, killing 22-year-old Kevin Mendiola Junior at a 7-Eleven.

Christopher McDonnel is scheduled to make his first appearance in Henderson Justice Court at 9 a.m.

The other two suspects are identified as Shawn McDonnel and Kayleigh Lewis. A police report claims all three were in a car, driving around Henderson, randomly shooting at people.

After Mendiola was killed, investigators believe the trio stole a car and drove to Arizona where they were arrested after an officer-involved shooting... Read More