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NHP sergeant killed in line of duty escorted back home to Elko

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — An NHP sergeant who lost his life in the line of duty on Friday is now home. On Saturday, Sgt. Ben Jenkins was escorted to Elko from Clark County Coroner’s Office by NHP.

On Friday, hundreds of law enforcement officers brought the fallen sergeant to Las Vegas after he was shot and killed during a traffic stop in White Pine County Friday morning.

NHP tweeted videos showing Nevadans waving flags and clapping to honor Sgt. Jenkins as they passed through different cities in Nevada.

You‘ve made it home, Sgt. Jenkins. Thank you, Elko, Nevada. pic.twitter.com/KysB4IGsjf... Read More

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NVOSHA letter says construction companies are not social distancing

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The Nevada Occupational Safety and Health Administration (NVOSHA) is warning local construction companies to ramp up efforts on social distancing.

After randomly visiting sites around the state last week, they sent an open letter to companies saying it is “visibly obvious” that construction sites are violating social distancing guidelines.

NVOSHA COVID-19 Letter for Construction IndustryDownload

NVOSHA say sites who continue to disobey Governor Sisolak’s Emergency Declaration could face penalties or be forced to shut down... Read More

Treasury Secretary says many will get stimulus check within 3 weeks

WASHINGTON (NEXSTAR) — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin spoke to reporters Sunday morning saying Americans should start to see checks from the $2 trillion stimulus bill direct deposited into their accounts over the next three weeks.

Mnuchin said there would be a web-based application for anyone who doesn’t receive direct deposits, according to CNN.

“We’re going to try to get as much money into direct deposit as we can,” Mnuchin told reporters. “That’s the fastest way of getting hard-working Americans their money.”

Here’s a look at many of the most common questions about the stimulus checks:

How Much Money Will I Get?

The package provides one-time payments of $1,200 per adult and $500 per child under the age of 17. Married couples will receive $2,400.

However, payments phase out for individuals making more than $75,000. For every $100 you earn above the limit, payment drops by $5. ... Read More

College entrance, advanced placement exams canceled, modified due to COVID-19

AUSTIN (KXAN) — College entrance exams and advanced placement classes are being altered due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Texas Education Agency said.

College Board and ACT are suspending SAT and ACT testing until June. Those who registered for the tests and had them canceled will receive a refund, the TEA said in a press release.

International Baccalaureate exams for May 2020 won’t be administered, but AP exams will be modified and given online.

The Texas Success Initiative Assessment can be taken online through Examity for a reduced price... Read More

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Counties without coronavirus are mostly rural, poor

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — As the coronavirus rages across the United States, mainly in large urban areas, more than a third of U.S. counties have yet to report a single positive test result for COVID-19 infections, an analysis by The Associated Press shows.

Data compiled by Johns Hopkins University shows that 1,297 counties have no confirmed cases of COVID-19 out of 3,142 counties nationwide. The number of counties without a positive coronavirus case has declined rapidly, dropping from over half as the AP was preparing to publish. Of the counties without positive tests, 85% are in rural areas — from predominantly white communities in Appalachia and the Great Plains to majority Hispanic and Native American stretches of the American Southwest — that generally have less everyday contact between people that can help transmit the virus... Read More

New Poll: Trump’s approval rating up most among non-voters

(CNN) — The coronavirus pandemic is giving President Trump a boost in approval ratings. Interestingly, the jump is coming from non-voters.

A new “ABC News-Washington Post” poll finds that Trump’s approval rating among all adults is 48 percent.

Trump scores a very similar 49 percent approval rating with registered voters.

A number of the groups rating Pres. Trump the highest are people least likely to be watching the news about the pandemic, and younger and less-educated Americans, according to the poll.

Trump’s disapproval rating among all adults is 46 percent, the poll states... Read More

Dr. Fauci warns US could see over 100,000 deaths

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government’s foremost infection disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, says the U.S. will certainly have “millions of cases” of COVID-19 and more than 100,000 deaths.

As the U.S. tops the world in reported infections from the new coronavirus, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases predicts 100,000-200,000 deaths from the outbreak in the U.S.

The U.S. is currently reporting more than 124,000 cases and more than 2,100 deaths.

Fauci was speaking to CNN’s “State of the Union” as the federal government is discussing rolling back guidelines on social distancing in areas that have not been hard-hit by the outbreak.

Fauci says he would only support the rollback in lesser-impacted areas if there is enhanced availability of testing in place to monitor those areas. He acknowledged “it’s a little iffy there” right now... Read More