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Fire forces Wetlands Park trails to close

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — All trails in the Nature Preserve at the Clark County Wetlands Park have been closed following a fire late Wednesday night. Approximately 19 acres were burned in the blaze, including the Cottonwood Crossing Bridge, which was the only structure damaged.

Access to the preserve across Big Weir Bridge has also been closed.

Due to high winds expected throughout the day Wednesday, BLM and fire crews are staying on the scene, to watch for hotspots.

Pictured above is a look at the burned area of the Wetlands

“The Wetlands Parks is enjoyed by many,” said Daniel Hernandez, Director of Parks and Recreation, “it is important that nature enthusiasts steer clear of the area so fire crews can do their jobs. It is also recommended that the public stay out of damaged areas once the trails reopen to prevent any unnecessary personal injuries.”... Read More

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Catholic Charities to receive 14,000 meals from Wynn Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Wynn Las Vegas pledged to donate 14,000 meals to Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada, with 1,000 meals delivered to the nonprofit per day. The company’s mission is to help families and individuals who are food insecure during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Wynn has already started the deliveries and will continue them over the next two weeks. The company’s culinary team is leading the charge, preparing boxed meals.

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“Wynn is committed to assisting our community however we can. We have an incredible team of volunteers at Wynn who always rise to the occasion no matter what the circumstance,” said Marilyn Spiegel, president of Wynn Las Vegas and a board of trustees member for Catholic Charities, in a press release. “I am proud of their work to assist others who are facing hardship.”

Wynn said it will contribute $70,000 in meals to Catholic Charities. ... Read More

Second Mesquite COVID-19 case reported in mayor’s video

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A second case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in Mesquite. No information regarding the circumstances have been provided.

The confirmation came as part of Mesquite Mayor Al Litman’s video update on health.mesquitenv.gov. He said the city was notified on Wednesday afternoon.

The Southern Nevada Health District handles all information about cases in Mesquite. Earlier today, SNHD reported the total number of cases in their reporting area at 1,125. There have been 34 deaths in Southern Nevada, and 38 statewide... Read More

LIVE: Pres. Trump news briefing, announced he tested negative for COVID-19, new guidelines in virus war

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WASHINGTON (AP) —  Members of the coronavirus task force hosted a news conference to update the American public on efforts being made in the war on COVID-19, as of April 2... Read More

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Second North Las Vegas Police employee tests positive for COVID-19

NORTH LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — An employee who works in the North Las Vegas Police Department’s records division has tested positive for COVID-19. This comes just after an officer tested positive.

According to Patrick Walker, City of North Las Vegas spokesman, the employee last worked a shift Saturday and self-quarantined. Their physician advised they get tested, and it came back with the positive result.

Their coworkers are not being quarantined at this time.

Earlier in the day, Walker said the officer who tested positive began experiencing symptoms on March 28 and immediately self-quarantined. The officer was tested on March 30 and received notification that the test was positive.

The officer is at home and being checked on daily by medical staff... Read More

Newsfeed Now Coronavirus: ‘Facts Not Fear’ morning update – April 2, 2020

Weekdays at 11:30 a.m. EST, Newsfeed Now will be streaming the latest updates on the coronavirus outbreak utilizing our newsrooms across the country. If you miss the live report, you’ll be able to see a replay minutes after the stream ends.

(KARK/NEXSTAR) – As coronavirus cases rise rapidly, hospitals are hitting maximum capacity.

President Trump announced Tuesday FEMA will build two field hospitals in Louisiana, and even more beds will become available to struggling states due to sweeping regulatory changes at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Washington reporter Jessi Turnure reports... Read More

Hang on to your hats & small dogs in the breezy winds

Gusty overnight winds are relaxing a little, but consistent and cooler breezes today will still be a challenge for all the little critters outdoors today. If you need to take puppy for a stroll, hold on tight. And people with allergies, don’t miss your antihistamines today because all that pollen will stay suspended in the air. Highs will drop from yesterday’s warm low 80s and Sherry’s most accurate #WeatherNOW forecast has a real roller coaster of temps during the next week... Read More