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Doctor breaks down impact a vaccine will have on children suffering from Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome related to COVID-19

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The Southern Nevada Health District is reporting two additional cases of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children in Clark County. Both patients tested positive for COVID-19 and required hospitalization, but they have since been discharged and are recovering.

The children with the two cases in Clark County are fortunate as they are recovering from MISC, but others in different parts of the country have died from the rare disease. 8 News NOW spoke with Dr. Constantine George, an internal medicine and pediatrics doctor who says while there isn’t a known cause, many children with MISC had the virus that causes COVID-19 or came in contact with someone who did.

The symptoms of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children consists of:... Read More

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Downtown Arts District to host virtual First Friday; local photographer making masks to adapt to new normal

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — On Friday, the ‘Arts District’ in downtown Las Vegas will have its virtual First Friday event. At the same time, small businesses are adapting to the changing times. Local photographer Glenn Adams changed his business inside the Arts Factory to stay afloat.

He sold his photography equipment and is now making custom face masks.

It’s the funniest thing in the world because I hated sewing machines,” said Glenn Adams, Founder, Studio 110 LV. “My mom tried to teach me how to sew back in the day. I could never pick it up. Here I am today, keeping my business open using sewing machines.”

To help the businesses in the Arts District, the First Friday Foundation is hosting a virtual tour that will be very reminiscent of Mr. Rogers meets the neighborhood... Read More

I-Team: Community rallies around Metro officer, veteran and mom fighting cancer

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A Metro Police officer, veteran and single mom is in need as she battles cancer. The I-Team shares Crystal Sanchez’s story and struggles, as she reminds us all of what’s truly important.

She may only have months to live.

“So, with receiving that news, my first thought was, ‘how do I live my life with my daughter?”Crystal said. Her daughter is 6-year-old Evelyn.

In 2018, she was diagnosed with lung cancer, which was treated, but the cancer returned and spread.

Crystal said doctors revealed her time is limited.

“With chemotherapy, it would be nine to 12 months. That’s if it doesn’t work” she explained. “And if it does work, then possibly longer than the 12 months, but we’re not sure how long.” ... Read More

7 Harrah’s Laughlin employees test positive for COVID-19

LAUGHLIN, Nev. (KLAS) — According to a statement from Caesars Entertainment, seven Harrah’s Laughlin workers have tested positive for COVID-19. All seven of these positive tests have come since the Harrah’s reopening on June 4.

Caesars Entertainment says they have followed their COVID-19 health and safety protocols through each of the instances... Read More

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Erica Sullivan, ‘water warrior’ in 2021 Olympic training

LAS VEGAS (KLAS-TV) – There is a world class swimmer who grew up in Las Vegas and is now focused on competing in next summer’s Olympic games.

Erica Sullivan’s training is so intense she rarely has time to catch her breath. To complicate matters even further, the Covid-19 pandemic has forced her to alter training tactics. When unusual times come to the forefront, some of Southern Nevada’s best athletes find new alternatives to stay ahead of the competition.  

8 News Now Sports Anchor Jon Tritsch has the story... Read More

UPDATE: Mahogany Fire now at 64% containment

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — We now know the cause of the Mahogany Fire, which ignited on Sunday and burned nearly 2,800 acres near Mt. Charleston. It’s now 64 percent contained with 396 personnel still assigned to fighting the fire, according to officials with the Humboldt-Toyaibe National Forest.

The map below outlines the Mahogany Fire.

The red areas are areas of open line where crews are continuing to work. The black on the map are areas where crews had full containment on the fires of early Thursday afternoon. 

Firefighters have made progress this week following the flames igniting on Sunday, near the Mahogany Campsite between Kyle Canyon and Lee Canyon.

“It was a campfire, human caused,” said Jeremy Kiesling, incident command trainee. “It wasn’t in the campsite. It was a camp outside the campground that was in the woods.”

“I would’ve bet $100 against a dollar on that,” said Lee Canyon resident George Crosby... Read More

DETR: Unemployment and PUA initial claims rise, continued claims decline for sixth straight week

CARSON CITY, Nev. (KLAS) — Final tallies from DETR show initial claims for unemployment insurance totaled 11,110 last week. That was up 763 claims, or 7.4 percent, compared to the previous week’s total of 10,347.

This is the first week-to-week increase in initial claims since April. So far, there have been 550,002 initial claims filed in 2020, with 528,350 being filed since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S.

Continued claims, which represent the current number of insured unemployed workers filing weekly for unemployment insurance benefits, fell to 286,943. That’s a decline of 7,706 claims from the previous week, or 2.6 percent. This is the sixth straight week in which the number has declined.

Nevada’s insured unemployment rate fell .5 percentage points to 20.8 percent. It should be noted that the calculation of the insured unemployment rate is different from that of the state’s total unemployment rate... Read More