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NEW: State data shows Nevada's vaccination rate declining

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Local leaders continue to push for Nevadans to get their COVID-19 vaccine as the state's test positivity rate holds steady.

A graph on the state's health department shows that the rate of vaccinations have declined in the last month. More than 36,000 doses were administered on April 7, the highest day of inoculation. Nearly a month later, less than half -- 13,339 doses -- were administered on May 4.

Data shows 27.13% of Nevada’s population has been fully vaccinated.

The statewide test positivity rate remained at 5.7% for the ninth consecutive day. It climbed above 5% on April 12, and had been steadily rising since April 3... Read More

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What's Driving You Crazy? - Getting real about Real ID

LAS VEGAS ( KLAS ) - Getting real about “Real ID”

Following our recent story about renewing your driver's license online, Larry emailed me:

“Can you get the star on your license online, too, or do you have to go in to show proof of identity?”

He's talking about the “Real ID” that I hope you've heard about. I checked with Kevin Malone from the DMV. He says:

“You have to upgrade to a Real ID in person. And there's a website for that: https://GetRealNevada.com

That website explains:

“In 2005, Congress passed the REAL ID Act to set standards for the issuance of sources of identification, such as driver’s licenses. Americans will need a REAL ID-compliant driver’s license or another accepted form of identification to go through airport security or enter secure federal buildings.”... Read More

Derek Chauvin attorney files motion for new trial, accusing prosecution and jury of misconduct

MINNEAPOLIS (NewsNation Now) — The defense attorney for Derek Chauvin has filed a motion asking for a new trial for the former police officer who was found guilty in the murder of George Floyd.

Eric Nelson's motion argues a new trial is valid for 10 different reasons, including prosecutorial and jury misconduct and denying a change of venue. ... Read More

Facebook oversight board upholds Trump social media suspension

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Former President Donald Trump won’t return to Facebook — for now.

The social network’s quasi-independent Oversight Board voted to uphold his ban from the platform after his account was suspended four months ago for inciting violence that led to the deadly Jan. 6 Capitol riot.

While upholding the suspension, the board faulted Facebook in a statement for the way it made the decision.

The board said the ongoing risk of serious violence justified Facebook’s suspension at the time, but said it “was not appropriate for Facebook to impose an ‘indefinite’ suspension.”

The board said Facebook was seeking to avoid its responsibilities by applying “a vague, standardless penalty” and then referring the case to the board to resolve.

The board agreed with Facebook that that two of Trump’s Jan. 6 posts “severely violated” the content standards of both Facebook and Instagram... Read More

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UPDATE: Power restored to 1,100 NV Energy customers in northwest Las Vegas valley

UPDATE (6:30AM) -- The power to more than 1,100 NV Energy customers in the northwest valley has been restored, as of 6:30 a.m. Wednesday.

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- More than 1,100 NV Energy customers are without power in the northwest Las Vegas valley.

NV Energy reports there are currently 1,131 customers without power in the 89131 ZIP code Wednesday morning.

Power is expected to be restored around 6:15 a.m., according to NV Energy's website.

The cause of the outage is under investigation... Read More

UPDATE: Lake Mead at Pecos reopens following homicide investigation

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Lake Mead Boulevard at Pecos Road has reopened following a homicide investigation in the area Wednesday morning.

Eastbound and westbound lanes were closed from about 1 a.m. to 6:20 a.m. this morning.

LVMPD has not released any other details about the homicide at this time. ... Read More

'It's like it just hits you, and you break': Family of teen murder victim calls for change as homicides increase

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- As homicide numbers rise in Las Vegas, 8 News Now spoke with Metro Police to see why the figures have come close to doubling since this time last year. 

Those affected said they want the troubling trend to stop, including the family of a Las Vegas teenager, who was shot and killed earlier this year. 

A beaming light to those who loved her, Nakaila Daniels lost her life before it could ever truly start. 

"She just shined in everyone's life," Daniels' godmother, Kathy Lafleur, said. 

The 17-year-old was shot and killed after an argument outside a northeast valley apartment. Officers discovered her body on Feb. 2. 

"Trying to realize that life is going to go on,"  Johneshia Daniels, Nakaila's mother, shared. "But I'm missing a real part of me."

Family members also described the moment the girl's mother received the call that changed everything. ... Read More