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NEW: 3 COVID-19 deaths reported statewide; health district reports new MIS-C case

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — One new case of multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) has been reported by the Southern Nevada Health District in reports released Thursday.

MIS-C is a condition where different body parts can become inflamed, including the heart, lungs, kidneys, brain, skin, eyes, or gastrointestinal organs. 

The most recent case is the first in the past three weeks. The total now stands at 10 cases, all of which were reported in children under the age of 14, and all of whom tested positive for COVID-19.

According to the health district, MIS-C is rare and is still being studied by the CDC to learn more about it and its impact on children. While there isn’t a known cause, many children with MIS-C had the virus that causes COVID-19 or close contact with someone who did.

Nevada is reporting 1,603 COVID-19-related deaths with the addition of three fatalities in the past 24 hours. ... Read More

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Henderson police seek assistance finding missing woman

HENDERSON (KLAS) -- Henderson police are asking for assistance locating a 34-year-old missing woman, Cheryl Beardall. Beardall's last known date of contact was July 2020 in Henderson, Nevada.

Cheryl Beardall's vehicle has since been located but Cheryl’s whereabouts are still unknown.

Beardall is described as a caucasian female, 5'9" tall at 115 pounds with green eyes and brown hair color.

If you know the whereabouts of the Cheryl Beardall, please contact the Henderson Police Department at 702-267-5000, select option 2, and reference report number 20-15781.

This is a developing story. Thank you for your assistance... Read More

Planning to begin on permanent county #1October memorial site

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Clark County leaders say the county will eventually have a permanent memorial site to honor the 60 victims who died as a result of the Las Vegas mass shooting three years ago.

Commissioner Marilyn Kirkpartrick told those gathered at the Sunrise Remembrance ceremony Thursday morning that the county wants "to do it right."

The commission appointed a committee who will meet for the first time at the end of this month.

Commissioner Jim Gibson, who represents the part of the county where the shooting occurred, said a permanent memorial would help people, especially those who lost a loved one.

"They think about it every day and they suffer every minute. How can we take that from them? But this may give an opportunity for them to park it, at least part of it, someplace," Gibson said.

The committee wants input from families of victims, survivors and the community. The process could take a few years... Read More

Las Vegas startup NowCrowd launches crowd-avoidance app to help users follow gathering capacity restrictions

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The NowCrowd app provides users with real-time information on crowd sizes at local businesses. It has launched exclusively in Las Vegas.

The app is designed to allow users to make an informed decision on where to go and when due to COVID-19 crowd capacity restrictions.

The app offers foot traffic insights at local grocery stores, pharmacies, major retailers, urgent cares, restaurants, and tourist attractions, permitting users to properly social distance and determine the safest times to go out, says their press release announcement.

“With social distancing becoming an essential part of our daily lives, we knew creating a tool that helped users safely and efficiently navigate through their everyday routines while avoiding crowds was necessary,” said NowCrowd co-founder Tyler Robertson... Read More

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Police release photos of 4 people arrested during Breonna Taylor protest

(PHOTOS ABOVE: Justin Book, Amber O'Conner, Shumeanna Pittman-King and Charles Lesus)

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The arrest reports and photos of four people arrested by Las Vegas police during the Breonna Taylor protests were released Thursday.

Justin Book, Amber O'Conner, Shumeanna Pittman-King and Charles Lesus were arrested on Wednesday, Sept. 23 in downtown Las Vegas where the demonstration took place.

According to the arrest reports, Lesus and O'Conner were arrested after police ordered all people to leave the roadway and they locked arms disregarding the order. Both are facing a charge of a pedestrian on a roadway.

Pittman-King, who is from North Carolina, is facing a charge of battery on a protected person for allegedly hitting a police officer with her forearm. According to her arrest report, she refused to move back when asked by police and struck an officer in the chest. ... Read More

'Hallelujah' performance a tribute to victims of 1 October shooting

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The City of North Las Vegas remembers the 60 people who died at the Route 91 Harvest festival in 2017 with a performance recorded at Craig Ranch Regional Park.

Las Vegas singer/songwriter Arrow recorded the Leonard Cohen hymnal, “Hallelujah” from The Amp at Craig Ranch Regional Park... Read More

CCSD releases update on recent ransomware attack, offers credit monitoring to employees

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Clark County School District released a statement on its Facebook page about the recent ransomware attack on its computer system that may have compromised CCSD data.

In the statement, CCSD acknowledges it did not pay "the ransom demand made by the attackers" and is still working to identify those individuals. It is also offering current school district employees free credit monitoring and identity restoration services.

CCSD said it immediately notified law enforcement of the Aug. 27 attack and began an investigation to determine what exactly what data was stolen and which individuals could be impacted.

Two cyber security companies confirmed to 8 News Now that the information a hacker stole from the Clark County School District last month is now published online... Read More