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Golden Knights return to the ice, playoff hockey on the horizon

LAS VEGAS (KLAS-TV) – This is what Golden Knights fans and, more importantly, the franchise themselves have been looking forward to for a long time.

A return to the ice for players with the team back at City National Arena getting ready for a post season in August. Vegas and the rest of the Western Conference will be isolated in Edmonton, Alberta. If the Knights play all the way to the end and reach the Stanley Cup Final, they’ll be from their loved ones for nearly two months.

8 News Now sports anchor Kevaney Martin has the story... Read More

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Las Vegas DETR call center to be cleaned, sanitized; longer wait times expected

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Just as a wave of bar workers and servers were laid off, the Las Vegas Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation (DETR) call center was forced to close.

8 News Now learned an employee at the center tested positive for COVID-19, and now the department is working to get it sanitized.

One woman, who was laid off Friday, says she hopes this doesn’t make the unemployment filing process even worse.

“This next Sunday will be the first time I will have to try and file again,” said bartender Teah Heath.

When Gov. Steve Sisolak closed bars Friday, Heath was laid off from Jackson’s Bar & Grill.

“I don’t know if I am going to have to keep trying to call again,” said Heath, “it is a little scary.”

The first time she filed, it took her more than a month to get through to the call center. ... Read More

I-Team Exclusive: Conviction overturned twice due to racial issues

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A murder conviction has been overturned for the second time, and in both instances, it was based on race.

The I-Team has this exclusive story on a twist in the case they’ve been following for years.

Jemar Matthews was convicted of murder twice after two separate jury trials. His convictions were overturned based on one ultimate factor: race.

Full Jemar Matthews Supreme Court decisionDownload

“My client got found guilty twice now based upon the color of his skin,” said Defense Attorney Todd Leventhal, who represents Matthews. ... Read More

WATCH: CCSD virtual town hall to discuss reopening schools

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — CCSD Superintendent Dr. Jesus F. Jara hosted a virtual town hall on July 13 at 4:30 p.m. to discuss the reopening of Clark County schools... Read More

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Report: Father says he was in process of custody exchange when crash that killed 1-year-old occurred

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A father told police he was in the process of a custody exchange when the deadly crash that claimed the life of his 1-year-old son occurred, according to an arrest report obtained by 8 News Now.

Cameron Hubbard-Jones, Royce Jones’ father, was one of the witnesses of the incident near Rampart and Lake Mead the evening of July 12.

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Jones told police he was on the phone with 23-year-old Lauren Prescia when she told him that she would beat him home and began speeding, the report says. Jones saw Prescia pass him near the intersection of Rampart and Summerlin Parkway. ... Read More

State of Nevada releases detailed look at federal funding received to date to help battle COVID-19 pandemic

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak released Monday a detailed look at federal funding that has flowed into Nevada so far to help battle the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Federal funding has been distributed throughout Nevada from the CARES Act to address public health needs and to fund state and local government programs for children, families, seniors, law enforcement, and health care providers.   

Part of that funding includes an estimated $1 billion that has or will be distributed directly to entities within Nevada, including health care providers and community health services, and for programs offered through state and local governments to date.  

According to the document released by Governor Sisolak’s office, some of the highlights of these allocations include: 

• $241 million in direct cash payments to Medicare providers in the State of Nevada to assist in their response to the COVID-19 pandemic. ... Read More

Inmate files lawsuit against Nevada Southern Detention Center over COVID-19 outbreak

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — An inmate at the privately run Nevada Southern Detention Center in Pahrump has filed a lawsuit claiming the prison is not following procedures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

The suit is filed against Core Civic, the warden and other employees, which run the detention center which houses federal prisoners and ICE detainees. It claims the rights of John David Nagel, an inmate out of Alaska, are being violated

According to a Nye County website, as of July 13, there are 162 positive cases in Pahrump with 30 of those cases being at the NCSO Detention Center. Twenty-three of the cases involve ICE detainees. Nagel’s lawsuit blames the prison for the outbreak of cases. ... Read More