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NEW: Nevada passes 8,000 deaths in COVID-19 pandemic

Below is the full COVID-19 report for Nov. 29.

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Nevada passed 8,000 deaths during the COVID-19 pandemic, reporting 32 new deaths in data released today.

The state now counts 8,017 deaths attributed to the virus, with 6,190 of those deaths in Clark County.

Cases increased in today's reports, growing from a 5-day total of 1,823 (an average of about 365 cases each day) to a single-day total of 840.

But other measurements didn't indicate significant growth in the spread of COVID-19. The state's test positivity held steady at 7.2% (6.7% in Clark County), and hospitalizations dropped to 651 (538 in Clark County).

The daily case rate climbed to 91.3 -- still "substantial" -- after plunging to 83.1 after the holiday weekend... Read More

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I-Team sources: Metro police investigating room attendant's death at Bally's

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Metro police are investigating a guest room attendant’s death at Bally’s Las Vegas Hotel and Casino, sources tell the I-Team. 

The Clark County Coroner's Office on Tuesday identified the woman as 61-year-old Basilisa Smith. Her body was discovered Sunday afternoon. She was taken to Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead just after 5:30 p.m.

It was unclear if she died from a homicide or another reason and her cause of death has not yet been determined.

Due to the early nature of the investigation, specific details about the woman or the circumstances have not been released. 

Police are also investigating a shooting that occurred at Bally's early Sunday morning. There is no known connection between the incidents... Read More

New video shows Michigan school students huddled in classroom during shooting; suspect's father linked to weapon

OXFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A new video obtained by Nexstar, shows several students huddled together in a classroom after a 15-year-old sophomore opened fire at his Michigan high school on Tuesday, killing three students and wounding eight others, including at least one teacher, authorities said.

Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard says the suspect's father had bought a 9mm Sig Sauer used in the shooting on Friday, Bouchard said, adding that he did not know why the man bought the gun.

Oakland County Undersheriff Mike McCabe said at a news conference that investigators were still trying to determine a motive for the shooting at Oxford High School in Oxford Township, a community of about 22,000 people roughly 30 miles (48 kilometers) north of Detroit... Read More

Ostrich bone used in attack on PetSmart customer, police report says

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A man facing an attempted murder charge in a Nov. 8 beating at a PetSmart store allegedly used a foot-and-a-half long ostrich bone to beat another man over the head, according to a Metro police report.

Juan Darius Hamilton, 22, was arrested a day after the incident at the PetSmart at 5915 S. Eastern Avenue in Las Vegas.

The two men were in the store when an argument broke out over face masks. Hamilton was apparently angry that others in the store weren't wearing a mask, according to the report. Details of that argument were unclear.

After leaving the store, Hamilton returned and grabbed a "Cape Ostrich bone" -- a dog treat sold in the store -- and hit the man in the head, according to the report. He then left the store... Read More

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Other students injured, hospitalized in fraternity boxing match in prior years, says Valencia family

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The family of Nathan Valencia said it welcomes an investigation by the Nevada Athletic Commission following the death of the 20-year-old UNLV student after taking part in a fraternity boxing match.

Commission Chairman Stephen J. Cloobeck said the investigation will look into whether there were paramedics at the event and whether the referee was licensed and had been drinking alcohol at the event... Read More

Athletic commission blames UNLV in student's death following fraternity charity boxing event

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The Nevada State Athletic Commission has launched an investigation into the fraternity charity boxing event that UNLV student Nathan Valencia took part in days before he died from blunt force head trauma.

During a live stream news conference Tuesday, Chairman Stephan J. Cloobeck said the commission takes this tragedy very seriously. "Our hearts go out to the Valencia family and loved ones," he said. "This is unnecessary and shouldn't have happened."

Valencia, 20, a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity took part in the charity boxing event held by the Kappa Sigma fraternity on Nov. 19. He collapsed after his boxing match and died four days later.

Cloobeck said the commission doesn't have the ability to sanction the event but does have the ability to investigate it.

"This is a homicide as the coroner expressed," Cloobeck said. "This is an event that Metro needs to fully investigate as a homicide."... Read More

Adele announces Las Vegas residency

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Adele announced on her website she is doing a residency in Las Vegas at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace. It is called Weekends with Adele and will run from Friday, Jan. 21, 2022 to April 16, 2022.

According to the website, presale tickets will be available through registration using Ticketmaster Verified Fan which opens at 6 a.m. (PT) on Tuesday, Nov. 30. and continues to 12 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2. The Verified Fan Presale will begin Tuesday, Dec. 7 at 10 a.m. (PT).

Only fans that receive a unique code will have the chance to purchase tickets for performances on a first come, first served basis.

The demand for tickets is expected to be high and due to limited availability. According to Ticketmaster, if the demand from the Verified Fans exceeds supply, there will not be a public sale. People are encouraged to register for Verified Fan... Read More