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Grammy Awards moving to Las Vegas on April 3, CBS announces

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- CBS is moving the Grammy Awards to Las Vegas.

A tweet announced the change on Tuesday, setting the star-studded awards show on April 3.

The show will air from the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Trevor Noah is scheduled to host the show, which was previously scheduled in Los Angeles on Jan. 31. The show will begin at 5 p.m. PST, and run until 8:30 p.m.

The show was moved from Los Angeles because of COVID concerns.

The late change could mean scheduling conflicts for some artists.

Billie Eilish, who plays at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Friday, April 1, is scheduled to perform on April 3 in Glendale, Arizona. Olivia Rodrigo and Justin Bieber have open dates on their concert schedules.

Eilish, Rodrigo and Bieber are in the field of 10 nominees for record of the year.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.... Read More

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NEW: Nearly 4,900 cases in Clark County; 4-day totals show big increase statewide

Below is the full COVID-19 report for Jan. 14-17.

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Clark County reports 4,870 new cases in the past day, with the test positivity rate now at 37.4% in data released today.

Reports released Tuesday by the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services provide the first look at the continuing omicron surge since last week. Four-day totals (Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday testing) shows COVID-19 is still causing severe illness for many people in the county and throughout the state.

Statewide, 21,418 new cases were reported over the 4-day period. Clark County's total was 17,571 -- 82% of the cases in Nevada... Read More

How to get your finances in order for 2022

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- One of your goals for the new year might be to get your finances in order and set a budget.

Financial experts recommend taking a look at your finances from the previous year to see where you spent the most money and what unexpected expenses came up. This helps when setting a baseline for a budget.

It's a good idea to set some new savings goals. Maybe you want to save for a car, home or just build up your emergency account.

Goodwill and HELP of Southern Nevada offer budgeting workshops.

"With my budgeting now, it's allowed me to become more aware. I'm like an automatic calculator. The second I hear about something I am constantly breaking it down from paycheck to paycheck, days to weeks," said Andrae Robinson who participated in Goodwill's budget workshop.

There are also numerous free apps, such as Every Dollar, that can help you set a budget... Read More

How to order your free at-home COVID tests from the federal government

(NEXSTAR) - Americans are now able to request free at-home COVID-19 tests from the federal government as the country faces widespread shortages. Those shortages will also impact how many free tests you can request, with the White House limiting orders to just four free tests per home.

While it was initially reported that the website would not begin accepting orders until Wednesday, Jan. 19, the website, COVIDTests.gov, is now online and appears to be processing requests for tests. These tests are completely free to order, with tests expected to ship within 7 to 12 days.

Available tests are rapid antigen at-home tests, not PCR tests. All of the tests being shipped are FDA-authorized, but you will not be able to select which brand you receive. The tests give results within 30 minutes and can be used whether or not you have COVID-19 symptoms or are vaccinated. ... Read More

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Metro identifies 2 officers involved in shooting man on Las Vegas Blvd.

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department has released the identities of the two police officers involved in the shooting of a man last week.

The officers involved are Zachary Falldorf, 32, who has been with Metro since 2018, and Dominic Lee, 37, who has been with Metro since 2017.

Both opened fire on a suspect on Wednesday, Jan. 12 on Las Vegas Boulevard, near Sunset Road, around 10:42 p.m. Metro police said the suspect suffered critical injuries.

According to Metro, a woman summoned officers in the area for assistance and when they were speaking to her, a man got out of a vehicle and opened fire on the officers.

The officers have been placed on routine paid administrative leave pending the
the outcome of a review of the shooting... Read More

Proposal pulled for tiger sanctuary near Las Vegas Strip

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A magician who proposed a tiger sanctuary off the Las Vegas Strip has pulled his application, officials confirmed Tuesday to 8 News Now.

Jay Owenhouse is based in Bozeman, Montana, with his three Bengal tigers. He had applied to open a tiger sanctuary in a vacant parking lot near Paradise Road and Sahara Avenue for a yearlong magic show.

Commissioner Tick Segerblom and a county official confirmed the withdrawal.

Owenhouse’s plans included having an 11-foot barbed wired fence along with 24-hour supervision.

In 2020, Owenhouse had the plans for his tiger magic show and sanctuary approved for a location on the south end of the Strip but landowners changed their minds... Read More

No, Nevada didn't order recalled COVID-19 tests

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- More than half a million COVID-19 tests ordered by the governor's office are new and not part of a recall involving a test with a similar name, the 8 News Now I-Team confirmed Tuesday.

Nearly 600,000 test kits will be delivered to Nevada by the end of January, Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak said last week. The order is being paid for through federal COVID money.

The Flowflex COVID-19 Antigen Home Test allows for in-home testing with results in 15 minutes.

Another product, the Flowflex SARS-CoV-2 Antigen Rapid Test, is not authorized for use in the United States. The company that makes the Flowflex test called it an "unauthorized, adulterated and misbranded counterfeit product."... Read More