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Multiple catalytic converters illegally found following traffic stop, police say

LAS VEGAS (KLAS)-- Mesquite police arrested two people in connection with stolen catalytic converters during a traffic stop this past weekend.

Police say around 3:30 p.m on Saturday, Oct. 9., Mesquite police conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for a moving violation. The detective observed the female passenger was attempting to hide something as he approached the vehicle. While speaking to the male driver, the detective observed additional signs of possible criminal activity.

A certified drug-sniffing K9 was deployed to the scene and alerted police to the scent of illegal drugs inside the vehicle. During a search of the vehicle, police recovered 11 grams of heroin, 16 grams of methamphetamine, and multiple items of illegal drug paraphernalia. As they continued their search, police located several battery-powered saws, other tools commonly used in burglaries, and four catalytic converters that had been recently cut... Read More

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CCSD Police: Mojave High School coach arrested, accused of sexual conduct with student

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- According to Clark County School District Police, 21-year-old Michael Jones has been arrested on one count of sexual conduct between school staff/volunteer and student.

Jones served as a coach at Mojave High School since 2019.

The arrest stems from an investigation at Mojave High School in October 2021.

According to the release, Jones has been terminated from his position.

CCSD Police are asking anyone with information about the case or anyone who may have had inappropriate contact with Jones to call (702) 799-5411... Read More

Popular game pulls Gruden after email scandal

LAS VEGAS (KLAS)-- The backlash continues for Jon Gruden over his email controversy, EA Sports announced Wednesday it is removing the former Las Vegas Raiders head coach from its popular Madden 22 video game.

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EA put out a statement Wednesday on Twitter saying "EA Sports is committed to taking action in maintaining a culture of inclusion and equity.

EA says Gruden will be replaced by a "generic likeness" via a title update "in the coming weeks."

Gruden resigned from his job with the Las Vegas Raiders on Monday after emails of him using racist and homophobic comments surfaced. ... Read More

'No one is bigger ... than the Raiders shield:' Bisaccia introduced as new head coach

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The pause was longer than usual, punctuating his words and delivering a message as Rich Bisaccia took over as the Raiders head coach.

"No one person is bigger …," he started, the words hanging in the air as Bisaccia kept his eyes focused on the paper in front of him. Then he looked up as he finished: "… than the Raiders shield."

As Bisaccia was introduced as the new head coach during a Wednesday news conference, he didn't deflect questions about Jon Gruden's resignation and emphasized that the Raiders are a good team with an opportunity ahead.

"The message I gave to the team today was about the team. If we have a team that cares about each other, it's a tough team to beat," Bisaccia said.

"I think it's a good locker room. I think we have veteran leadership, I think we have a really good group of young guys. Derrick Carr is still going to be an extension of the coaching staff on offense."... Read More

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Nevadans still required to wear face coverings indoors, while in crowded outdoor spaces

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- All individuals in all counties in Nevada, regardless of vaccination status, are required to wear face coverings indoors or while in crowded outdoor settings, as of data from Oct. 11.

Today, Nevada Health Response provided an update on county risk levels as posted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

This week, Esmeralda and White Pine counties are listed as having a low and moderate risk of transmission, and if they maintain these levels for another week, the indoor mask mandate for vaccinated individuals will be lifted.

All other Nevada counties are listed as high transmission by the CDC.

Last week, Lincoln County was listed as low transmission, but as of Monday, the county is again showing a high transmission rate, according to the update.

For additional information on where and how this applies across Nevada, please view the files below:... Read More

Cirque du Soleil's KÀ returning to the MGM Grand stage on Nov. 24

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- KÀ by Cirque du Soleil is returning to the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on Wednesday, Nov. 24.

Combining acrobatic feats, Capoeira, puppetry, projections and martial arts, KÀ has been entertaining audiences on the Strip since 2004.

Tickets start at $69 are on sale now and can be purchased at cirquedusoleil.com/ka.

Cast and crew returned to rehearsals on Monday after the show closed its doors more than a year ago.

The cinematic production is the final Cirque du Soleil Las Vegas resident show to reopen this year.

KÀ tells the story of a heroic journey of love and conflict within an ever-changing theatrical landscape, set on a gravity-defying, 360-degree, rotating stage. KÀ will perform Saturday through Wednesday at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m... Read More

'Go back to the scene,' witness chased hit-and-run driver for blocks; victim identified

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Metro Police continue to investigate a fatal hit-and-run crash that happened in the east valley on Saturday, Oct. 9, involving a motorcycle and an SUV.

Police say the driver of the Chevrolet Tahoe SUV, 39-year-old Jose Luis Ochoa Picaso, did not display signs of impairment and was arrested and booked at the Clark County Detention Center on the following charges:

  • Duty to stop at scene of collision involving death
  • Vehicular manslaughter

The motorcyclist sustained critical injuries and was transported to UMC Trauma where she was pronounced dead at 3:37 p.m. The Clark County Coroner has identified the victim as 34-year-old Lindsay Ellen Brandt of Las Vegas.

DETAILS FROM POLICE REPORT... Read More