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93 new COVID-19 cases reported by SNHD, totaling 443 of Nevada’s 535

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The Southern Nevada Health District is reporting 93 new COVID-19 cases, pushing the total to 443 in Southern Nevada.

Statewide, 535 cases are reported by the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services.

There have been 10 deaths in Nevada, all in Clark County... Read More

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UPDATE: Suspect in custody following shooting that killed NHP trooper in White Pine County

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The shooting suspect in the killing of Nevada Highway Patrol trooper in White Pine County Friday morning has been taken into custody, according to a Facebook post by the Elko Police Department.

The trooper was shot while trying to assist a motorist on U.S. 93 near Ely in northeastern Nevada around 5:45 a.m., according to NHP.

Multiple agencies took part in the search for the suspect... Read More

Southwest Airlines cuts 1,500 daily flights

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Southwest Airlines plans to suspend 1,500 daily flights starting Friday. The cuts are a nearly 40% reduction in flights for the airline which is the busiest carrier in and out of McCarran International Airport.

The cuts are necessitated by the reduction of people flying due to the coronavirus outbreak. Officials hope the suspension of those flights will help the company curb major losses.

The airline is notifying customers and giving them alternate flight options.

The airline has also stopped all in-flight drink and snack service to avoid close interactions between the employees and public... Read More

Remembering 8 News Now anchor Polly Gonzalez

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — It will be 15 years this weekend since 8 News Now anchor Polly Gonzalez was killed in a car crash. Her two young daughters survived the crash.

The accident happened the day after Easter Sunday. She was on the road in California taking her daughters to see the wildflowers in Death Valley.

Many channel 8 viewers fondly remember Polly, not only for blazing a trail as the first Latina evening anchor in Las Vegas — but also for her heartfelt coverage and spirited delivery of news for Southern Nevadans.

She genuinely loved living in the Las Vegas valley and cared deeply for the community. She was raising her daughters, Sabrina and Gabriella here and contributed to our schools as a devoted mentor because she deeply believed education was the key to improving ourselves and building a better world for all of us... Read More

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Caesars Palace Las Vegas is dark, past guests, valley residents look forward to its comeback

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Caesars Palace Las Vegas Hotel & Casino took to their Facebook page to share images of an empty hotel and casino.

Comments on the social media post show past guests and locals looking forward to supporting the property when it opens after the coronavirus pandemic ends.

Photos gallery below:... Read More

House passes $2.2T virus relief bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — House OKs $2.2T rescue package for virus-ravaged economy and health system, rushing it to Trump for his signature.

The bill tosses a life preserver to a U.S. economy and health care system left flailing by the coronavirus pandemic, even though one maverick Republican threatened leaders’ plans for swift passage.

The House approved the sweeping measure by a voice vote, as strong majorities of both parties lined up behind the most colossal economic relief bill in the nation’s history.

It will ship payments of up to $1,200 to millions of Americans, bolster unemployment benefits, and offer loans, grants and tax breaks to businesses large and small. It also will flush billions more to states, local governments and the nation’s all but overwhelmed health care system.

Here is what some of Nevada’s representatives had to say before the vote... Read More

Former NBA player introduces new chapter, teaching kids

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – There’s been a handful of Las Vegans who’ve played in the National Basketball Association.

C.J. Watson
was one of the trailblazers after a successful college career at Tennessee. Over
his 10-year career, Watson played for several teams, but now the 35-year-old is
back home inspiring kids on a new chapter.

8 News Now Sports
anchor Jon Tritsch has the story. ... Read More