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Police execute search warrant at home of gun-toting couple

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Authorities executed a search warrant at the St. Louis mansion of a white couple whose armed defense of their home during a recent racial injustice protest drew widespread attention, their attorney confirmed Saturday.

Mark and Patricia McCloskey, who are personal injury lawyers, were caught on video brandishing guns as demonstrators walked past their Renaissance palazzo-style home on June 28 while headed to protest outside of the mayor’s home nearby. The video showed Mark McCloskey, 61, wielding a long-barreled gun and Patricia McCloskey, 63 standing next to him waving a handgun... Read More

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Fire destroys much of 249-year-old church in California

SAN GABRIEL, Calif. (AP) — A fire early Saturday destroyed the rooftop and most of the interior of a California church that was undergoing renovation to mark its upcoming 250th anniversary celebration.

Fire alarms at the San Gabriel Mission rang around 4 a.m., and when firefighters responded to the historic structure they saw smoke rising from the wooden rooftop, San Gabriel Fire Capt. Paul Negrete said.

He said firefighters entered the church and tried to beat back the flames, but they had to retreat when roofing and other structural materials began to fall, Negrete said.

“We were trying to fight it from the inside, we weren’t able to because it became unsafe,” he said... Read More

Teenage surfer killed by shark, 2nd in Australia in a week

SYDNEY (AP) — A 15-year-old surfer died Saturday when he was mauled by a shark, the second fatal attack in a week in Australia and already at least the fifth this year.

Police said the boy was surfing at Wooli Beach, near Grafton, about 600 kilometers (370 miles) north of Sydney in New South Wales state just before 2:30 p.m. when he was attacked. The shark attack left him with severe injuries to his legs.

Several surfers came to the aid of the boy and helped him to shore for medical attention. Despite CPR efforts to revive him, he died at the scene.

Police initially said the victim was 17, but later corrected his age to 15.

Jim Simmons, mayor of Clarence Valley shire, said visitors had flocked to the region for the school holidays and there would likely have been many people in the water... Read More

Former Las Vegas gymnastics coach arrested for child sex crimes, police looking for additional victims

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Police are looking for victims that may have been sexually assaulted or abused by a former Las Vegas gymnastics coach.

The LVMPD arrested 52-year-old Terry Gray on Friday for multiple counts of lewdness with a minor.

Gray was a gymnastics coach in Las Vegas between 2009-2015. In 2019, police say Gray was suspended from coaching by USA Gymnastics.

Anyone who may have been a victim of Gray or has information about his crimes, is urged to contact the Sexual Assault Section at (702) 828-3421. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers by phone at (702) 385-5555, or report it to their website at www.crimestoppersofnv.com... Read More

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DETR Report: Less than 8 weeks of funding left for unemployment insurance claims

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Unemployment insurance money will run out in less than eight weeks, according to a weekly report released on the Nevada Department of Employment, Training & Rehabilitation’s (DETR) website Friday.

DETR had almost $2 billion in funds as of March 21, just days after Gov. Sisolak issued the statewide shutdown because of the coronavirus pandemic.

After distributing more than $127 million in unemployed claims this week, the DETR has less than $800 million left... Read More

Second stimulus check: GOP senators not ready to commit to direct payments

WASHINGTON (NEXSTAR) — While Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has said the Senate will discuss a second stimulus package and President Donald Trump has vowed it will happen “soon,” it remains unclear whether a direct payment or check will be part of that process.

Democrats are urging for another round of money to be sent to Americans while Republicans aren’t ready to commit to the idea.

Sen. John Cornyn, a Texas Republican, says we should get a little more clarity on the new stimulus package when Congress returns to Washington after the current recess.

“What the components of it are, I can’t tell you completely because there’s been a lot of work behind the scenes on various ideas. We know that a direct payment to individuals was done initially because they needed some financial help,” said Cornyn... Read More

NEW: Nevada reports third largest single-day increase in COVID-19 cases, 13 new deaths

*NOTE: Daily lab data on the DHHS Dashboard and SNHD reports is updated every morning for the previous day.

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Nevada reported its third largest single-day increase of COVID-19 cases on Friday, with 930 as deaths rose by 13 in the last 24 hours.

The Nevada Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is reporting 13 new COVID-19-related deaths across the state, 10 are in Clark County.

There are now 26,838 confirmed cases and 592 deaths in Nevada... Read More