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Metro Police ask public's help in identifying southeast valley porch pirates

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Metro Police are asking the public's help in identifying porch pirates in the southeast valley. Police say the individuals have stolen packages in neighborhoods near Eastern Avenue and the 215.

If you have information, please contact Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555 or on their website. ... Read More

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CCSD teachers, parents discuss returning to classrooms as President Biden releases timetable for reopening schools

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Reopening schools: that has been on the minds of many across the valley for 10 months now, as we still deal with the coronavirus.

Some say while the Clark County School District (CCSD) has made some progress, more needs to be done -- especially with new developments in Washington, D.C.

"I'm dying to get back in front of these kids," said Kristan Nigro, a kindergarten teacher at Schorr Elementary School.

Kristan Nigro — kindergarten teacher at Schorr Elementary School

The CCSD Board of Trustees recently voted to allow in-person instruction for small groups of students, on a voluntary basis. Nigro says her school does not have a concrete plan yet, but staff have been going through the proper protocols to figure out who exactly will return.

"It helps me feel very good about moving forward and to potentially getting kids back into the classroom," Nigro said... Read More

SLIDESHOW: Funny memes of Bernie Sanders and his Inaugural mittens is the gift that keeps on giving

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The photo of Bernie Sanders wearing his mittens and big puffy coat at the Inauguration is the gift that keeps on giving! Thanks to Sanders' practical clothing choices on a cold Washington day, he is the center of an endless amount of memes.

In the now viral photo, Sanders is sitting in his chair at President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris' Inauguration, all bundled up in his big coat and mittens. The altered photos/memes show the same thing, but instead, Sanders is sitting next to the Golden Knights' Ryan Reaves, or he's sitting next to the Golden Girls, or he's placed in a casino, or a front yard, or he's sitting on the iron throne from Game of Thrones. There are so many ways people are getting creative.

It's all so funny! Below is a slideshow of some of the funnier memes we came across... Read More

Nye County Deputy DA loses battle with COVID-19

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Another Nye County public servant has lost his battle with COVID-19. Deputy District Attorney Don Chairez passed away Thursday morning at Spring Valley Hospital.

The county district attorney says this comes a mere three days after the passing of Justice Court Bailiff Gerald "Bear" Smith. He also died from complications related to the virus.

According to a death announcement provided by Chairez's daughter Monica, he tested positive on December 20, 2020. She admitted him to the hospital on Christmas Eve due to shortness of breath, and he was on oxygen therapy for almost 30 days.

"We are devastated, and our hearts, thoughts and prayers go out to Don and his family, as they do to Bear and his family," said Nye County District Attorney Chris Arabia in a news release. "Don was a beloved father, husband, brother, and a beloved figure around the Pahrump Courthouse." ... Read More

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I-Team: Is there an afterlife? Bigelow talks the search for answers

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A Las Vegas businessman is plopping down $1 million to find out if there is evidence of an afterlife. Space entrepreneur Robert Bigelow has announced the creation of a new institute devoted to research into whether human consciousness survives physical death.

He gave his first and only on-camera interview to the I-Team's George Knapp.

Bigelow Aerospace's sprawling plant is idle for now, after it was shutdown during the early weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic due to being non-essential. However Bigelow, owner and founder, hopes that his plans to build inflatable habitats for use in future space stations could be revived.

In the meantime, Bigelow is pursuing his twin passions, what he calls the two Holy Grail questions of human existence: Are we alone in the universe? What happens to us when we die?

He decided at a young age to make enough money so he could go after the answers. ... Read More

City of Las Vegas law takes effect Sunday allowing alcohol deliveries from restaurants, convenience stores

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Starting Sunday, if you live in the Las Vegas city limits you can get alcohol from restaurants and convenience stores delivered right to your front door.  

Kyle Vannucci is the general manager at Michoacan Mexican Restaurant on Centennial Center and Tropical Parkway. 

Starting this weekend, Las Vegas businesses that sell alcohol, like Michoacan, as well as third-party delivery companies, will be able to deliver alcohol to city residents. 

"We pride ourselves on the best margaritas in Las Vegas,” Vannucci said. "Before, customers had to come pick up their alcohol. Now, this actually gives them opportunities to stay home and stay safe in their homes." 

The new law passed by the Las Vegas City Council hopes to give restaurants and convenience stores a needed boost after months of restrictions.  ... Read More

NEW: COVID-19 hospitalizations drop as Nevada reports 47 deaths

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Nevada reports 47 COVID-19-related deaths in the past 24 hours, with 40 of the deaths coming from Clark County, according to data released Thursday. The state set a single-day record for COVID-19-related deaths, reporting 71 yesterday.

Nevada’s 14-day rolling average is now 20 deaths per day.

Hospitalizations plunged statewide, dropping by 87 to 1,640 COVID-19 patients.

Nevada’s test positivity rate dropped again in reports released today, falling from 20.5% to 20.3%, continuing a week of declines. The test positivity rate had climbed steadily since Jan. 3 before declines over the past week. The record — 22.3% — was reported on Dec. 8, 2020. Clark County’s test positivity rate is 21.6%.

Nevada's coronavirus cases appear to be on a downward trend. The state is reporting 1,200 new COVID-19 cases, with 1,077 from Clark County. Nevada’s total cases are now at 266,343. Clark County has a total of 204,369... Read More