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COVID spread declines at county's schools; Moapa Valley, Mojave at top of list

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The big picture at Nevada schools shows that COVID-19 infections are declining.

A state report this week indicates that new cases among staff and students has decreased by 22% over the past two weeks.

A look at Clark County schools tells a similar story.

In September, cases grew from 2,000 to 3,000 in 16 days. Since then, they have increased by less than 750 over 21 days.

Currently, the school with the highest number of cases is Moapa Valley High School, where there have been 62 cases.

That number represents a large portion of the school's enrollment, recently estimated at 528 students.

The next-highest number of cases is at Mojave High School in North Las Vegas, which has an enrollment that's about five times the number of students at Moapa.

Durango High School, once the school with the most cases, has fallen to third on the list, with 57... Read More

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Silver Knights head coach taking medical leave of absence

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) - The Henderson Silver Knights are getting ready to begin their season Friday night at home against Colorado and they will be doing it without their head coach. The team issued the following statment Friday afternoon.

“Henderson Silver Knights Head Coach Manny Viveiros will be taking a non-COVID medical leave of absence from the team. Assistant Coach Jamie Heward will assume the lead role in the interim alongside Joel Ward, Fred Brathwaite and Andrew Doty. We will provide additional updates when appropriate.”

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The Silver Knights begin their season at the Orleans Arena Friday and by April 2022 they plan to be in their new stadium being built in Henderson. ... Read More

Loud laughter on RTC bus leads to fight, deadly shooting Sunday night

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A man who got into a fight with people who laughed at him Sunday night on an RTC bus was eventually shot to death, according to a Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department arrest report.

Jettoni Zendel, a man in his late 20s who was on a bus northbound on Paradise Road at Sahara Avenue, yelled to the bus driver that he pressed the button for the wrong bus stop Sunday night. "My bad," he said.

A female passenger in the back of the bus yelled at Zendel and told him to walk, according to the report.

That made another man laugh -- and he continued to laugh loudly, prompting Zendel to confront him.

"Don't look at me," said the man who was laughing. The man is identified in the police report as a suspect wearing yellow.

The two were talking to each other, along with another man who police later identified as John Kirby, 22.

The three men got off the bus to fight just after 10 p.m... Read More

NEW: COVID-19 cases drop under 500 in Nevada, and below 300 in Clark County

Below is the full COVID-19 report for Oct. 14.

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- New COVID-19 cases in Clark County dropped under 300 for the first time since June in data released today. Cases statewide dipped under 500 heading into the weekend.

The decline in daily cases is the latest good news as the summer spike of COVID-19 cases is winding down.

The state reported 10 deaths, with five coming from Clark County.

Test positivity rates for the state and the county were both unchanged since yesterday. Nevada's rate is at 7.9% and the county's rate is at 6.9%. Nine of the state's 17 counties still have rates in of 10% or higher, with Elko County topping the rest at 22.6%... Read More

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Winds blamed for Aug. 13 collapse at La Bonita Supermarket

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The Aug. 13 collapse of a canopy on the front of a Las Vegas grocery store was caused by wind, according to an engineering review of the damage.

The La Bonita Supermarket at 2500 E. Desert Inn Road showed no unusual signs that suggest a structural defect caused the collapse, a letter sent to the Clark County building inspection supervisor Brian Johnson says.

Four people were hurt when the collapse occurred after a windy night. Gusts were reported at 35-45 mph the previous day, but the winds were not as bad when the front of the building fell in front of the store.

About 150 people who work at the store were reassigned to other locations.

The report was prepared by Kimley-Horn and Associates, a national engineering company with a Las Vegas office.

The structure was in good condition at the time of the collapse, according to the letter... Read More

MGM Resorts International hiring for 12 properties at job fair today

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- MGM Resorts International will be hiring full-time and part-time employees at a job fair being hosted by Goodwill of Southern Nevada.

The job fair is taking place on Friday, Oct. 15 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Goodwill's Boulevard Mall thrift store location at 3700 S. Maryland Parkway.

There will be on-the-spot hiring at the event for the following vacancies:

  • Security
  • Housekeeping
  • Porter
  • EVS
  • Retail
  • Fountain workers
  • Baristas
  • Lifeguards

MGM Resorts International has openings at the following properties:

  • Bellagio
  • Aria
  • Vdara
  • MGM Grand
  • The Mirage
  • Park MGM
  • Mandalay Bay Delano
  • Luxor
  • Excaliber
  • Circus Circus
  • New York, New York

MGM Resorts has a mandate that requires all new employees to be vaccinated and show proof of that vaccination... Read More

News 3's Tom Hawley dies after battle with cancer

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- For years, it was the voice of News 3's Tom Hawley that guided Las Vegas drivers around traffic snarls and crashes as they commuted across the valley.

According to KSNV, Hawley, 60, passed away Friday after a battle with pancreatic cancer.

Hawley grew up in Las Vegas and was a graduate of Rancho High School. He was the first television traffic reporter in the valley when he started in 1989.

8 News Now traffic reporter Nathan Tannenbaum fondly remembers Hawley... Read More