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Top CCSD schools for COVID: Arbor View breaks 200 cases, counts rising at middle, elementary schools

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Arbor View High School tops the list of schools with the highest number of COVID-19 cases, and it's the first school to report more than 200 cases.

Arbor View has had 50 new COVID-19 cases reported since Jan. 14, when schools began a five-day "Stop the Spread" pause. Spring Valley High School had 42 cases reported over that time, making it the school with the second-highest growth in cases.

At least 23 schools with double-digit COVID cases: A look at CCSD’s 5-day pause

Information released by the school district on Friday indicates student attendance has been down, with 84.2% of students in school on Wednesday, 85.97% on Thursday and 84.31% on Friday. The district said average attendance is about 90%... Read More

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Las Vegas doctor weighs in on future of COVID-19 pandemic

LAS VEGAS (KLAS)-- Nearly two years after COVID-19 was declared a pandemic, an expert told 8 News Now there's a chance the situation could change for the better this year. 

"It is still unfortunate," Las Vegan Kyle Copley said of the COVID-19 pandemic's current state in Las Vegas. 

After a serious spike over the last few weeks, Clark County reported a drop in daily coronavirus cases on Thursday and Friday. 

On Friday, data released showed a drop of nearly 2,500 from the record of 6,110 cases reported on January 8, 2022. 

The county's test positivity rate has also held steady at 38.2%, which is the first time the percentage didn't rise since December 21. ... Read More

Alcohol industry taking a hit as wine bottles, aluminum cans are hard to come by

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Glass wine bottles and aluminum cans are like gold right now for wine and beer producers as they are becoming hard to come by, a challenge they weren't expecting to face. 

"We were panicking a little bit, calling every distributor to try to supply our small winery needs," said Nicole Sharp, marketing director for Vegas Valley Winery. 

Sharp said they had just gotten their shipment of 8,000 wine bottles, but placed the order back in June. 

"We feel lucky we even got them, in addition to the shortage of bottles, the cost of bottles has more than doubled in a year and a half," Sharp said.

Sharp said she is hopeful the price increase doesn't pour over to the wines they make. However, the problem with not being able to find glass bottles is that wine could go to waste if it stays in the barrels for too long without being bottled and corked. ... Read More

NHL fan fair comes to Las Vegas for All-Star weekend

LAS VEGAS (KLAS)-- The National Hockey League will transform the Las Vegas Convention Center West Hall into 300,000 square feet of interactive hockey fun next month for the NHL All-Star Weekend.

2022 Truly Hard Seltzer NHL Fan Fair will offer hockey fans of all ages four days of family-friendly hockey interactive games and attractions, special appearances, trophies, memorabilia displays, and a chance to take a picture with the trophy displays, including the iconic Stanley Cup.

Hours for each day:... Read More

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Superintendent Jara announces new CCSD Chief Information Officer

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Superintendent of the Clark County School District (CCSD) Dr. Jesus F. Jara announced Dr. Marilyn Delmont as CCSD's new Chief Information Officer (CIO) on Thursday.

The CIO position is responsible for planning, leading, managing, and supervising all information technology services and operations within CCSD.

With more than 30 years of experience in information technology, Dr. Delmont currently serves as the Chief Information Officer for the Nevada Department of Employment, Training, and Rehabilitation.

Dr. Delmont has previously worked for the Nevada System of Higher Education, Minnesota State University, the City of Chandler, the Metropolitan Area Transit Authority of Atlanta, and Emory University... Read More

Suspect escapes custody after Las Vegas hospital releases him

LAS VEGAS (KLAS)-- Nye County sheriff's deputies were searching Friday for 35-year-old Larry Avila after they said he was mistakenly released from a hospital in Las Vegas without notifying them.

Avila is described as being 5 feet 4 inches fall and 165 lbs. with brown hair and brown eyes.

Last Saturday, deputies said they were in a pursuit with a motorcycle rider, believed to be Avila, that ended in the area of Oyster and Basin.

Avila was injured in the case, deputies said. He was identified later to have several nationwide warrants out of the 5th Judicial District Court for offenses regarding theft, stolen property and narcotics, the sheriff's office said.

Avila was transported to the hospital after he sustained injuries. The hospital was supposed to notify the NCSO when he was medically cleared to be booked into jail, deputies said... Read More

Smith Marketplace to open second location in Henderson

LAS VEGAS (KLAS)-- Smith's Food & Drugs to celebrate the grand opening of its second Smith's Marketplace location in Nevada.

The store, located at Cadence Village Center in Henderson, will open its doors to the public on Jan. 29. It is located at 845 E. Lake Mead Parkway near Warns Spring Road.

New $24M Smith’s Marketplace in Henderson will create 275 jobs

The 125,000-square-foot multi-department store will feature food, apparel, housewares, decor, hardware, and gardening items. There will also be a Murray’s Cheese Shop, Starbucks kiosk, Pizza Romana Station, freshly made sushi, floral department, Raider’s and Knight’s sports apparel, slot machines, a wine and beer tasting station, pharmacy, and gas station... Read More