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Spilled marijuana leads to fight that ends in murder

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The Nye County Sheriff’s Office said on April 4 emergency dispatch received a call from a man asking for help. When deputies arrived in the area, they spoke with witnesses who said they heard two men fighting in a trailer located on Linda Street in Pahrump.

When deputies knocked on the door, 57-year-old Marco Torres told the deputies to leave, but they didn’t listen and forced their way into the door, and that is when officers found another man lying dead in the apartment with visible injuries to his head and face.

Torres told police he and his roommate were fighting over marijuana the roommate had spilled. The Nye County Sheriff’s Office said Torres told detectives that his roommate ran to the back room and called 911.

Torres said he was upset that his roommate called the police, so he smashed his phone to the ground and started choking him until he stopped breathing... Read More

Gov. Sisolak gives update on status of Nevada’s fight against COVID-19

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Gov. Steve Sisolak gave an update on the status of Nevada’s response against COVID-19 Monday.

He began by thanking Nevadans who’ve been staying home, saying, “I want to thank all the Nevadans who have been staying home for Nevada. You’re doing your part, and I want you to know how much I appreciate it.”

He said he was disappointed in those who hadn’t and said Nevadans must participate to help flatten the curve.

According to Sisolak, our state currently has:

  • 1,953 individuals that have tested positive for COVID-19
  • 15,676 negative tests
  • 17,629 total tests

Nevada has received 3,000 reagent kits and 4,000 test swabs from the government. He said this is not nearly enough to complete the amount of testing necessary. Sisolak said as a result, they are continuing to aggressively expand testing options within state labs. ... Read More

As U.S. marks 10,000 coronavirus deaths, Trump hopeful situation will improve

As the U.S. approaches 400,000 coronavirus cases, our team in Washington, D.C. is examining the issues that likely won’t be feature tonight during primetime cable news. You can watch their exclusive stories above.

TOP CORONAVIRUS HEADLINES:

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was moved to the intensive care unit of a London hospital after his coronavirus symptoms worsened Monday. In New York, there are faint glimmers of hope as deaths from the new coronavirus appear to be leveling off.

New York City remains the epicenter of the pandemic in the U.S., and New Orleans and Detroit still face worrying days ahead. Infectious disease specialist Dr. Anthony Fauci expressed careful optimism that new cases may be starting to slow down.

WHAT’S HAPPENING TODAY:... Read More

Domino’s to give away 10 million slices of pizza during COVID-19 pandemic

NEXSTAR (KLAS) – Domino’s pizza is giving away roughly 10 million slices of pizza to help feed those most affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

Company- and franchise-owned locations across the country will start donating slices to people in their communities starting this week, according to a Domino’s news release. Every Domino’s store will have 200 pizzas to distribute... Read More

Metro taking extensive measures to protect CCDC inmates from COVID-19

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Metro Police say they are protecting Clark County Detention Center inmates from COVID-19 with enhanced measures. The department noted many of these measures were put into practice starting January 2020.

There have been no confirmed cases of the virus in any of Metro’s detention facilities, according to a press release.

Since March 12, 270 of the nearly 3,100 inmates have been tracked and monitored for coronavirus. Thirteen were tested. Of those tested, 11 were negative and two are pending.

The following are the measures CCDC and Metro employees are practicing: ... Read More

What you need to know today about the virus outbreak

LAS VEGAS (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was moved to the intensive care unit of a London hospital after his coronavirus symptoms worsened Monday. In New York, there are faint glimmers of hope as deaths from the new coronavirus appear to be leveling off.

President Donald Trump said he was saddened to hear Johnson’s condition had worsened a day after the prime minister was admitted for what were described as routine tests.

Trump said at an afternoon news briefing that he’d called New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo earlier Monday to let him know that the Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort can now be used for COVID-19 patients from New York and New Jersey... Read More

Governor’s Office for New Americans extends outreach with multilingual PSA

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Gov. Steve Sisolak and other state leaders continued to implore all Nevadans to “Stay Home for Nevada” in a new PSA featuring six languages.

The Governor’s Office for New Americans (ONA) launched the inspirational video including Amharic, Vietnamese, Spanish, Tagalog, Chinese and English.

“Our families and neighborhoods are stronger and healthier when we show up for one another in moments of crisis, and currently, the best way to do so is to stay home to help slow the spread of COVID-19, said ONA Director Amaka Ozobia.

According to a news release, the ONA is working on a series of PSA’s to continue its outreach to the state’s diverse communities.

The ONA has staff members fluent in English, Spanish and Tagalog to help assist with its mission in reaching everyone. ... Read More