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Black Friday takes on a new look amid pandemic; shoppers note smaller crowds

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Black Friday shopping looked a bit different this year, as many retailers adjusted their plans to avoid large crowds. Instead of long lines and early crowds, there was a slower stream of holiday shoppers.

Due to health and safety protocols, stores like The Arsenal at City National Arena only let a certain number of shoppers in at a time.

"You've gotta keep your distance, but at the same time, it kind of makes you excited for the future when we get back to games and look at things that we took for granted and kind of appreciate it more," said Black Friday shopper Braxton Egbert. ... Read More

Witness to random Henderson shooting says she heard a dozen gunshots

HENDERSON, Nev. (KLAS) -- Random shootings across Henderson left a 22-year-old man dead and several others injured on Thanksgiving, police said. At least two suspects believed to be involved in the murder were arrested in western Arizona.

Officers said they received several calls from around the city about reports of gunshots. Police were called to the 7-Eleven on East Lake Mead Parkway and Sunset Road around 1 a.m.

Police found the victim deceased from an apparent gunshot wound in the store’s parking lot, they said. Three men and one woman were also injured, all with gunshot wounds. All four are expected to survive.

“I heard a gunshot and it echoed into the whole neighborhood,” neighbor Melissa Wells said. “Not even 30 seconds later, I heard maybe three more gunshots, and then after that, another sequence, probably two or three. I'd say there were probably a total of maybe 12 or 13.”... Read More

Los Angeles issues stay-home order as coronavirus surges

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County announced a new stay-home order Friday as coronavirus cases surge out of control in the nation’s most populous county.

The three-week order takes effect Monday. It came as the county confirmed 24 new deaths and 4,544 new cases of COVID-19. The five-day average of new cases was 4,751.

Nearly 2,000 people in the county are hospitalized.

“We know we are asking a lot from so many who have been sacrificing for months on end,” Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer said. “Acting with collective urgency right now is essential if we want to put a stop to this surge.”

The order advises residents to stay home “as much as possible" and to wear a face covering when they go out. It bans people from gathering with people who aren't in their households, whether publicly or privately... Read More

Oddsmakers look ahead to potential Super Bowl matchups

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — We're deep in the second half of the NFL season and this is a good opportunity to talk about who is going to be in the Super Bowl. The oddsmakers and the bettors here in Vegas are making their picks.

 “Saints right now they've got the number one seed eight and two record they’re six to one and a little bit more top heavy there, you got the Chiefs obviously the favorite at three to one and the Steelers being undefeated they’re five and a half to one,” said Jeff Stoneback of BetMGM.

The Raiders are long shots at 50 to one to make the Super Bowl after that last that last minute loss to the Chiefs last Sunday. They are in Atlanta for week 12, and the Falcons are unpredictable but dangerous... Read More

No significant cooking fires reported in Las Vegas on Thanksgiving

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Las Vegas Fire & Rescue officials called it "one of the calmest Thanksgivings in at least the past 25 years." There were reportedly no major cooking fires in the City of Las Vegas during Thanksgiving.

Firefighters did respond to one oven fire, but it was out by the time firefighters arrived. There was also no damage reported.

There were also no carbon monoxide calls related to cooking. One carbon monoxide call was made on Thanksgiving, but it was related to a water heater.

Officials say this is ironic, due to the fact that since the pandemic, cooking fires have increased as a whole in Las Vegas. This is because people have been staying home and cooking more... Read More

NEW: 1,536 COVID-19 cases reported in Nevada on Thanksgiving

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Nevada reported 1,536 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, according to data released Friday.

Nevada’s record was set Wednesday, with 3,159 positive tests reported on Tuesday.

This is the first day in a week Nevada has reported fewer than 2,000 COVID-19 cases.

Nevada is reporting two deaths, with zero deaths coming from Clark County. More than 90 percent of the cases reported Thursday — 1,409 — are from the state’s most populous county.

There is now a total of 145,317 confirmed COVID-19 cases statewide, with 112,894 in Clark County.

More than 1,000 coronavirus cases have been reported in Nevada in 23 of the past 24 days.

Nevada also reported a record-high for hospitalizations on Wednesday, with 1,440 confirmed/suspected cases. The previous record — 1,414 — was reported Tuesday.

There was no new hospitalization data released Friday, due to the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday... Read More

COVID-19 pandemic leads to calmer Black Friday across Las Vegas Valley

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — So, what is Black Friday looking like here in the valley? Stores opened early to shoppers Friday morning.

But it was not the normal stampede of customers we've become used to seeing in previous years.

Throughout the morning, our crew saw employees running out with curbside orders.

Retailers had a few strategies to avoid massive crowds during the pandemic: no door buster deals, curbside pickup and deals online.

Televisions will be the hot item this year, according to a group that tracks product sales.  NPD Group says practical items like televisions, computer monitors and keyboards will be hot sellers.

That follows a recent trend of customers buying those things to help them work from home.

One customer told 8 News Now he got a great deal on a 65-inch Sony OLED TV. He said it was discounted $1,000.

But, you should remember that deals are also available online... Read More