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Cyber Safe Parent: Keeping your child safe from predators

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) --In our Cyber Safe Parent report, we're taking a look at how a network of thousands of law enforcement officers are working behind the scenes to help keep your kids safe from predators.

A Cyber Safe parent inquired about how exactly local law enforcement keeps our children safe from predators. It's called the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC).

"Our primary goal is to prevent the exploitation of children, our primary emphasis that we look into is those people that are trying to victimize children through what we call child sex abuse material," Lt. Allen Larsen, Metro Police said.

The ICAC Task Force is headed up by Metro police, working with the FBI, Henderson Police Department, North Las Vegas Police Department, and the Attorney General's office.

"We do follow up through our various investigative techniques," Larson added... Read More

Fashion Show Mall will be dog-friendly on Friday

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The Fashion Show Mall on the Las Vegas strip is becoming dog-friendly as of this Friday.

The mall is holding a dog adoption event Friday, Oct. 22 at 4 p.m. to kick off their changes.

Stores will also start offering dog merchandise and the mall plans to add a designated pet area... Read More

Surveillance video leads police to man suspected in August murder

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A man is in custody for the August murder of another man near downtown Las Vegas, records show.

Rommell Atlas, 32, is accused of shooting and killing Jeffrey Riha, 52, court documents said. Jail records show police arrested Atlas on Friday.

Riha was shot and killed near Maryland Parkway and Bonanza Road on Wednesday, Aug. 4. Police said they found Riha lying on the sidewalk with a gunshot wound to his head.

Through surveillance video, Metro police detectives determined Atlas was suspected in the murder, documents said.

Investigators later found the gun used in the murder and a pair of Atlas' pants in an apartment nearby, they said. During an interview with police, Atlas' brother told investigators his brother had been acting "like a 'demon' or a 'zombie'" that day.

Atlas faces one count of open murder. He was due in court Wednesday... Read More

Family grieving as police hunt for killer after road rage shooting on 215 Beltway early Monday

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- As the search continues for the gunman who shot and killed a man on the 215 Beltway early Monday morning, a family is grieving.

Family told us the victim is 25-year-old Glen Anthony Card III. The Clark County Coroner's Office confirmed that Tuesday afternoon.

Card was a father of three. The family is shocked by what happened here on the 215 Beltway.

Card is described as a funny and bright person.

Now the investigation into who shot Card continues. He died of a gunshot wound to the head.

Now it's a race against the clock. Metro is looking for the person who shot Card in the middle of the 215 Beltway around 2:20 a.m. Monday.

Police are actively looking for witnesses who may have seen a gray four-door sedan that morning.

They did not provide an update on the passenger who was sent to the hospital... Read More

Officer pursued vehicle, made arrest after crash involving motorcycle, SUV early Saturday

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A Metro police officer responding to the scene of a crash just before 2 a.m. Saturday spotted an oncoming vehicle fleeing the scene and pursued the vehicle in east Las Vegas, eventually arresting the driver on a DUI charge.

The crash at E. Cheyenne Avenue and N. Lamb Boulevard involved a silver Dodge Durango SUV and two people on a Harley Davidson motorcycle. The man and woman on the motorcycle were seriously injured in the crash.

An arrest report indicates the officer spotted the SUV southbound on Lamb as he was headed northbound toward the scene of the crash. When he recognized the vehicle from radio traffic describing the SUV, he made a u-turn and tried to pull over the driver.

The driver saw the patrol car and accelerated through a red light at Lake Mead Boulevard, according to the arrest report. He continued south on Lamb and turned east onto Kell Lane, nearly two miles south of the scene of the crash... Read More

Man charged with DUI found by police laying on sidewalk

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A man accused of causing two DUI crashes Friday and leaving both scenes was found laying on a mattress on the sidewalk.

Leonardo Sandoval Corona is charged with DUI causing substantial bodily harm, failure to render aid at a vehicle accident, failure to decrease speed and use due care, driving without a license, and failure to give information to the other party involved in the crash.

The crash happened at Hacienda Avenue and Rainbow Boulevard on Friday night, Oct. 15. According to the arrest report, police who responded to the scene found Sandoval Corona west of the collision site laying on a mattress on the sidewalk. The officers reported detecting a "strong odor" of alcohol and noticed that he had defecated in his pants. "I noticed that he struggled to stand without swaying," one officer said in the report... Read More

NEW: COVID-19 test positivity rates dropping, but mask rules unlikely to end soon

Below is the full COVID-19 report for Oct. 18.

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Nevada's test positivity rate continues to fall, a continuing sign that the spread of COVID-19 is on the decline. And while that's a good sign overall, the case rate in Clark County is still double where it needs to be before mask mandates can end.

Clark County's case rate has to drop below 50 for two full weeks before the mandates go away. It's currently at 99.8. The rate increased today, and while it is far lower than it was a few weeks ago, it hasn't been a steady decline.

Nevada's test positivity fell from 7.7% to 7.5% in data released today. Clark County's rate dropped from 6.7% to 6.6%. Both are well below the state's goal of 8%... Read More