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Non-vaccinated CCSD, ESEA employees to be paid for complying with COVID-19 testing

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The Clark County School District (CCSD) and the Education Support Employees Association (ESEA) have reached an agreement regarding compensation for mileage and pay with regard to employees complying with the mandatory testing directive for COVID-19 testing.

Employees will be compensated for their mileage and time, at the overtime rate when appropriate, for complying with the COVID-19 testing directive that was established for employees not vaccinated on or by August 4.

CCSD also stated that employees may receive their regular compensation for all travel and mandatory test time during their regular contract hours with prior supervisory approval and coordination.

In a separate agreement, CCSD and ESEA agreed that Specialized Programs Teacher Assistants (SPTAs) who are assigned to Helen J. Stewart School, Variety School, John F. Miller School, or Miley Achievement Center will receive a stipend of $1,000... Read More

NEW: Clark County's COVID-19 numbers improve, helping overall picture in Nevada

Below is the full COVID-19 report for Tuesday, Sept. 14

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Nevada reports just over 1,000 new COVID-19 cases and 26 deaths in data released today.

Declining hospitalizations statewide are "entirely driven by slowing hospitalizations within Clark County," the Nevada Hospital Association said today. COVID-19 indicators in Southern Nevada are much better than in rural counties, where hospitalizations have reached record levels.

NHA is also urging people to avoid going to the hospital for COVID-19 testing, as emergency rooms everywhere are overcrowded.

Cases remain high statewide, with 1,046 infections reported. In Clark County, there were 487 cases -- about 46% of Nevada's total.

Of the state's 26 deaths, 19 were reported in Clark County... Read More

Kick off Hispanic Heritage Month with 'Sabor Latino'

TAMPA, Fla. (NEXSTAR) -- When Hispanic Heritage Month rolls around each September 15, It's an opportunity to celebrate the many Latin-American, Spanish, and Mexican dishes we regularly enjoy in the United States.

To mark the occasion, we connected with many of the top Hispanic chefs across the nation and asked them to share their favorite recipes.

Watch "Sabor Latino" with hosts Jennifer Peñate and Marco Villarreal in the player above as they showcase the celebrity chef cooking demonstrations... Read More

Kick-off to Hispanic Heritage Month

NORTH LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Today begins a month-long celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month by celebrating the diverse cultures from all over Latin America.

Here in the Valley, we are profiling the award-winning Mariachi Program at the College of Southern Nevada.

“Wednesday’s event kicks off Hispanic Heritage Month,” Robert Bonora, Fine Arts Dept. Chair at College of Southern Nevada said. “It is free and open to the public from 5 p.m to 7 p.m. at the Tyrone Thompson Student center inside the North Las Vegas College of Southern Nevada Campus.”

Mariachi Plata is the College of Southern Nevada official Mariachi group. In just two years, the group has some of the top performers in the country... Read More

'Full of bad spirits:' Man accused of throwing girl off balcony believed she was a demon

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A man accused of throwing a 5-year-old girl head-first off a third-floor balcony on Sunday believed the girl was a demon and "full of bad spirits," according to a Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department arrest report.

Jarick Willis, 32, is in critical but stable condition at University Medical Center after the girl's mother shot him after he grabbed the girl by the hair and dragged her to the balcony and threw her over, according to accounts in the arrest report.

The girl landed "face first" on gravel below the balcony, according to a neighbor who witnessed the incident.

The girl's mother, Angela Matthews, got a gun from her purse and confronted Willis, who was in the shower. They struggled over the gun, and Willis was shot. He left, bleeding and naked, lowering himself down from the balcony.

Police found him after following the trail of blood, and took him into custody... Read More

Destructive 'devious licks' TikTok challenge a problem at some valley schools

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- School leaders are fed up, and notes are being sent to parents about a viral TikTok challenge that encourages to steal or damage things, like school soap dispensers.

Administrators at Brian Cram Middle School in the north valley sent a letter to parents about this growing trend.

The challenge is called "devious licks." A "lick" is slang for a successful theft.

Kids record themselves stealing or damaging school property. It's all about gaining followers on TikTok.

The challenge encourages criminal activity.

Students have stolen things including paper towel dispensers, speed limit signs, fire alarms, fire extinguishers, soap dispensers and even school projectors.

Cram Middle School principal Gary Bugash wants parents to talk to their children about why this criminal activity is wrong... Read More

National Association of Broadcasters cancels October show in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The National Association of Broadcasters has canceled its October event, and set its sights on April 2022 to return to Las Vegas.

The news was announced this morning on NAB's Facebook page.

The full announcement sent to members:... Read More