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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

Couple accused of giving filler injections, botox without a license

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A man and woman are facing charges of allegedly operating an illegal medical facility and performing procedures such as lip plumping injections and botox without a license.

Kenny and Olga Girchenko were taken into custody on Oct. 15 and are charged with acting as a nurse without a license and acting as a medical practitioner without a license. Olga Girchenko is also facing a charge of obtaining money under false pretenses.

According to the arrest report, the Grinchenko's, who list their home address in Aurora, Colorado, used rental homes in Las Vegas to perform the procedures. They advertised themselves online as CoCo's Labios and claimed to be "licensed and certified to be lip specialists."

Investigators with Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department were tipped off after a woman had an allergic reaction to a lip injection and contacted the Nevada Board of Nurses. The board could find no one in the database named Olga Girchenko... Read More

Flavor Flav charged with domestic battery after arrest by Henderson police

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Flavor Flav was arrested on Oct. 5 in Henderson on a charge of domestic battery, according to Henderson police records.

The 62-year-old star is co-founder of the iconic rap group Public Enemy. His real name is William Jonathan Drayton, Jr.

According to records from the Henderson Police Department, Flavor Flav faces a misdemeanor domestic battery charge. He was accused of poking and grabbing a female member of his household, throwing her down and grabbing a phone out of her hand, according to national media reports from TMZ.com and RollingStone.com.

Police said he was booked into the Henderson Detention Center... Read More

Las Vegas Councilwoman Michele Fiore announces run for governor

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Las Vegas Councilwoman Michele Fiore announced Tuesday she will run for the Nevada governor's office. She is now among a handful of Republicans who have already jumped into the race for the GOP nomination in an attempt to unseat Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak.

Fiore who made the announcement during a news conference with her attorney released an "in-your-face" video announcing her candidacy.

In the video, she announces a "three-shot plan" that calls for ending vaccine mandates, banning critical race theory, and stopping voter fraud. She vowed to never stop fighting for the people she represents.

Fiore, a controversial figure, has recently been in the news over a dispute with fellow councilmember Victoria Seaman, who said Fiore bullied her. Earlier this year, Fiore relinquished the post of mayor pro team after making "racially charged" remarks at the Clark County Republican Convention... Read More

Large commuter plane crashes in Texas, no serious injuries

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- There were no serious injuries in a large commuter plane crash in Texas Tuesday morning.

The plane was carrying 21 people and crashed during takeoff from the Houston Executive Airport. Everyone on the plane was able to safely get off the plane.

WCOEM & WCSO are responding to a plane crash at Houston Executive Airport involving an MD-80 aircraft that was taking off from the Airport heading north. Early reports indicate that all 19 passengers and crew safely exited the aircraft with a report of 1 injury. AVOID THE AREA.

— Waller County OEM (@wallercountyoem) October 19, 2021

This is a developing story. Check back for updates... Read More

LIVE: Crash on US 95 Southbound before Spaghetti Bowl

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A crash on U.S. 95 Southbound is causing major traffic delays for drivers. The crash is before the Spaghetti Bowl and has blocked the left lanes.

Motorists may want to find an alternate route.

This is a developing story... Read More