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Gaming Control Board 'fully supportive' of new mask mandate in Clark County

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The Nevada Gaming Control Board (GCB) is "fully supportive" of the Clark County Commission's latest mask mandate. Commissioners voted Tuesday to require all employees to wear masks while in indoor public places at work.

The GCB issued a statement on the ruling Wednesday, which reads:

When the Board issued Industry Notice #2021-48 earlier this year, it did so knowing that the pandemic would be an evolving emergency for the foreseeable future, and that local jurisdictions would act in the best interests of their constituents.

As a partner in the mitigation and management of the COVID-19 pandemic since its inception, the Board is fully supportive of the Southern Nevada Health District and the Clark County Commission in its mask mandate for employees in Clark County.

The Board will ensure compliance with this requirement in Clark County within the Board’s areas of jurisdiction."... Read More

NEW: Nevada reports 28 deaths -- 27 from Clark County -- as COVID-19 spreads

Below is the full COVID-19 report for Tuesday, July 20

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Just over two weeks since the Fourth of July holiday weekend, COVID-19 is taking a heavy toll again, with 28 deaths reported statewide, according to data released Wednesday. And 27 of those deaths came in Clark County.

A look at trends in hospitalizations and the state's test positivity rate show no sign of slowing.

Nevada has nearly reached 1,000 hospitalized COVID-19 patients again, with 994 reported today. That number increased by 64 in just one day.

The state's test positivity rate is at 12.6%, growing steadily since mid-June. That growth is being fueled by the infections in Clark County, where 14% of COVID-19 tests are coming back positive... Read More

I-Team: Police solve 1989 cold case murder of 14-year-old Las Vegas girl

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- For more than three decades, there has been no suspect in the murder case of 14-year-old Stephanie Anne Isaacson. But that changed Wednesday when Las Vegas police announced they have solved the case.

Metro police held a news conference to give an update on the 32-year-old murder case of the teenager.

"We have identified multiple persons of interest over the last decades," said Lt. Ray Spencer. "It was not until July of 2021 that we were able to identify a suspect."

According to Metro, Isaacson, an Eldorado High School student, was attacked as she walked to school around 6:30 a.m. on June 1, 1989. No one would know anything happened to the teen until hours later when her father became concerned when she didn't return home after school.

After learning from her friends that she had not been seen at school all day, he called police. ... Read More

Local employers weigh in on new employee mask requirement in Clark County

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Starting at midnight Thursday, many employees in Clark County will have to mask up once again.

County commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday night to require masks for employees when indoors in public spaces at their place of work, regardless of vaccination status. They say their decision was a result of the rising COVID-19 cases and stagnating vaccine rates in Southern Nevada.

There is some frustration with the new requirement, but county leaders feel it is necessary.

"I'm a little disappointed that we're going back to masks," said JJ Wylie, co-owner of Grouchy John's Coffee.

For months, employees at the coffee shop were given the choice to mask up or not -- if they were vaccinated. But soon, that will no longer be the case.

"I'm a little disheartened that we've come this far, and it feels like we're taking a little step back," Wylie said... Read More

An important message to remember as auto thefts increase around the valley

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – It’s important to remember to protect your vehicle, as auto thefts across the valley are up 25%, according to Metro Police.

The department is reminding everyone that there are simple things you can do to keep from becoming a victim.

"Don't leave keys in the car and take everything with you and always lock the doors, even if you are just stepping across the street to get the mail," said resident Keyana Webb.

Although it seems like basic knowledge, more and more cars are getting vandalized and stolen across the region. The heat isn't stopping these thieves from taking your valuables. 

"In the apartment complex I live in, people will walk through and just check door handles," resident Michael Johnson told 8 News Now.  ... Read More

I-Team Vegas Unsolved: 'We're never going to celebrate Christmas again,' father's family offers reward in holiday murder

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Nearly seven months after a father was murdered outside his apartment on Christmas Day, his family and investigators continue to search for clues to find his killer.

David McMillan, 45, was shot and killed at an apartment complex at 5055 Jeffreys Street near Tropicana and Eastern avenues, according to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.

“We're never going to celebrate Christmas again,” Ross McMillan, David’s brother, said. “No one in my family.”

Ross McMillan described his brother as a loving father of four, a brother and a son.

“Every moment of his life, he just devoted it to being with his kids and his family,” he told the I-Team.

Police are not sure what led up to David’s murder, but someone shot and killed him on the night of December 25, 2020... Read More

HHS Sec. Xavier Becerra to visit Las Vegas July 22, will talk COVID surge response

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- U.S. Sec. of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra will visit Las Vegas on Thursday, July 22. He'll be talking the Biden-Harris Administration's COVID-19 surge response in Nevada.

Gov. Steve Sisolak will join Becerra, along with state and local officials.

While here, the secretary will visit the Clark County Fire Department Training Facility to delve into the COVID-19 surge response team's work. The facility is the epicenter of coordination for the team's response and support of state and local coronavirus vaccination and mitigation efforts.

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), state and local officials will brief Becerra privately.

The secretary will also visit a pop-up COVID-19 vaccine and testing clinic. ... Read More