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Recent storms stir up a nasty issue in Las Vegas valley channels

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Recent storms that hammered the Las Vegas valley with a slew of heavy rain, strong winds and flooding stirred up a nasty -- and unwanted -- issue. The Regional Flood Control District says debris is often trapped in channels, which sometimes also traps the water.

Trash filled one channel with everything from shoes to water bottles, containers, landscape and more.

Erin Neff with the flood control district says whenever we have good rain, all of the trash compiles in the flood control system. We have 677 miles of channels and washes, and we are seeing trash everywhere. ... Read More

I-Team: Las Vegas father accused of stabbing daughter, leaving her to die on road

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A father is accused of trying to kill his adult daughter, leaving her to die, and then threatening to kill other family members, records obtained by the I-Team say.

Juan Batista-Garcia, 58, called police around 1:30 a.m. on July 20, saying he had just killed his daughter, his arrest report says. He told a dispatcher he had left her body in a desert area in West Summerlin and was driving home to say goodbye to his wife.

Police found Batista-Garcia’s daughter on Charleston west of Sky Vista Drive. She had several cuts to her body, and she was rushed to UMC.

Police later took Batista-Garcia into custody without incident. Inside his car, police say they found a knife and a phone covered in blood. The knife had pieces of hair on it, police said.

Batista-Garcia reportedly told an arresting officer he had believed he had killed his daughter by stabbing her. ... Read More

New Nevada indoor mask policy goes into effect Friday, no matter vaccination status

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Nevada will adopt the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) updated mask guidelines on Friday, health leaders said Tuesday.

The CDC reversed course Tuesday, saying fully vaccinated Americans in areas with “substantial and high” transmission should wear masks indoors when in public as COVID-19 cases rise. Most of Nevada falls into those two risk categories.

Nevada’s new mask guideline will go into effect at 12:01 a.m. Friday. This overrides Clark County's employee mask mandate, which went into effect nearly two weeks ago.

The Nevada Gaming Control board added issued guidance Tuesday afternoon, saying resorts must make sure “all employees, patrons, and guests properly utilize face coverings” indoors. Casinos must also put up signage indicating masks are required, the notice said... Read More

Videos show police rescuing 6-month-old baby left in car outside casino

NORTH LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Video released Tuesday shows North Las Vegas police officers rescuing a 6-month-old baby from a car parked outside a casino.

Mitchell Hooks, 39, faces charges of child abuse/neglect and leaving a child unattended in a motor vehicle. Police say he left his son alone in the car at the Bighorn Casino around 9:45 p.m. on July 16.

Video shows Sgt. Becky Salkoff and Officer Osvaldo Cerda-Guzman arriving around 10:20 p.m., police said Tuesday. The videos also show the officers providing the child with water and EMTs caring to him.

The temperature outside at the time was 100 degrees. The boy was found when another customer heard him crying in the car and went to casino security, according to statements made to NLVPD... Read More

NEW: Nevada COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations soar as Clark County's test positivity nears 15%

Below is the full COVID-19 report for Monday, July 26

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The number of new COVID-19 hospitalized patients in Nevada soared on Monday as the state reported 1,124 new COVID-19 cases and 17 deaths in data released on Tuesday.

Nevada's test positivity rate is now at 13.7% up from 13.5% — and following Clark County’s steadily increasing rate of 14.9%.

All of Nevada’s 17 new deaths are from Clark County. A huge jump in hospitalizations, 112 in the past day, brought Nevada's total to 1,143 statewide.

Clark County continues to fuel the higher numbers, with 85% of Nevada’s COVID-19 cases. Eleven of Nevada’s 17 counties are now flagged for elevated risk of transmission, including Washoe County, Nevada’s second-largest metro area with Reno and Sparks... Read More

UPDATE: Southbound I-15 shut down between Charleston, Flamingo; suspect dead, officer in critical condition at UMC

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Southbound lanes of Interstate 15 are shut down after a Nevada Highway Patrol (NHP) trooper was injured in a car chase involving a carjacker, police said just after 12:30 p.m. The female suspect is dead, according to a union official.

Northbound I-15 reopened just before 5 p.m. after being closed for hours between Spring Mountain Road and Charleston Boulevard, but southbound lanes are expected to be closed for several hours more, according to Metro police.

Northbound lanes on I-15 opened up again. @8NewsNow #8NN... Read More

Masks required indoors when students return to Clark County schools on Aug. 9

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Clark County schools will reopen Aug. 9 with a mask requirement in place for students, teachers and other employees.

Updated mask, health, and safety protocols

Protocolos de mascarilla, salud y seguridad actualizados pic.twitter.com/NZxxOvhgxP

— CCSD (@ClarkCountySch) July 27, 2021

A tweet just before noon on Tuesday indicates the change is due to high transmission rates of COVID-19 and "alignment with recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Southern Nevada Health District and the American Academy of Pediatrics."

Mask requirements apply indoors, "unless medical or developmental conditions prohibit use," according to the Clark County School District (CCSD).

All students and staff must wear face masks on all CCSD buses, as well... Read More