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NLVPD searching for missing, endangered man

NORTH LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — North Las Vegas Police are asking for the public’s help in finding a missing and endangered man. Officials say 32-year-old Herman Clemons went missing around 2 p.m. Sunday.

He was last seen taking out the trash near his home in the 1000 block of East Carey.

Clemons is described as a black man, 5’8″, 132 pounds. He was last seen wearing a blue shirt, jean shorts and a blue knee brace on his right knee. He is the male in the white shirt in the picture above.

Police say Clemons suffers from a “diminished mental capacity” making him unable to take care of himself.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Clemons is asked to contact the North Las Vegas Police Department immediately at (702) 633-9111... Read More

Prosecutors seek Friday court appearance for Epstein pal

NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors on Sunday asked a judge to schedule a Friday court appearance in New York for Jeffrey Epstein’s longtime associate to face charges she helped him recruit women to sexually abuse.

British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell, 58, was arrested Thursday at a $1 million estate on 156 acres that she purchased last December in Bradford, New Hampshire.

She has been detained without bail after agreeing to be moved to New York. Prosecutors have labeled her an “extreme risk of flight” and said they want her jailed until trial.

In a letter to a judge Sunday, prosecutors said they have communicated with Maxwell’s defense lawyer, Christian Everdell, who would like a Friday bail hearing after written arguments are submitted by both sides Thursday and Friday. She will also be arraigned at the hearing.

An email seeking comment was sent to Everdell... Read More

Places of worship told to stop singing, chanting as COVID-19 cases spike in California

LODI, Calif. (KTXL) — Churches and places of worship have already had to change how they have service because of the pandemic and now they’re being asked to make more changes.

State guidelines for places of worship now say to stop all singing and chanting during in-person services because it can increase the likelihood of spreading the virus. 

“Immediately, I thought that’s wrong. You can’t … we can’t do that,” said Jenny Miller, who attends Cross Culture Community Church in Lodi.

Congregants of the Cross Culture Community Church were locked out of their building after defying stay-at-home orders.

Miller said the governor has gone too far. ... Read More

NHL, NHLPA agree on protocols to resume season

(AP) — The NHL and NHL Players’ Association agreed Sunday on protocols to resume the season, a major step toward the return of hockey this summer.

Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly told The Associated Press there was an agreement on protocols for training camps and games and the sides are still negotiating an extension of the collective bargaining agreement, which is crucial to the process. 

A person with knowledge of the situation said the return-to-play protocols would only go into effect if each side votes to approve the full package of the CBA extension and return-to-play agreement. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because CBA talks are still ongoing.

To complete a return, two-thirds of the league’s board of governors and majorities of the players’ executive committee and full membership must vote in favor. ... Read More

‘GALS’ middle school prepares for opening amid COVID-19 pandemic

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Nevada’s first all girls school plans to open this fall, even during the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s a charter middle school, located on the campus of UNLV. 

It is called Girls Athletic Leadership School or “GALS” Las Vegas. The middle school plans to welcome sixth and seventh graders this fall.

School leaders continue to accept applications and noticed a recent uptick following the Clark County School District revealing its back to school COVID-19 plan.

“Our enrollment has increased enormously,” said Krista Yarberry, Head of School for Girls Athletic Leadership School.

Angelina Ortiz is part of the inaugural “GALS” class. She chose to come here this fall after attending a CCSD middle school.

“I’m really looking forward to everything that they’re looking to teach me,” Ortiz said. “There was a lot of boys where I couldn’t really get a good education, they were really loud.”... Read More

4th of July fires cause damage across Las Vegas valley, keep fire crews busy

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Fire crews had their hands full overnight, battling blazes across the valley on the Fourth of July. Some houses were impacted by those fires, leaving people without a place to stay.

This year’s Fourth of July was one of the busiest for Las Vegas Fire and Rescue. One reason for that is, unlike the past few years, some buildings were damaged.

This home near Jones & 95 was one fire crews responded to last night.

We’re told palm trees caught fire; the blaze extended to a parked vehicle and then charred part of the house. At least five homes were damaged and some people were even displaced.

There were around 175 calls Saturday night and Sunday morning — the most Las Vegas fire crews have ever received during the Fourth of July. A majority of them were outside tree fires or fires that started on the roof... Read More

Road improvement project on Jones begins Monday

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Construction begins Monday, July 6 on a nearly $6 million road improvement project along two miles of Jones Boulevard.

The upgrades from the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) will start at Smoke Ranch Road and work southbound, ending at Upland Boulevard. There will be lane restrictions in place through the construction process.

That 2-mile stretch of a bumpy ride will soon become smooth for drivers.

Photo Courtesy: NDOT

Those who live nearby say the upgrades are long over due.

“I exercise and I run these streets. I’ve lived in this area for ten years and these streets are a disaster,” Las Vegas resident Jimmy Melville said. “From what I’ve learned, they are going to repave them, the sidewalks, everything which is great!”... Read More