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NEW: COVID-19 cases rise 37% in Clark County over past week; 23 deaths

The full COVID-19 report for May 10-16 appears below.

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- COVID-19 cases continue to climb in Clark County, rising by more than 37% over the past week according to data released today.

The 14-day moving average of daily COVID-19 cases has grown from 253 to 348, with 3,159 new cases, according to the state data for Clark County. Figures reported by the county are even higher, with an increase of 4,088 cases over numbers reported last week.

Statewide, the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services reports that the 14-day moving average has increased to 429 new cases each day, up from 317 last week. Nevada's total cases increased by 3,911 over the past week.

State health officials said last week that Nevadans should expect to see COVID-19 cases rise through May, and data shows cases rising by about a third statewide since last week... Read More

Veterans resource center to open in North Las Vegas in late 2022

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A groundbreaking took place Tuesday for a much-needed veterans resource center in the valley.

The center will be located in North Las Vegas on Centennial Parkway and Pecos Road by the Skyview YMCA.

8 News Now spoke to veterans and city leaders about how the new center will help those who served.

"This is something that the veteran community in Nevada has needed for a very long time," said North Las Vegas Veterans Community Commission Chairman Michael Kelly.

Kelly said the facility will be innovative and the first of it's kind in Nevada.

"This is something that the veteran community in Nevada has needed for a very long time, which is having a government-owned, government-run, veterans resource center," Kelly said.

It's meant to be a place where military veterans of all branches can meet, congregate, and receive the best help... Read More

Nevada No.7 for workers quitting as 'Great Resignation' continues

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Nevada ranks No.7 in the nation in a new survey that compares the rates at which people are quitting their jobs.

The "Great Resignation" has continued across the country, with people switching jobs in some case and leaving the workforce in other cases.

"As the economy has started to recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a surge in job openings, with some employers having a difficult time filling all their open positions," the survey reports.

The WalletHub survey released today indicates 3.3% of Nevadans quit in the most recent month that data was available -- higher than the 3.0% rate reported just two months ago.

That increase has bumped up the average monthly rate over the past 12 months. Nevada's average has risen to 3.76%, up slightly from 3.74%... Read More

Suspected Las Vegas hookah lounge shooter strikes deal to serve less than 5 years in prison

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The man accused of opening fire inside a Las Vegas hookah lounge, killing one person and injuring a dozen others, pleaded guilty Wednesday to a lesser charge, putting him in prison for up to four-and-a-half years, records showed.

The shooting happened around 3:15 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, at Manny’s Glo Afterdark Lounge on East Sahara Avenue near Maryland Parkway. At some point, a fight broke out between several people. At least one attendee was a known gang member, police said.

Demetreus Beard, known to his friends as “Avion,” 33, died from multiple gunshot wounds. Thirteen other people, including one shooter, Lee Wilson, 44, were hurt.

Lee Wilson was facing murder and attempted murder charges. (LVMPD/KLAS)

Wilson originally faced one charge of murder and several counts of attempted murder. As the I-Team first reported last month, grand jury transcripts revealed police suspected there were four other shooters, including Wilson... Read More

Cyber Safe Parent: Keeping your address, other information private online

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Can you keep your private information truly private in today's cyberworld?

More and more of our personal information is easily available online.

"With all of the modern technology that's out there, and various websites that are out there, it really does become a lot more tricky to safeguard your personal information as far as home address and things like that," said Lieutenant Allen Larsen with Las Vegas Metro police.

The leaked Supreme Court draft opinion detailing a decision that indicated the court intends to overturn Roe v. Wade pushed protesters to take to the streets outside the private homes of Supreme Court justices.

Try to see if your address is trackable online by searching for yourself.

"Type in your name and Google 'home address'," said Lt. Larsen.

So what can you do as a homeowner to keep your information private?... Read More

FBI, Metro announce $20K reward for murder, robbery suspects

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The FBI and Metro police announced they are looking for two suspects in a robbery and shooting that left a Las Vegas woman dead.

The wanted suspects are Christine Schultz and Michael Overton.

According to Las Vegas Metro police Lt. Ray Spencer, Natalie Manduley, 24, was killed on March 25, 2022, during a violent targeted home robbery.

"We have determined Christine Schultz had set up the robbery," he said. "She had went over to the house, made a phone call while she was there and that's what caused the other males to come to the house."

Spencer said Schultz knew Manduley.

"We believe the motive was that the boyfriend had expensive jewelry in the house," Spencer said... Read More

Got a parking ticket? You can pay with school supply donation in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The City of Las Vegas is launching a program that will allow anyone to pay parking fines with school supply donations.

Any driver issued a non-public safety parking ticket in Las Vegas from May 23 to June 23 will be able to resolve the ticket by providing school supplies of equal or greater value than the ticket fine.

Any supplies taken in by the city through the program will be donated to the Public Education Foundation's Teacher Exchange.

Some school supply items being accepted include:

  • Pencils
  • Pens
  • Erasers
  • Dry erase markers
  • Index cards
  • Paper towels
  • Disinfecting wipes
  • Card stock
  • Copy paper
  • Storage bins
  • Rulers
  • Scissors
  • Pencil sharpeners
  • Post-it notes

Public safety and handicap-related parking tickets are excluded... Read More