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NEW: 1,075 COVID-19 cases reported statewide, 690 in Clark County

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Data released Thursday notes 1,075 new COVID-19 cases in Nevada and 690 in Clark County. There is now a total of 98,554 confirmed COVID-19 cases statewide with 80,794 in Clark County.

Nevada is reporting three new COVID-19 related deaths in the past 24 hours — with two from Clark County. Of the state’s 1,769 deaths, 1,508 are in Clark.

Nevada’s 14-day test positivity continues to rise, and currently stands at 10.0 percent. Governor Sisolak has expressed it's important for the state to stay below 10 percent, as a higher test positivity correlates to a spike in COVID-19 cases.

Clark County remains in the red on Nevada Health Response’s “county criteria tracker.” The county was flagged again this week for elevated disease transmission after meeting the criteria of high case rates and high test positivity. Clark is one of eight counties flagged in the tracker, updated daily on the DHHS Dashboard... Read More

Nevada Hispanic voters support Biden in new poll -- 62% to 29%

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Former Vice President Joe Biden leads President Donald Trump among Hispanic voters in Nevada, 62 percent to 29 percent in a new poll released by Telemundo Thursday morning. Seven percent of Hispanic voters in Nevada are undecided, and 2 percent chose "other," the Telemundo poll reports.

Telemundo's poll reported results from Nevada, Florida, Arizona and Texas with only five days until Election Day. While the lead is sizeable, analysts point out that 2016 Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton held a larger lead.

The Mason-Dixon poll surveyed 500 registered Hispanic voters in Nevada by telephone. The poll reports a margin of error of ± 4.5 percentage points.

Among female Latino voters in Nevada, Biden leads 65 percent to 25 percent. Male Latinos back Biden by a lower margin -- 58 percent to 34 percent.

In Clark County, Biden leads 64 percent to 27 percent among Latino voters... Read More

'It was awful,' witness describes plane crash in south Las Vegas that killed 2 people

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Two people are dead after a crash involving a small airplane in south Las Vegas.

The Clark County Fire Department responded to reports of the crash around 9:45 a.m. The plane went down at Raven Avenue and Hinson Street, near Pebble Road and South Valley View Boulevard.

Small plane crash near Pebble Road and South Valley View Boulevard on Oct. 29, 2020. (Photo credit: Barbara Morris)

Clark County Fire officials said the plane struck a construction trailer adjacent to a construction site. Inside that trailer was Bruce Langson who is building a home on the site.

"I heard a thud, crash and then a gigantic ball of flames, fuel splashed over my trailer," he said.

FAA records show the plane is a 1974 twin-engine Cessna 310 and took off from the North Las Vegas airport around 9:30 a.m. The plane was in the air for nine minutes before it crashed... Read More

State returns $28M in unclaimed property to Nevadans

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The state of Nevada has returned $28.5 million in unclaimed property to Nevadans during the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to the state treasurer's office, it undertook a special initiative last year to connect individuals and organizations with missing money and property, especially during the pandemic.

The office worked with the Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation through a special inter-agency program to help people who were filing for unemployment benefits receive their unclaimed property.

Thus far, the inter-agency program has processed and approved claims valued at over $1.4 million. Additional claims valued at $1.2 million, whose owners have been notified, remain outstanding... Read More

Northeast valley park expands, gets new playground

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A park in the northeast Las Vegas valley is bigger and better following a major facelift.

The Robert E. "Bob" Price park on Bonnie Lane near E. Lake Mead Boulevard and Sloan Lane has nearly doubled in size and has a new playground and shade structure.

County Commissioner Chairman Marilyn Kirkpatrick will host a grand opening Thursday at 3:30 p.m.

“Parks are important for our neighborhoods; they provide a sanctuary for communities to be healthy,” said Kirkpatrick. “The addition of the new park will not only give residents a place to relax, exercise, and play, but will also connect the senior center with the nearby recreation center.” The newly developed acreage bridges Robert E. “Bob” Price Recreation Center and Cora Coleman Senior Center... Read More

Tenants facing eviction can file documents online, avoid trip to courthouse

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Clark County residents facing eviction can avoid a trip to the Regional Justice Center by filing online.

According to a county news release, tenants can use a computer or cell phone to answer a series of questions that will be used to automatically prepare the required legal documents. In some cases, the required filing fee will be waived.

Tenants can find the guided interview at this link. Once there, tenants should select the “SUMMARY EVICTION: Tenant’s Answer (Clark County)” option. 

A video is available on the website that explains the process.  Additional assistance in using the online interview is offered by the Civil Law Self Help Center at (702) 671-3976 or at this link... Read More

Early Voting Day 12: Clark County voters have cast nearly 313K in-person ballots

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Clark County voters eclipsed Tuesday's mark by more than 2,000 votes, casting 27,994 ballots -- the largest turnout for the second week of early voting. Just two days remain to cast early votes in-person for the General Election.

That number brings the 12-day total of residents who voted in person to 312,943, according to the Clark County Election Department.

Early-voting sites will remain open through Friday, Oct. 30. You can also mail in your ballots or vote on election day on Nov. 3... Read More