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First round of coronavirus stimulus checks on the way

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) – The first wave of Americans will receive stimulus payouts starting today, according to an internal plan circulated by IRS Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, The Washington Post reports.

Those who will be receiving this first round of payouts are those who have already given their bank account information to the IRS as well as Social Security beneficiaries who filed a federal tax return with direct deposit information.

The next phase of checks will be paid no later than the week of April 20, the Post reports.

The third and final round of payouts will be paid through checks and will be mailed at a date that is yet to be determined. ... Read More

LIVE NOW: 16.8M Americans thrown out of work as economic toll rises

NEW YORK (AP) — A staggering 16.8 million Americans have been thrown onto the unemployment rolls in just three weeks, underscoring the terrifying speed with which the coronavirus outbreak has brought world economies to their knees.

Meanwhile, world leaders and health officials fervently warned that the hard-won gains against the scourge must not be jeopardized by relaxing social distancing during Easter weekend, one of the busiest travel times of the year in Europe. Authorities across the continent banned holiday travel and set up roadblocks.

A spike in deaths in Britain and New York and surges of reported new infections in Japan and in India’s congested cities made it clear the battle is far from over.

New York state reported 799 more deaths, its third straight day of record-high fatalities. More than 7,000 people have died in the state, accounting for almost half the U.S. death toll of around 15,000... Read More

BREAKING: Homicide investigation, shooting near Rampart and Lake Mead

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department is currently investigating a shooting that happened Thursday morning on Shady Shores Circle near Rampart and Lake Mead Boulevard.

A victim has been transported to UMC Trauma. This is all the information we have at this time.

This is a developing story. Please stay with 8 News Now for updates... Read More

Stimulus check calculator: How much will I receive? When will I get it?

WASHINGTON, D.C. (NEXSTAR MEDIA WIRE) –Where is your stimulus check? How much will you receive? The federal government says it expects to begin making payments to millions of Americans under the new stimulus law by next week.

A document from the House Ways and Means Committee says the IRS will make about 60 million payments to Americans through direct deposit in mid-April, likely the week of April 13. According to the Washington Post, some people could receive their direct deposit payment as early as April 9.

People without direct deposit information on file at the IRS may not get checks until as late as mid-August or September... Read More

LIVE: Clark County, local officials provide coronavirus update for April 9


LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Clark County and other local officials will provide the community with an update on the latest efforts responding to the coronavirus situation at a news conference at 11 a.m. on April 9 in the Commission Chambers of the Clark County Government Center in downtown Las Vegas.

Taking part in the news conference will be Clark County Commission Chairman Marilyn Kirkpatrick, North Las Vegas Mayor John Lee, Boulder City Mayor Kiernan McManus, Clark County Fire Chief John Steinbeck, University Medical Center CEO Mason VanHouweling, Southern Nevada Health District Chief Health Officer Dr. Fermin Leguen, and Clark County Assistant County Manager Kevin Schiller... Read More

UPDATE: Clark County COVID-19 deaths increase to 71, state reporting 2,456 positive cases

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Clark County reported six new deaths Thursday morning, bringing the total of deaths in the county to 71. There are now 2,456 COVID-19 cases in Nevada and 81 COVID-19-related deaths reported statewide, according to the state’s Department of Health and Human Services.

The recent Clark County deaths are not yet reflected in the state’s reporting.

Gov. Steve Sisolak on Wednesday evening asked all agencies and groups reporting to the state to change their reporting practices so that the state would have more current information. Nevadans should expect the dashboard to update more frequently as these reporting practices change.

As he spoke during a live broadcast, Sisolak said that an additional death would change the count on the Nevada DHHS dashboard from 80 to 81.

Nevada surpassed 2,000 COVID-19 cases this week. ... Read More