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Sisolak pens letter to President Trump to keep J-1 Visa program alive for educators

CARSON CITY, NEVADA (KLAS) — Today, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak sent a letter to President Trump urging him to reverse course on his suspension of the J-1 Visa program for educators.   

As it stands, this Proclamation would negatively impact 95 teachers, 88 of whom were recruited to fill critical special education vacancies in Nevada.

The Clark County School District has been working with the Governor’s Office for New Americans and the Nevada Department of Education on this ongoing issue.

Today, I sent a letter to the @WhiteHouse, urging the President to reverse his suspension of the J-1 Visa program for educators. This Proclamation would negatively impact 95 teachers, 88 of whom were recruited to fill critical special education vacancies in our State. pic.twitter.com/wyYPJYq4tN... Read More

UPDATE: Man indicted on multiple child sex crime charges

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Michael Hines, 46, has been indicted on multiple child sex crime charges by a Clark County Grand Jury. Hines, identified as Jeffery Michael Clark in court documents, faces 59 felony charges.

The charges are as follows: ... Read More

Reno man arrested and charged for breaking windows at Reno Federal Courthouse during protest

RENO, Nev. (KLAS) — A Reno man made his first court appearance via video conference Thursday for allegedly destroying federal property following a protest relating to the death of George Floyd. According to court documents, 27-year-old Keith Moreno threw a cigarette receptacle and two rocks through the first-floor windows of the Bruce R. Thompson Federal Courthouse.

The alleged crime took place during the late evening of the May 30. Officials say Moreno broke three of the courthouse windows.

Moreno was arrested on July 1 after officials say he “boasted about having thrown the receptacle through a courthouse window on May 30. Additionally, they say he “bragged that law enforcement was not smart enough to find him” and claimed that, if there was further civil unrest or rioting, “I’d go right back to it.”... Read More

Semi-truck hits pedestrian near Lake Mead Pkwy. and Boulder Hwy.

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The eastbound lanes of Lake Mead Parkway near Boulder Highway are closed to traffic after a pedestrian was struck by a semi-truck.

According to Henderson police, the crash happened around 11:10 a.m. when a pedestrian stepped off a median into the roadway and the path of the truck which was headed eastbound.

The pedestrian was transported to a hospital in serious condition.

Neither speed or impairment appear to be factors in crash, police said.

East bound Lake Mead could be closed for a few more hours while police investigate the crash. Motorists are asked to avoid the area... Read More

COVID-19 response team discusses upswing in cases

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — As COVID-19 cases rise in Nevada, the state’s coronavirus task force is updating its efforts to slow the spread. It held a meeting Thursday morning.

The latest data from the state shows cases are growing at a rate of 3.5% which is more than twice what it was at the end of May and state officials anticipate more cases in the coming weeks.

Testing has increased and businesses in are in Phase 2 of the reopening.

The state conducted field observations this week and determined three out of four businesses are complying with the state guidelines but the highest not-compliance rate was found in bars and national brand retail stores. Gov. Sisolak has made it mandatory to wear face masks in public.

Some recent statistics show cases have shifted to a younger age group and the virus has increased significantly in the Hispanic community. Hispanics make now make up 63% of cases compared to 40% a month prior... Read More

NEW: Nevada reports 13 COVID-19 related deaths, 632 new cases

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Nevada saw its single-largest day for COVID-19 testing on Wednesday but 13 additional deaths were reported statewide. Over the past week, the state has set new daily records for the largest increases in reported COVID-19 cases. Hospitalizations are also seeing an upward trend.

The Nevada Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is reporting 632 new COVID-19 cases and 13 new COVID-19-related deaths across the state in the last 24 hours. This is the fifth-highest, single-day increase in cases for Nevada, according to DHHS data.

There are now 19,733 confirmed cases and 524 deaths in the state... Read More

Henderson Police ask for help locating missing 79-year-old man

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Henderson Police are asking for help locating a missing 79-year-old man who may be be in mental distress and could need medical assistance.

Jimmie Richard was last seen in the area of Galleria Drive and Gibson Road on July 1 around 6 p.m. He could be driving a 2011 black BMWi. Richard has black hair and brown eyes. He is six-foot tall and around 150 pounds.

Police are asking hospitals to check their registeries.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact Henderson Police at (702) 267-5000... Read More