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I-Team: Clark County reports 2 dozen more breakthrough COVID deaths; 1 in 5 new cases are among vaccinated

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Twenty-five people who had received a COVID-19 vaccine died in the past two weeks from the virus, new data from the Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD) showed.

The district now reports more than 9,000 breakthrough coronavirus cases in Clark County since vaccines were made available. Out of those 9,080 cases, 137 people died. For the month of September, about one out of every five new COVID-19 cases involves a person who was vaccinated.

“Given the large number of people being vaccinated in the United States and the high level of ongoing SARS-CoV-2 circulation, thousands of symptomatic vaccine breakthrough cases are expected, even if the vaccines remain as effective as demonstrative during clinical trials,” SNHD wrote in its latest report... Read More

No one injured during fire at gas station, does $3 million in damage

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – Firefighter crews responded to the first alarm fire at the convenience store of a gas station east of McCarran airport on 6115 S. Pecos, Monday morning.

Upon arriving crews noted heavy smoke and flames coming out of the front door and eaves and additional support was requested to help put out the fire.

The blaze started shortly at about 3 a.m. in the attic of the convenience store, and it quickly spread through the roof of the building, according to the incident commander with Clark County Fire Department.

Southwest Gas and Nevada Power were also notified to secure utilities while a 48-crew member team worked on putting out the fire in the early morning hours.

The cause of the blaze is under investigation, and the damage is estimated at $3 million.  ... Read More

Heller announces campaign for Nevada governor at Carson City event

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Former U.S. Sen. Dean Heller entered the Nevada governor's race, announcing his candidacy in his hometown of Carson City before a planned announcement Monday afternoon in Las Vegas.

Heller joins a group of Republicans lining up to oppose Democrat Gov. Steve Sisolak in what promises to be a hard-fought election.

“Working people in Nevada are fed up with crime, overregulation, mask and vaccine mandates, open borders, critical race theory, and skyrocketing gas prices,” Heller said in Carson City. “So am I. Our hardworking people are clamoring for strong, principled, conservative leadership and that’s what I will deliver for them.”

In a news release, Heller's campaign declared "Nevada can't afford another Sisolak term."... Read More

UPDATE: Fire sends smoke over downtown as commercial building burns

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Las Vegas firefighters are battling a blaze at the site of the Williams Costume Co. just southwest of Charleston Boulevard and Las Vegas Boulevard.

The fire at the single-story warehouse sent black smoke into the sky downtown.

A spokesperson said the fire is mostly out at this time. The building was vacant at the time.

The building is between E. California Street and E. Colorado Street, just west of S. 3rd Street... Read More

International travel convention begins in Las Vegas -- a model for other shows

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Las Vegas and the U.S. Travel Association are kicking off the city's first international trade show since the start of the pandemic.

The U.S. Travel Association's IPW has been overhauled as it brings together travel exhibitors, travel buyers, journalists and government representatives from across the globe.

This year's convention is relying heavily on appointments for convention-goers as they come to the convention floor at the Las Vegas Convention Center's West Hall. Registration was Saturday and Sunday, and now people are getting down to the business of travel.

Organizers describe the IPW show's mission as "connecting U.S. travel exhibitors with travel buyers and media to promote their product and negotiate future business, securing America’s position as a foremost global travel destination and showcasing the best of what the U.S. has to offer."... Read More

Investigators looking for cause of fire that gutted Mt. Charleston Lodge

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- This morning, investigators are still trying to figure out what caused the fire at the Mt. Charleston Lodge.

It could take several more days or weeks for investigators to release an official cause.

Many people we talked to said it's hard to believe a piece of Las Vegas history is gone.

"This was a gathering place you know not just for visitors coming up, but it was a gathering place for the community … the residents up here, all the folks that work up here through the forest service," said Leonie Mowat, director of operations and communications for the Southern Nevada Conservancy.

Our AVI8TOR drone captured video of the aftermath.

Friday's fire gutted the Mt. Charleston Lodge, leaving only a shell of a building. We brought you the story as it broke early Friday morning as firefighters battle the intense flames... Read More

FBI swarms Brian Laundrie's family home to execute search warrant related to Gabby Petito investigation

NORTH PORT, Fla. (WFLA) -- Law enforcement agencies swarmed the home of Brian Laundrie's family on Monday as the fiancé of Gabby Petito, who was identified by police as a person of interest in her disappearance, remains missing.

WFLA's Christine McLarty was outside the Laundrie family home in North Port Monday morning and reported seeing about 15 FBI and North Port police units swarm and tape off the home around 10 a.m. ET... Read More