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Rebel basketball set to take on #14 North Carolina Monday

LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) - The UNLV men’s basketball team will open play at the 2020 Camping World Maui Invitational against No. 16 North Carolina on Monday, November 30, at 4 p.m. PT. The tournament has been moved to Asheville, North Carolina because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Runnin’ Rebels opened their second year under head coach T.J. Otzelberger on Wednesday at the Thomas & Mack Center falling to Montana State, 91-78. 
Coming off a tie for second place in the Mountain West standings last season, UNLV has an entirely new look this year as 10 of its 13 scholarship players had yet to play in a game for the Runnin’ Rebels as the 2020-21 season began... Read More

New details uncovered regarding house fire that led to Tony Hsieh’s death

NEW LONDON, Conn. (KLAS) — New details have been uncovered regarding the house fire in Connecticut that led to Tony Hsieh’s death, as many continue to mourn here in Las Vegas. 

The fire erupted in the early morning of Nov. 18th. 

New London firefighters tweeted out at 1:48 a.m. They responded to a working house fire where people were trapped, and one person was rescued and taken to the hospital. 

Units operated at a working fire 500 Pequot Ave, with reported people trapped. One person was rescued and transported to the hospital. pic.twitter.com/NncRkbQ918

— New London Firefighters (@Local1522) November 18, 2020

According to real estate site “Redfin,” this is the oceanfront home where the incident occurred. ... Read More

Gruden apologizes to 'Raider nation' after ugly loss in ATL

ATLANTA (AP) — Jon Gruden felt an apology was appropriate after his Raiders set season highs for penalties, turnovers and sacks allowed.

The Las Vegas coach also was looking to quickly erase Sunday’s 43-6 loss to the Atlanta Falcons.

“I apologize to the Raider nation and really compliment the Falcons,” Gruden said. “They played a hell of a football game and we did not.”

It was an especially ugly outing for quarterback Derek Carr, who was sacked five times, threw an interception that was returned by Deion Jones for a touchdown and had three of the team’s four lost fumbles.

Carr said the team had a poor week of practice following last week’s 35-31 loss to Kansas City... Read More

Local law enforcement reminds residents to be on alert for porch pirates this holiday season

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- More people shopping online this year means more deliveries. Law enforcement is again reminding residents to be on alert for porch pirates.

Thieves are looking to steal packages delivered to door steps.

"What people need to do is target on their own residence or place of business," LVMPD Sheriff Joe Lombardo told Good Day Las Vegas. "Advise your neighbor if you aren't going to be around [that] you are going to receive a package or advise your security guard if you have an HOA. Maybe they can help you."

Some criminals are so bold they follow delivery trucks, and quietly wait nearby for the chance to steal packages.

With most places, people can inform the delivery driver where to leave boxes such as over a fence or behind a large pot on the porch... Read More

Biden chooses an all-female senior White House press team

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden will have an all-female senior communications team at his White House, led by campaign communications director Kate Bedingfield.

Bedingfield will serve as Biden’s White House communications director, and Jen Psaki, a longtime Democratic spokeswoman, will be his press secretary. Psaki has already been working with Biden's team, serving as one of the main spokespeople for the transition. Both Bedingfield and Psaki are veterans of the Obama administration.

“Communicating directly and truthfully to the American people is one of the most important duties of a President, and this team will be entrusted with the tremendous responsibility of connecting the American people to the White House,” Biden said in a statement.

“These qualified, experienced communicators bring diverse perspectives to their work and a shared commitment to building this country back better,” he added... Read More

Biden twists ankle while playing with dog, visits a doctor

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden twisted his ankle while playing with one of his dogs and will be examined by a doctor “out of an abundance of caution,” his office said Sunday.

Biden suffered the injury on Saturday and visited an orthopedist at Delaware Orthopaedic Specialists in Newark, Delaware, for an examination Sunday afternoon, his office said. Reporters covering the president-elect were not afforded the opportunity to see Biden enter the doctor's office, despite multiple requests.

Biden was playing with Major, one of the Bidens’ two dogs. They adopted Major in 2018, and acquired their first dog, Champ, after the 2008 election. The Bidens have said they’ll be bringing their dogs to the White House and also plan to get a cat... Read More

NEW: Nevada surpasses 150,000 COVID-19 cases, test positivity climbs above 17%

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A day after reporting its second-highest single-day increase in COVID-19 cases, Nevada recorded 1,298 positive tests on Saturday and surpassed 150,000 total cases.

Nevada’s single-day COVID-19 case record was set Wednesday, with 3,159 positive tests reported on Tuesday.

Nevada is reporting 17 deaths, with 12 coming from Clark County. Nearly 40 percent of the COVID-19 cases reported Saturday — 499 — are from the state’s most populous county.

There is now a total of 150,527 confirmed COVID-19 cases statewide, with 115,190 in Clark County.

More than 1,000 coronavirus cases have been reported in Nevada in 25 of the past 26 days... Read More