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Rebels look for first win of season at home against Utah St.

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) - UNLV football has not won a game in more than 600 days, they will be looking to break that string Saturday at Allegiant Stadium against the Utah State Aggies.

UNLV REBELS (0-5/0-1 Mountain West)
UTAH STATE (3-2/1-1 Mountain West)

 Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021

KICKOFF: 4:02 pm PT

SITE: Allegiant Stadium (65,000/Artificial Turf), Las Vegas

TV: CBS Sports Network (John Sadak & Randy Cross)... Read More

Former NLV firefighter pleads guilty to reduced charge in wife's overdose death

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Christopher Candito, the former North Las Vegas firefighter accused of providing the drugs that led to his wife’s overdose death, changed his plea on Friday, entering a guilty plea to an involuntary manslaughter charge.

Candito, appearing in Clark County District Court, was originally charged with second-degree murder in the case. He took a plea deal, as previously reported by our I-Team on Thursday.

The judge agreed to lower Candito's bail to $75,000 despite prosecutors' arguments.

Candito's next court date is scheduled for Dec. 10.

In July of this year, Henderson police arrested Candito, 34, in the February 2020 death of his wife, Tiffany Slatsky, 25. Investigators said Slatsky, the mother of a then-3-year-old boy, was found unresponsive at the couple’s Henderson apartment on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020, following a party at a downtown Las Vegas hotel with several other firefighters... Read More

COVID spread declines at county's schools; Moapa Valley, Mojave at top of list

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The big picture at Nevada schools shows that COVID-19 infections are declining.

A state report this week indicates that new cases among staff and students has decreased by 22% over the past two weeks.

A look at Clark County schools tells a similar story.

In September, cases grew from 2,000 to 3,000 in 16 days. Since then, they have increased by less than 750 over 21 days.

Currently, the school with the highest number of cases is Moapa Valley High School, where there have been 62 cases.

That number represents a large portion of the school's enrollment, recently estimated at 528 students.

The next-highest number of cases is at Mojave High School in North Las Vegas, which has an enrollment that's about five times the number of students at Moapa.

Durango High School, once the school with the most cases, has fallen to third on the list, with 57... Read More

Silver Knights head coach taking medical leave of absence

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) - The Henderson Silver Knights are getting ready to begin their season Friday night at home against Colorado and they will be doing it without their head coach. The team issued the following statment Friday afternoon.

“Henderson Silver Knights Head Coach Manny Viveiros will be taking a non-COVID medical leave of absence from the team. Assistant Coach Jamie Heward will assume the lead role in the interim alongside Joel Ward, Fred Brathwaite and Andrew Doty. We will provide additional updates when appropriate.”

Henderson Silver Knights

The Silver Knights begin their season at the Orleans Arena Friday and by April 2022 they plan to be in their new stadium being built in Henderson. ... Read More

Elko woman convicted of 2nd degree-murder in 24-year-old daughter's death

ELKO, Nev. — An Elko County woman has been convicted of second-degree murder in the death of her adult daughter in 2020.

Prosecutors say 62-year-old Judith Zavala “snapped” and strangled the 24-year-old with autism because of pent up emotional stress from serving as her primary caregiver for decades.

Elko County Deputy District Attorney Justin Barainca had asked jurors to find her guilty of first-degree murder.

The Elko Daily Free Press reports the jury returned the verdict on the lesser charge on Thursday.

Public defender Kelsey Angeley told jurors that Zavala had not left her home in two years and finally “broke” after “years of exhaustion” and “months of desperation”... Read More

Loud laughter on RTC bus leads to fight, deadly shooting Sunday night

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A man who got into a fight with people who laughed at him Sunday night on an RTC bus was eventually shot to death, according to a Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department arrest report.

Jettoni Zendel, 27, who was on a bus northbound on Paradise Road at Sahara Avenue, yelled to the bus driver that he pressed the button for the wrong bus stop Sunday night. "My bad," he said.

A female passenger in the back of the bus yelled at Zendel and told him to walk, according to the report.

That made another man laugh -- and he continued to laugh loudly, prompting Zendel to confront him.

"Don't look at me," said the man who was laughing. The man is identified in the police report as a suspect wearing yellow.

The two were talking to each other, along with another man who police later identified as John Kirby, 22.

The three men got off the bus to fight just after 10 p.m... Read More

NEW: COVID-19 cases drop under 500 in Nevada, and below 300 in Clark County

Below is the full COVID-19 report for Oct. 14.

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- New COVID-19 cases in Clark County dropped under 300 for the first time since June in data released today. Cases statewide dipped under 500 heading into the weekend.

The decline in daily cases is the latest good news as the summer spike of COVID-19 cases is winding down.

The state reported 10 deaths, with five coming from Clark County.

Test positivity rates for the state and the county were both unchanged since yesterday. Nevada's rate is at 7.9% and the county's rate is at 6.9%. Nine of the state's 17 counties still have rates in of 10% or higher, with Elko County topping the rest at 22.6%... Read More