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Pandemic Thanksgiving: Las Vegas locals, tourists take precautions on Turkey Day

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Just like the rest of 2020, this Thanksgiving is shaping up to be a little different. We spoke to Las Vegas visitors and locals about their plans during this year's more untraditional holiday.

"Today, my whole entire family is coming over," shared Zoey Dotson.

Last minute grocery shoppers say this is not the average Turkey Day.

"We are all going to have our masks on, even though we are family, because one of our cousins are sick, and we want to protect her," Dotson explained.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended small gatherings of two households or less and to consider virtual celebrations.

"Usually, we have a lot of family coming out," said Greg Kirkland.

People say families are getting together, it's just not as prevalent or relegated to locals. ... Read More

The Animal Foundation treats dogs to Thanksgiving feast

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The Animal Foundation served some safe thanksgiving meals to the dogs that are looking for a new home.

The meals included turkey meatloaf, parmesan string beans with bacon and peanut butter mashed sweet potatoes. They were all bought by donors this year.

The shelter was closed Thursday for the holiday. It will be back open Friday... Read More

Visitors flock to Red Rock Canyon during Thanksgiving

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The pandemic caused many to change their annual Thanksgiving traditions and for many that meant heading to one place about 25 minutes from The Strip.

A steady amount of people came to the Red Rock Canyon Dedication Overlook this Thanksgiving. They were out braving the wind and chill to take pictures and enjoy the scenery.

"It's really cold but it's really nice to feel fresh air, you know," said Cynthia Estrada.

The scenic destination offered some a temporary escape from the pandemic situation.

Various people parked and either hiked, biked or gazed at the landscape.

For some, coming to the national conservation area is a first time experience, while others consider it a holiday tradition.

The Thanksgiving weekend remains the busiest time of year for Red Rock Canyon. COVID-19 did not seem to change that, so volunteers like Morgan Hawkins came out to help direct traffic... Read More

Metro investigating suicide attempt call near Sloan

SLOAN, Nev. (KLAS) -- Metro Police are investigating a suicide attempt call in the 17000 block of South Las Vegas Boulevard near Sloan. One person was transported to UMC Trauma.

Police say there is no threat to the public, and the investigation is ongoing.

Las Vegas Boulevard is closed nearby in both directions. Avoid the area. ... Read More

It's turkey v. knight in this hilarious Golden Knights Thanksgiving message

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The Golden Knights are wishing fans a Happy Thanksgiving! Everyone's favorite guys pulled together a hilarious video set against the backdrop of New York-New York Hotel & Casino.

It's turkey vs. knight, in a chase that spans from the sidewalks of Vegas to The Big Apple Coaster. While shenanigans abound, it seems the turkey escaped impending doom.

If you need a smile on this day of thanks, check out the video above. ... Read More

NEW: COVID-19 hospitalizations in Nevada continue to increase; 2,542 new cases reported

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Nevada reported 2,542 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday and a record-high 1,440 hospitalized patients, according to data released Thursday. This is the third-highest one-day total number of new cases reported in Nevada so far.

Nevada’s previous record was set yesterday, with 3,159 positive tests reported on Tuesday.

This is the sixth day in a row Nevada has reported more than 2,000 COVID-19 cases.

Nevada is reporting 22 deaths, with 16 coming from Clark County. More than half of the cases reported Tuesday — 1,658 — are from the state’s most populous county.

There is now a total of 144,781 confirmed COVID-19 cases statewide, with 111,485 in Clark County.

More than 1,000 coronavirus cases have been reported in Nevada in 22 of the past 23 days... Read More

NHP joins local law enforcement to crack down on speeding, aggressive driving

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Over the next few weeks, the Nevada Highway Patrol will be partnering with local law enforcement to crack down on speeding and aggressive driving in Southern Nevada.

NHP will be increasing "high-visibility" patrols through December 7.

Speeding is one of the most common factors contributing to traffic crashes. The annual cost of speeding-related crashes is $40.4 billion dollars, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

NHP remains focused on the Zero Fatalities goal on Nevada's roads. You can learn more online, by CLICKING HERE... Read More