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NEW: Nevada exceeds 8K COVID-19 cases, more than 5.5K tests performed in 24-hour period

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Nevada exceeded 8,000 COVID-19 cases Wednesday morning as the state’s testing and lab capacity continues to increase.

Nevada saw its largest jump in the number of COVID-19 tests conducted Monday and reported 9,325 tests Tuesday, according to the state’s Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).

The DHHS, which provides daily updates on coronavirus in Nevada, reported 5,692 tests were performed in the last 24 hours.

As of Wednesday, a total of 148,525 tests have been conducted in the state. Nevada has repeatedly surpassed Governor Steve Sisolak’s goal of 4,000 tests per day in the last few weeks. ... Read More

AAA Warning: Most dangerous time of year for teen drivers

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — AAA is encouraging parents to talk with their teen drivers about driving safely, especially during the summer months, one of the most dangerous times for teen drivers.

According to AAA, the combination of schools closed, activities curtailed, summer jobs canceled, and COVID-19 restrictions being lifted, could prove deadly as teens take to the road this summer.

AAA cites statistics that show in the past 10 years, 51 people were killed in crashes involving teen drivers in Nevada during the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day... Read More

WATCH: Angry masked shoppers shout unmasked people out of grocery store

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. (KRON) — Most people agree that wearing face coverings indoors in public spaces such as grocery stores and pharmacies is essential to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

But does that make it OK for people to police each other when someone doesn’t abide by the face mask rule?

A video recently shared on Twitter shows a group of shoppers all wearing face masks at a grocery store in Staten Island, yelling and screaming at another customer who is not wearing a mask. ... Read More

Biden calls Trump ‘an absolute fool’ for mocking masks during pandemic

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden said Tuesday that wearing a mask in public to combat the spread of the coronavirus is a sign of leadership and called President Donald Trump a “fool” who was “stoking deaths” for suggesting otherwise.

The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee’s comments came a day after he wore a black face mask while making his first public appearance in more than two months. Biden has remained at his Delaware home amid a pandemic that has frozen the presidential campaign, but he marked Memorial Day by laying a wreath at a nearby veterans’ memorial with his wife, Jill.

Trump later retweeted a post that appeared to make fun of a photo of Biden in his mask, though he later said he didn’t mean to be critical. In an interview with CNN, Biden responded, “He’s a fool, an absolute fool, to talk that way.”... Read More

Raiders excitement builds in Las Vegas valley

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — 8 News Now is hosting a Raiders Fan Day Wednesday in celebration of becoming a “Proud Broadcast Partner” for the team’s inaugural season in its new home. KLAS-TV8 will carry more Raiders regular season football than any other station in the Las Vegas market.

The first pre-season game at Allegiant Stadium is just 92 days away.

Construction crews broke ground on the $1.8 billion stadium two-and-a-half years ago in Nov. 2017. Thousands of workers are still busy at the site preparing it for its opening in July.

Currently, crews are installing the seats and finishing the restaurants, bars, and shops that will make this one of the most fan-friendly stadiums in the world.

Just a few days ago the team announced it was going to add 20 more suites which should make it a more attractive bid for events such as the Super Bowl, the college football championship, and final four tournaments... Read More

KLAS-TV named ‘A Proud Broadcast Partner’ of the Raiders, will air the most Raiders’ games

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — KLAS-TV, Channel 8 is announcing a new partnership with the Las Vegas Raiders after reaching an exclusive multi-year agreement with the National Football League.

The Nexstar Media Group owned station is now “A Proud Broadcast Partner” for the team’s inaugural season in its new home. As part of its CBS affiliation, KLAS-TV 8 will continue to carry more Raiders regular season football than any other station in the Las Vegas market.

READ: Las Vegas Raiders – KLAS-TV8 news releaseDownload

In celebration of this major announcement, today is being dubbed “Las Vegas Raiders Fan Day” on KLAS-TV8... Read More

Incoming heat wave: Prepare for dangerous temperatures in the Valley

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A heat wave will settle over the Las Vegas Valley over the next days, bringing dangerous temperatures. An excessive heat warning will go into effect at 9 a.m. Wednesday and last through Friday night.

8 News Now Chief Meteorologist Tedd Florendo noted this is our second heat warning of the year following one issued late April.

Temperatures will be the hottest we’ve seen thus far, and records could be tied or come close to being tied over the course of the heat wave.

Also important to note, the numbers we will see are what the area typically experiences in mid-July, not April. These temperatures should be considered dangerous, as the body could suffer from heat illnesses due to not having yet been acclimated to this extreme heat.

The following is what we are likely to see: ... Read More