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Clark County reports first known case of India COVID variant

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Clark County has reported its first known case of the India COVID-19 variant, known as B.1.617.2.

The Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD) says it was identified in a county resident, a woman in her 20s. She reportedly did not travel recently, was not hospitalized and is not vaccinated against COVID.

SNHD says a contact investigation is underway.

This variant is known to be one of concern and was first detected in India.

"We have made tremendous steps in our efforts to stop the pandemic in our community," said Dr. Fermin Leguen, district health officer for SNHD. "However, the identification of another COVID-19 variant is a reminder that while many of us are fully vaccinated and enjoying activities with family and friends again, the pandemic isn’t over, and we must continue to take steps to protect ourselves and other people." ... Read More

Attorneys call for 'arrest, conviction and a long prison sentence' after viewing video of Andrew Brown Jr.'s death

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (WAVY) -- Andrew Brown Jr.'s loved ones on Tuesday saw more of the body camera video from the raid in which he was killed by law enforcement.

On April 21, Pasquotank County deputies shot and killed him while serving an arrest warrant on drug charges. There have been daily protests in Elizabeth City since, demanding the video be released publicly.

Attorney Ben Crump, Harry Daniels, and Bakari Sellers gave a press briefing after the family was able to see more of the footage.

Watch the full press briefing below

During the press briefing after the family watched footage of the raid, attorneys said they were able to watch six videos, one dashcam video and five videos from body cameras. ... Read More

UPDATE: Oakland A's have MLB's permission to consider relocating ... and Las Vegas is a favorite

OAKLAND, Calif. (KRON) – It looks like the Oakland Athletics may be looking into relocating out of the East Bay.

The announcement immediately spurred speculation surrounding the A's moving to Las Vegas.

Las Vegas has become a premier city for sports. We’re more than ready for a Major League Baseball team.

— Dina Titus (@repdinatitus) May 11, 2021

U.S. Rep. Dina Titus tweeted that the city is "more than ready" for a Major League Baseball team.

The Las Vegas Aviators declined to fuel the rumors... Read More

NEW: Nevada reports a steady 5.5% COVID test positivity rate, 470 cases

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Nevada's COVID-19 test positivity rate remained the same on Monday as the state reported nearly 500 new cases, data released Tuesday shows.

The rate stayed at 5.5% for the second consecutive day. It started climbing on April 3, and passed 5% on April 12. But it leveled off in late April and has been steady since.

Clark County’s test positivity is slightly higher, at 5.6% in data released Tuesday.

Nevada surpassed the administration of more than 2 million doses of the coronavirus vaccine over the weekend.

The state reports that nearly 30% of Nevada’s population is now fully vaccinated, and more than 47% of the people eligible have initiated vaccinations... Read More

AG warns about solar company claiming to be government-affiliated

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Nevadans are being warned about a solar company that is calling itself the Nevada Department of Clean Energy to falsely convince consumers they are a government-affiliated entity.

According to Nevada Attorney General Aaron D. Ford, the company has no connection to the state and does no work on behalf of any government entity in Nevada.

Ford calls it an "imposter scam" where a company uses a trusted name to gain access to a resident's home and once inside attempts to get residents to purchase solar items from them... Read More

Man accused in Atlanta-area spa shootings faces death penalty; indictment lists hate crimes

ATLANTA — A man accused of killing eight people, six of them women of Asian descent, in shootings at three Atlanta-area massage businesses was indicted Tuesday on murder charges, and a prosecutor filed notice that she’ll also seek hate crime charges and the death penalty.

A Fulton County grand jury indicted Robert Aaron Long, 22, in the March 16 slayings of Suncha Kim, 69; Soon Chung Park, 74; Hyun Jung Grant, 51; and Yong Ae Yue, 63. The indictment only covers those four killings that happened at two spas in Atlanta, and not the attack in Cherokee County in which Xiaojie “Emily” Tan, 49; Daoyou Feng, 44; Delaina Yaun, 33; and Paul Michels, 54, were killed... Read More

'We don't want him to be another story': Family pleads with public to help search for missing boy

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The family of a missing Las Vegas toddler is pleading with the public to help find and bring him home safely.

Amari Nicholson, 2, was reported missing on May 5 and was last seen at the Emerald Suites, at Paradise and Twain.

His family held a news conference Tuesday regarding the boy's disappearance.

"We don't want the public to forget about Amari," Yolanda Everette, Amari's paternal aunt said. "We don't want him to be another story... We want people to remember Amari and help us bring him home safely." ... Read More