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Trump removes inspector general elected to oversee $2.2 trillion virus rescue spending

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has sidelined the inspector general who was tapped to chair a special oversight board of the $2.2 trillion economic package intended to help businesses and individuals affected by the coronavirus, officials said Tuesday.

Glenn Fine, the acting Defense Department inspector general and a veteran watchdog, had been selected by peers last month for the oversight position.

But Trump has instead nominated a replacement inspector general at the Pentagon and appointed an acting one to serve in Fine’s place, according to an email from a Defense Department official obtained by The Associated Press.

That means Fine will no longer serve on the oversight board, which was created by Congress to be the nexus of oversight for coronavirus funding. He will instead revert to the position of principle deputy inspector general... Read More

Police department uses eerie siren from ‘The Purge’ to signal start of coronavirus curfew

ACADIA PARISH, La. (WFLA) – The local police station in Acadia Parish, Louisiana, appears to have unintentionally frightened members of the community by sounding a curfew alarm identical to the one used in the horror film, “The Purge.”

Acadia Parish is currently under a 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew in which citizens are not to leave their homes. If they do, they could receive a citation. To initiate the start of the curfew, patrol cars reportedly drove around the parish sounding an alarm that is eerily familiar, if not identical, to the one used in the movie “The Purge.”

“The Purge” is a popular horror film based on an America that has government-sanctioned “purges,” yearly blocks of hours when all crime, including murder and rape, is legal. ... Read More

Nevada sex offenders must report online to remain compliant

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Police are warning the state’s registered sex offenders that they must use an online resource to update their information in order to be compliant.

Currently, LVMPD’s Records and Fingerprint Bureau is closed.

According to Metro, “Any registrant needing to update or change their information can visit the Offender Watch database at www.offenderwatchexpress.com. Changes will be stored in the database until the sex offender can visit the Records and Fingerprint Bureau and fill out the necessary paperwork.’

Offenders are advised to keep a screenshot, print out or email of the changed information to show law enforcement if necessary... Read More

NYC virus deaths exceed 3,200, topping toll of 9/11 attacks

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City’s death toll from the coronavirus officially eclipsed the number of those killed at the World Trade Center on 9/11, health officials said Tuesday. In Britain, Prime Minister Boris Johnson was in intensive care with the virus.

At least 3,202 people have died in New York from COVID-19, according to the count released by the city. The deadliest terror attack on U.S. soil killed 2,753 people in the city and 2,977 overall, when hijacked planes slammed into the twin towers, the Pentagon and a Pennsylvania field on Sept. 11, 2001.

New York state recorded 731 new coronavirus deaths Tuesday, its biggest one-day jump yet, for a statewide toll of nearly 5,500, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said... Read More

Smith’s employee at northwest valley location tests positive for COVID-19; stores introduce ‘customer capacity limits’

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A Smith’s employee at a northwest valley location has tested positive for COVID-19, the company confirmed Tuesday. The store the employee works at is located near Durango Drive and Elkhorn Road.

Smith’s said their employee is receiving medical care.

The corporate affairs managers for the grocery store chain said in a statement, in part:

“We are supporting them and wish them all the best in their recovery.

Upon learning of the case, we worked closely with state and local health experts, followed all sanitation and cleaning procedures, communicated with and supported our store team, and with the support of the state officials, the store remains open. We will continue to follow guidance from local, state and federal agencies, including the CDC and other health organizations.” ... Read More

REPORT: Crashes down 23% in Clark County

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The number of crashes in Clark County is down 23% in March when compared to March 2019. Fatal crashes is also down by nearly the same percentage.

According to a monthly report released by the Nevada Department of Public Safety, statewide crashes, including fatal crashes, are down nearly 48% over March 2019.

Although the report doesn’t give a possible reason for the lower number of crashes, fewer people are on the roads since Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak issued a “Stay at Home” order in mid-March.

While crashes were down in most categories, the number of pedestrian-related fatal crashes in Clark County was 15 in March, which was the same as March 2019 but up 9% statewide over last year... Read More

Newsfeed Now Coronavirus: ‘Facts Not Fear’ morning update – April 7, 2020

Weekdays at 11:30 a.m. EST, Newsfeed Now will be streaming the latest updates on the coronavirus outbreak utilizing our newsrooms across the country. If you miss the live report, you’ll be able to see a replay minutes after the stream ends.

(KARK/NEXSTAR) – The coronavirus crisis has shown members of Congress how critical medical and pharmaceutical supply chains are to the country’s national security. Washington reporter Jessi Turnure reports.

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