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Procession honoring NHP Sgt. Ben Jenkins set for Wednesday

ELKO, Nev. (KLAS) — A Nevada Highway Patrol Sergeant who was killed in the line of duty will soon receive his final send off. The Nevada Department of Public Safety, the Nevada Highway Patrol and the Jenkins Family will be hosting a celebration of life, followed by a procession Wednesday morning in Elko.

Sgt. Jenkins was killed in the early morning hours of March 27 while trying to help a stopped motorist on US 93 in White Pine County. That’s when 65-year-old John Dabritz opened fire on Jenkins, who was hit and killed. The motorist then stole Jenkin’s uniform and drove away in Jenkin’s patrol vehicle... Read More

Influential Las Vegas developer Irwin Molasky dies at 93

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Significant Las Vegas developer, businessman and community philanthropist Irwin Molasky died on July 4 at the age of 93.

Among his many accomplishments, he was the founder of Nathan Adelson Hospice. The nonprofit issued the following statement about Molasky’s passing:

Nathan Adelson Hospice, Southern Nevada’s oldest, largest, and only non-profit hospice, is saddened by the passing of its founder, philanthropist, and Las Vegas icon, Irwin Molasky. Molasky died July 4 while on service at the hospice he founded.

“Irwin was a true visionary and a pioneer,” said Nathan Adelson Hospice President and CEO Karen Rubel. “His compassion for people led the way in all he did in life. He always encouraged us to do what’s right, to take care of people and put them first. We will continue to honor that as we uphold his legacy.”... Read More

CCFD: Fireworks believed cause of tree, apartment fire

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Fireworks are believed to be the cause of a tree fire that spread to the roof and attic of an apartment building in the east valley Saturday night.

The Clark County Fire Department (CCFD) responded to the fire located on Spencer Street, near Flamingo Road, just before 11 p.m. on July 4.

The fire started in a tree and then extended to the roof and attic of the adjacent apartment building, officials say.

Crews quickly put out the fire on the roof and were able to save the apartment building.  

One person was evaluated for a hand injury and three others were evaluated for possible smoke inhalation, according to CCFD. ... Read More

Officials: 1 person transported to hospital, 3 goats dead in northeast valley house fire

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Three goats are dead and a Las Vegas resident was transported to the hospital after a fire broke out in the backyard of a northeast valley home.

It happened early Saturday morning just before 3 a.m. at a house located on North Gateway Road, near Carey Avenue and Lamb Boulevard.

Both the Clark County Fire Department and the North Las Vegas Fire Department responded to the fire that they say began in the backyard and spread to the house.  

One resident was transported for smoke inhalation and three goats that were outside died in the fire, according to the Clark County Fire Department.

Officials say there was heavy storage in the backyard that took over five hours to separate and extinguish. A total of 38 fire department personnel responded to this incident.

Nevada Energy also responded for downed power lines. ... Read More

NEW: Nevada reports more than 800 new COVID-19 cases on Fourth of July holiday

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Nevada broke its record for the fourth-highest single-day increase in COVID-19 cases as people across the state celebrated the Fourth of July amid the pandemic Saturday.

The Nevada Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is reporting 843 new COVID-19 cases and four new COVID-19-related deaths across the state. This is the fourth-highest single-day increase in cases for Nevada, according to DHHS data.

The Nevada DHHS says it is important to note that case counts and testing data may be artificially low Saturday through Sunday due to limited lab capacity on weekends and limited weekend reporting.

There are now 22,418 confirmed cases and 534 deaths in the state... Read More

Nye County Sheriff’s Office asks Pahrump valley residents to stop shooting aerial fireworks

PAHRUMP, Nev. (KLAS) — The Nye County Sheriff’s Office shared pictures of fires Saturday night, urging residents to stop shooting illegal, aerial fireworks.

The sheriff’s office says Pahrump Valley Fire and Rescue was swamped answering calls for fires in desert brush areas and residences. The agency called the overnight hours “horrific” for firefighters.

They say deputies will be searching and citing, or arresting anyone found launching aerial fireworks... Read More

Former officer charged in Floyd’s death posts $750K bond

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A former Minneapolis police officer charged in the death of George Floyd has been released from jail.

The Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports that Tou Thao posted $750,000 bond on Saturday.

All four officers on the scene of Floyd’s death have been fired and face criminal charges.

Thao is scheduled to appear in court on September 11 on charges of aiding and abetting second-degree murder and aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter. ... Read More