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Grisham out as White House press secretary, will head first lady’s staff

WASHINGTON (AP) — White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham is leaving her post after never holding a single formal press briefing.

Grisham will be assuming a new role as chief of staff to first lady Melania Trump. She had continued to represent the first lady while also holding the titles of press secretary and White House communications director since June of last year.

Mrs. Trump made the announcement Tuesday.

The overhaul comes as the president is facing the biggest crisis of his administration. Grisham, who succeeded Sarah Sanders and Sean Spicer, had been sidelined during the coronavirus pandemic and since Mark Meadows, the president’s new chief of staff, began to assume control... Read More

NEW: 13 new deaths reported in Clark County; number of COVID-19 cases in Nevada surpasses 2,000

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — There are 13 new deaths reported in Clark County, according to Southern Nevada Health District. There is a total of 54 deaths reported in the county and 58 reported statewide.

Nevada has now surpassed 2,000 COVID-19 cases, according to Nevada’s Department of Health and Human Services. The DHHS also reported 12 new deaths Monday night.

The number of people who have tested positive for COVID-19 in Nevada increased by more than 100 in the past 24 hours.

The total number of COVID-19 positive cases in the state is now 2,087, up 134 from Monday’s total of 1,953.

Nye County reported Tuesday that Tonopah has its first positive case, bringing the county’s total to 10 with two reportedly “recovered.”... Read More

Home prices set new record in March; cancelled home sales also high

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Southern Nevada home prices set a new record in March. The cost of a median priced home was up 6.3% from a year ago, but cancelled sales were also nearly double what they were the previous year at the same time.

According to a report released by Las Vegas REALTORS, despite the coronavirus pandemic, the median price in March was $319,000 compared to $300,000 in March 2019. The report does point out sales were up even though there were 2,542 escrows cancelled during the month, which was nearly double of those cancelled a year earlier... Read More

Staff needed for new downtown COVID-19 isolation facility at Cashman Center

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A new facility to help the valley’s homeless during the coronavirus outbreak is set to open Wednesday and the county and city need help staffing it.

Construction on an isolation and quarantine complex at Cashman Center in downtown Las Vegas is almost done. Now the task of hiring enough people to staff the facility 24/7 begins.

The Cashman ISO-Q center is a joint project by Clark County and the city of Las Vegas.

The facility is expected to hold around 350 homeless people who cannot quarantine, isolate, or get health care during the COVDI-19 pandemic.

“We’ll have a quarantine tent, and we’ll have an isolation tent for individuals who are not symptomatic but testing positive, and then an isolation tent for individuals who are symptomatic and are on the road to recovery,” said Tim Burch, Clark County... Read More

Las Vegas valley goes blue in support of healthcare workers, first responders in COVID-19 pandemic

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Southern Nevada leaders are asking residents to help show our support for healthcare workers, first responders and everyone on the front lines of the fight against the new coronavirus by going blue beginning Tuesday, April 7. 

Officials heading up the supportive initiative said residents can show their support by wearing something blue, and then posting it on social media using the hashtag #VegasGoesBlue.

Local landmarks going blue in support of southern Nevada healthcare workers, first responders and everyone else on the front lines of the fight against COVID-19 also  include the “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign, Las Vegas City Hall and Arizona Street in downtown Boulder City. ... Read More

Report: Man accused of shooting mother, killing father was taking meth the night before

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A man accused of shooting his parents after an argument told police he was angry because his parents didn’t believe him when he told them about the noises and footsteps he heard throughout the home the night before, an arrest report released Monday said.

Metro Police were called to a home near the 4300 block of Garland Court on Saturday, April 4. It happened during a family cookout, police said.

According to the arrest report, 30-year-old Alfonso Fernandez was also using meth the night he heard the footsteps and the noises. Fernandez lives in the home with his parents, Manuel and Nemesia Fernandez, and his two sisters.

The arrest report said Fernandez got angrier about the fact that no one would believe him as the day went on, so he had made up in his mind that he was going to kill his parents since it was their house, and they make the rules... Read More

Classic Golden Knights games reairing on AT&T SportsNet April 7-15

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Despite the global COVID-19 pandemic putting a halt to the sports world, the Golden Knights most memorable games will continue to be seen locally.

The AT&T SportsNet announced Monday the network will continue airing Golden Knights games, VGK Classic Re-Airs, through April 15. The Golden Knights classic games will begin on April 7 and will air in their entirety.

The game that will be featured on April 7 will be the team’s 100th win in franchise history, as the Golden Knights blanked Marc Andre Fleury’s former team the Pittsburgh Penguins, 3-0. 

Additional games will include some of the biggest VGK moments from the 2019-20 season that aired on AT&T SportsNet.

All of the VGK Classic Re-Airs will be televised on AT&T SportsNet in Las Vegas and will be available on DIRECTV channel 684, DISH channel 414, Cox channels 313 (SD) and 1313 (HD) and CenturyLink channels 760 (SD) and 1760 (HD)... Read More