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Cashman Isolation-Quarantine Complex opening delayed

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The opening of a new facility meant to help the homeless during the coronavirus outbreak has been delayed.

Construction on the Isolation-Quarantine Complex at Cashman Center is almost done, but it is behind schedule. Still, city and county leaders say once it is ready, it will be the first of its kind in the country.

Clark County and the City of Las Vegas are teaming up to build the Isolation-Quarantine Complex in the parking lot at Cashman Center. It is a way to help the valley’s most vulnerable by stopping the spread of COVID-19. It will serve at least 350 homeless people, who either have the virus or were exposed to it... Read More

Centennial High food distribution site closes due to illness

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — In a letter that was sent out to Clark County School District parents on Sunday, CCSD announced the Centennial High School food distribution site is being closed. In the letter, they say a member of the CCSDPD working at the site has become ill, but they stress that there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 at this time.

Below, you can read the full letter sent to parents:

The Clark County School District has learned that a member of the CCSD Police Department who was assisting at the Centennial High School food distribution site has become ill. There has not been a presumptive positive for coronavirus at this time, however out of an abundance of caution, we are making you aware... Read More

Report: Fired Navy captain tests positive for coronavirus

(WCMH/AP) — Capt. Brett E. Crozier, the captain who was fired after he sought help for his coronavirus-stricken Aircraft carrier, has tested positive for COVID-19 coronavirus, according to a report from the New York Times.

A Navy spokesperson declined to comment to the Times about Crozier’s status.

Videos went viral on social media Friday, showing hundreds of sailors gathered on the ship chanting and applauding Navy Capt. Brett Crozier as he walked down the ramp, turned, saluted, waved and got into a waiting car.

Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly abruptly fired Crozier on Thursday, saying the commander created a panic by widely distributing a memo detailing the escalating virus outbreak on his ship and pleading his leadership for help. Modly said Crozier “demonstrated extremely poor judgment” in the middle of a crisis... Read More

Law enforcement monitoring Mt. Charleston visitors

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Restrictions on Mt. Charleston are stopping some from leaving the Las Vegas valley to enjoy the fresh air. Law enforcement is monitoring overcrowding to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

“I wouldn’t say it was crowded, but we did bump into a lot of people on the trail. Mostly walking their dogs,” said Mt. Charleston visitor Nicholas Klein. 

New restrictions are in place to keep people safe. Law enforcement now monitors the mountain to prevent overcrowding. Parking also remains limited with roughly 60 legal spots open in Kyle Canyon and 40 in Lee Canyon. Officers shut down access once those spots are taken and redirect guests.

An issue for some people visiting the mountain is that the restrooms are temporarily closed to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.”

“I guess you have to find somewhere else outside,” said visitor Fardin Utama... Read More

Governor Sisolak calling on Nevadans to join fight against COVID-19

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Governor Steve Sisolak and the Nevada Health Response Center are calling on retired doctors, medical students and more across the state, to join the fight against COVID-19.

Gov. Sisolak signed an emergency directive last week, creating the Battle Born Medical Corps, which is an effort to expand Nevada’s healthcare workforce during the COVID-19 crisis. Its mission is to get as many people to work as possible, to care for coronavirus patients.

Gov. Sisolak is calling on retired doctors and nurses, medical students, and even doctors from out of state and out of the country to help out. The emergency directive waives certain licensing requirements to allow these medical professionals to provide much-needed assistance in hospitals across Nevada... Read More

WATCH LIVE: Coronavirus Task Force Briefing, April 5th

WASHINGTON, D.C. (KLAS) — On Twitter Sunday afternoon, President Donald Trump announced he would be holding a press conference at 3:45 p.m. Pacific Time at the White House. There’s no word on specifics about the press conference.

8 News Now will carry the press conference live here on the 8 News Now website and on our Facebook page... Read More

Runnin’ for Glory: 30 years later

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Thirty years ago this week, UNLV’s Runnin’ Rebels crowned themselves kings of the college game.

April 2 marked the 30th anniversary of the UNLV Runnin’ Rebels winning the National Championship.

UNLV beat Duke 103-73 and set a couple of NCAA records that still stand. It was the largest margin of victory ever in a Championship game (30 points) and UNLV is the only team to ever score 100 points or more in the title game.

The National Championship win by the Rebels brought the Las Vegas community together and created great passion and unity in the valley.

The 8 Sports Now team took a look back at the historic run and the team that is still inspiring fans.

You can watch the 8 Sports Now special in the video above. ... Read More