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Baseball team sells fireworks to raise money for tournament travel expenses

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — One local baseball team is raising money to hopefully compete on the other side of the country next year. The Las Vegas Baseball Academy 11u team is currently selling fireworks to fundraise for a tournament in Cooperstown, New York.

This team is a travel ball team and compromised of some of the best baseball players in the area.

Cooperstown is also the home of the Baseball Hall of Fame.

The money from the fundraiser will go straight to the athletes. Each athlete needs around $4000 for the trip and tournament. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many of the parents are currently out of work.

The “TNT Booth” is located at 8320 West Cheyenne in the Albertsons parking lot... Read More

UPDATE: Missing man found ‘safe and sound’

UPDATE 9:15 p.m.: Officials say Curtis Alder was found safe and sound.

NORTH LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Authorities are searching for a man from North Las Vegas. NLVPD say 31-year-old Curtis Alder was last seen on July 2.

Officials say he suffers from a brain injury, has adhesions on his brain, and if he does not take his medication he has seizures.

Alder was last seen as he was released from Mountain View Hospital. Police say he never made it to his home in North Las Vegas.

Anyone with information should contact NLVPD at (702) 633-9111... Read More

McCarran air traffic picking up due to holiday travel

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — McCarran International Airport is staying busy as travelers arrive for the Fourth of July weekend. The most recent report from the airport showed travel in May more than doubled from April.

Passengers 8 News Now spoke with say it’s important everyone takes steps to protect yourself and others, especially when flying.

“Wear your face masks,” urged Vincent Yee of San Francisco. “Very important because it wasn’t six feet at the airport here or in San Francisco. So, it was a lot of people.”

Some travelers say this weekend is the first time they’ve flown since March. Passengers on the flight from San Francisco say it was about 80% full. ... Read More

Clark County begins enforcing Sisolak’s mask mandate

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Clark County is stepping up enforcement of Gov. Steve Sisolak’s mask mandate, which has been in effect across the state for over a week. While individuals will not get fined for breaking the rule, that’s not the case for local businesses.

This enforcement comes as new data shows many businesses statewide are not in compliance.

Grouchy John’s Coffee has been brewing up delicious drinks while enforcing the mandate.

“I think masks are very important,” said John Ynigues, co-owner of Grouchy John’s.

Following the governor’s lead, the coffee shop is requiring everyone to wear face coverings. Signs on the door remind patrons of the rule.

“When they come in, we won’t sell them anything unless they have a mask on,” explained Ynigues. “We try to catch them early.” ... Read More

Locals prepare for socially distant Fourth of July celebrations

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A holiday known for picnics, block parties, and barbequing at local parks is going to look a bit different this year, as people decide whether or not to keep their distance.

Shoppers headed to the Costco on north Decatur and 215 Friday, preparing to stay in or celebrate this holiday weekend. 

“We have a lot to celebrate,” said Troy Stevens. “There’s some things we need to fix and tune up in this country, but all in all a lot of people want to come to this country because of the freedoms we have and the freedoms we enjoy.”

Stevens is planning a Fourth of July backyard BBQ with family and friends. 

“We’re all fairly healthy so we’re not too concerned about it,” Stevens said.

Others are concerned — worried there will be a future spike in cases because of gatherings this weekend. ... Read More

Couple gets COVID-19, mother gives birth before dying of virus

CLEVELAND (WJW) — Cradling his baby, a Cleveland man sitting next to a picture of his wife said they had a great life together until they both fell ill with COVID-19.

Sierra Warith, 23, was pregnant with her second child when she and her husband, Ramath Mzpeh Warith, who works at the RTA, tested positive for the virus in May. 

Cleveland councilman to propose legislation requiring face masks in public places

Mr. Warith says his wife, who suffered from chronic asthma, began to experience a sore throat and develop a fever so she went to a local hospital. He says their baby was delivered through C-section. Warith would not survive to meet her baby... Read More

Police seen reenacting chokehold on Elijah McClain are fired

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — Police in a Denver suburb have released photos that show officers smiling as they reenacted the chokehold used on Elijah McClain, a Black man who later died.

Interim Police Chief Vanessa Wilson fired three officers, one of whom received the photos by text and responded “haha.” The officer who reenacted the chokehold resigned.

Friday’s announcement by Aurora police follows an internal investigation. Another officer reported the photos taken near where three white officers stopped the 23-year-old as he walked down the street last August.

McClain’s death got new attention following nationwide protests over police brutality and racial injustice. He went into a cardiac arrest and was later taken off life support... Read More