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Local combat veteran and his family receive special surprise

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — On the Fourth of July, we celebrate the Declaration of Independence. It’s also a day to thank those who served in the military to preserve what the Declaration created.

Today, one local veteran received the “thank you” of a lifetime at Las Vegas Ballpark.

That thank you came in the form of a brand new car! Retired US Army National Guard Specialist Steven Stanley and his family are now the owners of a 2020 Kia Sedona.

A retired combat veteran was honored with a new 2020 Kia Sedona. U.S. Army National Guard Specialist Steven Stanley’s family had no idea about the gift waiting for them at @thelvballpark. Story at Noon, on @8NewsNow pic.twitter.com/5C79dPmz5s... Read More

Sisolak says COVID-19 directive compliance rate is “disappointing and unacceptable”

CARSON CITY, Nev. (KLAS) — Gov. Steve Sisolak issued a statement following the Division of Industrial Relations Occupation Safety and Health Administration’s report on face covering compliance.

On July 2, the state observed 204 Nevada businesses and found 49% were in compliance. The report broke the numbers down, finding:

  • 50% of bars and restaurant bars complied
  • 61% of other establishments (automobile sales and maintenance, gyms, hair and nail establishments, tattoo shops) complied

Sisolak’s statement reads as follows:

“The noncompliance numbers reported by State officials are disappointing and unacceptable a week after the face coverings directive was issued.  

To the businesses who are complying, I want to say thank you from the bottom of my heart on behalf of all Nevada. You’re protecting our businesses, our health, our jobs, our economy and your industry.  ... Read More

Plan Accordingly: Lake Mead reports backups due to visitor influx

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Lake Mead National Recreation Area is asking visitors to plan accordingly due to an influx at its entrance stations.

To help increase entrance speeds, the park asks that you have your pass ready prior to arriving at the stations. Visitors should expect delays.

July 3, 10:40 a.m.: All entrance stations are seeing an increase in visitation and are currently backed up, please plan accordingly. Visitors may experience delays.

Please have your passes waiting prior to entering the stations, this will help speed up the wait.

— Lake Mead (@lakemeadnps) July 3, 2020

If you’ve included Lake Mead on your Fourth of July agenda, park rangers also ask that you remember the following: ... Read More

Resorts World announces Fourth of July fireworks display on outdoor digital screen

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Although Resorts World Las Vegas won’t open until the summer of 2021, the $4.3 billion mega-resort will celebrate the Fourth of July with a fireworks show on it’s giant outdoor digital.

Resorts World Las Vegas artist rendering Nov. 21, 2019.

The fireworks display will be shown at 8:25 p.m. It will be the debut of the Las Vegas Strip resort’s digital screen that is on the side of one of the towers.

The resort, which is under construction, is located at Las Vegas Boulevard and Convention Center Drive at the former site of the Stardust Hotel. The resort will have 3,500 guestrooms and suites.

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Gov. Sisolak pleads with Nevadans to social distance, wear masks

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Governor Steve Sisolak is echoing the importance of social distancing and wearing masks, especially as some people gather to celebrate the holiday weekend.

The state’s COVID-19 cases have been steadily increasing. Another 985 positive cases were reported in the past 24 hours.

In a video released, Sisolak asks Nevadans to do their part.

“Please, please, I beg of you. Don’t get into large groups. Do not get into an area where you can’t be socially distanced. You have to be six feet away from the person next to you and most of al please wear a mask. Wearing a mask works. It’s not partisan, it’s not political. It’s the right thing to do. It saves lives.”

Gov. Sisolak says wearing a mask and stay socially distant is key to keeping businesses open after the Fourth of July... Read More

NEW: State reports nearly 1K additional COVID-19 cases, new record set for daily testing

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Nevada is reporting nearly 1,000 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.

The Nevada Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is reporting 985 new COVID-19 cases and three new COVID-19-related deaths across the state. This is the second-highest, single-day increase in cases for Nevada, according to DHHS data.

There are now 20,718 confirmed cases and 528 deaths in the state.

Nevada has reported its five largest single-day increases for COVID-19 case in the past week. Its biggest jump was 1,099 on Friday, June 26, now followed by 985 on July 2, and 821 on June 27, 734 on June 28 and 645 on June 30... Read More

MLB cancels All-Star Game for 1st time since 1945

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dodger Stadium’s 40-year wait to host the All-Star Game is going to last even longer.

The game scheduled for July 14 was canceled Friday because of the coronavirus pandemic, and Dodger Stadium was awarded the 2022 Midsummer Classic. The 2021 game is set for Atlanta’s Trust Park, home of the Braves since 2017.

Because of the pandemic, opening day has been delayed from March 26 to July 23 or 24.

This will be the first time since 1945 that no game will be held. Travel restrictions because of World War II kept the game scheduled for Boston’s Fenway Park and any player selections from taking place that year. It was pushed back to the next season.

The Dodgers hosted the only the Mid-Summer Classic in Dodger Stadium history in 1980, won 4-2 by the National League... Read More