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Police: Man shot during drug deal in Tropicana parking lot, suspect outstanding

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A drug deal that went bad led to a shooting near the Tropicana Las Vegas Saturday afternoon.

Police say two men met in the casino's parking lot around 12 p.m. for "an illegal narcotics transaction."

According to police, the deal went bad and both men shot at each other.

One of the men involved in the shooting remained on scene and has non-life threatening injuries.

Police are currently looking for the second man who fled the scene. He may or may not be injured, LVMPD says.

Detectives are currently on scene investigating.

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.... Read More

NEW: Nevada surpasses 2,000 COVID-19 deaths, reports third-highest single-day case increase

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — After a week of record-breaking data in cases and hospitalizations, Nevada recorded a grim milestone on Saturday as it surpassed 2,000 COVID-19-related deaths.

The state is reporting 29 deaths and 2,019 new positive tests for COVID-19 in the past 24 hours. Clark County reported 20 of the deaths and 1,566 cases.

There is now a total of 2,011 deaths statewide, with 1,690 from Clark County.

Hospitalizations continue to level off after two straight days of record-breaking levels earlier this week, and test positivity climbed slightly to 16.3 percent.

More than 1,000 coronavirus cases have been reported in Nevada in 17 of the past 18 days.

There is now a total of 131,733 confirmed COVID-19 cases statewide, with 103,499 in Clark County... Read More

Contactless, drive-thru food drive will support at-risk, homeless school kids

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Santa will be out in the west valley on Saturday collecting food items that will be turned into food bags for at-risk and homeless school children.

The contactless, drive-thru food drive will be held Saturday, Nov. 21, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Fort Apache Commons. That is the shopping center located at Rampart and Charleston, near Martini's. ... Read More

Police searching for armed robbery suspect who stole money from local business

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Police need the public's help identifying a suspect that robbed a local business at gunpoint Thursday.

The robbery occurred around 4:15 p.m. at a business in the Blue Diamond Crossing shopping mall, located near Blue Diamond Road and Valley View Boulevard.

The suspect, shown in pictures below, displayed a firearm and demanded money from an employee.

He is described as a white man, between 25 and 30-years-old. The suspect has brown hair in a buzz cut, and weighs about 165 to 180 pounds. Police say he is between 5-foot-7 and 5-foot-9.

The suspect was wearing a red or maroon patterned bandana over his face, a black hoodie or jacket, a white button-up shirt, and dark-colored pants at the time of the robbery... Read More

Today's the last day to claim the $1,200 stimulus check you didn't receive

AUSTIN (KXAN) — If you still haven’t received your stimulus check, the time to act is now.

That’s because Saturday is the last day for people who never received the $1,200 check to claim the funds.

The deadline to submit a claim is noon CT on Saturday. The IRS asks that people make the claim through their website.

According to the IRS, nearly nine million Americans who have not yet claimed their checks may not know they are eligible. That may include people who did not file a federal tax return in 2019.

Additionally, Social Security, Railroad Retirement and Department of Veteran Affairs benefit recipients who already received the check can register for a payment for their spouse or qualifying child... Read More

CCSD teacher wins national award for exceptional work through COVID-19 pandemic

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — As the Clark County School District deals with a difficult year of distance learning, one teacher recently received a national honor for her work to help students succeed. 

"I'm just honored to be recognized by this at all," CCSD kindergarten teacher Kristyn Poleski told 8 News Now of the honor Friday. 

"I knew from when I was in second grade that I wanted to be a teacher," she added. 

Poleski dedicates her days to learning and love at Shirley Barber Elementary School. The transition to distance learning through the COVID-19 pandemic hasn't been easy, but her determination hasn't wavered. ... Read More

UNLV School of Medicine owns special freezer cold enough to store COVID-19 vaccine

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Pharmaceutical company Pfizer is one step closer to bringing its COVID-19 vaccine to the public. Soon, the company will petition the US Food and Drug Administration for an emergency use authorization so the vaccine can be distributed.

The vaccine will need to be kept at -94 degrees, and there are a limited number of freezers across the nation and in Nevada that can fall to that temperature.

UNLV School of Medicine is fortunate enough to have one that will be used when the vaccine is ready.

"The Pfizer vaccine comes in what we're calling bricks," explained Michael Gardner, CEO and president of UNLV Medicine. "It's a box that's about 8x10x1 inch, and they hold about 50 vials, and each vial holds enough vaccine for about 10 doses. In this freezer, overall, we estimate we'll be able to store about 50,000 doses." ... Read More