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Semi-truck hits pedestrian near Lake Mead Pkwy. and Boulder Hwy.

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The eastbound lanes of Lake Mead Parkway near Boulder Highway are closed to traffic after a pedestrian was struck by a semi-truck.

According to Henderson police, the crash happened around 11:10 a.m. when a pedestrian stepped off a median into the roadway and the path of the truck which was headed eastbound.

The pedestrian was transported to a hospital in serious condition.

Neither speed or impairment appear to be factors in crash, police said.

East bound Lake Mead could be closed for a few more hours while police investigate the crash. Motorists are asked to avoid the area... Read More

COVID-19 response team discusses upswing in cases

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — As COVID-19 cases rise in Nevada, the state’s coronavirus task force is updating its efforts to slow the spread. It held a meeting Thursday morning.

The latest data from the state shows cases are growing at a rate of 3.5% which is more than twice what it was at the end of May and state officials anticipate more cases in the coming weeks.

Testing has increased and businesses in are in Phase 2 of the reopening.

The state conducted field observations this week and determined three out of four businesses are complying with the state guidelines but the highest not-compliance rate was found in bars and national brand retail stores. Gov. Sisolak has made it mandatory to wear face masks in public.

Some recent statistics show cases have shifted to a younger age group and the virus has increased significantly in the Hispanic community. Hispanics make now make up 63% of cases compared to 40% a month prior... Read More

Kroger, Smith’s gets emergency use approval for COVID-19 home test kits

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Kroger, the nation’s largest grocery chain, announced it’s received approval to use at-home COVID-19 testing kits.

Kroger Health, the healthcare division of The Kroger Co., said the FDA granted Emergency Use Authorization for the COVID-19 Test Home Collection Kit.

Kroger owns Smith’s Food and Drug stores in the Las Vegas valley.

The testing kit will be available to frontline associates who work for Kroger, beginning this week. Kroger plans to expand the availability of the kit to other companies and organizations in the coming weeks. The company has set a goal of processing as many as 60,000 tests by the end of July... Read More

NEW: Nevada reports 13 COVID-19 related deaths, 632 new cases

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Nevada saw its single-largest day for COVID-19 testing on Wednesday but 13 additional deaths were reported statewide. Over the past week, the state has set new daily records for the largest increases in reported COVID-19 cases. Hospitalizations are also seeing an upward trend.

The Nevada Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is reporting 632 new COVID-19 cases and 13 new COVID-19-related deaths across the state in the last 24 hours. This is the fifth-highest, single-day increase in cases for Nevada, according to DHHS data.

There are now 19,733 confirmed cases and 524 deaths in the state... Read More

Henderson Police ask for help locating missing 79-year-old man

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Henderson Police are asking for help locating a missing 79-year-old man who may be be in mental distress and could need medical assistance.

Jimmie Richard was last seen in the area of Galleria Drive and Gibson Road on July 1 around 6 p.m. He could be driving a 2011 black BMWi. Richard has black hair and brown eyes. He is six-foot tall and around 150 pounds.

Police are asking hospitals to check their registeries.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact Henderson Police at (702) 267-5000... Read More

Only on 8: Local teenager shares harrowing COVID-19 experience

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — As many young people have been seen taking fewer precautions to prevent COVID-19, one Las Vegas teenager shared her harrowing experience with 8 News Now Wednesday. 

“I never thought it would happen to me,” Kaydee Asher told 8 News Now. “Until it did.”

16-year-old Asher has truly been to hell and back since she was diagnosed with COVID-19 on June 22. She and her family shared that she’s been admitted to the Intensive Care Unit twice, where she’s received a myriad of medications and breathing treatments. 

I don’t have a big platform, if you can spread awareness to my story..pls do so by retweeting and working to educate yourself & others about something VERY REAL & VERY PAINFUL. Others have similar stories. If you know me, i hope it shows awareness that this can happen to anyone. pic.twitter.com/A6blq5JfXW... Read More

Effort to recall Mayor Carolyn Goodman ends

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — An effort to recall Mayor Carolyn Goodman has come to an end. Former professional poker player Douglas Polk, who spearheaded the push, cited recall election laws and the risk of coronavirus.

Polk posted his full statement to Twitter:

We have decided to suspend the campaign to recall Carolyn Goodman.

Unfortunately given the laws of recall elections, and the risks posed by Coronavirus, moving forward is not a viable option.

Full statement: pic.twitter.com/EGkffzBtm7

— Doug Polk (@DougPolkVids) July 1, 2020

In June, the Committee to Recall Mayor Carolyn Goodman announced it had received zero signatures since announcing the endeavor in May. ... Read More