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PUA, UI websites temporarily unavailable Saturday for regular system updates

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) and Unemployment Insurance (UI) systems will be temporarily unavailable tomorrow due to regular updates. System outage durations are as follows:

  • PUA: 3 a.m.-8 a.m.
  • UI: 1 p.m.-8 p.m.

The Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation says claimants will not be able to file claims or access resources materials during these times.

Maintenance will not affect the DETR and JobConnect websites. ... Read More

Clark County judge denies lawsuit requesting new statewide election

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A Clark County judge denied a request Friday to deem Nevada's mail-in voting law unconstitutional and call for a new election.

The Election Integrity Project had submitted an emergency request for the election to be thrown out, citing allegations of voter fraud and illegal voting. Joel Hanson, the lawyer for the group, cited thousands of cases where people who no longer live in Nevada registered to vote in the state.

Judge Gloria Sturman said those voters may live out of state temporarily. She said it was in the public interest to keep elected officers in office and that the court has to presume people voted legally until proven otherwise.

"We're going to throw out an entire election and have everybody run for office all over again simply because somebody voted who had moved -- I'm just really struggling with why on an emergency basis we would throw out an election," she said... Read More

I-Team: 'There’s nobody that dislikes a bad cop more than a cop,' sheriff says

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Police work might be the most scrutinized profession in the country, according to Metro Sheriff Joe Lombardo.

In the past decade, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department has implemented stricter hiring standards and oversight, but as in any large organization, a few bad apples can still slip through the cracks.

How does Metro deal with officers who should not be allowed to carry a badge and gun?

"There’s nobody that dislikes a bad cop more than a cop," Lombardo said.

Over the past 10 years, Metro has enacted new policies and training regimens to address the same issues that erupted into the streets all across the country this summer -- use of force, racial sensitivities and transparency.

Changes enacted in hiring, training and policies are making a difference, Lombardo says.

The department puts it all in writing in its annual Use of Force report provided to the public... Read More

Blood drive to be held at Tivioli Village, donors will receive COVID-19 antibody test

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Tivoli Village wants to invite guests to support Vitalant by donating to their “Thanks-For-Giving” blood drive. It will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 25, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 

Every donation counts because blood banks are facing critical shortages due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Everyone who donates will receive a free COVID-19 antibody test with a successful donation.

Vitalant has implemented additional precautions to ensure the safety of donors and staff, including:... Read More

NEW: 29 deaths, 1,839 new COVID-19 cases reported in Nevada

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Nevada reported 29 deaths and 1,839 new positive tests for COVID-19 as trends continued upward in COVID-19 infections. Clark County reported 23 of the deaths and 1,381 cases.

Hospitalizations leveled off for a day after two straight days of record-breaking levels, and test positivity climbed slightly coming in at 15.8%.

As of Thursday 1,283 COVID-19 patients are hospitalized -- an decrease of five patients from the previous day.

The state is reported a record 2,416 positive tests in data released Thursday.

More than 1,000 coronavirus cases have been reported in Nevada in 16 of the past 17 days.

There is now a total of 129,714 confirmed COVID-19 cases statewide, with 101,993 in Clark County.

The state's test positivity rate climbed to 15.8 percent. Nevada has continued an upward trend that has seen the rate climb sharply since the end of October... Read More

Colorful Colorado: Sunrise paints skies in vast array of color

DENVER (KDVR) -- The sunrise Tuesday morning was a great example of why many call Colorado "Colorful Colorado".

The sky was painted in a vast array of color. We received numerous pictures of the sunrise.

We would love to see your photos! You can upload them to this gallery by clicking the "Submit Your Photo" button below this story. We will share as many as we can on TV and social media. ... Read More

What does emergency use for a COVID-19 vaccine mean?

What does emergency use of a COVID-19 vaccine mean?

It's when regulators allow shots to be given to certain people while studies of safety and effectiveness are ongoing.

Before any vaccine is permitted in the U.S., it must be reviewed by the Food and Drug Administration, which requires study in thousands of people. Normally, the process to approve a new vaccine can take about a decade. But the federal government is using various methods to dramatically speed up the process for COVID-19 vaccines.

During a health crisis, the FDA can loosen its normal scientific standards to allow emergency use of experimental drugs, devices, vaccines and other medical products. The first vaccines to get the provisional green light in the U.S. are almost certain to be made available under this process, known as emergency use authorization... Read More