Our network

I-Team: Nearly 150 sick with COVID-19 across Las Vegas postal system

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Nearly 150 U.S. Postal Service employees across the Las Vegas metro area have tested positive for COVID-19 or have been suspected of having the virus since the agency began tracking cases, the I-Team has learned. 

In all, 115 confirmed cases were reported with 28 other cases listed as unconfirmed, according to data obtained by the I-Team. Late Tuesday, the I-Team also confirmed a new case of COVID-19 at the Henderson post office... Read More

I-Team: How secure is the November election?

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- How secure is the November election? According to election officials, measures are in place to prevent problems, but what is law enforcement doing?

The I-Team talked with the head of the FBI Las Vegas division about keeping ballots safe.

There's a lot of misinformation floating around about the November election. Special Agent in Charge Aaron Rouse, the head of the FBI division in Las Vegas, says voters should feel confident in the process. He also says any issues will be investigated.

"Because of the robust protections for voting here in Nevada, it's really hard to get away with anything," Rouse said. 

President Donald Trump continuously questions the November election's integrity, even saying Governor Steve Sisolak, D-NV, will steal it.

One of his main concerns is mail-in ballots.

Election officials insist signature verification helps eliminate voter fraud... Read More

'Unworkable': Disney officials frustrated as regulations keep Disneyland closed

ANAHEIM, Calif. (NEXSTAR) - California will allow large theme parks to reopen with modifications when the counties where they're located move into the state's least-restrictive "yellow" tier, a change that likely puts Disneyland, Legoland and other major theme parks at least weeks — and potentially months — away from resuming operations.

The announcement was made Tuesday by California Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly, who released the state's much-anticipated reopening protocols for theme parks during the COVID-19 pandemic. The guidelines had been expected earlier this month but were delayed.

When theme parks do welcome back guests, larger locations will have to limit capacity to 25% and must require advance reservations, Ghaly said. Visitors will also have to wear face masks while in the parks, except when eating and drinking. ... Read More

Local rideshare drivers invited to experience Circa Resort's Garage Mahal

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Local Uber and Lyft drivers are invited for a trail run of Circa Resort's "Garage Mahal."

The event for the first fully integrated ride-share hub will be available to local drivers on Wednesday, Oct. 21 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The event is meant to familiarize drivers with the new space, Circa Resort stated in a press release Tuesday.

Participants will receive a special gift from Circa. The resort is scheduled to open its doors on Oct. 28 at 12:01 a.m.

Garage Mahal is a nine-story structure that will house 982 parking spaces. It will offer valet service and long-term parking, as well. ... Read More

Clark County Elections Department begins counting mail-in, drop-off ballots

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Clark County began the process of counting the tens of thousands of mail-in and drop-off ballots.

The ballots have to be processed and verified before counting can begin. Election department workers began counting the first batch Tuesday. So far, the county has received more than 100,000 ballots via the mail or drop-off boxes.

Election department staff took the secured ballots out of the vaults and moved them in ballot transfer boxes to the election department where observers are watching as workers feed each ballot through the tallying system.

"We're over 100,000 in mail that's already been returned. Yesterday, we were up to 79,000 early voters in person. So, the numbers look good as far as a balance between the mail and early voting at this point," said Joe Gloria, registrar of voters, Clark County... Read More

Gov. Sisolak gives statewide COVID-19 update in news conference Tuesday

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Governor Steve Sisolak briefed Nevada on where the state stands in its effort to combat the coronavirus during a news conference Tuesday.

WATCH CONFERENCE BELOW:

"We need to be united. The enemy is the disease, not each other. The most important tool in fighting this pandemic is you, Nevadans, your behavior, our behavior. It's our willingness to mask up, to socially distance, to make sacrifices; that's how we get through this," said Governor Sisolak.

@GovSisolak says trends in cases are beginning to become alarming, but he says he hopes we never get to the point where he has to reimplement some of the restrictions. "The behavior in each and every one of us can make a difference as to whether we will get to that point or not" pic.twitter.com/eZ2pAnqV5u... Read More

NEW: Nevada reports 15 COVID-19 deaths; high case rate, test positivity in Clark County

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Nevada is reporting 15 new COVID-19 related deaths in the past 24 hours, with 13 from Clark County. Of Nevada’s 1,727 deaths, 1,483 are in Clark County.

Data released Tuesday notes 656 new COVID-19 cases in Nevada and 478 in Clark County. There is now a total of 91,499 confirmed COVID-19 cases statewide with 75,888 in Clark County.

According to Nevada Health Response, 6,769 COVID-19 tests were conducted in Nevada on Monday. The state typically reports between 8,000 and 10,000 tests a day.

This week, Clark County was flagged again for elevated disease transmission after meeting the criteria of high case rates and high test positivity. Clark is one of six counties flagged in the Nevada Health Response’s report.

Clark County has a case rate of 430 per 100,000 and a test positivity of 9.1 percent.

Below is the full COVID-19 report for Monday, Oct. 19.... Read More