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Las Vegas man accused of striking police dog with broom during arrest

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A man accused of threatening people with a knife is also accused of hitting a police dog repeatedly with a broom during his arrest, police said.

Kevin Doan, 36, faces charges of assault with a deadly weapon and mistreatment of a police animal, court records show. On March 6, police said they were called to a home on Grandview Ridge Avenue, near Warm Springs and Rainbow, for a report of a man who was chasing several people with a broom.

The top of the broom had been broken off, “creating a sharp point,” police wrote in Doan’s arrest report.

Officers said they fired five foam rounds at Doan to de-escalate the situation. They also released a police dog to bite the man.

“Doan reacted by striking K-9 Dasco repeatedly with the broom handle,” the report stated. “Officers were able to take Doan into custody once Dasco initiated the bite.”... Read More

28 arrested in connection with auto theft investigation; Metro to discuss details at 1 p.m.

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Metro police will hold a 1 p.m. news conference to discuss details of an operation that has led to 28 arrests in connection with auto thefts.

8 News Now will stream the event.

Capt. Shane Womack will speak to the media at Metro headquarters.

The arrests were the result of a Southern Nevada Auto Theft Task Force investigation... Read More

NEW: Nevada reports 600+ COVID-19 cases, 4 deaths over the weekend

Below is the full COVID-19 report for the past weekend, June 18-20

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Nevada reported more than 600 additional COVID-19 cases and four deaths over the weekend, according to data released today. The state’s test positivity rate rose to 3.7%, up from 3.6% in the previous report.

CASES & DEATHS & TESTING

Nevada's case count grew by 634 over the weekend, most from Clark County (552). The state’s total cases are now at 329,509. Clark County has a total of 256,067. It’s important to note that the state no longer updates the dashboard on the weekend, which may be why Monday and Tuesday reports show higher case and death totals.... Read More

Resorts World, Grubhub partnering on way guests can order food, bill it to room

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Room service at Resorts World Las Vegas? There's an app for that.

Resorts World announced on Monday it is partnering with Grubhub on technology that will let guests order and bill meals to their room or credit card.

The "On the Fly at Resorts World powered by Grubhub" is an innovation that provides access -- even at poolside -- to food from the resort's 40 food and beverage sites and select retail shops. It allows pickup or delivery to guest rooms, or the pool.

"For deliveries to the pool deck at Resorts World Las Vegas, guests will be able to pick up their order from a secure, QR code-activated restaurant locker, which features touchless opening," according to a Monday news release.

Resorts World is the first resort to offer Grubhub's advanced ordering technology, even letting guests place orders on their phone with the Grubhub app or by scanning Grubhub QR codes located throughout the property... Read More

UPDATE: Police say woman has been located after she was reported missing

UPDATE: Police say Hannah Fox has been located and is safe. (Original story appears below.)

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Las Vegas police need the public's help locating a woman who went missing on Saturday, June 19.

Hannah Fox, 42, was last seen on Saturday around 7 a.m. near Sahara Avenue and S. Nellis Boulevard in the east valley.

Police say she may be in severe emotional distress and in need of medical assistance.

The department provided the following photos of Hannah Fox:... Read More

Safety campaign focuses on people using alcohol, marijuana and driving

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Zero Fatalities has launched a new public safety campaign that focuses on driving drunk or high. It's a serious issue in Nevada because more than half of the fatal crashes involve an impaired driver.

It's called "Save Yourself" and wants to get the message out that it's not OK if you drink or use drugs, including marijuana, and then choose to drive.

According to the Andrew Bennett with the Nevada Department of Public Safety, the number one demographic for the fatal crashes involving an impaired driver are males between the ages of 18 to 35.

The message behind the campaign is that it's fine to have a good time but do it responsibly and alway have a designated driver who isn't consuming any alcohol or drugs... Read More

Florida woman discovers nearly $1 billion in her bank account

LARGO, Fla. (WFLA) -- Julia Yonkowski went to her local Chase Bank in Florida over the weekend to withdraw some money, but she wanted to check her balance first.

According to the bank receipt she received in Largo on Saturday, Yonkowski had $999,985,855.94 in her account.

Saying she was shocked is an understatement.

"Oh my God, I was horrified. I know most people would think they won the lottery, but I was horrified," she said.

She originally went to the ATM to grab $20.

"When I put in for the $20, the machine came back and said, 'We'll give you the $20 but that'll cause an overdraft and you will be charged' and I said, 'Oh, just forget it,'" she said. ... Read More