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SLIDESHOW: Metro police take 250+ deserving kids on holiday shopping spree

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- It was a day filled with holiday spirit as Las Vegas Metro Police Department officers went shopping with some very excited children over the weekend.

It's the annual Santa Cops shopping experience where kids are paired up with officers to shop for toys and winter necessities before Christmas. More than 250 children took part in the special day... Read More

Man who distributed more than 600 child pornography images gets 11 years in prison

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A 28-year-old Las Vegas man was sentenced Monday to 11 years in prison for distributing more than 600 child pornography images and videos, according to the U.S. Attorney for the District of Nevada.

Cyrus Orlando Ortega pleaded guilty to one count of distribution of child pornography in June 2021.

Ortega was accused of distributing child pornography images and videos using an app called Kik Messenger. He traded the images with other app users between Sept. 27, 2019, and Nov. 1, 2019.

The images and videos depicted underage victims — some as young as infants — being sexually exploited, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.

In addition to the prison term, U.S. District Judge Jennifer A. Dorsey sentenced Ortega to a lifetime term of supervised release.

This case was investigated by the FBI and the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department... Read More

FBI still seeking suspect in multi-million dollar fraud scheme

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The FBI is trying to track down a man wanted for his alleged involvement in a multimillion-dollar fraud scheme.

Warrants are out for the arrest of Mykalai Kontilai, but authorities believe he may have fled to Russia to avoid prosecution.

Mykalai Kontilai is wanted by the #FBI for his alleged involvement in a series of criminal activities in Las Vegas, including securities fraud, wire fraud, and money laundering. If you have a tip about Kontilai's whereabouts, call 702-385-1281. https://t.co/jTnsvmdN4q pic.twitter.com/ZmLWDEQ9r3... Read More

Fatal crash at Tropicana, Polaris

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- One person is dead following a crash at the intersection of Tropicana Avenue and Polaris Avenue, according to Metro police.

The crash, which involves a box truck and a van, was reported at noon.

Tropicana is shut down to traffic in that area. Motorists need to find an alternate route... Read More

NEW: COVID-19 test positivity rate climbs, more patients on ventilators

Below is the full COVID-19 report for Dec. 3-5.

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- COVID-19 test positivity rates are on the rise in Clark County and statewide, with more than 1,500 new cases reported in Nevada in data released today. Clark County reported nearly 1,200 cases.

Nevada reported 40 deaths -- 32 in Clark County -- in reports for Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Clark County's test positivity rate climbed to 7.0%, up from 6.8%, and the statewide rate hit 7.4%, up from 7.3%.

The daily case rate shot up to 134.5, up from 106.9 on Friday, according to the Southern Nevada Health District. The goal -- and a requirement for ending the mask mandate -- is to get that number below 50 for two straight weeks. Anything above 100 is considered "high" transmission risk.

Hospitalizations dropped slightly, but the number of patients requiring ventilators went up from 95 to 133... Read More

Woman arrested in incident that injured 4 juveniles who were'clipped' by car

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A 36-year-old woman was arrested Saturday and now faces charges in a Friday incident that left four juveniles with minor injuries after they were "clipped" by a car in the south valley.

Jaquitta Madison faces six counts of battery with a deadly weapon and one count of child abuse.

Madison is in custody in the Clark County Detention Center, awaiting a Tuesday court appearance.

Police say the juveniles were injured as Madison left the scene of a fight on Friday near the intersection of Jack Leavitt Street and E. Le Baron Avenue, not far from the intersection of Maryland Parkway and Silverado Ranch Boulevard.

The incident is under investigation. ... Read More

Juvenile taken to hospital after mobile home fire in east valley neighborhood

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A juvenile was taken to a hospital after a Monday morning fire at a mobile home in the east valley, fire officials said.

The juvenile's condition was not released. Two others were treated at the scene but did not require hospitalization.

According to Clark County Fire Department, the fire was reported at 10:13 a.m. in the 3600 block of Fort McHenry Drive, near Nellis Boulevard and Twain Avenue in Desert Inn Mobile Estates.

Crews are continuing to battle hotspots at the scene... Read More