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Low water levels at Lake Mead could affect boaters' access to several locations

BOULDER CITY, Nev. – Boaters planning to head out to Lake Mead for some water fun should beware: Historically low water levels could affect your access to certain locations.

The Lake Mead National Recreation Area released information Monday advising visitors to be aware of changes to water access points and boat launch areas on Lake Mead this year due to declining water levels, which is expected to last through the summer.

According to the Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) forecasts for 2021 and 2022, Lake Mead water levels will drop even more.

The following launch ramps will be impacted as early as late May 2021:... Read More

I-Team: UNLV student charged in young man's murder; 2nd suspect wanted

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A UNLV freshman is accused of attempting to rob and then murdering a young man last fall, court documents say.

Kevin Martinez, 20, of Henderson, was found lying in the street with several gunshot wounds on October 5, 2020, Metro police say. Officers responded to the shooting around 12:30 a.m. near the intersection of Alta and Durango drives.

Myles Coleman, 19, was taken into custody late last month, jail records show. Another man wanted in the incident, Charro Kennebruew, has not been arrested. A warrant was issued for his arrest in November.

Both Coleman and Kennebruew face charges of conspiracy to commit robbery, attempted robbery with the use of a deadly weapon and murder with the use of a deadly weapon.

According to court documents, four young men, including Coleman and Kennebruew, attended a house party and “may have identified [the victim] as a viable target to rob.”... Read More

Police arrest driver in fatal hit-and-run crash, call incident 'intentional'

NORTH LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- North Las Vegas Police have arrested the driver involved in a deadly hit-and-run crash near Las Vegas Boulevard and Belmont Street. Jacqueline Rose Martin, 43, faces one count of open murder with use of a deadly weapon.

They say the incident is being investigated as a homicide, as detectives determined the initial hit to be intentional over the course of the investigation.

Martin was booked at the North Las Vegas Community Corrections Center.

The pedestrian was found dead early Monday morning. Police say they responded to the area around 1 a.m. after receiving a call about an injured person.

The preliminary investigation revealed a vehicle was traveling northbound on North Las Vegas Boulevard and struck the man who was waiting at a bus stop.

The driver of the vehicle, now identified as Martin, failed to stop and fled the scene. ... Read More

UNLV students host virtual bingo night to help pups in need

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Students from UNLV's Harrah College of Hospitality are partnering with local dog rescue nonprofit Wagging Tails Rescue Las Vegas for a virtual bingo night Friday, April 16.

Students enrolled in the Festival and Event Management Capstone course at UNLV normally work in the planning of UNLVino, the popular annual wine tasting event that is held at UNLV, but this year that event was cancelled due to COVID-19 safety precautions.

Instead, students enrolled in the course were split into teams and tasked to set-up a virtual or hybrid event for a nonprofit of their choice. Several of the hospitality students decided on helping the Wagging Tails Rescue Las Vegas nonprofit. ... Read More

I-Team: Search for teens in connection to homicide investigation

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The I-Team has learned that detectives are searching for a 16-year-old girl and her boyfriend in connection to a west valley homicide investigation.

Police said a fire was set intentionally to possibly cover up a homicide at a home near Durango and Westcliff.  The investigation began Friday afternoon after fire crews found a man dead inside the home, according to Lt. Ray Spencer of Metro's Homicide Section.

The property owner told the I-Team that Daniel Halseth was living in the home with his teenage daughter. His loved ones said that they are aware of the investigation. 

Halseth is the ex-husband of Elizabeth Helgelien, a former state senator in Nevada. According to court documents, Halseth and Helgelien have three children, including a now 16-year-old girl.  When reached by phone Sunday, Helgelien told the I-Team she had no comment... Read More

SNHD: First known cases of COVID-19 Brazilian variant in Clark County

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The Southern Nevada Health District has reported Clark County's first-known cases of the COVID-19 Brazilian variant. The Nevada State Public Health Laboratory and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention forwarded information about three total cases of the variant.

The variant, also called P.1, has been recognized by the CDC as a "variant of concern." This is due to the thought that it is more easily transmissible.

These cases include:

  • Man in his 20s: Not hospitalized, had one vaccine dose
  • Man in his 40s: No travel history, not hospitalized or vaccinated
  • Man in his 30s: No travel history, not hospitalized or vaccinated

SNHD contacted these individuals, as well as their close contacts. These people were advised to self-quarantine and monitor for symptoms. ... Read More

DETR: Errors in UI system result in some unable to file unemployment claims

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation (DETR) confirmed to 8 News Now that it detected an error in its Unemployment Insurance (UI) filing system which caused problems for some people who were trying to file their UI claims on Monday.

8 News Now received dozens of calls Monday morning from claimants who were having issues filing. We reached out to DETR who responded and confirmed that they had found an error in their UI system. The error in some cases blocked the claimant from viewing the link to file a claim while in other cases, an error message appeared when the link was clicked.

DETR further stated they are working on the issue and did not give a time frame of when it would be corrected, it did note that the issue does not impact PUA claims. ... Read More