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Lawsuit filed against DETR over PUA claimants not being paid

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A large number of Nevadans are still trying to sign up for “Pandemic Unemployment Assistance” — also known as “PUA”. This comes as the state’s unemployment agency “DETR” is facing a lawsuit filed by PUA claimants over not being paid. 

Tens of thousands of new PUA claims are being filed every week, adding even more of a caseload to an agency now facing a lawsuit for non-payment.

Last week, the Department of Labor says 55,834 new PUA claims were filed.  That puts the total number of people who have filed a claim at 279,000.  

While that number was down by over 13,000 claims from the week before, it is more information DETR must sift through, while working through older claims with thousands of dollars owed in back pay. ... Read More

Hot air balloon makes emergency landing in Illinois neighborhood

LAKE IN THE HILLS, Ill. — It’s not unusual to see hot air balloons in the skies over the far northwest suburbs of Chicago.

But when one landed in the middle of a neighborhood in Lake in the Hills, Illinois, residents were caught off guard. One homeowner caught the whole incident on her surveillance camera.

“We looked out our window and here comes the hot air balloon, like right between the homes here. And then they were waving at us and we’re waving, like, ‘We don’t know, this is awfully close,” she said.

The balloon took off Wednesday morning with six passengers on board. It had been in the air about an hour when one of the passengers became lightheaded.

“She was an elderly lady, probably in her eighties. A bucket list she wanted to fly. And she had just passed out,” said Bob Perkins, who is chief of the ground crew that tracks the balloon when it flies.

He was contacted by pilot Chad Morin... Read More

Runnin’ Rebels cancel August trip to Canada

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – This was supposed to be a solid exhibition season for the Runnin’ Rebels. A trip to Canada was first on the list, but fears over coronavirus have cancelled those plans. The UNLV men’s basketball team will not be playing the four games in mid-August as scheduled.

The Runnin’ Rebels are still hoping to play in the Maui Invitational in Hawaii November 23-25, that event is still going forward as planned.

There are concerns that the NCAA may cancel non-conference games and hope to begin with conference play in January 2021. ... Read More

Upcoming forum focuses on improving relationship between police and community

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — This annual upcoming forum couldn’t be more timely because it focuses on the relationship and interaction between police and the community they serve.

The 2020 Youth & Justice Forum will take place on Saturday, July 11, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the William Pearson Community Center located at 1625 W. Carey Avenue and it’s free.

“Conversations between communities and police are always important,” said State Assemblywoman Dina Neal, a lead event organizer along with the Uplift Foundation of Nevada. “Our forum is more relevant than ever given the current national climate surrounding the deaths of African-Americans at the hands of police. By bringing community stakeholders together, we aim to improve communication and collaborate on solutions.”... Read More

Police investigating fatal motorcycle crash near Fremont and Bruce streets

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The LVMPD Traffic Bureau is investigating a fatal motorcycle and car crash at the intersection of Fremont and Bruce streets. The public is advised to avoid the area. The motorcyclist involved in the crash has died at UMC Hospital.

Please avoid the area of Fremont/Bruce as LVMPD Traffic is investigating a motorcycle v car fatal crash. This is LVMPD's 47th traffic fatality in 2020. pic.twitter.com/jdv9BTL8M1

— LVMPD Traffic Bureau (@LVMPD_Traffic) July 9, 2020

Police say they received the call reporting the crash around 10:07 a.m Friday morning. This area remains an active scene and is now a fatal investigation.

This is LVMPD’s 47th traffic fatality in 2020

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates... Read More

UNLV Pantry receives $250K grant to purchase food and equipment for campus community

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — UNLV’s food pantry is getting a much-needed lifeline in the form of a $250,000 federal grant from the CARES Act... Read More

VIDEO: Latest look inside Allegiant Stadium

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – Allegiant Stadium is set to be completed the end of this month. The Raiders released new video of the inside of the stadium. The video shows the massive TV screens that will be spread around the stadium. It also shows the artificial turf with the Raiders logo. That turf will serve as a back-up in case something goes wrong with the natural grass surface that will be kept outside the stadium, then rolled insider on game day.

Allegiant Stadium has a Garth Brooks concert set for August 22, and the Raiders hope to play their first game in the stadium on August 27, a pre-season game against the Arizona Cardinals. ... Read More