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Authorities rule fire that destroyed apartment complex construction site last week arson

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The Clark County Fire Department (CCFD) and ATF are holding a press conference today at 10 a.m. to make statements regarding the fire that happened last week at the ELY at Fort Apache apartment complex that was under construction.

ATF has ruled the fire that destroyed apartment complex construction site last week was an act of arson. Officials are offering up to a 10,000 reward for information.

The fire, which was reported just before midnight on Jan. 18 just before midnight, raced through a 206-unit apartment complex under construction near Fort Apache Road and Tropicana Avenue. More than 100 firefighters from different jurisdictions battled the blaze throughout the night and remain on the scene Tuesday morning to deal with hot spots... Read More

Another winter storm is on the way

Cloudy skies and some mountain snow showers to start off our Wednesday. There is a slight chance of a morning shower over the valley that could have some snowflakes mixed in, especially in the neighborhoods closer to the mountains. But the afternoon should have just a mix of clouds and sunshine. After all that snow and rain to start the week, Sherry's most accurate #WeatherNOW forecast has more rain and snow coming our way before the weekend... Read More

Holocaust Remembrance Day recognized in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Wednesday is Holocaust Remembrance Day and was established by the United Nations to remember the Nazi atrocities against Jewish people during World War II.

Las Vegas has a Warsaw Ghetto Remembrance Garden at Temple Beth Sholom in Summerlin. It's made up of fire, water and stone. Some of those stones are original paving stones from the 1940s Warsaw ghetto and were given by the U.S. Holocaust Museum. The garden is open to the public.

Six million Jewish people were were murdered during WWII.

Rabbi Felipe Goodman of Temple Beth Sholom says it's important to recognize because it could happen again. ... Read More

Museum of Dream Space opens at the Venetian resort

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The Grand Canal Shoppes at the Venetian resort has a new attraction and it's a feast for the eyes.

It's called the Museum of Dream Space, or MoDS Vegas, and it features hi-tech digital art which is shown in different forms by mixing it with structural designs. ... Read More

Health experts say Nevada should step up preventative methods after UK variant strain of COVID-19 is found in the state

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A new variant of the coronavirus has been found in Nevada, and health officials say it is more contagious than the original strain.

The new strain first emerged in the United Kingdom last fall, and it has been popping up in the United States in recent weeks. The U.K. variant, also known as B.1.1.7, has been found in at least 24 states in the U.S., according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

It has also been found in Nevada, so some local experts say we should step up our prevention efforts.

"Public health measures are increasingly more important," said. Dr. Marc J. Kahn, Dean of the UNLV School of Medicine.

This week, officials announced the U.K. strain of the virus was detected in a specimen from a Las Vegas woman.

"It's able to potentially infect more people," according to Dr. Kahn... Read More

UNLV Medicine's COVID Vaccine Registration website now open to CCSD employees

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The website portal that allows CCSD teachers and staff to sign up for the CVOID-19 vaccine is now live.

Here's how it works:

CCSD employees will go to the following link and start the process of filling in information.

UNLV Medicine COVID Vaccine Registration

After submitting the information, staff will receive an email telling them that they are registered. They will then receive a link to a second part of the portal when they are eligible to schedule a vaccination appointment.

The email said vaccines will be prioritized based on a person's role within the district.

At this time, the only people who have access to it are CCSD employees... Read More

Board of Trustees to consider pay raises for CCSD psychologists

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The Clark County School District (CCSD) Board of Trustees plans to consider giving school psychologists a pay raise. There are nearly 40 vacancies right now in the district.

It's a critical labor shortage CCSD and the district's largest teachers union are trying to address with money.

"We need to be more competitive," said Ryan Conn, a school psychologist. He works with three CCSD schools. "I'm the only school psychologist for about 3,500 students."

The district says the estimated ratio as of September is one per 2,048 students. This is well above the National Association of School Psychologists recommendation of one for every 500-700 students.

"There are over 60 schools in the district that do not have an assigned psychologist because we're short," Conn shared.

Now, CCSD and the Clark County Education Association (CCEA) want to fix the problem. ... Read More