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WEB EXTRA: Police officer saves dog from house fire

CAUGHT ON CAMERA: An officer from the Village of Caledonia Police Department in Wisconsin rescued a dog from a house fire July 6. The police department said “Deezel” the 12-year-old Vizsla was “unbothered by all the commotion while sitting on the couch.”... Read More

Las Vegas Priest tests positive for COVID-19

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The Diocese of Las Vegas was notified that a Priest from Holy Family Catholic Church, located at 4490 S Mountain Vista St, Las Vegas, NV 89121, tested positive for COVID-19.

The Priest conducted Mass on Wednesday, July 8th in a mask and used hand sanitizer as Diocese protocol dictates.

The Priest was later notified the same day that he tested positive for the virus.

The following statement was released from The Diocese of Las Vegas: 

“We have a moral and ethical obligation to notify anyone who attended the 8:30 a.m. Mass on July 8th at Holy Family Catholic Church that this Priest was in attendance and recommend that they seek testing.  All individuals working at the Parish who have come in contact with the Priest have been notified to self-quarantine and will be tested,” Steve Meriwether, Director of Security for the Diocese of Las Vegas... Read More

NEW: State reports 18 COVID-19 deaths, 603 cases

*NOTE: Daily lab data on the DHHS Dashboard and SNHD reports is updated every morning for the previous day.

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The state has 18 more COVID-19 deaths, 14 of them are reported in Clark County, according to data released by the state and county Thursday. The state also set a new record for hospitalizations as testing numbers increase.

Nevada reported its second-highest number of tests conducted in one day with 11,979 performed on Wednesday. The previous day set a record high of 12,776 tests.

Nevada’s cumulative test positivity rate has been in an upward trend for 20 of the past 21 days. It was down for the first time Tuesday but back up on Wednesday with a positivity rate of 7.6%... Read More

LIVE: Special session enters day 2, lawmakers tackle $1.2M budget shortfall

LIVE: Senate chambers

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Nevada lawmakers will resume work Thursday on balancing the state’s budget amid plummeting revenue projects.

Lawmakers began discussing budget cuts on Wednesday. Currently, there is a $1.2 billion revenue shortfall.

You can watch the Assembly chambers at this link.

Gov. Steve Sisolak’s proposal would cut $233 million from the Department of Health and Human Services. In the Assembly, lawmakers deliberated over proposals to cut about $160 million from K-12 education, and $190 million from higher education from the state budget.

The special session will continue until an agreement is reached... Read More

Split Supreme Court rulings keep Trump’s financial records private for now

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court issued a mixed verdict Thursday on demands for President Donald Trump’s financial records that will keep his tax returns, banking and other documents out of the public eye for the time being.

By 7-2 votes, the justices upheld the Manhattan district attorney’s demand for Trump’s tax returns, but kept a hold on Trump’s financial records that Congress has been seeking for more than a year.

But Trump, who has strenuously sought to keep his financial records private, didn’t immediately regard the outcome as a victory.

“The Supreme Court sends case back to Lower Court, arguments to continue. This is all a political prosecution,” Trump wrote in a series of angry tweets that followed the court rulings... Read More

What to expect if you test positive for COVID-19

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The number of positive coronavirus cases remains high in Southern Nevada but most cases are never serious enough to require hospitalization.

Thousands of people are getting testing for COVID-19 daily. If a person gets a positive result – what happens next?

8 News Now spoke with the Southern Nevada Health District about the recovery timeline for people who test positive.

While the recovery process varies, depending on the symptoms, most will experience fever, weakness, cough, and chest pains. Symptoms can also include loss of smell or taste, nausea and diarrhea.

“Most individuals will recover after the 14 days of isolation period but some individuals might show mild symptoms, or difficulty recovering,” said Dr. Fermin Leguen, chief health officer for Southern Nevada Health District... Read More

Layoffs stuck at high level as 1.3 million seek jobless aid

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 1.3 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, a historically high pace that shows that many employers are still laying people off in the face of a resurgent coronavirus.

The persistently elevated level of layoffs are occurring as a spike in virus cases has forced six states to reverse their move to reopen businesses. Those six — Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Michigan and Texas — make up one-third of the U.S. economy. Fifteen other states have suspended their re-openings. Collectively, the pullback has stalled a tentative recovery in the job market and is likely triggering additional layoffs.

Thursday’s report from the Labor Department showed that the number of applications for unemployment aid fell from 1.4 million in the previous week. The figure has now topped 1 million for 16 straight weeks. Before the pandemic, the record high for weekly unemployment applications was fewer than 700,000... Read More