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Las Vegas family shares grief, speaks out after loved one loses COVID-19 battle

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A Las Vegas family has a message for valley residents while mourning the death of their loved one: "You have to wear a mask in public or anywhere you go. Please don't take it off, even at a restaurant or with family members. Just keep the mask on," Flavio Sanchez's son Angel Sanchez pleaded.

Flavio Sanchez recently lost his fight against COVID-19, and his family is speaking out.

Sanchez was a hard worker and a man of faith, but his biggest role was being a husband and father to his family. According to them, it was a love he held on to until his final days.

Flavio couldn't breathe. His fever was high, and he said he couldn't handle it anymore.

Angel says he can't forget the last time he saw his father, Flavio. The 17-year-old and his mother had to rush him to the hospital on Jan. 6 after he contracted COVID-19... Read More

Some confused as SNHD makes changes to appointment making, location for those who received first dose at Cashman Center

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- 8 News Now has new information for those who received their first COVID-19 vaccine at Cashman Center. The Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD) is making changes on how the appointment will be set up and where you will go.

A short time ago, the health district announced that if you received your first dose at Cashman, you will be going to the Las Vegas Convention Center for the second dose.

Many are waiting to find out when they will make that appointment. SNHD says you will be contacted.

"I was a little confused," said James Truscott, who is waiting for his second dose. "Where do I go? What do I do?"

Truscott received the first dose of the vaccine at Cashman. He says he was given a card with some information regarding the second dose.

"It told me that on the second shot, I just get online and schedule it," he shared, "but on the back, it says remember to come back." ... Read More

Gov. Sisolak announces delayed opening for state government offices in northern Nevada due to weather

CARSON CITY, Nev. (KLAS) – Due to the cold temps and snow that is expected to fall overnight. Governor Steve Sisolak is urging all state employees to allow themselves plenty of time to safely commute to work Wednesday morning in the likely event of snow and icy road conditions.

The Nevada Department of Transportation and the Department of Public Safety are reporting dangerous road conditions in the Carson City, Washoe County, and Douglas County areas for the morning of Wednesday, Jan. 27th.

Governor Sisolak has ordered a two-hour delay for all state government offices in these areas (other than essential public safety and corrections personnel).

State government offices in Carson City, Washoe County, and Douglas County are expected to open at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday... Read More

Snow Day Round 2: Las Vegas valley families get out and enjoy wintry activities

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Snow Day: Round 2 was exciting for Las Vegas valley families, as the recent snowfall had them running outside to play Tuesday morning. The sad part? It's already melted in many neighborhoods.

There was a lot of snow at Gilcrease Brothers Park, which was definitely the place to be. Families in the northwest valley suited up to enjoy the rare sighting.

"It was snowing over here, so we thought we'd come down, hang out and show the baby some snow," said Ariston Abenojar. ... Read More

Both drivers arrested on DUI charges in crash that kills 90-year-old woman

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A 90-year-old female passenger died in a two-vehicle crash Tuesday morning, and police arrested both drivers on DUI charges.

The collision occurred just after 10:20 a.m. at the intersection of Karen Avenue and S. Lamb Boulevard in the east valley.

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department officers report that the woman was a passenger in a 2013 Hyundai Elantra traveling eastbound on Karen at Lamb. Officers said the Hyundai failed to yield right of way and collided with a 2001 Acura MDX that was southbound on Lamb.

Both male drivers and the female passenger were transported to Sunrise Hospital, but the woman died.

Both drivers showed signs of impairment and were placed under arrest and charged with driving under the influence. ... Read More

Las Vegas Convention Center will be SNHD's second dose clinic site

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) and Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD) announced the Las Vegas Convention Center will be SNHD's COVID-19 second dose clinic site. This comes a day after the health district announced appointment scheduling will be available starting Feb. 1.

According to a news release, the site will open on Feb. 2, and time slots are by appointment only. Appointments are relegated to individuals who received their first dose at a health district clinic, including Western High School, Cashman Center or SNHD's main public health center. ... Read More

Repaving project to close some US95 lanes, ramps overnight Jan. 31-Feb. 1

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A paving project on U.S. Highway 95 just north of the Rainbow Curve will temporarily close some lanes from 9 p.m. Jan. 31 until 6 a.m. Feb. 1, according to the Nevada Department of Transportation.

The closures will affect southbound lanes between Vegas Drive and Washington Avenue in the northwest valley.

The half-mile repaving project will repair the deteriorated roadway, NDOT said. Las Vegas Paving is the contractor on the $185,000 project.

The southbound U.S. Highway 95 offramps to Rainbow Boulevard and Summerlin Parkway will be also be closed during the same time frame, as will the eastbound Lake Mead Boulevard onramp to southbound U.S. Highway 95... Read More