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Some Utah ski resorts open for Thanksgiving

(KLAS) - Skiing and snowboarding slopes are open for business in some areas of Utah this Thanksgiving holiday.

Brian Head Resort near Cedar City, UT opened for business today. Current conditions according to its website shows only 2 of its 72 trails open, but that's enough to get people to the slopes... Read More

NEW: COVID-19 test positivity rates drop slightly heading into holiday weekend

Below is the full COVID-19 report for Nov. 23.

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- COVID-19 test positivity rates are declining again in Clark County and statewide, a promising sign heading into the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

Clark County's test positivity rate is at 6.9%, down from 7.0%, and the state's rate is at 7.5%, down from 7.6%.

Cases were higher statewide (629) and in the county (479).

Hospitalizations were higher, and deaths were higher statewide, but lower in Clark County.

A look at current COVID-19 numbers:... Read More

High gas prices not slowing Thanksgiving traffic

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) - With gas prices reaching new highs, the cost to fill up does not appear to be cutting down on the number of people driving this Thanksgiving.

As of Tuesday, Nov. 23 average prices across the southwest range from $3.66/gallon regular unleaded gas in Salt Lake City, $4.86 in San Francisco, $3.19 in Reno, and $3.94 in Las Vegas.

In Clark County, AAA has the average price for a gallon of regular unleaded at $3.93 for Wednesday, Nov. 24.

Nevada's average price is $3.96 which is 57 cents lower than the national average of $3.39 and gallon... Read More

Henderson police reunite 75-year-old homeless woman with her family in Louisiana

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A 75-year-old woman who was homeless in Henderson is now reunited with her family in Louisiana and getting to know grandchildren she didn't know existed, thanks to the efforts of some Henderson police officers.

The efforts of Officers Sterling Candland and Carlos Chorens were recognized in social media posts Wednesday by the Henderson Police Department and the City of Henderson.

When the officers discovered Rose, she was living on the streets with a broken arm. They were able to locate her son in Louisiana and then surprised her with an airline ticket so she could be with her family... Read More

Photos released of Pahrump theft suspects

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The Nye County Sheriff's Office is looking for four theft suspects and has released photos in hopes they can be identified and located.

One of the men is identified as 51-year-old Robert Glenn Alger of Pahrump and he is wanted by the sheriff's office. They are hoping someone knows his whereabouts.

According to the sheriff's office, witnesses caught the men stealing a Connex container, which is a cargo shipping container. The witnesses were able to get photos of the men. The container was later abandoned and recovered.

Police released these photos of the suspects. (Credit: NCSO)

The NCSO says it needs help from the public to identify and locate the three men who were with Alger

Police released these photos of the suspects. (Credit: NCSO)

If you have any information on Alger or the other three men, you are asked to contact NCSO at (775) 751-7000... Read More

Michigan man gets 4-10 years in prison, ordered to repay $633K in food stamp fraud

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A 34-year-old Michigan man was sentenced Tuesday to 4-10 years in prison in a food stamp fraud case.

Eustachius Bursey was also ordered to pay $633,583.19 in restitution in the case, according to an announcement from Nevada Attorney General Aaron D. Ford.

According to information in the case, Bursey used the personal identifying information of numerous individuals to defraud the state and federal governments of Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) and Medicaid benefits. The crimes took place between August 2016 and May 2019.

Bursey committed multiple felonies, Ford's office said.

“The sentencing of Mr. Bursey should remind those seeking to swindle our social services network that there will be consequences,” Ford said. “I’m glad to see justice done in this case, and want to stress that my office will continue to pursue any similar cases that come before us.”... Read More

Magical Forest Tree Lighting Ceremony set for Friday at Opportunity Village

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Opportunity Village Magical Forest is scheduled Friday, Nov. 26, from 5:30-6:30 p.m.

The event returns after the Magical Forest was closed last year during the pandemic. The Magical Forest, located at 6300 W. Oakey Blvd., is a winter wonderland filled with millions of sparkling lights, rides, food and holiday cheer. The Tree Lighting Ceremony will feature entertainment, “snow,” speeches from local dignitaries and a fireworks show.

Tickets start at $22 online with discount packages available. Tickets at the door are $25. Purchase tickets at magicalforest.com.

Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman will be at the ceremony, along with U.S. Rep. Dina Titus (D-Nev.), the Opportunity Village ambassadors, executive team and board members. Santa Claus will even be there... Read More