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I-Team: What the CDC's newest eviction moratorium means for Southern Nevada

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued another eviction moratorium Tuesday, slated to last through Oct. 3. It's aimed at preventing tenants from being locked out of their homes in areas with high rates of COVID-19 transmission.

Clark County is one of those areas.

It's important to note that, while the moratorium was issued, it doesn't mean everything just comes to a halt. Landlords can still start the eviction process, and tenants can still receive an eviction notice.

Barbara Buckley, executive director of the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada, offered five steps for tenants if they receive a notice: ... Read More

A promising treatment for long-haul COVID patients

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- President Joe Biden recently announced that serious long-term COVID-19 cases could qualify under the federal disabilities act. This means sufferers could be eligible for "reasonable modifications" at work or in schools, as well as our healthcare system.

We're starting to understand more, but there still aren't many medical treatments for long-haul patients.

A clinic in the United Kingdom is treating long haulers worldwide by resetting their brains. The holistic approach, led by Ashok Gupta, caught the eye of COVID sufferers after a pilot study in the Journal of Clinical Medicine.

"This is a real physical illness with real physical symptoms," Gupta said.

He has spent decades treating people with chronic conditions, like fibromyalgia. His team focuses on treating and resetting the unconscious brain.

Now, his clinic is crowded with long-haul COVID clients. ... Read More

Wynn resorts bullish on Vegas rebound

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Wynn Resorts is optimistic its properties in Las Vegas, Boston, and Macao will make a strong rebound in the second half of 2021, despite a recent surge in coronavirus infections in the U.S. and around the world.

The company announced its second-quarter earnings on Wednesday. Wynn Resorts reported a loss of $131.4 million dollars on $900.1 million revenue from May to July. Both numbers beat Wall Street expectations and both are significantly better than the second quarter of 2020, when most resorts were coming out of pandemic shutdowns.

Executives were quick to call the results a success, noting there was no convention activity and few foreign gambling high rollers.

Wynn executives said the pandemic has forced the company to find ways to become more efficient and to save money... Read More

NEW: Nevada reports 24 COVID-19 deaths as test positivity climbs to 15.5%

Below is the full COVID-19 report for Tuesday, Aug. 3

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Nevada reports 24 COVID-19-related deaths, nearly 1,000 additional virus infections and an increasing COVID-19 test positivity rate of 15.5%, according to data released today.

Clark County accounts for 23 of those deaths reported in the past day as its test positivity rate rose to 16.5%. ... Read More

Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman says she tested positive for Covid-19

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman announced Wednesday that she recently tested positive for Covid-19. Mayor Goodman said she quarantined for 10 days and has made a full recovery.

Mayor Goodman made the announcement at the opening of Wednesday's Las Vegas City Council meeting. The mayor said she was exposed to someone with a positive case and subsequently tested positive.

Mayor Goodman, who is 82-years-old and a two-time survivor of breast cancer, said she was fully vaccinated at the time of her exposure.

"I'm out there all the time - probably inappropriately - hugging and touching people all the time," said Mayor Goodman. "That's how I choose to operate and that's how I will continue to choose to operate."

The mayor said her symptoms were mild, and that she skipped the last city council meeting out of an abundance of caution... Read More

Police: Man shot, killed in downtown Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- One man is dead after a shooting in downtown Las Vegas Wednesday morning.

Metro police say it happened near the intersection of Fremont and 3rd streets around 3:40 a.m.

Homicide detectives believe two Black males in their early-to-mid 30s were engaged in a fight before the suspect pulled out a handgun and shot the victim.

The victim ran away and collapsed about a block and a half away from the scene. He was transported to UMC where he later died.

The suspect was last seen leaving on foot, police noted.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers by phone at (702) 385-5555 or leave a tip on the website. There is reward money available and you can remain anonymous, police said... Read More

MGM Resorts to sell land in $17.2B deal

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- MGM Resorts International, and its real estate properties division, MGM Growth, have entered an agreement with VICI Properties to sell its land for $4.4 billion. Under the deal, VICI will own the land, not the company.

MGM Growth owns properties including a dozen resorts in Las Vegas and other parts of the United States.

The deal values MGM Growth at $17.2B, which includes $5.7B of debt, according to an MGM Resorts news release Wednesday. MGM Resorts will own about 1% stake in VICI's operating partnership which is worth around $370 million... Read More