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Nevada's FEMA mobile vaccination units switch to Pfizer vaccines

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Mobile Vaccination Units (MVU) in Nevada will switch vaccinations to the two-dose Pfizer vaccine for future planned clinics. 

The change is due to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Federal Drug Administration (FDA) recommendation that the United States pause using the Janssen vaccine (also referred to as the Johnson & Johnson - COVID-19 vaccine). 

In progress now: Nevada #COVID19 Mitigation and Management Task Force meeting.
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Fatal rollover crash at Lake Mead, Rampart

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Police have closed Lake Mead Boulevard, west of Rampart Boulevard due to a fatal rollover crash.

The crash was reported around 9:52 a.m. and involved one vehicle.

According to Metro Police, the vehicle rolled over and hit a tree near Springfield street, just west of Rampart.

Motorists are advised to avoid the area. ... Read More

Life is Beautiful releases daily lineups; pre-register for single-day tickets now

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Life is Beautiful released its daily lineups Wednesday, a month after three-day tickets went on sale for the festival.

Those interested in attending can now pre-register for single-day tickets.

Pre-registration closes on Friday, April 16 at 6 p.m., according to a post from the festival's Twitter account... Read More

Minnesota police officer will be charged in shooting of Black motorist

BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. — A Minnesota prosecutor said Wednesday that he will charge a white former suburban Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot 20-year-old Black motorist Daunte Wright during a traffic stop, igniting days of unrest and clashes between protesters and police.

Kim Potter will be charged with second-degree manslaughter, Washington County Attorney Pete Orput said. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison.

The announcement came a day after Potter resigned from the Brooklyn Center Police Department, where she had served for 26 years. Police Chief Tim Gannon also resigned Tuesday.

Gannon had released Potter’s body camera video the day after the Sunday shooting. It showed her approaching Wright as he stood outside of his car as another officer was arresting him for an outstanding warrant. Police said he was pulled over for having expired registration tags... Read More

Clark County Commission discusses county's reopening plan

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Clark County Commission Chairwoman Marilyn Kirkpatrick discussed the county's reopening plan Wednesday, a day after Gov. Sisolak announced mitigation measures will be transitioning to local counties on May 1.

Gov. Sisolak also set a goal Tuesday of having every Nevada county reopen to 100% capacity by June 1.

Clark County has released its proposed local mitigation and enforcement plan. You can view the full proposal in the file below. ... Read More

Be aware of jury duty scam that threatens jail, demands money

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The Clark County Court system is warning people about a scam that threatens to put potential victims in jail if they don't pay up for missing jury duty.

Similar scams regarding jury duty have taken place in the past.

"We want to get the word out to the community about this latest scam and ask everyone to warn friends and family. The court never solicits money on the telephone," said District Court Chief Judge Linda Bell.

According to the court, the scammer will call a potential victim and will identify themselves as a police sergeant and use a real judge's name to give their story credibility. The scammer will claim the person has outstanding warrants for failure to appear for jury duty. The victims are threatened they will be charged and jailed if they don't make a payment. Frequently, the victim is asked to purchase a pre-paid credit card.

Senior citizens are often the target of this scam... Read More

LIVE: LVMPD Homicide Lieutenant to provide update on March 22 homicide

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Las Vegas police will provide an update Wednesday morning on a homicide that happened last month.

Kashif Brown, 24, was found shot to death near a fuel pump at the Circle K gas station at the corner of Alta Drive and Valley View Boulevard around 3:30 a.m. on March 22. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

LVMPD Homicide Lieutenant Ray Spencer and members of Brown’s family will hold a news conference today at 11 a.m. in the parking lot at 420 S. Valley View Blvd, to provide an update on this case.

8 News Now will stream this news conference online and on Facebook... Read More