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USPS wants you to send your packages early this holiday season

CHICAGO (NewsNation Now) — The U.S. Postal Service is preparing for an increased number of gifts being mailed this holiday season because of the pandemic.

Sunday delivery will be expanded beginning Nov. 29 to locations with high package volumes. USPS already delivers packages on Sundays in most major cities.

Post office leaders say the mail season usually peaks two weeks before Christmas, as procrastinators complete their last-minute shopping. They've announced the shipping deadlines to get your presents to their destination in time for Christmas day.

2020 Holiday Shipping Deadlines
The Postal Service recommends the following mailing and shipping deadlines for expected delivery by Dec. 25 to Air/Army Post Office/Fleet Post Office/Diplomatic Post Office and domestic addresses*:... Read More

Pedestrian killed in crash near Durango, Flamingo; avoid the area

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — One person is dead following a crash involving a vehicle and a pedestrian near Durango Drive and Flamingo Road. It happened just before 9:30 p.m. Sunday.

Metro Police say the pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver remained on scene.

Durango is currently closed in both directions between Flamingo and Twain. Officials expect road closures to be in place for the next three to four hours.

The public is asked to avoid the area and expect delays on surrounding roads.

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Small businesses prep for holiday season amid COVID-19 pandemic

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Some small businesses in the valley are preparing for the holiday season.

The pandemic forced a lot of small businesses to adjust their operations and some notice a difference when it comes to the type of orders at the moment.          

Felicia Parker and her family prepare gift baskets, fulfilling orders coming into "Any Occassion Baskets” — a Las Vegas business operating in the loft space of Parker's Mountain's Edge Home.

"We are changing our approach to things," Parker said. "I've been so thankful and grateful to be a homebased business during this time. "

The set-up helps cut overhead costs. It also allows Parker to continue managing orders and adapting to clients’ needs now.

"The basket orders for the large holiday baskets for the company events are no longer being ordered,” Parker said. “It's the smaller, individual baskets for the individual employee or customer or referral."... Read More

North Las Vegas Police search for missing Army vet

NORTH LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — North Las Vegas Police are asking for the public's help in finding a missing Army veteran. Police say 62-year-old Pierre Bingue was reported missing Sunday by his family.

Bingue was last seen on foot near his home in the 3900 block of Fuselier Drive, near Alexander Road and Simmons Street at about 4 a.m.

Bingue suffers from dementia and kidney problems. He does not have access to his medication.

He is described as a Black man, about 5’ 7”, 150 pounds, with brown eyes.

Bingue was last seen wearing a black hat, blue hooded sweater, black Adidas pants with a white stripe, white Nike Air Force shoes, a black lanyard with his veteran ID and a walking cane.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Bingue is asked to contact the North Las Vegas Police Department immediately at 702-633-9111... Read More

Pedestrian, driver transported to hospital after crash in east valley

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Las Vegas Metropolitan Police say a pedestrian was hit by a car in the east valley Sunday afternoon.

Police responded to the intersection of Charleston Boulevard and Honolulu Street, west of the U.S. 95, for a crash around 3 p.m.

Police say the pedestrian was hit by a red Ford sedan and transported to UMC Trauma with unknown injuries.

The driver was also transported to the hospital with minor injuries. Police do not yet know if impairment is a factor in this crash.

Traffic going eastbound on Charleston at Honolulu is closed, according to police. Motorists are asked to avoid the area.

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.... Read More

Local biker group hosts community event, distributes Thanksgiving meals

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A local biker club is ensuring no one goes hungry in Las Vegas this Thanksgiving.

The 411 Bike Club from the historic Westside hosted their annual "Feed Our Community" event on Sunday.

The bikers handed out hot plates of turkey, stuffing and string beans. Volunteers also passed out clothes and toiletries to those that attended.

Organizer Shontae Butler says giving back is important to the motorcycle clubs. ... Read More

NEW: 2,000+ COVID-19 cases, 6 deaths reported in Nevada as test positivity climbs

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Governor Sisolak will give an update on Nevada's COVID-19 situation on Sunday, nearly two weeks after saying he'd be forced to take "stronger action" if cases and hospitalizations did not improve.

On Saturday, the state recorded a grim milestone as it surpassed 2,000 COVID-19-related deaths with the addition of 29 in a single day.

Nevada is reporting 2,155 new positive tests for COVID-19 and six deaths in the past 24 hours. More than half of those cases -- 1,125 -- are from Clark County... Read More