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China reports over 1,280 virus cases, death toll at 41

BEIJING (AP) — China reported Saturday a jump in the number of people infected with a new virus to 1,287 with 41 deaths, as it expanded its lockdown to an unprecedented 36 million people and rushed to build a prefabricated, 1,000-bed hospital for victims.

The commission said the latest tally comes from 29 provinces across China, including 237 patients in serious condition. All 41 deaths have been in China, including 39 in Hubei province, the epicenter of the outbreak, one in Hebei and one in Heilongjiang.

Meanwhile, Australia announced its first case Saturday, a Chinese man in his 50s who last week returned from China. France said that three people had fallen ill with the virus — the disease’s first appearance in Europe. And the United States reported its second case, involving a Chicago woman in her 60s who was hospitalized in isolation after returning from China... Read More

Officials identify remains found in burnt-out Hawaii home

HONOLULU (AP) — The Honolulu Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the remains of two people found in a burnt-out home where a man allegedly shot and killed two Honolulu police officers and attacked a neighbor before setting the house ablaze last weekend.

Officials on Friday released a statement identifying the homeowner, Lois Ann Cain, 77, as one of the two people found in the house that was destroyed by fire in an upscale neighborhood near Waikiki Beach... Read More

Man found guilty of sexually assaulting, killing homeless woman

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Charles Talley has been found guilty of murder and two counts of sexual assault in connection to the death of a homeless woman back in November 2018.

On November 24, 2018, police responded to the call of a naked man with blood on him knocking on a door. When police arrived, they found Talley in an apartment with a severely injured woman.

Police say she was a homeless woman who Talley knew and had brought to the apartment. She was later pronounced dead at Sunrise Hospital.

On Friday, Talley was found guilty by a jury. Sentencing is set for March 5 at 9 a.m... Read More

Father & mother arrested in connection to baby found dead in dumpster

NORTH LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Detectives have made two arrests in connection to a death investigation from earlier this week. 52-year-old Raul Ramos and 32-year-old Adriana Hernandez were identified as the mother and father of the infant found dead in a dumpster and have been arrested.

On Sunday, police found a 3-month-old infant in a dumpster in the 2500 block of Carroll Street. On Friday, the North Las Vegas Detective Bureau found the couple in the 2200 block of North Las Vegas Boulevard.

Both have been arrested on three counts of child abuse or neglect and one count of destroying/concealing evidence. Both will appear in court on January 29.

NLVPD wants to thank the community for the many citizens who contacted them in an effort to help. Anyone with further information in this case is urged to call the North Las Vegas Police Department at 702-633-9111 or, to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555. ... Read More

Brother says teen charged in Utah slaying of 4 still loved

GRANTSVILLE, Utah (AP) — A Utah teenager who authorities say killed his mother and three younger siblings is still loved and part of the family, his older brother said during a funeral Friday.

Danny Haynie, who wasn’t home on Jan. 17 when the killings occurred, spent most of his speech fondly remembering his mother, younger sisters and brother but also took a moment to say he hopes his brother, the suspect, Colin “CJ” Haynie, 16, knows how much he loves him.

“He is part of our family and we all love him,” Danny Haynie said. “We all want the best for him. Part of me feels like I lost him too but at least he’s still here.”... Read More

Shooting near Desert Pines HS prompts lockdown

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Metro police are currently on the scene of a shooting near Desert Pines High School. It happened in the 3800 block of Harris Avenue.

There are no reports of anyone injured, so far. CCSD police have one person detained, but the investigation is still ongoing.

Officials ask you to avoid the area, but there are no road closures at this time. Desert Pines High School is on lockdown as the investigation continues in the area.

8 News Now will have updates on this developing story.... Read More

Agents recover stolen 500-year-old copy of Columbus letter

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Federal agents in Delaware have recovered a more than 500-year-old copy of a letter penned by Christopher Columbus that vanished from an Italian library decades ago.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Delaware and Homeland Security investigators, who specialize in the recovery of stolen rare books and historic artifacts, announcedthe find on Wednesday. The letter is one of a few dozen authentic, reprinted copies of Columbus’ original letter, which was handwritten in Spanish in April 1493 and almost immediately reprinted in Latin by the Rome printer Stephan Plannck... Read More