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Report: Man accused of killing father told police he got ‘riled up’ while watching Steve Harvey show

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A Las Vegas man facing a murder charge called his daughter and said “Daughter I think I killed my dad,” according to his arrest report.

Oris Jones, 67, was arrested Friday, July 31 for the death of his 92-year-old father, Richard Jones. The two men lived together in a home in the 4800 block of Van Carol Drive, near Tropicana Avenue and Durango Drive in southwest Las Vegas.

Oris Jones and his daughter Courtney Jones both called 911 to report the elderly man was injured just before midnight on Friday. Courtney Jones, who was not at the home, told police she had received a call from her father who was concerned he had killed his father during an argument that got physical.

Richard Jones was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. Police said Jones suffered multiple contusions to his head and cuts on his left ear... Read More

Gov. Sisolak to provide update on COVID-19 response efforts Monday at 5 p.m.

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak will hold a press conference Monday to provide an update on Nevada’s COVID-19 response efforts. 

It will be held at 5 p.m. inside the Old Assembly Chamber of the Nevada State Capitol in Carson City.

During a press conference last Monday, Gov. Sisolak essentially warned businesses, ‘if you don’t follow the rules to help fight COVID-19, we’ll find you, and there will be consequences.’

Sisolak announced last week that he plans on moving away from the Phased reopening approach, saying that enforcement needs to be more targeted. The latest numbers show some improvement, but he’s making it clear, now is not the time to stop social distancing wearing masks... Read More

Las Vegas man arrested on unemployment fraud charges

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A 38-year-old Las Vegas man was arrested Friday on identity theft and unemployment fraud charges following an investigation by Las Vegas police and US Secret Serviced agents.

Vincent Okoye was in possession of illegally obtained debit cards for Nevada unemployment benefits, money orders and more than $100,000 in cash, according to a criminal complaint filed by the US Attorney’s Office.

Okoye faces two to 12 years in prison and a possible $250,000 fine if convicted.

He is charged with one count of possession of a counterfeit and unauthorized access device and one count of aggravated identity theft. Okoye’s initial appearance in federal court has not yet been scheduled.

The complaint states that investigators found:... Read More

Raiders to play season in Allegiant Stadium without fans

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – The Las Vegas Raiders announced Monday that the season will be played without fans due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The $2 billion Allegiant Stadium was completed over the weekend. Fans can receive a refund on their tickets for 2020 season, or apply them towards 2021.

Raiders owner Mark Davis made the following statement regarding the decision:... Read More

NEW: Nevada reports 15 COVID-19-related deaths in past 24 hours

*NOTE: Daily lab data on the DHHS Dashboard and SNHD reports is updated every morning for the previous day. 

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The state of Nevada is reporting 15 COVID-19-related deaths in the past 24 hours, according to new numbers released by the state.

A recent update to the state’s daily COVID-19 death graph shows the highest count of fatalities recorded in a single day was 17 deaths, tied on July 20 and July 29.

Data released Monday notes 994 new COVID-19 cases in Nevada and 980 in Clark County.

Over the course of the past three to four weeks, recent COVID-19 data shows Nevada is continuing to set records for cases, testing, hospitalizations, ICU patients and ventilator usage. Scroll to read to full COVID-19 report for Sunday, August 2.... Read More

As a new week begins, here’s why you don’t have that second stimulus check

WASHINGTON (NEXSTAR) — Both Republicans and Democrats want to send Americans a second round of $1,200 stimulus checks as part of the next coronavirus aid package. Though recent negotiations have been described as “productive,” there’s a new report the Trump administration is considering unilateral action to get relief to Americans.

Talks on the huge relief measure are set to resume Monday focusing on restoring a newly expired $600-per-week supplemental unemployment benefit.

Principal negotiators – Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi – met over the weekend in hopes of breaking a week long stalemate... Read More

Red fox with Instagram account euthanized after Colorado Springs woman ‘kidnaps’ it

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KDVR) — Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers say a red fox was euthanized after a woman “kidnapped” it from the wild and raised it in her home.

CPW said officers discovered the woman had the fox after she created an Instagram page for the animal where she posted dozens of photos and videos dating to May 4, 2018, when the animal was a small kit.

Frank McGee, CPW’s Area Wildlife Manager for the Pikes Peak region, described the act of taking an animal from the wild and raising it in a human home as “kidnapping.”

It is a crime to possess wild animals in Colorado. Illegal possession of live wildlife is a misdemeanor punished by a $100 fine. Red fox are known to carry diseases such as canine distemper and rabies.

In her initial Instagram post, the woman claimed she had “rescued” the fox. Photos and videos show it in a dog collar, on a leash, eating human snacks and inside a chainlink fenced cage, according to CPW... Read More