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Coronavirus claims Las Vegas icon ‘Uncle’ Phil Maloof - VIDEO
Coronavirus has claimed “Uncle” Phil Maloof of the high-profile Maloof family of Las Vegas. George Maloof, Phil Maloof’s nephew, confirmed his uncle’s passing Saturday in Las Vegas at age 93, with coronavirus the cause.
Laughlin bus service accommodates after lone grocery store closes
Laughlin couple Debbie Holmgren and Todd Henke were some of the first to use the bus service's $2 round trip to the Walmart across the Colorado River in Bullhead City, Arizona. The local bus service is offering the route three times per day to ensure locals have access to groceries after the only grocery store in Laughlin closed when coronavirus interrupted their ability to put food on the shelves.
Police investigate after man fatally shoots father, wounds mother
A man fatally shot his father and wounded his mother during a family cookout on Saturday, March 4, 2020, in the south Las Vegas Valley, Metropolitan Police Department homicide Lt Ray Spencer said. (Katelyn Newberg/ Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Tua Tagovailoa says whether he starts or is mentored, he's ready for the NFL - Video
Former Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is reportedly back to full health ahead of the 2020 NFL Draft after suffering an injury in Nov. 2019 that would end his collegiate career. Though he'd be happy to be drafted to a team as a backup who is mentored at first, Tagovailoa says the competitor in him is ready to start in the NFL. (Heidi Fang/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Las Vegas shoppers tout wearing masks during coronavirus pandemic
The Las Vegas Review-Journal talked to shoppers about wearing face masks at Sam's Club in southwest Las Vegas Friday, April 3, 2020. (K.M. Cannon/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @KMCannonPhoto
HBO Makes Programming Available for Free Under #StayHomeBoxOffice
HBO Makes Programming Available for Free Under #StayHomeBoxOffice. HBO is making 500 hours of programming available at no cost for a limited time. The #StayHomeBoxOffice programming will be available to stream without a subscription on HBO Now and HBO Go. The promotion starts on April 3 and will include free streaming of classic HBO series. such as 'The Sopranos,' 'The Wire' and 'Veep.'. Other series involved in the promotion include 'Succession,' 'Barry,' 'Silcon Valley' and 'Ballers.'. There are several HBO documentaries and a variety of Warner Bros. movies that will also be available. Many of the films are targeted for family audiences, including 'Pokemon Detective Pikachu' and 'Smallfoot.'. HBO Max, the company's new streaming platform, is scheduled to debut in May
Kats interview with New York-New York president Cynthia Kiser Murphey
Johnny Kats interviews New York New York president and COO Cindy Kiser Murphey about the lighting of the Las Vegas Strip with messages of hope amid the coronavirus crisis.
Small business owners talk about shutdown impact
Small business owners talk about shutdown impact. (Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @bizutesfaye
Top stories Friday April 3, 2020
Rj Business reporters Bailey Schulz, Subrina Hudson and Eli Segall talk about the top trending stories at the Review-Journal
Planet 13, Clark County prepare free meals - Video
Clark County is partnering with cannabis dispensary Planet 13 to provide 100 free meals each weekday to vulnerable seniors who are at high risk of being exposed to COVID-19 if they leave home.
Caesars furloughing about 90% of US workers
The furloughs come amid the COVID-19 pandemic, which has prompted all U.S. commercial casinos to temporarily shut their doors.
Over 1 Million People Have Been Infected With COVID-19 Worldwide
Over 1 Million People, Have Been Infected With COVID-19 Worldwide. According to Johns Hopkins University, as of Friday, more than 1,033,000 people have been infected with the virus. The U.S. has the most reported cases, with nearly a quarter of a million infections. Nearly 55,000 deaths have resulted from the pandemic. The global economy is likely to shrink by 2 percent in the first six months of 2020. The U.S. jobless rate in the second quarter could exceed 30 percent. The virus is reported to have been first detected in a human on Dec. 1 in Wuhan, China. On Dec. 30, test results showing a SARS-like virus were posted on social media by the head of the Central Hospital ER department in Wuhan. Around the same time, China's state media reported on a mysterious pneumonia in the region. Neighboring cities hit hard by SARS began fever screenings by Jan. 3. Shanghai scientists completed the sequencing of the entire genome of the new coronavirus on Jan. 11. Thailand confirmed its first case two days later. In the subsequent days, cases emerged in several countries and in other major cities of China. Wuhan was placed on lockdown on Jan. 23. Within days, 60 million people were in quarantine. By mid-Feb., the epicenter of the virus had shifted to Europe. Major cities in Italy's tourist region were shut down beginning Feb. 22. In the U.S., the first known death caused by COVID-19 occurred on Feb. 29. Two days after the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus a pandemic on March 11, President Donald Trump declared a national emergency. Though much of the country is on lockdown, the U.S. has emerged as the new epicenter of the virus. Experts warn that the virus will hit in waves, similarly to the flu pandemic of 1918
Bill Withers, soul legend and 'Lean on Me' singer, dead at 81 - VIDEO
Bill Withers' family said he died of heart complications on Monday in Los Angeles. Withers was a three-time Grammy winner. His other major hits include “Ain’t No Sunshine" and “Lovely Day.” (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Las Vegas Strip hotels to honor slain trooper Thursday night - VIDEO
A tribute to honor the life of slain Nevada Highway Patrol Trooper Ben Jenkins is scheduled for Thursday night on the Strip. (James Schaeffer and Chase Stevens / Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Hospital’s pandemic policy keeps man from terminally ill wife’s bedside
Corey Huh's wife of three years, Adriana Huh, is in the hospital with a late stage cancer, but he can't visit her because the coronavirus pandemic has severely limited visitations to hospitals. (Rachel Aston/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Hospital’s pandemic policy keeps man from terminally ill wife’s bedside - VIDEO
Corey Huh's wife of three years, Adriana Huh, is in the hospital with a late-stage cancer, but he can't visit her because the coronavirus pandemic has severely limited visitations to hospitals. (Rachel Aston/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Vegas KatsWalk: From the Mandalay Bay to Excalibur - VIDEO
Review-Journal columnist John Katsilometes walks and talks along the Las Vegas Strip, from Mandalay Bay to Excalibur. (John Katsilometes and Kevin Cannon / Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Amazon blocks sale of N95 masks to public - VIDEO
Amazon established a new section of its website where U.S.-accredited hospitals or state or federal agencies can apply for supplies. N95 masks, surgical masks, facial shields, surgical gowns, surgical gloves and large-volume sanitizers are among the restricted items. (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Democratic National Convention postponed - VIDEO
The Democratic National Convention was set to take place over four days in the middle of July. Democratic officials have now confirmed the convention will take place the week of Aug. 17. (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Top stories of the day - VIDEO
Review-Journal reporters Bailey Schulz, Alexis Egeland and Michael Scott Davidson talk about the top stories of the day, April 2. (Renee Summerour/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
What activating the state National Guard will do - VIDEO
Review-Journal reporter Colton Lochhead talks about what activating the Nevada National Guard entails, what they will do for Nevada logistically and why this isn't unusual during a statewide emergency.
SEIU Local 1107 takes legal action against Clark County - Video
The SEIU Local 1107 takes legal action against Clark County's decision to suspend their contracts.
Cars line up for over 4 miles for food
Cars were lined up along Sahara Avenue from Palace Station to South Rainbow Boulevard for food distribution sponsored by Three Square and Central Church in Henderson.
Teen Talk Radio: Helping teens during Coronavirus outbreak
Teen Talk was founded in 2015 and is teen produced radio show aired on KCEP-FM 88.1 in Las Vegas. Teen Talk focuses on the issues that teens face today, as well as their contributions, opinions and achievements. Topics are drawn from top news stories, teen surveys and the teen producers of the show. Teen Talk features entertainment pieces, expert advisors, teen celebrity interviews and more. The show's target audience is 13-19 year-olds with an expected adult audience who are curious and want to gain insight of teen realities.
Make Ivan Grant's Quarantini - VIDEO
Ivan Grant, a flair bartender at Long Bar at The D Las Vegas, makes his Quarantini. (Ivan Grant)
Northwest Las Vegas fire destroys house under construction - Video
A house under construction was destroyed by fire and two others sustained minor damage in northwest Las Vegas early Thursday, April 2. Las Vegas firefighters evacuated residents as a precaution and there were no injuries. (Glenn Puit/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Firefighters contain 10-acre fire at Clark County Wetlands Park - VIDEO
Firefighters have contained a 10-acre fire in the preserve area of Clark County Wetlands Park, April 2. Larry Haydu, Clark County assistant fire chief, gives details. (Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Fountains of Wayne's Adam Schlesinger dies from coronavirus - VIDEO
According to Variety, 52-year-old frontman and songwriter Adam Schlesinger has died, following a short battle with the respiratory illness, coronavirus. (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
US weekly jobless claims jump to 6.6 million - VIDEO
The U.S. Labor Department reported 6.6 million people filed for unemployment insurance in the past week. A reported 10 million people have filed over the past two weeks. (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Two large fires hit parts of the Las Vegas Valley - VIDEO
Renee Summerour wraps up the two large fire that hit part of the Las Vegas Valley Late Wednesday , early morning Thursday. RJ reporter Glenn Puit was at both scenes. (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
When will self-employed get unemployment money in Nevada? - VIDEO
President Donald Trump signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act into law March 27. It allows states to expand unemployment insurance benefits, including to independent contractors, self-employed and gig workers. (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Las Vegas hotels light up their windows to show support during shutdown - VIDEO
Hotels on the Las Vegas Strip lit up their windows with hearts and messages to show support during the coronavirus pandemic, Wednesday night, April 1. (Le'Andre Fox and James Schaeffer/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada reopens shelter
Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada opened its shelter back up Wednesday at half-capacity — a week after closing its doors because a homeless man staying there and an employee tested positive for coronavirus. (K.M. Cannon/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @KMCannonPhoto
District Court Family Division Department J Debate - Video
The Las Vegas Review-Journal studio hosts a debate between the three candidates running for Department J in Clark County Family Court. The candidates are Dedree Sevena Butler, Rena G. Hughes, and John Scott MacDonald.
District Court Family Division Department I Debate - Video
The Las Vegas Review-Journal studio hosts a debate between the two of the three candidates running for Department I in Clark County Family Court. The candidates are Soonhee Bailey and Yvette Chevalier.
Ikem Okeke Trying to get Noticed By NFL Scouts With His Pro Day Canceled Due to Coronavirus - Video
Ikem Okeke is a Bishop Gorman High alum who played his college football at Hawaii. After his pro day was canceled due to the coronavirus, he's attempting to catch the attention of NFL scouts by creating his own workout using the same company that tests at the combine. (Heidi Fang/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Nevada Highway Patrol sergeant's body escorted to Ely - Video
Nevada Highway Patrol Sgt. Benjamin Jenkins’ body was escorted from the Clark County coroner’s office to Ely Saturday afternoon, March 28. (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Justin Herbert: Forcing Himself to be Uncomfortable to Become an NFL Quarterback
In order to become a prolific quarterback in the NFL, Oregon's Justin Herbert says he is going to have to make himself uncomfortable and put himself in challenging situations in order to improve at his position. (Heidi Fang/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Jon Jones DWI Arrest Video
Video was released on Friday from an officer's body cam of UFC champion Jon Jones going through a sobriety test and before being arrested. Jones was arrested early Thursday on charges of aggravated driving while intoxicated, possession of an open container and negligent use of a firearm.
Judicial Department 28 Debate - Video
The Las Vegas Review-Journal hosts a debate between the two of the three candidates running for Department 28 in Clark County District Court including James Early Cavanaugh and Ronald J. Israel.
Las Vegas company wants to produce masks, gowns for health care workers - VIDEO
Polar Shades is a company in Las Vegas that creates window shades, but they are willing to convert their manufacturing plant to make protective equipment for first responders and health care workers— if they could get the materials. (Rachel Aston/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Will the Raiders Pursue Jordan Love in the NFL Draft? - VIDEO
The Raiders will look to improve at every position in the NFL Draft, which could include looking to bring in a young quarterback to groom, like Utah State's Jordan Love. Love spoke about his skills and who he looks up to at the quarterback position at the 2020 NFL Combine. (Heidi Fang/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Raiders Agree to Terms with WR Nelson Agholor - VIDEO
On Saturday the Raiders agreed to terms with wide receiver Nelson Agholor,  offensive lineman Eric Kush, tight end Nick O’Leary and running back Rod Smith, who appeared in the team’s final three games last season as a special teams player. (Heidi Fang/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
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Raiders Agree to Terms with CB Eli Apple - VIDEO
The Raiders have come to terms with cornerback Eli Apple, who last played with the New Orleans Saints. Apple was drafted 10th overall in 2016 by the New York Giants. (Heidi Fang/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Raiders sign LB Littleton, DE Nassib, more
On the second day of the legal tampering period in the NFL, the Raiders picked up linebacker Cory Littleton, defensive end Carl Nassib, tight end Jason Witten and more. Here's a recap of the action from Tuesday. (Heidi Fang/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
How are the Golden Knights spending time off? - Video
With the NHL season put on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Golden Knights are finding various ways to keep themselves busy.
Raiders strengthen defense in free agency - Video
Some of the Raiders biggest struggles in the past seasons have come from the defense. Now, in free agency, the front office is making big moves to improve that side of the ball. Vegas Nation crew Cassie Soto and Myles Simmons bring you the latest in Raiders free agency.
Raiders make big free agency moves on offense - Video
The Raiders continue to make big moves on offense, including signing long-time Cowboy Jason Witten. Vegas Nation crew Cassie Soto and Myles Simmons bring you the latest in Raiders free agency.
Roger Mayweather dies at 58 - Video
Boxing legend Roger Mayweather has died at age 58 after a long battle with diabetes. A cause of death has not been released, but Mayweather had been battling with brain trauma and kidney disease.
Raiders and Cory Littleton agree to terms - VIDEO
Linebacker Cory Littleton, a 2018 Pro Bowler who played in Super Bowl 53 with the Los Angeles Rams, has agreed to terms with the Las Vegas Raiders. (Heidi Fang/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Marcus Mariota is a Raider - Video
The Raiders have signed quarterback Marcus Mariota as a backup to Derek Carr.
A Flyover of Allegiant Stadium At Night - VIDEO
Here's a look at the new home of the Raiders, Allegiant Stadium, at night from this flyover near the Las Vegas Strip.
Raiders Agree to Terms with Mariota, LB Kwiatkoski
A recap of the moves made as the NFL stays open for business transactions with unrestricted free agents being signed during the legal tampering period. The Raiders signed linebacker Nick Kwiatkoski and former Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota.  (Heidi Fang/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Vegas Nation: NFL Draft Canceled in Las Vegas, Legal Tampering Period Open - VIDEO
On Monday, the NFL announced the draft and its planned festivities would no longer take place in Las Vegas though the draft itself will still take place Apr. 23-25 as scheduled. The Raiders grabbed former Bears LB Nick Kwiatkoski in the first day of the legal tampering period. The Vegas Nation team breaks down the latest news in this update.(Heidi Fang/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Department 23 Judicial Debate - Video
The Las Vegas Review-Journal hosts a debate between three of the four candidates running for Department 23 in Clark County District Court between Karl Wesley Armstrong, Jasmin D. Lilly-Spells and James Robert Sweetin.
Parents and Students Pick up Meals at Schools - Video
Due to schools closing down because of the coronavirus parents and students are picking up free meals at 15 schools across the valley.
UFC Brasilia happens in empty arena - VIDEO
Despite coronavirus canceling many other planned sporting events, UFC Brasilia went on as scheduled on Mar. 14, though no fans were permitted to attend. Charles Oliveira and Gilbert Burns took home performance bonuses for their wins in the main and co-main events, respectively. (Heidi Fang/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Love, Hurts Among QBs Raiders Could Target in NFL Draft - VIDEO
The Raiders may look to select a quarterback in the 2020 NFL Draft and have 5 picks in the top 100. Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurts and Utah State's Jordan Love could be among those the team has on their watchlist. (Heidi Fang/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
NAC suspends combat sports through March 25 - Video
The Nevada Athletic Commission voted to suspend all combat sports licenses through March 25 in order to protect the health and safety of those working and competing in the events from coronavirus. Adam Hill and Heidi Fang discuss what this means for future events the UFC have on their schedule and more. (Heidi Fang/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
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Clark County Water Reclamation District says stop flushing personal wipes - VIDEO
An empty Las Vegas Strip from the air - Drone Video
For the first time in forever, the famed Las Vegas Strip is closed for business amid the coronavirus pandemic. (Michael Quine/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
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Costco reduces hours at Las Vegas Valley stores, gasoline pumps - VIDEO
Costco announced it will reduce hours at its stores and gas pumps starting Monday. (James Schaeffer / Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Coranavirus victim Howard Berman playing the harmonica in April 2014 - VIDEO
Howard Berman, 66, playing the harmonica at a jam session in April 2014. Berman, who was active in the Las Vegas music community, died on March 24, 2020, from COVID-19. (Diana Andriola)
Tiger King character has Las Vegas connection - VIDEO
Entertainment reporter John Katsilometes talks about the popular "Tiger King" and Jeff Lowe, a central figure in the Netflix documentary phenomenon who wanted to do business with the last Las Vegas Strip entertainer to use wild tigers in his act. (Renee Summerour/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Las Vegas detective, police association director plead not guilty - VIDEO
Michael Ramirez, a legislative lobbyist with the Las Vegas Police Protective Association, and veteran detective Lawrence Rinetti Jr. pleaded not guilty on Monday, March 30, to felony charges that stem from the detective’s relationship with a drug-addicted stripper. (K.M. Cannon/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @KMCannonPhoto
Murren gives update on Nevada coronavirus task force- VIDEO
Former MGM Resorts International CEO Jim Murren held a news conference Monday to provide updates on a newly formed public-private partnership he is leading aimed at distributing resources to blunt the spread of the new coronavirus.
UNLV athletes deal with season cancellations - Video
UNLV spring sport student-athletes are coping with the fact that their season's have ended due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Touro University Nevada students screen homeless at Cashman Center
Students of Touro Univeristy Nevada are volunteering to screen homeless persons for symptoms of COVID-19 prior to allowing them access to the temporary homeless facility at Cashman Center.
Tua Tagovailoa says whether he starts or is mentored, he's ready for the NFL - Video
Former Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is reportedly back to full health ahead of the 2020 NFL Draft after suffering an injury in Nov. 2019 that would end his collegiate career. Though he'd be happy to be drafted to a team as a backup who is mentored at first, Tagovailoa says the competitor in him is ready to start in the NFL. (Heidi Fang/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
District Court Family Division Department J Debate - Video
The Las Vegas Review-Journal studio hosts a debate between the three candidates running for Department J in Clark County Family Court. The candidates are Dedree Sevena Butler, Rena G. Hughes, and John Scott MacDonald.
Kats interview with New York-New York president Cynthia Kiser Murphey
Johnny Kats interviews New York New York president and COO Cindy Kiser Murphey about the lighting of the Las Vegas Strip with messages of hope amid the coronavirus crisis.
Hospital’s pandemic policy keeps man from terminally ill wife’s bedside
Corey Huh's wife of three years, Adriana Huh, is in the hospital with a late stage cancer, but he can't visit her because the coronavirus pandemic has severely limited visitations to hospitals. (Rachel Aston/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
District Court Family Division Department I Debate - Video
The Las Vegas Review-Journal studio hosts a debate between the two of the three candidates running for Department I in Clark County Family Court. The candidates are Soonhee Bailey and Yvette Chevalier.
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