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Woman survives contracting the flu and COVID-19 at the same time

HOUSTON (CNN/KTRK) — A Texas woman is counting her blessings after contracting both COVID-19 and the flu at the same time.

Eleana Topp’s husband and four children feared what was to come. But after a long battle and months in the hospital, she is now back home.

Throughout her life, Topp has turned to her faith to get her through the toughest challenges.

“My faith has been very strong,” she told KTRK.

Back in March, the realtor and mother of four started feeling sick, so she went to the doctor.

“What happened back in March when I was tested for the first time for COVID-19, it came out that I had the flu and COVID-19,” Topp said. “I had both.”

Weeks later, she found herself in the hospital fighting for her life. ... Read More

ARREST REPORT: 18-year-old suspect strangled elderly victim while sexually assaulting her, rendering her unconscious

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — We’re now learning more about the arrest of an 18-year-old for violently sexually assaulting an elderly woman. Police say Leandre Burnett sexually assaulted the woman while she was resting on a bench 400 block of South 7th Street.

The alleged incident took place on June 23 at about 2 a.m.

According to the arrest report, at that time, Burnett approached the victim while she was on the bench. She said she had gotten to the area about two hours prior to sleep for the night.

Burnett introduced himself as “Leon” and told the woman he would “pay for it.” She assumed he meant sexual intercourse, to which she replied: “No. I don’t do that.”

Burnett then allegedly started touching her below the waist over her clothes. The victim told Burnett to stop, which led to Burnett responding violently. He then strangled the victim with one hand, while continuing to touch her with the other... Read More

Trump to America’s schools: Reopen or may lose federal funds

(AP) — Determined to reopen America’s schools despite coronavirus worries, President Donald Trump threatened on Wednesday to hold back federal money if school districts don’t bring their students back in the fall. He complained that his own public health officials’ safety guidelines are impractical and too expensive.

Shortly afterward, Vice President Mike Pence announced that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention would be issuing new guidance next week “that will give all new tools to our schools.” The recommendations will keep students safe, he said, but “the president said today we just don’t want the guidance to be too tough. ”... Read More

LVMPD: Use of neck restraint tactic now limited to when ‘officer’s life is being threatened’

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department has changed the policy for when officers can use the restraining technique known as the Lateral Vascular Neck Restraint (LVNR) to instances where an officer’s life is being threatened.

Before this change, officers were allowed to use the neck restraint tactic when “confronted by an assaultive person.” Now, Metro police say it will be used “only when an officer fears for their life in a deadly force encounter.”

LVMPD says the new change is effective immediately and reflected in the department’s Use of Force policy.

According to police, the LVNR is a control technique applied to the sides of the neck, using a combination of physiological factors to restrict blood flow to the brain which may cause the subject to lose consciousness. ... Read More

Red Cross calling for local volunteers during wildfire season

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The American Red Cross is seeking local volunteers for help during wildfire season. In addition, the organization says they are working to adapt disaster response measures amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

This call to action comes after a series of fires impacted Nevada, including the Poeville, Mahogany and Numbers Fire. The latter is currently burning in western Nevada.

“The coronavirus pandemic will make it challenging to deploy trained disaster volunteers from other parts of the country should an emergency occur. In light of this, the Red Cross is asking you to be ready to help your community” said Alan Diskin, executive director of the American Red Cross of Southern Nevada, in a news release. “Train now to be a Red Cross volunteer and answer the call to help if they need arises here in our own sate.”

Volunteers are needed in the following areas: ... Read More

Las Vegas City Manager Scott D. Adams retiring, last day will be Nov. 14

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Las Vegas City Manager Scott D. Adams is retiring, according to a City of Las Vegas tweet.

Adams presented his notice of retirement to the Las Vegas City Council on Wednesday. Adams has served as city manager for three years, according to his LinkedIn.

Before serving as city manager, Adams previously served as a deputy city manager overseeing the departments of Economic and Urban Development, Community Services, Cultural Affairs and Parks and Recreation, according to his bio on Las Vegas’ city manager page.

His last day will be November 14, 2020. ... Read More

Report: Washington Redskins to remove Native American imagery

WASHINGTON (NEXSTAR) — A new report from ESPN’s Adam Schefter says the Washington Redskins will move away from Native American imagery as the NFL team continues to discuss a potential new name.

Earlier in the day, Amazon announced it was removing Redskins merchandise from its website. The online retailer followed similar moves from Walmart, Nike and Target.

These developments occurred as more than a dozen Native American leaders and organizations sent a letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell this week calling for the league to force Redskins owner Dan Snyder to change the team name immediately... Read More