Happy Monday, people of Las Vegas! Let's get you all caught up to start today off on an informed note.
First, today's weather:
Mostly cloudy. High: 61 Low: 44.
Here are the top four stories in Las Vegas today:
A motorcyclist died after slamming into a parked SUV early Sunday in central Las Vegas at about 12:30 a.m. on Sunday morning. The 23-year-old man was westbound on Oakey when he veered onto an unoccupied Ford Expedition. He was on a Yamaha XVS950, was not wearing a helmet, and died at the scene. (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
The Rogich family, who said that their dyslexic daughter received an unequal education from Clark County Schools, decided to host a two-day event with legal experts and educators to give families who are going through the same experience the information they need. They realized a lot of parents did not know their rights and they are hoping to change that. They also hope to empower them to take action to help their children. (KTNV Las Vegas)
Clark County Fire Department and other firefighting agencies worked to contain a vegetation fire at a Wetlands Park in the southeast valley at around 2 p.m. Crews were able to contain the blaze to about 3.5 acres and one small animal was lost in the fire. The cause of the fire has not been determined. (Las Vegas Sun)
A recent COVID surge, plus the Nevada labor shortage, has hit the Las Vegas RTC transit systems, causing travel delays. On Friday, RTC posted a letter to their Twitter page, letting their followers know they are "experiencing service interruptions throughout the transit system". RTC also reminds the community to avoid travel on their services if they are feeling or showing symptoms of COVID-19. If possible, riders should limit travel to only essential trips during this recent surge. (News3LV)
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From my notebook:
Trying to decide between going to the emergency room or urgent care? As hospitals are seeing an increase in COVID-19 patients, here are the symptoms you should watch for to help you decide. (Facebook)
Grilling outdoors today? Keep in mind these safety tips from Las Vegas Fire and Rescue. (Facebook)
There is a major blood shortage in Las Vegas and across the nation. Here are tips on becoming a blood donor from the American Red Cross of Nevada. (Facebook)
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This article originally appeared on the Las Vegas Patch