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Metro Sources: Metro officer shot in the head at Circus Circus; working another shooting in front of Federal Courthouse

Metro Sources: Metro officer shot in the head at Circus Circus; working another shooting in front of Federal Courthouse

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Information continues to pour in about two shootings Metro Police are working. Metro sources tell 8 News Now one of their officers was shot in the head at Circus Circus.At the Federal Courthouse, an officer-involved shooting occurred when officers fired on a suspect who fired a shot at the courthouse. The suspect was hit several times. There is no word on his condition.Initially, 8 News Now’s Metro sources relayed a US Marshal had died after being shot in the head in front of the Federal Courthouse.This is a developing situation. Please check back for updates.× Close Ad

June 2, 2020
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Shopping centers are closed as businesses prep for possible looting

Shopping centers are closed as businesses prep for possible looting

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The Best in the West shopping center, as well as, the 215 & Decatur commercial center have temporarily closed as storefronts are being boarded up for Friday night and this weekend. According to Metro Police, there have been a lot of rumors circulating online about looting.A large police presence has been reported at various shopping centers around the valley.8 News Now spoke to a few business owners at the Best of the West shopping center who said they learned of protests in the area, however 8 News Now reached out to Metro Police and they denied telling business to board...

June 5, 2020
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Police investigating homicide in southwest Las Vegas neighborhood

Police investigating homicide in southwest Las Vegas neighborhood

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Las Vegas police are investigating a shooting that left one man dead in southwest Las Vegas.Nearly a dozen patrol vehicles responded to the 8000 block of Canyon Saddle Street in the area of Durango Drive and Blue Diamond Road after receiving numerous reports of gunfire around 3:33 a.m.Metro Lt. Ray Spencer said the investigation in in its preliminary stages and he refereed to the scene as “extremely convoluted.”According to Spencer, the resident was outside of his home when two men in a black Mercedes pulled up to the home and the driver left the car and walked up to the...

June 4, 2020
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I-Team: SNHD manager faces criminal charges, including his 2nd DUI

I-Team: SNHD manager faces criminal charges, including his 2nd DUI

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — One of the top health officials in the state has a lot more than COVID-19 on his plate these days. Alfred McGugin was arraigned this month on criminal charges, including DUI and possession of controlled substances.While he faces these charges, he remains on the job at the Southern Nevada Health District.The I-Team took a deeper look, discovering this was not McGugin’s first arrest.McGugin has assumed a much higher public profile since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, appearing in news reports and demonstrating how testing works. He’s also reported to SNHD at monthly...

June 30, 2020
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Guinn Center Report: More than 250K Nevadans at risk of eviction by September 2020

Guinn Center Report: More than 250K Nevadans at risk of eviction by September 2020

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — More than a quarter of a million tenants in Nevada are at risk of eviction by September 2020, according to reports from the Guinn Center obtained by 8 News Now.Two documents, containing data about the housing forecast, show graphs and models of what evictions in Nevada will look like come fall due to the impact of COVID-19 and other economic factors.The Guinn Center, a non-partisan research group, reports that between 272,000 and 327,000 Nevadans could struggle to pay their rent by September of this year.Low-income individuals, people of color and undocumented individuals...

July 11, 2020
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Jehovah’s Witnesses cancel in-person conventions worldwide, will stream online in 100 languages

Jehovah’s Witnesses cancel in-person conventions worldwide, will stream online in 100 languages

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — For the first time in the history of the Jehovah’s Witnesses religious organization, they will be holding their virtually.Last year, more than 14 million people attended these conventions. In the US alone, Jehovah’s Witnesses typically hold 800 conventions with an attendance of nearly 2 million.Global attendance spans 240 lands, making it the largest convention organization in the world. However, this year, they are canceling their conventions around the world out of concern for the health and safety of local communities, and moving all events online to a streaming...

July 10, 2020
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NEW: Nevada reports record-breaking day for positive COVID-19 cases, 497 new cases

NEW: Nevada reports record-breaking day for positive COVID-19 cases, 497 new cases

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Wednesday was a record-breaking day when it came to the number of new COVID-19 cases reported in a 24-hour period since the state and Clark County began reporting data in March.Nevada is nearing 15,000 total cases after 497 new cases were reported, according to the state’s . This is the biggest increase in COVID-19 cases in a single day statewide. There was one death reported.The second largest daily increase was reported Monday, June 22 when there were 462 cases, according to data released Wednesday.There is now 14,362 cases and 494 deaths after two new COVID-19-related...

June 25, 2020
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Culinary Union demands more protections for casino workers, threatens legal action

Culinary Union demands more protections for casino workers, threatens legal action

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Nevada’s largest union, Culinary Union Local 226, is asking state and county leaders to step up and enforce that face masks be worn by everyone, not just workers in casinos. The union said it will take legal action, if necessary.The Culinary Union represents housekeepers restaurant workers and dealers.“We want the economy to get better and we want workers to work and they want to work but they want to work safe,” said Culinary Union Secretary-Treasurer Geoconda Arguello-Kline during a Monday virtual news conference. “The numbers (COVID-19 cases) are not going down, they...

June 22, 2020
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Resorts World Las Vegas confirms noose found at tower construction site

Resorts World Las Vegas confirms noose found at tower construction site

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A noose was found at one of Resorts World Las Vegas’ construction sites on June 24, the resort confirmed to 8 News Now. W.A. Richardson Builders, LLC, the primary contractor, was informed it was located in one of the towers.A statement from Resorts World reads:On June 24, W.A. Richardson was notified that a noose was found on the Resorts World Las Vegas construction site in one of the towers. An investigation commenced immediately and the authorities were notified. Additionally, subcontractors and union partners were notified and advised that every person on the site is...

June 26, 2020
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Leaders push to remove John Wayne name, statue from airport

Leaders push to remove John Wayne name, statue from airport

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — In the latest move to change place names in light of U.S. racial history, leaders of Orange County’s Democratic Party are pushing to drop film legend John Wayne’s name, statue and other likenesses from the county’s airport because of his racist and bigoted comments.that earlier this week, officials passed an emergency resolution condemning Wayne’s “racist and bigoted statements” made in a 1971 interview and are calling on the Orange County Board of Supervisors to drop his name, statue and other likenesses from the international airport.The resolution asked the board...

June 28, 2020
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