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Man arrested at DC security checkpoint found with unregistered gun, 500 rounds of ammunition

WASHINGTON (AP) — Police have arrested a man with a handgun and 500 rounds of ammunition at a checkpoint in Washington D.C. set up ahead of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration.

Wesley Allen Beeler was stopped at the checkpoint near the U.S. Capitol on Friday, Jan. 15.

Court documents say Beeler approached the checkpoint but did not have a valid credential for that area. An officer noticed he had “firearms-related stickers” on his vehicle and asked him if he had any weapons inside.

The papers say Beeler told the officers he had a handgun under the armrest and police detained him at the scene. They searched his car and found a high-capacity magazine in the 9mm handgun, along with more than 500 rounds of ammunition in the vehicle. Authorities said he didn’t have a license to carry the gun in Washington... Read More

Teachers union files formal ethics complaint against newly-elected CCSD trustee

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The union representing Clark County educators says it has filed a formal ethics complaint against newly-elected CCSD school trustee Lisa Guzman.

The complaint is a follow up to Clark County Education Association's (CCEA) letter that was sent almost two weeks ago to the CCSD Board of Trustees regarding their concerns about Guzman. 

The letter cited a conflict of interest involving Guzman, and asked that she resign her union positions or recuse herself from all votes involving unions that work with the school district... Read More

NEW: Record 63 deaths in Nevada as COVID-19 test positivity drops slightly to 21.4%

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Nevada reports a record 63 COVID-19 deaths in the past 24 hours, according to data released Saturday. The state’s test positivity rate decreased slightly, and is now at 21.4%.

Data reported in the past 24 hours shows 57 of Nevada’s 63 deaths were reported in Clark County. The state's previous record -- 62 -- was reported on Thursday. Nevada’s 14-day rolling average is now 23 deaths per day.

Today, our State mourns the passing of 63 fellow Nevadans who succumbed to COVID-19. As we reach yet another record high, I continue to implore Nevadans that we must each do our part and everything we can to protect, save lives, and help turn the tide against this pandemic. pic.twitter.com/QR1B3m6LeP... Read More

Man dies following Jan. 1 shooting in Henderson, police looking for suspect(s)

HENDERSON, Nev. (KLAS) -- A crash on Jan. 1 escalated to a shooting and has now resulted in the death of a 35-year-old man, Henderson Police say.

Officials responded to the intersection of Sunset Road and Valle Verde Drive around 6:30 a.m. on Jan. 1 in reference to a crash where "gunshots had also been reported," a Henderson Police news release stated.

Police arrived on scene and located a 35-year-old man suffering from gunshot wounds to his
legs. The man was transported to Sunrise Hospital in critical condition.

The investigation revealed a Ford Fusion was rear ended by a dark-colored Nissan car, and the involved vehicles pulled to the side of the road to exchange information.

Police say the driver of the Nissan became irate and pulled out a firearm. The suspect fired multiple rounds at the victim and then left the scene.

Witnesses were unable to provide a suspect description, Henderson Police noted... Read More

Rematch! Knights meet Ducks 7p.m. at T-Mobile Arena

Anaheim Ducks (0-1-0, seventh in the West Division) vs. Vegas Golden Knights (1-0-0, first in the West Division)

Paradise, Nevada; Saturday, 7 p.m. PST

BOTTOM LINE: The Vegas Golden Knights host Anaheim after Maxime Comtois scored two goals in the Ducks' 5-2 loss to the Golden Knights.

Vegas went 39-24-8 overall and 15-6-2 in division action during the 2019-20 season. The Golden Knights averaged 3.2 goals on 34.5 shots per game last season.

Anaheim went 9-10-2 in division play and 13-18-4 on the road a season ago. The Ducks scored 182 total goals last season averaging 2.6 per game.

The teams square off for the second straight game.

INJURIES: Golden Knights: None listed.

Ducks: None listed... Read More

No winner of Mega Millions $750M; Powerball drawing Saturday

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — One of the largest jackpots in U.S. history will grow even larger since there was no winner for Friday's drawing of the Mega Millions' $750 million top prize.

The numbers were 3, 11, 12, 38, 43, with a Mega Ball of 15 and would have marked the fifth-largest jackpot ever drawn.

Mega Millions estimated its next top prize would be $850 million, which would be the third-largest of all time. The drawing is on Tuesday.

Lottery players still have a chance to win big with Saturday's drawing for a $640 million Powerball top prize, the eighth-largest jackpot. The odds of winning are one in 292.2 million.

It’s been nearly two years since a lottery jackpot has grown so large. No one has won either game’s top prize in months... Read More

Las Vegans agree with local security measures ahead of Presidential Inauguration

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Las Vegas is one of many cities across the country planning for possible unrest surrounding the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden on Wednesday, January 20. 

The entrance to the Foley Federal Building was boarded up Friday, as local officials prepare for potential violence. 

Those who spoke with 8 News Now called this extra security a smart move. 

"There's a lot of division," Las Vegan Michael Coolican said. "There's a lot of dissident right now in the nation."

"I think that's smart," Sarah Jarock said of the action. "Because people have a way of overreacting."

U.S. Marshal for the District of Nevada Gary Schofield sent the following statement to 8 News Now regarding this extra security: 

The Nevada National Guard said it also has a plan to make everyone's safety its top priority in the coming days. ... Read More