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Protests in Minneapolis continue, the National Guard is called in to control unrest

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz called in the National Guard on Thursday as looting broke out in St. Paul and a wounded Minneapolis braced for more violence after rioting over the death of a handcuffed black man in police custody reduced parts of one neighborhood to a smoking shambles.

The Minneapolis unrest ravaged several blocks in the Longfellow neighborhood, with scattered rioting reaching for miles across the city. It was the second consecutive night of violent protests following the death of George Floyd, who gasped for breath during a Monday arrest in which an officer kneeled on his neck for almost eight minutes. In footage recorded by a bystander, Floyd can be heard pleading that he can’t breathe until he slowly stops talking and moving.

Today, federal and state law enforcement officials made a statement on the investigation into the death of George Floyd. Watch the entire news conference below:... Read More

5 juveniles arrested for allegedly throwing rocks at vehicles on US95

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Five juveniles are facing some serious charges for allegedly throwing rocks off an overpass onto cars on U.S. 95. According to Nevada Highway Patrol, the incident happened on April 24 when troopers responded to an incident where nine different reported their vehicles being struck by rocks in the area of the Torrey Pines overpass on US95.

NHP troopers said they found damage to nine vehicles that was consistent with rocks or debris coming off of the overpass. Troopers searched the surrounding area and surface streets but they couldn’t find the suspects. On that same day at around 6:40 p.m., troopers again responded to the same location for reports of rocks being thrown on to the freeway, but this time 13 vehicles were struck... Read More

33 new COVID-19 cases pop up at rehab hospital in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The April 15 report from Horizon Health and Rehabilitation was a shock to Las Vegas. COVID-19 was here, and it was spreading.

That report, about six weeks into the Las Vegas shutdown, gave a glimpse into the world of assisted living, skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities. An employee spoke to a reporter, but only without going on camera.

See our April 15 report on Horizon Health and Rehabilitation

Fast forward six weeks beyond that, and the world has completely changed for employees and residents of these state-regulated facilities... Read More

Family, friends allowed to visit Nevada hospital patients again

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Hospitalized patients will once again be able to have visitors as Nevada enters Phase 2 of reopening of the state following the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Extra safety measures have been put in place to protect patients, visitors and healthcare workers,” said Bill M. Welch, president and CEO of the Nevada Hospital Association. 

Additional enhanced safety measures are in place for visitors and will include:

  • Wearing a mask at all times
  • Observing hand hygiene practices
  • Conducting health screenings upon each entry
  • Limiting the number of visitors
  • Limiting visiting hours
  • Implementing strict social distancing protocols

NHA said some facilities or health systems may implement additional safety measures and visitors may want to contact specific hospital for those details.

Visiting is still not permitted for patients with coronavirus... Read More

ESPN Fight Night set for the UFC Apex

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – The fights are back on in Las Vegas this weekend. The UFC will hold ESPN Fight Night, Woodley vs. Burns Saturday at their Apex complex at 215 and Jones. There will be no fans at the event.

If you don’t know, now you know. @TWooodley vs @GilbertDurinho is LIVE and FREE on @espn Saturday at 9pm ET and prelims start at 6pm ET #UFCVegas pic.twitter.com/pmFSYSIP1V... Read More

Near record-setting heat for May hits Las Vegas valley

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — So, far the Las Vegas valley experienced the hottest day of the year Wednesday and it looks as if Thursday will be the same.

The temperature reached 107 yesterday and is expected to be the same or higher today. An excessive heat warning has been in effect since Wednesday and will continue until Friday evening.

These are the temperatures in the valley and surrounding areas:

Las Vegas could reach 108 degrees Friday, Kingman is expected to be 102, Bishop is looking for 99 degrees, Needles could reach 118, Barstow is expecting to hit 110 degrees and Death Valley it will likely be 118. Some of these high temperatures on this date have not been seen in 20 or more years.

Breezy to gusty south winds will help break down the extreme heat into the weekend. The temperature highs will drop to 100 degrees on Saturday and Sunday.

Some important things to remember during the heat wave are: ... Read More

WATCH NOW: SNHD board meeting provides COVID-19 response, testing update


LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD) is hosting a board meeting on May 28 at 9 a.m. to provide a COVID-19 response update.

This meeting is being conducted consistent with the Governor’s March 22 Declaration of Emergency Directive 006 as extended by the Governor’s March 31 Declaration of Emergency Directive 010... Read More