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Man who sold ammo to Las Vegas mass shooter sentenced to prison

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The Arizona man who sold armor-piercing bullets to the 1 October gunman was sentenced to 13 months in prison Tuesday.

Douglas Haig, 57, had nothing to do with the actual shooting but the bullets he made and sold were inside the gunman’s hotel room during the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history.

Haig ran an unlicensed ammunition manufacturing business called “Specialized Military Ammunition” out of his Arizona home. He pleaded guilty in Nov. 2019 to illegally manufacturing ammunition without a license.

His fingerprints were found on un-fired cartridges in the gunman’s room the night he killed 58 concert goers at the Route 91 Harvest Festival. According to police, Haig’s bullets were not used in the shooting.

Haig said there isn’t a day that goes by that he doesn’t think about the shooting.

“The thought of being associated with Paddock is sickening to me.” Haig said... Read More

UPDATE: Police no longer investigating body found on Flamingo as a homicide

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Metro Police say they are no longer investigating Tuesday’s incident on Flamingo Road as a homicide.

Initially, police believed the man found in bushes early Tuesday morning on East Flamingo Road near Paradise Road, had been shot. Now, officials say they have learned the man, described as being in his 50s, sustained an accidental injury on a nearby fence.

According to police, two men walking along Flamingo Road discovered the body around 4:40 a.m. and ran to a nearby fire station for help. Firefighters responded and tried to help the victim, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

The incident is no longer a LVMPD Homicide investigation.   

The identification of the man, as well as the cause and manner of death, will be released by the Clark County Coroner’s Office.

Flamingo was closed Tuesday morning as LVMPD conducted their investigation... Read More

Monday ends with Mahogany Fire only 5% contained; blaze is similar to Carpenter 1 Fire

LAS VEGAS (KLAS-TV) – Monday night ended with some good news for people living up on Mount Charleston. According to NV Energy, power was restored to everyone in the area. However, crews are still fighting the 3,000-acre brush fire.

The so-called Mahogany Fire started Sunday afternoon near the Mahogany Grove Campground, which is about half-way up the mountain. As of Monday night, 38 fire personnel were on scene working to contain it, both on the ground and from above. Also, as of Monday night, the Mahogany Fire was only 5% contained.

“We were much more effective today,” said Ray Johnson, Fire Prevention Officer with the U.S. Forest Service.

The cause of the Mahogany Fire is still under investigation. For people who live in the area, seeing all of the smoke on Mount Charleston brought back memories of the Carpenter 1 Fire of 2013... Read More

Avi Resort & Casino in Laughlin temporarily closes through July 10

LAUGHLIN, Nev. (KLAS) — Avi Resort & Casino in Laughlin will temporarily close its doors starting midnight tonight through July 10. The property said more than 400 team members were recently retested for COVID-19, and some returned positive results.

The resort said the closure will better protect the health of its team members and the community, citing an uptick in cases locally. It also noted this period will allow them to “reexamine” the following property aspects:

  • Disinfection procedures
  • Social distancing measures
  • Health checks
  • Testing protocols
  • Masking
  • Best practices for protecting workers and property guests

“These are unprecedented times, and our commitment to the well-being of our community, tribal members, team members and guests is our highest priority,” said General Manager Brian Cook in a news release.

Avi will undergo a deep cleaning during the closure. ... Read More

Metro needs public’s assistance locating missing 17-year-old

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Metro Police need the public’s help finding a missing 17-year-old girl. According to officers, Feli “Flawless” Ritter was last seen on June 25 in the area of Mojave Drive & Charleston Road.

Feli is said to be 5-feet-6-inches, approximately 103 pounds. She has red hair and hazel/brown eyes.

Metro said she was wearing a mini skirt and tube top before she disappeared. Feli is transgender & also used to go by the names Leo or Felipe Ritter.

If anyone has any information regarding her whereabouts, please contact the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department at (702)-828-2907... Read More

Allegiant Air announces staff, position cuts in internal memo

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Allegiant Air announced it will cut 87 employees and 220 positions in a memo to staff today. President John Redmond said the decision was made “in an effort to restructure and streamline for the future.”

Redmond state that while more people are flying, the flight booking momentum has slowed down to an uptick in COVID-19 cases. He also noted that there may be an increase in July travel, but that will be followed by the usual “fall slow down.”

The internal memo reads as follows:

Team, ... Read More

MGM Resorts International responds to Culinary Union’s lawsuit

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — MGM Resorts International has responded to a lawsuit filed by the Culinary Union, alleging that MGM and Caesars Entertainment are failing to protect workers against COVID-19.

The statement reads:

“Nothing is more important to us than the safety of everyone inside of our properties. We have spent months working with health experts to create a comprehensive health and safety plan.

We have offered free testing to all employees before they report to work and require it if they exhibit symptoms or have been exposed to someone who has tested positive and we have made available tests in other circumstances that do not dictate that a test is required.

We have worked to train our managers in our incident response protocols and we work very closely with the health department officials in their efforts to contact trace. ... Read More