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Off-duty Metro officer accidentally shoots himself on Las Vegas Strip

An off-duty Las Vegas Metro Police officer accidentally shot and wounded himself Saturday night on the Las Vegas Strip. He is expected to survive.

Patrol officers were called to the 3900 block of South Las Vegas Boulevard at 10:08 p.m. to investigate reports of the accidental shooting, according to a statement from Metro Police. Arriving officers found the victim suffering from a single gunshot wound to the lower body. The off-duty officer was taken to University Medical Center and treated for his injuries. No one else was hurt.

Police did not immediately identify the victim or say at which property the shooting occurred. The Luxor, Mandalay Bay and Delano are on that block of the Strip.

Metro Police said and internal investigation will be conducted into the incident... Read More

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40-year-old Manny Pacquiao defeats Keith Thurman, holds off Father Time

LAS VEGAS (KLAS-TV) — 40 is the new 30? It surely seemed that way tonight, as 40-year-old looked every bit the fighter he was a decade ago.

Scores in and it’s a split decision win by the pride of the Philippines. Manny Pacquiao wins the WBA Super Welterweight belt #PacquiaoThurman #8NN pic.twitter.com/ytM91wIjAy

— Chris Maathuis (@sports8) July 21, 2019

Sure, his cardio may not hold up the same but for the first 5 rounds of Saturday’s bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, Pacquiao was his old self. ... Read More

Students prepare to move into The Degree, UNLV’s newest on-campus apartments

LAS VEGAS (KLAS-TV) — The Degree, a 226-unit on-campus student housing community at UNLV, offers students the resort lifestyle without leaving their campus.

The new, five-story mid-rise is located at 4259 S. Maryland Parkway on the northeast end of the UNLV campus.

It boasts a capacity of up to 758 students, and as the largest student housing apartment complex in the state, it represents a significant investment in both UNLV’s campus and the Maryland Parkway corridor. The Degree is the first phase of the overall U-District, a contemporary, urban lifestyle student housing community that will eventually add up to 3,000 beds to UNLV’s campus through a public-private partnership between UNLV and local developer, The Midby Companies... Read More

Las Vegas locals bring Mauna Kea telescope protest to Las Vegas Strip

UPDATE JULY 20

LAS VEGAS (KLAS-TV) — Protestors have been taking a stand on Hawaii’s big island for almost a week now in hopes of protecting what they say is a sacred mountain. Tonight, Las Vegas locals are standing with them.

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HONOLULU (AP) – Thousands of protesters joined a swelling effort Wednesday to stop construction of a telescope they have long tried to keep off a mountain considered sacred to some Native Hawaiians, blocking a road to Hawaii’s highest peak and prompting the arrest of a group of elderly demonstrators.

Hawaii County Managing Director Wil Okabe said about 2,000 people packed the base of Mauna Kea after the arrests, more than three times the number of protesters who had showed up in previous days... Read More

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Politics Now: 7/20/2019

This week on Politics Now with co-hosts Steve Sebelius and Patrick Walker: Former State Senate Majority leader Kelvin Atkinson is sentenced to more than two years in federal prison for pocketing campaign cash; how much our Congress members have been raising for their re-election campaigns; the Clark County School District and Clark County Commissioners have a historic meeting about the school budget; two high-level staff members from the Kamala Harris campaign talk about their Nevada efforts; and the future of the space program on the anniversary of man walking on the moon. ... Read More

WEB EXTRA: Team Kamala Harris campaign

Politics Now co-host Steve Sebelius sits down with a pair of high-level members of the Kamala Harris campaign for president, senior advisor Emmy Ruiz and national campaign manager Juan Rodriguez. They talk about the uniqueness of campaigning in Nevada, the key role our state will play in deciding who the presidential nominee is, outreach to voters who may not be familiar with Harris, and how they are adjusting their campaign to avoid the same electoral fate as Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign. ... Read More

WEB EXTRA: Face Off, 7/20/2019

Politics Now co-host Steve Sebelius moderates a debate with KXNT radio host Alan Stock from the right, and Battle Born Progress Executive Director Annette Magnus from the left. This week’s topics: in honor of the 50th anniversary of man walking on the moon, what is the future of the space program, how much should we spend on it, and what places should we try to go; racism allegations are flying around Washington, D.C. after President Donald Trump goes after 4 new congresswoman dubbed “The Squad”, and “The Squad” levels racism allegations at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. ... Read More