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Local brewery helps fight racial injustice through ‘Black is Beautiful’ beer

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — As protests against racial injustice continue across the nation, different industries are stepping in to support the cause. Breweries are using their skills to make a change locally. 

Breweries across the US are selling the “Black is Beautiful” imperial stout. Bad Beat Brewing says this collaborative effort to fight injustice is just the start here in Las Vegas.

The idea for the initiative started in Austin, Texas — encouraging breweries around the nation to put their own twist on the recipe. 

It really is about conversation, education, and exposure,” said Ashlie Randolph with the NAACP.

100 percent of the profits from the “Black is Beautiful” beer and merchandise at Bad Beat Brewing will be going to the NAACP’s Las Vegas Chapter. ... Read More

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Metro: Suspect takes own life following high-speed chase across valley

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A male suspect is now dead following a “valley wide pursuit” by Metro Police.

Police say they were originally attempting to locate the man who was wanted on multiple felony charges near Durango & Cheyenne. They found him in a vehicle in the area.

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The suspect then drove away, leading police on the high-speed chase through multiple Metro area commands in the valley. Police eventually performed a pit maneuver to stop the vehicle at the intersection of Las Vegas Boulevard & Windmill.

Police say the man then shot himself with a firearm that was with him in his vehicle. Police attempted to render medical aid, but the man was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

Following the pursuit, the intersection of Las Vegas Boulevard & Windmill was closed for hours as police investigated... Read More

Metro seeks help identifying suspect in shooting investigation

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Metro Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect in a shooting investigation.

On July 11 at about 1:30 a.m., police received a call about a man dropped off at a local hospital who was suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.

Prior to the shooting, the victim was walking with a group of 8-10 people on 1st Street and Ogden Avenue. An altercation occurred within the group and the suspect. At some point, the suspect pulled a gun and shot the victim.

The suspect is described as a white man, 20-30 years old, 6′ tall, 200 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black shirt, black shorts and black shoes. He has tattoos on both arms and on his neck.

The suspect was seen leaving the scene of the shooting in either a copper-colored Dodge Challenger or a dark-colored, four-door vehicle — possibly a Toyota Camry... Read More

7-Eleven Day canceled, new slurpee offer for app users

(CNN NEWSOURCE) — 7-Eleven is shaking things up for its annual “7-Eleven Day” celebration.

Locations usually give out free slurpees on July 11, making it the busiest day of the year for the chain.

Given the coronavirus pandemic, the retailer says it will donate one million meals to Feeding America to celebrate its annual holiday, instead.

7-Eleven is still giving out free slurpees, but not all in one day. App users can collect the free offer any time in July... Read More

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Trump wears mask in public for first time during pandemic

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump wore a mask during a visit to a military hospital on Saturday, the first time the president has been seen in public with the type of facial covering recommended by health officials as a precaution against spreading or becoming infected by the novel coronavirus.

Trump flew by helicopter to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in suburban Washington to meet wounded servicemembers and health care providers caring for COVID-19 patients. As he left the White House, he told reporters: “When you’re in a hospital, especially … I think it’s expected to wear a mask.”

Trump was wearing a mask in Walter Reed’s hallway as he began his visit. He was not wearing one when he stepped off the helicopter at the facility... Read More

Jim Murren’s Las Vegas architectural estate listed for $10.5 million

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Former CEO of MGM Resorts, Jim Murren, has listed his unique architectural estate for $10.5 million. The property is located in the west valley in The Ridges, an exclusive guard-gated community located at the base of Red Rock Canyon.

The glass and steel residence, which was created by Murren, his wife Heather, architecture firm Marmol Radziner, builder Jack Raftery and artist James Turrell, is nearly 13,000 square-feet and features a unique art installation onsite. The property spans roughly 1.5 acres.

The estate, called Skyspace, is located at 7 Painted Feather Way, near Flamingo and Town Center... Read More

Cumulative statewide business compliance with COVID-19 guidelines now at 80%

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The Nevada Department of Business and Industry released their latest report following rounds of compliance checks at businesses across Nevada. The report details how many businesses are meeting the required standards for COVID-19 safety.

During follow-up visits conducted by Nevada OSHA on Thursday, 100 percent of the 18 businesses visited for a second time are now in compliance with the health and safety measures. Out of a total 74 follow-up visits conducted so far, only six businesses have been observed to not be in compliance. Investigations are now being opened up at those sites, and those businesses may receive citations.

From July 9-10, 187 initial observations were made at businesses, with a focus on restaurants, general retail and aquatic facilities. Visits were also conducted at grocery stores, convenience stores, hair and nail salons, clothing stores and financial institutions. ... Read More