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FIRE: 2-alarm fire at Siegel Suites near downtown

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – Firefighters are battling a 2-alarm fire at the Siegel Suites on Las Vegas Boulevard near Bonanza Road.

F3H TOC: 10:43AM. 700 N Las Vegas Blvd. fire in 3-sto Siegel Suites, water on fire, N Las Vegas Bl closed, checking for extension. #PIO1NEWS Now 2-alarm. Incident # 0194436 pic.twitter.com/eXmdno7tY1

— Las Vegas FireRescue (@LasVegasFD) June 5, 2020

Google Maps image of the corner of Las Vegas Boulevard and Bonanza Road. Siegel Suites is located at 700 Las Vegas Boulevard... Read More

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WATCH NOW: DETR news conference on Nevada unemployment

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Nevada’s Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation will discuss the latest unemployment numbers in the state.

The news conference is now scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m.

A national jobs report released earlier Friday showed some promising news with a drop in the national unemployment rate due to people heading back to work... Read More

Family of officer shot during protest addresses community, fundraising efforts underway

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Officer Shay Mikalonis, a Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department officer, is recovering at University Medical Center from a gunshot wound received late Monday night during protests against police violence. He was shot as he worked in front of Circus Circus on the Las Vegas Strip.

The Mikalonis family released a statement to the community while contributions to assist Mikalonis are being accepted by the Injured Police Officers Fund. All money donated will go directly to the officer and his family.

This statement was released by the IPOF:... Read More

Metro celebrates the graduating son of officer killed in Oct. 1 mass shooting

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Graduation is a special time for any high school senior but it can be a difficult milestone if a parent is no longer around.

While no one can replace a parent, numerous Metro officers celebrated the son of a slain Officer Charleston Hartfield who died in during the 1 October mass shooting.

His fellow officers surprised his son, Ayzayah with a special graduation parade included patrol cars, signs, and well-wishes from many who knew his father.

“Even after loss, something great can happen. For example, all these people who are supporting me for my graduation. it’s really something magical,” said Ayzayah Hartfield.

Hartfield was 34, a father of two and an 11-year veteran of the force. He also served in the U.S. Army in Iraq... Read More

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George Floyd did not resist arrest, says friend who was in car

MINNEAPOLIS — A man who was with George Floyd on the night he died said his friend did not resist arrest and instead tried to diffuse the situation before he ended up handcuffed on the ground and pleading for air as an officer pressed a knee against his neck.

Maurice Lester Hall, a longtime friend of Floyd’s, was a passenger in Floyd’s car when police approached him May 25 as they responded to a call about someone using a forged bill at a shop. Hall told the New York Times that Floyd was trying to show he was not resisting.

“I could hear him pleading, ‘Please, officer, what’s all this for?’” Hall told the newspaper... Read More

NEW: Clark County reports 2 new COVID-19 deaths, 130 more cases

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Clark County is reporting two new COVID-19 related deaths in the past 24 hours, according to the Southern Nevada Health District’s (SNHD) latest report. No deaths were reported the previous day.

SNHD is now reporting a total of 7,186 confirmed cases and 357 deaths, according to its dashboard that updates daily. The county’s total number of cases increased by 130 in the last day.

Statewide, the number of COVID-19 related deaths remains at 429 with 9,090 confirmed cases, an increase of 155 in the past day... Read More

Gov. Sisolak, state leaders discuss George Floyd protests, systemic racism and Nevada

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Personal stories of raising black children and confrontations with everyday racism charged a news conference called Friday to address systemic racism and the protests that have followed George Floyd’s death.

The news conference followed a video statement released Thursday by Sisolak.

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Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak spoke along with three black leaders in the state: Nevada Attorney General Aaron D. Ford, Assembly Speaker Jason Frierson and Assemblywoman Daniele Monroe-Moreno.

Sisolak said the protests that stemmed from the “senseless killing” of Floyd are the result of “generations of inequality.”... Read More