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MINNEAPOLIS (NewsNation Now) — Closing arguments will begin Monday in the trial of the former Minneapolis officer charged in the death of George Floyd after three weeks filled with countless surveillance videos, emotional testimony and medical experts.

Derek Chauvin's brief defense wrapped up last week with Chauvin passing on a chance to take the stand. Chauvin informed the court that he would not testify Thursday, saying he would invoke his Fifth Amendment right... Read More

Resorts World on Las Vegas Strip announces opening date

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Resorts World Las Vegas will open its doors to the public on June 24 and is now taking reservations for rooms.

"We are filled with gratitude and excitement as we approach our opening this June and hope to play a role in Las Vegas’s rebound after what has been an incredibly challenging year for the destination and greater hospitality industry," said Scott Sibella, President of Resorts World Las Vegas.

The 3,500-room resort, which is affiliated with three Hilton Hotels brands, is the first new resort on the Las Vegas Strip in more than a decade.

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Clark County commissioners to discuss reopening plan during Tuesday meeting; local business owners look forward to easing restrictions

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — With the news of the governor handing over control of mitigation measures to local counties on May 1, Clark County is ready to submit its proposal.

For places like Ferraro's Italian Restaurant, this impacts them greatly.

"The demand is there, and people want to come out. We've had to turn away several people, especially on the weekends," said Jeff McDermott, manager of Ferraro's Italian Restaurant. "When a group of 10 comes in and they want to sit together, it will be nice to do that, when it's allowed."

Other than increasing the capacity from six to 10 people per table, self-service buffets will fully reopen again, and food table preparation will be permitted. Grocery stores and the farmers markets will be able to offer food sampling as well... Read More

MGM Resorts to host weekly hiring events starting Wednesday

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — MGM Resorts is looking to hire for several positions, and they are wanting to expedite the hiring process.

They will be holding weekly job fairs each Wednesday, starting this week. The sessions run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the company's career center near Sunset Road and Paradise Road.

MGM Resorts is looking to hire for several departments including:

  • Guest room attendants
  • Front desk team members
  • Security officers
  • Pool area jobs

The company says many of these jobs are full-time positions with benefits.

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Henderson Police respond to shooting near The Legacy Golf Club

HENDERSON, Nev. (KLAS) — One person was taken to the hospital following a shooting near a golf course in Henderson.

It happened at about 6:30 p.m. Sunday evening in the area of Ping Drive and Ram Crossing Way near The Legacy Golf Club.

Once on the scene, police found a man suffering from a gunshot wound. He was taken to the hospital in an unknown condition.

Police say the shooting was the result of a verbal argument between two men at the golf course. They also say this is an isolated incident and there is no danger to the public.

Ping Drive is closed to through traffic in both directions from Rams Crossing Way until the investigation is complete.

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Asian Community Development Council hosts vaccine clinic to help at-risk communities

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The CDC says half of adults across America have received at least one COVID shot. Now, local organizations are taking steps to reach more at-risk communities.

This targeted approach continued Sunday with a vaccine clinic hosted by the Asian Community Development Council.

The clinic was held in the heart of Chinatown on Spring Mountain Road. 

The site was in partnership with “Immunize Nevada,” in the hopes of providing the vaccine to the local Asian American community in a convenient and comfortable way.

Vera Honen was one of more than one hundred people that received their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine Sunday afternoon.

"It was incredibly efficient; it was a great experience,” Honen said. "Although the mass sites are very efficient, I just kind of wanted to connect with the Asian American community today."... Read More

'Celebrate Israel' festival in North Las Vegas marks Israel's 73rd Independence Day

NORTH LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Celebrate Israel — a nationwide event hosted by the Israeli-American Council — is taking place at the West Wind Drive-In in North Las Vegas.

This event is meant to celebrate when Israel gained its independence 73 years ago. This year, due to the pandemic, they are doing it drive-thru style.

This event plans to have hundreds of participants, with a historic concert being lived streamed from Israel later in the evening.

Fun activities will be offered, most of which you can do right from your car as you drive through.

Usually “Celebrate Israel” hosts thousands of people, but the capacity limit is at 1,000 this year due to the pandemic.

Israeli food, music and vendors will also be front and center.

"Normally this event is the largest pro-Israel event in the state of Nevada. We used to have it at the Venetian for many, many years,” said Executive Organizer Noa Peri-Jensch... Read More