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Exclusive poll shows support for George Floyd protests, disapproval of Trump’s response

(NEXSTAR) – Despite support for the protests over George Floyd’s death and disapproval of President Trump’s response, a poll released Wednesday shows that a presidential election held today would be too close to call.

A Nexstar Media/Emerson College poll conducted this week found that 47.1% disapprove of the president’s response as protests continue nationwide and around the world, while 35.7% approve. ... Read More

Metro Police investigating homicide near Harmon, Koval

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Metro Police is investigating a homicide near Harmon Avenue and Koval Lane.

It’s at the Harbor Island apartment complex east of the Strip.

Metro held a brief media briefing at 12:30 p.m. at the front of the complex.

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.... Read More

WATCH NOW: Murder charge upgraded in Floyd case, 3 other cops charged, AG provides update

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Prosecutors are charging a Minneapolis police officer accused of pressing his knee against George Floyd’s neck with second-degree murder, and for the first time will level charges against three other officers at the scene, a newspaper reported Wednesday.

Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison will speak about the new and additional charges against the officers at 1 p.m.

Widely seen bystander video showing Floyd’s May 25 death has sparked sometimes violent protests nationwide and around the world. The officer, Derek Chauvin, was fired May 26 and initially charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. The three other officers involved were also fired but were not immediately charged... Read More

City of Las Vegas passes ordinance temporarily prohibiting backpacks, large purses at protests and demonstrations

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The City of Las Vegas has voted unanimously to approve an ordinance that will temporarily prohibit items such as large purses, backpacks and coolers at protests, rallies and demonstrations.

Under an emergency action, #lvcouncil unanimously approved an emergency ordinance temporarily adding a number of items to the list of items already prohibited at demonstrations, rallies, protests & similar events.
For the complete list & exceptions: https://t.co/530JgvrjFO

— City of Las Vegas (@CityOfLasVegas) June 3, 2020

The list of prohibited items include: ... Read More

CES will be in person in Las Vegas in 2021

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The Consumer Electronics Show, or CES, will be held in-person and digitally in Las Vegas in January 2021.

CES is one of the largest conventions in Las Vegas and draws people from all over the world to see the latest in electronic technology. Dates for CES 2021 have not been released yet.

According to several technology publications, the Consumer Technology Association, who is behind the show, says there will be new health policies in place that include regular cleaning and sanitizing. Aisles and seats are also expected to be placed in a manner that increases distance between people. The CTA is also looking into doing temperature checks and urging people to wear a mask.

CES 2020 drew around 170,000 attendees... Read More

NEW: 9 new COVID-19 related deaths reported in Clark County, number of statewide cases inching closer to 9K

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Clark County saw an increase of nine new COVID-19 related deaths in the past 24 hours, according to the Southern Nevada Health District’s (SNHD) latest report.

SNHD is now reporting a total of 6,923 confirmed cases and 355 deaths, according to its dashboard that updates daily. The county’s total number of cases increased by 78 in the last day.

Statewide, the number of COVID-19 related deaths increased by nine while cases jumped by 101. Currently, there are 429 deaths in Nevada and 8,931 confirmed cases. ... Read More

Republicans, Trump considering Las Vegas as possible location for upcoming convention

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — President Trump is looking for a new state to host the Republican National Convention (RNC) this summer, and Nevada is among the options.

It was scheduled to be held in Charlotte in August, but because of the coronavirus pandemic, North Carolina has refused to commit to allowing a full, in-person 50,000 seat gathering.

Trump announced the news via tweet Tuesday night, complaining that Gov. Roy Cooper, D-N.C., and other officials were not “allowing us to occupy the arena as originally anticipated and promised.”

“Because of @NC_Governor, we are now forced to seek another State to host the 2020 Republican National Convention,” he wrote.

Republicans are considering Nashville, Las Vegas, and Orlando as possible substitutes... Read More