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Elon Musk asks for People Mover tunnels to Wynn Las Vegas, Resorts World

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Clark County Commissioner Richard “Tick” Segerblom tweeted an image on Tuesday showing proposed tunnels connecting the Las Vegas Convention Center with Resorts World and Wynn Las Vegas.

Elon Musk is officially asking to add Tesla tunnels from convention center to Wynn and Resort World pic.twitter.com/su7UFlNAMG

— Tick Segerblom (@tsegerblom) June 2, 2020

Segerblom said Elon Musk, who’s Boring Company has been working on a “People Mover” transit system underneath the convention center, has officially asked for the connections... Read More

Gov. Sisolak, others visit UMC where Metro officer remains on life support

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Officer Shay Mikalonis was transported to UMC after being shot by 20-year-old Edgar Samaniego while on duty Monday night. Today, police remained outside of the hospital building.

Various law enforcement, community and state leaders stopped by to show their support, including Gov. Steve Sisolak.

The governor did not want to make a comment on camera, but he did address officers, thanking them for their work.

.@GovSisolak goes up to @LVMPD officers to thank him. He did not want to make a comment except to say he is here for the family of the officer #8NN pic.twitter.com/JQ4dtz19ge... Read More

Businesses on the Strip still preparing to reopen on June 4 amid protests

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The countdown is on for the re-opening of Las Vegas casinos, Thursday, June 4, is the day. Some casinos will reopen at 12:01 a.m., following a mandated shutdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, but others will wait until later that day.

But, the unrest in the city, due some peaceful protests turning into tense moments that led to some looting, vandalism, and violence here and across the country has many asking if Las Vegas casinos will continue with their plans to reopen this Thursday?

The answer is yes. 8 News NOW spoke with the VP of administration for the Bellagio, and he said when it comes to security, he’s ready... Read More

Suspect of shooting officer is identified and arrested

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Metro Police has identified the suspect of shooting at Officer Shay Mikalonison June 1, 2020. Detectives say they found 20-year-old Edgar Samaniego using video surveillance.

Samaniego is accused of firing a handgun at officers as he walked down the street on Monday at approximately 11:30 p.m. with a group of rioters who were throwing rocks and bottles at officers.

As officers were arresting a person, a gunshot was fired from across the street striking Metro Officer Shay Mikalonis where he is currently in critical condition.

Metro detectives tracked Samaniego to a motel located across the street from the shooting. SWAT officers were called and took Samaniego into custody and booked him at the Clark County Detention Center under one count of Attempted Murder on a police officer and two counts of Unlawful Discharging of a Firearm. ... Read More

Man identified in police shooting that left officer ‘critically injured, on life support’

WARNING: Viewer discretion advised — Some inappropriate or offense language is heard in a video Metro shows during the briefing.

LAS VEGAS(KLAS) — Las Vegas Metro Police have identified the officer critically injured during Monday night’s protest as 29-year-old Officer Shay K. Mikalonis.

WATCH METRO’S BRIEFING:

During a briefing held to address the two ‘critical incidents’ that involved police officers patrolling the George Floyd protests Monday, Metro restated that Officer Mikalonis remains on life support at UMC as of 3 p.m. Tuesday.

Metro says he has worked with the department for four years. This shooting, involving Officer Mikalonis, happened on Las Vegas Boulevard and the Circus Circus Hotel & Casino. ... Read More

Treasure Island (TI) Las Vegas suing insurance company for denying COVID-19 pandemic losses

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Treasure Island LLC has filed a lawsuit for “breach of contract” against its insurance company claiming it was wrongfully denied coverage for losses during the COVID-19 pandemic. The resort is reporting a loss of as much as $1.1 billion due to its closure which began under Governor Steve Sisolak’s directive in mid-March.

READ: Treasure-Island-LawsuitDownload

Treasure Island is claiming that damages from the “communicable disease” should be covered under its all risk policy with Affiliated FM Insurance Co. The lawsuit was filed in federal court late last week.

According to the lawsuit:... Read More

SEIU Local 1107 release statement regarding killing of George Floyd

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 1107 Executive Director Grace Vergara-Mactal released the following statement in response to the killing of George Floyd by Minnesota Police.

There is no economic justice without racial justice.

There is not racial justice without economic justice. #BlackLivesMatter. pic.twitter.com/GHhMTvcGDa

— SEIU (@SEIU) June 2, 2020

The entire statement is below:

I want to start by saying I am heartbroken, I am tired, and I am exhausted from trying my hardest to make a difference, to create a more racially and economically just world that I can leave for my son, and our future generations... Read More