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'Justice system worked,' Sheriff hopes Chauvin verdict will move country forward

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo is applauding the jury verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial Tuesday and hopes it will bring change to police departments around the country.

Lombardo said there is no room at police departments for officers who behave like Chauvin and Metro Police does its best to vet out those kinds of officers.

"The justice system worked. I was very proud of how we’ve always had, not always, but in past times we’ve had very controversial decisions by juries and the court system associated with officers’ inappropriate actions but in this case they saw the light and were aware of circumstances associated with this event and they made the right decision and subsequently, hopefully it will move the country forward," Lombardo said... Read More

Las Vegas Wedding Chamber of Commerce celebrates 5th anniversary as the industry rebounds from the pandemic

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The wedding industry in Las Vegas has a lot to celebrate as the city's Wedding Chamber of Commerce turns five and business rebounds from the pandemic.

While this past year was a turbulent one, things are starting to improve and couples are making their way back to the valley to get married.

Jason Whaley, president of the Las Vegas Wedding Chamber of Commerce (LVWCC), a collection of DJs, florists, photographers, caterers and other vendors, says business is looking up.

"It's opening up really fast ever since the 250 restriction came up... they've been booking. Everyone is really excited to get back out there... everybody is having a good time celebrating," Whaley said.

The view from the top of The STRAT

On April 27, the chamber is celebrating its five-year anniversary at The SkyPod at the top of The STRAT. ... Read More

Las Vegas valley businesses look forward to looser restrictions, more customers

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Small business owners are relieved to see more relaxed restrictions starting next month. Many have had to adapt over the past year to survive.

Valley Cheese & Wine co-owner Diana Brier said she is looking forward to being able to offer a happy hour in-store again as well as public classes on Thursdays.

"With the occupancy restrictions easing we are seeing a lot more people coming to the shop and we're welcoming that environment," Brier said.

Over the past year, the Henderson shop got creative by offering curbside cheese and charcuterie boards and partnered with other businesses to do virtual classes... Read More

DOJ announces probe into Minneapolis policing practices following Chauvin verdict

WASHINGTON (NewsNation Now) — Attorney General Merrick Garland announced Wednesday that the Justice Department launched a sweeping investigation into policing practices in Minneapolis after the guilty verdict in George Floyd's death.

The probe "will assess whether the Minneapolis Police Department engages in a pattern or practice of using excessive force, including during protests," Garland said a news conference... Read More

Biden to deliver remarks as US is set to hit latest COVID-19 vaccine milestone

WASHINGTON (NewsNation Now) — The U.S. is set to meet President Joe Biden's latest vaccine goal of administering 200 million coronavirus shots in his first 100 days in office, as the White House continues to step up its efforts to inoculate the rest of the public... Read More

Inmate visitation to resume May 1, NDOC says

CARSON CITY, Nev. (KLAS) -- Inmate visitation will resume on May 1, according to the Nevada Department of Corrections. The agency posted the update to its Facebook page Tuesday.

There are requirements that must be met before visits, including temperature checks upon entry and the use of face masks. Additional rules are:

  • All visitors must be 5-years-old or older
  • Rapid COVID-19 tests will be administered to all visitors. Results must be negative.
  • Visitors will be limited to two per inmate
  • Visitation will be resumed at limited capacity
  • Visiting hours will vary at each institution

All inmate visitation was suspended in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. ... Read More

Burlesque icon Tempest Storm dies at 93 in Las Vegas home

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The burlesque community has lost one of its darlings. Tempest Storm, born Annie Blanche Banks in 1928, passed away at her Las Vegas home Tuesday evening.

She was 93.

Her longtime manager, Harvey Robbins, confirmed her passing, saying in a news release, "She passed peacefully at her home with loved ones by her side."

She was known widely as "The Queen of Exotic Dangers." The release says she had links to the King of Rock & Roll, Elvis Presley, and President John F. Kennedy.

Tempest will be buried in Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery in Los Angeles. Funds are being raised for it, and you can donate here. They say they're working to have her buried by costar Bettie Page and longtime friend Dixie Evans. ... Read More