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NEW: 3 new COVID-19 related deaths in Clark County, more than 6K tests conducted statewide in past 24 hours

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Clark County added 3 new COVID-19 related deaths to its total from Monday, and had an increase of 126 confirmed cases in the past 24 hours, according to the Southern Nevada Health District’s (SNHD) latest report.

SNHD is now reporting a total of 6,845 confirmed cases and 346 deaths, according to its dashboard that updates daily.

Statewide, COVID-19 related deaths changed Tuesday after the state updated its data. The dashboard is reporting one less death from what was reported Monday. Currently, the total number of deaths in Nevada stands at 420, instead of 421.

Nevada reached 8,826 confirmed cases Saturday morning after increasing by 138 cases overnight.

*NOTE: Daily lab data on the DHHS Dashboard and SNHD reports is updated every morning for the previous day.... Read More

WEB EXTRA: Sheriff Lombardo news conference on shootings that left Metro officer in ‘grave’ condition and suspect dead

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo held a news conference around 3 a.m. to discuss the two shootings late Monday night that left a police officer fighting for his life and an “armed” suspect dead.

“This is a sad night for the LVMPD family and a tragic night for our community,” he said... Read More

Separate shootings during protest leave Metro officer on life support, suspect dead

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Protests Monday night turned violent leaving a Las Vegas police officer fighting for his life and a suspect in a second shooting dead.

Metro police sources confirm to 8 News Now that a Las Vegas Metropolitan Police officer who was shot in the head near Circus Circus late Monday night is on life support at UMC.

According to Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo who held a news conference at 3 a.m., police were attempting to disperse protesters in front of Circus Circus Hotel & Casino when people in the crowd began throwing bottles and rocks at the officers and the officers began to take some people into custody.

WATCH: Sheriff Lombardo’s news conference... Read More

Protesters take to Las Vegas for another night of demonstrations

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Protesters have taken to the streets of Las Vegas again, but tonight, the message was louder than any destruction. 8 News Now has team coverage around the city, starting with Orko Manna at the Regional Justice Center.

Orko Manna, Regional Justice Center

There was a moment where tension was building, and it seemed as if it was about to turn.

Several hundred protesters made their way to the RJC after marching all across Las Vegas. You could hear the frustration in their voices as they chanted.

The group was getting very large, and Metro Police started to get information. Officers blocked off the street, wearing tactical gear and holding shields.

But then an amazing moment happened when protesters shook hands with police. Orko and his photographer were in the middle of the crowd, and things were getting very tense in the several minutes leading up to this moment. ... Read More

Black Lives Matter’s protest over George Floyd planned for Trump Tower; local business prepare

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The Black Lives Matter movement scheduled a protest in front of Trump Tower on the Las Vegas Strip on Monday, making it the fifth night of demonstrations in Las Vegas in a row.

The plan is to march from Trump Tower, to the Clark County Detention Center.

Businesses near Trump Tower boarded up its windows and doors earlier that evening. They’re concerned over some of the looting and destruction that occurred at some of the stores downtown and near the Strip, during the last two nights of protests.

They wanted to make sure that they protected their businesses — especially now that they’re just getting back on their feet amid the COVID-19 pandemic... Read More

FBI seeks information on people inciting violence during peaceful demonstrations

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The FBI need the public’s help identifying people who were trying to incite violence during protests across the country over the death of George Floyd.

George Floyd is a man who died in police custody when a Minneapolis Police officer knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes and continued kneeling on Floyd’s neck nearly three mins after he became unresponsive.

Numerous video footage shows Floyd was in handcuffs and on his stomach, and not resisting arrest when he was killed. The officer, Derek Chauvin, has been charged with 3rd-Degree Murder.

The FBI released the following statement on why they’re looking for violent protesters.

“The FBI respects the rights of individuals to peacefully exercise their First Amendment rights. Our mission of protecting the American people and upholding the Constitution is dual and simultaneous, not contradictory... Read More

Power 88’s Craig Knight shares his thoughts on protests, change for the future

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — 8 News Now spoke with Craig Knight, general manager of KCEP “Power 88” radio station, about George Floyd’s death, the protests in Las Vegas and change for the future. Knight has been in Las Vegas since 1980 and is very involved with the community.

You can watch the full Skype interview in the video above. ... Read More