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President Trump makes surprise visit to damaged church near White House

WASHINGTON, D.C. (KLAS) – Shortly after making remarks from the Rose Garden at the White House and announcing that he’d deploy the U.S. Military to control the unrest that has erupted in various parts of the country where protests were being held, President Trump makes a surprise visit to a damaged church near White House. He walks through a park violently cleared of protesters... Read More

Medical examiner: Floyd’s death ruled homicide, his heart stopped while restrained

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A medical examiner on Monday classified George Floyd’s death as a homicide, saying his heart stopped as police restrained him and suppressed his neck, in a widely seen video that has sparked protests across the nation.

“Decedent experienced a cardiopulmonary arrest while being restrained by law enforcement officer(s),” the report read. Under “other significant conditions” it said Floyd suffered from heart disease and hypertension, and listed fentanyl intoxication and recent methamphetamine use.

A Minneapolis police officer has been charged with third-degree murder in Floyd’s death, and three other officers were fired. Bystander video showed the officer, Derek Chauvin, holding his knee on Floyd’s neck despite the man’s cries that he can’t breathe until he eventually stopped moving... Read More

President Trump to deploy US Military to halt violent protests

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — President Trump spoke to the nation from the Rose Garden as police fired tear gas and deployed flash bangs to disperse crowds protesting near the White House.

Trump said he was recommending that governors deploy the National Guard in sufficient numbers to “dominate the streets. If governors fail to take action, Pres. Trump said he will deploy the United States military and “quickly solve the problem for them.”

President Trump says he's taking immediate presidential action to stop the violence, stop the rioting and looting, by mobilizing all available federal resources civilian and military. #8NN... Read More

First look inside: Bellagio prepares to reopen Thursday with new contactless services

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — In a few days, parts of the Las Vegas Strip will reopen for business after being closed for more than two months as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

8 News Now got a first hand look at the changes coming to resorts after given a tour Monday at the Bellagio Hotel and Casino.

At Bellagio Hotel and Casino, guests can expect to see new safety measures that rely on contactless features.

Hand sanitizer station at Bellagio Hotel and Casino

A big change is mobile check-in, all you need is the app and you go straight to your room. @8NewsNow @Bellagio pic.twitter.com/xBb8fwORuH... Read More

Clark County coroner releases cause of death for ‘Twilight’ actor and girlfriend

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The cause of death has been released for an actor in the film “Twilight” and his girlfriend. Local authorities said the couple were found dead in early May in a Las Vegas condominium.

Clark County Coroner John Fudenberg said Gregory Boyce, 30, and Natalie Adepoju, 27, died from fentanyl and cocaine intoxication on May 13. Their deaths were ruled accidental.

“Twilight” actor Gregory Tyree Boyce (Credit: Instagram via KRON)

The bodies of Boyce and Adepoju were found after police were investigating a report of a dead body in a residential complex several miles east of the Strip.

Las Vegas Police Officer Larry Hadfield, a department spokesman, said the deaths were not considered to be the result of a criminal act.

Boyce appeared as Tyler Crowley in the 2008 film starring Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson... Read More

Family-ordered independent autopsy reveals George Floyd died of asphyxia, being deprived of air

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An autopsy commissioned for George Floyd’s family found that he died of asphyxiation due to neck and back compression when a Minneapolis police officer held his knee on Floyd’s neck for several minutes and ignored his cries of distress, the family’s attorneys said Monday.

The autopsy by a doctor who also examined Eric Garner’s body found the compression cut off blood to Floyd’s brain, and weight on his back made it hard to breathe, attorney Ben Crump said. He called for the third-degree murder charge against Officer Derek Chauvin to be upgraded to first-degree murder and for three other officers to be charged... Read More

NEW: 3 new COVID-19 related deaths in Clark County, nearly 10K tests conducted statewide over the weekend

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Clark County added 3 new COVID-19 related deaths to its total over the weekend, and had an increase of 62 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 6,719 confirmed cases and 343 deaths, according to its dashboard that updates daily.

Statewide, COVID-19 deaths increased to 421 on Sunday, up four from Saturday’s report.

Nevada reached 8,688 confirmed cases Saturday morning after increasing by 95 cases overnight.

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