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California closes all downtown state buildings Monday

SAN FRANCISCO — The state Department of Human Resources sent a directive to close all California state buildings “with offices in downtown city areas” on Monday, a sweeping mandate that covers everything from Department of Motor Vehicles offices to those that license workers and provide health care.

“After consultation with the California Highway Patrol and Office of Emergency Services, the decision was made this evening to advise all state departments with offices in downtown city areas to close tomorrow, and to notify staff of the decision,” said Amy Palmer, a spokeswoman for the state Government Operations Agency.

The directive was sent Sunday evening and it was left up to officials at individual agencies to determine which buildings should be closed... Read More

Lego unveils Lamborghini model kit

(WIVB) – Here’s a chance to own a “Lamborghini” for a few hundred dollars.

On Thursday, Lego revealed a replica of the Lamborghini Sian FKP37.

The model kit features more than 3,600 pieces.

Once put together, it includes doors that open, gold rims, and a replica of the car’s V12 engine.

The Lamborghini kits will be available at Lego stores starting next month and other retailers in August.

It costs about $380. ... Read More

US heads into a new week shaken by violence and pandemic

WASHINGTON (AP) — With cities wounded by days of violent unrest, America headed into a new week with neighborhoods in shambles, urban streets on lockdown and shaken confidence about when leaders would find the answers to control the mayhem amid unrelenting raw emotion over police killings of black people.

All of it smashed into a nation already bludgeoned by a death toll from the coronavirus pandemic surging past 100,000 and unemployment that soared to levels not seen since the Great Depression... Read More

Photos: Protests continue to rock America

  • Los Angeles Police Department commander Cory Palka stands among several destroyed police cars as one burns during a protest over the death of George Floyd. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
  • A demonstrator is arrested during a protest against police brutality and the death of George Floyd, on May 31, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
  • Demonstrators kneel in a moment of silence outside the Long Beach Police Department, in Long Beach, California. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)
  • Police remove people from a vehicle during a protest against police brutality and the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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Sunday night protest on Las Vegas Strip starts peaceful, ends with tear gas and rubber bullets deployed

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Hundreds of protesters took to the streets of Las Vegas again Sunday marking a third night that resulted in police deploying tear gas and shooting rubber bullets.

The protests are in response to death of George Floyd last week in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He died while being taken into custody by police. An officer who kneeled on Floyd’s neck is facing charges including murder.

The protest started peacefully... Read More

Reports of looting during Las Vegas protests

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Police responded to several reports of looting during the George Floyd protests Sunday night.

At the Downtown Premium Outlets, police arrested 21 looters. Several stores were broken into at the outlet mall.

You can see what appears to be one person detained. @8NewsNow #8NN pic.twitter.com/fLEVSgO16Q

— Sasha Loftis (@SashaLoftis) June 1, 2020

On the south end of The Strip, police responded to another report of looting — this time near Tropicana & Koval. According to witnesses and police, people broke into the Rebel Gas Station. Those looters went for the cash register, and immediately ran out of the store once police arrived... Read More

Commissioner Weekly: ‘People want to be heard, people want accountability’

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Clark County Commissioner Lawrence Weekly discussed the Black Lives Matter protests that have been held in the valley. Here is the full interview he had with 8 News Now’s Brian Loftus.

Brian Loftus:  Commissioner Lawrence Weekly how do we make sure the message of these protests is widely understood and its not the violence that essentially doesn’t overwhelm it and the message gets through?... Read More