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Mayor Goodman has no plans to enact curfew for City of Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Minneapolis, New York City, Los Angeles, Miami, Detroit, and Reno, those are just some of the cities that have put a curfew in place as protests over the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis officer erupt across the country.

But Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman said she has spoken with Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo, and as of right now, they do not have plans to enact a curfew on the City of Las Vegas.

She said they believe a curfew at this point would be too harsh. Mayor Goodman said that a lot of people who are involved in the violence during the protests are believed to be from out of town, not Las Vegas... Read More

Community members clean up following Saturday night’s protests in DTLV

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The community is coming together to clean up the vandalism and destruction following violent demonstrations in downtown Las Vegas.

“It might not be much but it’s what we can do right now,” said Kori Barnard. “We just felt like this is what we need to do to come help.”

Barnard and her husband visited downtown Las Vegas after seeing the vandalism during the Black Lives Matter protests Saturday night

“We’re not cleaning up to erase any of the feelings or the emotions,” Barnard said. “We’re just cleaning up because we want this city to be beautiful always.”

8 News Now crews saw workers boarding up the Nevada State Bank’s first floor following destruction of windows and doors.

Some also volunteered to remove the spray paint from the federal building walls... Read More

PHOTOS: Destruction continues in California as more curfews declared

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Vandals hit shops in Santa Monica at midday Sunday as armed National Guard soldiers patrolled Los Angeles streets and cities across California declared another night of curfew to prevent violence after unruly demonstrators torched police cars, broke into stores and clashed with officers in riot gear.

Nearly 400 people were arrested in Los Angeles on Saturday as protests have become increasingly violent over several nights because of outrage over the Minneapolis police killing of George Floyd, Police Chief Michel Moore said. He said he hoped the National Guard and additional officers deployed would curb that trend.

Across the state, devastated shop owners cleaned up shattered glass, assessed damage and boarded up windows while firefighters mopped up hot spots from lingering fires... Read More

Second day of protests turn violent in Las Vegas with more than 100 arrests and 11 injured officers

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — For a second day in a row, Las Vegas protests over the death of George Floyd turned violent as police arrested over 100 people and deployed tear gas into crowds of protesters in downtown Las Vegas Saturday night.

According to Metro Police, 11 officers were injured in Saturday’s violent protest. Injuries range from cuts to broken bones, but no officers were hospitalized.

These arrests and injuries come after Friday’s demonstration where 80 people were arrested and 12 police officers were injured during protests on the Las Vegas Strip... Read More

Downtown Summerlin Mall closes at 4, Red Rock Resort and restaurants close at 5

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Downtown Summerlin announced Sunday afternoon that it will close at 4 p.m. on May 31.

In the tweet, the mall said “Our hearts are broke for our community. Downtown Summerlin will be closing at 4 p.m. today. We will get through this together.”

Our hearts are broken for our community. Downtown Summerlin will be closing at 4pm today. We will get through this together pic.twitter.com/4iv9p60OSl

— Downtown Summerlin (@DTSummerlin) May 31, 2020

Red Rock Resort has also announced that all their restaurants closed at 5 p.m.

Red Rock Resort and our restaurants will be closing early this evening at 5 p.m.

We apologize in advance for any inconvenience... Read More

Metro Police, community leaders hold briefing following 2 nights of protests in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — State and local leaders briefed the media at 5 p.m. Sunday following two nights of protests in Las Vegas.

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Nevada Attorney General Aaron Ford, Las Vegas City Mayor Carolyn Goodman, City Councilman Cedric Crear and members of the faith-based community joined in the call for peace across the Las Vegas valley.

Before Saturday’s protests, these state and city leaders held a briefing where they urged the community to keep Saturday night’s planned protest in downtown Las Vegas peaceful... Read More

AG Ford, state leaders hold discussion following death of George Floyd, protests in Nevada

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Nevada Attorney General Aaron D. Ford is hosting a panel with law enforcement, community leaders and the public to discuss the death of George Floyd and recent protests in Nevada and around the country.

Leaders involved in Sunday afternoon’s discussion include:

  • Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Sheriff Joseph Lombardo,
  • Washoe County Sheriff Darin Balaam,
  • The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) of Las Vegas President Roxann McCoy,
  • Reno Community Leader Dr. Norris Dupree, Jr., and
  • Founder and Pastor of the Renaissance Fellowship in Las Vegas Dr. D. Edward Chaney

The discussion will be at 2 p.m. It will be live streamed to the Nevada Attorney General’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/NVAttorneyGeneral/... Read More