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Fremont Street Experience reopens Wednesday, SlotZilla on Thursday

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The Fremont Street Experience reopens Wednesday at 9 a.m. and officials are upping the ante. While the country is adjusting to the 6-foot rule of social distancing, the downtown attraction is turning it up to seven.

That’s the standard in taped-off boxes on the floor outside of bars, and signs that advise social distancing under the canopy, according to Fremont Street Experience President Patrick Hughes.

The 7-foot rule seems to be part practical social distancing and part homage to the “Spinal Tap” gag that soaked through “One Louder,” FSE’s campaign to promote downtown concerts.

“In previous years, our tagline has been ‘One Louder.’ Now, we’ve changed it to ‘One Longer,’ so we’re encouraging people we want people to go 7 feet between each other, instead of 6,” Hughes said... 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

3 die of COVID-19 at rehab hospital; more cases reported at several Las Vegas sites

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Three people at a convalescent hospital in northwest Las Vegas have died with COVID-19, according to Monday reports from the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services.

El Jen Healthcare & Rehabilitation, near Rancho Drive and Alexander Road, had reported 52 positive tests for COVID-19 by Friday. On Monday, cases went up to 58 and three deaths were reported.

Nursing homes, assisted living facilities and rehabilitation hospitals have accounted for more than a quarter of the COVID-19 deaths in Nevada. A total of 109 resident deaths and three staff deaths are reported at state-regulated facilities.

More new deaths reported by DHHS:... 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

Latino advocacy group denounces racism, demands extension of eviction moratorium to immigrants

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Protests took place at four locations around the Las Vegas valley Monday to condemn racism and ask for support to help the Latino community rebound following job losses.

According to the Latino advocacy group, Make the Road Nevada protests were held to put a focus on how immigrants have suffered during the COVID-19 pandemic. The protesters are calling on the state to extend its moratorium for evictions to immigrants.

Organizers say some people are being singled out and harassed because they are immigrants and there is fear they will be kicked out of their homes because they have no protection to avoid that.

At the Regional Justice Center, the protesters chanted “Black Lives Matter” and “cancel rent – make them pay.” Felipe Silva, the housing justice organizer for Make the Road Nevada, said all people of color must be treated with respect, dignity and the urgency that is given to large corporations or the rich... 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

Day 4 of protests on Las Vegas Strip peaceful before tense moments; tear gas and rubber bullets deployed

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — For the fourth night in a row, hundreds of protesters have taken to the streets of Las Vegas.

These protests are in light of the police custody death of George Floyd last week in Minneapolis, Minnesota. What started as a peaceful protest on the Las Vegas Strip turned into a really tense night.

WOW. Just witnessed this powerful moment. Protesters on the #LasVegas Strip kneeling, and chanting #GeorgeFloyd & #BlackLivesMatter @8NewsNow #8NN pic.twitter.com/8t5ws6JIvY... Read More