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Swiss zookeeper dies after tiger attack inside enclosure

BERLIN (AP) — The zoo in Switzerland’s biggest city says a 55-year-old keeper was killed by one of the park’s Siberian tigers.

Zoo Zurich said an internal alarm indicating the keeper had been attacked in the tiger enclosure on Saturday afternoon prompted staff members to rush to her aid.

The other keepers were able to lure the Siberian tiger, named Irina, away from their colleague and out of the enclosure.

First responders tried to revive the woman but she died at the scene. The zoo said an investigation has been launched into the “tragic incident,” including why the keeper was in the enclosure at the same time as the tiger... Read More

Police: 2 women hit by car on Seattle highway amid protests

SEATTLE (AP) — A 27-year-old man drove a white Jaguar onto a closed freeway in Seattle early Saturday and barreled through a panicked crowd of protesters, critically injuring two women, officials said.

Dawit Kelete of Seattle drove the car around vehicles that were blocking Interstate 5 and sped into the crowd at about 1:40 a.m., according to a police report released by the Washington State Patrol. Video taken at the scene by protesters showed people shouting “Car! Car!” before fleeing the roadway.

Summer Taylor, 24, of Seattle and Diaz Love, 32, of Bellingham were in critical condition with multiple injuries, according to Harborview Medical Center spokeswoman Susan Gregg... Read More

NEW: Nevada reports third-highest increase in COVID-19 cases, more than 10K tests conducted statewide

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Nevada broke its record for the third highest single-day increase in COVID-19 cases as more than 10,000 tests were conducted across the state on Friday.

The Nevada Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is reporting 857 new COVID-19 cases and two new COVID-19-related deaths across the state. This is the third-highest single-day increase in cases for Nevada, according to DHHS data.

There are now 21,575 confirmed cases and 530 deaths in the state... Read More

WATCH: Summerlin Patriotic Parade goes virtual to celebrate the Fourth of July

WATCH BELOW:

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — For the first time ever, the annual Summerlin Council Patriotic Parade celebrating the Fourth of July is going virtual this year.

It will be streamed Saturday morning, July 4, at 9 a.m.

8 News Now’s Brian Loftus and Sherry Swensk, and Las Vegas Now’s Mercedes Martinez and JC Fernandez will be hosting the event.

The parade will feature music, user-generated videos and pictures from local families.

Organizers say keeping traditions like these going is a great way to stay connected in the face of this pandemic.

“We want to make sure the entire community feels connected. That was incredibly important to us, to not just literally connect virtually on the ‘patrioticparade.com’ but with the performances, with the people that you’re seeing,” Troy Gallo with the Summerlin Patriotic Parade said... Read More

Trump Jr.’s girlfriend and top Trump campaign official tests positive for coronavirus

(CNN NEWSOURCE) — Donald Trump Jr.’s girlfriend has tested positive for coronavirus. Kimberly Guilfoyle works on the President’s campaign as a top fundraising official.

A source confirmed her positive COVID-19 test to CNN.

The person says she has not interacted with Pres. Trump recently.

CBS News reports she tested positive hours before a Fourth of July event at Mount Rushmore.

Ms. Guilfoyle traveled to South Dakota with Trump Jr. ahead of the celebration, although they were not aboard Air Force One.

Trump Jr. has, so far, tested negative for the virus.

Thank you for all the well wishes and prayers! I feel good thanks be to God and look forward to a speedy recovery so I can resume working to re-elect @realDonaldTrump ... Read More

Much of US scales back on holiday, but Trump plans to go big

WASHINGTON (AP) — As coronavirus cases spike, public health officials are pleading with Americans to avoid large crowds and hold more muted Independence Day celebrations, but subdued is not President Donald Trump’s style, and he aimed to go big, promising a “special evening” in Washington that could bring tens of thousands to the National Mall.

Trump’s “Salute for America” celebration on Saturday evening was to include a speech from the White House South Lawn that he said would celebrate American heritage, as well as a military flyover over the city and an enormous fireworks display that could pack people downtown... Read More

WB Lake Mead Blvd closed at US 95 due to crash

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Officials are on the scene of a crash on westbound Lake Mead Boulevard near US 95. The westbound lanes of Lake Mead are currently closed.

Officials have not said if there are any injuries resulting from the crash.

#FASTALERT Update 03-Jul-2020 09:49 pm,
Crash on Lake Mead Blvd WB over US-95 Ramps,
Street all lanes blocked,
Expect delays

— RTC Southern Nevada (@RTCSNV) July 4, 2020

This is a developing story. ... Read More