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Man who died after being punched on Las Vegas Strip was former state trooper

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The man who was killed early Sunday when he was punched and knocked backward on the Las Vegas Strip was a former Connecticut State Trooper.

New Haven, Conn., station WTNH News 8 reports that Thomas Driscoll, 57, retired in 2009 after 22 years of service. He lived in Chicopee, Mass.

Thomas Driscoll, 57, of Chicopee, Mass., was walking on a pedestrian bridge between Cromwell Hotel & Casino & Bally's about 4:30AM when he and woman companion walked past a group of men. #ThisInsanityMustStop https://t.co/ecRdLwNjVf... Read More

Budget nominee Neera Tanden withdraws nomination amid opposition

WASHINGTON (NewsNation Now) — President Joe Biden’s pick to head the Office of Management and Budget, Neera Tanden, has withdrawn her nomination.

President Biden said in a statement released by the White House that he has accepted her request to withdraw, and looks forward to Tanden serving in some kind of role in the Biden administration.

"I have accepted Neera Tanden’s request to withdraw her name from nomination for Director of the Office of Management and Budget. I have the utmost respect for her record of accomplishment, her experience and her counsel, and I look forward to having her serve in a role in my Administration. She will bring valuable perspective and insight to our work."... Read More

LVMPD holds March First Tuesday event virtually

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) is held its monthly First Tuesday event virtually on Facebook Live March 2 at 4 p.m.

WATCH THE VIDEO ON LVMPD FACEBOOK PAGE

Office of Community Engagement (OCE) Captain Roxanne Burke will discuss what the LVMPD is doing to address issues facing law enforcement and the community, such as homelessness and mental health... Read More

COVID-19 vaccines available to grocery store workers at UMC Encore center

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Grocery store workers can now receive their COVID-19 vaccines at UMC's Encore Las Vegas center. This comes after Clark County expanded eligibility to all groups within Frontline Supply Chain and Logistics.

If you wish to make an appointment, click here or call (702) 789-5160. When you arrive, you'll be asked to provide your work ID badges or other proof of employment.

UMC says appointments are required and available on a first-come, first-served basis. ... Read More

Downtown Container Park's 'Yoga in the Park' series starts March 7

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Namaste, yogis! Downtown Container Park is looking to attract your downward dog attention to its Yoga in the Park series.

Starting Saturday, March 7, the open-air shopping center & entertainment venue will host its Ashtanga-style Yoga on 'The Lawn' every Saturday and Sunday. All of the yoga peace and fun starts at 10 a.m.

Yogis of all ages and skill levels are invited to an Ashtanga-style yoga session lead by certified yoga practitioner Rayce Rayos! The purpose driven class will lead attendees through a series of poses and breathwork accompanied by classical music, encouraging guests to embrace ultimate relaxation. ... Read More

Biden: Enough COVID-19 vaccine doses for every adult by end of May

WASHINGTON (NewsNation Now) —  President Joe Biden Tuesday announced the U.S. is on track to have enough COVID-19 vaccine doses for every adult by the end of May.

"About three weeks ago, we were able to say that we'll have enough vaccine supply for adults by end of July. I'm pleased to announce today as a consequence of the stepped up process that we've ordered and just outlined, this country will have enough vaccine supply for every adult in America by the end of May. That's progress," said Biden.

Biden called the announcement that Merck and Co Inc will help make rival Johnson & Johnson's single-shot COVID-19 vaccine in a partnership, an example of "good corporate citizenship."... Read More

NEW: Nevada reports 10 COVID-19 deaths, 7.3% test positivity rate

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Nevada's COVID-19 test positivity rate continued its fall since dropping under 8% on Friday, according to data released on Tuesday.

The state’s test positivity rate fell below 10% on Feb. 20 and has continued to drop since Jan. 14, coming in at 7.3% on Monday, down from 7.5% the previous day.

Statewide, 10 new COVID-19-related deaths were reported. After removing three deaths that had been previously counted from its report yesterday, Clark County added a total of 13 deaths today. The totals now stand at 4,967 deaths in Nevada, and 3,871 deaths in Clark County. No further information was provided on why the county’s number dropped by three in yesterday's report... Read More