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Metro officers reportedly denied service at restaurant

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Metro police released a statement this week after two on-duty officers were reportedly denied service at a Valley restaurant where they stopped for lunch. It happened at The Lodge Bar & Restaurant on February 13.

In the statement, Metro said: “While we consider this behavior unacceptable, we firmly believe that the refusal was an employee acting solely on his own, and it does not represent the viewpoint of the establishment.”

Management at The Lodge told Metro they welcome law enforcement at their business. The employee involved has since been suspended from work.

In the statement, Metro also said: “The LVMPD has worked hard establishing relationships with its’ business partners in the community and the presence of officers is welcomed by business owners.”... Read More

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Rage Against the Machine to donate proceeds from border shows to immigrant rights organizations

EL PASO, Texas (Border Report) — Tickets for Rage Against the Machine go on sale at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, the band announced on social media.

Rage Against the Machine will perform in El Paso on March 26 and in Las Cruces on March 28. The band’s Facebook post does not list in which venues the band will perform, but UTEP’s Office of Special Events said RATM will perform March 26 at the Don Haskins Center. According to Live Nation, the band is scheduled to perform on those dates at the Don Haskins Center in El Paso and the Pan-American Center in Las Cruces.

According to the band’s website, 100% of all proceeds from El Paso, Las Cruces and Phoenix will go to immigrant rights organizations.

This is the first time the iconic Los Angeles band has toured since 2011. Other dates include Coachella, Boston Calling and the Firefly fest in Delaware. ... Read More

Nonprofit helps prisoners re-enter society

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — While President Trump is in Las Vegas, he will highlight the work being done by the nonprofit that helps prisoners re-enter society. The ceremony will happen at Metro headquarters.

Douglas Marshal was in
prison for more than a year, that is where he found out about hope for
prisoners.

“There are certain barriers
and issues that people place that are placed upon us,” Marshal said. “It was
introduced as an opportunity to us to get reacclimated into society in terms of
job opportunities.”

The non-profit helps former
prisoners get back on their feet. 24 people graduated into the program Friday.

Paula Lawrence is a
volunteer mentor. She says from finding a place to live to finding a job, the
18-month program leads their clients in the right direction after leaving
prison... Read More

Legal proceedings related to 1 October shooting settlement underway

LAS VEGAS
(KLAS) —
The legal proceedings following a lawsuit filed against MGM by
survivors of the mass shooting has begun. The process will take months to
complete.

MGM resorts is set to pay up
to $800 million to settle 1 October liability lawsuits.

“When you have
thousands of victims like this, it’s always a complicated process, it takes
time,” said Las Vegas Attorney Robert Eglet. “It’s not something that happens
with a single event where it’s quickly done. It just takes time.”

The lawsuit stems from the
2017 mass shooting in Las Vegas. 58 people were killed, and hundreds were
injured at the Route 91 Harvest Festival.

“That’s going to I
think, really take a weight off some people’s shoulders that were having to put
their lives on hold because of bills or things like that,” said 1 October
survivor Jill Preston. “I really hope it helps the people that filed and hopefully
give them some peace of mind and some closure.”... Read More

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78-year-old Fresno County man caught growing over 2k marijuana plants, authorities say

SQUAW VALLEY, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) — A 78-year-old Fresno County man was arrested Friday after authorities discovered 2,300 marijuana plants on his property, according to the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office.

Detectives served the search warrant at a home on the 34000 block of Bronco Lane in Squaw Valley, spokesman Tony Botti said. The plants were discovered inside numerous buildings on the property as part of a sophisticated illegal grow operation.

The street value of the plants is estimated to be $2.3 million.

Detectives also found a handgun, 10 pounds of processed marijuana, a large amount of cash and Carbofuran, Botti said. Carbofuran is a highly toxic and potentially fatal insecticide that is banned from use in the United States. ... Read More

Early Voting: How the process works ahead of the Nevada caucus

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The Nevada caucus is eight days away, and early voting is tomorrow. 8 News Now viewers have been reaching out with questions about how the caucus works, and the I-Team has answers.

If you want to participate in early voting, you need to be at least 18-years-old on election day in November. Because of this, some 17-year-olds will be able to participate in tomorrow’s event.

Voters can register on the spot and need to be a registered Democrat. If you aren’t, you can register for that onsite, as well.

Following registration, you choose your top three to five candidates. The Nevada Democrats say they will incorporate those votes on Feb. 22, caucus day.

If you vote early, you do not need to participate in caucus day. ... Read More

CDC: Around 600 people under coronavirus quarantine across the US

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The World Health Organization says nearly 1400 people have died from the coronavirus, mostly in China where the virus originated from. So far, the CDC has tested more than 400 cases from airport screenings across the US and local health departments and 15 people have tested positive for the disease.

In an exclusive look at how the CDC is managing the response to the disease, Nexstar’s Archith Seshadri, went inside the CDC’s Emergency Operations Center where medical response teams are tracking trends and monitoring the coronavirus.

“We’ve learned everything we know since January because as we entered it into 2020, we are talking about a brand new disease of unknown ideology,” said Jay Butler, Deputy Director of Infectious Diseases CDC.

Common signs of infectious disease include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. It can also lead to kidney failure, pneumonia, and death... Read More