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New body camera video released in Tuesday's officer-involved shooting

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Las Vegas police held a presser where they provided more details on a police-involved shooting on Tuesday. A metro officer shot & killed a man who police say kidnapped his ex-girlfriend and held her at gunpoint.

Police received a call at approximately 9:33 a.m., for a domestic disturbance inside an apartment building in the 5600 block of East Lake Mead Boulevard.

Arriving officers determined 43-year-old Mario Martinez, broke into his ex-girlfriend’s residence and forcibly removed her while threatening her with a handgun. Martinez attempted to leave in the female victim’s vehicle, however, it had a dead battery. Martinez then forced the victim to walk with him... Read More

NEW: 45 deaths in Nevada, but COVID-19 cases and test positivity continue to fall

Below is the full COVID-19 report for Oct. 13.

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Nevada reports 45 deaths, pushing the total over the seven days to more than 160 people, according to data released today. Clark County reported 29 deaths today.

COVID-19 cases were down slightly statewide, with 625 reported statewide and 411 in Clark County.

And test positivity dropped, falling from 8.1% to 7.9% statewide, and from 7.0% to 6.9% in Clark County.

Cases have shifted away from Clark County over the past month of the current COVID-19 spike, but the mask mandate has remained in place statewide. The state is following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance on the mask rule. The mandate will remain in place in each county until the following conditions are met:... Read More

Vice President Kamala Harris will be in Las Vegas Monday

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Vice President Harris will travel to Las Vegas on Monday, October 18. According to the White House announcement, additional details related to the visit will follow... Read More

CarMax hiring in Las Vegas, used car retailer hopes to fill over 100 jobs

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The nation’s largest retailer of used cars. CarMax has today announced plans to fill over 100 jobs in Las Vegas by the end of the year.

CarMax is looking to fill existing positions and expand its workforce to support company growth and enhance its industry-leading customer experience and e-commerce capabilities.

Positions include:

  • Auto Technicians, Detailers, Painters and Inventory Associates
  • Customer Service Consultants, Assistants and Managers
  • Store Sales and Business Office Associates
  • Digital Technology, Product and Data Science

Candidates can apply now at the CarMax careers website.

CarMax offers competitive pay and generous benefits that include:... Read More

Man faces murder charge in Las Vegas casino fight after 73-year-old man dies

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A man accused of punching another man in a casino fight and causing his death is now facing a murder charge, according to Las Vegas court records.

Michael Shane Saunders was initially charged with battery for the Aug. 27 fight in the lobby of the STRAT Hotel but the charge was upgraded to murder after the victim, 73-year-old Thach Nguyen, who suffered a brain bleed and fractured skull, died.

According to the arrest report, Saunders told police his fiancee was standing in line for the hotel check-in when he heard her say "stop touching me" and "get away from me" to Nguyen who was standing behind her.

Saunders told police he didn't know what was going on but believed the man was attempting to sexually assault his fiancee so he intervened. The report said surveillance video showed Saunders walk up behind Nguyen, never say anything, and punch him once in the face with a closed fist. Nguyen fell to the ground unconscious... Read More

Record number of guns found in carry-on luggage in 2021; 68 found in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Airport security officials have found 68 firearms in carry-on luggage at McCarran International Airport so far this year.

It's a growing problem at airports, and follows statistics released in January that showed 72 firearms discovered in carry-on luggage at McCarran for all of 2020.

While that's a lot of guns, this year's count doesn't even place Las Vegas in the Top 10 nationwide, according to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).

“The number of firearms that our TSA officers are stopping at airport checkpoints is alarming,” said TSA Administrator David Pekoske. “Firearms, particularly loaded firearms, introduce an unnecessary risk at checkpoints, have no place in the passenger cabin of an airplane, and represent a very costly mistake for the passengers who attempt to board a flight with them.”

A national report from the TSA shows 4,495 guns have been discovered as of Oct. 3... Read More

Caesars signs $100M deal to create live theater projects at casinos

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - Caesars Entertainment and the company that produces the show "Absinthe" in Las Vegas are teaming up on theater and dining projects in three states that will cost nearly $100 million.

Caesars tells The Associated Press it has signed a deal with Spiegelworld to create new live theater projects at casinos in Las Vegas, Atlantic City and New Orleans.

The work includes construction of a new theater at Caesars in Atlantic City that incorporates the historic 1929 facade of the former Warner Theater into the project... Read More