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Health Department offering free testing today in honor of National HIV Testing day

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – The Southern Nevada District is making it easy to know your HIV status.

Thursday is National HIV Testing day. To participate, SNDH is offering free testing at their location near Decatur and U.S. 95. The event runs from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. ... Read More

Officer convicted of sexual misconduct with teens met them on Tinder

RICHMOND HILL, Ga. (AP) — A former Georgia police officer faces at least 10 years in prison for enticing children on a military post to have sex.

News outlets report 25-year-old Jeffrey Allen Allmond Jr. was found guilty of child enticement on Wednesday. He was arrested last August, a year after being hired by the Richmond Hill Police Department.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation was brought in when Allmond was accused of sexual misconduct involving two girls living at Fort Stewart while their parents serve in the military.

U.S. Attorney Bobby L. Christine says the officer used Tinder and then Snapchat to communicate with girls who were 15 and 16 years old, and took them to his apartment to perform sexual acts.

Allmond will have to register as a sex offender upon release... Read More

Wrong-way Pick-Up Blocks The Strip

Metro Police say there was a multi-car crash on Las Vegas Blvd at Flamingo in the early morning hours of Thursday, and that the driver of one of the vehicles fled the scene.

Traffic on both Flamingo and Las Vegas Blvd squeezed and wiggled through for several hours around the pick-up truck .

Las Vegans and tourists on their way to or from work (or the area club scene) were directed by LVMPD officers

A tow truck was removing the vehicle as of 6:15 Thursday morning

Keep it on 8NewsNow for updates... Read More

PTSD Awareness Day marked across Las Vegas

It has been almost 19 months since a gunman opened fire on a Las Vegas music festival in the worst mass shooting in modern American history. While physical wounds heal with time, emotional scars are still fresh for many.

June 27th is National PTSD Awareness Day. It’s a day to remember the signs and symptoms of post-traumatic stress, to remind anyone suffering that it’s OK to not be OK, and to director survivors to professional help.

For survivors of the 1 October attack, much of that help comes from the Vegas Strong Resiliency Center. The group has hosted a variety of events for the community and looks to do more.

The Resiliency Center is trying something new today in honor of PTSD Awareness Day, hosting a painting party for survivors, first responders, and their families... Read More

Prosecutors: Jury should hear Vegas shooting ammunition case

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a jury, not a judge, should hear the Las Vegas trial of an Arizona man facing a federal ammunition manufacturing charge after selling bullets to the gunman who staged the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

A Tuesday court filing leaves the decision to a judge.

Douglas Haig’s lawyers asked for a bench trial, arguing jurors can’t fairly hear evidence in a city where 58 people died and over 850 were injured in October 2017.

Haig isn’t accused of the shooting.

Prosecutors say his fingerprints were found on bullets in the high-rise hotel suite where the gunman shot into a concert crowd.

Haig has pleaded not guilty to illegally making tracer and armor-piercing bullets at his Mesa, Arizona, home.

His trial is scheduled for Aug. 12... Read More

Las Vegas casino workers picket Palms, call for negotiation

LAS VEGAS (AP) — More than 1,000 members of a powerful Las Vegas casino workers union and other hospitality workers picketed Wednesday evening outside the Palms casino-resort, where owners have refused to bargain with the union.

The workers, chanting and carrying signs that said, “No contract. No peace,” called for Palms owner Station Casinos to negotiate with employees, who voted in April 2018 to unionize.

The company challenged the election’s result, but the National Labor Relations Board determined the company has been “failing and refusing to bargain collectively and in good faith” with the Culinary Union.

The Palms, located west of the Las Vegas Strip, is one of six Station Casinos-owned properties in Las Vegas where workers have voted to unionize in recent years.

The Culinary Union represents about 900 porters, food servers, bartenders and other workers at the Palms, which is undergoing a $690 million renovation... Read More

Former MGM Resorts executives help others get back to work with development workshop

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Unemployment is down across the state at a reported 10-year low, according to new numbers from the Department of Employment, Training, and Rehabilitation. The numbers are good, but there are still many people without jobs.

In the past few months, MGM Resorts has laid off hundreds of employees, but some of those former top execs are hoping to help people get back to work.

“My position was eliminated,” said Eleanor Zellmer, a former MGM Resorts employee.

Zellmer came to the career workshop because she was part of the most recent round of cuts at MGM Resorts International.

“I wanted to see what they had to offer,” Zellmar said. “It makes me feel like there’s someplace to belong, instead of feeling like a lost puppy.”

Last month, CEO James Murren announced that 557 more employees were out of a job. The total number of laid-off workers is now upwards of 1,000... Read More