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Metro news conference on deadly police shooting in Laughlin

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department is holding a news briefing at 11 a.m. to release more details about the deadly shooting involving officers Monday in Laughlin.

The deadly shooting happened Monday afternoon after a nearly seven-hour standoff with 69-year-old Michael Todd Lopez who attempted to rob two casinos and fired a shot at a security guard.

Lopez, who was from Lake Havasu City, Arizona, was shot by Metro officers after he exited his car and aimed a gun at police... Read More

Planned Parenthood seeks cash after bailing from US program

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Planned Parenthood clinics in several states are charging new fees, tapping financial reserves, intensifying fundraising and warning of more unintended pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases after its decision to quit a $260 million federal family planning program in an abortion dispute with the Trump administration.

The fallout is especially intense in Utah, where Planned Parenthood has been the only provider participating in the nearly 50-year-old Title X family planning program and will now lose about $2 million yearly in federal funds that helped 39,000 mostly low-income, uninsured people. It plans to maintain its services — which include contraception, STD testing and cancer screening — but is considering charging a small copay for patients who used to get care for free... Read More

Panel sheds light on human trafficking in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A panel of experts took some time Thursday morning to discuss human trafficking and what is being done to combat it in Las Vegas. The seminar, put on by Focus Las Vegas, was meant to provide leaders with a variety of viewpoints on community issues to stay informed and engaged.

The panel was made up of Esther Brown — Founder of The Embracing Project, Elynne Greene — Manager of Human Trafficking and Victim Services for Metro, James Sweetin — Clark County Chief Deputy District Attorney and Todd Fasulo — Vice President of Security and Corporate Investigations for The Wynn Las Vegas.

The group shared their insights on the state of human trafficking and how everyone can contribute to fighting the issue. ... Read More

Watch: Thunderbirds, Royal Air Force Red Arrows perform stunning flight

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (KLAS) — The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, U.S. Navy Blue Angels, F-35 Lightning II Demo Team and Royal Air Force Red Arrows came together for a spectacular show Thursday morning.

The Brooklyn Daily Eagle reports the Hudson Flight air show is the first time all four military flight teams have performed together at the same time.

Watch as they perform stunning feats in the video above. ... Read More

‘Storm Area 51’ tickets on sale as speakers, details released

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Details on what’s in store for people who make the journey to the Alien Research Center about 110 miles north of Las Vegas for the “Storm Area 51” event on Sept. 20 are starting to come together.

The price for a pass to the “Storm” Area 51 Basecamp will be — what else? — $51 per person. The basecamp is for “believers,” according to a news release, as “prominent ufologists, expert speakers, musicians and artists gather to celebrate the ‘Storm’ Area 51 movement.”

The $51 ticket includes parking, two bottles of water, a $10 food truck voucher and a commemorative lanyard. The event is scheduled Sept. 20, but as the schedule grows, more events may be scheduled Sept. 21, organizers said. The $51 price is for one day only.

One-day and two-day passes are now available through Ticketmaster.com... Read More

Centennial Hills Hospital Medical Center needs help identifying Jane Doe

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Centennial Hills Hospital Medical Center is calling on the public to help identify Jane Doe.

In a Facebook post, the hospital asks those who may know her to contact the Clark County Public Guardian’s Office. Please email or call:

Over 1,300 people have shared the post. ... Read More

Man in critical condition after being hit by car

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — 63-year-old Kenneth Toll was taken to the hospital last night, and is in critical condition after he was hit while crossing the road. Police say 55-year-old Reginald Vertison was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.

It happened Wednesday around 10 pm on West Desert Inn Road near Fort Apache Road. Police say Vertison hit Toll with the front of his Kia Optima.

The road was closed during the initial investigation. Metro is still investigating the crash... Read More