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Weekend Evening Anchor/Reporter at @8newsnow. @uarizona Alum. AZ Native. Retweets are not endorsements. Story idea? email me!
Sep 24, 2020 15 tweets 13 min read
#NOW: A #BlackLivesMatter group has gathered to protest downtown, outside of @DTContainerPark.

This comes just hours after a grand jury ruled no Louisville Police officers would be directly charged in the death of #BreonnaTaylor. @8NewsNow #8NN “Tonight we march in honor of #BreonnaTaylor.”

@8NewsNow #8NN
Sep 11, 2020 8 tweets 6 min read
A vigil is about to start to honor Lesly Palacio.

The 22-year-old was found dead yesterday after she went missing on August 29th.

Police are still searching for the man suspected of killing her. @8NewsNow #8NN ImageImageImage Lesly’s family just put some of her things out on this table, including scrubs, a stethoscope and a book.

They say she was going to school before she died. @8NewsNow #8NN ImageImage
Sep 9, 2020 4 tweets 3 min read
Las Vegas Metro Police are giving an update on Sunday’s OIS in the west valley. @8NewsNow #8NN Image Officers are playing audio from the night’s 911 call, which is disturbing, per officers. The entire thing can be viewed on our @8NewsNow FB page. Image
Sep 3, 2020 10 tweets 9 min read
#NOW: @GovSisolak is giving the latest update on our state’s #COVID19 response.

He says it’s officially been six months since our first positive case in #Nevada. @8NewsNow #8NN Image “Right now our numbers are trending in the right direction, but we still have a long way to go considering we started so high.”

@GovSisolak speaks on #COVID19 cases and the good signs for our state. @8NewsNow #8NN Image
Sep 3, 2020 4 tweets 5 min read
#BREAKING: Police & fire crews are on the scene of a deadly house fire near Decatur & Vegas Dr.

Two people were found dead in the back bedroom, per @LasVegasFD.

@LVMPD homicide is investigating, which is standard procedure. @8NewsNow #8NN #UPDATE: @LVMPD says this is now being investigated as a homicide. They will provide a briefing sometime between 11:30 pm and midnight. @8NewsNow Image
Aug 29, 2020 9 tweets 8 min read
“All power to the people!”

Tonight’s commitment March is starting at the MLK Jr. statue in #NorthLasVegas.

The group here is standing in solidarity with the #MarchonWashington. @8NewsNow #8NN Those gathering tonight have signs, shirts and chants ready.

They say their goal is to spread the message of social justice here locally, as others do the same on a national scale. @8NewsNow #8NN ImageImageImage
Aug 28, 2020 6 tweets 5 min read
A protest is starting here at @ClarkCountySch headquarters, as families and community members come together to take stand against full time, distance learning. @8NewsNow #8NN ImageImage The protest is officially underway. Demonstrators are lining up on the sidewalk along Sahara, in front of @ClarkCountySch property. @8NewsNow #8NN
Jul 17, 2020 4 tweets 4 min read
NOW: Loved ones are gathering for a candlelight vigil to honor the life of Royce Jones.

The child was killed in a violent crash in the NW valley this weekend. Both his parents are now in police custody. His mom was behind the wheel. @8NewsNow #8NN ImageImageImageImage Family members just made heart wrenching, heartfelt speeches about the late little boy.

Now. They are writing messages on balloons to release them for Royce. @8NewsNow #8NN
Jul 10, 2020 5 tweets 6 min read
#BREAKING: @GovSisolak is holding a press conference in #CarsonCity to give an update on our state’s #COVID19 response efforts. @8NewsNow #8NN Image “1/5 of businesses in #Nevada are not in compliance with current measures.”

@GovSisolak refers to the recently implemented mask mandate, saying 79% of businesses are following guidelines. @8NewsNow #8NN
Jun 29, 2020 4 tweets 6 min read
Here’s an earlier look at The #MahoganyFire on #MtCharleston.

It started today and has burned 200 acres, as of around 3 pm.
@orko_manna is out near the fire and will bring us the very latest through the night. @8NewsNow #8NN Here’s another photo of The #MahoganyFire taken by a viewer in Pahrump.

Gusts in the area have been reported to be 63 miles per hour.
@NVEnergy has also de-energized some power in the area at the request of firefighters. @8NewsNow #8NN Image
Jun 26, 2020 5 tweets 5 min read
NOW: @CCSD_Trustees are set to discuss The @ClarkCountySch proposed plan for the 2020-2021 school year during tonight’s regular meeting.

They are starting with public comments, weighing in on presented options. @8NewsNow #8NN Image @CCSD_Trustees haven’t gotten to the specific plan yet, but they are discussing the continued use of @VegasPBS with distance education.

@8NewsNow #8NN Image
Jun 25, 2020 8 tweets 8 min read
NOW: @GovSisolak is addressing the state, giving an update on #Phase2 of reopening.

@8NewsNow #8NN Image “We are currently in a four-week upward trend in Nevada statewide #COVID19 cases.”

-@GovSisolak speaks on latest numbers, adding that ICU/Ventilator needs have remained steady. @8NewsNow #8NN Image
Jun 19, 2020 15 tweets 15 min read
Happening Now: A #BlackLivesMatter rally is starting bear Sahara & Maryland Pkwy.

Today’s event is being held to honor #Juneteenth, and the Black community says this year is especially significant. @8NewsNow #8NN Image Many #BlackLivesMatter community representatives are making speeches before they sign a sheet on the ground.

They say they then plan to donate that sheet to young, Black children. @8NewsNow #8NN
Jun 18, 2020 4 tweets 5 min read
#BREAKING: @LVMPD is on the scene of a homicide at Las Vegas Blvd & Bonanza.

It appears to have happened at the Siegel Suites apartments. @8NewsNow #8NN ImageImageImage Witnesses in the area tell me they heard gunshots earlier. The entire complex is taped off now.

We’re expecting a news briefing from @LVMPD around 5:30 tonight. @8NewsNow #8NN ImageImageImage
Jun 12, 2020 18 tweets 15 min read
#NOW: @ClarkCountySch trustees are holding tonight’s board meeting virtually.

They’re expected to discuss guidelines to reopen classrooms safely, after @GovSisolak issued a directive this week, allowing classrooms to open for summer learning & activities. @8NewsNow #8NN Image @CCSD_Trustees are discussing funding for the 2020-2021 school year.

They say they’re also weighing how #COVID19 has impacted the district’s budget moving forward. @8NewsNow #8NN Image
Jun 9, 2020 7 tweets 9 min read
It’s #PrimaryElectionDay!!

We’re at one of the valley drop off sites, Desert Breeze Community Center. It’s all mail-in this year, but people can register for a ballot on site.

You can see the line wraps around the building. @8NewsNow #8NN We’re told the line is shortening a bit, but many voters we spoke with say they’ve been waiting in line for 2-6 hours. @8NewsNow #8NN ImageImageImageImage
Jun 1, 2020 5 tweets 4 min read
#UPDATE: We were pinned in a corner and had rubber bullets and tear gas shot in our direction. We’re now safe with our colleagues.

SWAT is on scene. @LVMPD has taken up the entire strip. @8NewsNow #8NN Officers are making arrests on the strip now.

There’s still a strong smell of tear gas.
Jun 1, 2020 13 tweets 12 min read
#NOW: A news conference is beginning at @LVMPD headquarters.

@AaronDFordNV is speaking first.

“We want you to exercise your right to protest peacefully.”
@8NewsNow #8NN Image “Do we have work to do, we absolutely do, but we want to continue to work with you to make that happen.”

@AaronDFordNV continues saying he is proud of the community work @LVMPD has been doing. @8NewsNow #8NN Image
May 31, 2020 7 tweets 7 min read
#NOW: A news conference is starting at @LVMPD headquarters ahead of more planned protests.

@mayoroflasvegas is speaking now. @Sheriff_LVMPD is also expected to speak. @8NewsNow #8NN Image “Every member of our law enforcement, every member of our community, any color, any faith, we are a community. We believe in love.” -@mayoroflasvegas @8NewsNow #8NN
May 29, 2020 7 tweets 5 min read
Here’s our live shot from our 3 PM newscast, while protestors were gathered near Circus Circus. They are now making their way back to The Bellagio. @8NewsNow #8NN You can see some protestors have made their way back to The Bellagio.

(Video taken from passenger seat.)
@8NewsNow #8NN
May 23, 2020 5 tweets 7 min read
How cool is this?!

@faithlutheranlv is holding its 2020 graduation at @LVMotorSpeedway today!

Students and families will make a lap around the track and get their diplomas, while practicing social distancing. Congrats to the #Classof2020! @8NewsNow #8NN ImageImageImageImage Tonight’s ceremony is starting with speeches from the @faithlutheranlv valedictorian, salutatorian, CEO & principal.

Students tune their radios to 100.3 FM to hear from their cars and honk to clap! @8NewsNow #8NN