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Top Las Vegas news: Governor calls for investigation after legal observers arrested at protest; more

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By Hoodline - Published on June 15, 2020.

Here's what you need to know about what's happening in Las Vegas.

Report: Police cited problems with motel-turned-apartments 3 years before fatal fire

Three years before a fire killed six people at the Alpine Apartments, a Las Vegas police captain and his officers worked hard to close the former downtown motel as a chronic nuisance, city records show. But despite more than 150 police calls for service in that time, city officials opposed the move, according to a Las Vegas Review-Journal investigation. 

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Hiker hospitalized after fall at Cliff Shadows Open Desert Park

Firefighters responded Sunday to rescue a hiker who was injured after falling on a mountain, the Las Vegas Fire Department said.

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Governor calls for investigation into arrests of legal observers at protest on the Strip

Gov. Steve Sisolak on Sunday called for an investigation into the arrests of several legal observers at a protest against police brutality this weekend on the Strip. At least seven attorneys and law students who documented interactions with police and demonstrators were taken to jail late Saturday.

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Kids, parents march against police brutality at North Las Vegas park

More than 100 children and their parents marched together against racism and police brutality Sunday at  Craig Ranch Regional Park.

Read the full story on Las Vegas Review-Journal.


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