Latest from AM 720 KDWN

Trump Chastises NATO Leaders; Promises Crackdown On Leaks

President Donald Trump on Thursday chastised NATO leaders for not paying their fair share to protect the alliance, complaining in front of them that the defense burden the United States has shouldered for many years is “not fair” to its taxpayers. Trump also did not explicitly affirm that an attack on any member of the…

Congressional Candidate Assaults Reporter

Montana Congressional candidate Greg Gianforte is being charged with misdemeanor assault after a reporter said the Republican ``body-slammed him'' Wednesday, the day before the polls close in the nationally watched special election. The Gallatin County Sheriff's department made the announcement in a press statement late Wednesday. Ben Jacobs, a reporter for The Guardian, called police…

2 Barricade Situations Underway

Police are dealing with 2 barricade situations this morning. The first, is going on in the east part of town. Las vegas Metro Police say they were called to a home near St. Louis and Eastern Avenues around 6 this morning. There have been no injuries reported but this remains an active situation. Traffic restrictions…

Considering Raising The NV Minimum Wage

Nevada's Republican governor says he is considering raising minimum wages for the first time in seven years amid ongoing negotiations with Democratic legislative leaders. Gov. Brian Sandoval told reporters on Wednesday that he wants legislators to rethink Nevada's overtime laws if the state is going to raise wages. In Nevada, most employers must pay a…

Man Admits He Set Fires At Trump Las Vegas Hotel

A 28-year-old tourist from Colorado has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge after he became the second person in less than a month to be accused of starting a fire at the Trump International Hotel in Las Vegas. Jacob Matthew Dezsi’s court-appointed lawyer, Alexander Hubert, said a felony arson charge was dismissed after Dezsi pleaded…

McCarran Passenger Traffic Up In April, To Highest Level Ever

Las Vegas officials say McCarran International Airport saw its highest passenger volume ever for the month of April this year. Data released Tuesday by the Clark County Department of Aviation show more than 4 million people flew in and out of the airport last month. That’s nearly 4% more than in April 2016. Both years…

NASCAR 2018 Schedule Includes 2nd Las Vegas Race

NASCAR announced several changes to its 2018 schedule Tuesday, including new tracks for the final 11 races of the season. Indianapolis Motor Speedway will become the 26th race of the Cup season and the final chance to set next year’s playoff field. The race will be run Sept. 9 and not be part of the…

Arrests Made In Connection With Manchester Bombing

British security forces raided an apartment building Wednesday in central Manchester as they investigated a network of people allegedly behind the city’s concert bombing. Hundreds of soldiers were sent to secure key sites across the country, including Buckingham Palace and Parliament. Home Secretary Amber Rudd said the bomber, Salman Abedi, “likely” did not act alone…

Keeping Vegas Safe

Las Vegas Metro Police are beefing up security as we approach the Memorial Day holiday weekend and after images of Vegas showed up on a credible Islamic State propaganda video. The 44-minute long video also features other landmarks around the country, and calls for "lone-wolf" terrorist attacks. The footage of Las Vegas is believed to…

Homicide Under Investigation

A shooting last night at Eastern and St. Louis Avenues left one man dead. When police arrived on scene they found the male victim. He had been shot multiple times. Las Vegas Metro Homicide detectives are investigating.