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Las Vegas woman sent to prison for running over salon manager

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A Las Vegas woman who fatally ran over a nail salon manager after failing to pay a $35 manicure bill was sentenced to prison on Friday.

Krystal Whipple initially pleaded guilty to second-degree murder after admitting she killed Nhu Nguyen outside Crystal Nails and Spa in Las Vegas in December 2018.

A judge sentenced Whipple to 10 to 25 years in prison for the murder.

Her guilty plea allowed her to avoid trial for charges of felony murder, burglary, robbery and a stolen vehicle.

Investigators said the 23-year-old tried to pay her bill with a fake credit card. Whipple had told Nguyen she was just going to her car to get some cash, police said at the time.

Instead, she hopped in her black Chevrolet Camaro and began driving away. Nguyen chased her, jumped in front of the car and Whipple accelerated, striking the beautician and running her over, police said.

Cops later said the black Chevrolet Camaro was stolen from a rental company.

Whipple fled Nevada and was eventually arrested in Phoenix, Arizona.

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Body believed to missing Kentucky man found in Grand Canyon

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The National Park Service recovered a body in the Grand Canyon believed to be that of a missing Kentucky man.

Along with the body, park personnel found a motorcycle on Wednesday below the South Kaibab Trailhead.

Officials believe the man to be 40-year-old John Pennington, who was reported missing last week.

Pennington was last seen on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, possibly riding a yellow motorcycle, NPS has said.

The National Park Service and the Coconino County Medical Examiner are investigating the death.

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Woman shot while dining outside Il Pastaio in Beverly Hills

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Woman shot while dining outside Il Pastaio in Beverly Hills

A woman was shot during an armed robbery outside a popular Beverly Hills Italian restaurant on Thursday afternoon, according to reports.

The victim was dining outside celebrity hotspot Il Pastaio restaurant when a trio of suspects targeted her companion’s $500,000 Richard Mille watch, TMZ reported.

A shooter opened fire, hitting the woman in the leg. The crooks fled with the man’s watch, the report said.

The gunshot victim was taken to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries, the Los Angeles Times reported.

A witness told the outlet that about three to four shots were fired. The gunfire sent other diners scrambling for cover.

The suspects fled and no arrests were immediately reported.

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Connecticut restaurants will soon reopen at 100% capacity

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Connecticut restaurants will soon reopen at 100% capacity

Connecticut will lift all coronavirus-related capacity limits on restaurants and other businesses in two weeks, Gov. Ned Lamont announced Thursday.

The Nutmeg State is joining several others that have recently eased lockdown restrictions.

“I think Connecticut has earned it,” the Democratic governor said.

Starting on March 19, Connecticut’s retail stores, houses of worship, gyms, hair salons and other spaces will all be allowed to operate at 100 percent capacity.

Other changes include sports being allowed to resume, with indoor stadiums reopening at 10 percent capacity starting April 2.

Additionally, the state’s rule for incoming travelers, which included a 10-day quarantine, will now be an advisory rather than mandatory.

“You know it’s been tough and people have been frustrated,” Lamont said. “A lot of our businesses really suffered, and people took a hit… So I’ll tell ya. It feels pretty good.”

“It feels good that we’re able to do this.”

Some restrictions remain, including on eateries, which will still have to close their dining rooms at 11 p.m. and seat no more than eight people per table.

Bars that don’t serve food will not be allowed to reopen. Movie theaters and performing arts venues will still be limited to 50 percent capacity. Gatherings at private homes will be capped at 25 people indoors and 100 outdoors.

The state will also maintain some key measures, such as its mask mandate and social distancing rules.

The Republican governors of Texas and Mississippi recently announced they were doing away with their mask mandates.

Lamon said that “this is not Texas, this is not Mississippi. This is Connecticut.”

“We are maintaining the masks.”

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