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Bennett, Barkov lift Panthers over Golden Knights 4-1

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP)Sam Bennett scored two goals to lift the Florida Panthers over the Vegas Golden Knights 4-1 on Thursday night.

Aleksander Barkov scored his 200th NHL goal and 500th NHL point, and had an assist, and Mason Marchment had an empty-net goal. Spencer Knight made 24 saves for the Panthers, who improved to 22-3-0 at home.

”Those are the milestones you’re going to think about after the season, after the career,” Barkov said. ”I’m happy to get it out of the way. We (held) our game together and played a really tight game. If we gave them anything, (Knight) was there.”

Zach Whitecloud had the lone goal for Vegas, which had a three-game point streak come to an end. Robin Lehner stopped 28 shots.

”I thought we did a good job of generating opportunities,” Whitecloud said. ”They do a good job of having you in your own end and making you defend. We had some good looks, they just didn’t go in.”... Read More

I-15 southbound exit to Speedway Boulevard will have overnight closures starting Sunday

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The southbound Interstate 15 offramp to Speedway Boulevard in North Las Vegas will be closed for three nights next week as crews work on a storm drain project.

Motorists will not be able to exit to Speedway Boulevard from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. beginning Sunday, Jan. 30, and ending the morning of Wednesday, Feb. 2, according to a Friday news release from the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT). Drivers are advised to take Exit 58 to Las Vegas Boulevard to get to the area for these three nights.

The closure is needed while the City of North Las Vegas installs a new 78-inch storm drain. Paving repairs will follow the construction of the drain.

Follow @nevadadotvegas on Twitter for traffic and project updates in Southern Nevada, and @nevadadot on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram for updates from across the state... Read More

Nevada man charged with making threatening phone calls to state election worker

(The Hill) - A Nevada man has been arrested and charged with making threatening phone calls to a state election worker.

According to a Department of Justice (DOJ) press release, the FBI arrested Gjergi Luke Juncaj of Las Vegas, Nev., on Wednesday after he allegedly made four threatening phone calls to an employee in the Elections Division of the Nevada Secretary of State’s Office on Jan. 7.

“I want to thank you for such a great job you all did on stealing the election,” Juncaj said in the calls, the employee told authorities... Read More

Healthy Habits for 2022: Moving your body, even slightly, can add years to your life

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Whether you want to be functional or extra fit, Aaron Alexander who is a movement coach encourages many to move around to keep their bodies and minds in shape. He adds that even the smallest actions can make a big difference.

"The term for small movements throughout the day is a fancy term. It's called neat non-exercise activity thermogenesis and very fancy. And what that is is all the little fidgets and kind of wiggles and twists and turns, and you get up and walk and get some coffee and, you know, take a walk on your cell phone as you're talking to somebody," Alexander said.

Alexander also says the more N.E.A.T. or small movements one makes throughout the day, the more calories can be burned while giving the body and joints an easy workout. However, for avid exercisers who often max out moves, he says it's important to set boundaries for pain. ... Read More

Clouds move in to start the weekend

Great sunshine to start our last Friday of January, but there are some high cirrus clouds off to the south, ready to slide our way as the day goes on. Those are just the leading edge of a system off the coast of So Cal that will keep bringing more clouds tonight into Saturday. But the temps will be on the mild side to finish the month before chilly north winds arrive to welcome February next week. It's all in Sherry's most accurate #WeatherNOW forecast... Read More

Recent killings in Los Angeles and New York spark anger, raise risk for homeless people

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Three random killings — a woman pushed in front of a train, another punched at a bus stop and a third stabbed to death while working alone in a store, all allegedly committed by homeless men — have reignited anger, fear and frustration with the intractable issue of homelessness in New York and Los Angeles.

Advocates fear public outrage about the crimes has left a vulnerable population even more endangered.

Heidi Marston, executive director of the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, called the killings tragedies. But she said it’s important not to blame the entire homeless community for the violence or conflate the homelessness epidemic with the attacks... Read More

Pittsburgh bridge collapses hours before Biden visit about infrastructure

PITTSBURGH, Pa. (WTAJ) --A four-lane bridge collapsed in Pittsburgh, prompting rescuers to rappel nearly 150 feet while others formed a human chain to help rescue multiple people from a dangling bus.

The collapse comes just hours before President Joe Biden was set to arrive in Pittsburgh to push his $1.2 trillion infrastructure plan and efforts to strengthen supply chains in America. ... Read More