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Raiders focus on defense, offensive lines in NFL draft

After being picked apart by opposing offences last season and having dismantled an expensive offensive line at the start of free agency, the Las Vegas Raiders went into the draft with some distinct needs.

Even having an offensive-minded coach such as Jon Gruden who is always looking for more options for his vast playbook couldn’t send the Raiders in a different direction in the draft.

Las Vegas finished the three days of selections taking only defensive players and offensive linemen, marking the first time in franchise history that the Raiders picked no offensive skilled players.

General manager Mike Mayock said Gruden kept asking about taking a quarterback or receiver at various points in the draft but the Raiders stuck to their strategy... Read More

UPDATE: Pedestrian struck, killed by bus; intersection at Sahara, Eastern closed to traffic

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The intersection of Sahara and Eastern avenues is closed to traffic due to a fatal crash involving a bus and a pedestrian.

According to Metro police, a pedestrian was struck by a small bus. The pedestrian was transported o Sunrise Hospital's trauma unit but later pronounced dead.

Motorists should avoid the area and find an alternate route... Read More

In Your Neighborhood: Exploring the diversity, growth of Chinatown

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Neighborhoods across the Las Vegas valley all have their own unique blend of people, businesses and experiences.

During the month of May, Good Day Las Vegas will feature a different neighborhood each week. This week, it's Chinatown which is located along the Spring Mountain Road corridor and is jammed with Asian shops and restaurants.

As Chinatown shakes off the pandemic closures, it is also dealing with the same struggles seen across the valley.

There are two major pieces of new development in Chinatown; one is the Shanghai Plaza that opened in Jan. 2020. When it opened, it was an avenue for new investment to get a foothold into Las Vegas' Chinatown. It also brought more established Asian brands with international appeal to the neighborhood, adding to what has been along Spring Mountain Road for decades... Read More

Metro police say #ParkHereICan in social post on 'May the 4th'

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- An accident with no injuries on Tuesday morning gave Metro police an opportunity to get into the Star Wars spirit with a "May the 4th" post on Facebook.

Using the hashtags #ParkHereICan #Tow4Two #FeelTheForce, the LVMPD Traffic Bureau sent out a photo of a car on its side near and another car overturned behind it. An iron fence next to the street was damaged... Read More

Man dies following multi-vehicle crash Sunday near Twain, Jones

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A 75-year-old man has died following a multi-vehicle crash Sunday morning.

It happened at the intersection of Twain Avenue and Duneville Street just after 9 a.m.

The intersection is controlled with stop signs on Duneville street requiring northbound and southbound vehicles to stop, and yield to vehicles traveling eastbound and westbound Twain Avenue, police noted in a news release.

Police say a BMW was traveling east on Twain approaching the intersection with Duneville Street from the left lane.

A Toyota Echo was also traveling east on Twain from the right lane, a short distance behind the BMW.

A Toyota Scion XD was traveling south on Duneville Street entering the intersection at Twain Avenue without stopping for the posted stop sign. ... Read More

May the lighter winds be with us

If you're a Star Wars fan this May 4th, I bet you'd like to see those winds move to a galaxy far, far away! LOL. And they have… for now. We'll have light northerly breezes today and also some warmer temps. A lot of valley neighborhoods will get closer to 90 degrees this afternoon and even warmer the next couple of days. But another system will arrive to fight the warm-up for us and will bring breezy winds back to do battle the heat. Sherry's most accurate #WeatherNOW forecast says the payoff will be a very pleasant Mother's Day... Read More

Las Vegas chapel offers 'Star Wars' themed weddings

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Couples who are Star Wars fans can take their love of the franchise all the way to the chapel.

The Little Vegas Chapel is is offering "Star Wars" themed weddings for May 4 which has become synonymous with May the Fourth be with you.

They even have a "Yoda One For Me" wedding package and "Star Wars" themed music. The vows even have a line "til death star do us part."

"We're known for stress-free weddings and that's what we want to provide to couples. We have had a lot of fun reactions for the Star Wars wedding and some have booked it," said Chrissy Jimeno who is the venue manager at Little Vegas Chapel.

The chapel is located near Charleston and Las Vegas boulevards... Read More