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NFL announces dates for 2022 draft in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The NFL Draft is headed to Las Vegas next year and Monday the dates were officially released. The 2022 draft will take place from April 28 - 30, according to CBSsports.com... Read More

UPDATE: Ramp from I-15 to eastbound Sahara reopens after morning closure

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Crews have reopened the flyover ramp from southbound I-15 to eastbound Sahara Avenue.

The ramp was closed due to damage on Monday morning.

#FASTALERT 6:45 AM, May 03 2021
I-15 SB Sahara EB off ramp CLOSED
Until further notice
Use other routes

— RTC Southern Nevada (@RTCSNV) May 3, 2021

There is no word yet on what caused the damage.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.... Read More

Police looking for driver following deadly hit-and-run crash near Flamingo, Spencer

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Las Vegas police are looking for the driver involved in a fatal hit-and-run crash early Monday morning.

It happened just after 1 a.m. on Flamingo Road and Burnham Avenue, near Spencer Street.

A 60-year-old man was crossing Flamingo Road inside a marked crosswalk when he was hit by a Mercedes-Benz, police say. The driver involved in the collision failed to stop and fled the scene.

A motorist approached the unresponsive pedestrian lying in the road and contacted police.

The pedestrian, from Oceanside, Calif., was transported to the hospital, but died shortly after arriving.

Officials reported earlier in the morning that they believe the vehicle is possibly white with front end and windshield damage... Read More

Police: Man dies after shooting in North Las Vegas

NORTH LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A man is dead following a shooting late Saturday night in North Las Vegas.

Just before 11 p.m., officers responded to an apartment complex located at the 4200 block of North Commerce Street, near the intersection with Craig Road, after receiving multiple calls about a shooting.

North Las Vegas police officers tried to locate a scene in the apartment complex. They received more calls about a "rolling gun battle" near Commerce and Craig, and later located a vehicle that crashed into the center median in the 100 block of Craig Road.

Authorities found a man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds a short distance from the vehicle.

The victim, believed to be in his 20s, was transported to the hospital, but later succumbed to his injuries.

North Las Vegas police do not believe this was a random act of violence. No suspect or arrest information is available at this time... Read More

Local restaurants see spike in business as capacity limit increases

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — It was a big day for Southern Nevada. On Saturday, businesses officially expanded to 80% capacity.

This change applied to casinos, restaurants, retail stores and gyms, to name a few.

Social distancing requirements have also dropped from six to three feet, though some businesses will choose to keep that the same.

Restaurants were booming across the valley Saturday as more people headed out to enjoy themselves safely.

We spoke to workers and guests at Parkway Tavern about the recent change.

"We've been hoping and praying and waiting for this day to come for a long time now so get to 80% is awesome,” said Jaimesen Mapes with Parkway Tavern. “You know we're excited to have any increase that we can, it's great for business to be able to allow more people.

“I am fully happy to be out here and I’m fully vaccinated, so I have no concerns at all,” said local Jon Hemer... Read More

UPDATE: Power restored after major outages in North Las Vegas

UPDATE: Power was restored at 9:55 P.M.

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NORTH LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — More than 10,000 people were without power Saturday night due to a series of outages in North Las Vegas.

NV Energy reported 10,581 customers without power as of 9:30 p.m. Saturday evening, according to their outage map.

NV Energy is also reporting that the outage was caused by a Mylar balloon. The location of the outage is traced back to a substation near Centennial Parkway and the 215 Beltway.

While estimates have changed throughout the night, NV Energy is currently expecting power to be restored before midnight... Read More

5K raises money in honor of Metro Lt. Erik Lloyd

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A Metro Police officer who lost his life to COVID-19 was honored Saturday for his work helping others.

Lieutenant Erik Lloyd is one of nearly 300 police officers across the country to die of COVID-19 since the pandemic began.

He was the president of the Injured Police Officers Fund — a non-profit that raises money for families of officers hurt or killed in the line of duty.

On Saturday, they hosted the “Heroes Live Forever 5k Walk” at Police Memorial Park.

"We just wanted to host this event and get people out and honor our heroes our everyday heroes as well as the ones that have lost their lives," said Chelsea Stuenkel — President of the IPOF.

Money raised will help benefit the Injured Police Officers Fund... Read More