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Avoid DMV on Monday after holiday as wait times expected to soar

LAS VEGAS (KLAS)-- The Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles is warning drivers with its annual reminder about "Black Monday."

According to a Nevada DMV spokesperson, the Monday after Thanksgiving is traditionally the department’s busiest day of the year.

DMV offices were closed four days from Thanksgiving Day, November 28 through Sunday, December 1.

The agency is asking walk-in customers to use online services or kiosks this coming Monday or to delay visiting an office until later in the week.

The agency has 41 self-service kiosks at supermarkets, other partner locations, and DMV offices across the state.

Kiosks can process and print a registration renewal certificate and decal on the spot. AAA offers vehicle registration and handicapped placard services at five locations as well... Read More

Police search for 32-year-old man who went missing in North Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (KLAS)-- North Las Vegas police are searching for a missing 32-year-old man who was last seen on Thursday, Nov. 25th.

According to police, Christopher Anderson was last seen at about 4:00 pm near his residence located on the 3000 block of Honeysuckle Avenue in North Las Vegas.

Anderson is described as a Black male, about 5ft 5in tall, and about 140lbs. He has black hair and brown eyes. He was last wearing a grey sweater and black jogger pants.

Anderson is non-verbal, schizophrenic, and suffers from a diminished mental capacity in which he operates at an age level of less than a teenager. He does not have access to his medication. 

All hospitals are asked to check their registries for the missing person and notify the police immediately

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Anderson is asked to contact the North Las Vegas Police Department immediately at 702-633-9111... Read More

Motorcyclist critically injured following crash, near Charleston, Durango

LAS VEGAS (KLAS)-- Metro police are investigating a serious crash involving a motorcyclist Saturday.

Police responded to a multiple-vehicle crash shortly after 2 p.m near Charleston Blvd. and Durango Drive.

Police say the driver of a Dodge was trying to make a left turn when it collided with the driver of a Kawasaki Ninja. The impact forced the Dodge to rotate clockwise and crash into a Kia Sorento who was stopped at the entrance to the Chevron gas station.

The motorcyclist, a 29-year-old male, was transported to UMC Trauma by EMS, where he remains in serious condition. The driver, a 61-year-old female, of the Dodge sustained minor injuries. The driver, a 65-year-old female, of the Kia did not sustain any injuries from the collision

Charleston between Heavenly Hills and Durango was shut down for hours but it has since reopened. ... Read More

'Just know I will be okay, Nathan will be okay': Vigil held to remember UNLV student who died after boxing match

LAS VEGAS (KLAS)-- Family and friends gathered Saturday night to honor Nathan Valencia, the UNLV student who died following a fraternity boxing match.

A candlelight vigil was held at the University Of Nevada in remembrance of Valencia Saturday night,

“Just know I will be okay and Nathan will be okay,” said Lacey Foster, Nathan’s girlfriend.

A vigil is about to start for UNLV student Nathan Valencia who died last week after participating in a charity boxing match for a fraternity. Today would have been his 21st birthday. @8NewsNow #8NN pic.twitter.com/IWNy9OSYMB... Read More

Small Business Saturday: Time when people encouraged to shop local

LAS VEGAS (KLAS)-- Shoppers Saturday explored locally owned businesses along Henderson's Water Street during Shop Small Henderson, considered by some store owners as the busiest day of the year.

The event was one of several held in Nevada in connection with the national shopping holiday known as Small Business Saturday.

Business leaders in Henderson say events like this are essential because the area doesn't get much attention.

"We're hoping to get past the pandemic feel of everything and bring life back to downtown," said Stephanie Rose, president of City Lights Art Gallery. "I'd love to see people walking up and down the street all hours of the day and night, and right now, we don't have that."

Rose says the pandemic hit those local businesses hard, and they're working to survive. ... Read More

Traffic Alert: Major backup on Interstate 15 Saturday

LAS VEGAS (KLAS)-- Visitors leaving Las Vegas Saturday afternoon are dealing with heavy traffic on the Nevada/California State Line on Interstate 15 near Primm.

#FASTALERT 2:00 PM, Nov 27 2021
Travel Alert:
I-15 Southbound To Nevada/California State Line,
19 Mile Backup. Prepare for major delays.

— RTC Southern Nevada (@RTCSNV) November 27, 2021

The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada has issued a travel alert warning following a 19-mile backup on Interstate 15 heading south.

The backup is normal for drivers who travel between Nevada and California.

As of 6 p.m, RTC says it is a 10-mile backup. ... Read More

Driver killed in single-car crash that splits car into 2 pieces, Metro police say

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- One person is dead after a high-speed single-vehicle crash late Friday in the east valley that split the vehicle into two parts, according to Metro police.

Metro police report the driver of a burgundy 2006 Chrysler 300 was southbound on Hollywood Boulevard when the vehicle spun and hit a large utility support pole at Turtle Hill Road, just south of Stewart Avenue.

The driver was pronounced dead at the scene.

The crash happened at about 11:50 p.m. Friday, according to police.

The driver lost control and the car began to rotate counterclockwise as it slid to the southeast, crossing the northbound lanes of Hollywood.

The driver's death marks the 131st traffic-related fatality in the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department's jurisdiction for the year 2021.

The collision remains under investigation... Read More