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New traffic signal at Ft. Apache, Patrick

LAS VEGAS (KLAS)-- A new traffic signal is coming to the southwest part of the valley Thursday.

County Commissioner Justin Jones will turn on a new traffic signal at 6 a.m. Thursday at the intersection of Ft. Apache Road and Patrick Lane.

“This neighborhood has seen significant growth over the years, with many businesses and hundreds of homes in the immediate area,” Commissioner Jones said. “This new traffic signal makes it safer for everyone who travels through this intersection every day.”

On an average day, about 30,000 vehicles pass through this intersection... Read More

Police seek person of interest in connection with death of housekeeper at Bally’s

LAS VEGAS (KLAS)-- Metro police release video of the person of interest in connection with the death of a housekeeper at Bally’s Las Vegas Hotel and Casino.

Metro police say on Sunday, Nov. 28, 2021, at approximately 5:55 p.m., police received a call stating a housekeeper had been found unresponsive inside a hotel room located in the 3600 block of South Las Vegas Boulevard.

Security advised the housekeeper was having a medical issue and was transported to Sunrise Hospital, where she later died.

The Clark County Coroner’s Office on Tuesday identified the woman as 61-year-old Basilisa Smith.

Security at the property told police that they did not see anything suspicious.

New information revealed Tuesday led Metro police to reexamine the incident as a possible homicide. ... Read More

Las Vegas ranked the 9th best large college city in the nation

LAS VEGAS (KLAS)--  Students attending college in Las Vegas can rest assured they made a good choice at least in terms of the best largest college city in the country that is according to WalletHub.

WalletHub, the personal-finance website ranked Las Vegas as the 9th best in the nation for large college cities, in its report annual report on best & worst college towns & cities in America.

The report is to help college-bound high school seniors determine their future home for the next several years. ... Read More

CCSD: Jara is still employed as superintendent

LAS VEGAS (KLAS)-- The Clark County School District says Superintendent Dr. Jesus Jara is still employed, after being fired by the CCSD School Board of Trustees in late October.

Jara's last day was to be Dec. 1st, but the Trustees threw out their vote to terminate his contract in mid-November.

Back then Jara responed to the board's new decision, expressing a desire to find a way to work things through with the board.

"Given the concerns that I have previously expressed, we intend to work with the Board and its legal counsel to determine if there is a pathway that would allow me to continue as Superintendent"

In the brief statement on late Wednesday, CCSD made reference to Jara's Nov. 19th statement but said nothing more about what's next for the Superintendent. ... Read More

UNLV suspends Kappa Sigma fraternity chapter, pending review of student death at boxing match

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) --- The University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) announced Wednesday that it has placed the local chapter of the Kappa Sigma fraternity on an interim suspension, effective immediately and, pending the outcome of a review into the fraternity’s Nov. 19 “Fight Night” charity boxing event.

UNLV student Nathan Valencia and his parents. (Photo credit: Valencia family)

The decision from UNLV comes a week after the death of 20-year-old UNLV student Nathan Tyler Valencia, who was participant in the charity event. Valencia died days after on Nov. 23 from the head injuries he sustained at the charity fundraiser that was held at the Sahara Event Center. ... Read More

I-Team: No permits or licenses issued by Clark County for fraternity boxing match that turned deadly

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The I-Team has learned that Clark County issued no permits or licenses for a fraternity boxing match that turned deadly.

The I-Team was the first to report the incident involving, 20-year-old Nathan Valencia, a UNLV student, who participated in the fraternity boxing match for charity, on Nov. 19.

Valencia collapsed after the fight and died four days later.

His parents say there was a lack of oversight at the match.

The I-Team is working to find out more about how the event was planned.

However, UNLV leaders have not agreed to interviews with the I-Team. ... Read More

I-Team : Inmate caught with shank repeatedly before alleged prison murder

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- An inmate who is accused of stabbing another inmate to death with a shank has been caught with the same type of weapon repeatedly before, according to the Nevada Attorney General’s office. 

“This case he killed his cell inmate, stabbed him 96 times,” said Chief Deputy Attorney General Michael Kovac at a proceeding in Clark County District Court Wednesday. 

33-year-old, Andrew Hilford, was indicted for Murder with Use of a Deadly Weapon. 

He is already serving a life sentence with eligibility for parole after 20 years due to a 2008 murder conviction.  Prosecutors allege that Hilford killed inmate, 21-year-old Isaiah Sharp, on March 14 at High Desert State Prison... Read More