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Tribute to Constitution spelled out in rocks on US 50 in Nevada

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A few miles east of Fallon, lava rocks with a message await travelers on US 50 -- the road that Life Magazine named "America's Loneliest Road" in 1986.

Among the initials, names and hearts left by others, the words are a little out of place at first. The words have been around since 1787, but not like this.

"WE THE PEOPLE …"

The Preamble to the Constitution appears on the north side of US 50 for drivers traveling west to east through a desolate stretch in Nevada. It's been there for three years now, created by 45-year-old Mike Iacovone, who traveled from his home in Washington, D.C. to make it happen in 2017.

It took him five days. He estimates it's about 500 yards long, with letters that are 4 feet tall and 2 feet wide... Read More

Gilley's Saloon fined $6K for noncompliance with state directives for COVID-19

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Two Clark County businesses were fined thousands of dollars after state officials found noncompliance with Coronavirus safety directives issued by the state.

  • Gilley's Saloon at 3300 S. Las Vegas Boulevard was fined $6,073
  • Viva El Taco Mexican Food at 6775 E. Lake Mead was fined $3,643

According to a news release from the State Department of Business and Industry, Gilley's was found in noncompliance because "Bar top was not closed as required, customers were actively consuming food and beverages at the bar." At the Viva El Taco restaurant, "Employees were wearing face coverings below the nose."

Businesses face being fined if the violation is observed during a follow-up visit and after being warned during an initial visit... Read More

Study describes COVID-19 exposure in Clark County as 'low'

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- An August study of COVID-19 exposure in Clark County suggests the levels are low.

While drawing no comparisons to data from the Southern Nevada Health District, which keeps official data on COVID-19 positive tests in Clark County, the study said a sample of 319 volunteers who took part in the study showed only 3.76% of residents have been exposed.

The study was performed by the Sunrise Health Graduate Medical Education Consortium.

More details from the study:... Read More

NEW: Nevada COVID-19 hospitalizations rise after 4-day downward trend

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — After showing a downward trend for four days, there was a rise in statewide hospitalizations on Sunday.

A lower number of tests conducted on Sept. 20 resulted in a small number of new cases in the past 24 hours.

Nevada is reporting no new deaths in the last day — and Clark County retracted one death from is previous report on Saturday. The state now has a total of 1,531 deaths, with 1,328 in Clark County.

Data released Monday notes 232 new COVID-19 cases in Nevada and 128 in Clark County.

Nevada reported a lower test day on Sunday, with 3,352 conducted statewide. The state typically reports between 8,000 and 10,000 tests a day.

Recent COVID-19 data suggests the slowing of growth rates related to new cases and hospitalizations in Nevada. Scroll to read to the full COVID-19 report for Sunday, Sept. 20.... Read More

Judge dismisses Trump campaign's lawsuit against Nevada

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit against Nevada that sought to block mail-in balloting in the 2020 general election.

Tha lawsuit brought by the campaign of President Donald Trump took aim at AB4, legislation that provided for mail-in balloting. The lawsuit named Nevada Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske.

I’m pleased to see a federal court judge has dismissed a lawsuit seeking to block AB4, a measure passed to expand options for Nevadans and provide for safe, fair & accessible elections during the pandemic. Well done and congrats to AG @AaronDFordNV & your entire team!... Read More

UPDATE: Police investigate motel shooting west of Las Vegas Strip

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Police are investigating a deadly shooting Monday at a motel west of the Las Vegas Strip.

According to Metro Police, the shooting happened just before 10 a.m. at the Motel 6 located in the 5000 block of Dean Martin Drive, south of Russell Road, near Oquendo Road.

Officers were responding to the motel to investigate reports of shots fired and when they arrived at the scene, they found a man dead from a gunshot wound on an upstairs balcony.

Metro Lt. Ray Spencer said two men were seen running from the scene. One of them has been detained by police and they are looking for the other man.

He said the victim arrived at the motel in a Black Dodge Magnum

"When he arrives at the motel, he walks upstairs to the actual room and at that point there's a confrontation between the deceased and somebody inside the room," said Lt. Ray Spencer. "Why he showed up at the motel is what we're trying to figure out."... Read More

PHOTOS: Raider Nation gears up for first home game in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The Las Vegas Raiders home opener is Monday night against the New Orleans Saints, and fans couldn't be more ready for football in Vegas!

This is the first time Vegas' football team -- yes, that's right, Vegas has a football team -- will play at their new, $2 billion home.

The Raiders will not play in front of fans at Allegiant Stadium this season, a decision the organization made in August due to COVID-19 concerns.

But, that's not stopping fans from celebrating at home and at local valley bars!... Read More