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215 Beltway near Centennial Bowl to close overnight Tuesday

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The 215 Beltway will be closed in both directions near the Centennial Bowl overnight on Tuesday, Oct. 19, according to the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT).

The planned closure, between the Sky Pointe ramp and Grand Montecito Parkway, will give crews time to pour concrete on a new bridge over the Beltway, NDOT said.

The closure will begin Tuesday at 8 p.m. and last until Wednesday at 5 a.m.

Marked detours will be in place while the Beltway is shut down, according to NDOT... Read More

Metro police looking for suspects in series of convenience store burglaries

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Metro police are asking for the public's help in identifying suspects in a series of convenience store burglaries in the Las Vegas Valley.

The burglaries began on Sept. 30. Police provide photos from surveillance video at the stores.

Three suspects enter the story, usually when there is only one employee working, according to a news release from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. While one distracts the employee, another enters the office area and steals money and other items of value.

The suspects are Black male adults in their 30s, from 5-foot-5-inches to 5-foot-9-inches.

(Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department)

Police believe they are using a newer-model black GMC Terrain with temporary license plate NX188082... Read More

News 3's Tom Hawley dies after battle with cancer

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- For years, it was the voice of New 3's Tom Hawley that guided Las Vegas drivers around traffic snarls and crashes as they commuted across the valley.

According to KSNV, Hawley, 60, passed away Friday after a battle with pancreatic cancer.

Hawley grew up in Las Vegas and was a graduate of Rancho High School. He was the first television traffic reporter in the valley when he started in 1989.

8 News Now traffic reporter Nathan Tannenbaum fondly remembers Hawley... Read More

Night court launches Oct. 19 in North Las Vegas to ease dealing with traffic tickets

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- In a step that could make a traffic ticket a much smaller burden, the North Las Vegas Municipal Court is launching the state's only night court.

The first session will be Tuesday, Oct. 19, at 5:30 p.m., and a session will run once a month for traffic offenses, according to a North Las Vegas news release. The court plans to expand the number of sessions and types of offenses heard based on demand.

“I've seen many people come into court who have had to take the day off to handle their ticket, or they bring their kids with them because they'd have to find childcare during the day,” North Las Vegas Municipal Court Chief Judge Chris Lee said.

“Many are already struggling to pay traffic fines, which makes missing work to handle their tickets an extra burden. We are providing a better option for them," he said... Read More

US will lift COVID-19 restrictions for vaccinated international travelers on Nov. 8

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The U.S. is lifting travel restrictions for fully vaccinated international travelers on Nov. 8. The White House made the announcement Friday morning.

Foreign nationals will be able to travel to the U.S. if they show proof of vaccination and a negative COVID-19 test taken within three days of travel.

“U.S. Travel has long called for the safe reopening of our borders, and we welcome the Biden administration’s announcement of a set date to welcome back vaccinated international travelers," said U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow. "The date is critically important for planning—for airlines, for travel-supported businesses, and for millions of travelers worldwide who will now advance plans to visit the United States once again."... Read More

Budding Las Vegas tech community has monthly meetups

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- You may think tech startups are only in Silicon Valley but Las Vegas has its own tech startup scene.

Southern Nevada has a budding community, with support from city leaders. Since May, the city of Las Vegas has helped create Tech Alley in the downtown Las Vegas Arts District. It's a place for local tech entrepreneurs to meet to discuss ideas and business plans.

According to the city, there are more than 1,200 startups in Las Vegas with a combined enterprise value of $4 billion this year.

Tech Alley CEO Joshua Leavitt says the monthly meet-ups could lead to some big business.

“In my mind, let’s create something where if anyone wanted to engage the tech scene. If anyone wanted to engage the startup scene or an entrepreneur eco-system, they now know where to go," he said... Read More

Foundation helps families through grief after pregnancy, infant loss

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Hundreds of local families will gather Friday evening to support each other in a "gone but not forgotten" vigil. They're honoring the babies that never got to take their first breath, after pregnancy or infant loss.

More than six months into her pregnancy, Gaby Foster and her husband found themselves racing to the hospital preparing for very early birth. She could never have imagined leaving empty-handed.

“Losing a child is not the order of life,” Foster said.

But it's a harsh reality for so many families.

Jalen never got to take his first breath but Foster said losing him so far into her pregnancy was unfathomable.

“We may have not gotten to grow up with them, but they’re our babies. They matter,” she said.

Foster said it's why she and her husband created Jalen’s Gift Foundation. They didn't want other families to feel alone during a difficult time... Read More