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Motorcyclist not wearing helmet dies in central Las Vegas crash

LAS VEGAS (KLAS)-- A 23-year-old man was killed early Sunday morning in a crash on Oakey Boulevard, west of Rancho Drive, which caused that intersection to be closed for several hours.

The motorcycle collided with a parked SUV around 12:30 a.m., police said.

The motorcycle was traveling on Oakey Boulevard, just west of Cahlan Drive, when it veered right and crashed into an unoccupied 2002 Ford Expedition.

The motorcyclist, who was on a 2014 Yamaha XVS950 and not wearing a helmet, was ejected onto the roadway, police said.

The motorcyclist died on the scene. The Clark County Coroner will release his identity.

The crash remains under investigation.

This is the 8th traffic-related fatality in Metro’s jurisdiction since the beginning of 2022. ... Read More

Vegetation fire breaks out at Wetlands Park

LAS VEGAS (KLAS)-- Firefighters battled a fire at the Wetlands Park Saturday afternoon.

Crews were called to the Wetlands Park near Boulder Highway and Russell Road around 2:10 p.m. for a vegetation fire, according to the Clark County Fire Department,

No injuries were reported.

One small animal died in the fire.

County fire dispatched six engines, one truck, two rescues, a water tender, one assistant chief, and three battalion chiefs.

The cause of the fire has not yet been determined... Read More

Drive-thru testing site opens at Fiesta Henderson

LAS VEGAS (KLAS)-- COVID testing has been a challenge for many in the valley battling long lines and waiting for hours. Now, another location opened that may help ease the demand.

The New COVID-19 testing site arrived to Fiesta Henderson Hotel and Casino, located at 777 W. Lake Mead Parkway.

The site will operate five days a week, from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday through Wednesday.

"This was great, actually, and I love that they have things set up in a way where they are just pushing people through so there's not a whole terrible wait time," Taran Ignacio said.

New drive-thru COVID-19 testing sites to open at Texas Station, Fiesta Henderson

Many have to test due to the surge of omicron at their work. ... Read More

Las Vegas teen hopes to make difference by creating support group

LAS VEGAS (KLAS)-- A 13-year-old Las Vegas teen wishes to make a difference by creating a peer support network called Brooklynn's Therapeutic Help.

The goal is to provide an outlet for teens to talk about issues they may be facing at home, school, or in their personal lives.

"If they need support with anything or support talking to a friend or if they need help solving an argument with a friend or if they just want to tell me about their day, I'd be open to that," said Brooklynn.

Having an online forum gives teens another option to talk if they don't feel comfortable expressing themselves in person, the 13-year-old said.

The idea to create the website came from Brooklynn's own experiences last year. ... Read More

Las Vegas teachers react to $2,000 bonus for full-time employees

LAS VEGAS (KLAS)-- Local teachers react to COVID retention bonuses approved during the Clark County School District Board of Trustees meeting Thursday.

The agreement gives all full-time employees employed as of January 1, 2022, a bonus of $1,000.

CCSD will pay an additional $1,000 bonus to employees employed full-time on May 25, 2022, for a total of $2,000.

CCSD trustees approve $2,000 bonus for full-time employees

Some teachers said the money would help cover the rising costs of bills during this pandemic... Read More

Celine Dion cancels her North American tour over health issues

LAS VEGAS (KLAS)-- Celine Dion announced on Twitter Saturday morning that she was canceling the remaining shows of her North American tour as she recovers from a recent health issue.

"I was really hoping I'd be good to go by now, but I suppose I just have to be more patient and follow the regimen my doctors are prescribing," Dion said in a statement.

She posted on her Twitter page that her upcoming dates starting March 9 in Denver and closing April 22 in Washington D.C have been pulled from the schedule. This includes stops in Salt Lake City, Portland, San Francisco, San Diego, Sacramento, Los Angeles, and Pittsburgh, as well as other U.S. and Canadian cities... Read More

Man on life support in North Las Vegas crash; impairment, speed, factors

LAS VEGAS (KLAS)-- Police are investigating a serious crash that left one driver on life support Friday night in North Las Vegas.

Police responded to a car crash near East Cheyenne and Civic Center shortly after 11:30 p.m.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a red Ford Mustang convertible was traveling westbound on Cheyenne when they attempted to make a left turn into a shopping plaza, police said.

As the Mustang turned left, it failed to yield to a silver Ford Fusion traveling eastbound on Cheyenne.

The Fusion was traveling at a high rate of speed. When both vehicles crashed, the driver and passenger of the Mustang were ejected, police said.

Credit: North Las Vegas Police

The injured involved in the crash were taken to UMC. The driver, believed to be a male in his 50's, of the Mustang was placed on life support. ... Read More