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Police: Bicyclist dies following fatal hit-and-run crash, suspected DUI driver arrested

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A bicyclist is dead and a suspected DUI driver is in custody following a fatal hit-and-run crash Saturday night.

It happened at approximately 6:30 p.m. on Tropicana Avenue, east of Tenaya Way.

Police say a 60-year-old bicyclist was traveling west on Tropicana in the furthest right portion of the westbound travel lanes when a Dodge Challenger, also traveling the same direction, struck the rear of the bicycle.

The bicyclist suffered substantial injuries after being ejected from the bicycle, police said.

The Challenger fled the scene and continued westbound on Tropicana Avenue at a high rate of speed. Witnesses followed the vehicle and gave police the license plate number and vehicle description.

The bicyclist was transported to UMC Trauma, but succumbed to his injuries. ... Read More

NHP investigating fatal crash on US 95 NB at Eastern

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The Nevada Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal crash on U.S. 95 northbound at Eastern.

Authorities say a man and woman were on a black sports bike when the driver lost control. Both were ejected and that's when another vehicle hit the motorcycle and the man.

The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene. The passenger on the motorcycle was taken to UMC and is expected to survive, according to the agency... Read More

Some parents urge Gov. Sisolak to ‘break up’ CCSD, want more localized school districts

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — After a week of in-person learning through CCSD’s hybrid model, a group of parents are asking Governor Sisolak to make changes in the way the school district is organized.

They say with the number of kids in the district, it is difficult to manage and bring back all the students into the classroom.

The group's goal is to have more localized school districts.

“We want him to know that we are not satisfied being among one of the worst states for education,” said Jenny Lynne Edington. “We’re not satisfied with that and we feel that if there was a smaller school district, then we would be able to solve some of the problems, and the problems would be managed better, and we would’ve been able to get the kids back full-time safely and earlier then they have been.”

Edington and several other parents have created a Facebook group called "Break Up CCSD"... Read More

North Las Vegas now accepting applications for small business grant program

NORTH LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Officials with the City of North Las Vegas are reminding small business owners impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic that the application period for the Economic Aid Supporting Establishments (EASE) grant is now open.

This fund can provide three months of commercial rent — up to $50,000. The money can be used to pay for expenses like rent, payroll and utilities.

The application window closes at 5 p.m. on March 22nd.

In order to be eligible, a business must be one of the following:

  • Restaurants & bars, pubs, wineries, distilleries, and breweries
  • Gyms, fitness studios, dance studios, martial arts studios & similar establishments
  • Gaming establishments
  • Arcades, racetracks, bowling alleys, mini golf, amusement & theme parks, and similar
  • Libraries, museums, art galleries, aquariums and zoos

Eligible businesses above must also:... Read More

Metro Police investigate homicide near Paradise, Twain

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Metro Police are currently on the scene of a homicide investigation in the 3600 block of Paradise Road, near Twain Avenue.

Police have released no other details about the investigation.

Metro Lt. Ray Spencer plans to hold a briefing later Saturday night to provide more information.

This is a developing story.... Read More

'There's hope, there's always hope': Nonprofit offers emotional support for local veterans

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The monumental stress of the pandemic has had a drastic impact on people's mental health — including the veterans in our community.

For decades, organizations across the valley have dedicated their time to supporting the emotional wellbeing of those who have served.

Operation Homefront, a nonprofit dedicated to supporting local military families, says 22 veterans die by suicide every single day. They hope by offering emotional and financial support, they can relieve some of the stress, and keep veterans in our community happy and healthy.

Mark Porter joined the U.S. Air Force in 1975, at the end of the Vietnam War.

"I have a long family history of Air Force," Porter said. "Pretty much right out of High School, my job in the Air Force was aircraft weapons systems."... Read More

Allmendinger wins Xfinity race; Gragson finishes 5th

LAS VEGAS (AP) — AJ Allmendinger raced to the first victory of his comeback season by passing Daniel Hemric on the final restart in the Xfinity Series race Saturday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Allmendinger this year agreed to his first fulltime season since 2018 in a deal with Kaulig Racing. He’s friends with team owner Matt Kaulig and has slowly been lured back into NASCAR as a favor to the team.

He was Kaulig’s “Trophy Hunter” last year in 11 races he was entered solely to win for the team. Kaulig then convinced Allmendinger to run for the Xfinity Series championship while also helping the organization move to Cup next season.

The victory was the sixth in the Xfinity Series for Allmendinger, who retired at the end of the 2018 season rather than drive for an uncompetitive team.

Allmendinger was in tears when he climbed from his winning Chevrolet... Read More