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Minor killed in northwest Las Vegas crash

LAS VEGAS, NV (KLAS) – Metro police are investigating a fatal crash involving a minor in the northwest part of the valley.

The call came over shortly before 12:30 p.m at the intersection of W. Tropical Pkwy and Centennial Center Blvd for a vehicle accident.

Police say that the boy was crossing Centennial Center Blvd eastbound against a do-not-walk pedestrian signal.

According to police, a 2020 Ford Fusion was traveling northbound in the left of two northbound travel lanes when he struck the pedestrian who was attempting to cross in front of him. The front of the car struck the kid, projecting him forward and onto the roadway.

The pedestrian sustained mortal injuries and was transported to University Medical Center where he died from his injuries. No other injuries were reported.

The driver of the Ford remained at the scene and cooperated with the investigation... Read More

Politics Now: 9/25/2021

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- This week on Politics Now with David Charns: ... Read More

  • Former Senator Dean Heller has hopped in the Republican side of the Gubernatorial race. His policies on COVID-19, abortion, election changes, and former President Trump.
  • So far two men are running for Clark County Sheriff, former Metro Undersheriff Kevin McMahill, and former Assistant Sheriff and Assemblyman Tom Roberts. We talk about what policies they would change, oversight of use-of-force, and why they think they are the best candidates.
  • A government shutdown is once again looming. How Democrats are hoping to use budget reconciliation to stop it, and what the heck budget reconciliation is.

Dreamsickle Kids Foundation annual charity walk at the Pearson Community Center

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Dreamsickle Kids Foundation, the first Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) organization in Nevada, is hosting their fourth annual charity walk, in-person at the Pearson Community Center and online on Sept. 25.

The event took place online and in-person at the Pearson Community Center located at 1625 W. Carey Avenue.

The event hopes to raise awareness about SCD and fundraise to provide support for individuals impacted by this rare disease in Nevada. SCD is a genetic red blood cell disorder that affects approximately 70,000 to 100,000 Americans... Read More

Middle schooler revamps school bathrooms, hoping to start positive social media trend after controversial one vandalized school property

LAS VEGAS, NV (KLAS) – A new positive trend is taking over our valley schools, in hopes to reverse the vandalism done by a controversial challenge spreading on social media.

"We can stop this trend so we can do better for our schools because if they lock the bathrooms how are we going to use it during the day? How are girls going to be able to do what they have to do?" Alexis Higgins, an 11-year-old student said.

A middle schooler and her friends are making up for the damage that was done by others at the girls' bathroom at Anthony Saville Middle School with a new trend called "Angelic Yields," which sets to revamp the bathrooms.

"Because the bad is happening and the good isn't happening anytime soon," Higgins added... Read More

Indigenous People's Market and Festival features arts, crafts, and traditional dancing

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The Indigenous People's Market and Festival was held on Saturday, Sept. 25. from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Old Las Vegas Fort State Park on 500 E. Washington Avenue.

In honor of Public Lands Day, admission was free.

There were over 20 Native American artists and crafters, and several dance groups sharing traditional Native American, Aztec and Hawaiian dances... Read More

Retired Nevada Guard general and ex-Reid aide, dead at 64

Las Vegas (KLAS) – Retired Nevada Army National Guard major general Robert Herbert passed away suddenly Friday, according to the Nevada Army National Guard.

Herbert was 64. The guard's announcement of his death didn't specify how he died.

In a statement, Saturday, the Nevada National Guard, calls Herbert one of the most influential soldiers in advancing policy and initiatives in the Nevada Army and Air Guard over the course of the past 30 years. "Maj. Gen. Herbert was an exceptional soldier, long-time advocate for the Nevada National Guard, and dear," major general Ondra Berry, Nevada adjutant general said. "It's not an exaggeration to say he was the most influential solider in advancing Nevada Army and Air Nationa Guard police and initiatives over the course of the past three decades."... Read More

2 killed in crash on Red Rock Scenic Loop, area closed during investigation

Las Vegas (KLAS) – Metro police are investigating a fatal crash that has killed two people on the Red Rock Scenic Loop Drive in the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

According to police, at Red Rock Loop Mile Marker 9, a passerby reported a 3-wheel vehicle, possibly a Slingshot, that had gone off the road and was on fire.

The two occupants died on the scene.

We just received word that the scenic drive will be closed the remainder of the day and will reopen tomorrow (9/26).

— Red Rock Canyon LV (@RedRockCynLV) September 25, 2021

Around 11:32 a.m. Red Rock Canyon posted on social media that the Scenic Loop Drive is closed for the rest of the day and will reopen tomorrow... Read More