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Man charged in stabbing death of woman at Motel 6 on Tropicana

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A 43-year-old man faces a murder charge in a woman's death last week at the Motel 6 on Tropicana Avenue, just east of the Las Vegas Strip.

Evanda Maurice Jones was arrested Monday at the Plaza Hotel in downtown Las Vegas and charged in the stabbing death of Malisa Mays, a woman he said he met on Thursday, May 6, according to an arrest report. She was killed after an argument over marijuana the next day.

Details from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department arrest report describe a suspect who was bouncing around between cheap hotel rooms, sometimes getting kicked out and sometimes rooming with a friend for a day or two, selling marijuana on the side.

A couple who saw Jones and Mays fighting outside their room said the woman screamed and the man repeatedly punched her and pulled her hair. After witnessing the altercation, the couple saw "a large amount" of blood where the woman had been... Read More

UPDATE: Critical injury crash closes westbound Tropicana at Decatur

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Police have closed the westbound lanes of Tropicana Avenue at Decatur Boulevard due to a crash that happened around 1:25 p.m. on Thursday.

LVMPD is investigating the collision that involved at least two vehicles. A female has been transported to UMC Trauma in critical condition.

Traffic is being diverted in the area. This is a developing story. Please check back for update... Read More

Nevada Supreme Court rejects Democrats' arguments, axes $107 million in payroll taxes

CARSON CITY — The Nevada Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that Democratic state lawmakers were wrong to continue a payroll tax without a two-thirds majority approval.

The controversy over the Modified Business Tax has lingered for two years since Republicans challenged a move by Democrats to continue the tax, which should have expired in 2019. Instead of sunsetting the tax, Democrats continued it, arguing the money was needed for education.

The ruling means $107 million in payroll taxes will have to be refunded to employers.

The state Supreme Court cited “plain language of the supermajority provision” in the law, ruling on the side of Republican James A. Settelmeyer and seven other members of the Nevada Senate, along with a dozen companies and corporations listed as plaintiffs.

The unanimous ruling rejected arguments by Democrats... Read More

Gov. Sisolak says Nevada will follow latest recommendations from CDC on mask-wearing

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Governor Sisolak says Nevada will follow the latest recommendations on masking from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Earlier today, in a major step toward returning to pre-pandemic life, the CDC eased mask-wearing guidance for fully vaccinated people, allowing them to stop wearing masks outdoors in crowds and in most indoor settings.

"I strongly urge all Nevadans who have not yet taken advantage of the COVID-19 vaccine to do so as soon as possible," said Gov. Sisolak in a Twitter post on social media... Read More

CDC announces fully vaccinated people can largely ditch masks indoors

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a major step toward returning to pre-pandemic life, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention eased mask-wearing guidance for fully vaccinated people on Thursday, allowing them to stop wearing masks outdoors in crowds and in most indoor settings.

“Today is a great day for America,” President Joe Biden said during a Rose Garden address heralding the new guidance.

The new guidance still calls for wearing masks in crowded indoor settings like buses, planes, hospitals, prisons and homeless shelters, but will help clear the way for reopening workplaces, schools, and other venues — even removing the need for masks or social distancing for those who are fully vaccinated.

“We have all longed for this moment -- when we can get back to some sense of normalcy,” said Dr. Rochelle Walensky, the director of the CDC... Read More

Police, firefighters urge people to be aware of leaving children, pets alone in cars

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Las Vegas Fire & Rescue responds to more than 300 lock-in calls a year. That means either a person or animal is locked in a vehicle which can be a dangerous situation especially as temperatures get warmed.

In 90 degree weather, the temperature inside a car can quickly rise to 140 degrees! This can be DEADLY for a child or a pet. Call 911 if you see a child or pet in a car unattended. If they are unresponsive, consider taking immediate lifesaving measures. @LasVegasFD pic.twitter.com/PpzYjpJzfA... Read More

UNLV begins series of in-person graduation ceremonies

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- It was a special day for thousands of UNLV graduates. The university held it's first in-person ceremony since the pandemic.

"I am super stoked. I am so excited. I’ve been waiting for this day. It’s been three years coming. I’m just really excited," said graduating student Rhiannon Brusch.

UNLV will hold a series of commencements over the next two days at the Sam Boyd Stadium... Read More