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CDC issues holiday guidance urging masks, vaccinations

LAS VEGAS (KLAS)--The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued new guidance for the upcoming holiday season Friday.

"Holiday traditions are important for families and children. There are several ways to enjoy holiday traditions and protect your health. Because many generations tend to gather to celebrate holidays, the best way to minimize COVID-19 risk and keep your family and friends safer is to get vaccinated if you’re eligible," the CDC noted in new guidance issued Friday.

In the guidance, which mirrored much of what Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases said about Halloween, the best way to safely celebrate is by being vaccinated against the coronavirus. ... Read More

POLITICS NOW: 10/16/2021

This week on Politics Now with host John Langeler: ... Read More

  • Governor Steve Sisolak addresses Raider's coach Jon Gruden resigning after offensive emails are released
  • Las Vegas Mayor candidate Kara Jenkins talks to us about why she is running
  • Fundraising is already fast and furious in the Nevada Senate race for Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto's seat
  • Legal pot sales top $1 Billion, how much of it is going to schools
  • NV State Superintendent of schools Jhone Ebert addresses dealing with "learning loss" from the pandemic
  • Efforts to fix supply issues across the country in time to get those holiday presents out the door

LIVE: Police investigate a two-car crash

LAS VEGAS (KLAS)-- Metro police are investigating a crash on Rainbow Blvd Sunday afternoon.

Police responded to a vehicle collision between a Lexus SUV and a red sedan, shortly before 1 p.m., near S Rainbow Blvd & W Russell Rd.

Both drivers were transported to an area hospital where they are being treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

All directions of S Rainbow Blvd & W Russell Rd are closed for the investigation is currently closed.

Police advise drivers to stay away from the area.

#FASTALERT 2:53 PM, Oct 17 2021
Update: Crash SB Rainbow Blvd At Russell Rd
Intersection closed in all directions. Avoid area.
Use other routes... Read More

Infant, man critically hurt following crash on Boulder Highway

LAS VEGAS (KLAS)-- Metro police are investigating a critical crash involving an infant Saturday night.

Police responded to a call shortly after 8 p.m. to the intersection of Boulder Highway and Twain Avenue for a crash involving a vehicle and a pedestrian.

Police said that a man and woman, one of which was pushing a baby stroller occupied by a one-year-old infant, attempting to cross Boulder Highway when they were struck by a 2018 Newmar Bay Star Sport recreational vehicle and a 2017 Kia Optima.

The driver of the Kia failed to stop for the pedestrians who were crossing and collided with the stroller and one of the adults. The stroller overturned and ejected the infant onto the roadway. The male, 19, while lying on the road, was then struck by the Recreational Vehicle.

Police say the trio crossing Boulder Highway near Twain Avenue was in a marked crosswalk. ... Read More

Raiders and Broncos hope to end 2-game skids Sunday

DENVER (AP) — Denver Broncos star linebacker Von Miller still sees the Las Vegas Raiders as Jon Gruden's team even after their rival's iconic coach resigned in disgrace.

While acknowledging “how they call the game will definitely change because they have a new play caller,” Miller insisted, “what they do is what they do.”

“They’re not going to come out here and be an option team. They’re not just going to come out here and change their whole identity because Gruden’s gone," Miller argued. “They’re still going to do some of the things that they do well. We just don’t know when they will do it.

“To be honest, that’s really every week that we go out there," Miller added. "We really don’t know what the other team is going to present.”... Read More

Police investigating a serious crash involving a motorcyclist

LAS VEGAS (KLAS)--Metro police are investigating a serious crash Saturday evening.

The crash which involves a motorcycle and a vehicle, took place at South Decatur Boulevard & Nevso Drive, shortly before 8:00 p.m.

The motorcyclist was transported to a local hospital with critical injuries.

Traffic at Flamingo and Decatur is currently shut down.

This is a developing story, check back for updates.... Read More

Hundreds join in Walk to End Alzheimer's at Las Vegas Ballpark

LAS VEGAS (KLAS)-- More than 1100 people filled the Las Vegas Ballpark Saturday morning for the annual Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's.

The walk was hosted in person, with health and safety guidelines in place to ensure participants, staff, and volunteers remained safe.

The event raised close to $200,000 dollars which went towards care, support, and research.

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, six million Americans are living with the disease.

From 2000 to 2019, deaths from Alzheimer’s increased 145%... Read More