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Life is Beautiful Festival road closures to impact Downtown traffic

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The City of Las Vegas announced Friday the downtown road closures during the Life is Beautiful Festival which runs thru Sunday. It also noted parking lot closures as well as bus route and community shuttle information.

FESTIVAL LOAD-IN:

During this time, festival use of parking lots and street closures will limit the amount of parking in the area. Listed below are the dates when streets and lots will be closed. Please note that the street closures also include street parking closures.

ROAD CLOSURES:

Sept. 10 at 12:01 a.m. to Sept. 27 at 11:59 p.m.

Mesquite Avenue from 6th Street to 8th Street

Sept. 11 at 12:01 a.m. to Sept. 27 at 11:59 p.m.

6th Street from Stewart Avenue to Mesquite Avenue

7th Street from Stewart Avenue to Mesquite Avenue... Read More

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Las Vegas singles not happy at all when it comes to dating

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — It’s tough out there for singles, and especially singles in Las Vegas.

A new survey indicates there are 114 better places to be if you’re just looking to be happy with the dating scene.

The Top 10 cities for dating satisfaction, according to apartmentlist.com’s analysis:

  1. Atlanta
  2. Madison, Wisconsin
  3. Washington, D.C.
  4. Bloomington, Indiana
  5. New Orleans
  6. Arlington, Virginia
  7. Minneapolis
  8. Boston
  9. Pittsburgh
  10. Alexandria, Virginia

Reno puts Las Vegas to shame, coming in at No. 54. Even Henderson is better at No. 94.

Why does Las Vegas rank so low (No. 115)? Cost, for one thing. Dates are expensive with all the top-tier entertainment in town, and restaurants can be pricey, too.

Las Vegas men are less satisfied (16% satisfaction rate) than men (24%). Nationwide, that average is 25% for women and 36% for men... Read More

South Texas border agents rescue 53 immigrants from hot trailer

EL PASO, Texas (Border Patrol) — A Border Patrol dog alerted agents to 53 people hidden inside a tractor-trailer Tuesday at a checkpoint north of Laredo.

During a secondary inspection, agents found 53 undocumented immigrants from Mexico, Ecuador, Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said in a news release.

Agents said the temperature inside the trailer was 105 degrees, though none of the people inside the trailer required medical attention.

Agents arrested the driver, a U.S. citizen, and the 53 immigrants. The Border Patrol seized the vehicle.

Homeland Security Investigations is handling the case... Read More

4 killed as tour bus crashes on way to Bryce Canyon National Park

SALT LAKE CITY — A bus carrying Chinese-speaking tourists crashed as it headed to a national park in southern Utah, killing four people and critically injuring up to 15 others, authorities said Friday.

The morning wreck near Bryce Canyon National Park, known for its distinctive landscape of narrow red rock spires, left 12 to 15 people with critical injuries and 10 more with minor to serious injuries, the Utah Highway Patrol tweeted... Read More

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CCSD students participate in global climate change protest

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Some Clark County School District students joined hundreds and thousands of people across the globe who took to the streets Friday to demand that leaders tackle climate change.

With signs in hand, roughly fifteen Valley High School students walked out of their classrooms to demand action on climate change.

Samia Hufane, is a senior at Valley High School and organized the rally Friday morning; he did so knowing he may face an unexcused absence.

“We need to make sure that children younger than us, people older than us and ourselves, all will have access to a sustainable earth, ” said local student Samia Hufane.

The protest was happening during the “Global Climate Strike, ” a worldwide movement involving youth and adults calling for climate justice a few days before the United Nations’ Climate Action Summit. ... Read More

About 75 people gather at Area 51 gate, people warned, arrests made

HIKO, Nev. (AP/KLAS) — The Area 51 invasion has landed. After weeks of mystery and uncertainty, the big “Storm Area 51” extravaganza is now a go and alien enthusiasts from all over the world are making their way to Rachel and Hiko in the Nevada desert. Rachel is nearest to the once-secret military site.

About 75 people arrived early Friday at a gate at the once-secret Area 51 military base in Nevada. A man who was urinating near the gate was arrested and a woman was detained for an undisclosed reason, Lee said.

A small group took a not-so-serious run toward one of the Area 51 entrances Friday but stopped short of the gate. ... Read More

Antonio Brown is released by the Patriots

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The New England Patriots have released receiver Antonio Brown after a second woman accused him of sexual misconduct.

The team announced the move Friday in a statement emailed to reporters.

The statement said: “We appreciate the hard work of many people over the past 11 days, but we feel that it is best to move in a different direction at this time.”

Brown has been accused of rape in a lawsuit by a former trainer. He is also accused of exposing himself to a painter he had hired. He has denied the allegations.

Thanks for the opportunity appreciate @Patriots pic.twitter.com/envfHEd6N8... Read More