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‘Burger 51’ promises out-of-this-world entertainment at new drive-in theater

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Extraterrestrial entertainment — that’s what customers can expect at a brand-new drive-in movie theater called “Burger 51.” It recently opened on the northwest side of town, near US 95 & Decatur.

Burger 51 is a different kind of drive-in theater. It’s a sci-fi and horror movie heaven, that promises an out of this world experience. It’s a scary-good time at Burger 51, filled with films, food and fun for families.

“It kind of takes you back to the old 50s and 60s with the drive-ins and stuff, so we love it,” said Nicholas Garcia.

“My favorite part has to be the movies, because there are so many and they’re short and scary,” added Garcia’s son, Nicholas Jr... Read More

Game On! Vegas: Big League trainer Barry Weinberg

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – Major League Baseball trainer Barry Weinberg spoke with Chris Maathuis, Sports Director at 8 News Now on Game On! Vegas. He has an extensive career as one of the top trainers in the Big Leagues.

Weinberg was a minor league trainer for the Pittsburgh Pirates system from 1974-1978 then was assistant trainer of the New York Yankees from 1979-1981. He then was head trainer for the Oakland Athletics from 1982-1997. He worked the 1987 All-Star Game and 1993 All-Star Game. He then followed Tony Larussa to the St. Louis Cardinals and has been head trainer with them for 13 years (through 2010). He worked the 2005 All-Star Game and 2009 All-Star Game on the National League side... Read More

Las Vegas Lights cancel Saturday night’s game due to positive COVID-19 case

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — In a Tweet Saturday night, the Las Vegas Lights FC announced the team had canceled its Saturday night game against San Diego Loyal SC, due to a positive COVID-19 case.

The team announced that a “covered individual scheduled to be in tonight’s match tested positive for COVID-19.” The positive test came about during a regularly-scheduled test.

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— Las Vegas Lights FC (@lvlightsfc) August 9, 2020

The game will be rescheduled at a later date... Read More

‘Operation Homefront’ helps military families stock up on school supplies

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The upcoming school year is almost here, and one nonprofit is making sure military families are taken care of. 

Local military families were lined up, ready to receive backpacks filled with school supplies. Operation Homefront says this year’s drive is especially important.

Five hundred backpacks were given out to military families like the Gierucki’s. With two kids in school this year, Creech Air Force Base staff Sergeant Joshua Gierucki says it’s taking a weight off his shoulders. ... Read More

Tuch scores in OT, Knights beat Avs 4-3 for top seed

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Alex Tuch scored 4:44 into overtime, Jonathan Marchessault had two goals and the Vegas Golden Knights beat the Colorado Avalanche 4-3 on Saturday to earn the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference.

The Golden Knights will face Chicago in the first round of the playoffs. The second-seeded Avs take on Arizona.

Tuch scored the winner on a shot over the shoulder of Avalanche goaltender Philipp Grubauer. The Avalanche tied the game with 1:02 left in regulation when J.T. Compher poked in the puck.

Marchessault scored in the second period and again early in the third when he was pulled down by Avalanche defenseman Ryan Graves on a breakaway. Awarded a penalty shot, Marchessault beat Grubauer to the glove side.

Nicolas Roy also scored for the Golden Knights, who finished 3-0 in the playoff seeding round between the top four teams. Colorado wound up 2-0-1... Read More

UPDATE: I-15 NB reopens south of St. George following semi crash

ST. GEORGE, Utah (KLAS) — I-15 has now reopened following a semi crash Saturday morning. According to St. George News, the crash created a “fireball” with a semi trailer hanging off a gorge bridge.

This all happened in the Virgin River Gorge area. Traffic was diverted onto Route 91 throughout most of the day Saturday... Read More

Pres. Trump orders more unemployment pay, a payroll tax deferral

BEDMINSTER, N.J. (AP) — Seizing the power of his podium and his pen, President Donald Trump on Saturday moved to bypass the nation’s elected lawmakers as he claimed the authority to defer payroll taxes and extend an expired unemployment benefit after negotiations with Congress on a new coronavirus rescue package collapsed.

At his private country club in Bedminster, New Jersey, Trump signed four executive orders to act where Congress hasn’t, contending Washington’s gridlock had compelled him to act as the pandemic undermined the country’s economy and imperiled his November reelection hopes... Read More