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2 local swimmers likely headed to Tokyo Olympics

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Erica Sullivan of the Sandpipers of Nevada Swim Team made history Wednesday night at the Olympic Team Trials in Omaha, Nebraska. Finishing second in the 1500 Meter Freestyle with a time of 15:51.18, an event that was previously not offered to women at the Olympics, Sullivan is all but guaranteed a spot on the Olympic Team.

This second place finish comes off her first National Title in the Open Water 10K race this past April at USA Swimming’s National Championships.

Sullivan, headed to the University of Texas in the fall, has deferred her college enrollment for the past two years to train with the Sandpipers in pursuit of her Olympic dream.

Initially intending to defer the 2019-20 year, COVID and a coaching change at her initial commitment, the University of Southern California, led her to stay in Las Vegas and train with the team that developed her for an additional year... Read More

Changes coming to roadwork on north end of Strip during Resorts World grand opening

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — People are excited for the grand opening of Resorts World! The road construction on the Las Vegas Strip in front of it? Not so much.

We are one week away from the long-anticipated grand opening of Resorts World. It is the first new property on the Las Vegas Strip in more than a decade. But if you have driven past it recently, it is not just the LED screens catching your eye; it is also the road construction out front.

There is a lot of work left to do, but Clark County officials say some changes are coming to accommodate next week's grand opening.

Construction crews continue work on the north end of Las Vegas Boulevard. It is hard to miss, driving down that section of the Strip.

"Cones, signs, dirt," tourist Lori Swift said.

Las Vegas local Justin Roze added, "Construction people in green. Big old trucks."... Read More

I-Team: 'Where do you begin?' Dirt on tires sparks investigators to track Lesly Palacio's accused killer to desert

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Detectives say dirt on Erick Rangel-Ibarra’s tires and hours of surveillance video led them to a specific area in the desert to search and then find the body of 22-year-old Lesly Palacio.

It turns out Rangel-Ibarra, the man wanted for her murder, led them right to it.

“I knew before seeing the video that we were investigating a homicide,” Metro police homicide Lt. Ray Spencer said.

We do not know what happened inside the Rangel home on Tipper Avenue on the east side, but we know what happened after, thanks to a neighbor’s surveillance camera pointed at the street... Read More

$5M in prizes available through 'Vax Nevada Days' vaccine incentive program

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — In an effort to increase vaccination rates in Nevada, Governor Sisolak announced the state will be awarding prizes to Nevadans who get, or who have gotten, the COVID-19 vaccine.

"Vax Nevada Days" kicks off July 8 and runs through August 26. Gov. Sisolak said $5 million in prizes will be given out over the time period.

Random drawings will be conducted, and winners will be announced each week.

Children ages 12-17 who received the vaccine will be eligible for education savings plans, state parks permits and fishing licenses. Adults 18 and older will be eligible for cash prizes.

A full prize breakdown can be found below:... Read More

NEW: 7 deaths, nearly 300 COVID-19 cases reported in Nevada

Below is the full COVID-19 report for Wednesday, June 16

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Nevada reported nearly 300 additional COVID-19 cases and seven deaths on Wednesday, according to data released today. The state's test positivity rate currently sits at 3.5%, but Clark County's has risen to 3.6%.

CASES & DEATHS & TESTING

Nevada reported 296 new COVID-19 cases, most from Clark County (241), on Tuesday. The state’s total cases are now at 328,490. Clark County has a total of 255,153. It’s important to note that the state no longer updates the dashboard on the weekend, which may be why Monday and Tuesday reports show higher case and death totals.... Read More

Brief internet outage causes worldwide disruption early Thursday

A wave of brief internet outages hit the websites and apps of dozens of financial institutions, airlines and other companies across the globe Thursday.

The Hong Kong Stock Exchange said in a post on Twitter Thursday afternoon Hong Kong time that its site was facing technical issues and that it was investigating. It said in another post 17 minutes later that its websites were back to normal.

Hong Kong's stock exchange says it was affected by technical problem as internet monitors report multiple outages. https://t.co/moqEYemuVU... Read More

New Boys Town facility will reduce waiting time for autism testing

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A local non-profit that helps save children and heal families has a new facility. Boys Town has a second behavioral health clinic spa. Most importantly, this should help reduce the waiting time for autism testing.

The organization which has been in Nevada for 30 years offers behavioral health services for kids and their families.

The new facility is in the southwest part of the valley and offers a one-stop shop for children with intellectual, emotional, and physical disabilities.

The clinic will help with autism testing, therapy, and support siblings of those with autism.

"That initial diagnosis and testing allows them to receive the services whether it's occupational therapy, physical or speech or educational services. It's a huge sense of relief. This is what my son or daughter needs to be the most successful," said John Etzell, executive director of Boys Town... Read More