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FAA documents swap 'McCarran' for 'Harry Reid,' showing potential step forward for airport name change

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — We may be one step closer to renaming McCarran International Airport.

Some Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) flight maps and documents are now labeled with "Harry Reid International Airport." The new name, approved by Clark County commissioners in a unanimous vote earlier this year, is in honor of the long-time U.S. Senator from Nevada. But signs at the airport still say "McCarran."

The name change is not 100% official yet, despite the FAA documents already switching to the new name. In a statement, an airport spokesperson said, "The airport has not received formal notification from the FAA's Airports District Office with regard to its findings on the proposed name change."

But for those who support naming the airport after former Sen. Harry Reid, this is an exciting development... Read More

Driver dies following dump truck crash on I-11, near Arizona state line

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — One person is dead following a crash on I-11 Wednesday night.

It happened near the Arizona state line at Mile Marker 2.

Officials say a dump truck carrying asphalt was driving in the area. A witness told authorities it was driving at a high rate of speed when it approached a roundabout.

#FatalCrash I-11 at MM2 .
Commercial vehicle crash. Avoid the area and expect delays. #SlowDown #DriveSafe #LiveAreOnTheLine #NhpSocomm pic.twitter.com/oc69tTlc2Q... Read More

Heat wave brings more visitors to Death Valley

DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (KLAS) — If you think it is hot here in Las Vegas, it is even hotter in Death Valley.

It was 125 degrees Wednesday afternoon.

Believe it or not, the Death Valley heat is quite the tourist attraction for visitors from around the world, but with international travel restrictions still in place, there are less visitors.

Abby Wines from Death Valley National Park describes the heat as literally “walking into an oven.”

"Somewhere in the 120s I personally feel like I have this weird effect when I go outside that my forehead goes numb. That only happens when its 123 and hotter,” said Wines. “When you go from the air conditioning into the heat, it is just encompassing. You can’t ignore it like a hot warm glove pushing down on you.”

If you are planning to visit Death Valley, stay on the main road and wrap up your hike or sightseeing walks by 10 a.m... Read More

I-Team: Newly obtained video shows deadly shooting on Las Vegas Strip

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Video obtained by the I-Team shows the moments a man opened fire on the Las Vegas Strip. One person did not survive, two others were injured.

It happened in April and now the case against the alleged shooter is moving forward in court.

Witnesses say this started with a confrontation over a bathroom stall. It escalated quickly, and this is detailed throughout different videos.

There are many surveillance cameras on the Las Vegas Strip, and, of course, people recording with their cell phones.

The I-Team obtained eight videos presented to the grand jury showing how the shooting all unfolded in the early morning hours of April 25.

Malik Frost

Malik Frost is seen with a woman identified as his girlfriend, who is seen stumbling... Read More

Congress approves bill to make Juneteenth a federal holiday

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States will soon have a new federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the nation.

The House voted 415-14 Wednesday to make Juneteenth, or June 19th, the 12th federal holiday. The bill now goes to President Joe Biden’s desk, and he is expected to sign it into law.

Juneteenth commemorates the day the last enslaved African Americans learned they were free. Confederate soldiers surrendered in April 1865, but word didn’t reach the last enslaved Black people until June 19, when Union soldiers brought the news of freedom to Galveston, Texas. That was also about 2 1/2 years after the Emancipation Proclamation freed slaves in the Southern states.

It’s the first new federal holiday since Martin Luther King Jr. Day was created in 1983... Read More

Freeway Service Patrol calls double as extreme heat settles into Las Vegas valley

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — If you are worried about your car in this heat, you are not alone. The extreme temperatures can take a toll on our cars and the Freeway Service Patrol is noticing more people having problems.

We all see the Freeway Service Patrol trucks out on our local freeways helping stranded drivers. When the heat turns up that means these guys are working extra hard.

On hot days like we are experiencing, the Freeway Service Patrol says calls for service roughly double.

One driver can respond up to 15 calls a shift. There are 9 drivers each shift.

From blown out tires to overheating engines, driver James Cooper says the extreme heat takes a toll on our cars.

He says there are some things people should be considering when driving around in these temperatures.

“Make sure you have a full tank of gas, keep your double check your coolant, and your air in your tires,” said Cooper... Read More

Man indicted in death of 85-year-old Henderson woman

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A Clark County grand jury indicted a 27-year-old man on a murder charge Wednesday in the death of an 85-year-old Henderson woman.

Demetrius Walker, a.k.a. "Pharoah," has been in the Clark County Detention Center since his arrest on April 28. He faces the following charges in connection with a string of April 21 break-ins and an attack on Mary Lacella, who died a week after a home invasion robbery:

  • Two counts of residential burglary
  • Fraudulent use of a credit or debit card
  • Possession of a stolen credit or debit card
  • Two counts of burglary of a motor vehicle
  • Home invasion
  • Attempted robbery of a victim 60 years or older
  • Murder of a victim 60 years or older

Walker is accused of repeatedly punching Lacella during a home invasion... Read More