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LIVE: President Trump delivers commencement address at ‘Hope for Prisoners’ graduation

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — ‘Hope for Prisoners’ graduates will receive a certificate and a handshake from President Donald J. Trump on Thursday, Feb. 20 at the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department headquarters.

Jon Ponder, Hope for Prisoners CEO and Founder will welcome guests and graduation ‘Hopefuls’.

Trump has recognized Jon Ponder nationally for the organization’s effort to positively reintegrate formerly incarcerated people.

“We are very honored the President of the United States is recognizing the hard-work of formerly incarcerated men and women here in the state of Nevada who are making their transition back into our community,” said Jon Ponder... Read More

USC offering free tuition to families making under $80,000, no longer considering home equity for aid

CALIFORNIA (KTLA) — The University of Southern California announced Thursday that it will be eliminating tuition for students whose families have an annual income of $80,000 or less and will no longer be considering homeownership when calculating students’ financial aid.

The changes will begin with first-year students entering USC in the fall of 2020 and the spring of 2021 and will be “phased in with each new entering class,” according to a USC news release.

“We’re opening the door wider to make a USC education possible for talented students from all walks of life,” the university’s president Carol Folt said in a written statement.

Each eligible undergraduate student will get up to $45,000 more in financial aid, according to the university’s website... Read More

Paraglider caught in power lines, rescued

CALIFORNIA (CBS) — A paraglider needed to be rescued after getting caught in power lines in Yuba County, California on Wednesday. First responders said the man was trying to land at a nearby airport during a training exercise when he crashed. Power had to be cut for several hours before crews got the paraglider down... Read More

Man, 77, fights off person trying to rob him at ATM

SOUTH WALES (CBS) — South Wales Police released a surveillance video of an elderly man fighting off a person who tried to rob him at the ATM. The suspect demanded cash and bank cards, according to police. Officers said the 77-year-old is OK but was “shocked & shaky after the incident.”... Read More

President Trump’s visit to impact traffic at T-Mobile Arena

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Fans heading to the Vegas Golden Knights game on Thursday, Feb. 20 are encouraged to arrive at T-Mobile Arena early, as road closures and traffic delays are expected related to President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence’s visit to Las Vegas.

I-15 northbound will be closed from 215 interchanges through the US 95 interchange
from 6:30 p.m. to around 7:15 p.m.

T-Mobile Arena doors will open at 5 p.m. ahead of the 7 p.m. game against Tampa Bay Lightning.

Travel advisory

Read below for travel information for tomorrow's game#VegasBorn https://t.co/BraJq4Ovpm... Read More

Grab some outdoor time today

Another beautifully mild day in southern Nevada with highs in the normal range of mid-60s again this afternoon. Expect even warmer temps tomorrow before a cooler Pacific storm rolls into the desert this weekend with valley rain and mountain snow. Sherry’s most accurate #WeatherNOW forecast has the timing of the rain and snow and totals expected with this storm. See if you can salvage any sunshine before heading back to work next week... Read More

NASCAR events begin Thursday ahead of Pennzoil 400

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Events get underway Thursday for NASCAR weekend in Las Vegas. The gates open Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

There are numerous events once the gates open at 2 p.m.

  • 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. – Drivers’ autograph session
  • 7 p.m. – Super Late Models feature race
  • 7:45 p.m. – Star Nursery 150 driver introductions
  • 8 p.m. – Star Nursery 150 ARCA Menards Series West Race

You can use this link for more event information and to buy tickets.

On Friday, there is a full schedule of events starting at 10 a.m. There will also be Pennzoil 400 practices and the truck race series followed by the Xfinity Series Saturday and the Pennzoil 400 on Sunday... Read More