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'The Loop' construction complete at Las Vegas Convention Center; Tesla vehicles to transport convention attendees underground

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — If you have been to an event at the Las Vegas Convention Center you know there is a lot of walking involved.  

For a few years now the LVCVA, along with Elon Musk's "The Boring Company," have been building an underground tunnel known as “The Loop” to help with transportation.  

From the tunnels, to the lights, to the electric cars, the new underground loop at the convention center screams las vegas. 

“Pretty big day for us, pretty big day for Las Vegas,” said Steve Hill, LVCVA CEO. “We have contracted with The Boring Company to operate this system.” 

Hill says for years they were looking for transportation solutions. 

The Loop construction started in 2019 underneath the convention center campus. It was built by Elon Musk's The Boring Company and Teslas will be used to transport people.  ... Read More

Metro officer shot on duty 10 months ago has returned to Las Vegas home

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Shay Mikalonis is back.

Back in the community he swore to defend.

Back in the valley were his family is prepared to help him recover after he was shot while doing his job.

It's been 10 months since the Metro officer was critically injured after a protest on the Las Vegas Strip.

Shay's stepfather, Patrick Neville, says Shay is back home, and now able to talk.

After the shooting, doctors weren't sure if he would ever speak again, so the developments are welcome news for his family and friends.

Shay has been home for a few weeks after staying at a Denver medical facility that specializes in spinal cord injuries.

His family says he is still paralyzed and using a ventilator... Read More

NEW: COVID-19 cases highest in a month; 18% fully vaccinated

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Nevada reported its highest number of new COVID-19 cases in about a month in data released Friday. Most of the state's cases 637 new cases came from Clark County, which had 554.

The statewide count is the highest since March 11, when 858 cases were reported.

Nevada’s total cases are now at 306,952. Clark County has a total of 237,037.

Coronavirus vaccine data, updated every other weekday by the state’s health department, shows more than 18% of Nevada’s population is now vaccinated, a number that should grow rapidly over the next few weeks.

Also, Nevada's COVID-19 test positivity increased from 4.7% to 4.8%. Nevada's test positivity rate still remains under the recommended WHO goal of 5%, but continued to climb for the fifth consecutive day... Read More

Boeing warns of possible electrical issue in some 737 MAX airplanes, telling airlines to address 'prior to further operations'

CHICAGO (NewsNation Now) — Three of America's largest airlines have grounded more than 60 Boeing 737 MAX airplanes on Friday.

The Chicago-based airplane manufacturer told 16 customers to look at a possible electrical issue in a group of before "further operations."

"The recommendation is being made to allow for verification that a sufficient ground path exists for a component of the electrical power system," Boeing said in a statement Friday morning.

The company said it's working with the Federal Aviation Administration on the production issues. ... Read More

DJs for PJs kicks off 'PJs in Perpetuity' for 3 local charities

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Since DJs for PJs started 20 years ago, it has donated more than 100,000 pajamas to children and now the charity has a major announcement.

Instead of giving to just one organization, it will now broaden its efforts to three and on a permanent basis.

The group has started what it calls "PJs in Perpetuity" and it will donate pajamas to Child Haven, SafeNest and St. Jude's Ranch for Children every year going forward. Each organization will receive 150 pairs of pajamas.

Founder Darcy Neighbors told Good Morning Las Vegas that she got the idea in 2003 following a visit to Child Haven and seeing children who were housed there due to abuse and neglect. She said it touched her heart and she wanted to do something for them. It became a class project with Leadership Las Vegas and then just took off in the community... Read More

Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth II, dies at 99

LONDON (NewsNation Now) — Prince Philip, the irascible and tough-minded husband of Queen Elizabeth II who spent more than seven decades supporting his wife in a role that both defined and constricted his life, has died, Buckingham Palace said Friday. He was 99.

His life spanned nearly a century of European history, starting with his birth as a member of the Greek royal family and ending as Britain’s longest serving consort during a turbulent reign in which the thousand-year-old monarchy was forced to reinvent itself for the 21st century.

World reacts to Prince Philip’s death

Philip spent a month in hospital earlier this year before being released on March 16 to return to Windsor Castle... Read More

Golden Nugget Las Vegas hosting job fair April 14

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Golden Nugget Las Vegas is hiring for the summer. Positions include lifeguards, security, front desk and bussers.

The job fair is in person on April 14 and will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the hotel's Carson Tower Convention Level.

You must apply online beforehand here. Golden Nugget says some positions may require a valid driver's license and/or pre-employment background check. They also recommend candidates:

  • Come dressed in business attire
  • Have resume copies on-hand
  • Bring proper government ID

If you'd like to work for Landry's Inc., they note employees will be working in a "fun environment," as well as receive medical and dental benefits. Additional positions include: ... Read More