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Mental health facility for teens opens in SW valley

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Throughout the pandemic, there has been a spotlight on mental health and the importance of seeking help if you need it.

The Centers for Disease Control recently reported that in 2020, mental health-related hospital visits increased 31% for all teens ages 12-17.

Now, a new teen treatment facility is hoping to change that statistic.

The CDC says throughout the pandemic, hospital visits for suicide attempts began to increase, especially for girls 12-17, going up nearly 51%.

Now Bright Way Behavioral Health is offering a wide range of therapies, to help our teens locally.

The mental health facility is now open in the southwest valley, near Buffalo Drive and Robindale Road.

Teens ages 13-18 live at the co-ed residence, typically staying for three to six months.

These teens are offered specialized, intensive treatment for serious mental health or substance abuse disorders... Read More

GAME 4: Montreal opens the scoring late in 2nd period, Vegas trails 1-0 heading into 3rd

This is a thread that will be updated throughout the game.

PREGAME: Robin Lehner gets the start for the Vegas Golden Knights. Carey Price in net for the Montreal Canadiens.

FIRST PERIOD: No goals scored. Shots on goal: Knights 4, Canadiens 11.

SECOND PERIOD: Breakaway goal scored by Canadien's Paul Byron. Assisted by Nick Suzuki. KNIGHTS 0, CANADIENS 1.

Montreal Canadiens right wing Brendan Gallagher (11) vies for the puck with Vegas Golden Knights defenseman Alex Pietrangelo (7) during the third period in Game 1 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup semifinal playoff series Monday, June 14, 2021, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

****Pregame story****... Read More

Golden Knights GM self-isolating after positive COVID test

MONTREAL (AP) — Vegas Golden Knights general manager Kelly McCrimmon has been placed in self-isolation after testing positive for COVID-19.

The Golden Knights provided no other updates except to say McCrimmon is following NHL and local health protocols.

The test result was revealed hours before the Golden Knights were set to play the Canadiens in Game 4 of their Stanley Cup playoff semifinals at Montreal. The Canadiens lead the series 2-1.

The 60-year-old McCrimmon traveled with the team to Montreal, and became the second person involved in the series to test positive. Canadiens interim coach Dominique Ducharme is self-isolating and will miss his second game since testing positive on Friday... Read More

The STRAT to light up with fireworks show, patriotic tower on July 4th

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The Fourth of July is right around the corner and The STRAT is ready for a patriotic celebration that includes a fireworks show!

The Las Vegas Strip resort will be the highest fireworks launch site for the big show on July 4.

The STRAT tower will also light up in red, white and blue.

The fireworks show will begin at 11 p.m. and the tower will illuminate around dusk.

Nieve Malandra will also perform live at Remix Lounge from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Click here to learn more about the Strip's 4th of July celebration.... Read More

The CROWN Act: New legislation in Nevada prohibits race-based hair discrimination

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Hair-based discrimination is now illegal in Nevada.

Governor Steve Sisolak signed The "CROWN Act" into law this month. It stands for creating a respectful and open world for natural hair.

Hair is a form of expression, identity, and a connection to heritage, especially in the Black community.

"For me, hair is an accessory... you should be able to wear it the way you want," said Yindra Dixon, managing director of Blackbox Consulting Group.

For many Black women, there is a shared experience growing up. Those include memories of straighten, naturally coily, and curly hair through the use of chemicals or heat -- often times in order to fit a European beauty standard... Read More

Politics Now: 6/20/21

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Nevada is putting up some big money to entice residents to get their COVID-19 shots. In this episode of Politics Now with host John Langeler, we break down who is eligible for prizes, plus how much is up for grabs.

Officials are hoping to get pot lounges up and running soon. The head of the Nevada Cannabis Compliance Board explains what regulations need to still be written and gives us a look at the state of the industry right now.

A new Nevada law is giving college athletes the ability to make money using their own likeness. We'll hear more, plus testimony to Congress accusing the NCAA of abusive behavior.

Watch those stories and more in this episode of Politics Now.... Read More

Canadiens' coach symptom-free; hopes to return in days

MONTREAL (AP) — Canadiens interim coach Dominique Ducharme says he remains symptom-free two days after testing positive for COVID-19.

Ducharme hopes to be back behind bench during Montreal’s Stanley Cup semifinals series against Vegas.

Ducharme spoke from an undisclosed location during a 12-minute video conference call with reporters, his first comments since entering mandatory isolation. He says he is fully vaccinated for the coronavirus and will clear the two-week waiting period following his second shot on Wednesday.

It's unclear whether he'll be able to return at that point. Game 4 is Sunday night, followed by Game 5 at Vegas on Tuesday... Read More