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Golden Knights' Fleury laughs off flub, looks forward to Game 4

MONTREAL (AP) — Marc-Andre Fleury was so upbeat, the Vegas goalie laughed off a question about his costly late-game flub.

The Golden Knights might be well-served to do the same after finding themselves in the all too familiar position of facing adversity during a postseason run in which they’ve now trailed in all three series.

“It’s part of the game, having to talk to you guys and being reminded of my screwups, right?” Fleury said with an audible giggle in referring to the media on Saturday, some 12 hours after a 3-2 overtime loss to the Montreal Canadiens. “Obviously, I wish things were different. But it is what it is, and got to put it behind and get ready for our next game.”

Game 4 of this Stanley Cup semifinal is Sunday night at Montreal, with Vegas down 2-1 after losing two straight... Read More

Juneteenth: A look at the history behind the now federal holiday

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Juneteenth, now a federal holiday, commemorates the end of slavery in the United States.

On June 19, 1865, the last of the African American slaves in Galveston, Texas, were finally told they were free, about two and a half years after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation.

"This was the official declaration that permanently ended racialized chattel slavery in the United States," said Tyler Parry, an assistant professor of African Studies at UNLV.

Parry says that back in the 1860s, news traveled slowly, and slave owners tried to hide the information for as long as possible.

The UNLV professor believes Juneteenth was often overlooked in the last century and a half because of the ongoing racial division around the nation.

"My theory is not a lot of people heard of Juneteenth because Black voices have never really been centered in America," he said... Read More

Half-dozen cyclists in critical condition after driver strikes group participating in bike event

(NEXSTAR) – Several cyclists in Arizona were critically injured on Saturday morning after a driver struck a group of bikers participating in a "Bike the Bluff" event in the city of Show Low.

The suspect, described as a 35-year-old white male, attempted to flee the scene in his black Ford Super Duty truck. He was shot by police about a mile away from the scene, behind an Ace Hardware location... Read More

Homicide investigation underway after man found dead in roadway

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A homicide investigation is underway after a man was found dead in a roadway late Friday night in the central Las Vegas valley.

Police say an officer discovered the body around 10 p.m. in the 1400 block of Gragson Avenue, near Las Vegas Boulevard North and Washington Avenue.

"The victim was laying in the roadway and suffering from blunt force trauma," police stated in a news release.

Police believe the victim was attacked by an unidentified man with a blunt object. Detectives have not identified a motive and the suspect has not been located.

The identification of the victim, as well as the cause and manner of death will be released by the Clark County Coroner’s Office... Read More

Motorcyclist dies, passenger suffers injuries in east Las Vegas valley crash

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A motorcyclist is dead after striking a curb and hitting a canal in the east Las Vegas valley early Saturday morning.

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department says it happened just after 6 a.m. at the intersection of East Harmon Avenue and Jimmy Durante Boulevard.

The motorcycle and their passenger were traveling east on Harmon, approaching Jimmy Durante Boulevard, at a high rate of speed when the operator didn't slow down and continued straight through the intersection.

Police say the motorcycle then struck a curb on the east side of the intersection, traveled through a chain-link fence and across a drainage canal.

The motorcyclist struck the east embankment of the canal and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The passenger was ejected and came to rest in the desert area east of the canal, according to police. She was transported to the hospital with major injuries... Read More

'We love our sweet, good boy and will miss him always': Champ, beloved Biden family dog, dies

WASHINGTON (KLAS) -- President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden announced Saturday that their "beloved German Shepherd, Champ" has died.

The 13-year-old Biden family dog passed away peacefully at home, according to a joint statement from the president and first lady... Read More

NLVFD: 8 cats, 2 dogs die in overnight fire caused by fireworks

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (KLAS) -- Eight cats and two dogs are dead following a structure fire caused by fireworks early Saturday morning in North Las Vegas.

Around 4:30 a.m., North Las Vegas firefighters responded to a fire in the 1300 block of Carey Avenue, near Civic Center Drive.

When crews arrived on scene, they found two structures and multiple vehicles on fire, according to a Facebook post from the department.

Three people were transported for smoke inhalation and 10 animals, including eight cats and two dogs, died.

Investigators say it was caused by fireworks, and estimate approximately $500,000 in damages.

There were no reported injuries to firefighters, the department says... Read More