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Raiders honor Las Vegas teacher named National Teacher of The Year

HENDERSON, Nev. – The Las Vegas Raiders today honored Juliana Urtubey from Kermit R. Booker Sr. Elementary School, who was recently named the 2021 National Teacher of the Year. Members of the Silver & Black including the Raiderettes visited Booker Elementary School, where they presented Ms. Urtubey with a Silver & Black-themed gift basket on behalf of the team to recognize her incredible achievement.

The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), the organization that bestowed the honor describes Ms. Urtubey, 2020-2021 Nevada State Teacher of the Year, as “A passionate educator and advocate.” First Lady Dr. Jill Biden, during her visit to Las Vegas last week, surprised Ms. Urtubey by personally congratulating a fellow educator, presenting her with flowers and a letter from President Joe Biden... Read More

COVID-19 vaccinations available for kids 12-15 at UMC center

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- UMC is now offering COVID-19 vaccinations to the newly eligible group, kids 12-15, at its vaccination center. Appointments for weekdays can be made here or by calling (702) 789-5160.

The hospital is moving its vaccination center from Encore to the UMC Advanced Center for Health, 2231 West Charleston, over the next few days. The new site is located near UMC's campus and will open on May 19.

UMC says its Encore site will close at 3 p.m. Thursday.

Over 60,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered to the public by UMC since it began vaccination operations. ... Read More

Man charged in stabbing death of woman at Motel 6 on Tropicana

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A 43-year-old man faces a murder charge in a woman's death last week at the Motel 6 on Tropicana Avenue, just east of the Las Vegas Strip.

Evanda Maurice Jones was arrested Monday at the Plaza Hotel in downtown Las Vegas and charged in the stabbing death of Malisa Mays, a woman he said he met on Thursday, May 6, according to an arrest report. She was killed after an argument over marijuana the next day.

Details from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department arrest report describe a suspect who was bouncing around between cheap hotel rooms, sometimes getting kicked out and sometimes rooming with a friend for a day or two, selling marijuana on the side.

A couple who saw Jones and Mays fighting outside their room said the woman screamed and the man repeatedly punched her and pulled her hair. After witnessing the altercation, the couple saw "a large amount" of blood where the woman had been... Read More

Knights playoff tickets on sale now; first game Sunday noon at T-Mobile Arena

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) - The opponent won't be known until Thursday evening (it'll be either Minnesota or St. Louis), but you can buy tickets now for Vegas Golden Knights Stanley Cup Playoff games at T-Mobile Arena.

The Knights play 12 noon Sunday May 16 and Tuesday at 7p.m. They will play two road games on Thursday May 20 and Saturday May 22, then if necessary, return home Monday May 24. Game 6 would be on the road again, then game 7 at T-Mobile Arena Friday May 28.

Capacity will be reduced to 50% through at least the month of May.

CLICK HERE for Golden Knights ticket info. ... Read More

UPDATE: Critical injury crash closes westbound Tropicana at Decatur

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Police have closed the westbound lanes of Tropicana Avenue at Decatur Boulevard due to a crash that happened around 1:25 p.m. on Thursday.

LVMPD is investigating the collision that involved at least two vehicles. A female has been transported to UMC Trauma in critical condition.

Traffic is being diverted in the area. This is a developing story. Please check back for update... Read More

Nevada Supreme Court rejects Democrats' arguments, axes $107 million in payroll taxes

CARSON CITY — The Nevada Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that Democratic state lawmakers were wrong to continue a payroll tax without a two-thirds majority approval.

The controversy over the Modified Business Tax has lingered for two years since Republicans challenged a move by Democrats to continue the tax, which should have expired in 2019. Instead of sunsetting the tax, Democrats continued it, arguing the money was needed for education.

The ruling means $107 million in payroll taxes will have to be refunded to employers.

The state Supreme Court cited “plain language of the supermajority provision” in the law, ruling on the side of Republican James A. Settelmeyer and seven other members of the Nevada Senate, along with a dozen companies and corporations listed as plaintiffs.

The unanimous ruling rejected arguments by Democrats... Read More

Gov. Sisolak says Nevada will follow latest recommendations from CDC on mask-wearing

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Governor Sisolak says Nevada will follow the latest recommendations on masking from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Earlier today, in a major step toward returning to pre-pandemic life, the CDC eased mask-wearing guidance for fully vaccinated people, allowing them to stop wearing masks outdoors in crowds and in most indoor settings.

Below are the updates for the State of Nevada related to the updated CDC guidance:... Read More