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Heavy traffic expected Monday morning following EDC

LAS VEGAS (KLAS)-- Monday morning around 6 a.m. EDC is set to end and that is primetime for north valley residents to hit the road for their morning commute.

Thousands of people will be leaving the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, so expect heavy congestion on the 215, Las Vegas Boulevard, and I-15. Take precautions and leave 15 to 30 minutes early if possible.

For anybody traveling near the area of the las vegas motor speedway, please watch out for other cars and pedestrians as there may be people walking around.
This is also going to include those rideshare vehicles and buses as well.

For those traveling from areas such as Henderson, southern highlands, or Silverado ranch into the central valley, there should be no issues... Read More

Las Vegas teen graduates early from top magnet school

LAS VEGAS (KLAS)-- On Thursday, May 26 Quiaylah Johnson will graduate with honors from southeast career technical academy, but she says because of covid, it wasn't an easy task.

"I want people to see that through all the adversities and challenges they can still make it," said Quiaylah, "with the pandemic, and me graduating early my junior year, I didn't get the chance to apply for scholarships."

Her mother, Quiana Johnson is proud of her daughter and says her success is just the beginning "she dealt with a lot of hardships," said Johnson. "she dealt with a lot of challenges in her life."

When Quiaylah was a freshman, her mother had a heart attack leaving Quiaylah to stay home from school and care for her younger brother.

But words of encouragement enabled Quiaylah to stay strong, and keep going, eventually graduating with a 3.6 GPA... Read More

Community event educates Las Vegas residents on domestic violence

LAS VEGAS (KLAS)--   Unsilenced Voices (UV), a domestic violence nonprofit, and RayCo Media are hosting A Blanket of Hope: Survivor to Thriver, a free community luncheon in Las Vegas.

On Monday, May 23 at the Blind Center of Nevada, located at 1001 N Bruce Street, UV will bring immediate assistance to abuse survivors, educate the public on building safer communities, and invite fellow organizations to collaborate through volunteerism, donation, or sponsorship.

Singer Sage Waters will perform live and UV Founder Michelle Jewsbury will speak on her own journey from abuse survivor to international philanthropist.

"One in four women and one in seven to eleven men are experiencing domestic violence," says Jewsbury, " if you are trapped, now is the time to get out."... Read More

Best Dam Barbecue Challenge returns Memorial Day Weekend

LAS VEGAS (KLAS)-- The Best Dam Barbecue Challenge returns for its eighteenth annual event on Memorial Day weekend.

Hosted by the Rotary Club of Boulder City, the event will take place on Friday, May 27, and Saturday, May 28 at Bicentennial Park located at 999 Colorado Street.

Featuring food trucks, rib-eating contests, and beer tents, the event will be open to those of all ages.

The Best Dam Barbecue is the largest fundraiser of the Rotary Club of Boulder City and has become a staple event for the Boulder City community. The competition starts Friday, and the winners can receive a share of $12,000 in cash prizes, as well as a qualification to the Jack Daniels World Championship Invitational Barbecue... Read More

Las Vegas teen receives horse through Make-A-Wish

LAS VEGAS (KLAS)-- Las Vegas teen Baily King had her wish granted through the Make-A-Wish foundation.

On Saturday, Baily received her own horse. Having grown up around them, she had always wanted one she could call her own.

"I've loved it always since I watched the movie Spirit," she told 8 News Now.

Diagnosed with a heart condition at the age of three, she has had several surgeries and takes daily medication to combat her condition.

Having a companion to bond with every day will surely provide Bailey the comfort and support she needs to continue along her medical journey. ... Read More

Local businesses gather to support one another

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Over 50 local businesses were in attendance at the Clark County Amphitheater grounds for a small business even on Saturday, with the goal of supporting local business owners and increasing their opportunities for success.

Chantal D'larenti owns A Taste of Coffee, a roasting and tasting room in Henderson.

She opened her shop 2 months before the pandemic.

She said it's not only important to receive community support but for other businesses to support each other.

Small business owners attend a local community event.

"We wouldn't be without our locals, so one of the things we give back to is that we have baked goods that we actually bring into small local businesses," said D'larenti.  "One example is the Aussie project, they make Australian meat pies and we're really super excited because they're going to have them in store next week."... Read More

North Las Vegas community honors cyclist killed in crash

LAS VEGAS (KLAS)-- Less than a week after a deadly crash, the community is coming together to remember 31-year-old cyclist Benjamin Black. A ghost ride memorial was held on Saturday evening to honor him.

The crash happened in a newly developed area known as Saddlebrook at tule springs in North Las Vegas. The street has a speed limit of 25 miles per hour, but unfortunately, that hasn't stopped drivers from racing up and down.
Police say speed was a factor in the crash that took Ben Black's life early Sunday morning.

"No matter what time of day you come out; in the morning, when my son is on his way to the bus stop there are cars literally flying through here," says Aleneia Santos, a local from the neighborhood. "there are times where we will be lying in the bed and it sounds like people are out here drag racing."... Read More