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Gov. Sisolak to release budget proposal today that he says 'reflects the reality'

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The public, including government agencies and school districts, will have a better picture Monday night of the financial challenges the state is facing in the next few years.

Governor Steve Sisolak posted on his Twitter account Monday that he will be releasing a summary of the 2021-2023 budget proposal in the evening, one day ahead of his State of the State address. This is a break from tradition because the budget is usually released at the time of the address.

"This budget reflects the reality we are currenlty in -- where we are now. Tomorrow's State of the State address represents where Nevada is going," he wrote.

In November, Sisolak asked state agencies to propose 12% cuts in their budgets. Over the summer, lawmakers convened in a special session to offset a budget shortfall of more than $1 billion... Read More

Reversible royals: Two jackpots hit Friday at Red Rock

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A reversible royal flush on a $1.25 bet paid a Las Vegas local $132,395 on Friday night at Red Rock Casino Resort and Spa.

Another local won $27,101 on a reversible royal the earlier the same night, according to a news release from Red Rock.

The bigger jackpot, shown above, paid on 10-J-Q-K-A in diamonds... Read More

NEW: Nevada reports third consecutive drop in test positivity rate

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Nevada's test positivity rate decreased for the third day in a row on Monday after steadily climbing since Jan. 3, data shows. It currently stands at 21.1%. The record — 22.3% — was reported on Dec. 8, 2020. Clark County’s test positivity rate is 22.3%.

Nevada is reporting 1,221 new COVID-19 cases, with 922 from Clark County. Nevada’s total cases are now at 262,794. Clark County has a total of 201,519.

Clark County reported a sobering milestone on Sunday as it surpassed 200,000 COVID-19 cases.

The state is reporting five COVID-19 deaths in the past 24 hours, according to data released Monday. A record-high 63 deaths were reported on Saturday, Jan. 16.

Nevada’s 14-day rolling average is now 20 deaths per day... Read More

LIVE: DC parade celebrates iconic civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.

WASHINGTON (NewsNation Now) — Communities around the country will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day Monday, commemorating the iconic civil rights leader days after his birthday.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, many events taking place have been modified, including the 40th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade usually held in D.C. It will now take place virtually at 12 p.m. EST... Read More

Inauguration rehearsal evacuated after fire in homeless camp

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Capitol complex temporarily locked down Monday during a rehearsal for President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration after a fire in a homeless encampment about a mile away sent a plume of smoke into the air and caused security concerns.

But law enforcement officials said there was no threat to the public and the fire was not believed to be a threat to the inauguration. The evacuation of some participants and the lockdown were ordered by the acting chief of Capitol Police in an abundance of caution, officials said. District of Columbia firefighters responded and put out the fire.

Biden was not participating in the rehearsal... Read More

A blustery MLK holiday

Another sunny and spring-like day for our MLK holiday, but northerly winds will be cranking through the day so it may not be as comfortable to be outdoors as it was this past weekend. A wind advisory has been issued for Lake Mead and the Colorado River areas. While we won't look for rain from this system blowing through, Sherry's most accurate #WeatherNOW forecast has a better chance for rain and snow by the weekend with cooler temps again, too... Read More

Food Network chef Vic Vegas opens new Las Vegas diner

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Opening a restaurant is not an easy task, especially during a pandemic. However that isn't stopping one local chef who wants to give people a real diner experience.

Chef Vic "Vegas" Moea, who is featured on the Food Network, opens his newest restaurant the Black & Blue Diner on Monday, Jan. 18. It's one of the first restaurants to open in 2021.

With the pandemic in mind, Moea designed the dining room to safely seat people and there is also curbside pickup as well as delivery options.

The restaurant offers homestyle diner foods as well as vegan options. It's located on Decatur Boulevard near Meadows Lane... Read More