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Overnight Tenaya Way road improvements to begin Sunday

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Starting next week, crews will begin work on Tenaya Way between between Cathedral Rock Drive and Cheyenne Avenue. Traffic will be restricted to one lane between the hours of 9 pm and 5 am from Sunday – Thursday.

Crews will be making utility adjustments doing milling and paving in the area.

Buffalo Drive and Rainbow Boulevard are recommended as alternate routes. Work is expected to wrap up in five weeks.

The project is estimated to cost $900,000 and is being funded by the Southern Nevada Regional Transportation Commission’s Fuel Revenue Indexing Tax... Read More

Fire in downtown hostel ruled Arson

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Investigators have determined a fire in a hostel on South Las Vegas Boulevard early Thursday morning was set intentionally. They have arrested a suspect who they say fled the scene.

Firefighters were called to Hostel Cat around 3:50 Thursday morning. When they got to the scene, light smoke was showing from one of the rooms. Everyone was evacuated, and the fire was put out by crews soon after arriving.

32-year-old Idriss Cherifi has been charged with first-degree arson. Cherifi was a former employee of the hostel who had been fired earlier Thursday morning. He had allegedly gotten into an altercation with some guests staying there.

Metro says Cherifi was caught at the Greyhound bus depot downtown. He apparently had just bought a ticket and was attempting to leave town... Read More

CCFD called to investigate small fire at the Bellagio Hotel; fire extinguished quickly

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — There was a pretty big scene outside the Bellagio Hotel Thursday. Firefighters with the Clark County Fire Department were called to the property to put out a fire.

Arriving with five engines, two trucks, two rescues, and two battalion chiefs in tow, Clark County fire crews ascended to the 35th floor of the massive property to investigate, and that is where they were met with the truth. It turns out, the Bellagio security guards located the source of the flames and extinguished it before CCFD could arrive.

CCFD said a guest mistook an artificial plant for a real one, so a cigarette was put out in it. No one was hurt, and no evacuations or injuries were reported. ... Read More

UPDATE: More information released about deadly crash on I-11/US95

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — NHP has released more information about a crash that killed two people and hurt five others Wednesday afternoon.

78-year-old Antonia Pappas and 80-year-old Cristina Rich died as a result of the crash. Officials say, the Toyota Corolla driven by Pappas was exiting I-11 and heading toward U.S. 95. NHP says Pappas drove through a stop sign and hit a Nissan Sentra in the side door.

Pappas was pronounced dead at the scene and Rich died at the hospital.

The five people in the car that was hit were taken to the hospital with serious, but non-life threatening, injuries. Those people included a 32-year-old driver and four kids: a 12-year-old girl, a 10-year-old boy and two 8-year-old girls.

Everyone involved in the crash was wearing seat belts. Officials do not think drugs or alcohol was a factor in the crash. ... Read More

Hundreds enroll in new College Opportunity Program through MGM

CARSON CITY, Nev. (KLAS) — More than 250 MGM Resorts International employees have enrolled in the first semester of the company’s College Opportunity Program. The program provide free college access for employees through the Nevada System of Higher Education.

The program allows employees to earn a degree online through seven Nevada institutions, free of charge for all credit hours.

NSHE Chancellor Thom Reilly said the College Opportunity Program has had a positive impact on NSHE’s degree-granting institutions by pushing them to grow their online education programs.

“Online education was an area where we as a system needed to expand and the MGM College Opportunity Program has been an incentive for that growth,” Reilly said. “These enrollment numbers are certainly encouraging and as word gets around, I expect interest and participation in the program to continue to grow.”... Read More

WATCH: Carolinas coast braces for flooding, hazards from Dorian

(AP) — As Hurricane Dorian blows off the coast of the Carolinas, forecasters are predicting high storm surges and drenching rains that could trigger flooding and unleash environmental hazards in areas still recovering from last year’s Hurricane Florence.

The National Weather Service said hurricane warnings were in effect Thursday for the Carolina coasts up to Virginia, with a “potentially life threatening storm surge” of up to 8 feet (2.4 meters) around the North Carolina-South Carolina line.

Coupled with high tide, the storm’s arrival Thursday is expected to push water up the mouths of coastal rivers, causing low-lying areas to flood. There could also be up to a foot of rainfall across much of Eastern North Carolina, raising concerns of flash flooding well inland... Read More

Krispy Kreme rolls out pumpkin spice doughnuts

LAS VEGAS (CNN) — Doughnuts, cheesecake and pumpkin spice, that’s the magical combo Krispy Kreme is going for as fall approaches.

Krispy Kreme is now selling pumpkin spice original glazed doughnuts and pumpkin spice original filled doughnuts. Those feature pumpkin spice-flavored cheesecake filling.

As if cheesecake filling wasn’t reason enough to try one out, they’re also offering a trade in program. People can bring in other products deemed “pumpkin spice letdowns” and trade them for a free pumpkin spice doughnut. ... Read More