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Road closures for Life is Beautiful festival

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Officials have announced road closures and parking lot use ahead of the Life is Beautiful festival coming up on September 20. Set up for the festival begins on Tuesday, September 3.

Road closures begin on September 10th and they are as follows:

Sept. 10 at 12:01 a.m. to Sept. 27 at 11:59 p.m.
Mesquite Avenue from 6th Street to 8th Street

Sept. 11 at 12:01 a.m. to Sept. 27 at 11:59 p.m.
6th Street from Stewart Avenue to Mesquite Avenue
7th Street from Stewart Avenue to Mesquite Avenue

Sept. 13 at 12:01 a.m. to Sept. 25 at 11:59 p.m. 
8th Street from Carson Avenue to Fremont Street
10th Street from Fremont Street to Ogden Avenue

Sept. 16 at 12:01 a.m. to Sept. 23 at 11:59 p.m. 
9th Street from Fremont Street to Ogden Avenue... Read More

Two-Minute Sports, Wednesday Aug. 28, 2019

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – Las Vegas is preparing for a busy sports weekend, Ron Futrell of 8 News Now has the latest.

The Aviators have a 2 game lead over El Paso in the PCL Pacific South. There are only 6 games left in the regular season. Also, Aviators Manager Fran Fiordan has been named Manager of the Year in the Pacific Coast League.

UNLV Football is prepping for its season opener Saturday August 31. The Rebels are 24 point favorites at home against Southern Utah. Also, Utah plays at BYU on Thursday night.

The Raiders are hoping to go undefeated Thursday at Seattle. Ron also talks about the latest edition of “Hard Knocks” on HBO... Read More

Culinary lineup announced for Life Is Beautiful Music & Art Festival

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — For its seventh year, the Life is Beautiful Music & Art Festival has an announced its most robust culinary lineup yet. More than 80 of Las Vegas’ most preeminent chefs and mixologists will be there including:

  • Eataly
  • Gordon Ramsay Steak
  • Jaleo by José Andrés
  • Mabel’s BBQ
  • Momofuku
  • The NoMad
  • Kogi BBQ

This year’s festival also boasts curated dining experiences led by the stars of Las Vegas’ food and beverage scene. Among those curated experiences are: ... Read More

UPDATE: Woman shot and killed in downtown apartment

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — We now know more about a deadly shooting that happened Tuesday afternoon in downtown Las Vegas.

Metro says they responded to a call of a shooting in the 1400 block of South Casino Center. Police say, when they got there they found a woman who had been shot several times. She later died at UMC.

Investigations show the victim was in the apartment when someone shot through the front security screen, hitting her. The shooter then got away before police got to the scene. Detectives believe the shooting may be drug-related.

Officials have not yest released the name of the victim.

Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to call Metro at (702) 828-3521. ... Read More

Health district warns of potential hepatitis A exposure at 7-Eleven

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Customers who visited a Las Vegas 7-Eleven convenience store may have been exposed to hepatitis A from a worker there who was infectious and is linked to a current outbreak of 86 cases. One person has died.

According to the Southern Nevada Health District, the store in question is located at 2910 S. Maryland Parkway near Vegas Valley Drive and the possible exposure happened between July 26 and Aug. 7, 2019.

The district is advising anyone who purchased unpackaged foods such as hot dogs or hot deli items at that location during those dates should contact their doctor and get a hepatitis A immunization or begin receiving post-exposure treatment. Anyone who purchased and consumed packaged and microwaved food is not at risk... Read More

Democratic presidential candidates speak at AFL-CIO Convention in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Several Democratic candidates are speaking at the AFL-CIO Convention, including Kamala Harris, Cory Booker, Julian Castro and Klovuchar. ... Read More

Crews set to break ground on Bleutech Park in December

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Bleutech Park Properties, Inc is calling it the “first digital infrastructure city of its kind in the world,” and it’s coming to Las Vegas. Crews are scheduled to break ground toward the end of 2019 on Bleutech Park Las Vegas.

The company promises the $7.5 billion, six-year project will be made up of net-zero buildings within their own mini-city, featuring automated multi-functional designs. It will also run on renewable energy and feature autonomous vehicles, artificial intelligence, augmented reality, robotics and “self-healing concrete structures.”

The “mini-city” will consist of housing, offices, retail space, hotels and entertainment areas.

According to the company’s website, they estimate more than 25,000 jobs will be created and will center around new technology. The construction project is also expected to bring manufacturing jobs to the Las Vegas Valley... Read More