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Funds in place to begin name change to Harry Reid International Airport

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Although there's no decision on when officials will rebrand it the Harry Reid International Airport, the first fund-raising threshhold in the airport name conversion has been met, according to Clark County Commissioner Tick Segerblom.

County officials approved the name change on Feb. 16, and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) signed off on the change in June.

But all the approvals happened with the stipulation that private fund-raising would have to pay for the change from the 50-year-old name McCarran International Airport.

Segerblom confirmed to 8NewsNow that $4.2 million has now been raised to proceed with the change, meeting the requirement to begin the first phase.

The money is in an account set up by Clark County to receive donations for renaming the airport... Read More

A roller coaster of temps & gusty winds

Mostly sunny, but dusty skies for your Monday, thanks to some very strong winds blowing through southern Nevada today. And just when we warmed back up to some warmer October 80s this weekend, temps will drop right back down to just cooler 60s for some valley neighborhoods today and Tuesday. The cool down is coming around a strong cold front sliding through the west. Sherry's most accurate #WeatherNOW forecast has the high wind speeds and cool lower temps... Read More

What's Driving You Crazy? - Good news & bad news on "The Big Squeeze"

LAS VEGAS ( KLAS ) - The coming week on the “Big Squeeze” doesn't look too bad.

The 95/515 is scheduled to be down to one or two lanes between Boulder Highway and Flamingo from 9 each night until 5 each following morning every night this week.

There's also work on Desert Inn road under the freeway this week.

Both D-I - *and* Eastern are scheduled to be closed to through traffic *next* week under the freeway for bridge demolition and reconstruction.

There's a lot more work yet to go on what's officially called the I-515 rehabilitation project.

Here's the link to NDOT's website about the project CLICK HERE.

Buckle up, drive carefully – and please put down that phone... Read More

215 eastbound closed at Airport Connector due to homicide investigation

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The eastbound lanes of 215 are closed Monday morning due to a police investigation. According to Metro Police, one person is dead and another was transported to the hospital.

The eastbound 215 lanes were closed at the Airport Connector around 2:30 a.m. Traffic is being diverted off the freeway at Las Vegas Boulevard. Motorists who use that section of freeway will have to find an alternate route... Read More

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell dies after complications from COVID-19

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Gen. Colin Powell, the first Black U.S. Secretary of State has died from complications from COVID-19, according to a post from his family on his Facebook page. Powell was 84.

"General Colin L. Powell, former U.S. Secretary of State and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, passed away this morning due to complications from Covid 19," the Powell family wrote.

Powell, a retired four-star general and Republican, was chairman of the military's Joint Chiefs of Staff under President George H.W. Bush duignt the 1991 Gulf War. He later served as the 65th Secretary of State from 2001 to 2005 under President George W. Bush... Read More

New store wants to make outdoor more accessible

LAS VEGAS (KLAS)-- A new business in Southern Nevada is working to make the outdoors more accessible.

People bring in their gently-used gear, and the team prices it and sell it to a new outdoor consignment shop.

Peaks and Pedals Gear Exchange is opening this week off of Tenaya Way and Craig Rd.

Owner Holly Priest says quality gear can cost hundreds of dollars and is made to last--so re-selling it is both eco-conscious and budget-friendly.

"A lot of the gear you buy for outdoor use can last a long time. So one of my jackets on the floor is a Patagonia jacket that I've had since 2007 and it looks like it's in pristine condition," Priest said.

The consignment concept behind the shop is to not only make it easier to try new activities but also cultivate a recreational community. ... Read More

I-Team exclusive: 'We're not domestic terrorists,' accused Capitol rioter says he's thinking of running for mayor

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The Las Vegas man accused of taking part in the U.S. Capitol riot on Jan. 6 told the I-Team he was there to film a documentary and did not seek to cause any violence.

The FBI took Nate DeGrave, 32, into custody at his apartment near the Las Vegas Strip at the end of January. He was taken to a Washington, D.C., jail, where he has been since. DeGrave is originally from western Pennsylvania.

“I've lost a lot since I've been in here,” DeGrave told the I-Team’s David Charns.

Documents released earlier this year revealed investigators were given an anonymous tip that led them to DeGrave. On his Instagram, DeGrave says he is the CEO of a celebrity event planner and adult model management company... Read More