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Hundreds join in Walk to End Alzheimer's at Las Vegas Ballpark

LAS VEGAS (KLAS)-- More than 1100 people filled the Las Vegas Ballpark Saturday morning for the annual Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's.

The walk was hosted in person, with health and safety guidelines in place to ensure participants, staff, and volunteers remained safe.

The event raised close to $200,000 dollars which went towards care, support, and research.

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, six million Americans are living with the disease.

From 2000 to 2019, deaths from Alzheimer’s increased 145%... Read More

SafeNest, helping victims of domestic violence held 5K run

LAS VEGAS (KLAS)-- Southern Nevada's non-profit organization, SafeNest, held its 3rd Annual Run for Hope 5K run and 1-mile fun run/walk Saturday.

The event which is to celebrate, commemorate and honor victims, survivors, and families impacted by domestic violence, was held at Wayne Bunker Family Park this year.

This year's race was dedicated to pets and the emotional support they provide for survivors of domestic violence.

According to Safe Place for Pets, up to 65% of domestic violence victims are unable to leave their abuser because they are concerned about what will happen to their pets when they leave and 71% of victims report their pets are also being abused... Read More

'Tech Alley' holds monthly meetups showcasing ideas, business plans

LAS VEGAS (KLAS)-- You may think tech startups are only in Silicon Valley but Las Vegas has its own tech startup scene this weekend.

Southern Nevada has a budding community, with support from city leaders. Since May, the city of Las Vegas has helped create Tech Alley in the downtown Las Vegas Arts District.

Founder and CEO of PPills2Me, Leslie Asanga launched an app during the pandemic offering free prescription deliveries to help seniors and those immunocompromised across Southern Nevada get their medicine.

"You get on our app, you tell us where it's at, you tell us where you want it delivered," Asanga said.

Tech Alley CEO Joshua Leavitt says this conference-style meet-up that happens every third Saturday of the month could lead to some big business. ... Read More

Annual black Las Vegas food festival this weekend

LAS VEGAS (KLAS): The fourth annual Black Las Vegas Food Festival and Block Party kicking off in the valley this weekend.

The celebration of black culture will include food, retail, and information vendors along with a chance to break the Guinness World record for the Cha-Cha slide.

"As an event, it's a beautiful thing, fellowshipping everybody coming together as one, other different businesses coming together as one, you can't beat it, "Derek Perot, owner of Gourmet Soul.

The festival takes place in the Arts District in downtown Las Vegas at Casino Center and Colorado Avenue

The Black Las Vegas Food Festival goes on until Sunday.

Last year, the festival had over 80 vendors at the event with 90% of those coming from small black-owned businesses.

For more information on the festival click HERE.... Read More

UHCCF hosts Annual Teddy Bear run in the valley

LAS VEGAS (KLAS)-- Residents put on their running shoes Saturday morning to participate in the UnitedHealthcare Children's Foundation 11th Annual Teddy Bear 5k Run and 1 Mile Walk.

Proceeds from the event benefiting UHCCF, which provides  medical grants to children to help pay for treatments, services, or equipment not covered, or not fully covered, by a family’s commercial insurance plan

“We were so fortunate to receive assistance from the UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation,” said Josie Hatem, mother of a UHCCF grant recipient.

The family-friendly route traveled across the neighboring areas, around Angel Park, and returned to Trivoli Village. Upon crossing the finish line, participants were presented with a medal, a t-shirt, and a “swag bag” filled with items that were donated.

317 participants took part in this year’s race. ... Read More

Man killed during dispute, suspect on the loose

LAS VEGAS (KLAS)-- Metro police are investigating a fatal shooting that happened early Saturday.

Police responded to a report of a shooting at approximately 12:58 a.m in the 4600 block of West Drake Circle, near Eldon street and Spring Mountain Rd.

Police believe that the victim arrived in the area to meet with another person about an ongoing dispute. At some point during the encounter, a suspect pulled out a gun and shot the victim multiple times. The victim died at the scene.

The suspect fled the scene.

This is an ongoing investigation.

The identification of the victim, as well as the cause and manner of death, will be released by the Clark County Coroner’s Office... Read More

Motorcyclists hurt following overnight crash, driver arrested on DUI charge

LAS VEGAS (KLAS)-- Metro police are investigating a serious crashing that leaves two motorcyclists critically hurt Saturday morning.

Police responded to a call shortly before 2 a.m., for two motorcyclists who were struck near East Cheyenne Avenue and North Lamb Boulevard.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a silver 2017 Dodge Durango ran a red light and struck a 2015 Harley Davidson before driving away.

A male driver, 36, and a woman passenger, 40, sustained critical injuries as a result of the crash and were transported to UMC Trauma for treatment.

The driver of the Dodge, Javier Hernandez, 28, was later taken into custody by police nearby.

He was charged with driving under the influence resulting in substantial bodily harm, two counts of duty to stop at the scene of an accident involving injury, and two counts of failing to abide by red lights.

Hernandez is expected to see a judge on Sunday. ... Read More