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CLOSURE: Cheyenne and Jones intersection to close for sewer installation this weekend

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Drivers traveling through North Las Vegas over the weekend may want to avoid a certain area that will be under construction. The City of Las Vegas says the intersection of Cheyenne Avenue and Jones Boulevard will close from 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18 to 5 a.m. Monday, Oct. 21 as construction workers install a 42-inch-diameter sewer main.

Cheyenne Avenue will have one travel lane open on both eastbound and westbound, from Rainbow Boulevard to Michael Way. There will be no through traffic on Jones at Cheyenne, and those traveling on Jones will only be able to make right turns.

Officials also say there will be no left turn available from any direction around the intersection.

The city is asking motorists to seek alternate routes, as there will be delays in the area. ... Read More

Animal Foundation offers one-day-only free cat adoptions

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Feeling the need to save a life? The Animal Foundation wants to help animal lovers do just that. The nonprofit organization is offering a one-day-only adoption special to help adult cats six months and older find fur-ever homes.

Visit us at our main campus at 655 N. Mojave Road or at our Everyday Adoption Center at the PetSmart at 286 W. Lake Mead…

Posted by The Animal Foundation on Wednesday, October 16, 2019

The often referred to “Cat-urday” is happening this Saturday, on Oct. 19 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at two locations... Read More

Sources: Sec. Perry on the way out of Trump Administration

WASHINGTON, D.C. (CNN) — Energy Secretary Rick Perry
is reportedly on his way out of the Trump Administration. Two sources say Perry
notified President Trump on Thursday that he plans to resign.

There’s no official confirmation yet, but Deputy White House Press
Secretary, Hogan Gidley, did not dispute reports of Perry’s upcoming departure.
There’s no word either on why Perry would be leaving.

He recently came under scrutiny over his role in President Trump’s
dealings with Ukraine. The White House says Trump asked Perry to work with his
personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, on Ukraine-related matters.

The administration denies that move constituted a shadow foreign
policy... Read More

SNHD looks into possible case of Norovirus at Rex Bell Elementary School

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The Southern Nevada Health District and the Clark County School Board are working hand-in-hand to check into a possible case of Norovirus at Rex Bell Elementary School.

The following statement was sent by CCSD:... Read More

Police investigate to see if bullying caused 10-year-old girl to kill herself; 9-year-old sister found her body

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The community of Santa Ana, California are in disbelief of the news that a 10-year-old girl killed herself. An investigation has been launched into whether the child who apparently killed herself at her home was the victim of bullying, officials told KTLA.

The family has identified the little girl as Allison Wendel. Police said her 9-year-old sister found her dead Sunday night.

Officials say her death appears to be a suicide, but she did not leave a note. The child’s cousin, Bonnie Mesinas, told KTLA her death came as a shock.

“She was a beautiful little girl full of happiness, and she was always smiling,” Mesinas said.

Detectives are working with the Orange County coroner’s office to determine what led up to her death. If bullying was a factor, police would have to determine who did the bullying and look at their ages to decide whether they will face any charges... Read More

MGM Resorts and local celebrities gearing up for “Friends” Weekend events

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Friends is celebrating its 25th anniversary this month, and MGM Resorts is bring a Friends takeover to Las Vegas. This weekend, the strip will be filled with events paying tribute to the popular sit-com.

A brand new show will be debuting for the weekend at the Fountains of Bellagio. It’s happening at 6:30 Friday, October 18th. MGM Resorts released this video, playing off of the Friends famous intro song:

#FriendsFountainChallenge | MGM Resorts

The #FriendsFountainChallenge, Vegas-style. Join us Oct. 18 at 6:30 p.m. PT for an epic #FRIENDS25 celebration as the Fountains of Bellagio Las Vegas debuts a brand new show. #WelcomeToTheShow... Read More

Vaccine exemptions on the rise for kindergartners across U.S.

ATLANTA, Ga. (CNN) — More parents and guardians
in the U.S. are getting vaccine exemptions for their kindergarten-age kids. The
CDC says there has been a small increase in vaccine exemption rates among
kindergartners.

The findings were published in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality
Weekly Report Thursday. It shows that rates of young children not receiving
vaccinations against certain diseases, including measles, has steadily gone up
in recent years.

For the 2018-2019 school year, the national percentage of
kindergartners with an exemption from one or more required vaccines was 2.5%.

That’s a slight increase from
2.3% during the previous school year and 2.1% the year prior to that. ... Read More