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Lighting the torch allows Raiders fans to stay involved in the game-day experience

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- While fans are not permitted to attend Raiders home games this season, the team is still trying to figure out ways to keep the community involved in the game-day experience.

The more than 12,000 construction workers who contributed to the design and construction of allegiant stadium were honored in a very special way prior to Sunday's Raiders game against Kansas City when some of those men and women lit the Al Davis Memorial Torch before kickoff. Many of the construction workers have logged more than 6,000,000 hours on a 31-month schedule.

The torch's lighting marks the fourth straight time this season that the Raiders had members of the community contribute to the game-day experience... Read More

Medical experts break down possible side effects of coronavirus vaccine

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A coronavirus vaccine could be available as early as next month, as pharmaceutical companies continue making massive progress.

Operation Warp Speed has been an unprecedented success, with three companies producing a COVID-19 vaccine -- all of which have been testing at over 90% efficacy. But some are concerned by the potential side effects.

While experts say the possible side effects are relatively mild and they are encouraging everyone to take the vaccine when it becomes available, some people are not entirely convinced.

"These vaccines are safe, they're effective, and they prevent very serious disease," said Dr. Marc Kahn, Dean of the UNLV School of Medicine... Read More

K9 handlers sue LVMPD, asking for unpaid overtime, pension contributions

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A group of current and former Metro K9 handlers are suing the department for unpaid overtime and contributions to their pension.

Jeff Corbett is one of four handlers named in the lawsuit. The others are John Jenkins, Scott Murray and David Newton.

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According to the lawsuit, each handler is asking for more than $15,000 in pension benefits due to the long hours required of K9 officers. They also argue they are due thousands in unpaid overtime because of the time spent caring for their dogs off the clock.

Metro says they do not comment on lawsuits. ... Read More

A look back at Ken Jennings' Jeopardy! history

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Ken Jennings, the Jeopardy! champion with the show's longest-ever winning streak is returning as its first interim host. The news, which came out Monday, comes two weeks after the death of the game show's beloved longtime host Alex Trebek.

It's been 16 years since Jennings first took Jeopardy! by storm when he went on a historic and record-breaking run that year. Ultimately he won 74 games and more than $2 million in prize money.

"You were an excellent player, you caught some good breaks, and because of that combination, I'm gonna say that your record -- I don't think it'll ever be broken," Alex Trebek said.

Jennings' streak is still unrivaled, and now, he's set to take on a new Jeopardy! challenge as a fill-in host. The game show announced Monday that it would resume production next week, with Jennings as the first in a series of "interim guest hosts."... Read More

Judge approves sale of Las Vegas Monorail to LVCVA for more than $20M

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) officially owns the Las Vegas Monorail. A judge approved the sale of the transit system for more than $20 million.

According to court documents, the price is $22,035,000, plus interest at closing. This number was dependent on a closing no later than Nov. 30, but that was later extended to Dec. 10 with the payment of additional interest. ... Read More

CCSD PD teams up with charity to hand out turkeys to families in need

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The Clark County School District Police Department teamed up with Lerner & Rowe Gives Back to help families during these very difficult times. They handed out turkeys to those in need at Ruby Thomas Elementary School.

Organizers said it is important to reach out and give back.

"It makes us feel good to give back to the community, and we would just ask, you know, check on your neighbors to make sure that they're doing alright," said Sgt. Bryan Zink of CCSD PD. "And we can't really gather together, but you know, see if they need anything and always look for these community events. We post events like these on Facebook all the time whenever stuff pops up."

Organizers distributed more than 700 turkeys to local families. ... Read More

I-Team: Las Vegas artist recovering from COVID-19 shares powerful story

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A Las Vegas artist is still recovering from COVID-19 months after contracting the virus. One outlet he turns to? His work.

Neal Portnoy has called Las Vegas home for nearly five years.

"It's the Entertainment Capital of the World," he says.

Through his caricature art, Portnoy has become a verb.

"Have you been Portnoyed?" he questions.

One of Portnoy's latest projects is yet to be unveiled at Allegiant Stadium.

"That's a legacy," he says, "that'll be in that stadium forever."

The 67-year-old's legacy was on his mind more than ever in July during his battle with COVID. Words from a healthcare worker stay with him.

"She said to me, 'you literally died twice,'" he shared.

Portnoy's wife, Dorothy, also contracted the virus but had a more mild case. He ended up in the intensive care unit. ... Read More