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Kelly Preston, actress and wife of John Travolta, dies at 57

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kelly Preston, who played dramatic and comic foil to actors ranging from Tom Cruise in “Jerry Maguire” to Arnold Schwarzenegger in “Twins,” died Sunday, husband John Travolta said. She was 57.

Travolta said in an Instagram post that his wife of 28 years died after a two-year battle with breast cancer.

“It is with a very heavy heart that I inform you that my beautiful wife Kelly has lost her two-year battle with breast cancer,” Travolta said. “She fought a courageous fight with the love and support of so many.”... Read More

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Bar owners fed up with Governor Sisolak’s mandatory closures

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Bars and breweries are back to square one in the midst of Nevada’s coronavirus crisis.

Certain bars, taverns and breweries across the valley had to shut their doors or cover up their bar tops at 11:59 p.m. on Friday. They’re shifting gears yet again during this pandemic, and those we spoke to are fed up.

Griff’s Bar and Billiards had a huge pool tournament scheduled this weekend, but it was canceled. While they can stay open because they also serve food, the bar is off limits... Read More

UPDATE: One person dead following crash at Rampart & Lake Mead, intersection closed

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Metro Police are on the scene of a deadly crash near the intersection of Lake Mead & Rampart. According to Las Vegas Fire & Rescue, one car was completely cut in half due to the crash.

Las Vegas Fire & Rescue shared these photos to their Twitter account Sunday night:... Read More

Benjamin Keough, grandson of Elvis Presley, dies at 27

(CNN/AP) — Elvis Presley’s grandson Benjamin Keough has died, a representative for his mother, Lisa Marie Presley, said. He was 27.

Keough died in Calabasas, California, Roger Widynowski told CNN Sunday.

TMZ reports that Keough died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound Sunday in Calabasas, California.

“She is completely heartbroken, inconsolable and beyond devastated but trying to stay strong for her 11-year-old twins and her oldest daughter Riley,” Widynowski said in the statement. “She adored that boy. He was the love of her life.”

Presley had Keough and actress Riley Keough, 31, with her former husband Danny Keough. She also had twins from another marriage.

Nancy Sinatra tweeted her condolences to Presley, writing, “I have known you since before your mama gave birth to you, never dreaming you would have pain like this in your life. I’m so very sorry.”... Read More

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DETR claim center employee tests positive for COVID-19, call center to be at half capacity, no impact on PUA system

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — An employee in the Las Vegas unemployment insurance call center has now tested positive for COVID-19. That’s according to a release from DETR.

DETR officials say they were made aware of the positive case on Saturday.

Officials say the call center was immediately closed upon learning about the case. The employee is currently self-quarantined, and this is no immediate exposure risk to the public, as the facility has been closed to the public since mid-March.

DETR says the workplace will be deep cleaned, and all staff members are being notified if they could be at increased risk.

During this time, all claims normally handled at the Las Vegas call center will be handled by the staff in Carson City. Claimants are urged to use the online services as much as possible during this closure... Read More

Las Vegas woman dedicates her time to making masks with clear coverings

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — During the pandemic there has been a surge of homemade masks that cover the face, but it appears many of them do not have a clear cover by the mouth. That is an issue for certain people that are hard of hearing and depend on reading lips.

Now, one woman is easing the stress for those who need it. 

“It’s been everybody from kindergarten teachers, speech therapists, a lot of school teachers,” said Holly Taylor. 

It’s not just the deaf and hard of hearing who benefit. The need goes beyond that community to education and Holly Taylor is trying to fill the demand. 

She sews “Smiles Masks” from her home 

“Which is a clear front. It conforms to the nose, covers your chin but you have complete view of your actual mouth,” Taylor said.

It’s a labor of love she started during the pandemic... Read More

Tips for staying safe in the brutal summer heat

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — It’s summertime in Las Vegas, meaning it’s time for pools, cookouts and that dangerous heat. While we have fun outdoors, it’s important to know how to stay safe and cool during the summer months.

When under a heat warning experts recommend to stay in side, avoid strenuous activities outdoors in the he middle of the day, wear light clothing, drink plenty of fluids and wear sunscreen.

If you are out running errands, leave something important like your purse in the back seat, so you don’t forget your child or pet in a closed car.

In 2019, more than 50 kids died in hot cars across the country, according to kidsandcars.org.

Here are a few signs to keep an eye out for if someone is having a heat stroke... Read More