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Drivers block intersection in SW valley, set off fireworks

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — It was a busy night for Metro Police Saturday night.

The video above was shared by Dustin Wright (@DustinWOfficial on Twitter). As you can see, many cars were blocking the intersection at Cactus and Rainbow, while some were doing burnouts in the intersection.

8 News Now reached out to Metro Police but they did not have any additional details about arrests related to this event. Wright shared on Twitter that he witnessed Metro Police arrive at the scene and block the roads in several different directions.

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UPDATE: Suspect in custody following barricade near Desert Inn, Maryland Parkway

UPDATE 2/27/21 11:10 P.M.: Metro Police say the suspect has been taken into custody.

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Metro Police are currently on the scene of a barricade near Desert Inn Road and Maryland Parkway. It's happening in the 1400 block of Sombrero Drive.

Police say detectives were attempting to find a suspect from a prior shooting incident. Detectives found the suspect, but the suspect is now in a home in the 1400 block of Sombrero and is refusing to come out.

SWAT and negotiators have been called to the scene.

La Canada Street between Desert Inn Road and Raindance Way has been shut down.

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Motorcyclist leads California Highway Patrol on Interstate 5 chase reaching speeds of 120 mph

FORT TEJON, Calif. (KGET) -- A motorcyclist led California Highway Patrol officers on a lengthy, high-speed chase Thursday that began in the northbound lanes of Interstate 5 in the Fort Tejon area then headed south all the way to the 210 freeway.

The motorcyclist, whose name was not included in a CHP Facebook post, eventually stopped in the area of the 210 and 118 freeways and was taken into custody, officers said. The motorcycle was reported stolen.

No injuries or crashes occurred.

Officers first tried pulling the motorcyclist over around 10:30 a.m. for speeding in the Fort Tejon area, but he led them on a chase reaching 120 mph on northbound I-5 until turning around at Highway 166 and heading south. The pursuit continued through the Grapevine and Santa Clarita areas before it ended with the arrest made by Newhall CHP officers, according to the post. ... Read More

Silver Knights sweep series over Gulls 4-2; stay undefeated at home

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) - The Henderson Silver Knights (Vegas Golden Knights) defeated the San Diego Gulls (Anaheim Ducks), 4-2, Friday afternoon at Orleans Arena. The team is now 8-1-0 all time. This completes a 3 game sweep of the Gulls and moves the Silver Knights to 5-0 at home. ... Read More

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‘No. 1 Boba Tea’ expands throughout Las Vegas valley despite pandemic challenges

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Despite the difficulties of the pandemic, some local businesses have been able to expand to growing areas of the valley.

"No. 1 Boba Tea" has been a mainstay in Las Vegas for more than 20 years. The family-run business has branched out to eight different locations, with plans to expand even further.

Amy Zhang Warthan started running the original No. 1 Boba Tea - Chinatown location more than 15 years ago.

Amy Zhang Warthan — CEO of "No. 1 Boba Tea"

"At the beginning, not many people actually know boba,” Zhang Warthan said. “So, we had to educate customers and explain what boba is."... Read More

Crews rescue injured climber following 30-foot fall in Red Rock Canyon

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — One person is recovering in the hospital, following a rescue from Red Rock Canyon Saturday morning.

Members of Las Vegas Fire & Rescue, along with Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Search & Rescue, responded near the White Rock Trail Head for the report of an injured climber.

The climber fell approximately 30 feet at Angel Face Wall.

Crew members treated the climber at the scene for a "serious fractured ankle" and then flew the victim via helicopter to a waiting ambulance below the trail.

The incident was about two miles off the main road.

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FDA approves J&J single-shot, giving US 3rd COVID-19 vaccine

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is getting a third vaccine to prevent COVID-19, as the Food and Drug Administration on Saturday cleared a Johnson & Johnson shot that works with just one dose instead of two.

Health experts are anxiously awaiting a one-and-done option to help speed vaccinations, as they race against a virus that already has killed more than 510,000 people in the U.S. and is mutating in increasingly worrisome ways.

The FDA said J&J’s vaccine offers strong protection against what matters most: serious illness, hospitalizations and death. One dose was 85% protective against the most severe COVID-19 illness, in a massive study that spanned three continents — protection that remained strong even in countries such as South Africa, where the variants of most concern are spreading... Read More