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'Halfway to St. Patrick's Day' festival kicks off two-day celebration

HENDERSON (KLAS) -- It may only be the middle of September but The City of Henderson is kicking off a St. Patrick's Day celebration, sort of.

Friday night started off the first-ever Halfway to St. Patrick's Day festival at the Water Street Plaza in downtown Henderson.

Courtesy of: The City of Henderson

The free celebration is presented in partnership with the Southern Nevada Sons and Daughters of Erin and wraps up on Saturday, Sept. 18.

Halfway to St. Patrick's Day 2021 Festival

  • WHEN: Saturday Sept. 18 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. (Whiskey and wine walk from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • WHERE: Water Street Plaza, 240 S. Water St., Henderson
  • COST: free to the public

The featured entertainment will include Celtic entertainment and live music from several local groups including, The Las Vegas Pipe Band and John McLean Allan. ... Read More

2 children of California governor test positive for COVID-19

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Two of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s children have tested positive for the coronavirus and his office says the family is following “all COVID protocols.”

A statement issued Friday says Newsom, his wife and two other children have since tested negative for the virus. The statement didn't provide other details but said Newsom continues to support masking for unvaccinated people indoors and vaccinations to stop the spread of the virus.

All four of the governor’s children are under 12, the age when children are allowed to be vaccinated.

The announcement comes only days after Newsom handily defeated an effort to recall him that was partly driven by the impact of the pandemic... Read More

Magnitude 4.3 earthquake shakes SoCal, epicenter near Carson

A magnitude 4.3 earthquake struck Carson, Calif. and the surrounding area at 7:58 p.m. Friday, according to the United States Geological Survey.

The quake’s epicenter was located in Carson city limits, near Dolores Street Elementary School.

Still waiting for the "moment magnitude" (most accurate) for tonight's earthquake in Carson. Current estimate is M4.4. Location is just north of the 1933 Long Beach zone.

— Dr. Lucy Jones (@DrLucyJones) September 18, 2021

Check back for updates to this developing story.... Read More

WEB EXTRA: Ryan Seacrest talks iHeart festival and his favorite things to do in Vegas

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) - The iHeartRadio Festival, now in its 11th year, takes over Las Vegas this weekend with performances at T-Mobile Arena and Area 15.

Christian Cazares talked to Ryan Seacrest of iHeartRadio about this year's expanded show, how the acts are selected, and what he loves to do when he visits Las Vegas... Read More

Rebels looking for first win against #14 Iowa State Saturday at Allegiant Stadium

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) - The UNLV Rebels have a tough opponent to try to snap their 8 game losing streak. 14th ranked Iowa State comes to Allegiant Stadium on Saturday night. The Rebel losing streak dates back to the 2020 season when the Rebels went 0-6 under first year coach Marcus Arroyo.

UNLV REBELS (0-2/0-0 Mountain West)
#14/14 Iowa State (1-1/0-0 Big 12)

DATE: Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021

KICKOFF: 7:36 pm PT

SITE: Allegiant Stadium (65,000/Artificial Turf), Las Vegas

TV: CBS Sports Network (Rich Waltz, Aaron Taylor & Jenny Dell)

RADIO: ESPN 1100 AM & 100.9 FM (Russ Langer, Caleb Herring & Steve Cofield)... Read More

New UNLV program addresses critical healthcare shortage

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A new program at UNLV is addressing a critical healthcare shortage in the Las Vegas valley.

There are only 1,200 Occupational Therapists across Nevada.

To fill the need a hands-on program is preparing the next generation of healthcare heroes.

Occupational therapy is not a one-size-fits-all approach.

It's about mental, physical, and emotional well-being and as these students are finding out the best way to learn is through touch... Read More

Police officer killed in early morning crash, 2nd officer charged with DUI

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A New Haven, Connecticut, police officer was killed in a car crash in Las Vegas on Friday morning, officials said, and the driver, his colleague, was taken to jail.

The deceased officer, identified as Joshua Castellano, 35, is a 7-year veteran of the police department and was assigned to the shooting task force.

The department said Castellano was the passenger of the car, along with several other New Haven police officers. In all, six people were in the car, police said.

Officer Joshua Castellano (New Haven Police Dept. / KLAS)

The driver, Officer Robert Ferraro, 34, was charged Friday with DUI and reckless driving, court records showed... Read More