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Palace Station gambler hits jackpot over $100K on 20-cent bet; second winner gets $88K payoff

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A gambler at Palace Station won more than $100,000 on a 20-cent bet early Wednesday morning, hitting 10 out of 10 numbers on a nickel keno machine.

The payout totaled $102,070.98, according to a news release from Station Casinos. The win happened at about 3 a.m., officials said.

And another gambler won $88,157 on a $5 bet, hitting a 10-J-Q-K-A royal flush on a dollar machine. That win came at about 10:30 a.m.

Both gamblers asked to remain anonymous... Read More

Surveillance, kind cab driver fill in blanks before woman abandoned 3-year-old at Wynn

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Investigators used surveillance video and witness interviews to piece together the story of how a woman abandoned a 3-year-old girl inside a Wynn Las Vegas restroom on the morning of Dec. 29, 2020.

The woman, Mariam Olayinka Ramos, 26, was arrested 50 days later by U.S. Marshals in California.

Ramos now faces one count of felony child abuse or neglect.

According to police documents, Ramos left the child in the restroom after coming from the Fashion Show Mall. The woman and the girl were reportedly in the restroom for about 15 minutes before Ramos left alone, walking northbound on Las Vegas Boulevard until surveillance cameras lost sight of her.

The girl appeared to be in good health, according to a Declaration of Warrant report filed by a Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department officer. "She had a small bruise on her left cheek and right shin. She had no other visible injuries."... Read More

The Journey of a Heart: Las Vegas family looks back at life-saving transplant

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Meet Osker Gamboa, a young Las Vegas boy who survived and is thriving after receiving a heart transplant. The Children's Heart Center and Foundation helped make his journey possible.

The foundation is dedicated to funding research to help babies born with congenital hearth defects live longer, healthier lives.

'We all want one common goal, and that's to win," said Osker.

The only thing stronger than his will to win is his will to survive.

Four years ago, Osker had a life-saving transplant. His mother, Kim Blas, was told to treat him for asthma growing up, but years passed, and he never got better.

Then, the devastating diagnosis.

"Your son has hypertrophic cardio myopathy, which is a huge word, and we had no idea what it means and said he's gonna need a heart transplant," Blas shared. ... Read More

City of Henderson has 1,500 openings for 65+, other approved tier to get COVID-19 vaccine

HENDERSON, Nev. (KLAS) -- The City of North Las Vegas has 1500 openings for those 65+ needing the first dose of COVID-19 vaccines. The information was announced Wednesday on Twitter.

Just announced! The City of North Las Vegas has 1500 openings for first dose COVID-19 vaccines for 65+. Appointments are now available this Thursday and Friday, February 25 and 26. Schedule your appointment here: https://t.co/Neeqpx9L1b pic.twitter.com/HuVAqrmxRX

— City of Henderson (@cityofhenderson) February 24, 2021

Appointments are now available for seniors to sign up this Thursday and Friday, Feb. 25 and 26. Schedule your appointment here.... Read More

Police: Woman fabricated attempted carjacking, hit-and-run story after she allegedly struck and killed man during an argument

HENDERSON, Nev. (KLAS) – Henderson Police have released more details about a dramatic scene of an attempted carjacking turned fatal hit-and-run near the M Resort Tuesday. It turns out, the woman that the police initially believed was the victim allegedly fabricated the whole story.

Everything unfolded on Feb. 23, at approximately 4:10 p.m.. The City of Henderson Police and Fire Departments responded to the area of Las Vegas Boulevard South and Welpman Way in reference to a possible auto-pedestrian accident. The victim has been identified as 44-year-old Kent E. Reed.

When they first arrived at the scene, they were told an unknown man stole Reed’s vehicle, struck him with it, and then fled the scene on foot. That is what 33-year-old Danika Cain told detectives, Henderson Police say... Read More

CCSD announces reopening plan for all grades, return of sports

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Clark County School District Superintendent Dr. Jesus Jara announced a reopening plan that will have all grades returning to schools in the coming weeks.

Surrounded by union leaders and school board trustees, Jara made the following announcement.

  • March 15 - All CCSD employees return to their work sites.
  • March 22 - Grades 6, 9 and 12 will return to schools on a hybrid model.
  • April 6 - Grades 7, 8 10 and 11 will return to school on a hybrid model.
  • April 6 - All pre-K through grade 5 will return to school five days a week.
  • April 3 - Spring sports will be offered.
  • April 16 - Sports meets and games will begin.

"The governor's easing of the restrictions last week help speed up the process for us," Jara said.

He added the district chose sixth, ninth and twelfth grades first for a reason. ... Read More

Phone appointments open for east Las Vegas vaccination clinic that starts Thursday

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A COVID-19 vaccination clinic for some of the valley's most vulnerable residents is scheduled starting Thursday, Feb. 25, at the Rafael Rivera Community Center, near Stewart Avenue and Mojave Road.

Appointments for eligible residents are available by phone -- (833) 886-0023 -- for the clinic at Casa Del Inmigrante, located at 2900 Stewart Avenue. Insurance is not required, there is no cost to receive the vaccine, and appointments for the second dose will be made while at the first appointment.

Vaccines will be available to those who meet the current phase of vaccine eligibility in Nevada. Find eligibity requirements at the Southern Nevada Health District website... Read More