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Social media scholarships give students new ways to secure funding for college

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- High school students are now creating content on social media to earn college scholarships.

17-year-old Omalina Wolfe says she enjoyed creating an Instagram video for a scholarship titled, "Holiday Fun."

"It just stood out to me and I thought, I can do something fun with this, especially because I'm from California," Wolfe said. "My mind went to winter, California doesn't have winter, but fun if I did a little pun on it."

As part of the requirement for the scholarship, she needed to use hashtags and tag her top choice university.

Jennifer Finetti of Scholarshipowl has worked as an admissions advisor and says while there are plenty of scholarships that need to be written in an essay format for high achieving students, not all scholarships are designed in that way. ... Read More

'If I can't have you, no one can,' Las Vegas man accused of stabbing, trying to kill ex-girlfriend

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A Las Vegas man is facing several charges including attempted murder after he allegedly attacked his ex-girlfriend and stabbed her in the stomach.

Michael Munoz-Andrade is accused of chasing his ex-girlfriend into a bathroom outside his friend's house and stabbing her twice, allegedly telling her, "if I can't have you, no one can."

According to police, Munoz-Andrade was visiting his friend's house on May 11 when his ex-girlfriend, who said she didn't know he was there, came by to borrow padlocks from the friend.

The victim pulled out a knife she had when she saw Munoz-Andrade at the house and ran to the bathroom in the backyard, and he chased her and forced the door open. He then grabbed the knife from her and stabbed her twice, according to a police report.

According to the report, he was heard yelling "I was going to kill her and shoot myself!"... Read More

51 fallen officers honored at southern Nevada law enforcement memorial service

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- In recognition of National Police Week, several law enforcement agencies gathered to pay tribute to local officers who have died in the line of duty Thursday.

51 officers were honored at the Southern Nevada Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony at Las Vegas City Hall.

Officers being honored come from agencies such as the FBI, Henderson Police Department, North Las Vegas Police Department, Union Pacific Railroad, Nye County Sheriff's Office, and the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.

This year, four new names were added to the memorial wall, including Nevada Highway Patrol Trooper Micah David May, who died on July 29, 2021.

The other names added to the wall are:... Read More

Nye County Sheriff asks for help locating man wanted for homicide investigation questioning

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The Nye County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in locating a man wanted for questioning in connection with a homicide investigation.

Jeremy Darrel O'Brien was last reported to be wearing jeans with a blue shirt. He's described as 6 feet, 4 inches tall, weighting 190 pounds, with brown hair and green eyes.

Anyone with information about his whereabouts should contact NCSO at 775-751-7000 extension 5 or by email at sheriff@co.nye.nv.us. You can remain anonymous... Read More

Nevada Gov. Sisolak formally ends COVID-19 state of emergency Friday

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Nevada Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak signed a formal proclamation Thursday, ending the state's COVID-19 state of emergency effective Friday.

The emergency declaration, in place since March 2020, allowed the state to move resources during the pandemic.

“Today, we are turning the page on the State of Emergency caused by COVID-19 and are laser focused on ensuring our recovery from the public health, fiscal and economy crisis serves the needs of Nevada’s families,” the governor said in a statement. "I am proud of the way we came together as the Battle Born State to respond to this virus and to protect lives and livelihoods. COVID-19 is still with us, and we can all still take steps to protect ourselves from the virus, but now is the time to end this State of Emergency.”... Read More

How to report water waste in the Las Vegas valley: Hotlines and laws for cities and Clark County

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- You see it every day. Sprinklers watering streets, gutters flowing with runoff and people who just can't seem to get with the watering schedule if their life depended on it. What can you do about it?

Report it.

If the water cops don't know about waste, they won't be fighting it.

Here are the hotlines for each city:... Read More

Las Vegas police find dead puppy in backyard while on call for distressed dog

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Las Vegas Metro police said they found a deceased puppy in a backyard while on a call for a distressed dog in a cage in 99-degree weather.

Officers said they responded to a home near Owens Avenue and Pecos Road in the northeast valley for a report of a dog in a crate outside without any water, they said. When officers arrived, they said they could hear the dog “whimpering and in distress.”

Officers cut a padlock on a gate to get to the animal. The temperature at the time was 99 degrees, they said.

While in the backyard, officers located a second dog, which was deceased, they said. The dog was wrapped in a sheet.

The dogs were later identified as “Daisy,” a 1-year-old Blue Nose Pitbull, and “Princess,” a 5-month-old American Bully... Read More