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NLV Mayor John Lee shares positive COVID-19 test result

NORTH LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- North Las Vegas Mayor John Lee has tested positive for COVID-19. According to a Facebook post, he will quarantine.

This comes just after Lee announced his candidacy for Nevada governor.

"I was informed late Monday afternoon that someone I had come in contact with had tested positive for COVID-19," he wrote in the post. "I immediately went to get tested, and tested positive, while following all CDC guidelines."

Lee says he feels well and is not experiencing symptoms. ... Read More

Clinical trial working wonders for cancer patient in Henderson

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Ruben Solis got some good news on Monday.

The 54-year-old father and hospitality worker is battling laryngeal cancer, which has affected his larynx and has spread to other parts of his body.

But after an emergency tracheotomy to open his airway, Solis began a new direction in his medical care. He is participating in a groundbreaking clinical trial.

And he found out Monday … it's working.

A news release on his progress indicates that the trial is "working miracles."

Dr. Anthony Nguyen explains some of the technical details in a video released Monday.

"His treatment involves a new form of immunotherapy (which boosts the body's immune system to combat harmful cancer cells) comprised of the drugs Enoblituzumab and Retifanlimab," according to doctors at Comprehensive Cancer Centers' Southeast Henderson Treatment Center... Read More

Victim's condition unknown after truck 'intentionally' hits him near Valley View, Sahara

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Police say a person was transported to the hospital Saturday after a truck "intentionally" hit the victim near South Valley View and Sahara. The male's condition is unknown.

The incident, which is being investigated as an attempted homicide, occurred around 8:25 p.m.

According to Metro, the truck driver fled the scene. Shortly after, he ran into an apartment building in the 3600 block of El Conlan Avenue. Police arrested the driver and the female passenger.

The person who lives in the residence was not injured.

This is a developing story. Please check back for more updates. ... Read More

Pop-up vaccine clinics -- and freebies -- could help Las Vegas get to 100% reopening

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- To get capacity back to 100%, Clark County officials want to see a 60% COVID-19 vaccination rate.

Right now, we are hovering around 50% for those 18 and older.

The Southern Nevada Health District says Clark County commissioners will be discussing on Tuesday whether they need to make changes to the current mitigation plan. Meanwhile, SNHD is doing what it can to make vaccinations convenient with more pop-up clinics.

More and more people are getting the vaccine.

"I just got my second shot," Kody Mashburn said. "I decided, why not, you know."

But is it enough?

It's a race against the clock. More vaccine pop-ups are planned, like the one outside the first Golden Knights playoff game. Another one is set for Tuesday's game.

The Clark County Fire Department is doing what it can, and the City of Henderson is making it easy with a clinic inside the Galleria mall... Read More

I-Team: Man accused of killing Amari Nicholson removed officer's gun from holster in interview room

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The man accused of murdering 2-year-old Amari Nicholson grabbed an officer's gun inside an interview room at Metro headquarters and removed it from its holster, the I-Team has learned.

Terrell Rhodes, 27, is accused of killing the toddler after the boy soiled himself. He told police a woman took Amari while his mother was out of state.

Last Wednesday, police said Rhodes was inside an interview room after confessing to murdering the boy, his arrest report said. After about 20 minutes in the interview room, Rhodes, who had his right hand cuffed to a mounted plate, became upset and said repeatedly, "let me out of here," and, "I can't go back," according to police... Read More

Winning Weekend: Couple walks away from Red Rock with over $17,000

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- It was quite the winning weekend for a lucky California couple. Christy and David Jones of Temecula walked away from Red Rock Casino with over $17,000, thanks to two straight flushes on the flop Sunday.

Christy pocketed $9,009 playing Ultimate Texas Hold'em. She snagged a straight flush on the flop.

Just a bit later, David also hit a straight flush on the flop, winning $8,186.

Congratulations to the Jones! ... Read More

Mask confusion: Las Vegas restaurants vary in details of following CDC guidance

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- While other retailers like Target, Walmart and even Costco will follow CDC guidelines, many people aren't sure what to do when they go to restaurants.

Some restaurant owners are relying on an honor system.

At Gaetano's Ristorante on Eastern Avenue near St. Rose Parkway, people who are vaccinated have taken off their masks. And some are still keeping masks on... Read More