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Hundreds gather to celebrate Las Vegas Days Parade ‘reverse’ style

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Hundreds came out Saturday to celebrate the city's birthday with the Las Vegas Day Parade "reverse" style.

The Las Vegas tradition made some adjustments due to the pandemic.

This year's Las Vegas Days Parade came with the same excitement but with a unique spin with the residents driving through the parade instead of the performers.

Formally known as “Helldorado Days,” this year's reverse parade brought hundreds out to the streets of Las Vegas, making up for the cancelled event last year due to the pandemic.

"In previous years it’s been a little sparse,” said Chris Eecklor. “I don’t know if it’s because of COVID or advertising but there is a lot of people here so that is amazing.”

Whether you were on a bike, your car or walking you were able to go through the parade as the performers stayed in their spot... Read More

Colonial Pipeline says 'normal operations' have resumed following ransomware attack

The operator of the nation's largest gasoline pipeline — hit earlier this week by a ransomware attack — announced Saturday it has resumed “normal operations," delivering fuel to its markets, including a large swath of the East Coast.

Georgia-based Colonial Pipeline had begun the process of restarting the pipeline's operations on Wednesday evening, warning it could take several days for the supply chain to return to normal.

“Since that time, we have returned the system to normal operations, delivering millions of gallons per hour to the markets we serve,” Colonial Pipeline said in a tweet Saturday. Those markets include Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia, South and North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Washington D.C., Delaware, Pennsylvania and New Jersey... Read More

Vegas Golden Knights to host pop-up vaccine clinic before Sunday's game

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Go to a hockey game and get a vaccine! The Vegas Golden Knights are partnering with Immunize Nevada and Smith's Food and Drug to host a COVID-19 vaccine clinic before the team's first playoff game on Sunday.

The pop-up clinic will be held at Toshiba Plaza, in front of T-Mobile Arena, on Sunday, May 16 before the 12 p.m. PT game against the Minnesota Wild.

Vaccines will be available from 9:30 a.m. until 12 p.m. PT.

We've had VGK tattoos at playoff games... VGK weddings at playoff games......

This year, we'll have VGK COVID-19 Vaccines in partnership with @ImmunizeNV and @MySmithsGrocery!!

Click below for info on how you can participate in our vaccine clinic!https://t.co/2JdEka2dQD... Read More

Library District launches free summer educational program with kickoff event Saturday

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Looking to keep the kids busy this summer? The Las Vegas-Clark County Library District will launch its free Summer Challenge educational program with a kickoff event on Saturday at the East Las Vegas Library.

Summer Challenge is the Library District’s annual reading and learning program, which helps local youth stay active over the summer by sharpening their academic skills.

It starts Saturday, May 15, with a kickoff event that will run from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. ... Read More

Scuba divers begin 6-month effort to rid Lake Tahoe of trash

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) — Scuba divers on Friday completed the first dive of a massive, six-month effort to rid the popular Lake Tahoe of fishing rods, tires, aluminum cans, beer bottles and other trash accumulating underwater.

The team of between five and 10 divers plans to look for trash along the entire 72 miles (115 kilometers) of shoreline and dig it out in an effort that could be the largest trash cleanup in Lake Tahoe’s history.

They plan to dive three days a week down to 25 feet (7 meters) in depth.

The clean-up effort will cost $250,000 and will last through November... Read More

Teachers, parents split on CCSD decision to keep mask requirement

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The Clark County School District (CCSD) is continuing to make masks mandatory for students and staff, but teachers and parents are split on that decision.

CCSD wrote in a message to parents Friday, "At this time, out of an abundance of caution, we must ensure that masks continue to be worn to protect our students and staff. Therefore, we will continue to require masks to be worn at all schools and work locations."

Some CCSD teachers, like Kristan Nigro, say the school district's decision to keep its mask requirement is ridiculous. She says that is especially because she has already gotten the COVID-19 vaccine... Read More

I-Team: A closer look at the Amari Nicholson case

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- We are hearing from the mother of 2-year-old Amari Nicholson for the first time since her boyfriend was arrested for Amari's murder. Tayler Nicholson has stayed out of the public eye after her son's body was found this week.

"He was an innocent soul," she said during an interview with the I-Team. "...He was always a happy baby."

Metro Police say Terrell Rhodes admitted to beating Amari to death on May 5.

Amari Nicholson, Terrell Rhodes

Nicholson tells us she showed up in court Friday to follow her now ex-boyfriend's criminal case. Rhodes faces charges, including murder.

"Because this man betrayed me. He hurt me," she lamented.

On May 5, Rhodes lied to police and said a woman took Amari from their place at the Emerald Suites near Paradise and Twain while Nicholson was out of town.

The couple then talked to 8 News Now, sharing a similar story. ... Read More