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Metro: Body found near Russell Rd, Maryland Pkwy

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Metro says they found a body in the backyard of a residence near Russell Road and Maryland Parkway Saturday morning.

Around 9:45 a.m., officers received a report of a deceased man found in the backyard of Viscount Carlson Drive.

Detectives from the LVMPD Homicide Section responded to the scene and are investigating the death.

The identity of the victim, as well as the cause and manner of death, will be released by the Clark County Coroner’s Office.

Anyone with any information about this incident is urged to contact the LVMPD Homicide Section at (702) 828-3521. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers by phone at (702) 385-5555. ... Read More

Kobe and Gigi Bryant interviewed by Kevaney Martin at Aces opener

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gigi were among the five killed in a helicopter crash outside Los Angeles this morning.

Kobe was a fixture in Las Vegas, appearing here often for a variety of events. In this video, he and Gigi are at the Las Vegas Aces WNBA home opener May 19, 2019. Kevaney Martin of 8 News Now talked to the Bryant’s about the growth of the WNBA, among other topics.

Bryant appeared with the Los Angeles Lakers in Las Vegas many times for exhibition games at the MGM Grand Garden and T-Mobile Arena. He also played for USA Basketball when they practiced and competed in Las Vegas.

Bryant won 5 NBA Championships with the Lakers.

The cause of the crash and the names of the other victims has not been determined or released. ... Read More

PHOTOS: Kobe Bryant through the years

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Kobe Bryant was a giant on the court as well as off.

Bryant and four others died in a helicopter crash near Los Angeles Sunday afternoon.

Below are some images from throughout his storied career... Read More

Kobe Bryant, daughter killed in helicopter crash

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LOS ANGELES COUNTY, Calif. (KLAS) — A helicopter crashed on a hillside in the Calabasas area and burst into flames, killing all aboard Sunday morning, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department. Multiple sources, including TMZ, is reporting that American basketball player Kobe Bryant is one of five people dead in the crash.

A source also confirmed the news about the death of the Lakers’ great with ESPN. TMZ also reports that Bryant’s 13-year-old daughter, GiGi, was on board the helicopter and died... Read More

Arizona, California cases push US tally of new virus to 5

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The U.S. has five confirmed cases of the new virus from China, all of whom traveled to the city that is the center of the outbreak, health officials said Sunday.

Two new cases were reported Sunday — one in Los Angeles County in California and the other in Maricopa County, Arizona. The others were a patient in Orange County, California, who was in isolation at a hospital and in good condition; a man in his 30s in Washington state; and a woman in her 60s from Chicago.

The virus can cause fever, coughing, wheezing and pneumonia. It is a member of the coronavirus family that’s a close cousin to the deadly SARS and MERS viruses that have caused outbreaks in the past... Read More

Tax season begins Monday, Jan. 27

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Monday, Jan. 27 marks the official start of tax season when the IRS will start accepting 2019 returns.

The sooner one files, the sooner they can expect a return. Filing electronically will likely get you a refund within three weeks.

W2 forms from your 2019 jobs will arrive through the mail or electronically by the end of January. Any 1099 forms for non-salaried income should also arrive over the next couple of weeks.

To protect yourself from scammers, experts say it is best to file early.

Once your return is accepted by the IRS, a crook won’t be able to file a fraudulent return and take your refund. ... Read More

Man in critical condition after house fire in Henderson

HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — Authorities say a man is in critical condition after a house fire in Henderson. Crews from the Henderson Fire Department responded to the blaze about 4:30 p.m. Saturday.

Firefighters found a family of six  living at the house and say one resident suffered significant injuries. The man was taken to a University Medical Center in Las Vegas and was listed in critical condition.

Authorities didn’t identify the man and they say investigators haven’t determining the cause of the fire yet. ... Read More