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Police: Man dropped off at hospital following early morning shooting in west valley

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A man with a gunshot wound was dropped off at a hospital early Monday morning following a shooting in the west valley.

It happened in the area of Charleston Boulevard and Fort Apache Road just after midnight, police said.

The man, who went to Spring Valley Hospital, is expected to survive.

Police say the investigation is in the early stages and details surrounding what lead up to the incident are not yet known. ... Read More

Only on 8: Family and friends gather to pray for the recovery of 7-year-old hurt in jet ski accident

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Life changed abruptly for 7-year-old Izabella Bohannon. On April 3rd, she was enjoying the sun with her family near Bullhead City, Arizona, and in just a blink of an eye, tragedy struck. 

While Izabella was looking for seashells and playing in the water, a jet ski ran directly into her, leaving her seriously hurt. 

Her cousin, Serenity Stadelmaier, says Izabella is very much a people person at such a young age.

"She's formed a bond with every single person she comes across with," said Stadelmaier. "Whether she has known you for 5 years or 5 seconds, she connects with everybody on such amazing levels."

Izabella is currently in a coma and fighting for her life at Sunrise Children's Hospital.

"She is still fighting as fast as she can, as hard as she can," said Stadelmaier. "She is trying to comeback from her recovery."... Read More

Job fair to be held at the Tuscany; some positions hiring on the spot

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — If you are looking for a job, one popular Las Vegas spot just off the Las Vegas Strip will soon be hiring.

The Tuscany Suites & Casino announced it will be hosting a job fair toward the end of the month.

On Thursday, April 29, you will have the opportunity to apply and interview in-person on site.

Officials say they are hiring for all departments and some people could even be hired on the spot.

For more information, see the flyer above or CLICK HERE... Read More

Las Vegas pushes to become first to ban ornamental grass

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A desert city built on a reputation for excess and indulgence wants to become a model for restraint and conservation with a first-in-the-nation policy banning grass that nobody walks on.

Las Vegas-area water officials have spent two decades trying to get people to replace thirsty greenery with desert plants, and now they're asking the Nevada Legislature to outlaw roughly 40% of the turf that's left.

The Southern Nevada Water Authority estimates there are almost 8 square miles (21 square kilometers) of “nonfunctional turf" in the metro area — grass that no one ever walks on or otherwise uses in street medians, housing developments and office parks... Read More

Las Vegas community gathers to mourn the loss of DMX

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Sunday evening, the Las Vegas community honored the life of a rap king. DMX passed away on Friday after suffering from a heart attack a week earlier.

New Era Las Vegas held a vigil to celebrate one of hip-hop's most iconic voices.

The vigil took place at the Martin Luther King statue, near MLK and Carey, and was meant to bring the community together to honor an artist that meant so much to so many, especially within the Black community.

People gathered in a meet-and-greet setting where the rapper’s music is played. It was followed by a ceremony later on where those who wanted to speak, shared the impact the rapper had on their lives.

DMX, began his rapping career in the late 1990s and released his debut album, twenty-three years ago. However, throughout the years he had a long struggle with drug addiction and legal battles that took center stage... Read More

FEMA offers assistance for COVID-19 funerals; families able to receive up to $9K

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Over the past year, many families were simultaneously dealing with a loss of income and unexpected financial costs due to COVID-19.

To help ease that burden, FEMA is offering its funeral assistance program to families who lost loved ones due to the virus. 

While this money will not be able to replace the loss of a loved one, local funeral homes hope it will help these families move forward.

Starting Monday, funeral assistance applications will open, which will provide up to $9,000 in financial assistance.

Patrick Casale lost his 84-year-old mother Marlene to COVID-19 last December.

"She loved to live and lived to laugh. That's the best thing I could say about my mother,” Casale said. "To get somebody cremated is not inexpensive. It's not like its 500 bucks, it's four grand all in. Then you have to pay for death certificates and everything else."... Read More

Small businesses use funding to regroup from pandemic closures

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Small businesses are regrouping from months of closures, laying off employees and declining sales.

These are problems all too familiar for boutique owner Angela Rene, who specializes in fashions for curvy women.

"It was devastating, it really, really was,” Rene said. “So now we are able to regroup but it definitely was a struggle.”

During a recent “Monday’s with Monica” interview, Rene learned about money for entrepreneurs.

"You can get an SBA loan for working capital to acquire or expand a business and they will make your payments for the first three months or till the end of September or till the funds run out,” said Craig Kirkland of Nevada State Bank. “They are also waiving their traditional fees which can be as high as 2.7% of the loan amount."

Information from the small business corporation can help owners make smart decisions... Read More