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No serious injuries in explosion at Death Valley resort

DEATH VALLEY, Calif. (KLAS) -- No serious injuries were reported after an early morning explosion at a Death Valley National Park resort. The incident happened Monday at Stovepipe Wells around 4:30 a.m.

The National Park Service (NPS) says a propane leak appears to have caused the explosion, which damaged concession employee housing. The focal point was the staff laundry room.

Park rangers responded to and secured the scene. The investigation is ongoing, and according to NPS, foul play is not suspected.

Despite the incident, Stovepipe continues to provide full public service... Read More

Nevada proposal would prohibit insurers from discriminating based on dog breed

CARSON CITY, Nev. -- A bill to prohibit property insurers from discriminating based on a dog’s breed advanced Monday at the Nevada Legislature. The Senate Commerce and Labor committee voted along party lines 4-3 for S.B. 103 to pass out of committee.

According to the Legislative Counsel, the bill “prohibits an insurer from refusing to issue, canceling, refusing to renew or increasing the premium or rate for a policy of property insurance on the sole basis of the specific breed or mixture of breeds of a dog that is harbored or owned on the property, unless the particular dog is known or declared to be dangerous or vicious pursuant to the public health laws of this state.”

A law already exists which prohibits communities from discriminating against specific breeds... Read More

Women Making Strides: Sin City Sisters blazing trails in the construction industry

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- We highlight another incredible woman in Las Vegas, Jovan Johnson. She is making strides in the construction industry.

She was introduced to carpentry when she moved back to vegas in 2002 while she was volunteering for Habitat for Humanity.

Johnson says she wanted a new career with solid income to keep herself afloat as a single mom. Now she says there's nothing she'd rather be doing.

"I never would have ever imagined. 20 years ago, you tell me this is what I was doing, I would have thought you were crazy, but here I am. 17 to 18 years later and I do what I love. I absolutely love being a carpenter," said Jovan Johnson, Sin City Sisters.

Johnson now works as a local carpenter's union representative who oversees all of the union's committees.

That includes Sin City Sisters which is a committee of all female carpenters that works to support other female centric organizations across the valley... Read More

Ground breaks at ER at Valley Vista in North Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Centennial Hills Hospital is expanding its services to its first freestanding emergency department. Ground broke today at the ER at Valley Vista.

The emergency room will be located on Decatur and Elkhorn in North Las Vegas, right by the DMV.

It will be used as an extension of the hospital’s existing emergency department.

The facility will feature medical exam rooms, advanced imaging services, and onsite decontamination rooms.

"We've seen a consistent amount of growth, from a north las vegas perspective in terms of the overall population and housing growth. So this development will certainly help to better support the growing needs of this community," said Sajit Pullaraut, Chief Executive Officer, Centennial Hills Hospital.

The ER is expected to open at the end of this year... Read More

I-Team: 'She was my baby,' family mourns woman found dead during drug bust, likely there for days

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The family of a 23-year-old woman who investigators say had been "dead for a while" when they found her during a drug bust wants answers.

In February, FBI agents and Metro Police officers found Sahara Hoffine’s body inside a home at 2953 Lawndale St. on the east side. Hoffine was lying on a couch in the home of a man federal agents later took into custody on drug charges.

“The [informant] said that the female was definitely dead, and she was stiff as a board and that she was dead for a while,” court documents said.

Hoffine had moved to Las Vegas in October from Washington State, her mother, Loretta Hoffine, said.

“I'm very angry because she was mine,” Loretta said. “She was a person. She was mine. She was my baby. She was worth so much more than that.”... Read More

Making Self-Care Sweet: Sweet Bubble Bath Confections

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- On this International Women's Day, there are two important things to remember: support woman-owned businesses and prioritize self-care!

Las Vegas Now's Roqui Theus highlights a local shop that covers both. Check out Sweet Bubble Bath Confections! ... Read More

9% of Nevadans fully vaccinated in state's COVID-19 efforts

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- State health leaders say they're reviewing the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's new recommendations, but not commenting on them just yet. As of now, the majority of Nevadans are not fully vaccinated.

The state is currently reporting that close to 9% of Nevadans are fully vaccinated, and more than 16% have initiated the process, getting their first dose. Around 8% of Clark County residents have received the full dosage.

Some good news is the state's allocation, or the amount Nevada receives from the federal government, is increasing. Our COVID-19 Task Force reports that eventually, doctor's offices will receive doses to administer, but there is no word on when.

Nevada originally lagged behind in getting doses into arms, but the state is gradually moving more to the middle. We are just below New York State, in terms of doses administered per 100,000. ... Read More