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Wisconsin man wins $367K in poker tournament while skipping out on niece's wedding

MANDAN, Wis. — A Mandan man skipped his niece’s wedding for a Las Vegas poker tournament and came home $367,800 richer.

The Bismarck Tribune reported Thursday that 63-year-old Harlan Miller’s niece, Macie, was set to get married in Montana last weekend. But Miller skipped the nuptials to participate in the Mid-Stakes Poker Tour Venetian $1,100 Main Event.

Harlen Miller topped a 2,790-entry field to win @msptpoker @venetianpoker $1,100 Main Event for $367,801. The champ skipped his niece's wedding because he "just had a feeling." https://t.co/rTEwbFtY7E... Read More

Sisolak signs sweeping election bills into law, solidifying mail-in voting, presidential primaries in Nevada

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Nevada county clerks will send a mail-in ballot to every registered voter, unless they opt-out, and voters will choose presidential candidates via primaries rather than caucuses with sweeping new legislation Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak signed into law Friday.

In all, the governor signed five bills that change the way Nevadans vote or register to vote... Read More

RuPaul's Drag Race Live! returns to Flamingo in August

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- RuPaul's Drag Race Live! returns to the Flamingo Las Vegas starting Thursday, Aug. 5.

Tickets for performances through Friday, Dec. 31, are on sale now at ticketmaster.com/dragracevegas. Shows are Thursday through Monday at 9:30 p.m. Tickets start at $49, plus tax and fees.

"From the creative team behind the Emmy Award-winning series RuPaul’s Drag Race, the critically acclaimed Las Vegas revue is everything you love about the TV show and then some," according to a Friday announcement.

"With over-the-top costumes, visually stunning sets and jaw-dropping performances, RuPaul’s Drag Race Live! serves the audience a drag experience like they’ve never seen before. Each show features six queens, including Asia O’Hara, Derrick Barry, Kameron Michaels, Naomi Smalls, Vanessa “Vanjie” Matteo and Yvie Oddly."... Read More

Three Square ending food distribution at two high schools; alternate sites listed

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Some changes are ahead for food distribution sites run by Three Square Food Bank.

Saturday, June 12, is the last day for food distribution at Western High School and Sierra Vista High School.

Three Square recommends that people who have been using the Western site to go to the Texas Station site, which gives out food at 8 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

People who have been using Sierra Vista can find two nearby sites: The Birds of Air site at 8425 W. Windmill Lane (9 a.m. on the first and third Saturday of the month) and the City of Light Church site at 8755 W. Warm Springs Road, Ste. #105 (9:30 a.m. on the second and fourth Saturday of the month)... Read More

NEW: Nevada reports 262 COVID-19 cases, 1 death heading into weekend

Below is the full COVID-19 report for Thursday, June 10

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Nevada reported 262 new COVID-19 cases and a single death, data released today shows. The state's test positivity rate held steady on Thursday at 3.4%. Half of the people eligible for COVID-19 vaccines -- anyone 12 and over -- have now "initiated" vaccination, according to the state... Read More

Grand jury indicts man accused in deadly April Las Vegas Strip shooting

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A grand jury has indicted Malik Frost, 25, on a murder charge in connection with an April 25 shooting on the Las Vegas Strip that left another man dead.

Darrell White was killed in the early morning hours in front of the Hawaiian Marketplace near Harmon Avenue and the Las Vegas Strip. Two others were injured.

The grand jury returned an indictment on the charges:

  • murder with a deadly weapon
  • attempted murder with a deadly weapon
  • battery with a deadly weapon resulting in subsantial bodily harm
  • battery with a deadly weapon

The shooting followed a confrontation involving people who said Frost went into a women's restroom. As Frost fled the scene, others chased him. One person threw a rock that hit Frost in the head, according to an arrest report and testimony before the grand jury... Read More

CONCACAF Gold Cup Final inside Allegiant Stadium sells out in record time

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Las Vegas once again is showing the rest of the world that is a soccer town.

Concacaf announced Friday that the 2021 Gold Cup Final, scheduled for Aug. 1 inside Allegiant Stadium, sold out in only 90 minutes.

The federation said this becomes the fastest sellout in tournament history and the first of a sporting event inside the Raiders' home. All general seating tickets sold in an hour and a half. A crowd of more than 60,000 fans is expected.

"After a week that saw a compelling Concacaf Nations League Final attended by a capacity crowd and viewed on TV by millions of fans, we look forward to what will surely be an unforgettable 2021 Gold Cup this summer,” said Concacaf General Secretary, Philippe Moggio... Read More