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Feds: Las Vegas mother, son took millions from investors claiming 'supercomputer' would net big profits

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A Las Vegas mother and son are accused of raising millions of dollars as part of what the federal government is calling a fraud scheme where investors were told a supercomputer would net them big returns.

The Securities and Exchange Commission filed a complaint in federal court against Joy Kovar, 86, and her son, Brent Kovar, 54. The commission alleges the Kovars ran a Las Vegas-based company called Profit Connect Wealth Services.

According to the complaint, Profit Connect Wealth Services raised more than $12 million from nearly 300 investors... Read More

UPDATE: Police investigate after woman shot, killed in Summerlin area

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Las Vegas police are conducting an investigation after a woman was shot and killed Monday morning in the Summerlin area.

It happened around 9:45 a.m. in the 2600 block of South Pavilion Center Drive, near Sahara and the 215 Beltway.

Authorities initially reported that the victim was injured, but later sent an update stating they are investigating the incident as a homicide.

Officers arrived on scene and found the woman suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. She was transported to UMC Trauma, police told 8 News Now.

Officers "detained someone on scene but have not arrested anyone at this time," police said.

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.... Read More

Flood warning issued for Clark County, includes Las Vegas, Red Rock Canyon, and Summerlin

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for west central Clark County. The warning is in effect until 1:30 p.m... Read More

Flooded roads, damages reported in Nye County following overnight storms

NYE COUNTY, Nev. (KLAS) -- Nye County officials are asking residents to allow extra time for travel on Monday as they wake up to flooded roads and damaged items.

Nye County says deputies were busy throughout the night handling the aftermath of the thunderstorms that hit the area.

"Many of you are going to find trees down or damage to your vehicles and homes. You do not need to call dispatch to report these. Contact your insurance company," the sheriff's office noted in an alert.

If you find obstruction on a road, the county says you should call the non-emergency dispatch number at (775) 751-7000 option 5.  ... Read More

Faith Lutheran grad wins US Olympic swimming gold in 4x100-meter freestyle relay

TOKYO (AP) — For being right in the middle of the desert, Las Vegas knows how to churn out great swimmers. Now, one of those great talents has claimed an Olympic gold medal.

Bowen Becker, a graduate of Faith Lutheran High School in Las Vegas, helped the men's 4x100-meter freestyle relay bring home the win on Monday.

Becker swam the third leg of the race, putting up a time of 47.44. He was joined by Caeleb Dressel, Blake Pieroni and Zach Apple on the podium, as the team finished 1.14 seconds ahead of Italy, who took the silver... Read More

Couples flock to Las Vegas during pandemic wedding boom

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — While couples flocking to Las Vegas to get married is nothing new, there has been a COVID wedding boom going on, and Clark County, along with wedding venue companies, are noticing as elopements seem to be all the rage. 

"As more and more people get vaccinated and are encouraged to travel again, we have just been bombarded. We are up over 2019 numbers which was already a really good year for us," said Lynn Goya, Clark County Clerk. 

Owner of Cactus Collective Weddings, Mckenzi Taylor, says she has seen a rise in people contacting her company for their wedding plans.  

"I think what is happening this year is there is such a backlog of weddings because people had to postpone and or delay, but now people are thinking maybe I should just elope," Taylor shared.  "We are seeing an uptick in numbers for sure!"... Read More

Man arrested in North Las Vegas for leaving 6-year-old child in hot car

NORTH LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A North Las Vegas man was taken into custody Saturday after leaving a 6-year-old child in his car.

It happened in the 5100 block of North Lamb Boulevard, north of Lone Mountain Road. The call came out just before 4 p.m. Saturday.

Once on the scene, first responders checked and cleared the child. The 6-year-old was then taken into custody by Child Protective Services.

Jesse J. Ramires

Jesse J. Ramires, 43, was arrested by police. He is facing the following charges:

  • Child Abuse or Neglect (F)
  • Leaving Child Unattended in a Motor Vehicle (M)

The high temperature in North Las Vegas on Saturday was 101 degrees... Read More