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Palms Resort evacuated following gas leak; no injuries reported

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Las Vegas Fire & Rescue responded to the Palms Casino Resort Saturday night after receiving calls about the smell of natural gas on the 34th floor just after 7 p.m..

Once on the scene, crews made their way to the 34th and 50th floors. It was discovered a broiler on the 50th floor was the source of the odor.

Officials say the gas leak was isolated and exhaust fans were used to remove the odor.

No one was hurt, and officials say the Palms was evacuated before the fire department arrived.

A total of 42 personnel with Las Vegas Fire & Rescue responded to the call. Southwest Gas also assisted at the scene... Read More

Local shops report flower shortage ahead of Mother’s Day

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Mother’s Day is Sunday, and as COVID-19 restrictions ease, more people will be out and about to celebrate. 

But COVID-19 has caused a flower shortage, and that is impacting some plans.

It is not too late to get flowers for your mom at Miss Daisy Flowers, located off Desert Inn Road and Valley View Boulevard, but for many, they would be surprised to know that there is a flower shortage going on right now.

Owner Jessica Marshall says business has been great now that places are opening back up and more people are coming to Vegas, but even though she is getting a lot more orders, the number of flowers available are just now what it used to be.

From wedding bouquets to bridal showers to birthdays and graduation bundles, the shop has been busy, but the concern is that there are not enough flowers to go around... Read More

Nevada Child Seekers organizes search party for missing 2-year-old

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The search continues this weekend for a missing two-year-old.

Amari Nicholson has been missing since Wednesday, May 5. He was last seen near the area of Paradise Road and Twain Avenue.

A search party was held Saturday afternoon. It was organized by Nevada Child Seekers. Their goal was to find anything that leads them to two-year-old Amari.

Two -year-old Amari went missing Wednesday from Emerald Suites.

COMING UP: 2 year old Amari has been missing since Wednesday. Today his dad spoke with me and pleaded for his son’s safe return. His family says a 30 thousand dollar reward is available. More tonight @8NewsNow #8NN pic.twitter.com/iMIkIKctAV... Read More

How do I cure a hangover?

HUNTINGTON, W.V. (WOWK) -- A hangover is an unpleasant result of drinking more than your body can handle.

If you spent the night out and woke up experiencing diarrhea, fatigue, headache, nausea, and/or shaking, you may just have one. And bartenders have a few ideas on the best ways to get through it.

Ashley Skeen, a bartender with Summit Beer Station in Huntington, West Virginia, said "before you go to bed the night after you've had a few, drink a lot of water, [and] take some Advil. When you wake up, wash, rinse, repeat. Water. Advil."

Rachel Cooper, a barback for Summit Beer Station, had similar advice, but she also said, "A lot of people do Pedialyte and then get something greasy like French fries. That's usually the way to go."... Read More

NHL relaxing virus protocols for vaccinated playoff teams

(AP) -- The NHL is relaxing virus protocols for teams that reach a threshold for vaccination, just in time for the playoffs.

The changes are outlined in a memo viewed by The Associated Press that the league sent to teams and players Friday night. The new protocols take hold once 85% or more of the traveling party has been fully vaccinated. For a team with 56 members in its traveling party, 48 would need to be fully vaccinated.

“It could be really big, I think, just for the mindset of the players, more than anything, just to get back to some sort of normalcy,” Carolina Hurricanes coach Rod Brind'Amour said Saturday. “The playoffs are a grind, just like this season has been, so any type of getting your mind away from it by being around the guys I think will help.”

The changes include loosened restrictions on indoor and outdoor dining, testing frequency and mask-wearing and quarantine requirements... Read More

Obama dog Bo, once a White House celebrity, dies from cancer

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Barack Obama’s dog, Bo, has died after a battle with cancer. Obama and his wife, Michelle, shared the news of Bo's passing on Instagram.

Both expressed sorrow at the death of a dog the former president described as a “true friend and loyal companion.”

Today our family lost a true friend and loyal companion. For more than a decade, Bo was a constant, gentle presence in our lives—happy to see us on our good days, our bad days, and everyday in between. pic.twitter.com/qKMNojiu9V

— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) May 8, 2021

The Portuguese water dog was a gift to the Obamas from the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, who was a key supporter of Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign. ... Read More

Major US pipeline halts operations after ransomware attack

WASHINGTON (AP) — The operator of a major pipeline system that transports fuel across the East Coast said Saturday that it had been victimized by a ransomware attack and that it had halted all pipeline operations to deal with the threat. The attack is unlikely to affect gasoline supply and prices unless it leads to a prolonged shutdown of the pipeline, experts said.

Colonial Pipeline did not say what was demanded or by whom, but ransomware attacks are typically carried out by criminal hackers who seize data and demand a large payment in order to release it... Read More