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I-Team: 23-year-old's liver cancer linked to Real Water, lawsuit claims

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A woman claims drinking Las Vegas-based Real Water made her develop liver cancer, a lawsuit filed in court said.

Real Water sold alkaline water, which has a lesser acidity, through a home delivery service and in bottles sold in stores.

According to the lawsuit, Grace Zimmerman, who is in her mid-20s, drank the brand’s bottled water between May 2019 and November 2019. In June 2020, she went to the emergency room, where doctors told her she had elevated liver enzyme levels. She was transferred to a Los Angeles hospital, where her condition improved.

Last fall, Zimmerman was diagnosed with acute hepatitis, the lawsuit said. Acute non-viral hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver that can be caused by exposure to toxins, autoimmune disease or drinking too much alcohol... Read More

Rampart Casino gets OK to reopen at 100% capacity

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The Rampart Casino reports it has been given the OK to open at 100% capacity effective immediately.

A statement from the casino said anyone who is fully vaccinated will not have to wear a mask.

"Those who haven't been fully vaccinated are asked to still take precautions," according to the statement... Read More

Expect closures, delays at Lake Mead boat ramps at Hemenway Harbor, Temple bar

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Hemenway Harbor and Temple Bar boat ramps will have temporary closures and reduced lanes beginning as early as Thursday, May 20, according to a news release from Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

Delays could last through June as the National Park Service (NPS) installs and repositions pipe mats to extend boat ramps due to lower water levels.

Boaters can continue to access Lake Mead via Callville Bay and Echo Bay.

Ramps on Lake Mohave are not expected to be affected through 2021.

Beginning May 20, Hemenway Harbor will have one launch lane available on pipe mat. The NPS recommends that boats over 25 feet consider launching at other locations. Boulder Harbor can be temporarily used for lake access while Hemenway Harbor’s launch ramp is unavailable, according to the National Park Service... Read More

NEW: Nevada's COVID-19 test positivity rate falls below 5%

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Nevada’s COVID-19 test positivity rate has fallen below 5.0%, data released Tuesday shows.

The rate dropped from 5.0% to 4.9% in the past day, continuing a trend of decreases reported over the past month. The last time Nevada recorded a 5% test positivity rate was on April 11.

Nevada reported 287 new COVID-19 cases, most from Clark County (218), in the past day. Nevada’s total cases are now at 321,368. Clark County has a total of 249,011. It’s important to note that the state no longer updates the dashboard on the weekend, which may be why Monday and Tuesday reports show higher case and death totals.... Read More

Actor Charles Grodin dies at 86; had hits with 'Heartbreak Kid,' 'Midnight Run,' 'Beethoven'

Charles Grodin, the droll, offbeat actor and writer who scored as a caddish newlywed in “The Heartbreak Kid” and later had roles ranging from Robert De Niro’s counterpart in the comic thriller “Midnight Run” to the bedeviled father in the “Beethoven” comedies, has died. He was 86.

Grodin died Tuesday in Wilton, Connecticut, from bone marrow cancer, his son, Nicholas Grodin, said.

Known for his dead-pan style and everyday looks, Grodin also appeared in “Dave,” “The Woman in Red,” “Rosemary’s Baby” and “Heaven Can Wait.” On Broadway, he starred with Ellen Burstyn in the long-running 1970s comedy “Same Time, Next Year,” and he found many other outlets for his talents.

In the 1990s, he made his mark as a liberal commentator on radio and TV. He also wrote plays and television scripts, winning an Emmy for his work on a 1997 Paul Simon special, and wrote several books humorously ruminating on his ups and downs in show business... Read More

Are you owed money?: Nevada's unclaimed property list holds nearly $1 billion; governor eases process with new law

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak signed a bill into law Tuesday designed to help Nevadans retrieve their unclaimed property more easily and more quickly.

The Office of the State Treasurer's unclaimed property fund holds nearly $1 billion in abandoned money. Under state statute, the treasurer’s office takes control of the funds until they can be returned to their owner. Unclaimed property includes uncashed or deposited checks, abandoned bank accounts and other so-called missing money. There is no charge.

The law, which was titled Senate Bill 71 in the Legislature, allows the state treasurer’s office to start an unclaimed property claim on a person’s behalf, rather than a person initiating the claim. The office began doing this in a pilot setting at the beginning of the pandemic to help people find any money that could help them... Read More

Rapper T.I., wife, won't face charges in Clark County; prosecutors cite statute of limitations

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- T.I., an Atlanta-based rapper with multiplatinum record sales who was named in a sexual assault case that allegedly took place in 2010, will not be prosecuted, Las Vegas police said today.

A statement from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department's Public Information Office said Clifford Harris -- the rapper's name -- and Tameka Harris, his wife, will not face charges in the case.

"The incident was reported to the LVMPD outside of the statute of limitations for the crime, per Nevada Revised Statute 171.085," according to the statement.

"This information was confirmed with the Clark County District Attorney’s office. Based on this, the case was closed, which is standard procedure for crimes reported outside of the statute," according to Metro police... Read More