Jackie Kostek, ABC 13 Las Vegas

Jackie Kostek

ABC 13 Las Vegas

Chicago, IL, United States

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Recent articles by Jackie:

Las Vegas local Justyn Boumah, 6, dreams big, continues to make a difference

At just six, Justyn Boumah leads with empathy. His dreams are as big as his heart and 13 Action News' Vegas Stronger Champion. → Read More

Elderly dog owner 'distraught' after Henderson residential dog daycare facility shut down

More than 50 dogs were removed from a residential dog daycare Monday after the Henderson Animal Care and Control shut down the business. → Read More

Miss Nevada USA crowns trans woman for first time

At the Miss Nevada USA pageant Sunday night, a trans woman was crowned and will represent Nevada in Miss USA. → Read More

Vegas LGBTQ advocates react to the Raiders' and NFL's first openly gay player

Local Vegas LGBTQ community activists said Carl Nassib's surprise announcement Monday will have a far-reaching impact on sports and youth. → Read More

As Nevada vaccine rates slow, leaders thinking big and small to reach people

As COVID-19 vaccine rates slow across Nevada, leaders are getting creative to get people vaccinated. They're going small with door-to-door campaigns in targeted communities and big with a statewide campaign and proposed national lottery. → Read More

New FDA-approved Alzheimer's drug had clinical trials in Las Vegas

Ten Alzheimer's patients from Southern Nevada participated in clinical trials for the newly FDA-approved drug treatment option, the first in 18 years. → Read More

Matthew Shepard's friend reflects on his life, death and legacy

Michele Josue was Matthew Shepard's friend. They went to high school together and became good friends in theater. Josue produced a film years after Matthew's death, 'Matthew Shepard is a Friend of Mine." → Read More

DETR claimants report ongoing system error message, unable to file claims

KTNV has been fielding calls and emails from frustrated claimants who say they can't file their weekly claims because of a system error message. DETR said it is working to resolve the issue but did not provide a timeline of when it could be fixed. → Read More

Vegas Golden Knights fans say they're ready for a full Fortress if capacity expands for potential later playoff rounds

Many Vegas Golden Knights fans say they would comfortable and ready to pack T-Mobile Arena again if capacity expands for later potential playoff rounds. → Read More

Touro University graduates prepared to enter medical field during pandemic

Touro University hosted an in-person graduation ceremony Monday for about 200 medical students and their families and friends. → Read More

Business owner credits Las Vegas community with her success

Running a small business takes a lot of work and determination. One local young woman certainly has those necessary qualities! But as 13 Action News Anchor Jackie Kostek reports, she's crediting much of her success to the support from the Las Vegas community. → Read More

Millennial entrepreneur Dontae Scott rolls up sleeves to build the community

Millennial entrepreneur and real estate investor Dontae Scott runs the non-profit, Housing Assistance Corporation, which helps people stay in their homes, beautify the neighborhood and take pride in their community. → Read More

Builders can't build fast enough, Summerlin West exploding amid record-high home prices

As Las Vegas Realtors reported record-high home prices for the second-straight month, home buyers are waiting on interest lists for neighborhoods being built in Summerlin West. → Read More

Clark County School District families pushing for district to allow spectators to attend sports games

CCSD has said they would not allow spectators at any CCSD sporting events this spring, but families are pressuring the district - saying they can do so safely and it may be the last time they get to watch their loved one compete. → Read More

All Nevadans 16 years and older eligible for COVID-19 vaccine on Monday

On Monday, vaccine eligibility will expand to all Nevadans 16 years and older, the largest group to become eligible since the vaccination program began. → Read More

Where are the hoops? More than a year after they were taken down, many public parks still without

More than a year after COVID-19 shutdowns led to public playgrounds being closed and basketball hoops removed, public parks have reopened, but many still don't have hoops. → Read More

NASCAR fans return to Las Vegas Motor Speedway for first time in a year

For the first time in more than a year, NASCAR fans are back at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway for weekend races. → Read More

Nevada COVID-19 patient zero reflects one year after hospital admission

One year ago, Ronald Pipkins drove himself to the VA Medical Center in North Las Vegas. Three days later, he was diagnosed with COVID-19, the first confirmed case in the state. → Read More

Clark County School District punts graduation planning to schools; schools planning ceremonies

CCSD Supt. Jesus Jara says the state's recent relaxing of some COVID-19 restrictions may allow for some larger, in-person celebrations to happen -- but no decisions have been made. → Read More

Arts District business owners pushing back against food truck lot plan

Brick and mortar businesses in the Arts District are pushing back against a proposed food truck lot saying the way the plan is being pushed through is 'unethical and irresponsible.' → Read More