UPDATE: Family releases new information, statement on Allison Copening’s health
LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Las Vegas native and former senator for Nevada, Allison Copening, is reportedly in the hospital in a coma, according to her sister.
Copening’s sister, Gina, shared the message in a Facebook post after it was wrongly reported that Allison had died.
In the post, Gina clarified that Allison had a cardiac event and has since been in a coma.
“This has been a nightmare for me and the rest of our family. It has been a rollercoaster ride, which makes it difficult to convey information to all those who love her.”
Allison Copening served for the Nevada legislature from 2008 to 2012.
Copening began her career in the broadcasting field, working right here at Channel 8.
Statement from KLAS 8 News Now:
“Allison was a former co-worker and longtime friend to many here at Ch. 8. Allison worked here at the station in the 90’s, first as a production assistant and then as our Community Affairs Director. Our thoughts are with her family tonight.”
Copening’s family is asking the public to respect their privacy while they are in the hospital.
This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.