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MGM Resorts updates mask policy; vaccinated employees no longer need to wear masks

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — MGM Resorts International has updated its mask guidelines since Friday and it now includes vaccinated employees. Employees who are "verified" as fully vaccinated will no longer be required to a wear a mask at any of its Las Vegas properties.

On Friday, after the Centers for Disease Control eased mask restrictions, MGM Resorts said fully vaccinated guests could forgo masks but employees would still be required to wear them.

The MGM Resorts news release says that employees must upload a copy of their CDC vaccine card as proof of receiving a vaccine... Read More

Police: 26% increase in stolen vehicles compared to last year

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Compared to 2020, Metro police said there's been a 26% jump in stolen vehicle cases and car thieves seem to be targeting certain vehicles and certain areas of the Las Vegas valley.

According to a news release from Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, "thieves are targeting older-model Chevrolet Silverados and Tahoes, Ford F-Series trucks, and Honda Civics and Accords."

Metro reports the areas that have seen the biggest increase in car thefts include its Convention Center Area Command which also includes the Las Vegas Strip corridor and the Spring Valley Area Command which encompasses an area that covers Sahara to the north, Warm Springs to the south, Valley View to the east and Durango to the west.

Police remind the public that some simple steps can help prevent cars from being stolen:... Read More

President Biden announces US will export 20M vaccine doses abroad

WASHINGTON (NewsNation Now) — President Joe Biden announced Monday that the U.S. will share an additional 20 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines with the world in the coming six weeks, according to a senior administration official.

Those doses would come from existing U.S. production of Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccine stocks, Biden said.

“We know America will never be fully safe until the pandemic that’s raging globally is under control," Biden said at the White House.

It comes on top of the Biden's administration’s prior commitment to share about 60 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine by the end of June. The AstraZeneca vaccine is widely in use around the world but not yet authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration... Read More

Arraignment on new charges for Terrell Rhodes pushed back

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Terrell Rhodes, the man accused of killing 2-year-old Amari Nicholson, was due to make a court appearance on new charges he is facing in the case.

Rhodes, 27, did not appear in court and his arraignment was delays until June 1.

Terrell Rhodes arrested for murder of missing toddler Amari Nicholson. Source: LVMPD

Aside from a murder charges, Rhodes is faces four new charges of resisting a public officer with a firearm and four charges of assault on a protected person with a deadly weapon.

Rhodes is currently being held in jail with no bail.

Amari Nicholson's father and other family members showed up at the courthouse and say they are still grieving the loss of the little boy... Read More

Target ends mask requirement for vaccinated customers, team members

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Fully vaccinated customers and team members do not have to wear masks or face coverings, Target announced Monday.

The chain retail store is the latest to follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's recommendation in changing its mask requirement, joining Walmart, Trader Joe's, Costco and other businesses.

The CDC on Thursday eased mask-wearing guidance for fully vaccinated people, allowing them to stop wearing masks outdoors in crowds and most indoor settings... Read More

Colonial Pipeline says 'normal operations' have resumed following ransomware attack

The operator of the nation's largest gasoline pipeline — hit earlier this week by a ransomware attack — announced Saturday it has resumed “normal operations," delivering fuel to its markets, including a large swath of the East Coast.

Georgia-based Colonial Pipeline had begun the process of restarting the pipeline's operations on Wednesday evening, warning it could take several days for the supply chain to return to normal.

“Since that time, we have returned the system to normal operations, delivering millions of gallons per hour to the markets we serve,” Colonial Pipeline said in a tweet Saturday. Those markets include Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia, South and North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Washington D.C., Delaware, Pennsylvania and New Jersey... Read More

Vegas Golden Knights to host pop-up vaccine clinic before Sunday's game

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Go to a hockey game and get a vaccine! The Vegas Golden Knights are partnering with Immunize Nevada and Smith's Food and Drug to host a COVID-19 vaccine clinic before the team's first playoff game on Sunday.

The pop-up clinic will be held at Toshiba Plaza, in front of T-Mobile Arena, on Sunday, May 16 before the 12 p.m. PT game against the Minnesota Wild.

Vaccines will be available from 9:30 a.m. until 12 p.m. PT.

We've had VGK tattoos at playoff games... VGK weddings at playoff games......

This year, we'll have VGK COVID-19 Vaccines in partnership with @ImmunizeNV and @MySmithsGrocery!!

Click below for info on how you can participate in our vaccine clinic!https://t.co/2JdEka2dQD... Read More