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Caesars Entertainment: Some small venue closures, certain shows not returning

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Caesars Entertainment is shaking up its Las Vegas entertainment lineup. The company told 8 News Now some smaller venues will shutter and certain shows will not return.

The company's statement reads:

Caesars Entertainment has made a strategic decision to refocus the entertainment programming across our Las Vegas properties.

Unfortunately, this means that some of our smaller capacity venues will close, and some shows will not return. Decisions like these are never easy.

Some of these shows have a long history with us and in Las Vegas. While their run with our company is now ending, we are grateful for their incredible performances, their many talented cast and crew members, and everything they brought to our resorts and guests.

As we move in this new direction, Caesars Entertainment remains committed to live entertainment and creating the most exciting stage experiences for our guests."... Read More

Adult and child killed in Nye County rollover crash, another child in critical condition

NYE COUNTY, Nev. (KLAS) — Nye County Deputies are on the scene of a deadly rollover crash in the northern portion of the county.

Officials say it happened on SR 376 at Mile Marker 77.

It's reported that this was a single-vehicle rollover crash. In a Facebook post, the Nye County Sheriff's Office said an adult and a child were ejected from the vehicle and pronounced dead.

Another child was flown to a Reno hospital in critical condition.

Nevada Highway Patrol is currently conducting an investigation... Read More

Caesars Entertainment won't require fully vaccinated guests or 'Team Members' to wear masks

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Caesars Entertainment will not require fully vaccinated guests or 'Team Members' to wear a mask. Their decision comes a day after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new guidance on the mitigation measure.

Gov. Steve Sisolak and the Nevada Gaming Control Board said they would follow the recommendations as well.

Caesars Entertainment sent the following statement:... Read More

Nevada OSHA issues guidelines for businesses to meet face mask requirements

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Nevada OSHA has released guidance for businesses after Gov. Steve Sisolak's announcement that the state will follow CDC guidelines on face masks. OSHA also issued guidance on employers asking employees for proof of vaccination.

The Nevada Restaurant Association has distributed the guidance to members.

The guidelines appear below:... Read More

New video shows mysterious flying sphere vanishing into ocean

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (MYSTERY WIRE) - MysteryWire.com has obtained newly released video taken on board the USS Omaha, that shows what is described as a "transmedium" vehicle (that is, a vehicle capable of traveling through both air and water) moving, hovering, and lowering itself into the Pacific Ocean.

The video is from the same incident Mystery Wire first documented in April. A Pentagon spokesperson confirmed last month to Mystery Wire that one of the images was recorded by US Navy personnel.

The US Navy has described the objects in generic terms  as “drones”, also as “UAVs,” for what are otherwise considered unidentified objects. To watch the newly released video, click here or on the picture below. ... Read More

Venetian Resort nixes masks for fully vaccinated guests in "most areas"

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The Venetian Resort is joining a long list of Las Vegas Strip properties not requiring fully vaccinated guests to wear a mask. This will apply to "most areas" of the resort, according to a company statement.

Employees, however, must still wear masks when on the property.

In response to guidance from the state of Nevada and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), fully vaccinated guests will not be required to wear a face mask, effective 2 p.m. today, while in most areas of The Venetian Resort. At this time, Team Members of The Venetian Resort are still required to wear a company-issued face masks while on property."

Venetian Resort Las Vegas spokesperson

The Venetian and Palazzo are operated by Las Vegas Sands Corporation. ... Read More

DMV ending $1 'technology fee' after Nevada Supreme Court ruling

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A $1 "technology fee" assessed by the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles is ending, and plans to refund the money are in the works.

That $1 fee adds up to $7 million a year in revenue, according to a DMV news release.

An announcement from the DMV follows Thursday's ruling from the Nevada Supreme Court overturning a payroll tax that did not receive a two-thirds vote in the Nevada Legislature. The same thing happened with the technology fee -- it was extended without the required approval.

"The DMV will cease to charge the $1 fee as soon as programmers are able to remove it from the computer system," according to a statement. "The fee, which is added on to nearly all DMV transactions, is still being collected as of May 14."... Read More