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Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas receives approval to increase casino capacity to 100%

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas reports it has reached an 80% vaccination rate among its employees and was given state approval to increase its capacity to 100%.

In a news release, the resort said it reached the 80% vaccination rate on Tuesday, May 4 and will fulfill its promise to pay upwards of $1 million in cash bonuses to vaccinated employees. The resort also extended its vaccination deadline from May 1 to May 8, due to an "overwhelming" response from staff.

"We believe the only clear path to normalcy and bringing our entire workforce back is through vaccinations,” said William McBeath, president and ceo of The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. "It’s pertinent to not only The Cosmopolitan, but to our entire industry in ensuring travel can safely return to the destination. I could not be more proud of our team for doing their part to protect our city."... Read More

Biden sets new goal of 70% of adults with at least one vaccine shot by July 4, launches online portal

WASHINGTON (NewsNation Now) — President Joe Biden announced new measures to enable and encourage Americans to get vaccinated against COVID-19 Tuesday, as he set a new goal of 70% of adult Americans getting at least one shot by July 4.

Speaking from the White House Tuesday, Biden announced new ways for Americans to find and get a vaccine, including launching a new portal at vaccines.gov and a text-based service to connect them with vaccination providers.

By texting their zip code to GETVAX (438829), the president said Americans can learn “within minutes” where vaccine doses are currently available near them. He said the government will also call on tens of thousands of pharmacies to begin offering vaccinations on a walk-in basis this week... Read More

Police: Man dies after shooting in east valley Friday night

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A fight between two groups led to a man's death Friday night in the east Las Vegas valley.

Around 11:45 p.m., officers received a call about a shooting at a residence located near Missouri Avenue and Boulder Highway. A few minutes later, Henderson Hospital told police a man suffering from a gunshot wound had been dropped off at their facility.

The victim was transported to UMC Trauma due to his injuries and was later pronounced dead.

Through the investigation, police learned the victim was with two other men when a car pulled up to the residence and multiple men exited.

An argument ensued between the groups, and multiple individuals took out guns and began to fire. All of the men involved left the area prior to the officers arriving. ... Read More

Raiders focus on defense, offensive lines in NFL draft

After being picked apart by opposing offences last season and having dismantled an expensive offensive line at the start of free agency, the Las Vegas Raiders went into the draft with some distinct needs.

Even having an offensive-minded coach such as Jon Gruden who is always looking for more options for his vast playbook couldn’t send the Raiders in a different direction in the draft.

Las Vegas finished the three days of selections taking only defensive players and offensive linemen, marking the first time in franchise history that the Raiders picked no offensive skilled players.

General manager Mike Mayock said Gruden kept asking about taking a quarterback or receiver at various points in the draft but the Raiders stuck to their strategy... Read More

UPDATE: Pedestrian struck, killed by bus; intersection at Sahara, Eastern closed to traffic

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The intersection of Sahara and Eastern avenues is closed to traffic due to a fatal crash involving a bus and a pedestrian.

According to Metro police, a pedestrian was struck by a small bus. The pedestrian was transported o Sunrise Hospital's trauma unit but later pronounced dead.

Motorists should avoid the area and find an alternate route... Read More

In Your Neighborhood: Exploring the diversity, growth of Chinatown

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Neighborhoods across the Las Vegas valley all have their own unique blend of people, businesses and experiences.

During the month of May, Good Day Las Vegas will feature a different neighborhood each week. This week, it's Chinatown which is located along the Spring Mountain Road corridor and is jammed with Asian shops and restaurants.

As Chinatown shakes off the pandemic closures, it is also dealing with the same struggles seen across the valley.

There are two major pieces of new development in Chinatown; one is the Shanghai Plaza that opened in Jan. 2020. When it opened, it was an avenue for new investment to get a foothold into Las Vegas' Chinatown. It also brought more established Asian brands with international appeal to the neighborhood, adding to what has been along Spring Mountain Road for decades... Read More

Metro police say #ParkHereICan in social post on 'May the 4th'

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- An accident with no injuries on Tuesday morning gave Metro police an opportunity to get into the Star Wars spirit with a "May the 4th" post on Facebook.

Using the hashtags #ParkHereICan #Tow4Two #FeelTheForce, the LVMPD Traffic Bureau sent out a photo of a car on its side near and another car overturned behind it. An iron fence next to the street was damaged... Read More