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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

Report shows child welfare services had previously investigated alleged neglect of Amari Nicholson in June of last year

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- As first reported by 8 News Now I-Team and now confirmed by Clark County Department of Family Services (CCDFS), there were concerns for 2-year-old Amari Nicholson’s safety leading up to his death. 

CCDFS reported Friday released a public disclosure report on the death of 2-year-old Amari Nicholson, confirming that investigators from the Child Welfare Division had responded to a report of alleged child neglect in June of last year.  It does not show who made the initial report  but concluded that allegations were found “unsubstantiated”, and the case was later closed in July 2020.

Amari Nicholson

The CCDFS public disclosure report further notes that a second investigation was opened May 11 after the department learned that Terrell Rhodes had confessed to ‘harming the child’ and that he had been arrested and charged with the toddler’s death.   ... Read More

Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas will not require fully vaccinated guests to wear a mask

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas will not require fully vaccinated guests to wear a mask. Their decision went into effect Thursday night, which was right 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.

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas sent the following statement:

"In alignment with the Nevada Gaming Control Board’s guidance, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas will no longer require fully vaccinated guests and employees to wear masks on [the] property, effective as of Thursday, May 13. Those not considered to be fully vaccinated by CDC standards remain required to wear face coverings until further notice. Additional information on resort health and safety guidelines can be found here."... Read More

CCSD staff and students to continue wearing masks 'out of an abundance of caution'

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Although Governor Sisolak says Nevada will follow the latest recommendations on wearing masks from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Clark County School District has other plans centered around precaution.

CCSD says "out of an abundance of caution," they want masks to continue to be worn to protect students and staff.

CCSD released the following statement:

"We understand that there are some changes in the guidance being provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regarding mask-wearing for vaccinated individuals.

At this time, out of an abundance of caution, we must ensure that masks continue to be worn to protect our students and staff.

Therefore, we will continue to require masks to be worn at all schools and work locations."

CCSD says it will also provide additional information and direction next week based on local mitigation and guidance updates... Read More

NEW: Nevada's COVID-19 cases lower, test positivity dropping going into weekend

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Nevada’s COVID-19 test positivity rate dropped to 5.3% as the state reports 389 new cases and seven deaths, data released Friday shows.

The state reports that 30% of Nevada’s population is now fully vaccinated, and more than 47% of the people eligible have initiated vaccinations.

The test positivity rate dropped to 5.3%, down from 5.4%, continuing a trend of slight drops. It started climbing on April 3, and passed 5% on April 12. It reached 5.9% but it leveled off in late April and has fallen since.

Clark County’s test positivity rate matches the state, at 5.3% in data released Friday... Read More