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Vaccine mandate takes effect for MGM and Westgate employees

LAS VEGAS (KLAS)-- The deadline for MGM Resorts and the Westgate employees to get vaccinated is Friday.

Westgate CEO David Seigel told staff in a memo last month, that they will be required to show proof of vaccination by October 15th in order to keep their job.

“Westgate is not the first major company to make this decision, and we will not be the last,” Siegel said. “Vaccines are the single greatest tool we have for ending this pandemic, keeping ourselves and our families safe and returning life back to normal.”

Seigel survived a difficult battle against COVID-19 in July. He said he believes if he hadn’t been vaccinated he would not be alive today.

The Westgate resort was among the first properties to require its employees to return to wearing a mask.

Meantime, MGM says all salaried employees who don’t exclusively work at home will need to be vaccinated against COVID-19 by Friday. ... Read More

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Gov. Sisolak hints at when you can ditch those masks

LAS VEGAS (KLAS)-- As we inch closer to the holiday season, many are wondering if they will still need to wear masks indoors.

Governor Sisolak says Thursday in order for the mask mandate to go away, the COVID-19 test positivity rate must be below 8%, and the case rate must be below 50 per 100-thousand people, over two weeks. While Clark county is at a 6.9% test positivity, the case rate is still around 115.3.

"You're protecting yourself, your family, and our economy. It keeps businesses open. You see here businesses are open because we have more people getting vaccinated.," Sisolak said. "We need to encourage everyone to go out and get that vaccine so we can continue the progress of opening the economy back up and creating more jobs."

Governor Sisolak says vaccines are the solution to get rid of masks.

As of Thursday, 55% of eligible Nevadans are fully vaccinated. ... Read More

I-Team: Former firefighter arrested in wife’s overdose death, accused in drug trade with colleagues, will plead guilty to lesser charge

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A former North Las Vegas firefighter accused of providing the drugs that led to his wife’s overdose death and trading drugs with other firefighters will plead guilty to a lesser charge, the I-Team has learned.

In July of this year, Henderson police arrested Christopher Candito, 34, in the February 2020 death of his wife, Tiffany Slatsky, 25. Investigators said Slatsky, the mother of a then-3-year-old boy, was found unresponsive at the couple’s Henderson apartment on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020, following a party at a downtown Las Vegas hotel with several other firefighters.

Police said Candito took a 23-mile trip from the Henderson apartment to a North Las Vegas fire station while his wife was experiencing overdose symptoms. He took the opioid-overdose antidote Narcan from the station and administered it to her, they said... Read More

Former President Bill Clinton hospitalized

LAS VEGAS (KLAS)-- Former U.S. President Bill Clinton was admitted to a hospital in California.

According to a statement from Clinton spokesman Angel Urena, it was for a non-Covid-related infection. He is "on the mend" and "in good spirits."

Statement, from me, on President Clinton pic.twitter.com/Jbfl4evpcF

— Angel Ureña (@angelurena) October 15, 2021

He is currently undergoing treatment at the University of California Irvine Medical Center in Southern California.

The 42nd president’s spokesman added the following joint statement from the medical center. ... Read More

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Hospitality, service workers honored at upcoming Las Vegas Lights games

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A special salute to hospitality, service workers, and their families will take place at the next few Las Vegas Lights games.

De Castroverde Law Group is partnering with Las Vegas Lights FC to give free tickets to the Oct. 16 and 30th final home games at Cashman Field.

The Las Vegas Lights conclude their home schedule with two games at Cashman Field in downtown Las Vegas:

  • Saturday, Oct. 16, kick-off is at 2 p.m.
  • Saturday, Oct 30, kick-off is at 2 p.m.

To secure free tickets, click HERE and submit a ticket request for a free ticket to any home match in October.

All immediate family members of hospitality and service workers are also eligible to participate. ... Read More

Downtown festival celebrates black-owned small businesses

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The fourth annual Black Las Vegas Food Festival and Block Party kicking off in the valley on Friday, Oct. 15.

The celebration of black culture will include food, retail, and information vendors along with a chance to break the Guinness World record for the Cha-Cha slide.

The festival will take place in the Arts District in downtown Las Vegas at Casino Center and Colorado Avenue.

Last year, the festival had over 80 vendors at the event with 90% of those coming from small black-owned businesses.

More events will continue at the Artisan Hotel through Sunday, Oct. 17.

WHAT: Black Las Vegtas Food Festival

WHEN: Oct. 15-17 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

WHERE: 203 East Colorado Avenue, Las Vegas... Read More

'It's time for us to move on,' Governor Sisolak addresses Gruden departure

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- As the Las Vegas Raiders prepare for their next game against the Denver Broncos, the team continues to handle the fallout of former coach Jon Gruden's resignation.

On Thursday Governor Sisolak was asked to weigh in on the situation during a news conference regarding seasonal flu shots.

One area of concern is why Gruden coached the Oct 10 game against the Chicago Bears, and if team owner Mark Davis knew about the emails on Friday.

Since then, there has been a sharp outcry about the emails from local organizations and community leaders.

When asked if the Raiders have done enough to feel good about the tremendous investment made for them in the community, the governor was quick to respond saying the investment was made on the stadium only, and not the team. ... Read More