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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

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I-Team Interview: Amari Nicholson's mother talks publicly for first time about son's death

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Tayler Nicholson, the mother of 2-year-old Amari Nicholson who was allegedly killed by her boyfriend, spoke candidly with I-Team reporter Vanessa Murphy as she left court Friday morning.

An emotional Nicholson talked about her grief and the outrage and suspicion she has experienced from some people who believe she had something to do with the crime.

Nicholson was accompanied by a family friend identified as Jacques Nalls, who told the I-Team he was a second father to Amari.

Picture of 2-year-old Amari Nicholson.

Nicholson was at court to attend boyfriend Terrell Rhodes court appearance on new charges that were filed against him related to his arrest for murder. However, Rhodes, 27, was not brought into the courtroom and another court date was set.

"He took a precious child away from many people, Nicholson said outside the courthouse... Read More

Man critically injured in motorcycle crash Thursday night

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A 50-year-old man was critically injured in a motorcycle crash Thursday night in the southwest valley.

The man, who was not identified by Metro police investigating the accident, lost control in a roundabout at W. Flamingo Road and Granite Ridge Drive, just outside the Bear's Best Las Vegas golf course.

The crash occurred just after 11:30 p.m.

The motorcycle was eastbound on Flamingo when it overturned, police said. The rider was transported to UMC Trauma.

Metro is still investigating the crash... Read More

Criss Angel's 'Mindfreak' spectacular returning to Planet Hollywood on July 7

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Criss Angel's "Mindfreak" show is returning July 7 to Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.

Mindfreak features Angel’s ground-breaking illusions and revolutionary magic, including his signature levitation voted “The Greatest Illusion of All Time” by the most prestigious magic organization in the world, the International Brotherhood of Magicians.

Tickets are on sale now, starting at $69 plus tax and applicable fees, and can be purchased by visiting CrissAngel.com or Ticketmaster.com/crissangel... Read More

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MGM Resorts removes mask policy for guests but not employees

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- MGM Resorts International announced Friday it will no longer require its fully vaccinated guests to wear face masks at its Las Vegas properties following the new public health guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control yesterday.

The new guidelines say that people who are fully vaccinated are no longer required to wear masks indoors or outdoors.

According to the MGM Resorts news release, "At this time, employees are still required to wear masks while on property, even if they are fully vaccinated. We hope to announce updates to this policy soon."... Read More

Crimson at Knight offers ultimate pop-up experience for Knight's fans

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- As the Knights head for the playoffs, there's a new pop-up bar offering unmatched "Go Knights Go" energy.

Crimson at Knight is inside Red Rock resort and it's gearing up for the NHL Playoffs.

Joe Yalda, the vice president of guest experience said the resort teamed up with the Knights to make the pop-up experience happen.

When you enter the bar, you walk through a Knight's helmet and walk down an ice hallway to a fortress.

You call also have a Fluery photo moment by standing behind one of his game-worn jerseys to have a picture.

There's special food and drinks including ones named "Light the Lamp" and "The Fluery."

You have to be 21 or older to enter the bar and reservations are encouraged if you want a seat. It's open every Friday and Saturday starting at 6 p.m. and will also be open one hour prior to every Golden Knights game... Read More

What's Trending: Chick-Fil-A, David Beckham, Gerber babies and baby mashups

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- It's Friday, and we have a look at what's trending. Hot topics on social media today include Chick-Fil-A's "shortage" warnings, David Beckham in Hawaiian shirts and the search for the next Gerber baby.

And we've also got a fun look at baby mashups ... can you imagine what the baby would look like if John Langeler and Britney Spears got together? That and so much more in today's video.

Mercedes Martinez of Mix 94.1 tells us about these stories and more on what’s trending Friday... Read More