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Venetian Resort goes pink in honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month

LAS VEGAS (KLAS)-- The Venetian resort tower signs go pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and National Mammography Day.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month is an annual campaign that aims to bring attention to the disease and raise funds for research. One of the campaign’s main goals is to promote mammography, an effective weapon in early detection.

National Mammography Day was first observed in 1993 and is on the third Friday of October. On this day, women are encouraged to make a mammography appointment... Read More

Cirque du Soleil 'O' prepares for 23rd year at Bellagio

LAS VEGAS (KLAS)-- Cirque du Soleil celebrates yet another milestone Friday.

“O” by Cirque du Soleil marks its 23rd year performing at Bellagio hotel-casino.

"O' features various acrobatics, dancing, and gymnastics, but with water.

The story is about a boy taken on a mesmerizing journey through a mysterious aquatic world. The boy and the audience return from the aquatic dreamland at the end of the show.

Credit: Cirque du Soleil

Since 1998, “O” has entertained nearly 17 million guests from across the globe, making it internationally known as one of the best theatrical performances in Las Vegas.

Performances are Wednesday through Sunday at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. ... Read More

COVID-19 vaccination policy for employees at MGM, Westgate begins

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A major deadline on Friday for thousands of local casino employees.

Both MGM and Westgate implemented their own COVID-19 vaccine mandate, requiring workers to show proof of vaccination.

Both companies have their own mandate. MGM's mandate applies to all area properties for salaried as well as new employees hired after Aug. 30.

Mandatory testing is still in effect for pre-existing hourly employees who don't want to get vaccinated.

They plan to release vaccine numbers next week.

On Friday, 8 News Now spoke to Sherry Manning, who attended MGM's most recent job fair at the Boulevard Mall.

Manning says she doesn't mind the new mandate.

"I told them I was vaccinated and they asked if I had a health card it is the only requirement," she said. "I think it is a safer way to go, I think it is okay."... Read More

Downtown ramp work finishing early, reopening routes through Spaghetti Bowl

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Work on a downtown freeway ramp is finishing two weeks ahead of schedule, providing some early relief for downtown Las Vegas commuters and visitors.

The ramp from Las Vegas Boulevard to northbound Interstate 515 (U.S. Highway 95) will reopen at 6 a.m. Monday, according to the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT).

That restores a way to get to the west valley and the north valley from downtown.

Restrictions remain for drivers using the Casino Center onramp to I-515. All traffic is routed to the flyover ramp that heads to southbound I-15, and those restrictions will remain in place through late December.

Other temporary closures planned this weekend and the week ahead:... Read More

La Niña 'to emerge shortly,' NOAA says. Here's what it means for winter

(WUTR/NEXSTAR) – The Northern Hemisphere looks ready to transition into a La Niña winter in the next month, according to the latest outlook from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Climate Prediction Center.

Most forecasting models indicate La Niña conditions are set "to emerge shortly and continue through winter 2021-22," the analysis released Monday said.

NOAA said the latest outlook indicates a 70-80% chance of a La Niña winter this year. ... Read More

Caesars Entertainment hiring for ambassador positions

LAS VEGAS (KLAS)-- Caesars Entertainment Las Vegas seeking attractions ambassador positions.

The company will be holding a job fair Tuesday from Oct. 19 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The LINQ Promenade which is located at 3545 Las Vegas Blvd S.

Applicants should first complete an application online, and qualified new hires will receive an invitation with further instructions to attend an interview.

Applications are currently open, and details about open positions can be found here:... Read More

Pair arrested after pipe bomb explodes in residential complex dumpster

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Metro police arrested two Oregon men in connection with a pipe bomb explosion in a dumpster at a central Las Vegas apartment complex early Wednesday. The explosion woke up several residents and even knocked a picture off one woman's wall.

Robert Stice, 48, and Shane Perry, 34, were arrested and taken to the Clark County Detention Center on several felony counts including felony possession and use of an explosive device to damage property.

Police responded to an apartment complex after a large explosion was reported inside a dumpster located at 4600 block of Koval Lane just before 3 a.m., according to a Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department arrest report.

The site is near the MGM Grand Conference Center and Top Golf, just east of the Las Vegas Strip... Read More