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COVID-19 vaccinations at Texas Station drive-thru site begin

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Efforts are ramping up to make the COVID-19 vaccine more accessible.

Another large facility opened in the Las Vegas valley on Tuesday. Those who want a shot can drive-thru to get it at Texas Station in North Las Vegas.

The Southern Nevada Health District is trying to make the process as easy as possible to get as many people vaccinated as they can.

Texas Station's first floor of the hotel-casino parking area will be the drive-thru site.

First or second doses of the Pfizer vaccine are available... Read More

NEW: More than 2 million COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in Nevada, data shows

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Nevada has now administered more than 2 million doses of the coronavirus vaccine, data released Monday shows.

The state reports that 28.5% of Nevada’s population is now fully vaccinated, and 46.9% of the people eligible for COVID-19 shots have initiated vaccinations.

Nevada’s COVID-19 test positivity rate dropped to 5.5% over the weekend after four days at 5.6%. The rate started climbing on April 3, passing 5% on April 12. But it leveled off in late April and has been steady since.

Clark County’s test positivity is slightly higher, at 5.7% in data released Monday... Read More

New 'Wynn Field' nightclub coming to Allegiant Stadium

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A new club experience will open at the Allegiant Stadium later this year and it's all part of a partnership between the stadium, Las Vegas Raiders and Wynn Resorts.

The Wynn Field Club will offer a nightlife experience at the field level and cover the entire length of the north end zone. There will be appearances by world-class DJs, premium bottle service, 42 televisions, and a large LED screen.

“The Wynn team specializes in creating one-of-a-kind quality guest experiences.  The Wynn Field Club is no exception,” said Matt Maddox, CEO of Wynn Resorts.

The Wynn Resorts news release says the club will offer "over-the-top access that can only be found in Las Vegas."... Read More

Biden announces launch of $350B in emergency recovery funding

WASHINGTON (NewsNation Now) — President Joe Biden Monday announced the launch of more than $350 billion in state and local fiscal recovery funds established by his sweeping $1.9 trillion COVID-19 pandemic rescue package.

"Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds provide eligible state, local, territorial, and Tribal
governments with a substantial infusion of resources to meet pandemic response needs and rebuild a
stronger, more equitable economy as the country recovers," the White House said in a fact sheet. "Within the categories of eligible uses, recipients have broad flexibility to decide how best to use this funding to meet the needs of their communities." ... Read More

The Mob Museum to offer virtual camps for kids this summer

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Starting next month, The Mob Museum will offer kids virtual summer camps that explore what it takes to solve a crime.

"Operation Summer Camp," which will be offered in June and July, are for children ages 10 to 15.

Each summer camp includes 20 hours of fun and educational activities and costs $150 per child. There will be a 15% discount automatically applied for multiple camps purchased.

The series features hands-on and immersive activities exploring the work of police officers, crime scene investigators, forensic scientists and historians.

Each participant is sent an activity kit with the supplies needed for their camp experience.

Kids will join camps from around the country for live-instruction lessons... Read More

Police investigate crash involving pedestrian in southeast Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A pedestrian was seriously injured after being struck by a vehicle in southeast Las Vegas in the early hours of Monday morning.

The crash happened around 1 a.m. near Maryland Parkway and Pyle Avenue, which is south of Silverado Ranch Boulevard.

The pedestrian was transported to the hospital. No other details have been released... Read More

Average price of gas jumps 6 cents per gallon

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP/KLAS) — The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline jumped 6 cents over the past two weeks to $3.02 per gallon.

Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg of the Lundberg Survey said Sunday that the increase came as the costs of crude oil and ethanol also rose. Ethanol must be blended by refiners into gasoline, per federal rules.

The price at the pump is $1.05 higher than it was a year ago.

The highest average price in the nation right now is $4.16 a gallon in the San Francisco Bay Area. The lowest average is $2.55 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

The average price in Nevada is $3.54. Clark County is slightly higher, sitting at $3.57, according to AAA.

The average price of diesel is up 2 cents over the same period, to $3.16... Read More