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Meow Wolf's Omega Mart extends hours to meet high demand for tickets

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Demand for tickets is so high since Meow Wolf's Omega Mart opened in February, it is extending hours.

Billed as "America's Most Exceptional Grocery Store," Omega Mart will be open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and 10 a.m. to midnight on Fridays and Saturdays. Extended hours will allow more visitors while keeping COVID-19 capacity restrictions in place.

Omega Mart is "by far your most memorable trip to the market," according to a news release announcing the extended hours. "Combining mind-blowing interactive art elements with an in-depth narrative, the exhibit features four vast themed areas and 60 additional unique environments, including installation-filled rooms, terrains, and portals to other worlds which is brought to life by over 325 creatives."

Omega Mart is at AREA15 at 3215 S. Rancho Drive #100, between Desert Inn Road and Sahara Avenue... Read More

Vanderburg Elementary lockdown lifted after false reports of gun on campus

HENDERSON, Nev. (KLAS) — What began as a tense situation Friday afternoon, was eventually found to be a false alarm at John C Vanderburg Elementary School in Henderson.

More than a dozen police cars and officers responded to the campus after reports of a person with a gun in the school parking lot.

Police later found the reports to be false, as what was thought to be a firearm was actually a radar gun.

The lockdown was lifted shortly after police arrived... Read More

Metro working to identify suspect in assault of elderly man

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Metro Police are asking the public's help in identifying a suspect who allegedly assaulted a 79-year-old man on April 21. The incident occurred around 1 p.m. in a convenience store parking lot near Boulder Highway and Tropicana.

The suspect punched the victim, took his keys and attempted to steal the man's car. Police say the suspect fled after a Good Samaritan stepped in.

Police released the following suspect description:

  • Black male
  • Late teens to early 20s
  • Last seen wearing dark shorts and an orange and black backpack

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Metro’s Southeast Ara Command Investigative Section at (702) 828-3785. If you wish to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555 or on their website... Read More

Wanted fugitive located in Mexico, deported to Nevada

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A wanted fugitive is now in custody following a joint effort by multiple law enforcement agencies.

On May 5, 32-year-old Jose Manuel Bautista of Pahrump was located in Guadalajara, Mexico and was taken into custody.

The Nye County Sheriff's Department says Bautista was wanted on the following charges:

  • Attempted sexual assault
  • Attempted sexual conduct between certain employees of school or volunteers at school and pupil

Back in 2016, Bautista faced several charges after police say he sexually assaulted a 17-year-old student. During that time, he worked as a teacher's aide in a Nye County school.

Bautista allegedly admitted to police that he did engage in sexual misconduct with the student at that time. ... Read More

18 of 50 UNLV med school grads intend to stay in Nevada for residencies

LAS VEGAS — Officials say 18 of 50 new doctors graduating as the inaugural class of the UNLV Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine plan to stay in Nevada for their residencies.

Special mention was made during ceremonies Friday at the Thomas & Mack Center of the goal of increasing the number of active physicians per 100,000 residents in Nevada.

Nevada is currently 45th in the nation.

Medical school Dean Dr. Marc Kahn says keeping graduates in the state is important, and data shows that doctors are likely to stay where they serve residencies or fellowships... Read More

Man behind 'smart city' proposal near Reno accused of sexual harrassment by former employee

RENO — A former school teacher has sued the CEO of a major cryptocurrency company that wants to build a smart city in the Nevada desert, accusing him and his wife of sexually harassing her and creating a hostile workplace at their Lake Tahoe home where she worked as a nanny, tutor and assistant.

Lawyers for Blockchains CEO Jeff Berns and his wife in turn are asking a judge to sanction the 45-year-old woman and her attorney, former Washoe County District Attorney Cal Dunlap.

They say her claims were concocted as part of an orchestrated plot to blackmail Berns while he was pushing a proposal in the Nevada Legislature backed by the governor to establish “Innovation Zones” key to Blockchains’ plans to someday build a futuristic city east of Reno... Read More

NEW: Nevada reports 498 COVID-19 cases, 8 deaths heading into weekend

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Nevada reports 498 new cases of COVID-19 heading into the weekend, along with eight deaths. The state's test positivity rate held steady at 5.6%.

The state reports that 28% of Nevada's population is now fully vaccinated, and 46.5% of the people eligible for COVID-19 shots have initiated vaccinations.

Nevada's COVID-19 test positivity rate dropped to 5.6% on Wednesday after nine days at 5.7%. 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 Friday... Read More