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Lawmakers react to classified UFO briefing

MYSTERY WIRE -- Several U.S. House lawmakers received the first known briefing on the upcoming UAP/UFO briefing due to Congress by June 25.

On Wednesday morning, officials from the United States Navy and the FBI gave a classified briefing for members of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, Subcommittee on Counterterrorism, Counterintelligence, and Counterproliferation (C3).

After the briefing the New York Post reported on several comments from the lawmakers as they left the secure room used for the briefing... Read More

New Smith's store in Henderson to feature artwork, search under way for artist

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A Smith's Food and Drug store being built in Henderson at E. Warm Springs road and E. Lake Mead Parkway is looking for an artist to create an artwork on a 24-by-8-foot wall at the store.

Kroger, the parent company of Smith's, is working with the City of Henderson on selecting the artist to do the work.

The job pays $10,000.

Applications from professional artists are being accepted until Monday, June 28.

"The artwork, which should incorporate inspiring references to the area’s history and culture, will be mounted on panels and will cover a 24-foot-wide and 8-foot-high wall," according to a a City of Henderson news release... Read More

WATCH LIVE: Governor Sisolak announces 'Vax Nevada Days' vaccine incentive program

WATCH LIVE BELOW:

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Today at 4 p.m., Governor Steve Sisolak and Immunize Nevada will announce “Vax Nevada Days,” the state’s COVID-19 vaccine incentive promotional program.

The press conference will be held at the Twitch Lounge at Allegiant Stadium.

All eligible Nevadans from 12-17 will be able to win tuition prizes from $5,000 to $50,000.

Those 18 and older are eligible for big cash prices.

In August, the grand prize winner will be announced.

Anyone who has received at least one dose will be entered. @8NewsNow pic.twitter.com/u8aRX5DmFL... Read More

Joël Robuchon brings back fine French dining to MGM Grand on July 1

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Fine French dining returns to the MGM Grand on July 1 as Joël Robuchon reopens.

Two weeks after that, L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon will begin serving on July 15.

“It is an exciting day for us to bring back Joël Robuchon’s award-winning establishments back to MGM Grand’s dining portfolio and the Las Vegas restaurant scene overall,” said MGM Grand Vice President of Food & Beverage Andreas Reich. “For nearly two decades, Chef Robuchon’s restaurants set the standard for French culinary innovation on The Strip, and we cannot wait to enter this new era, carrying on the master’s legacy.”

(Courtesy: MGM Grand)

Joël Robuchon, the only Three Michelin-starred restaurant in Las Vegas, features a menu celebrating beloved dishes from over the years... Read More

Demand for bikes surges as more people look for ways to get outdoors

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- If you're looking to buy a bike this summer, you might be out of luck.

A pandemic-induced cycling boom has cleaned out supplies nationwide.

Bike stores say they've never seen a shortage like this.

The pandemic slowed down production at the same time that more people are trying to spend time outdoors.

"We're seeing camp furniture, grills, coolers, hammocks, recreational tents all very strong," said market researcher Matt Powell of the NDP group. "And then, of course, the cycling business has been outstanding."

Electric bikes are also seeing a major spike in sales... Read More

Video captures view of inflatable pool dropping out of the sky in Henderson

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A video taken Monday in the Cadence neighborhood in Henderson captured an inflatable pool as it fell out of the sky.

Viewer Darcy Fitch said her security camera caught the pool blowing in the wind as it dropped down onto a nearby house... Read More

MSG Sphere taking shape: Details from our 90-minute hard hat tour -- PHOTOS

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The MSG Sphere behind the Venetian is taking shape.

Right now, it's on track to become the largest spherical structure in the world. It is expected to be completed in 2023.

Looking at the Sphere from a distance is impressive enough. Imagine standing right underneath it.

The structure is so large you have to tilt your head all the way up to see the top.

A nearly 90-minute hard hat tour of the Sphere revealed some interesting facts.

It stands 366 feet tall and more than 500 feet wide.

Crews have finished building the domed roof frame, made out of 6 million pounds of steel.

All of that enables the project to create an interior bowl without columns. Once it's done, it will accommodate a maximum of 20,000 people, with everyone facing the stage... Read More