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From CinemaCon to the Wahlburgers grand opening, Mark Wahlberg was all over Las Vegas

March 29th, 2017

Nobody does Las Vegas the way Mark Wahlberg does Las Vegas.On Tuesday, the actor played 18 holes of golf at the Wynn before arriving onstage at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace by 11:30 a.m. He was there with his frequent collaborator, director Peter Berg, to tell CinemaCon attendees about their next project, “Mile 22,” which Wahlberg said he hopes will deliver the career-defining ro...Read More >>

Las Vegas high school student accused of making terroristic threats

March 29th, 2017

A Durango High School student was arrested Tuesday for making terroristic threats on Twitter, according to Clark County School District police.“We’re taking it very serious,” police Capt. Ken Young said.Police traced rumors of the threats to a 16-year-old student who did not attend school on Tuesday. He was arrested at his residence sometime after 3 p.m., police said.Young sai...Read More >>

Funeral for singer George Michael held in London 3 months after his death

March 29th, 2017

LONDON — Singer George Michael’s publicist says his funeral has been held in London.The private funeral ceremony took place Wednesday at Highgate Cemetery in north London. Michael’s publicity agency, Connie Filippello Publicity, said in a statement it was attended by family and close friendsThe family thanked his fans for their “many messages of love and support” a...Read More >>

Suspect in Las Vegas Strip bus shooting makes 1st court appearance

March 29th, 2017

The man accused in a shooting incident on a bus Saturday on the Las Vegas Strip made his first appearance in court Wednesday morning.Rolando Cardenas is accused of fatally shooting a tourist and wounding another man on a bus in front of The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on Saturday morning. A preliminary hearing in that case was scheduled for April 27 during his brief appearance.Judge Cynthia Cruz ...Read More >>

Suspect in Bellagio jewelry robbery makes court appearance

March 29th, 2017

One man arrested after a robbery at a jewelry store at the Bellagio early Saturday appeared in court on Wednesday.Sebastian Gonzalez faces charges of robbery with use of a deadly weapon, burglary, conspiracy to commit robbery and attempted robbery. A preliminary hearing was scheduled for April 11.Police are looking for three alleged accomplices of Gonzalez who wore suits and animal masks during...Read More >>

Winds up to 60 mph expected Thursday in Las Vegas Valley

March 29th, 2017

A high-wind warning will be in effect most of Thursday as a major wind storm moves through the Las Vegas Valley.“Today is the calm before the storm,” National Weather Service meteorologist Jim Harrison said about Wednesday’s light winds, mostly sunny skies and 79-degree high.Thursday’s high-wind warning will be in effect from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m., according to the weather s...Read More >>

Driver strikes police cruiser near US Capitol; police fire shots

March 29th, 2017

A woman struck a U.S. Capitol Police cruiser with a vehicle near the Capitol on Wednesday morning and was taken into custody, police said.The incident occurred near the Botanic Gardens. Police fired shots during the incident.Capitol police said the incident was not related to terrorism.There were no immediate reports of injuries. D.C. fire department spokesman Doug Buchanan says ambulances were...Read More >>

Argument leads to stabbing in central Las Vegas Valley

March 29th, 2017

A man suffered a wound to his torso after being stabbed early Wednesday morning in the central Las Vegas Valley.The incident took place when two men were arguing, Metropolitan Police Department Lt. Zachary Burns said. Burns did not know why the two were arguing.The injured man said he was stabbed near North Martin Luther King and West Lake Mead boulevards, Burns said. The police were called abo...Read More >>

Fire at Checkers confined to grill

March 29th, 2017

Nobody was hurt after a grill caught fire at a fast food restaurant in the central Las Vegas Valley Wednesday morning.Las Vegas Fire Department responded to the fire call at a Checkers, 1900 E. Charleston Blvd., about 1 a.m. Public information officer Tim Szymanski said a stove’s gas line was hit while it was being cleaned.The fire was contained to the grill, Szymanski said, adding utilit...Read More >>

Inmate walks away from Stewart Conservation Camp in Northern Nevada

March 29th, 2017

A 49-year-old minimum security inmate walked away from a conservation camp near Carson City Tuesday afternoon.The Nevada Department of Corrections reported Martin Eric Joseph was working at Stewart Conservation Camp, near Northern Nevada Correctional Center, when he left the camp. Department spokeswoman Brooke Keast said authorities think Joseph was picked up and driven from the property, altho...Read More >>

HOA defrauded millions accuses law firm of facilitating scheme

March 28th, 2017

Forty people were arrested and at least three people killed themselves after federal investigators started bulldozing a construction company owner’s massive, election-rigging scheme to defraud homeowners associations of millions of dollars and win an illegal fortune off of construction defect lawsuits and building repair contracts.The construction company owner, Leon Benzer, is serving a ...Read More >>

1 arrested in fatal beating of homeless man in southwest Las Vegas Valley

March 28th, 2017

Las Vegas police have arrested a 38-year-old man in connection with the fatal beating of another man on Friday in the southwest valley.Daniel Clubb is currently being held without bail at the Clark County Detention Center.Officers initially were called about 4:30 p.m. Friday to the parking lot of a Rapid Cash at 6151 W. Flamingo Road, near Jones Boulevard, for reports of a person who was possib...Read More >>

Las Vegas taxicab passengers could see savings in parallel routes

March 28th, 2017

Sometimes the shortest way to get from one end of Las Vegas to the other isn’t always the fastest or the cheapest.Southern Nevada’s taxicab companies and their regulators are examining “parallel routes” along Frank Sinatra Drive, Koval Lane and Interstate 15 that cabbies could use when Las Vegas Boulevard is congested.“If you’re driving your own car and you w...Read More >>

Smith’s to start work on 2 massive supermarkets in Las Vegas Valley

March 28th, 2017

It’s running behind schedule, but Smith’s is poised to start building two massive supermarkets in the Las Vegas Valley in coming months.The grocery chain plans to break ground in July on a 123,000-square-foot store in the Skye Canyon master-planned community in northwest Las Vegas and open it about a year later, spokeswoman Marsha Gilford said.Smith’s closed its purchase of th...Read More >>

Bellagio robbery suspect told Las Vegas police his family was threatened

March 28th, 2017

A suspect in Saturday’s jewelry store smash-and-grab on the Strip told police he traveled from Mexico City to Las Vegas because his family was being threatened.Sebastian Gonzales, 20, was arrested by Las Vegas police after an early morning robbery at the Tesorini high-end jewelry store inside the Bellagio. The Las Vegas Review-Journal obtained a police report on his arrest Tuesday.Witness...Read More >>

Las Vegas Strip steakhouse Smith & Wollensky to close in advance of move

March 28th, 2017

Popular steakhouse Smith & Wollensky will close its Las Vegas Boulevard location, just north of MGM Grand, in early June. The popular chain is not leaving town, however. The closing will precede a move to a new space.Few details are available, but in a prepared statement, company spokeswoman Kim Giguere-Lapine said, “The team at Smith & Wollensky is excited for our future in Las V...Read More >>

1 dead after being struck by car near downtown Las Vegas

March 28th, 2017

A pedestrian died Tuesday afternoon after being struck by a vehicle near downtown Las Vegas.The Metropolitan Police Department is investigating the 2:55 p.m. crash involving one pedestrian and one vehicle at North Main Street and West Owens Avenue..@LVMPD_Traffic investigating fatal crash btwn 1 vehicle & 1 pedestrianat N. Main St. & W. Owens Ave. Please avoid the area. #LVMPDNews&mdash...Read More >>

Las Vegas police investigating critical-injury crash involving juvenile

March 28th, 2017

Las Vegas police are investigating a critical crash involving a juvenile Tuesday afternoon.The crash happened at 2:15 p.m. near the intersection of I Street and West Washington Avenue, police said.The juvenile was transported to University Medical Center’s trauma unit in critical condition. As of 3:15 p.m., Metropolitan Police Department officer Larry Hadfield said the juvenile was in sta...Read More >>

Sisolak: Raiders appear committed to Russell Road site for new stadium

March 28th, 2017

Clark County Commission chairman Steve Sisolak said Tuesday that the Oakland Raiders’ “premier site” to build a new NFL stadium remains a 63-acre property at Russell Road and Dean Martin Drive, just west of Interstate 15 and Mandalay Bay.Sisolak said he had shared his own concerns about the site due to problems that may be created with additional game day traffic. But after sp...Read More >>

Crews respond to Las Vegas mobile home fire

March 28th, 2017

A mobile home fire warranted response from three Las Vegas Valley fire departments Tuesday morning.The Clark County, Las Vegas and North Las Vegas fire departments responded to the fire about 11 a.m. at 2276 N. Christy Lane.The mobile home was engulfed in flames when personnel arrived, according to the Clark County Fire Department. A gas leak also was complicating the incident.No injuries have ...Read More >>

Police arrest student with BB gun at Las Vegas high school

March 28th, 2017

A West Career and Technical Academy student was arrested Tuesday morning after bringing a BB gun to school.The 14-year-old boy was observed with the BB gun “on his person” about 9:15 a.m., Clark County School District police Capt. Ken Young said.“He did not threaten anyone with it,” Young said.The school, located at 11945 West Charleston Blvd., was on lockdown for about ...Read More >>

Dwayne Johnson rocks Caesars Palace on opening day of CinemaCon

March 28th, 2017

How do Hollywood studios distract theater owners from the fact that they’re once again exploring faster ways of getting films to consumers in their homes, thus endangering the very existence of movie theaters?They hit ’em with The Rock.A couple of times, if necessary.Dwayne Johnson was among the stars trotted out in the Colosseum at Caesars Palace on Monday during the first day of C...Read More >>

Raiders accepting fan deposits for ‘place in history’ at Las Vegas stadium

March 28th, 2017

Oakland Raiders fans can reserve a personal seat license in the to-be-constructed Las Vegas stadium by depositing $100 with the franchise, the NFL team announced Tuesday.The Raiders posted the ticket deposit information on the web site lasvegasstadium.raiders.com complete with a rendering of the planned $1.9-billion stadium, which will seat 65,000.The link directs to page where deposits can be ...Read More >>

Winds continuing through the week in Las Vegas Valley

March 28th, 2017

Spring winds are expected to continue through the weekend with Thursday being the windiest, according to the National Weather Service.Tuesday will have a high near 73 degrees, which is normal for this time of year, and a wind advisory that expires at 11 a.m., according to the weather service. Twenty to 30 mph winds with gusts up to 40 mph are expected in the morning.Wednesday’s winds will...Read More >>

Arrest made in January shooting that injured 1

March 28th, 2017

A man was arrested more than two months after a shooting in the southeast valley, jail and booking records show.Edwin Edgardo Lee, 31, was jailed in Clark County Detention Center Monday. He faces charges of attempted murder and shooting a gun at or into an occupied structure, vehicle or craft.Metropolitan Police Department records implicate Lee in a shooting at The Suites, 4855 Boulder Highway,...Read More >>

Police look for suspect after man stabbed 10 times near downtown

March 28th, 2017

A man was stabbed 10 times near North Eastern and Stewart avenues early Tuesday.Las Vegas police thought the man, who was expected to live, was stabbed with a knife on the 2400 block of East Ogden Avenue.The injured man went to a nearby house on North 23rd Street and knocked on the door about 1:30 a.m., Metropolitan Police Department Lt. Sophia Kypreos said. The man asked the resident to call h...Read More >>

7 travel expenses you can easily avoid

March 28th, 2017

With the summer travel season just a couple of months away, you might be making plans for a family vacation, getaway with friends or even a solo trip. If you need to stick to a budget, one of the key parts of your travel planning is finding ways to avoid unnecessary expenses on your journey.That’s right: there are plenty of fees — both big and small — you can dodge when you va...Read More >>

California man’s death at Tahoe casino called ‘accidental’

March 28th, 2017

STATELINE — A 29-year-old California man has died from injuries he suffered in a fall from the upper level of a parking garage at a hotel-casino at Lake Tahoe.The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office says the death of David Garcia of Fresno appears to have been accidental.Sheriff’s Sgt. Bernadette Smith said in a statement Monday that witnesses told deputies that Garcia had been dr...Read More >>

Adults-only ‘Absinthe’ takes over Los Angeles — PHOTOS

March 28th, 2017

For the wild-and-wacky “Absinthe” producer The Gazillionaire, it was a drop in the bucket despite shelling out more than $10 million for a state-of-the-art helicopter to attend the premiere of his West Coast edition of “Absinthe,” and it was worth every penny.“We came and we conquered,” he told me at the Los Angeles premiere at Staples Center, where a duplica...Read More >>

Raiders move means anything is possible in Vegas

March 27th, 2017

Las Vegas Events President Pat Christenson talks of “a big hole,” that has prevented the city from enticing top sport and entertainment event.Now, he says, “That hole has been filled.”A resort official for more than 35 years, Christenson heads up LVE’s efforts to book events across Las Vegas. With the Raiders initiating the move to build a 65,000-seat stadium, most...Read More >>

Firefighters working small blaze at Clark County Wetlands Park

March 27th, 2017

Clark County firefighters are working a “small fire” at Clark County Wetlands Park.The fire at the southeast valley park was first reported about 7 p.m.; as of 7:30 p.m., Clark County Fire Department officials said they were working to determine the cause.According to the county, Bureau of Land Management firefighters were assisting on the call.“Wind not helping,” the co...Read More >>

Man sentenced in Las Vegas for role in penny stock fraud scheme

March 27th, 2017

Former Pahrump businessman Jeffrey Turino was sentenced Monday to the six years he already has spent in custody for his role in a massive pump-and-dump scam that authorities once said generated as much as $70 million in criminal proceeds.He also was ordered to pay $35 million in restitution.The sentence comes two decades after Turino, 60, started conspiring to issue billions of unregistered one...Read More >>

West Las Vegas Valley apartment fire destroys building, leaves over 40 people homeless

March 27th, 2017

A large fire consumed a west valley apartment building Monday, leaving more than 40 people displaced and causing $1 million in damages.Dispatchers responded to calls just after 10:30 a.m. Monday reporting a fire at Cornerstone Crossing apartments at 6666 W. Washington Ave., near Rainbow Boulevard. No injuries were reported.Residents tried to tame the fire using fire extinguishers, “but th...Read More >>

‘Cranky old man’ at Las Vegas’ Wax Trax records boasts serious record collection

March 27th, 2017

Vegas Voices is a weekly question-and-answer series featuring notable Las Vegans.Even the john is cramped with records.“Let’s start in my bathroom,” Rich Rosen says as the tour begins in a vinyl-filled lavatory, its walls titillated by Marilyn Monroe’s infamous nude calendar and vintage shots of Jayne Mansfield.This former two-story home at 2909 S. Decatur Blvd. became W...Read More >>

Mentally challenged man learns that not everyone is his friend

March 27th, 2017

Derek Bernath is mentally challenged. Though he’s 36, he comes across as far younger. Innocent.What happened to him two weeks ago at the condominium complex where he lives makes your blood boil.It shows what can happen when a man with obvious cognitive deficits runs into young people who are neither empathetic nor understanding, who see only someone who’s been dealt a tough hand in ...Read More >>

Trump signs bill killing Obama rule on public lands

March 27th, 2017

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump signed a bill Monday that kills a federal rule dictating planning on public lands in Western states — including 47.5 million acres in Nevada.There to witness the signing was Humboldt County Commissioner Jim French, a retired wildlife biologist, who fought the regulation imposed by the Obama administration in December.“It was crystal clear th...Read More >>

Amazon offers peek of new North Las Vegas warehouse — PHOTOS

March 27th, 2017

Inside the future site for an Amazon warehouse in North Las Vegas, the only sound and motion came from a crew in white hard hats and yellow and orange vests as they installed motion-sensor lights that shone over barren racks.But come the middle of the year, the first of 1,000 full-time employees expected to work the warehouse will fill the aisles and the shelves will hold TVs, lawnmowers, kayak...Read More >>

Henderson middle school teacher arrested on charge of unlawful contact with minor

March 27th, 2017

A Henderson middle school teacher was arrested Monday on three counts of unlawful contact with a minor.Gregory Beasley, 57, was arrested at his home Monday without incident, Clark County School District police said. As of Monday afternoon, he was being held at the Clark County Detention Center.Police initially responded Jan. 26 to White Middle School — where Beasley taught math — af...Read More >>

Clark County coroner identifies man shot through window, killed near McCarran

March 27th, 2017

A man killed blocks from McCarran International Airport has been identified.Geoffrey Alan Erickson, 41, of Las Vegas died Sunday from multiple gunshot wounds, the Clark County coroner’s office said. The coroner has ruled his death a homicide.About 1:20 a.m. Sunday, someone shot multiple rounds through the window of an apartment on the 1200 block of East Hacienda Avenue, hitting Erickson, ...Read More >>

1 arrested after Saturday burglary at Bellagio jewelry store

March 27th, 2017

A man was arrested early Saturday morning following a burglary at the Bellagio involving animal masks, smashed glass, attempted carjackings and a foot chase with police.Sebastian Gonzalez, 20, faces charges of robbery with use of a deadly weapon, burglary, conspiracy to commit robbery and attempted robbery.Four people participated in the break-in at Tesorini, a Rolex retailer at Bellagio, 3600 ...Read More >>