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Potential new development coming east of the Las Vegas Strip

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A potential new development may be coming east of the Las Vegas Strip. Clark County Commissioners extended prior approvals for a hotel and casino on 60 acres near Koval Lane and Harmon Avenue yesterday.

High rise towers, a shopping center and employing up to 8,000 people are just a few of the possibilities with this project.

Initial ideas include high rise towers in the land, a shopping center and a five level underground garage to accommodate parking. The site may employ up to 8,000 people #8NN pic.twitter.com/PV1znUgRSH... Read More

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Metro on the lookout for robbery suspect

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Police are trying to find a suspect who they say robbed a business in the 3000 block of East Flamingo Road. The pictured suspect got away from the business with an undisclosed amount of money.

Police say the man demanded money from the cash register. No one was hurt in the robbery.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic man in his early thirties. He is about five-foot-six and about 170 pounds. He was last seen wearing a Lakers hat, gray Lakers pullover sweater and blue jeans.

If you have any information, you can call Metro’s Robbery Section at (702) 828-3591, or Crime Stoppers (702) 385-5555. ... Read More

Golden Knights biggest fan,’Flag Guy’ makes his presence felt

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – It’s a big night for Vegas hockey as their bitter rival San Jose Sharks are in town.

After dropping five games in a row, the knights are aiming for their third straight win overall and seeking three consecutive victories against the Sharks this year.

In the latest edition of ‘Striking Gold’ the Knights and Sharks rivalry have gained steam over the last 16 months in a memorable seven-game series won by San Jose. After last year’s playoff series loss, it’s hard to imagine a bigger fan of the Knights at their practice recently.

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Ron Futrell has the story. ... Read More

Celebrating the Decades: New hotels transform the Strip in the Nineties

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — As we look ahead to the year 2020, we’re looking back on the years that got us here. The 1990s were a ‘blur of building’ on the Las Vegas Strip, with more than a dozen hotels opening.

Steve Wynn’s Mirage not only ushered in a new decade but also a new era for the Las Vegas Strip.

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“It really showed the gaming industry that there was an entirely different way to market both themselves and their product,” said Jan Jones Blackhurst, former mayor of Las Vegas.

Blackhurst was mayor of Las Vegas for most of the ’90s, as the city reimagined itself into a hospitality destination. So, how did they transform it?

“You blew them up, and then you rebuilt them,” said Blackhurst.

The Dunes, the Sands and the Hacienda were just a few that bit the dust... Read More

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Court hearing on future of guns used during 1 October reset for July

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A court hearing on what to do with the guns used in the 1 October massacre has been reset for July. In a court hearing on the gunman’s estate today, it was revealed an anonymous donor has offered to pay for the destruction of the guns.

The weapons are in physical possession of the FBI but belong to the shooter’s estate.

Attorneys representing the victims say the guns could still be used as evidence.

“Everybody wants the guns destroyed eventually. But we can’t have the guns destroyed because they’re evidence in the case, until the case, all the cases involved are resolved,” said Robert Eglet, an attorney who represents the victims. ... Read More

Last chance to submit nominees for “Home for the Holidays” program

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Do you know of a person or family who is in need this holiday season? You have one week left to submit their name to be eligible for a whole household of furniture from Walker Furniture through the “Home for the Holidays” program.

Walker Furniture is yet again partnering with Helping Hands of Vegas Valley to provide the generous holiday gift for 35 lucky recipients. Helping Hands’ staff will visit with the nominees to help identify the families that are the most in need.

Along with them, Las Vegas Rescue Mission is supplying food and toys and Star Nursery is providing Christmas trees to the families along with support from other vendors and community entities. ... Read More

Video of Grinch scaring kids during holiday photo shoot is going viral

ATCO, N.J. (WHTM) — A New Jersey woman posted a video of her kids getting scared by the Grinch during a holiday photo shoot, and its going viral.

Instagram user @ashleymariemua posted the video Tuesday and said, “My kids couldn’t wait to meet the grinch this weekend! I’d say it went well.”

In the video, you can see two young children, dressed in adorable holiday pajamas, having their photo taken.

Then, to their surprise – and terror, the Grinch appears.

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My kids couldn’t wait to meet the grinch this weekend! I’d say it went well . @elleivyandi @thekcjones @jaybronezonepictorials @ginelin1205 @tek948 #xmaspics #holidayseason #happyholidays... Read More