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Las Vegas police seek white sedan in fatal hit-and-run on Strip

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Las Vegas police are investigating the death of a pedestrian who was the victim of a hit-and-run accident on the Strip near the Mandalay Bay hotel-casino.

Investigators say the 34-year-old man was crossing Las Vegas Boulevard in a crosswalk near the corner of Four Seasons Drive just before 3 a.m. Saturday when he was struck by a southbound car.

Witnesses say the white sedan fled the scene.

The name of the victim has not been released.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 702-828-3128 or Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.

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Nevada casinos win $11 billion in 2014, a drop from 2013

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- State analysts say Nevada's casinos -- particularly those on the Las Vegas Strip -- won less in December and the 12 months of 2014 than they did a year prior.

Gaming Control Board statistics released Friday showed the state's casinos won $950.7 million in December, an 8 percent drop from a year earlier, and $11 billion total in 2014, a 1.1 percent decrease compared with 2013.

The state's gaming win is about $2 billion short of its height in 2007.

The Las Vegas Strip's winnings are down 16.4 percent in December to $555 million and 2.1 percent for the year to $6.4 billion.

Downtown Las Vegas, Laughlin, Reno as well as Wendover in Elko County all recorded more casino winnings in December and 2014.

4 buddies did unheard of in `World Series' of NFL betting

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- When four buddies bet they could beat the house in the "World Series of sports gambling," no one -- including them -- expected they would be right 76 percent of the time.

The team dubbed "CH Ballers" won the record grand prize of more than $736,000 in the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino's SuperContest, which involves making the right picks in 85 NFL games over the 17-week regular season.

One member, Justin Green, says none of the friends from Los Angeles and Boston are professional gamblers. It was the first time they had entered the contest.

Now the team is fielding emails from sports bettors seeking their next picks, including their favorite to win the Super Bowl.

They're still weighing whether to share any info but say they're certainly invested in the outcome.

Not even open a day, White Castle closes for several hours

LAS VEGAS — Not even open for 24 hours and the only White Castle out west has already closed. But the good news — it was just temporary.

The sliders chain said it had such an overwhelming first day it needed time to "restock" and do some "maintenance." 

The store was closed for several hours on Wednesday afternoon, but tweeted an update around 3:20 p.m. it was back open for business.

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Man dies 1 week after motorcycle crash

LAS VEGAS -- A motorcyclist who was hurt in a serious crash on Flamingo Road died on Monday. The son of 58-year-old Alvin Willingham said his father was taken off of life support.

Officers said the crash happened when Willingham, and his son Justin Willingham were riding their motorcycles together on Jan. 19 in the westbound lanes of Flamingo. A car turned out in front of them at E. Flamingo and Escondido Street, which is just east of Maryland Parkway, and the father was thrown from his bike, police say.

Willingham hit the car, but his son wasn't hurt. Willingham was taken to Sunrise Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. The son did not suffer any injuries.

Metro Police said the 85-year-old driver of the red Oldsmobile received minor injuries and waited nearby during the investigation.

Wait is over! White Castle's new Strip location opens Tuesday

LAS VEGAS — The wait is over, Las Vegas. White Castle will open its first location on the west coast on Tuesday on the Las Vegas Strip.

The restaurant, located at the Best Western Casino Plus Royale, 3411 S. Las Vegas Blvd., will open to customers at 2 p.m. 

The store will be open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, the company said.

The nearest White Castle to Las Vegas is more than 1,500 miles away in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. 

"We are looking forward to seeing all of our Cravers on Tuesday," a White Castle representative said.

If you're interested in working for the restaurant, you can apply online at careers.whitecastle.com and complete an application.

'What happened to Vegas?' mystery solved

LAS VEGAS — On Friday, we posted the question to our Facebook page of a billboard that many have seen, yet didn't know the reasoning behind — until now.

Turns out, "What happened to Vegas?" is a stunt orchestrated by the Stratosphere Hotel and Casino that wants people to "Take Vegas Back," with an online "movement."

“At Stratosphere, we believe guests deserve to have fun above all else,” said Paul Hobson, Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower general manager. “Take Vegas Back is about celebrating the Everyman and Everywoman who simply want a great time and a great value.”

You can learn more by visiting the Take Vegas Back, or #TVB, website.