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Britney Spears extends Vegas residency thru 2017

LAS VEGAS — Britney Spears announced she's sticking around in Las Vegas for another two years, according to LiveNation.

The pop star began her 2-year residency at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino last December.  She performs around 50 shows a year, which were contracted through 2015. 

LiveNation said she's now extended her shows through 2017.

Tickets for Spears' show range from $59 to $179. 

Britney, who just got back from a whirlwind tour promoting her new lingerie collection in Europe, announced on 'Good Morning Britain' she's working on a new studio album, although didn't offer much in details surrounding the project.

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22 years later, a casino heist remains a mystery

LAS VEGAS -- The stories live on about his heist, but to this day, no one knows what happened to Bill Brennan in an unsolved Las Vegas casino mystery.

This week, 22 years ago, the Stardust Hotel and Casino employee walked out of the casino with half-a-million dollars. He hasn't been seen since.

The story is as legendary on the Strip, as the legendary casino that was taken for $500,000.

This very week in 1992, Bill Brennan left his job at the Stardust as he did for four years. Only this time, he stole from the Stardust in a big way and vanished without a trace.

In most casino capers, the culprits are caught. They typically only get away in the movies.

But in the early morning hours of Sept. 22, 1992, Stardust sports book cashier Bill Brennan didn't use a gun or threaten anyone.

"It appears he left the casino without being filmed by the surveillance cameras," Metro Police Lt. Joe Greenwood said in an interview in 1992.

Nevada monthly gaming win drops in August

CARSON CITY, Nev. - Nevada's monthly gaming win totals fell in August, according to the Nevada Gaming Control Board.

Nevada casinos won more than $920 million dollars from gamblers last month, representing a drop of more than 3.6 percent from August 2013.

Casinos in Clark County performed worse. Clark County casinos won more than $774 million in August, representing a decline of more than 5.1 percent from 2013.

The August totals did little to bolster the state's coffers. Nevada collected more than $50 million in fees based on the August gaming win. That represents a decline of 1.25 percent from the previous year.

Apartments damaged by fire had no sprinklers

LAS VEGAS -- There are new details about the building that caught on fire Wednesday afternoon and why the fire spread so fast.

The apartment complex did not have a sprinkler system and it is not required to have one because it was built in the 1970s.

The Americana Apartments were last inspected in 2011 and Clark County found violations. So, a new alarm system was installed, but no sprinklers.

During Wednesday's fire, people had just seconds to escape fast-moving flames.

"We saw the roof collapsing. It was really bad," complex resident Brian Tippett said.

Many who lived in the apartments lost everything.

One day later, people like Kevin Ho are rallying to help. He said many people who lived here couldn't afford to live anywhere else.

"A lot of them were devastated by what happened in the fire. All they have basically is what is on their back," Ho said.

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67 people displaced, 32 units damaged by fire

LAS VEGAS — Crews from the Clark County Fire Department spent most of Wednesday evening mopping up a fire near the Las Vegas Strip that started Wednesday afternoon.

The fire sparked just before 4 p.m. and a second-alarm was quickly called at the Americana Apartments at 335 E. Harmon Avenue, which is near Koval Lane. Firefighters from both the county fire department and Las Vegas Fire & Rescue battled the fire.

Nurses warn U.S. not ready for Ebola outbreak

LAS VEGAS -- Dire warnings came in Wednesday about the deadly Ebola virus.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, the worst-case scenario would be up to 1.4 million cases in Africa within the next four months.

Meantime, nursing unions used Las Vegas to get their message out to the country that American hospitals would not be ready for an Ebola outbreak.

With high drama and theatrics on the Strip, they staged what they called a ‘die in' part of their medical march with a message. They started at the Planet Nurse convention at Planet Hollywood, demanding U.S. hospitals be prepared for the Ebola virus.

"Which we know is not just a matter of ‘if', it is ‘when,'" Bonnie Castillo with the Registered Nurse Response Network said.

Within minutes, more than 1,000 unionized nurses, some wearing mock hazardous material suits, made their way outside to pound the pavement; saying hospitals aren't ready for Ebola.

Campers prepare to say goodbye to KOA

LAS VEGAS -- Since MGM Resorts International decided to close the KOA campground near Circus Circus and make it the City of Rock, campers have known their time was limited.

MGM is making room for the Rock in Rio open-air venue; making it the end of an era for the 350-space campground that has sat north of Circus Circus for 35 years.

Guests staying at the campground say this KOA isn't your typical RV park.

"I like it very much because it's so close to the Strip and you can walk there. It's really great. I didn't expect it was possible to be so close,” Peter Ofner, visiting from Austria said.

Beginning in May of next year, all of that will change. The Rock in Rio USA festival is expected to host 300,000 people over two weekends in May.