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Nevada gambling revenue down 4 percent in October

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- State officials say Nevada gambling revenue was down 4 percent in October compared with the same month a year ago.

The Nevada Gaming Control Board reported Wednesday that the state's casinos pulled in $914 million last month. Revenues are down 3 percent in the first four months of the fiscal year.

Las Vegas Strip gambling revenues of $787 million were down 6 percent year-over-year, while downtown Las Vegas revenues of $48 million were up 1 percent.

Reno casinos brought in $47 million in October, which was up 8 percent.

South Lake Tahoe revenues of $19 million were up a whopping 53 percent over last October.

The state collected $67 million in taxes based on the October winnings. That's up 9 percent compared to the same time last year.

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1 dead in stabbing on Strip pedestrian overpass

LAS VEGAS — Metro police said a man is dead after being stabbed on the Harmon Avenue pedestrian overpass early Tuesday on the Las Vegas Strip.

Twenty-two-year-old Calvin Boyden III, of Las Vegas, was arrested in connection to the stabbing, which happened around 12:40 a.m.

According to police, the man got into an argument with Boyden on the overpass. During that confrontation, the man was stabbed and Boyden took off, police said.

The victim, whose name has not been released, was taken to UMC where he was pronounced dead.

Boyden faces faces charges of murder with a deadly weapon and robbery with a deadly weapon. He is currently at the Clark County Detention Center.

Anyone with information about the stabbing is asked to call police at 702-385-5555.

Man arrested in California for shooting near Circus Circus

LAS VEGAS — Police said on Tuesday an arrest has been made in connection to the shooting death of a woman found on a sidewalk near Circus Circus early Saturday.

Twenty-seven-year-old Kevin Meade has been arrested in Hemet, California. He is currently waiting extradition back to Nevada, police said.

Cassandra Rosete was found shot shot in the head around 5:30 a.m. Saturday on Industrial Road near Circus Circus Drive. She died at the scene.

Metro did not immediately release further details about Meade's arrest.

Cirque show scene returns after performer's death

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A key battle scene near the end of Cirque du Soleil's "Ka" show is coming back more than a year and a half after a performer fell 94 feet to her death when a wire rope snapped during the stunt.

Officials with Cirque du Soleil invited reporters to a Dec. 3 preview of the scene's return at the MGM Grand hotel-casino.

It wasn't clear when the scene would be part of regular performances for the ticket-buying public.

State investigators have said performer Sarah Guillot-Guyard ascended too quickly on June 29, 2013, causing a wire rope she was suspended from to sever.

The show reopened 17 days later but without the battle scene.

Guillot-Guyard's death was the first in Cirque du Soleil's history.

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Wynn show fuses fire, water for $3 million

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Wynn Las Vegas is pouring $3 million into a four-minute fire and water display at its nearly 10-year-old Le Reve - The Dream show.

Officials said they plan to debut the new features to show-goers Monday.

Those features include fountains resembling a miniature version of the iconic display outside the Bellagio except inside the show's theater and in color.

Performers now dance through a mix of fire and water erupting from below and walls of water rain down from the tall ceiling displaying projected images.

The show has always featured water elements, synchronized swimming and acrobatics.

Officials say the company spent some 18 months working on the new elements designed by Wet Design, the same California-based company that developed the Bellagio fountain display and Mirage volcano show.

ID of woman shot, killed near Circus Circus released

LAS VEGAS -- The Clark County Coroner's office said 27-year-old Cassandra Rosete was the woman shot and killed early Saturday morning near Circus Circus.
 

Metro Police said a man allegedly walked up to Rosete and shot her in the head around 5:23 a.m. at Industrial Road and Circus Circus Drive.  The suspect then took off on foot and fled the scene, according to officers.


The 27-year-old victim died at the scene.  Metro Police said they had to close the area for hours as homicide detectives investigated.

Metro hasn't released any details as to why it happened. 

This is the 114th homicide in Metro's jurisdiction.



VIDEO: Incredible time-lapse of the Strip, Fremont St.

LAS VEGAS -- The Las Vegas Strip was captured in all of its glory in an incredible time-lapse video. 

The creator, Eddie Peter Hobson of “Capture the World,” also caught the bright lights of Fremont Street in his "Made in Las Vegas" video.

For more of Hobson's time-lapse videos from around the world go here.