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Hearing postponed for woman in fatal Las Vegas Strip crash

A 24-year-old woman accused of intentionally plowing a car into a crowd of pedestrians on a Las Vegas Strip sidewalk never made it into court, and a judge postponed her appearance.

Las Vegas Justice of the Peace Joe Bonaventure says Lakeisha Nicole Holloway wasn't present Thursday when a judge reset her court date to Feb 18.

Holloway's attorneys didn't immediately respond to messages. They've said she plans to plead not guilty.

Holloway faces 71 felonies, including murder, attempted murder and battery with a deadly weapon in the Dec. 20 crash that killed one woman and injured at least 34 other people.

Police say Holloway was from Portland, Oregon, and told investigators she and her 3-year-old daughter had been living in her car for more than a week before the crash... Read More

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Street Talk: Safari Club International

The Safari Club International is taking place at Mandalay Bay this week. I-Team Chief Investigator George Knapp offers his commentary on the controversial show... Read More

Animal roles in Vegas Strip shows are starting to diminish

When it comes to having animals on the Strip, the City of Las Vegas isn't a stranger to the controversy surrounding the idea.

For decades, animal acts on the Strip have drawn crowds and criticism. There's even an act there is an active campaign to release the dolphins at the Mirage.

And when Dirk Arthur and his big cats returned to the Riviera, protestors were awaiting their arrival. His show has since moved to the Westgate.

According to the Animal Legal Defense Fund, Arthur is one of only three illusionists in the country that use big cats. Arthur has been cited several times for violating the Animal Welfare Act.

Many show producers have found ways to entertain guests with live music or impressive acrobatics instead of using wild animals.

David Saxe has been producing shows in Las Vegas for more than twenty years.

"I've had animals in the shows, I've had tigers and lions -- everything," Saxe said... Read More

Earth, Wind & Fire founder Maurice White dead at 74

Earth, Wind & Fire founder Maurice White, whose horn-driven band sold more than 90 million albums and made hits like "September," ''Shining Star" and "Boogie Wonderland," died Wednesday at his home in Los Angeles, his brother Verdine said.

White, who was 74, suffered from Parkinson's Disease and had retreated from the public even as the band he founded kept performing.

"My brother, hero and best friend Maurice White passed away peacefully last night in his sleep," Verdine White, also a member of the band, told The Associated Press on Thursday. "While the world has lost another great musician and legend, our family asks that our privacy is respected as we start what will be a very difficult and life changing transition in our lives. Thank you for your prayers and well wishes."... Read More

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Court hearing reset in Las Vegas Strip fight-night slaying

A preliminary hearing was reset to April 6 for a 23-year-old Nevada state prison inmate facing murder charges in a fight-night slaying last May on the Las Vegas Strip.

DeAngelo Mathews is already serving seven to 12 years in prison for a separate robbery and conspiracy conviction. His preliminary hearing was rescheduled Thursday in the killing of DaShawn Antwon-Fouch Hawkins of Columbus, Ohio.

A prosecutor and defense attorneys didn't immediately respond to later to messages. Authorities say the 27-year-old Hawkins died of a head injury after he was knocked unconscious in a pre-dawn fight in the Paris Las Vegas hotel-casino valet area.

The scuffle came several hours after Floyd Mayweather Jr. defeated Manny Pacquiao at the nearby MGM Grand Garden Arena... Read More

Celine Dion speaks for 1st time about late husband Rene Angelil

Celine Dion, speaking for the first time since Rene Angelil died, said her husband kept her grounded and protected her from the gritty business details of her superstar career.

The singer paid tribute at a Wednesday night memorial at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.

WATCH: The celebration of life for Rene Angelil

People gathered to celebrate the life of her late husband and manager credited with striking the deals that have defined her status as one of the most popular voices in the world, from saying "yes" to her defining hit from the "Titanic" when critics doubted the movie to her glitzy Las Vegas Strip residency.

The 73-year-old died in January after a long battle with throat cancer in the suburban Las Vegas home that he shared with Dion and their three children... Read More

Protesters denounce Safari convention

A controversial convention opens in Las Vegas, putting the spotlight on trophy hunting in the United States and abroad.

The Safari Club International kicks off its annual four-day convention at the Mandalay Bay hotel and casino.

Meanwhile, tens of thousands of people have signed a petition to keep this event from returning to the city. So far, more than 72,000 people have signed the online petition.

Protestors say they will be outside the convention for its duration to make their voices heard.

"We think it's a ridiculous waste of life," said Carrie LeBlanc with Henderson-based CompassionWorks International.

They are targeting their attacks at trophy hunters from around the world.

"(It's) a travesty against endangered species," LeBlanc said.

They stood outside Mandalay Bay Wednesday where approximately 20,000 people are gathering for the Safari Club event... Read More