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Neighbor: Bellagio robbery suspect described as 'quiet'

A brazen criminal with no regard for his victims. That's how Metro Police describe the man accused of robbing a casino cage and shooting a police officer during his escape.

Now, a neighbor is sharing what he saw hours before the whole thing unfolded.

Bellagio robbery suspect Michael Cohen's neighbors can't believe what happened on Friday.

Police said after the 49-year-old Cohen robbed the Bellagio casino cage he tried to escape from the valley area in a white car but he can't find the keys. He then made his way to black BMW. The driver refused to let him in and that's when things turn terrifying.

"This incident occurred on a busy Friday night at a strip hotel and involved a brazen criminal who showed no regard for his victims and was willing to use deadly force on a police officer in order to make his escape," said Assistant Sheriff Charles Hank, LVMPD... Read More

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Injured worker rescued from top of Resorts World construction site

The Clark County Fire Department had to rescue an injured construction worker from the top of the Resorts World building Monday. The Clark County Fire Department said firefighters were called to 3000 Las Vegas Blvd. around 12:49 p.m. to help a worker who was injured.

After arriving, personnel ascended to the 59th floor to access the patient. Firefighters stabilized and packaged the patient. Once secured, the patient and the firefighter were lowered to the ground by a crane on site.

The patient was transported to UMC in stable condition... Read More

Changes underway at MGM Resorts as company prepares for future

Big changes are coming to MGM Resorts International properties in Las Vegas. From shakeups in leadership to investments in technology, the plan is called "MGM 2020."

It is a company-wide initiative that executives hope will reduce costs, increase profits and help MGM grow in the future. Part of the plan is centralizing employees.

MGM Resorts International says centralization of company functions will allow them to increase their earnings by $200 million by the end of 2020.

They say half of that money will be driven by labor savings so, employees will likely be impacted. This extends to company leadership, as well.

8 News Now confirmed and reported last week that Scott Sibella, president and COO of the MGM Grand, was parting ways with the company as part of a "voluntary resignation program."

The company also tells 8 News Now many other top-level executives and employees are being offered the program and many positions are being reassigned... Read More

Jury selection begins in Vegas Sands lawsuit worth millions

Jury selection has begun for a trial to determine how much casino corporation Las Vegas Sands Corp. has to pay to a Hong Kong businessman who helped the company open its first resort in the Chinese gambling enclave of Macau.

A judge and attorneys for Richard Suen and Sands told about 50 prospective jurors on Monday that it should take several days to seat a panel of 15 that will begin hearing the case March 11.

Sands is headed by billionaire casino magnate and Republican party donor Sheldon Adelson.

Suen won breach-of-contract judgments of $44 million in 2008 and $70 million in 2013, and the case was twice appealed to the Nevada Supreme Court.

The state high court in 2016 ordered a new trial on just the money question... Read More

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President and COO of MGM Grand is leaving as part of voluntary resignation program

Scott Sibella, the president and COO of the MGM Grand is leaving the company. MGM Resorts International confirmed Sibella agreed to a voluntary resignation program Sibella has accepted as part of a voluntary resignation program.

It's MGM Resorts International's plan to reduce costs further, improve efficiencies, and position the Company for growth.

The program, known as 'MGM 2020', will be a company-wide, business-optimization initiative aimed to leverage a more centralized organization to maximize profitability and, through key investments in technology, lay the groundwork for the Company's digital transformation to drive revenue growth.

8 News NOW first broke the news about MGM's plans, including top-level executives receiving retirement packages during an interview with Vital Vegas's Scott Tobin on Monday... Read More

The Strip's Eiffel Tower gets new light show

The Eiffel Tower replica on the Las Vegas strip is getting a major upgrade to kick off celebrations for the 20th anniversary of the Paris Hotel and Casino.

Casino executives flipped the switch on a $1.7 million light show at a star-studded event Wednesday night.

It was the start of a new, free nightly show that includes nearly 6,000 synchronized and choreographed colored LED lights covering the outside of the tower.

The show will run everyday from sunset through midnight every 30 minutes. The show will be highly customizable, with colors and patterns that can change for holidays and special events.

"We could put up the colors for the Golden Knights and some day the Raiders," said Caesars Corporation President, Gary Selesner. "The purpose is to take a moment and add a little more magic to the Strip in commemoration of the 20th anniversary of Hotel Paris and the Eiffel Tower."... Read More

SNOWY WEATHER: Snow falls around the Las Vegas Valley!

Snow started falling around the Las Vegas valley Wednesday night around 6 p.m. According to numerous viewer tweets and photos 8 News NOW received, many areas around the valley were seeing 1-3 inches of snow.

At 9.p.m. Summerlin had 4-5 inches of snow. And at 10 p.m. Echo Canyon Subdivision on Mount Charleston was showing 11-inches.

SLIDESHOW: Snow blankets parts of the Las Vegas Valley

Nevada Highway Patrol warned drivers on Twitter that roads could be a little tricky. Especially, for drivers traveling on I-15 southbound near Jean. The roadways in that area are expected to freeze with ice causing the roads be very slippery... Read More