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Police investigating body found near Las Vegas Boulevard

A body was discovered by construction workers in a desert area off Las Vegas Boulevard near Russell Road Wednesday morning.

According to Metro Police, a worker ran over the body around 10 a.m.

Initially homicide investigators were called to the scene but a preliminary investigation shows the man was sleeping and died after being struck by the vehicle.

The incident is now being investigate as a traffic-related fatality... Read More

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New dolphin named after Las Vegas sports teams

The female dolphin recently born at the Mirage now has a name after a recent employee contest.

The dolphin has been named Karli, which is an acronym which stands for Knights, Aces, Rebels, Lights and "I" for inclusion as the name represents four of Las Vegas' sports teams, according to a news release from the Mirage.

Karli was born on Aug. 11. She and her mother, Sofi, are available for viewing daily at Siegfried & Roy's Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. ... Read More

Additional 650 bollards being placed on Strip between Tropicana and Sahara

As more and more new developments continue to pop up around the Las Vegas Strip, Clark County Commissioners are making it their business to keep focusing on pedestrian safety.

An additional 650 steel posts are going in the ground along the Strip between Tropicana and Sahara. The bollards are being placed to prevent cars from driving onto sidewalks.

Tourists don't even seem to notice the multi-million project.

"Honestly, I thought it was a new landscape idea," said Suzy Wilson, a tourist from Atlanta, Georgia. "I didn't realize it was mainly for safety purposes."

Which is good because there are roughly 850 steel posts known as bollards, that currently line parts of both sides of sidewalks on the Strip.

"They're attractive. They're not ugly looking at all," Wilson said.

Work crews started the installation of an additional 650 posts this week. The project picked up outside of Park MGM. ... Read More

New phase of convention center expansion getting started

Cranes are hard at work up and down the Las Vegas Strip and more will be coming soon.

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Bureau approved a $935 million price tag for the second phase of the convention center's expansion.

As construction continues at Resorts World and many other properties in and around the Las Vegas Strip area, the newest project is getting set to get started perhaps in just days -- it's the fourth hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center.

"I know the equipment is ready to come, you'll see construction start on that site basically immediately," said Steve Hill, ceo & president, LVCVA.

The vast parking lots along Convention Center Drive where the Riviera used to sit between Las Vegas Boulevard and Paradise Road are about to be transformed.

Brand new renderings show what the $935 million, 1.4 million square foot expansion of the convention center will look like... Read More

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MGM offers charity donation as part of legal move after 1 October shooting

MGM Resorts International says it will donate $500 to charities named by surviving victims of the Las Vegas mass shooting who waive or authorize an attorney to accept legal notice that they are being sued by the company.

The offer made Tuesday in a letter shared with The Associated Press marks the latest move in MGM's unusual legal strategy aimed at having a federal judge declare it has no liability for the mass shooting under a law enacted after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

The law limits damages against entities that implement security measures approved by federal officials.

The mass shooting occurred Oct. 1 at an outdoor concert when a lone gunman opened fire from the Mandalay Bay casino-resort owned by MGM.

The company sued more than 1,900 victims in July, asking the courts to declare it has no liability.

MGM says it would make the donations to charities supporting survivors or families of slain victims. ... Read More

Metro investigates suspicious package found at Sands Expo Convention Center

Metro Police are investigating a suspicious package found Thursday at the Sands Expo Convention Center.

According to officers, the package was found in the mailroom. The area, along with one floor above the mailroom was evacuated.

The mailroom is located below ground.

Metro's ARMOR team was called in to investigate the package further.

No other details were released... Read More

Death penalty not sought in Venetian picnic killing

Prosecutors won't seek the death penalty against a 43-year-old former casino employee who is accused killing one work supervisor and wounding another in a shooting at a company picnic in April.

A state court judge on Tuesday set an October 2019 trial date for Anthony Wrobel after a prosecutor and Wrobel's court-appointed lawyer announced the decision not to seek capital punishment.

Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson didn't immediately respond to messages about the decision.

Wrobel has pleaded not guilty to an indictment charging him with murder, attempted murder and battery with a weapon charges in the death of Venetian casino executive Mia Banks and wounding of co-worker Hector Rodriguez.

Banks and Rodriguez were Wrobel's supervisors at the Las Vegas Strip property where he worked as a table games dealer. ... Read More