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Man Shot Near Sahara, Las Vegas Blvd.

LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police are looking for a suspect following a shooting that has left one man suffering gunshot wounds to the face and one hand.

The shooting happened around noon on Sahara Avenue between Las Vegas Boulevard and Industrial Road.

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Changes Planned After Vegas Marathon Illness Probe

Changes Planned After Vegas Marathon Illness Probe

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- After health officials investigated a stomach illness following last year's Las Vegas Rock `n' Roll Marathon and Half-Marathon, organizers are promising several changes to this year's races -- including strict sanitation rules and a contractor supplying water to runners.

The Southern Nevada Health District never conclusively identified the source of Sapovirus outbreak reported by more than 500 of the 44,000 race participants a year ago.

A health district investigation determined that people were probably exposed to the virus the morning before the race -- maybe at a runners' expo where race numbers were distributed.

Water distribution during the race had been suspected.

This year's race is Sunday evening on the Las Vegas Strip, and Competitor Group officials say this year's 30,000-plus participants will notice the changes that have been planned.

Black Friday Shoppers Brave Crowds for Great Deals

LAS VEGAS -- All Friday morning thousands of people have been shopping for big deals on Black Friday.

Many shoppers were out spending all night. Shoppers at the Las Vegas Premium Outlets were buying starting very early Friday morning. The mall had 16 stores that were planning to be open for nearly two days straight.

The long lines and chilly temperatures didn't seem to dampen the mood for most shoppers.

"I went to Nike. I just bought shoes and clothes and stuff. I spent about 500 dollars," one shopper said.

"Last year was more freezing and I waited in lines longer than this, and I walked out with a really good wallet and some purses and some nice clothes," shopper Michelle Carter said.

The director of the outlet stores says the holiday shopping season seems to be creeping closer and closer to Thanksgiving as retailers try harder to be in the black.

Andrea Bocelli Performing Favorite Songs at MGM Grand

Andrea Bocelli Performing Favorite Songs at MGM Grand

Holiday music will be part of the famous singer's performance.

Ask Andrea Bocelli if there's any song he feels compelled to sing when he visits Las Vegas and he offers this reply:

Read more at the Las Vegas Review-Journal

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Gomez Figure Brings Holiday Cheer to Madame Tussauds

Gomez Figure Brings Holiday Cheer to Madame Tussauds


The newest display at Madame Tussads includes a little holiday cheer. The wax figure of pop star and actress Selena Gomez was recently unveiled at the attraction.

The figure will stay on display through January 31. Gomez is dressed in a holiday-inspired outfit, which makes it a great place to take holiday pictures.

The display includes an area to fill out letters to Santa and a special mailbox where the letters can placed for delivery to the North Pole.

Madame Tussauds at the Venetian Hotel and Casino is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. everyday including Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

The attraction will close at 5 p.m. on New Year's Eve and at 9 p.m. on New Year's Day.

Study: Several Sections of Strip Sidewalks Too Crowded

Study: Several Sections of Strip Sidewalks Too Crowded

Anyone who has walked along the famous Las Vegas Strip already knows how crowded it can become. Now, a new study confirms that several sections of sidewalk and pedestrian bridges along the boulevard are too congested.

The study was conducted for Clark County by a local firm. They collected nearly 3,000 hours of data about people walking along four miles of the Strip. They found 17 areas that have too much foot traffic.

The highest pedestrian traffic was found on the sidewalk at the south end of the Bellagio Hotel and Casino at 9:30 p.m. on the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend. According to the county, 2,633 pedestrians were counted passing that section of sidewalk in a 15-minute period. It is one of the locations categorized has having an unacceptable level of service.

Tickets On Sale for Superstorm Sandy Food and Wine Fundraiser


Some of the best chefs in Las Vegas are stepping forward to raise money for victims of Superstorm Sandy.

Southern Wine and Spirits is hosting The Start Spreadin’ the News food and wine event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. December 9 at the Brooklyn Bridge at New York-New York Hotel & Casino.

It will feature some of the city’s best known chefs. Restaurants and chefs that have been invited to participate include: Mario Batali, Tom Colicchio, Todd English, Bobby Flay, Rao’s, Nobu and Smith & Wollensky.

Wine, craft beers and specialty cocktails will be provided by Southern Wine and Spirits. All the proceeds from the fundraiser will go the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund.

Tickets are on sale now for $100. They can be purchased through the New York-New York box office 866-606-7111.