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Strip Performers Rehearse for Show to Help Fight Cancer

Strip Performers Rehearse for Show to Help Fight Cancer

LAS VEGAS -- Strip performers are bringing the circus to The Smith Center for a good cause.

Some of the best entertainers rehearsed for and event called Circus Couture Sunday. They're partnering with local artists and fashion designers to raise money for the The Children's Specialty Center of Nevada, which treats young cancer patients and their families.

Circus Couture will be held at The Smith Center October 28th. An auction will accompany the show. For more information on the event, including how to purchase tickets, visit the Circus Couture website.

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Turning Purple to Stop Bullying

Turning Purple to Stop Bullying

Dozens of Las Vegas icons on the Strip turned purple Friday in support of Spirit Day, a national day dedicated to standing up against bullying and showing support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth.

The famous Welcome to Las Vegas sign and the fountains at Caesars Palace changed color, along with the marquees at the MGM Grand, Wynn and Encore, Venetian and the Palazzo, Treasure Island, The Tropicana and the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. All of the resorts turned their signs purple for 15 minutes Friday morning.

The Fremont Street Experience will also show support for the effort by turning millions of lights in canopy purple at 10 p.m.

Caesars Entertainment also encouraged team members to wear purple in support of the LGBT community. Spirit Day is being promoted by the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, or GLAAD.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report)

Top 8 Tallest Structures in Las Vegas Valley

The Stratosphere observation tower is easily identifiable as the tallest structure in the Las Vegas valley but take a quick glance at the Strip and it becomes far more difficult to select the tallest hotel.

For sake of argument, we'll leave off the list the incomplete Fontainebleau, which stands 735 feet off the ground but hasn't yet opened for business. That leaves us with the eight tallest occupied hotels, all of which opened between 2005 and 2010. They are separated in height by 42 feet.

Police Looking for Missing 80-Year-Old Man

Robert Kelsey

LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police is asking for the public's assistance in finding an 80-year-old man who has been missing since 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Robert Kelsey was last seen at Bally's Hotel wearing a green jacket, gray shirt with the letter "M" on it and green pants.

He is described as an Asian man, 5 feet 4 inches tall, 147 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.

Police are requesting hospitals check their patient registries for Kelsey and notify police immediately if he is found.

Anyone with information on Kelsey's whereabouts are asked to call Metro's Missing Person Detail at 702-828-2907 or 702-828-3111.

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High Roller, Skyvue Race to Finish

The Las Vegas skyline could change forever with two world-renowned observation wheels on the Strip.

LAS VEGAS -- The Las Vegas skyline could change forever with two world-renowned observation wheels on the Strip.

The High Roller and Skyvue are in competition with each other, and leaders of both projects said they are on track to open in just over a year.

On the south strip, Skyvue officials said it will open a world class observation wheel.

At this point, the High Roller is ahead in the construction race as Caesars Entertainment constructs the Linq, its new dining and entertainment district to be anchored by the observation wheel.

"We're in full-swing production right now," said David Codiga, executive project director of the Linq.

Caesars plans to finish construction of the Linq in late 2013.

Bird Sanctuary Calls Beheading 'Senseless'

Felony charges against two Berkeley law students accused of killing a rare exotic bird at the Flamingo Wildlife Habitat are likely, Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson said.

LAS VEGAS -- Felony charges against two Berkeley law students accused of killing a rare exotic bird at the Flamingo Wildlife Habitat are likely, Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson said.

Those who work closely with birds like the 14-year-old Helmeted Guinea Fowl that was beheaded last week said the bird had no chance of survival against two grown men.

For Taylor Andrews, walking through the Gilcrease Nature Sanctuary, and seeing and hearing all the birds, makes it a good place to work.

"They are very therapeutic," he said. "If you get stressed out, it's nice to take a walk around here."

Andrews said the attack on a helpless bird called "Turk" has left him and his staff numb.

"It hits home for us as a sanctuary," he said. "It's a tragedy that should not happen."

Eyewitness Saw 2 Suspects with Dead Bird at Wildlife Habitat

Eric Cuellar

LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police have released the arrest report on two men arrested for killing an exotic bird at the Flamingo Wildlife Habitat.

Eric Cuellar and Justin Teixeira, both 24, were arrested for willfully and malicious torture and killing of an animal, along with conspiracy in connection with the crime.

According to the report, a woman walking through the habitat noticed the two suspects walking out of the bushes with the dead bird. She told police that one of the men was holding the body of the bird and threw it at the second suspect. She also said one of the men said "I (f---ing) killed wildlife."

This same woman alerted security at Flamingo Hotel about the incident. According to police, she also identified the two suspects after they were taken into custody.