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Early Voting Begins Saturday, Oct. 16

LAS VEGAS -- Thousands of voters are expected to cast their ballot during in the weeks prior to the election.

Early voting begins on Saturday, Oct. 16 and lasts until Friday, Oct. 29. There are dozens of locations around the Las Vegas valley where you can vote at your convenience.

Click here for a list of all the Early Voting sites and times

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2 Police Officers, 4 Civilians Hospitalized After Car Crash

LAS VEGAS -- Las Vegas police say two of their officers has been involved in a car accident on Maryland Pkwy. and Cactus. Six people were sent to the hospital including the two officers.

Around 8:30 a.m., police say a cruiser was heading westbound on Cactus when a gold Honda Accord ran a stop sign at Maryland and hit it. There were four people in the Honda and three were taken to University Medical Center, one with critical injuries.

Two officers and a civilian riding in the backseat of the cruiser also went to the hospital with minor injuries.

Police say the driver of the Honda was at fault and was ticketed. They say there are a variety of reasons why the crash happened.

"Inattentiveness or miscalculated? Just thought they could make it prior to the vehicle arriving and they proceeded to enter the intersection, according to witnesses," said Metro officer Jay Rivera.

Burger Restaurant in Cosmopolitan Hiring

LAS VEGAS -- A new burger restaurant in the Cosmopolitan is accepting job applications starting soon.

Holsteins Shakes and Buns will be accepting the applications on Oct. 19, 20 and 21 between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. They are looking to hire managers, servers, bartenders, cocktail servers, hosts, chefs, prep cooks, and dishwashers.

Applicants should show up in person with a resume to the hiring fair. It is located inside Treasure Island Hotel & Casino at the Christian Audigier Nightclub space on the casino level by the sports book. Applicants should be prepared to fill out an application and do an interview.

The Cosmopolitan will be opening in December.

MGM Resorts Hopes to Raise $595M

LAS VEGAS -- Casino company MGM Resorts International hopes to raise as much as $595 million by pricing 47 million new shares at $12.65 each.

The Las Vegas-based company said Wednesday that its largest investor, billionaire Kirk Kerkorian, plans to sell as many as 32 million shares at the same price. That sale would lower the holding of Kerkorian's investment firm, Tracinda Corp., from its current 37 percent stake and could raise $404.2 million for Tracinda.

MGM Resorts' offering would increase the number of outstanding shares as much as 10.8 percent. The price is 24 cents per share above Wednesday's opening stock price of $12.41.

Shares of MGM Resorts were trading at $12.34 midday Wednesday; that's $1.27, or 9.4 percent, below Tuesday's close.

 (Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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Former President Campaigning for Sen. Reid

LAS VEGAS -- Former President Bill Clinton will be in Las Vegas Tuesday night campaigning for Senator Harry Reid. Democrats hope Clinton's visit to the get-out-the-vote rally will give Senator Reid a boost over Republican Sharron Angle in this incredibly tight race.

The rally will be held at Valley High School.

Clinton was in Las Vegas campaigning for Rory Reid last month in the governor's race. Now his attention will be on helping Senator Reid keep his seat in Washington.

Clinton's visit is part of a large nationwide effort involving appearances by Democratic heavyweights ahead of the November election as Democrats try to hold on to control of Congress.

Click here to go to Sen. Reid's campaign website to get tickets

Palms Owner George Maloof Arrested for DUI

LAS VEGAS  -- Palms Casino Resort owner George Maloof Jr. was arrested for drunken driving after being pulled over by police late Saturday night.

George Maloof Jr. was arrested about 11:30 p.m. Saturday near Spanish Trail Country Club, where he lives, police said Monday. Maloof, 46, told The Associated Press he was driving home with his assistant from a friend's wedding at The Mirage hotel-casino about six miles away.

Maloof said the assistant asked him to drive. "I just didn't think I needed her to drive -- I should have had her drive -- because I didn't drink that much," said Maloof. He said he thought he was "nowhere near intoxicated" and would likely fight the arrest in court.

Maloof said he had four beers and his blood-alcohol level was measured at 0.086 percent. That's just over the legal limit in Nevada of 0.08 percent. He said he asked if he could go home but was told he would be arrested.

Las Vegas Hotels Offer Welcome Mat to Pets

LAS VEGAS --  The Las Vegas Strip just got a little more pet friendly. Some of the hotels will now allow pets to stay at their properties.

Caesars Palace, Imperial Palace and the Rio launched its Pet Stay Las Vegas program Monday. The properties will have designated pet stay areas equipped with welcome packets that direct guests to outdoor relief areas, dog walking routes, pet room service menus. Guests rooms will also have a doggie mat, food and water dishes and dog treats.

Prices to participate start at $20 a night.