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Burglary Suspect Crashes Car into Home

Burglary Suspect Crashes Car into Home

Metro Police arrested a man after he crashed his car into a home following a police chase.

It started when police say the man burglarized a drug store on East Tropicana Road just after 5:30 a.m. A citizen reported the crime and police found the suspect, James Robert Kennedy, 35, of Las Vegas, leaving the scene in a car.

They followed him to a house near McLeod Drive and Russell Road. During the chase the man crashed his car into a house and ran into a backyard shed. Police found the shed thanks to a news helicopter. He was taken into custody without incident.

He's being charged with burglary and possession of stolen property.

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Circus Circus Drive Travel Restricted Through September

Circus Circus Drive Travel Restricted Through September

Allow more time if you plan to travel via Circus Circus Drive during the next two months.

The Clark County Water Reclamation District is announcing additional lane restrictions as part of a sewer rehabilitation project on Circus Circus Drive, lasting at least through the end of September.

The two center lanes on Circus Circus Drive will be restricted.  Driveway access will be controlled.  The outside eastbound and westbound lanes will remain open.

The Northbound lanes on Industrial Road will be restricted.  Access to Circus Circus Drive from Industrial Road will be controlled.

The Southbound lanes on Las Vegas Boulevard at Circus Circus Drive will be restricted.  Access to Circus Circus Drive will be controlled.

Man Dead After Attempted Burglary at the New York, New York

LAS VEGAS -- Las Vegas Metropolitan Police homicide detectives have submitted a case to the District Attorney's Office to look at possible charges in a death at the New York, New York Hotel.

Police say the man who died met four other tourists the night of July 6. The group went to a hotel room at the New York, New York and fell asleep. Early the next morning, one of the tourists found the man trying to leave the room with stolen wallets and other items.

The tourist confronted the suspect, who was a North Las Vegas resident, and the man fled. The tourist caught up to the suspect near an elevator. Police say the suspect tried to punch the tourist, and the tourist pushed him away. The suspect fell, struck his head on the elevator door, and passed out.

Police say the tourist took back the stolen property, returned to the room, and went back to sleep.

AFAN Invites Partygoers to the Black & White Party Tweetup

AFAN Invites Partygoers to the Black & White Party  Tweetup

Aid for AIDS of Nevada kicks off the 30 day countdown to the annual Black & White Party by hosting a scavenger hunt Tweetup on July 28 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

Guests who crack the code to the whereabouts of the final destination receive free raffle tickets with a Black & White Party ticket purchase and complimentary Black & White Party signature cocktails!

Participants will check in at Book & Stage to receive the first of three clues that they will need to decipher. After completing each task at the designated location, guests will receive a final clue that will direct them to the coveted end location where AFAN will celebrate their success with a specialty cocktail created by a master mixologist from The Cosmopolitan called the AFAN Tuxedo featuring Montecristo Rum in honor of the Black & White Party.

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Animal Communicator Hosts Presentation, Reception

Animal Communicator Hosts Presentation, Reception


Animal communicator Joan Ranquet will give a presentation and host a reception Friday night, with proceeds to benefit the Las Vegas Valley Humane Society.

The event runs from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and takes place at the Oquendo Center, 2425 E. Oquendo, off Eastern between Russelll and Patrick.

The cost is $35 per person, which includes the presentation and the wine/cheese reception.

Ranquet has been featured on the Today Show, Good Morning America, Dateline NBC, the Animal Planet and MSNBC.  She is author of “Communications with all Life:  Revelations of an Animal Communicator” and her new book, “Energy Healing for Animals” will be published in Spring 2012.

To RSVP by phone, call 702-463-8005 or email  lvvhsevent@cox.net

Suspects Arrested for Fatal Strip Stabbing

LAS VEGAS - Larry Hicks never imagined he would lose his friend after a night out, but Randall Blackwell, a lyricist and rapper met his fate July 9.

"It could have been any one of us that night," Hicks said. "He was a foster child, so he grew up with us. He didn't know his biological mother or father."

Hicks, Blackwell and some other friends headed to a liquor store on Audrie Street and Flamingo Road. They parked and soon came face to face, police say, with 38-year-old Jerome Hopkins, 38-year-old Christopher McIntosh, and some women with them in a nearby parking lot.

"We're leaving our car. They're going to their car," Hicks said. "One of the dudes that I was with said something to one of the females - not anything confrontational or nothing like that - like, 'Hey, what's up?"

The situation between the two groups soon escalated.

Las Vegas Sands Reports $367 Million in Net Income

Las Vegas Sands Reports $367 Million in Net Income


Casino-resort developer Las Vegas Sands Corp. is reporting $367.6 million in net income for the second quarter, reversing a loss of $4.7 million a year earlier.

The company led by billionaire Sheldon Adelson reported Tuesday that it had $2.35 billion in revenue, compared with $1.59 billion in 2010's second quarter.

Most of that revenue came in Macau, where Sands took in $1.21 billion. The company's revenue in Singapore was $737.6 million. And in Las Vegas, where the company is based, revenue rose 18.2 percent to $332.5 million.

Sands says its adjusted earnings are $438.6 million, or 54 cents per share. That beat analysts' average forecast for adjusted profit of 43 cents per share. Analysts expected revenue of $2.2 billion.

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