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Free hotel rooms for families affected by shooting

Station Casinos offering free hotel rooms to the families of those affected by Sunday's mass shooting on the Las Vegas Strip that left 59 people dead and over 500 injured.

Those families traveling to Las Vegas are being asked to email Station Casinos directly at reservationrequest@stationcasinos.com for assistance.

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Gov. Sandoval declares State of Emergency

Following the mass shooting in Las Vegas, Governor Brian Sandoval signed a Declaration of Emergency for Clark County Monday afternoon.

The order directs state agencies to supplement local efforts to save lives and protect the health and safety of the victim's of the attack at the Mandalay Bay outdoor concert Sunday night.

Gov. Sandoval also declared a Public Health and Medical Disaster which temporarily suspends all necessary laws and rules to allow health care providers employed by a hospital and licensed, and in good standing to practice in another state, to practice in Nevada in order to assist with public health operations... Read More

PHOTO: Woman no longer person of interest in Harvest Festival shooting, police say

The woman that Metro Police named as a person of interest in the mass shooting that occurred at the Route 91 Harvest Festival has been cleared. Metro detectives say Marilou Danley has been contacted and is no longer believed to be involved in the shooting on the Strip.

Metro initially said Danley was the shooter, Stephen Paddock's roommate.

According to officers, everything unfolded at and around Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino near Las Vegas Boulevard and Reno. Metro Police Sheriff Joe Lombardo says more than 50 people were killed and 200 others were injured. Numerous victims were taken to Sunrise Hospital.

Metro says the suspected shooter was taken down and is no longer a threat.

Officers are also looking for a Hyundai Tucson --unknown color -- with Nevada license plate 114B40, along with a Chrysler Pacifica Touring -- unknown color -- with a Nev. plate -- 19D401... Read More

Help your children manage distress after a mass shooting

Many people around the world woke up to the horrific news of the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history that took place in Las Vegas Sunday night. The shooting has parents wondering how they can address the news to their children and help them manage indirect exposure to these types of events.

Here are some resources that will help parents talk to their kids and help them understand violence and other tragedies:

Manage your distress in the aftermath of a shooting:

http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/mass-shooting.aspx

Helping your children manage distress:

http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/aftermath.aspx

Building resilience to manage indirect exposure to terror:

http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/terror-exposure.aspx... Read More

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Prayer vigils around the Las Vegas valley

Numerous public prayer vigils are taking place around the Las Vegas valley as people come together to remember the victims of the shooting at the outdoor country music concert at Mandalay Bay hotel... Read More

SLIDESHOW: 58 killed, more than 500 injured in Vegas Strip shooting

The FBI says the shooter who killed 58 people and injured more than 500 others at a Las Vegas concert had no connection to an international terrorist group. The shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival was the worst mass shooting in American history.

It happened outside the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino.

The FBI's announcement from Special Agent in Charge Aaron Rouse at a news conference Monday morning comes after the Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack without providing evidence.

The extremist group claimed that the shooter was "a soldier" who had converted to Islam months ago. It has made exaggerated or false claims in the past.

Eric Paddock, the brother of the Las Vegas Strip gunman, said he was stunned to learn his brother was responsible for the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history... Read More

Here's how to help the mass shooting victims

The Las Vegas community is showing an outpouring of support to help the victims of the mass shooting at Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino.

HOW TO HELP: Donate blood

If you're interested in helping, one of the best ways to do that is to donate blood.

Below is our current list of places to donate blood:

UMCSN Delta Point - 901 Rancho Lane
United Blood Services - 6930 W. Charleston Boulevard
United Blood Services - 601 Whitney Ranch Drive
Labor Health & Welfare Clinic - 7135 W. Sahara Avenue

8 News NOW has received reports of long lines at the locations.

HOW TO HELP: Donate food

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Las Vegas says it's working with the Red Cross to provide sack lunches for family and friends of victims waiting at Sunrise Hospital.

They're asking for donations of non-perishable single-serving food items such as soup, bags of pretzels and chips... Read More