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MGM Resorts announces sale of Circus Circus property

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — MGM Resorts International has sold Circus Circus to an affiliate of Treasure Island owner Phil Ruffin for $825 million.

The move was made as part of MGM’s effort to lighten its capital load while maximizing it’s financial and operational efficiency.

“The company [MGM Resorts] expects to utilize the proceeds from this transaction to enhance its capital allocation strategy and complement its strategic and operational flexibility,” said Jim Murren, chairman and CEO of MGM.

Ruffin said he is thrilled to add Circus Circus to his casino portfolio, touting its role as an anchor for the north end of the Strip since it opened in 1968. He noted his respect for the MGM team, who originally obtained the property in 2005 during the Mandalay Resort Group acquisition. ... Read More

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I-TEAM: DUI suspect’s attorneys want former Metro captain’s employment file

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Scott Gragson’s attorneys are demanding the employment file of a former Metro Police traffic captain, according to documents filed with the court Monday which were obtained by the I-Team.

Scott Gragson faces charges in deadly DUI crash.

Gragson faces felony DUI counts after a deadly crash in May which left a mother dead and three others injured in a gated Summerlin neighborhood.

Melissa Newton was killed in the crash.

There is controversy over the timing of his blood alcohol tests. Nevada state law specifies a two-hour window. However, Gragson’s blood was drawn by police after that window. The result was .147 still nearly twice the legal limit. Gragson’s attorneys are attempting to have his blood test results thrown out.

After the crash, traffic Captain Nick Farese was removed and then placed in another department. Metro would not reveal why... Read More

Police investigate bomb threat at South Premium Outlet mall

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Las Vegas police are investigating reports of a bomb threat at the South Premium Outlet mall which is located at S. Las Vegas Boulevard and Warm Springs Road... Read More

October Fire: Wildfire reported on Mount Charleston

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The U.S. Forest Service says a wildfire is burning in the Mary Jane Falls area of Mount Charleston. Authorities dubbed the blaze “October Fire”, and it is currently a half acre.

Fire crews initially responded to reports of smoke.

Fire Update: The reported smoke in the Mary Jane Falls area on the SMNRA is being called the #OctoberFire and is 1/2 an acre. Resources are on scene.

Posted by U.S. Forest Service-Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest on Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Mount Charleston, also known as the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area, is part of the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. ... Read More

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‘I Love Lucy’ premiered 68 years ago today

(WCMH/CNN) — Sixty-eight years ago today, the very first episode of “I Love Lucy” premiered on television. 

Actress Lucille Ball and her husband, actor Desi Arnaz, were two of the stars of the hit television series.

The black-and-white show premiered on Oct. 15, 1951, and ran until 1957. It was the most-watched show for four of its six seasons, according to CNN... Read More

Scotty’s Castle in Death Valley won’t reopen until 2021

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A date has been set for Scotty’s Castle in Death Valley to reopen to the public after a flash flood caused $47 million in damage in 2015. But that date is still two years away.

According to the National Park Service, repair work continues at the popular 1920s-era Scotty’s Castle. The repairs are being done piecemeal and the park is paying for them with entrance fees, federal road money, deferred maintenance accounts and donations spread over multiple years. The planned opening date is set for Oct. 2021.

Photo credit: National Park Service

The projects already completed include repairs to the historic bridge and a mile of historic concrete fence posts. Work is underway on the Chimes Tower, replacing components of the water system, upgrading the electrical system and installing a new leach field. Erosion and flood-control systems are being put in place with the projects... Read More

Is the sneaker pink or gray? What do you see?

Here we go again. Social media is going crazy over the color of these shoes.

The singer “Lizzo” posted ” I see gray and teal but my whole team sees pink and white help.”

Actor Will Smith also chimed in.

The debate about the color of these shoes has been going on since they were first posted online in 2017. And before that, the dress debate took over the internet in 2015.

Experts say these illusions boil down to our genes — and how those impact our own perceptions of lights and colors... Read More