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Fashion Show mall to undergo redevelopment, expansion

LAS VEGAS — Fashion Show mall announced on Friday plans for an "extensive redevelopment and expansion" of the mall's exterior plaza along Las Vegas Boulevard.

Gone will be the current open plaza design, instead replaced with a walking pathway, more outside dining terraces, small free-standing shops, and seating areas.

The redevelopment will include a 22,000-square-foot addition, adding five additional restaurant spaces: three full service restaurants with outdoor dining terraces facing Las Vegas Boulevard and two bistro-sized venues with outdoor patios. 

Six unique free-standing retail “Cabanas” will be added, along with a new lush landscape re-design that will include shade trees and an exterior passenger elevator at the main parking level. 

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Cook E. Jarr closes with a flourish at Harrah’s

Grooving to the end, legendary lounge singer hangs up the mic at Harrah’s.

Cook E. Jarr is playing right now. He’s playing out the string, playing the fool, playing the music box in the corner, all at The Piano Bar at Harrah’s.

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Trial reset to Sept. 8 in 'Thunder' shooting case

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A retrial was pushed back to Sept. 8 for a 25-year-old man accused of firing a gun backstage while trying to steal costumes and props from members of the "Thunder From Down Under" male revue at a Las Vegas Strip resort.

Joey Kadmiri's defense attorney, Joshua Tomsheck, said Tuesday that a Sept. 2 hearing is set to determine whether a jury can hear Kadmiri's statement to authorities following his March 18 arrest at the Excalibur Hotel and Casino.

Authorities say well-muscled members of the Australia-themed show restrained Kadmiri until police arrived after he fired one shot that lodged in a wall and narrowly missed the face one male dancer.

Kadmiri has pleaded not guilty to burglary, robbery, battery and weapon charges.

He could face decades in prison if he's convicted.

Jury finds man guilty in Strip shooting

LAS VEGAS -- A Clark County jury has found a Las Vegas man guilty of five counts of attempted murder in connection with shooting on the Strip that happened seven years ago.

The jury convicted Robert Jackson of the attempted murder charges and four counts of battery with use of a deadly weapon Monday afternoon.

Jackson fired at a group of opposing gang members who were in a crowd of people outside the old O'Shea's casino in August 2007. Jackson hit four people.

One of the bullets hit Brittney O'Dale who was in Las Vegas for her bachelorette party. The bullet shattered a bone in her leg.

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Meet the new neighbor: SLS Las Vegas ushers in new era

LAS VEGAS - After more than a year of construction, the SLS Las Vegas is ready for its grand opening. The casino resort at Sahara Avenue and Las Vegas Boulevard opens at midnight. 

The rooms are located in three towers: Story, World and Lux. SLS representatives say the Story tower is designed to be fun and vibrant. The World tower offers a sophisticated and sleek vibe. The Lux tower provides a plush experience.

The casino stretches 60,000 square feet. The gaming area offers 800 of the latest slot and poker machines and 70 classic table games.

The entire property encompasses 2 million square feet. The price tag on the SLS Las Vegas is $415 million.

SLIDE SHOW: Take a sneak peek inside SLS Las Vegas

Man indicted on charges connected to Strip shooting

LAS VEGAS -- A Las Vegas man has been indicted in connection with a shooting on the Strip in May.

The Clark County grand jury indicted Will Carter on one count of attempted murder with use of a deadly weapon, one count of battery with use of a deadly weapon resulting in substantial bodily harm, one count of carrying a concealed firearm or other deadly weapon, two counts of discharging a firearm into an occupied structure.

According to court documents, Carter shot Darius Carroll in the thigh on May 10. The shooting happened outside the Planet Hollywood hotel-casino, which is why he is facing charges of shooting into a building.

SLS Las Vegas boosting north end of Strip

LAS VEGAS -- The SLS Las Vegas arrival comes seven years after the Great Recession ravaged Las Vegas.

Now, our economy is in a recovery and the team that brokered the SLS property deal says more economic progress is on the way.

The street will always be named Sahara, but the legendary hotel that stood here for 58 years is history.

Once Friday night becomes Saturday morning, the doors at SLS Las Vegas open to the public, ushering in a new era on the corner of Las Vegas Boulevard and Sahara Avenue, and experts say for this part of the Strip, a new economic era.

Las Vegas knows how to reinvent itself. Julia Rothwell has been coming for 15 years, and each visit is new and different.

"Lots more hotels, shops, everything," Rothwell said.

But one thing is constant.

“It is like a big kid's playground," tourist Rob Hall said.

That playground gets new, hip attractions. The latest is SLS Las Vegas.