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Fire damages auto shop near the Strip

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Arson investigators are probing the cause of a weekend blaze in an automotive repair business across Interstate 15 from the Las Vegas Strip.

No injuries were reported after the two-alarm fire a little after 6 a.m. Sunday behind a business called BWMs Only on Dean Martin Drive between Tropicana and Hacienda avenues.

Deputy Clark County Fire Chief Jon Klassen says 911 callers reported a "pop" sound before the fire was reported.

Firefighters arrived to find fire inside and outside the business, with flames spreading to several vehicles parked nearby.

Klassen says it took about 20 minutes for firefitghters to douse flames.

Damage to the building and vehicles is estimated at about $85,000.

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Coroner IDs man killed in accident at MGM Grand

LAS VEGAS -- The Clark County Coroner's Office has identified the man killed at the MGM Grand Tuesday as 59-year-old Ricky Robinson.

The coroner ruled the cause of death as multiple blunt force injuries and the manner of death as accidental.

According to the Clark County Fire Department, Robinson was trapped between a moving maintenance cart and the third floor window of the resort's convention center. He was not able to get out of the way and was pushed out the window, falling to his death.

MGM Resorts International released this statement:

“A tragic accident occurred this afternoon at the MGM Grand Conference Center. A member of the MGM Grand team died after an accident that resulted in a fall from the third floor of the Conference Center building. The identity of the employee involved is being withheld pending notification of family. Circumstances of the incident are being investigated by Las Vegas Metropolitan Police.








2 stabbed in Treasure Island parking garage

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LAS VEGAS -- Two people were stabbed inside the Treasure Island parking garage early Friday morning.

Metro police say three people got into an argument around 1:30 a.m. that led to a man and woman being stabbed. Both were taken to University Medical Center and are expected to be OK.

Police said they didn't have anyone in custody. No other information was immediately available.







Drai's Beach Club gets punkd by 'drunk pregnant' girl

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LAS VEGAS -- What would you do if you saw an obviously pregnant woman drunk and dancing at the pool? It's the set-up for "Whatever," a YouTube channel dedicated to pranking all of us.

The victims: unsuspecting pool patrons at Drai's Beach Club atop The Cromwell on the Strip. 

In the video, you can see the woman, wearing a white top -- baby bump and all -- and red shorts, walk around the pool area with a beer in hand. She goes up to people to try to start conversations. 

Judging by most people's faces, they're horrified to see what's going on. The woman even goes up to the bar to try to order tequila shots, but gets stopped when the bartender says "you're pregnant."

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Police: Man involved in shootout with police killed himself

LAS VEGAS -- The man involved in a shootout with Metro Police killed himself, according to police.

During a news conference about the shooting Thursday, Metro announced that 31-year-old Danny Michael Wadsworth, Jr. killed himself.

The incident started at the Town Square shopping center Friday evening. Police say Wadsworth stole the purses of two women in the parking lot of the shopping center at around 8:15 p.m. He then led police on a chase that ended at Sahara Avenue near Las Vegas Boulevard, when he crashed into another car.

Police say that officers on the scene heard Wadsworth fire his weapon, and they believed he was firing at them. Two officers returned fire, hitting the suspect's car.

Saudi airman seeks new trial in Las Vegas rape case

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Attorneys are seeking a new trial for a Saudi Arabian air force sergeant who faces 35 years in Nevada state prison for his conviction in the rape of a 13-year-old California boy at a Las Vegas Strip hotel.

Sentencing for 25-year-old Mazen Alotaibi has been postponed several times since a jury found him guilty in October of kidnapping and forcing sex on the boy in the bathroom of a room at the Circus Circus on New Year's Eve 2012.

Alotaibi is being held at the Clark County jail in Las Vegas.

A judge is scheduled to hear arguments June 12 on Alotaibi's attorneys' claims that a witness recanted key testimony about how drunk Alotaibi was -- and whether Alotaibi could legally form any intent to attack the boy.