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Longoria's Vegas Nightclub Closes Amid Money Woes

LAS VEGAS  -- A Las Vegas nightclub owned by "Desperate Housewives" co-star Eva Longoria is temporary closing its doors amid financial troubles.

Longoria's Beso club within the CityCenter complex on the Las Vegas Strip closed Monday to save money. Beso LLC bankruptcy attorney Lenard Schwartzer said Wednesday that the restaurant attached to the club will remain open because it is profitable.

He says the nightclub could eventually be renovated and reopened. Beso LLC filed in January for bankruptcy to remain operating while reorganizing nearly $5.7 million in debt. The federal Chapter 11 filing claimed the nightspot was losing more than $76,000 per month.

Longoria owns nearly one-third of the business but is also listed as an unsecured creditor.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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Clark County Gives MGM Deadline on Harmon Tower

LAS VEGAS -- A new report released by Clark County claims CityCenter's Harmon tower is in danger of collapse during an earthquake. The Perini construction company is fighting back, calling the report incomplete.

In a statement released to 8 News NOW, Perini officials write, "MGM does not want the Harmon to be repaired because the Harmon is worth more dead than alive to MGM.  Otherwise, MGM would allow Perini to repair it."

Late Tuesday afternoon, Clark County issued a letter stating MGM Resorts International must submit a "plan of action that will abate the potential for structural collapse and protect" neighboring buildings. They must also provide documents substantiating the report's conclusion on Harmon tower by 5 p.m. August 15, 2011.

Girl Scouts Depart for 19-Day Journey to India

Girl Scouts Depart for 19-Day Journey to India

What will you do this summer? Seventeen Girl Scouts departed July 6 for a 19-day journey to India. Before taking off on their international adventure, the girls participated in some local Las Vegas fun with Comedy Magician Mac King and Sumita Beauty.

On Tuesday, July 5, the girls enjoyed some laughter and magic at the Mac King Comedy-Magic Show at Harrah's Las Vegas. King is partnering with the Girl Scouts to help spread his literacy initiative, Mac King’s Magical Literacy Tour, overseas. During their visit, King presented the girls with plaid suitcases full of books.  On behalf of Mac King’s Magical Literacy Tour, the girls will distribute the books to children in India during their journey and spread the love of reading overseas.

Defects Endanger Harmon's Earthquake Readiness, Report Finds

LAS VEGAS - Las Vegas sits on one of the country's most active fault lines. Now, a new report says if an earthquake strikes, the Harmon Hotel at CityCenter could come crashing down.

The planned 46-story building never made it past 27 levels, and the Harmon never opened. MGM Resorts International blames construction defects for the sudden stop in progress.

A report released this week reveals more flaws with the building.

"It seems like somewhere there was a problem, and something didn't get implemented properly," said UNLV Civil Engineering Associate Professor Aly Said. "Accordingly, you ended up with a structure that has some issues in it."

An inspection ordered by Clark County found the tower could completely collapse in the event of an earthquake.

Said says it would take at least a magnitude six earthquake for the Harmon to come crashing down.

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Bail for Man in Strip Murder, Arrest Report Released

LAS VEGAS -- Bail was set $25,000 Tuesday for a Florida man charged with murder. He's accused of being involved in a fight that turned deadly on the Las Vegas Strip.

Read the Benjamin Harris' arrest report

The wife of Benjamin Hawkins says he was acting in self defense when he threw a punch that killed John Massie, a tourist a Utah man.

Hawkins and Massie exchanged words during a confrontation at O'Sheas last Wednesday. Hawkins claims he was protecting himself.

Homeless Veterans Get Help with Groceries

Homeless Veterans Get Help with Groceries

Albertsons donated thousands in gift cards to the newest facility for homeless veterans in southern Nevada.

The new apartment complex is being run by U.S. Vets. The group refurbished the building at Sahara Avenue and Paradise Road to allow 25 veterans that were on the streets to now have a home. Tuesday Albertsons gave the veterans $5,000 in gift cards plus furniture for their new homes. The money will allow the veterans to stock their cupboards and fridges with much needed nutritious food.

The new facility does not just provide veterans with a place to live it also gives them access to counselors and case workers to help them learn life skills and budget management to keep them off the streets.

Engineer: Las Vegas Tower in Danger of Collapse

LAS VEGAS  -- The unfinished Harmon hotel tower at CityCenter on the Las Vegas Strip would likely collapse in a strong earthquake, a structural engineer told casino operator MGM Resorts International on Monday.

The report sent to the casino company by Weidlinger Associates of Marina del Rey, Calif., says it would take at least one year to figure out what kind of repairs would be required to save the tower.

"In a code-level earthquake, using either the permitted or current code specified loads, it is likely that critical structural members in the tower will fail and become incapable of supporting gravity loads, leading to a partial or complete collapse of the tower," said Chukwuma G. Ekwueme, an associated principal of Weidlinger.