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GoFundMe page for mass shooting victims

Clark County Commission Chairman Steve Sisolak and Sheriff Joe Lombardo created a GoFundMe page to provide relief and financial support to the victims and families of the mass shooting.

The Sheriff and I have set up an account to aid survivors and their families. I've pledged the first $10K. https://t.co/UMcQtZLgmr

-- Steve Sisolak (@SteveSisolak) October 2, 2017

Sisolak says he's donated the first $10,000 to the account in a tweet with a link to the page.

The initial fundraising goal was $500,000. Since then, there has been an outpouring of support and the goal has been raised to $2,000,000. Click here to visit the GoFundMe page.... Read More

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ISIS claims Las Vegas shooter converted to Islam

Without providing evidence, Islamic State claims Las Vegas attack and says the shooter converted to Islam months ago.

Authorities have identified the suspected gunman as Mesquite resident Stephen Paddock. He lived in a retirement community in the area, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police said.

The brother of the man who killed at least 50 people at an outdoor music festival on the Las Vegas Strip says he's "completely dumbfounded" by the shooting, which is the deadliest in modern U.S. history.

In a brief interview with the Orlando Sentinel, Eric Paddock says he can't understand what happened. He also said he's made a statement to police.

Country music star Jason Aldean was performing Sunday night at the end of the three-day Route 91 Harvest Festival when the gunman opened fire from inside the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino.

Authorities say 64-year-old Stephen Craig Paddock killed himself after the shooting. Police have not yet determined a motive. ... Read More

Metro investigates reports of active shooter at Mandalay Bay

Metro Police are investigating reports of an active shooter on the Strip. According to officers, everything is unfolding at and around Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino near Las Vegas Boulevard and Reno.

Witnesses at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival say they heard what sounded like firecrackers going off, but it was a bun. One witness said they heard nearly 100 rounds fired off.

Witnesses say people were also seen running with injuries and blood.

There wasn't any other information released. Everyone is encouraged to avoid the area.

This is a developing story. Refresh this page for updates.... Read More

Person barricaded in apartment near Koval and Tropicana; Koval is shutdown

Metro Police are working to get a person who's barricade inside an apartment complex near Koval and E. Tropicana Avenue to surrender to officers.

According to Metro Police, everything first unfolded Thursday afternoon around noon when officers were searching for a wanted person. The person somehow ended up at an apartment in the 4800 block of Koval.

Koval is completely shut down to traffic. Drivers are urged to avoid the area... Read More

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MGM Resorts debuts entertainment-focused corporate campaign

MGM Resorts International has launched a corporate campaign with a goal of showing its force within the entertainment industry, ending the notion that it is only a casino-operating company.

The campaign debuted during the Emmy Awards Sunday. It highlights the array of entertainment options offered by the Las Vegas-based company, including award-winning shows, top-rated restaurants, night and day clubs, retail and spas.

Chief experience and marketing officer Lilian Tomovich says tourists from all over the world nowadays travel to Las Vegas for its entertainment options and may not necessarily gamble. Ads will appear in print, on social media and national TV. It will also include an interactive emoji-driven sweepstakes on Twitter.

MGM on Monday revealed plans for a $675 million waterfront casino and entertainment complex in Connecticut's largest city... Read More

Metro Police look for more victims in casino guard rape case

Authorities in Las Vegas say they're looking for more possible sexual assault victims after a 39-year-old casino security guard was arrested and charged with raping a woman in a Strip resort stairwell.

Officer Jacinto Rivera, a Las Vegas police spokesman, said Wednesday an investigation is continuing into Robert Ray Laws' activities at the New York-New York Hotel & Casino.

Laws was arrested Sept. 6 in an investigation of a woman's report that she was attacked Sept. 4. Rivera says police think there may be other victims.

Laws is being held at the Clark County jail on $150,000 bail pending an Oct. 12 preliminary hearing of evidence on sexual assault, kidnapping and burglary charges.

A public defender involved in Laws' case didn't immediately respond Wednesday to email messages... Read More

Light rail among options to ease traffic on Las Vegas Strip

The Las Vegas Strip is the center of the Las Vegas valley and the heart of its economy, but as we all know, that heart often gets clogged.

Transportation officials have looked at options to ease traffic problems in the resort corridor and now, they're taking a second look at an old idea -- light rail.

On a Friday night, traveling along the Strip can be a challenging whether it's in a car, on a bus on on your feet.

As the transportation leaders look for ways to get everyone around faster, the corridor is getting special attention.

In the Monday afternoon heat, Vance Primus waits for a ride that will take him from Planet Hollywood to Trump Tower.

"We don't like walking and it's like a few places we like to go," he said. "Not that far. So, we hop on the bus."

The bus, instead of Uber or a cab... Read More