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New Clark County Fire Station Opens

Clark County fire officials are opening a new fire station Thursday to serve McCarran International Airport and the surrounding area.

Authorities say the new facility is similar to other county fire stations around Las Vegas. But this one has an extra vehicle bay and a classroom.

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MGM Mirage Amends Senior Notes Exchange Offer

Casino operator MGM Mirage says it has amended a senior notes exchange offer in part to extend its expiration date.

The Las Vegas-based company on Thursday pushed the expiration date as well as the early participation and withdrawal dates to Sept. 30. MGM Mirage had just extended the early participation date last week to Sept. 24 from Sept. 10. The initial expiration date was Sept. 24 as well.

Under the terms of the offer, eligible holders can exchange a portion of $782 million in 8.5 percent senior notes due 2010 for up to $500 million in 10 percent senior notes due 2016.

MGM Mirage says about $21 million of existing notes had been validly tendered as of Wednesday. If accepted, the notes would be exchanged for approximately $24.7 million new notes.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Suspect in 15-Year-Old Murder Case Pleads Not Guilty

LAS VEGAS, Nv -- The man accused of killing a 7-year-old girl in 1994 pleaded not guilty in District Court Thursday.

Gregory Wallen is accused of killing and sexually assaulting 7-year-old Diana Hernandez and then dumping her body in the trash. The girl disappeared from the apartment complex where she lived near Flamingo and Maryland Pkwy. Wallen also lived in the same complex.

Police announced the arrest of Wallen in June 2009 after detectives used and old DNA sample with a new sex offender database.

Officer Identified in Shooting Near the Strip

LAS VEGAS, Nv -- The Las Vegas Metro police officer who fired his weapon during a traffic stop Friday night on Las Vegas Boulevard as been identified as 28-year-old Jesse Gerstal.

Metro says Gerstal has been with their police department since April 2006 and is currently assigned to the Convention Center Area Command.

According to a spokesperson with Metro, Gerstal shot at a SUV after 27-year-old Eric Perez attempted to run over the officer.

Police say two bike officers stopped Perez at Sands Avenue and Manhattan Street. The officers and Perez exchanged words and then Perez tried to take off.

According to Metro, Gerstal fired his weapon four times.

Perez and another suspect were pulled over a short while later and Perez arrested for battery on a police officer and resisting a police officer.

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Businesses Suffer Through Road Closure

LAS VEGAS, NV -- There is one road construction project along the Las Vegas Strip that is causing major problems for local businesses including one well-known resort.

During the first week of August, construction crews swooped in and started tearing up Harmon Road at Las Vegas Boulevard. The road has been closed to accommodate county public works projects as well as private projects for CityCenter. The closure has created a big problem for businesses.

"One day they just showed up and said 'by the way we are going to tear up the front of your building starting next week,'" said Jerry Raftis, general manager of the Harley-Davidson Cafe.

Police Seek Witnesses in Hit-and-Run Death

Las Vegas police are seeking witnesses in the hit-and-run death of a 40-year-old pedestrian Saturday night on Boulder Highway.

Police say the man wasn't in a crosswalk when he was struck by a vehicle about 9:45 p.m. between Sahara Avenue and Desert Inn Road. His name hasn't been made public yet. The car kept driving north, toward downtown Las Vegas.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Police Make Drug Bust at Rehab Pool Party

LAS VEGAS, Nv. -- Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Detectives made several arrests after an undercover operation at the Rehab Pool at the Hard Rock Hotel. This summer, police have cited several clubs for drug activity and prostitution.

Police say they were investigating crimes in an ongoing undercover investigation at Las Vegas pool parties. Eight people were arrested Sunday.

SLIDESHOW: See mugshots of the arrested suspects.

"Any sort of illegal activities going on in the club, we want to make sure they are adhering to the rules," said Capt.