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Additional 650 bollards being placed on Strip between Tropicana and Sahara

As more and more new developments continue to pop up around the Las Vegas Strip, Clark County Commissioners are making it their business to keep focusing on pedestrian safety.

An additional 650 steel posts are going in the ground along the Strip between Tropicana and Sahara. The bollards are being placed to prevent cars from driving onto sidewalks.

Tourists don't even seem to notice the multi-million project.

"Honestly, I thought it was a new landscape idea," said Suzy Wilson, a tourist from Atlanta, Georgia. "I didn't realize it was mainly for safety purposes."

Which is good because there are roughly 850 steel posts known as bollards, that currently line parts of both sides of sidewalks on the Strip.

"They're attractive. They're not ugly looking at all," Wilson said.

Work crews started the installation of an additional 650 posts this week. The project picked up outside of Park MGM. ... Read More

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New phase of convention center expansion getting started

Cranes are hard at work up and down the Las Vegas Strip and more will be coming soon.

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Bureau approved a $935 million price tag for the second phase of the convention center's expansion.

As construction continues at Resorts World and many other properties in and around the Las Vegas Strip area, the newest project is getting set to get started perhaps in just days -- it's the fourth hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center.

"I know the equipment is ready to come, you'll see construction start on that site basically immediately," said Steve Hill, ceo & president, LVCVA.

The vast parking lots along Convention Center Drive where the Riviera used to sit between Las Vegas Boulevard and Paradise Road are about to be transformed.

Brand new renderings show what the $935 million, 1.4 million square foot expansion of the convention center will look like... Read More

MGM offers charity donation as part of legal move after 1 October shooting

MGM Resorts International says it will donate $500 to charities named by surviving victims of the Las Vegas mass shooting who waive or authorize an attorney to accept legal notice that they are being sued by the company.

The offer made Tuesday in a letter shared with The Associated Press marks the latest move in MGM's unusual legal strategy aimed at having a federal judge declare it has no liability for the mass shooting under a law enacted after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

The law limits damages against entities that implement security measures approved by federal officials.

The mass shooting occurred Oct. 1 at an outdoor concert when a lone gunman opened fire from the Mandalay Bay casino-resort owned by MGM.

The company sued more than 1,900 victims in July, asking the courts to declare it has no liability.

MGM says it would make the donations to charities supporting survivors or families of slain victims. ... Read More

Metro investigates suspicious package found at Sands Expo Convention Center

Metro Police are investigating a suspicious package found Thursday at the Sands Expo Convention Center.

According to officers, the package was found in the mailroom. The area, along with one floor above the mailroom was evacuated.

The mailroom is located below ground.

Metro's ARMOR team was called in to investigate the package further.

No other details were released... Read More

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Death penalty not sought in Venetian picnic killing

Prosecutors won't seek the death penalty against a 43-year-old former casino employee who is accused killing one work supervisor and wounding another in a shooting at a company picnic in April.

A state court judge on Tuesday set an October 2019 trial date for Anthony Wrobel after a prosecutor and Wrobel's court-appointed lawyer announced the decision not to seek capital punishment.

Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson didn't immediately respond to messages about the decision.

Wrobel has pleaded not guilty to an indictment charging him with murder, attempted murder and battery with a weapon charges in the death of Venetian casino executive Mia Banks and wounding of co-worker Hector Rodriguez.

Banks and Rodriguez were Wrobel's supervisors at the Las Vegas Strip property where he worked as a table games dealer. ... Read More

Body camera images show officers searching Las Vegas casinos on 1 October

WARNING: The footage and language heard in this video may not be suitable for all audiences.

Police have made public officer body-camera video showing street scenes and searches of Las Vegas Strip casinos following the Oct. 1 shooting that killed 58 people and injured more than 800.

On one of the files of the body-camera footage that was released Wednesday, the confusion over whether there is one, two or three shooters is clear. One officer can be heard saying, "They already killed him, and we're still getting calls, so there's somebody's out there ok?"

That same officer can also be heard talking on the phone with his wife saying, "We killed one, there's probably one more."... Read More

Phil Satre to be named as Wynn Resorts Chairman of the Board

Wynn Resorts has announced that Phil Satre, the former CEO of Harrah's Atlantic City, has been elected vice president of the board of directors.

According to settlement between Wynn Resorts and Elaine Wynn, Satre will be named chairman following Boone Wayson's retirement before the end of the year, according to the agreement published on the Securities and Exchange Commission's website.

Steve Wynn resigned as the CEO in Feb. following allegations of sexual harassment. ... Read More