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Comment period ends for Las Vegas Victims' Fund

Time has run out for those wanting to weigh-in on the distribution of the Las Vegas Victims' Fund.

Last week, the committee finalizing the protocol extended the deadline, which ended Monday morning.

There is a forum at the Clark County Government Center for survivors tonight to get information on other resources available. It begins at 6:30 p.m. and is put on by the Vegas Strong Resiliency Center.

This group is helping direct shooting victims to counseling services, among other resources. Despite Monday's deadline, there are efforts underway to change the protocol for the Las Vegas Victims' Fund.

"We saw things I'll never unsee," said Leah Wells, helping shooting survivors.

She doesn't consider herself a 1 October survivor. The Uber driver says she's a warrior.

"We ended up driving wounded and people home for the next 26 hours," she said.

More than two months later, she's still helping shooting victims... Read More

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Empty Fountainbleau sold to new owner

It cost nearly $2 billion to build. It's the second tallest building in Las Vegas but almost no one has been inside.

It's the Fontainebleau.

The empty north Strip site was sold to a new owner in August, but now there is new insight into redevelopment plans.

"I think that it's large and a lot of glass," said tourist Debbie Cantelon.

She is by no means an architectural critic.

"It's a little bit plain."

She's just another tourist slightly curious about what most of the valley is used to. An enormous building on the north end of the Las Vegas Strip. A reminder of the last recession. Empty for nearly a decade.

"I didn't know 10 years," she said. "I did not realize that."

So, what of the Fontainebleau?... Read More

Steak 'n Shake expands in Southern Nevada

For years the only Steak 'n Shake in Las Vegas was inside the South Point Hotel & Casino. That's quickly changing.

The chain already expanded to the campus of UNLV at the beginning of 2017. The burger and shake joint is now planning two more locations... Read More

Las Vegas looks outside the casinos to draw in millennials

Casinos in Las Vegas are upping the ante in their pursuit of coveted millennial visitors with new attractions designed to wow them, provide them Instagram-worthy moments and maybe even get them to gamble.

In 2018, a zip line across the street from Caesars Palace and an e-sports arena at the Luxor will join the city's entertainment repertoire geared toward millennials.

People up to age 34 are becoming majority spenders in today's economy but aren't necessarily interested in traditional casino gambling. Casinos are investing in numerous non-gambling amenities to attract them.

Caesars Entertainment plans to build a 1,050-foot-long zip line above its outdoor promenade anchored by the Linq hotel-casino and the world's tallest observation wheel.

MGM Resorts is transforming a former nightclub into an arena for competitive gaming that can hold 1,000 people... Read More

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Installation of bollards on Strip begins Monday

The installation of 800 steel bollards along the Las Vegas Strip will begin very early Monday, Nov. 13.

Last month, the first phase of placing the bollards began in front of the Mirage on Oct. 16 at 1 a.m. The preliminary work was called potholing and trenching, which consists of digging under the sidewalk to verify the location of existing underground utilities.

However, on Monday, construction crews will start to insert the steel. The construction shifts the first day is expected to last from 12:01 a.m. to 11 a.m. It will also be done on subsequent weekdays for the next several weeks.

On Monday, the crews will be working near the Hawaiian Marketplace, located on the east side of Las Vegas Boulevard, between Tropicana and Harmon... Read More

O.J. Simpson kicked out of Cosmopolitan for allegedly being unruly drunk

O.J. Simpson was kicked out of the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas Wednesday night after allegedly being an unruly drunk, according to TMZ.

The entertainment news website said staff told them at around midnight, Simpson became disruptive at the Clique bar when he got angry at hotel staffers causing glasses to break at the bar.

According to TMZ sources, Simpson had been frequenting bars at the hotel since his release from prison. A person at the hotel captured this photo of Simpson walking through the casino area.

Never know who you are going to see in Vegas.... yep, OJ Simpson pic.twitter.com/ginaBY6zwk... Read More

Police investigate threats made toward Westgate

Metro Police are investigating threats made to the Westgate on Friday.

According to officers, around 12:53 p.m. a hotel employee called police because someone had called the hotel making threats.

There wasn't any other information released.

This is a developing story.... Read More