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2 Men Indicted in Murder of Hooters Hotel Worker

LAS VEGAS  -- Two men are due for arraignment Wednesday following their indictment on kidnapping, robbery, sex assault, murder and other charges in the January abduction and slaying of a Hooters casino restaurant worker.

Police believe 38-year-old Gregory Hover and 18-year-old Richard Freeman are responsible for a string of violent crimes in January, and prosecutors are expected to consider seeking the death penalty against them.

A Clark County District Court grand jury handed up an indictment Friday charging Hover and Freeman in the slaying of 21-year-old Prisma Ivette Contreras.

The two men also face murder, attempted murder and other charges in the separate slaying of a 64-year-old man and wounding of his wife during a home-invasion robbery in January. A preliminary hearing in that case resumes April 29.

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Las Vegas Picked to Host Global Tourism Summit

LAS VEGAS -- Tourism officials in Las Vegas say the city has been picked to host an international summit next year for tourism leaders from around the world.

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority is expected to vote Tuesday on whether to invest $1.5 million to host the Global Travel & Tourism Summit. This year's summit is being held next month in Beijing.

The agency in charge of promoting Las Vegas says the summit include heads of state, government representatives and business leaders from around the world.

 

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Harrah's to Hire 500 Employees

LAS VEGAS -- Harrah's Entertainment plans to hire people to fill 500 positions at Harrah's Las Vegas casinos.

The company is looking to fill 125 full-time positions, 175 part-time or on-call positions and another 200 temporary positions for the World Series of Poker event.

You can apply on Wednesday, April 14th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. inside the Rio's Amazon Ballroom.

Tiger's Return a Big Hit for Sportsbooks

LAS VEGAS -- Tiger Woods' comeback to golf has not only been good for ratings, but it's also a big hit with Las Vegas sportsbooks. The M Resort's race and sportsbook director says Tiger's return has made betting very exciting.

"It's the busiest golf tournament I've ever seen," said sportsbook director Mike Colbert.

M's sportsbook is seeing a lot of green. Bets during this Masters may have set a new record for them. Colbert says that has a lot to do with Tiger's comeback.

The sportsbook is taking advantage of every put with in-running wagering, which allows for proposition bets or live betting throughout the game. There's a section just for tiger.

"We have 10 different match-ups with Tiger Woods. We have a match-up against top 10 scorers," he said. "Before the tournament, people were betting against Tiger Woods,

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Defendant Takes Plea in Javon Walker Robbery Case

LAS VEGAS  -- A co-defendant in the robbery and beating of former Oakland Raiders wide receiver Javon Walker almost two years ago has taken a plea deal in Las Vegas.

Arfat Abdo Fadel pleaded guilty Friday to robbery, second-degree kidnapping and conspiracy in the attack that left Walker unconscious and injured early June 16, 2008, a block off the Las Vegas Strip.

Prosecutor Joshua Tomsheck says 32-year-old Fadel is expected to serve at least two years in prison and could face up to 15 years at sentencing June 28.

The state dropped a first-degree kidnapping charge carrying the possibility of life in prison. Trial for Fadel's co-defendant, 42-year-old Deshawn Thomas, begins with jury selection Tuesday. Walker, now 31 and an unsigned free agent, is expected to testify as early as Wednesday.

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Truck Tips Over on Paradise Causing Traffic Delays

LAS VEGAS -- A utility truck fell onto its side on Paradise Road early Friday morning causing major traffic problems.

The NV Energy truck crew was working on replacing an old utility pole when the accident occurred. Paradise was closed to traffic until the street could be cleared.

I-Team: Alleged Sex Club Sues Clark County

LAS VEGAS -- The sound of the whip cracking across the bare skin was only muffled by the pulsing techno music coursing through the speakers. Low light hid the master walking around his subject. Another Saturday night in Las Vegas at Power Exchange.

The I-Team first exposed the inner workings of the adult sex club in April of 2009. Now a year later, the club's operator has been cited and a federal lawsuit against Clark County could make sex clubs more accessible than ever before.

Michael Powers runs the club and during the I-Team's first visit, he said the alternative lifestyles deserve a safe haven out of the shadows. "It's like the Elks Club or the Lions, kind of club for extreme interests, perverse interests or bizarre interests," he said.

Metro cited Powers last year for violating the "sex club" ordinance, which is a zoning law banning sex activity like swinging or social encounters.