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Nevada judge holds hearing on Massachusetts report on Wynn

A Nevada state court judge says she'll hear arguments next week in casino mogul Steve Wynn's bid in Nevada to block release of a Massachusetts Gaming Commission report about sexual misconduct allegations against him.

Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez in Las Vegas set the Dec. 20 hearing during a brief court hearing Thursday.

Last month, the judge temporarily blocked release of the report pending a hearing of Wynn attorneys' claims that it contains confidential information protected by attorney-client privilege.

Wynn denies allegations that he engaged in sexual misconduct with female employees.

But he resigned as chief of Las Vegas-based Wynn Resorts last February, after the allegations became public.

The commission in Massachusetts is considering whether to grant a gambling license for Wynn Resorts' new casino, which has stripped Wynn's name and is now called Encore Boston Harbor. ... Read More

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Eataly to open at Park MGM Dec. 27

The world's largest Italian marketplace is coming to Las Vegas. Eataly is opening Dec. 27 inside Park MGM.

Eataly is promising an experience only beatable by actually visiting the European country. And in true Las Vegas fashion, it's the only location in the world that will be open 24 hours a day.

An Italian market place where you can eat, drink, and shop. Eataly Las Vegas is getting ready to open at the Park MGM. This will be its 6th location in the country with dozens more around the world.

"It's very beautiful, it's very different to any other city. I'm very very happy to help open Las Vegas," said Fulvio Marino, head baker, Eataly.

He's helping train the staff that will be working at the pizzeria, one of the many small, quick bite restaurants.

"Here we have pizza Alla Pala, that basically is pizza that comes from Rome, is a Roman style pizza and is bakery pizza," Marino explains... Read More

Death penalty sought in killing of Vietnamese tour leaders

Prosecutors will seek the death penalty against a 31-year-old convicted felon accused of killing two Vietnamese tour leaders last June during a break-in robbery in their room at a Las Vegas Strip hotel.

Julius Trotter's attorneys didn't immediately respond to messages about the decision announced Thursday by prosecutor Michelle Fleck in Clark County District Court.

Trotter has pleaded not guilty to murder, burglary and robbery in the June 1 stabbings of Sang Boi Nghia and Khoung Ba Le Nguyen at the Circus Circus hotel.

Nghia owned a tour business in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, and Nguyen was a tour employee.

Trotter was on probation at the time after pleading guilty last year to felony resisting a police officer with a weapon. ... Read More

Inside look at what's creating a buzz at marijuana business conference

Las Vegas is the center of the cannabis industry this week. The marijuana Industry Conference is at the Las Vegas Convention Center through Friday, and the gathering of attendees so far has been record-setting.

A total of 30,000 vendors, business owners, and investors flocked to the convention to see what will be big in 2019.

"I spend a lot of time in D.C. and I can tell you the tide has turned," said Brady Cobb, the CEO of Sol Global Investments.

Cobb's firm just made a nine-figure investment to get into the medical marijuana industry in Florida. He said their investment was a no-brainer.

"This is the fastest-growing industry, arguably, in the United States, arguably in the world, now with Europe opening up," Cobb proclaimed. "You don't see this many people waiting in line for all of this time to get in with a lot of suits and ties for an industry that's not really running." ... Read More

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Run, hide, or fight: Security expert gives tips on how to react in dangerous situation at bars

Since a gunman claimed the life of 12 people in a mass shooting at a bar in Thousand Oaks, soft targets have been at the center of almost all mass shootings.

Places like the Borderline Bar and Grill, where the tragedy occurred Wednesday night, the Las Vegas Strip, churches, and schools are all considered vulnerable to an attack.

8 News NOW Reporter Karen Castro spoke with a security expert on how to react in the case of an emergency.

"If I'm going to be coming to an establishment like rebar, I'm looking to see what kind of security they have at the door and how tight is the security expert Jon Simon said.

Before he even walked in the door Jon Simon of Protection Consultant at Simon Event Group, made a number of observations outside Rebar bar.

Rebar has security on staff, as well as surveillance cameras and other layers of protection... Read More

Sunday street closures due to Marathon and Veterans Day Parade

A portion of Las Vegas Boulevard and streets in downtown Las Vegas will be closed for more than 12 hours, in some cases, Sunday, Nov. 11, due to the Toyota Rock 'n' Roll Las Vegas Marathon and a Veterans Day Parade.

Closures will start around 7 a.m. with Fourth Street between Coolidge and Ogden avenues as preparations are made for the Veterans Day Parade that begins at 10 a.m. Also, portions of Ogden east and west of Fourth will be closed for the parade. Click here for the parade route map.... Read More

Big changes, expansion coming to Wynn: Paradise Park idea moves in new direction

Big changes are coming to Wynn Las Vegas in the coming years. President and CEO Matthew Maddox announced new building plans in a report Wednesday.

The buildings will expand the area to keep up with an ever-changing city. Tourists and locals in the area said this would not just improve the resort and casino, but also brighten up the entire space.

"It will attract a lot more people over here," Las Vegas local Victor Galvan said.

"I think that will be wonderful," tourist Midge Pace said. "I think it will really improve the area."

New buildings, restaurants, and retail spaces will spruce up this spot on the strip, but the most significant change on the horizon is the $3 billion Paradise Park idea. Maddox said it's now moving forward in a new direction.

"It started out, it was kind of not a nice area," Pace said. "Now it seems like they're building it up and trying to make it better."... Read More