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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

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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

Vendors return to Route 91 Festival site to pick up equipment

One month ago today (Nov. 1), thousands of country music fans rocked out to their favorite artists at the Route 91 Harvest Festival, but none of them knew the terror that was about to happen.

Around 10 o'clock on Oct. 1, bullets started flying from the 32nd floor of Mandalay Bay, ultimately killing 58 people and injuring more than 500 others.

It was the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history. On Wednesday, vendors returned to the festival site, Las Vegas Village, to retrieve their equipment, but on Wednesday, there were tourists taking pictures outside of it, along with landscapers trimming bushes.

In the meantime, vendors still retrieving products and other items from the area remember what they were doing when shots rang out.

"I was trying to check on one of the vendors, and I heard 'pop, pop, pop,'" said Phillis Owens, vendor.

Owens was selling beer at the 3-day concert... Read More

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Lawyers want access to Las Vegas shooting site next week

Attorneys suing MGM Resorts say they expect to inspect the festival grounds for the first time, next week.

That would allow equipment still on the grounds to finally be released as well. Some of the gear used for the country music festival has been removed. But food trucks and some tents are still inside.

Before they could go anywhere, police had to investigate. Now they're done and it's lawyers who will go over the site next.

It's still obvious at the site, there was a show. The concert stage stretches into the sky. Signs and banners for the Route 91 Harvest Festival linger over the remaining food trucks and trailers.

Aside from police, no one has been inside, but that's expected to change next week.

"As soon as a judge says we can go, we're going," said Craig Eiland, plaintiff's attorney.

He is one of the attorneys representing shooting victim Rachel Sheppard. They're suing MGM Resorts International... Read More

1 October shooting draws questions about future security on Strip

In the wake of the deadly mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Festival, a question has lingered among experts.

So, what does the future of security look like on the Strip?

One idea is to have highly-trained and specialized security forces inside each hotel.

A military-grade training center in Pahrump says it's up to the task.

The most common conflict hotel security guards face are unruly casino guests. But are those same security guards prepared for a worst-case scenario?

Colonel Amir Goren, the co-founder of the Agoge Academy, says it's up to the hotels to provide the first line of defense.

"They cannot wait for the police or the SWAT team, no time. Time means more victims," Goren said. ... Read More

Businesses on Strip trying to bounce back following shooting

The emotional price tag of the 1 October shooting can never be matched, but there are actual financial costs from the tragedy as well.

The shooting has left a big dent on the bottom line for local businesses, and it's costing the valley millions of dollars.

"Las Vegas is recovering," said Rob Goldstein, Sands Corporation.

As much as the community is mourning and remembering the Route 91 Harvest Festival shooting, business on the Strip have had to roll on.

"We feel Vegas is recovering rather quickly," according to Goldstein. "Anecdotally, we hear that across town."

Those comments came Wednesday during the 3rd Quarter earnings report from Sands Corporation, although October 1st is technically the 4th quarter. It all gives some insight into the financial impact and reality of the shooting... Read More