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Fight leads to shots being fired near Sands Expo and Convention Center Drive

Metro Police investigated a shooting Tuesday evening near the Sands Expo and Convention Center Drive.

Metro said around 4:20 p.m., it received a call about shots fired in the 200 block of Sands Avenue.

Metro's preliminary investigation indicated two separate groups of musicians became involved in an argument that turned physical. At some point during the fight, someone pulled out a handgun and fired one round.

No one was struck by gunfire, and security in the area caught the shooter, and took him into custody.

TMZ reports that the fight involved Sean Kingston and the Migos. According to the entertainment news website, law enforcement officers told them someone from Kingston's camp pulled out the gun and fired a round.

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Caesars Entertainment increasing resort fees at 10 locations

Ten Las Vegas hotel and casinos plan to increase their resort fees. Caesars Entertainment increased its resort fees last year, but come March 1 the price will go up once again.

Resort fees can be a big turnoff for some people visiting Las Vegas because they say they're booking rooms based on the savings, not the location.

Chris Downing said he stayed at Fortune Hotel off The Strip because "it's cheaper and we didn't have to pay resort fees."

"This time we're staying at the Golden Nugget on Fremont Street," said Angela Rhoades. "We've been here about 10-15 times, and we have found it's a little bit cheaper to stay downtown."

A company spokesperson for Caesars Entertainment said resort fees would increase between $1 to $3.

In a statement, Caesars told 8 News NOW what the fee hike will cover... Read More

Woman pleads not guilty in fatal Las Vegas Strip sidewalk crash

A woman has pleaded not guilty in Nevada state court to charges alleging she intentionally drove onto a Las Vegas Strip sidewalk, killing one pedestrian and injuring at least 34 others less than a week before Christmas 2015.

The 26-year-old Lakeisha Nicole Holloway appeared in court Friday.

A judge in Las Vegas recently ruled her competent to stand trial, following months of treatment at Nevada's Lakes Crossing state psychiatric center in Sparks.

The former Portland, Oregon, resident is facing charges of murder, attempted murder and battery with a deadly weapon.

She also faces a child endangerment count. Her 3-year-old daughter was in the backseat at the time of the crash.

A 32-year-old Arizona woman died in the crash. The injured included tourists from six states, Mexico and Canada... Read More

WARNING: Scammers use NHP and names of charitable groups to seek donations

Scammers are preying on the kind hearts of Nevada residents, and they're using the Nevada Highway Patrol to do it.

NHP said it had received several complaints from citizens who said they were being solicited for donations on behalf of various police charitable originations.

NHP said the scam artists use a local phone number to conduct the con, and according to some callers, they were solicited from someone posing as a representative of the American Association of State Troopers, along with the Officer Down Charities for the Nevada Highway Patrol and the Nevada Highway Patrol itself.

When a person refuses to donate, NHP said witnesses told them the scammer would threaten unfair treatment from Troopers in the future.

"We want the community to be aware of this fraudulent activity and be sure to protect their personal information," NHP said... Read More

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Man killed by limo identified as ex-UNLV football player

Authorities have identified a pedestrian who was fatally struck by a limousine in Las Vegas as a former University of Nevada Las Vegas football player.

Authorities say 30-year-old Jeremy Geathers died Saturday morning after he was struck by a limo on Las Vegas Boulevard.

Geathers, a defensive lineman, played 33 games at UNLV in 2007-07. He went on to play in the Arena Football League and Canadian Football League. He is the son of former NFL defensive lineman James "Jumpy" Geathers, who played 13 seasons in the NFL, mostly for the New Orleans Saints.

Police say Jeremy Geathers stepped in front of the northbound limousine outside of a crosswalk or intersection... Read More

"Absinthe" cast member, Melody Sweets, heading to the Smith Center

Las Vegas entertainer, Melody Sweets, is taking her burlesque act to the Smith Center.

Her new show is called, The Sweets' Spot: Love Edition. Tickets are between $25 and $40.

Currently, she stars as the Green Fairy in "Absinthe" at Caesar's Palace... Read More

Super Bowl related memorabilia gets attention at Pawn shop

It promises to be a busy weekend at the Gold and Silver Pawn Shop on Las Vegas Boulevard.

There's a whole lot of bling in the glass cases and some of it's Super Bowl related.

Depending on which player it once belonged to, it's worth tens, even hundreds of thousands of dollars.

"This is pretty cool, but I've already sold it," said Rick Harrison, Gold and Silver Pawn Shop. "You can see the little sign right there, sold it to a Patriots fan. This is a flag when they won their first Super Bowl in 2002, went around and got every single player to sign it."

To any hardcore football fan, this place is like heaven.

Pawn star Rick Harrison says he recently sold the last Super Bowl ring he had, but he has a lot of other things.

An original program from the first world championship game. It cost $1 in 1967, today it's priced at $450... Read More