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County commissioners speed up Resorts Worlds' permit review process to add construction jobs

A mega-resort planned to take up 87 acres on the Las Vegas Strip is slowly inching forward. Initially scheduled to open in 2016, the owners of Resorts World have promised to ramp up activity several times, but it hasn't happened.

The Resorts World is located on Las Vegas Boulevard and Convention Center Drive where the old Stardust once stood.

The owners have promised more than 5,000 construction jobs, but it simply hasn't materialized. Most of the steel and concrete seen on the lot was erected before 2008 when Boyd Gaming suspended work on their Echelon project.

On Wednesday, the Clark County Commission took steps to speed up construction on the Resorts World project. Representatives of Resorts World owner Genting asked Commissioners to waive certain approval processes so they can move forward faster, and the commissioners agreed.

"This is a request to build on our site entirely but not be limited to undergrounds and foundations."... Read More

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Body found near the Strip

Metro Police investigated a body found near the Strip in the 3500 block of S. Las Vegas Boulevard.

According to officers, the body was found on property in the landscaping by casino security guards.

Metro Police said the death did not appear to be suspicious.

There wasn't any other information released... Read More

Work begins on All Net Arena site

After a long delay, work is finally underway at the All Net Arena site where there are plans to build a 22,000-seat arena and retail complex in between the SLS and the mothballed Fountainbleau.

It's encouraging news for the north Strip, but this doesn't necessarily mean construction is now full speed ahead.

The idea of a multi-purpose sports arena, hotel, and restaurant on vacant land where the Wet n' Wild water park used to be goes back to 2010.

In 2013, former UNLV and NBA player Jackie Robinson got the go ahead from the county to move forward with the project. Robinson had hoped it would be finished and open by Dec. 2016.

But while the All Net project was tied up in lawsuits, the MGM Resorts beat them to the punch and opened the the T-Mobile arena a couple miles down the Strip.

Until now, the All Net site has sat dormant... Read More

The Who announces residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace

Guess what or should we say guess who because the legendary rock band The Who is coming to Las Vegas! The Who will begin its exclusive Vegas residency at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace during the 2017 summer season.

Tickets for the first six performances, July 29 through Aug. 11 go on sale Friday, March 17 at noon. All shows begin at 8 p.m

The Who is one of rock's most legendary and defining bands. As the first rock band to ever have a residency at The Colosseum, The Who joins the home of the greatest entertainers in the world.

The residency is presented jointly by Caesars Entertainment and AEG Presents.

Tickets for the first six shows can be purchased in person at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace Box Office or by calling 866-320-9763. You can also order tickets online at www.thecolosseum.com or www.axs.com. Orders are subject to additional service charges and fees.

Ticket prices are in the following range:... Read More

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Police seek help identifying robbery suspect

Las Vegas Metro Police are hoping someone can identify the man who they say injured a woman during a robbery last month.

The incident happened on Feb. 9 at 9:20 p.m. near a convenience store in the 1700 block of S. Las Vegas Boulevard near Oakey Boulevard. According to police, the man followed the woman after she left the store and robbed her on Rexford Drive. The woman was punched and knocked to the ground.

The suspect is described as a black man between 20 to 30 years old. He is around 5-foot-7-inches tall, weighing around 150 pounds. He was last seen wearing blue jeans and a white tee shirt.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Metro at (702)828-4314. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at (702)385-5555 or go to www.crimestoppersofnv.com.... Read More

Resorts World plans to move forward on the Strip

Resorts World Las Vegas may be picking up steam.

On Wednesday, the owners of property, where they are planning a 3,000 room resort on the north Strip, will ask the zoning commission for approval to move forward.

At one time, the project promised 5,000 construction jobs.

Even so, county officials remain optimistic that Resorts World will eventually be built.

A slumping Chinese economy is believed to be one reason Resorts World Las Vegas has been slow taking shape.

Since the official groundbreaking in May of 2015, most of the visible work has been on the parking garage. The hulking steel structures left over from Boyd Gaming's stalled Echelon project remain for the most part untouched.

Despite appearances, the multi-billion dollar company behind the project remains committed... Read More

UPDATE: Wind knocks down power poles, trees

Koval Lane opened early Monday morning after being closed because strong winds knocked down three power poles near the LINQ, according to the Clark County Fire Department.

NV Energy is currently on the scene working to fix the problem, Kelly Blackmon of CCFD said.

Metro Police shut down both vehicle and pedestrian traffic in the area. The Clark County Public Works Department is also helping with traffic control.

NV Energy spent Sunday evening working to fix numerous power outages around Southern Nevada. Officials said the outages are most likely due to strong winds.

Sunday evening, more than 14,000 customers were without power. NV Energy said the outages were due to a number of main distribution lines which had failed.

You can always view outages by visiting NV Energy's outage map by clicking here. ... Read More