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Metro Police investigating shooting at Miracle Mile Shops

Metro Police are investigating a shooting at the Miracle Mile Shops on Las Vegas Boulevard.

Sources tell 8 News NOW that two security guards were shot and transported to Sunrise Hospital.

This is a developing story... Read More

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MGM Resorts adding more conference space

MGM Grand held a groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday to announce the expansion of the conference center.

Around 250,000 square feet will be added as part of the expansion.

Stay Well Meeting's will also expand its footprint. It launched three years ago and will now take over the conference center's entire second floor.

A famous doctor helped celebrate the occasion.

"Vegas is the conference capital of the world. Many people come here. They're all stressed and jet lagged and many are burnt out so conference space should be energizing and should give them the feeling of clarity. We're going to make that happen," said Dr. Deepak Chopra, integrative medicine pioneer.

MGM Resorts will offer more than 4-million square feet of meeting space on the Strip... Read More

Iconic Stratosphere casino changes hands

The iconic Stratosphere Casino in Las Vegas is changing hands.

Its new owners, Golden Entertainment Inc., announced Monday that the fixture on the Vegas Strip skyline is one of four properties they're buying from American Casino & Entertainment Properties.

The $850 million deal also includes Arizona Charlie's Decatur and Arizona Charlie's Boulder in Las Vegas, as well as Aquarius Casino Resort in Laughlin.

Golden will pay $781 million cash and about 4 million shares of its stock to American's owner, a real estate private equity fund managed by Goldman Sachs.

Golden Entertainment owns PT's Pub in Las Vegas as well as casinos in Pahrump, Nevada, Montana and Maryland... Read More

Caesars Entertainment increases employees' training to prevent terrorism

One resort ownership group has taken steps to prevent terrorism in Las Vegas to the next level. Caesars Entertainment is training its personnel to spot a bomb before it goes off.

Earlier this week, 8 News NOW broke the news that the Las Vegas Strip was featured in a new ISIS propaganda video. On the video discovered by intelligence officials last week, ISIS supporters are encouraged to carry out lone wolf attacks in major cities across the country.

Caesars told 8 News NOW exclusively that employees are being trained to notice and understand how powerful explosive devices can be disguised to look like everyday items.

"They will look for weakness," said George McKerrow, Mac-7 Security Training. "They will tend to go for an easy option, but if we are proactive, then they may drive past and look for someplace else."... Read More

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Colorado man admits starting fire at Trump hotel in Las Vegas

A 28-year-old tourist from Colorado has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge after he became the second person in less than a month to be accused of starting a fire at the Trump International Hotel in Las Vegas.

Jacob Matthew Dezsi's court-appointed lawyer, Alexander Hubert, said a felony arson charge was dismissed after Dezsi pleaded guilty Wednesday to malicious destruction of property.

Dezsi lives in Littleton, Colorado. Hubert says the judge ordered him released from jail after five days behind bars and sentenced him to perform 50 hours of community service.

Las Vegas police say Dezsi told investigators he wasn't making a political statement when he set fire to a paper towel last Thursday and dropped it in a restroom trash can near the hotel lobby.

Hotel staff members quickly extinguished the fire... Read More

Protecting large-scale venues in Las Vegas

On any given day, there are shows and concerts happening at the different venues on the Las Vegas Strip.

While security is typically tight during major events, the risks still exist.

There's no telling when and if Las Vegas may be a target but there are ways to stay vigilant, especially around large crowds.

More than 40 million tourists visit Las Vegas every year indulging in everything the Strip has to offer, but following the Manchester terror attack, safety is a topic of conversation along one of the most famous resort corridors in the world that is home to a number of concert venues.

"I think I take safety for granted because you kind of just walk in and just assume that you're safe," said Nadine Abdelgalil, a visitor from London.

"You kind of think about it cause if somebody had the intention to do something, you could easily do it," said Michael Borrell, who is visiting from Pennsylvania... Read More

Only on 8: Calls for attacks against Las Vegas emerge on ISIS propaganda video

The City of Las Vegas has emerged once again as a potential terror target in an ISIS propaganda video. In the video that calls for lone wolf attacks, several Strip properties were prominently displayed.

U.S. intelligence agencies discovered the new video on ISIS website last week, according to Newsweek who reported the video's content shortly after it was found.

In a story you'll read only on 8 News NOW, counter-terrorism authorities sent notices to Strip hotels to be vigilant.

There's no word on when the video was shot, but the message is very clear: ISIS wants supporters to carry out attacks in the West.

"Las Vegas has kind of been a terrorism target for a long time," said Dave Shepherd, consultant, retired FBI agent.

Shepherd says the continued threats have kept law enforcement officers and hotel properties on high alert... Read More