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Crash closes the Strip near Caesars Palace

Metro Police are closing both directions of Las Vegas Boulevard near Flamingo Road because of a crash. Metro says the crash happened shortly before 3 p.m. and involves multiple vehicles.

Police say one person was taken to the hospital in critical condition. Southbound Las Vegas Boulevard is closed at Caesars Palace, and northbound Las Vegas Boulevard is closed at Flamingo. Drivers are urged to use alternate routes.

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Possible bag ban on the Strip: Can it work?

Local legal leaders are considering banning bags on the Strip, and it's all in an effort to keep Las Vegas' number one tourist spot safe from terrorist attacks. But the possible ban could create some problems.

It's like the old saying, "the devil is in the details," because the ban wouldn't just be on backpacks, strollers and luggage during big events -- it will also include shopping bags, and anyting that isn't transparent.

This has retailers concerned.

"If you buy a pair of shoes and you can't have the box and you can't put the box in the bag, you have to walk with the shoes in your hand," according to Steve Sisolak, Clark County Commission.

On New Year's Eve, the Strip shuts down completely as hundreds of thousands pack Las Vegas Boulevard. The same also happens during the Rock and Roll Marathon, so the new rule, if it's passed, will definitely apply in these situations... Read More

I-Team: Police investigate Strip gas attack

Last December's deadly terror attack in San Bernardino, California by a husband and wife jihadi team had law enforcement around the country on edge. One month after that bloody assault, police and the FBI responded to an odd incursion on the Las Vegas Strip, and the suspects were once again a male-female duo.

The unnerving incident is spelled out in a report obtained by the I-Team. Police were notified just before 9:30 p.m. on January 2nd. Tourists who were huddled around a craps machine inside the Cromwell hotel-casino gaming area were suddenly overcome by gas or fumes.

"All of a sudden, I couldn't breathe," said tourist Melissa Waligora. "I looked at my husband, and he was coughing, 'I can't breathe. I'm out of here,' and ran out the door."

Melissa's friend, who asked to remain anonymous, was also affected.

"It felt like pins were in my lungs. I thought, no, someone is spraying this so everyone will run out," the friend said... Read More

Nevada gambling revenue down 3 percent in March

State officials say Nevada gambling revenue was down 3 percent in March compared with the same month a year ago due to lower winnings in the Las Vegas area.

The Nevada Gaming Control Board said Thursday that the state's casinos won $951 million in March.

Revenue fell in the areas with the most gambling activity. Las Vegas Strip gambling revenue was down 4 percent to $487 million last month, and downtown Las Vegas was down 4 percent to $51 million.

The picture was rosier in the north. Reno casino revenue was up 1 percent to $47 million, and South Lake Tahoe revenue was up 23 percent to $17 million in March.

The state collected almost $73 million in tax money based off the winnings, which is down 8 percent from the same time last year... Read More

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Lionel Richie talks with 8 News NOW

Lionel Richie begins his Las Vegas residency at the Axis inside Planet Hollywood on Wednesday. Richie sat down with 8 News NOW anchor Dave Courvoisier... Read More

Lionel Richie talks with 8 News NOW

Lionel Richie begins his Las Vegas residency at the Axis inside Planet Hollywood on Wednesday. Richie sat down with 8 News NOW anchor Dave Courvoisier... Read More

Elton John returns to The Colosseum at Caesars Palace

Elton John's 'The Million Dollar Piano' show will make a triumphant return to The Colosseum at Caesars Palace this Fall.

John will return to The Colosseum at Caesars Palace to perform his most iconic hits in October and in February of 2017. Tickets for Elton John's critically-acclaimed show will go on sale Friday, April 29 at 10 a.m. PST.

2016 Dates:

October 12 Wednesday

October 14-15 Friday, Saturday

October 19 Wednesday

October 21-22 Friday, Saturday

October 26 Wednesday

October 28-30 Friday, Saturday, Sunday

2017 Dates:

February 7-8 Tuesday, Wednesday

February 10-11 Friday, Saturday

February 14-15 Tuesday, Wednesday

February 17-19 Friday, Saturday, Sunday... Read More