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Man Stabbed at Orleans Casino

LAS VEGAS -- Las Vegas police are looking for a young man who stabbed another man outside the Orleans Hotel and Casino Monday morning.

It happened just before 9 a.m. in the west parking lot. The victim was carrying deposit bags when a teenager jumped out of an SUV, stabbed him, grabbed the deposit bags and took off.

The victim was taken to University Medical Center with a stab wound to his right side, but he is expected to be ok.

The suspect was last seen headed westbound on Tropicana in a small, dark-colored SUV.

If you have any information, call Crime Stoppers at 385-5555 or report it online.

Police Look for Good Samaritan in Kidnapping and Sexual Assault Case

LAS VEGAS -- Las Vegas police are asking for the public's help in solving a kidnapping and sexual assault case that occurred near Las Vegas Blvd. and Wyoming early Saturday morning.

Around 4:30 a.m., a female victim was pulled into a dark colored SUV and assaulted. She was then freed by being pushed out of the vehicle into the surrounding neighborhood.

The victim was able to describe her assailant as a Hispanic male adult, approximately 30 to 35-years-old, standing about 6 feet tall with short dark hair and a mustache.

Immediately following the incident, a concerned citizen stopped and assisted the victim. This Good Samaritan drove the victim to a nearby area where she was able to contact security officers and medical personnel. 

Both Metro and the victim are grateful for the help of this person and believe this man has vital information which may solve the case.

Palms Owner George Maloof Arrested for DUI

LAS VEGAS  -- Palms Casino Resort owner George Maloof Jr. was arrested for drunken driving after being pulled over by police late Saturday night.

George Maloof Jr. was arrested about 11:30 p.m. Saturday near Spanish Trail Country Club, where he lives, police said Monday. Maloof, 46, told The Associated Press he was driving home with his assistant from a friend's wedding at The Mirage hotel-casino about six miles away.

Maloof said the assistant asked him to drive. "I just didn't think I needed her to drive -- I should have had her drive -- because I didn't drink that much," said Maloof. He said he thought he was "nowhere near intoxicated" and would likely fight the arrest in court.

Maloof said he had four beers and his blood-alcohol level was measured at 0.086 percent. That's just over the legal limit in Nevada of 0.08 percent. He said he asked if he could go home but was told he would be arrested.

Trial Date Set for Rocker Vince Neil in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS  -- A lawyer for rocker Vince Neil entered not guilty pleas, and a judge set a Jan. 6 trial date for the Motley Crue singer on misdemeanor drunken driving and speeding charges.

Lawyer Richard Schonfeld said Monday his 49-year-old client didn't have to appear in person for the plea and trial-setting hearing in Las Vegas Justice Court.

Neil is accused of having a blood-alcohol content of 0.08 percent and driving his Lamborghini sports car 60 mph in a 45 mph zone before he was stopped by police June 27 near the Las Vegas Strip. The state's legal limit for drivers is 0.08 percent. Motley Crue is a heavy metal band with hits like "Girls, Girls, Girls" and "Dr. Feelgood." Neil and his fourth wife live in Las Vegas. 

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Singer Bruno Mars Facing Cocaine Charge in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS -- Singer-songwriter Bruno Mars is facing a felony cocaine charge stemming from his arrest after a performance at a Las Vegas nightclub last month.

The Clark County district attorney's office filed a criminal complaint Friday alleging the 24-year-old "Just the Way You Are" crooner had 2.6 grams of cocaine when he was arrested Sept. 19.

Mars' real name is Peter Hernandez. He is due in court Nov. 18 on the possession of a  controlled substance charge. If convicted, he faces up to four years in prison and a $5,000 fine.

Hernandez was arrested after he was detained at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Police say he told an arresting officer he never used drugs before.

"Just the Way You Are" is No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Police Investigate Stabbing on Las Vegas Blvd.

LAS VEGAS -- Las Vegas police are investigating a double stabbing on Las Vegas Blvd. just north of Sahara.

Police say the suspect stabbed two people during a possible carjacking. The suspect is described as a man in his 20's wearing a black shirt with spikey blond hair.

Paris Hilton Arrested for Cocaine Possession in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS -- Smoke wafting from a Cadillac Escalade on the Las Vegas Strip ignited Paris Hilton's latest legal troubles late Friday, when a motorcycle officer who suspected the smell was marijuana stopped the vehicle and police say a bag of cocaine fell out of the 29-year-old socialite's purse.

It's the second time this year Hilton has been arrested on drug possession allegations, although authorities in South Africa dropped marijuana charges earlier this summer. In 2007, Hilton pleaded no contest to alcohol-related reckless driving and was sentenced to 45 days in jail.

This time, the hotel heiress was with her boyfriend, Las Vegas nightclub mogul Cy Waits, who manages a club inside the Wynn Las Vegas and was driving the black SUV that the officer stopped nearby at 11:22 p.m. Friday.

The officer "followed the vapor trail and the odor of marijuana to the Escalade," police Sgt. John Sheahan said.