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Resorts, businesses plan to 'Dim Lights for Tark' Wednesday

 LAS VEGAS — The lights on the Las Vegas Strip will be dimmed in observance of former UNLV basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian following Wednesday's UNLV vs. Boise State game.

The lights are expected to be turned off at 10:30 p.m. and remain off until 10:33 p.m. The movement began after a social media push in the days after his death.

Tarkanian will be the eighth person the lights of the Strip have been dimmed for. The previous seven observances include: President John F.



I-Team: Strip pedestrian bridges keep cops busy

LAS VEGAS -- The colorful chaos that unfolds nightly on street corners and sidewalks along the Las Vegas Strip can now be found at a new level, literally and figuratively.

Police officers say they are stretched thin, trying to maintain control as partiers and panhandlers compete for space with tourists who are often awe-struck by the parade of weirdness. Those concerns have now moved upstairs, in a sense, to the pedestrian bridges that traverse the Strip.

The I-Team found out the bridges are much more than conduits for foot traffic.

Those who haven't been out for a stroll on the Strip since the last time the relatives came to town will be in for a surprise. The pedestrian bridges now feature a cavalcade of characters, con artists and criminals rubbing elbows with tourists whose dollars fund government at every level in Nevada. The bridges create special challenges for a police force already straining to keep pace.

6-car crash on Flamingo at Las Vegas Blvd. caused delays

 LAS VEGAS -- A crash on Flamingo Road near Las Vegas Boulevard caused major traffic delays Tuesday.

The crash happened at the intersection at 9:12 a.m. and involved as many as six cars. Flamingo wass closed in both directions east of Las Vegas Boulevard.

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Metro Police said one of the vehicles was reported stolen and one person was taken into custody.

There were no reports of injuries.

LVCVA plans to buy Riviera as part of 2.5M sq ft expansion

LAS VEGAS — The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority announced Tuesday its plans to buy the Riviera Hotel & Casino and present the plans to its Board of Directors in a special meeting on Friday.

The move to purchase the Riviera was first reported by 8 News NOW last week.

LVCVA officials want to spend as much as $191 million to buy the Strip property.

The two-phase project would take anywhere between 5 to 8 years to complete and would create the $2.3 billion Las Vegas Global Business District, a news release said.

LVCVA says it's the largest project of its kind since the convention center was built in the 1950s.

Report: Mayweather, Pacquiao agree to 2015 fight worth $250M

LAS VEGAS -- Floyd 'Money' Mayweather and Manny 'Pac-Man' Pacquiao agreed Saturday to take part in a long-awaited boxing match worth an estimated $250 million, according to a report by the International Business Times.

The newspaper said a source close to the Pacquiao camp said he agreed to the terms of the deal and has already signed a contract. The source went on to say, Mayweather, who is currently in New York, has also agreed to the deal but has yet to sign the agreement.

It is rumored that Mayweather could possibly sign the deal on Sunday and announce the fight at the NBA All-Star Game at New York City's Madison Square Garden.

The fight is expected to be the richest in boxing history.

I-Team: Agreement reached to sell Riviera to LVCVA

LAS VEGAS — The I-Team has learned the Riviera hotel-casino has reached an agreement to be sold to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority.

The Strip property sits across the street from the convention center. The LVCVA board would still need to approve the purchase.

Sources who work on the casino floor tell 8 News NOW that the casino is no longer buying fresh decks of cards or dice and that means changes are coming soon.

The Riviera is 60 years old. In its prime, there was plenty of glitz and glamour.





Caesars properties announce they'll 'Dim lights for Tark' on Feb. 18

LAS VEGAS — Caesars Entertainment properties took to Twitter on Friday to announce they'll dim their lights in honor of late UNLV coach Jerry Tarkanian on Feb. 18.

The announcement comes after a social media push that erupted after Tarkanian's death on Wednesday.

There's been no word on when MGM Resorts International could make a similar move.

The Stratosphere previously said it would dim the lights when a date was set.

This is a developing story.