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Man dies after fight night punch at Paris hotel-casino

LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police are searching for the person responsible for punching and killing a California man on the Strip early Sunday morning.

The incident happened around 4:20 a.m. in the valet area of the Paris Hotel and Casino located at 3655 South Las Vegas Boulevard. 

The man, who has been identified by the Clark County Coroner's office as Dashawn Antwon Fouch Hawkins of San Jose, was found on the ground suffering from a head injury. It's believed he was punched during a fight with another man, and fell to the ground and lost consciousness.

Hawkins was taken to University Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

Metro is looking for the occupants of two cars that left the left the valet area right after the altercation. 

One car, described as a small red four-door crossover type of vehicle with a sunroof, was driven by a man with a female passenger.

Resorts World breaks ground in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS -- Resorts World Las Vegas has finally broken ground on the Las Vegas Strip.

Governor Brian Sandoval and several local leaders attended the groundbreaking ceremony to kick off construction for the $4 billion Asian-themed for the major resort and casino.

Resorts World Las Vegas will be located on the site of the old Stardust at Las Vegas Boulevard and Convention Center Drive. This is the same location of the stalled Echelon mega-resort.

Resorts World will look like a Chinese village, and it will feature a large aquarium, an observation deck, Chinese gardens with special effects, thousands of gambling tables and 6,500 rooms.

"It will be a one of a kind destination on the planet. It will further expand our las vegas portfolio and continue to keep us in our position as the entertainment capital of the world," said Gov. Brian Sandoval, R-NV.

Stolen 'Crazy Girls' truck filled with props, costumes found

A truck packed with costumes and props from 'Crazy Girls' was stolen on Sun., May 3.

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A truck reported stolen Monday with items from a Las Vegas topless showgirl set has been found.

The "Crazy Girls Topless Showgirl Revue" was moving out of its venue inside the now-closed Riviera Hotel & Casino when the truck carrying set items disappeared.

Las Vegas police said the white 2015 box truck was found Tuesday morning a few miles away from where it was reported missing Monday.

The truck has been turned over to the owners although no one is in custody. Police could not confirm if all items reported inside were accounted for.

It contained $200,000 worth of set items, including a bronze butt sculpture.

The show is expected to reopen in its new home at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on May 13.

Resorts World Las Vegas to open in 2018

LAS VEGAS - A major hotel and casino project is getting underway. Resorts World Las Vegas breaks ground Tuesday afternoon.

Governor Brian Sandoval and several local leaders will attend the groundbreaking ceremony.

The celebration kicks off construction of the $4 billion Asian-themed resort on the Las Vegas Strip.

Resorts World Las Vegas is located on the site of the old Stardust at Las Vegas Boulevard and Convention Center Drive. This is the same location of the stalled Echelon mega-resort.

Genting Group, the company behind Resorts World Las Vegas, says this will be the first “ground-up” Strip development in nearly a decade.

Genting representatives say the new hotel and casino will be designed to look like a Chinese village. Once finished, it will include 6,500 rooms.

Singer Chris Brown's battery charge in Las Vegas dropped

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A battery charge against singer Chris Brown in Las Vegas has been dropped.

Las Vegas police said Tuesday that the man who claimed the star had punched him during a basketball game is dropping out of the criminal case.

Las Vegas police said Brown, 25, was suspected of beating a man who was found at the Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center early Monday.

The man said he was playing basketball at the Palms Casino Resort when he got into a verbal argument on the court with the singer. He claimed Brown punched him and, as he was preparing to defend himself, another person with the singer also hit him.

Authorities had given Brown the option to sign off on a misdemeanor battery citation after failing to locate him.

'Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas' sign designer gets day

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Clark County commissioners say May 5 is Betty Willis day honoring the designer of the iconic "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas" sign.

The 91-year-old Willis died April 19 in Overton, Nevada. Clark County commissioners are expected to issue a proclamation to her daughter Marjorie Holland at Tuesday morning's regular meeting of the officials.

In a statement commissioners say Willis was a pioneer working in a field dominated by men who left a lasting legacy with her well-lit sign.

Young Electric Sign Company now owns the sign built in 1959 with $4,000 from the county. Most of the Las Vegas Strip, including the sign's location at the southern end, sits in Clark County, not the city of Las Vegas.

The sign is on the National Register of Historic Places.

WB Flamingo closed from Koval to Las Vegas Boulevard

LAS VEGAS — The Las Vegas Valley Water District said westbound lanes of Flamingo Road are closed between Koval Lane and the Las Vegas Boulevard.

Crews were working to repair a water main break from Monday.

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The water district said it expects the road to be closed through at least Tuesday afternoon.

Drivers should avoid the area and use alternate routes.