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4 buddies did unheard of in `World Series' of NFL betting

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- When four buddies bet they could beat the house in the "World Series of sports gambling," no one -- including them -- expected they would be right 76 percent of the time.

The team dubbed "CH Ballers" won the record grand prize of more than $736,000 in the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino's SuperContest, which involves making the right picks in 85 NFL games over the 17-week regular season.

One member, Justin Green, says none of the friends from Los Angeles and Boston are professional gamblers. It was the first time they had entered the contest.

Now the team is fielding emails from sports bettors seeking their next picks, including their favorite to win the Super Bowl.

They're still weighing whether to share any info but say they're certainly invested in the outcome.

Not even open a day, White Castle closes for several hours

LAS VEGAS — Not even open for 24 hours and the only White Castle out west has already closed. But the good news — it was just temporary.

The sliders chain said it had such an overwhelming first day it needed time to "restock" and do some "maintenance." 

The store was closed for several hours on Wednesday afternoon, but tweeted an update around 3:20 p.m. it was back open for business.

Man dies 1 week after motorcycle crash

LAS VEGAS -- A motorcyclist who was hurt in a serious crash on Flamingo Road died on Monday. The son of 58-year-old Alvin Willingham said his father was taken off of life support.

Officers said the crash happened when Willingham, and his son Justin Willingham were riding their motorcycles together on Jan. 19 in the westbound lanes of Flamingo. A car turned out in front of them at E. Flamingo and Escondido Street, which is just east of Maryland Parkway, and the father was thrown from his bike, police say.

Willingham hit the car, but his son wasn't hurt. Willingham was taken to Sunrise Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. The son did not suffer any injuries.

Metro Police said the 85-year-old driver of the red Oldsmobile received minor injuries and waited nearby during the investigation.

Wait is over! White Castle's new Strip location opens Tuesday

LAS VEGAS — The wait is over, Las Vegas. White Castle will open its first location on the west coast on Tuesday on the Las Vegas Strip.

The restaurant, located at the Best Western Casino Plus Royale, 3411 S. Las Vegas Blvd., will open to customers at 2 p.m. 

The store will be open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, the company said.

The nearest White Castle to Las Vegas is more than 1,500 miles away in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. 

"We are looking forward to seeing all of our Cravers on Tuesday," a White Castle representative said.

If you're interested in working for the restaurant, you can apply online at careers.whitecastle.com and complete an application.

'What happened to Vegas?' mystery solved

LAS VEGAS — On Friday, we posted the question to our Facebook page of a billboard that many have seen, yet didn't know the reasoning behind — until now.

Turns out, "What happened to Vegas?" is a stunt orchestrated by the Stratosphere Hotel and Casino that wants people to "Take Vegas Back," with an online "movement."

“At Stratosphere, we believe guests deserve to have fun above all else,” said Paul Hobson, Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower general manager. “Take Vegas Back is about celebrating the Everyman and Everywoman who simply want a great time and a great value.”

You can learn more by visiting the Take Vegas Back, or #TVB, website.

Man cut in domestic dispute, woman holed up in home

LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police said a man was hurt after a woman cut him at an apartment complex near Koval Lane and E. Harmon Lane.

According to law enforcement, the incident unfolded when a man and a woman had an argument Thursday afternoon in the 300 block of E. Harmon Lane.

Officers said the woman, whose identity wasn't released, grabbed a weapon and cut the man several times. The man was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The woman barricaded herself inside of an apartment in the Harbor Island Apartments. Metro police officers are actively trying to get her to come out, but in the meantime, SWAT is on the way to the scene.

No further details were released.

This is a developing story.

Palms Casino Resort hiring 50 seasonal positions

 LAS VEGAS -- The Palms Resort is hosting a two-day job fair to hire 50 people for the Palms Pool and Dayclub.

Positions include cocktail servers, lifeguards, bartenders and massage therapists. Interested applicants should bring swimwear.

The fair will be:

  • Thursday, Feb. 7 from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. 
  • Friday, Feb. 6 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Applicants must go to the Rain Nightclub inside the Palms Resort at 4321 W. Flamingo Road.

If you would like more information, call (702)942-6805.