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Free cone day Tuesday at most local Ben & Jerry's

LAS VEGAS — Most of the local Ben & Jerry's in the valley will participate in the shop's annual "Free Cone Day" on Tuesday.

To get in on the action, you can visit the following participating locations from noon to 8 p.m.:

  • The Shops at Green Valley Ranch, Henderson
  • Miracle Mile Shops, Las Vegas
  • Sunset Station, Henderson
  • Red Rock Casino, Las Vegas 

If you live outside of Las Vegas, here's where you can find if your local shop is participating. 

Metro: Man arrested for punching man to point of snapping neck

LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police have arrested a man who they say punched another man so hard it snapped his neck.

According to an arrest report released Wednesday, the suspect, 21-year-old Alex Vongsouphanh was at The Venetian Hotel when it happened on Dec. 28, 2014.

The victim, William Yar Parke, was having a party for his girlfriend, Chriszhan “Nicole” Fontanilla's birthday. Vongsouphanh was one of the guests.

The party was getting too loud, so Parke asked several people including, Vongsouphanh and an unidentified man who goes by the name “Minox," to leave The report said Vongsouphanh and “Minox” stayed at the hotel for a while.

When the party was over Parke, and other guest headed for the valet lobby near the hotel shopping mall area. Police said that's when “Minox” started walking aggressively towards Parke, but Fontanilla tried to calm “Minox” down.

Hooters says largest location coming to Palms Casino

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- The restaurant chain made famous for their waitresses -- or their wings if its marketing is to be believed -- says its largest location to date is coming to the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas not far from the casino bearing the brand's name.

Hooters of America and Palms Casino announced Wednesday that a 15,200 square-foot franchise location would open by June with a poolside bar opening May.

The size outdoes a 10,000-square-foot Dallas location and planned restaurant in Thailand.

Hooters' global development executive Mark Whittle says there are no geographic restrictions in the franchise and license agreements it has that would bar the new location despite another restaurant less than three miles away inside the Hooters Casino Hotel.

Whittle says proximity shouldn't be an issue attracting customers.

Las Vegas gets $3M in counterterrorism funds

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) -- Las Vegas is scheduled to receive a $3 million federal grant to fund counterterrorism efforts.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced Thursday that the Las Vegas urban area would receive a $3 million grant as part of the department's Urban Area Security Initiative.

The grant is a $2 million bump from last year. The city was not included in the program in 2013.

Republican Sen. Dean Heller and Democratic Rep. Dina Titus released statements thanking the department and said past funding amounts ignored the millions of tourists and high-visibility potential targets in Las Vegas.

Nevada lawmakers including Sen. Harry Reid in the past have lobbied the Federal Emergency Management Agency to ask for additional counterterrorism funds. The region got more than $9 million in 2007.

Riders worried after another deadly bus stop crash

Leonardo Ruesga

LAS VEGAS -- Bus riders are calling for more safety improvements after a grandmother and her granddaughter were killed while waiting for a bus.

Metro Police say Leonardo Ruesga, 20, was behind the wheel when he drifted onto a sidewalk Monday and hit three people at Sahara Avenue and Maryland Parkway.

The Sahara bus is one of the busiest lines in the valley.

According to police, seven people were waiting at the bus stop when Ruesga's car came up onto the sidewalk. Three people were hit

Riders call the crash ridiculous and tragic.

Grandmother Carrie Jones visited the scene of the crash to pay her respects.

"It's sad to see someone die, over someone drunk and driving," Jones said.

She dropped off flowers like many others have down since the crash.

Police markings on the pavement are a painful reminder of what happened.

Coroner identifies grandmother, child killed in crash

LAS VEGAS -- The Clark County Coroner's office has identified the victims of Monday's bus stop crash at Sahara Avenue and Maryland Parkway as 58-year-old Maria Garcia and her granddaughter 6-year-old Alyssa Aisa, both of Las Vegas.

Metro Police say an impaired driver struck the victims at the bus stop at approximately 2:30 p.m. Seven people were standing near the bus shelter when the crash happened. An 18-month-old girl also suffered minor injuries.

Investigators say the driver, Leonardo Ruesga, 20, drifted off the road and into the people standing near the bus stop.

Garcia and Aisa were taken to University Medical Center where they died. The 18-month-old girl was taken to Sunrise Hospital and later released.

Police say neither Ruesga nor his 15-year-old passenger suffered injuries. Police say both left the scene of the accident.

Authorities said a witness followed the car to an apartment, where Ruesga and his passenger were hiding.

Celine Dion returns to Las Vegas Strip in August

LAS VEGAS — Celine Dion is coming back! In a YouTube video posted Tuesday evening, the superstar said she will return to the stage at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace on Aug. 27.

Her show has been on hiatus since August 2014 to take care of her husband and his health issues.

“I am excited to finally tell my fans I am coming back to Caesars Palace," said Dion. “It was Rene's wish that I come back. While my family will always be my priority, my fans are just as important to me. I look forward to performing again for all of you starting August 27th, and more importantly having Rene there with me. Thank you for giving me this time I needed to spend with my family.”

Dion announced 40 shows scheduled from Aug. 27 through Jan. 17, 2016. Tickets go on sale to the public beginning Saturday at 10 a.m.

Below are scheduled performances: