Friday, November 6, 2015

The Vegas AM Report 11/6/2015

More flights added at McCarran
Two low-cost airlines are adding Las Vegas flights. Spirit Airlines announced Thursday it would begin flying twice a day to and from Seattle-Tacoma ...

Super Trucks race under the lights of the Strip — PHOTOS
Brad Jenner takes a jump in front of the Mandalay Bay during the final round of SPEED Energy Formula Off-Road at Las Vegas Villiage across from ...

SLS Las Vegas, Hilton loyalty program no longer affiliated
“SAAM by Starck” by French designer Philippe Starck is shown in the porte cochere during the grand opening of the SLS Las Vegas (formerly the ...

MidAmerica Airport adds non-stop flights to Las Vegas
MASCOUTAH, IL (KTVI) - MidAmerica St. Louis Airport celebrated a milestone Thursday night as Allegiant Airlines began its non-stop service

9 kid-friendly attractions in Las Vegas
Las Vegas is not only an adult's playground; children can have fun, too. Our vibrant city is filled with a plethora of activities suitable for all ages. After all 

CCSD board endorses expansion of sex ed classes — VIDEO
Jason Ogulnik/Las Vegas Review-Journal ... at the Las Vegas Academy to oppose expansion of the district's existing, abstinence-based sex education ..

Donny & Marie extend residency at Flamingo Las Vegas
Throughout their time at the Flamingo, Donny & Marie have performed nearly 1,200 shows for guests from around the world, many of who travel toLas ...

Expect busier airports for Thanksgiving holiday
Passengers arrive at the baggage claim area at McCarran International Airport on Friday, Sept. 4, 2015, in Las Vegas. (David Becker/Las Vegas ..

Listen to Frank Russo talk about Las Vegas prostitutes, poolside tiki huts: County in Crisis
A wiretap of former Cuyahoga County Auditor Frank Russo includes a conversation about prostitutes and a Las Vegas gambling trip with Jimmy ...

Review: Diana Ross is an 'Essential' show at the Venetian
Your voice sounded fantastic with that fabulous “Phantom — the Las Vegas Spectacular” theater sound system. I've never seen you so relaxed, ...

Thursday, November 5, 2015

The Vegas AM Report 11/5/2015

Local Motors CEO: Las Vegas will play key role in 3-D car company's future
On Wednesday, the company's top executives were in Las Vegas at the SEMA Show to unveil a 3D-printed concept car, a red beach cruiser called the ...

Fall Flower Show looks to growing garden clubs' membership
Las Vegas Iris Society president Aleta Mc Farlane, center back, presents a basket of iris rhizomes to Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort State Historic Park ..

Boyz II Men to perform in Las Vegas for 3 more years
Grammy Award-winning R&B group Boyz II Men has signed a deal to extend its Las Vegas residency at the Mirage Hotel and Casino through ...

When James Bond came to Las Vegas — PHOTOS
Production of the James Bond movie "Diamonds Are Forever" starring Sean Connery, left, and Jill St. John in front of the International Hotel and ...

Fontainbleau promises to 'spruce up' Las VegasBoulevard side of vacant property
LAS VEGAS (KSNV News3LV) -- On Wednesday, the owner of the shuttered Fontainbleau Resort on the north end of Las Vegas Boulevard promised ...

Ferrraro's family restaurant celebrates 30 years in Las Vegas
Ferraro's Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar is a successful family-owned business that just celebrated three decades in Las VegasOn Friday, the City of ..

Jury: Death penalty for man guilty in Las Vegas Strip fireball
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A jury decided Wednesday that a 29-year-old self-styled pimp should be sentenced to death for killing three people by opening ...

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

The Vegas AM Report 11/4/2015

Downtown Las Vegas to launch new drone racing competition from the Western Hotel, DTP ...
"This event is a completely organic starting place for the XDC, which we are ... Now, Las Vegas Downtown Project and its partners are launching the ...

Man wins $2.5 million in Las Vegas on Royals' World Series title
Man wins $2.5 million in Las Vegas on Royals' World Series title ... Dave Oancea put down some seriously huge cash in multiple bets in Las Vegas.

XpressWest draws nominal high-speed rail competitors
Las Vegas-based XpressWest, formerly known as DesertXpress, has been the anticipated franchisee ever since Senate Bill 457 was signed into law

Work is underway at Alon Las Vegas, formerly New Frontier, on the north Strip
A view of the former New Frontier casino site Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015, on Las Vegas Boulevard South. AlonLas Vegas, a hotel-casino project led by ...

Carlos Santana honored by House of Blues Las Vegas
The House of Blues Las Vegas unveiled a special display on Tuesday to honor legendary artist and guitarist Carlos Santana.

2015 SEMA drawing 140K visitors to Las Vegas
Rows of vehicles and people inside the automotive performance industry converged inLas Vegas for another year of the Specialty Equipment Market

Q&A with Las Vegas billionaire Elaine Wynn
Q&A with Las Vegas billionaire Elaine Wynn. Tricia Kean. 5:00 PM ... Without you, Las Vegas wouldn't have a lot of the things we do because of you.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

The Vegas AM Report 11/3/2015

2015 Halloween photos: Lil Wayne, Gareth Emery, Fedde Le Grand at SLS Las Vegas Grammy Award-winning rapper Lil Wayne took over Life at SLS Las Vegason Saturday night for a one-night-only Halloween soiree and performed 

Vegas independent restaurants among the highest grossing in the U.S.
What does it take for a restaurant to gross $47 million in a year? Just ask the team behind Tao Las Vegas, the Asian eatery and pre-party destination at ...

Las Vegas taxi industry launches its own ride-hailing app
A taxi cab pulls up to the Las Vegas Convention Center on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015, in Las Vegas. (Brett LeBlanc/Las Vegas Review-Journal Follow .

Boy, 14, struck, killed by RTC bus identified
TayVyon Howard, 14, of North Las Vegas, was struck when he stepped onto the road from the sidewalk, Las Vegas police said. Something had ...

Clark County replacing newsracks along Las Vegas Strip
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) - The Las Vegas Strip is getting a bit of a makeover today, thanks to Clark County. 56 brand new newsracks are going up, ...

Southwest Gas agrees to $195000 fine over pipeline accident
Las Vegas Sun. November 2, 2015. Currently: 85° — Complete forecast · Las Vegas Sun · News · Vegas INC - Business · Opinion · Sports · Politics ...

Daughter of Las Vegas guitar manufacturer found dead in California
The 28-year-old daughter of a well-known Las Vegas guitar manufacturer was found dead in the desert near Needles, Calif., late last month, 

HCA acquires Las Vegas urgent care centers
“This acquisition adds a strong network of leading urgent care centers to ourLas Vegas network and complements our presence in the market,” said ...

Monday, November 2, 2015

The Vegas AM Report - 11/2/2015

Las Vegas Comes of Age
Wynn Las Vegas and Encore have opened some of their top high-roller apartments and villas to paying guests and corporate hospitality. The Wynn ...

Can cult movies fuel creative choices on the Strip?
Because last week's column covered all the reasons why it's so hard for lower-budget Las Vegas shows to offer anything more creative than topless ...

Jack-of-all-trades is a trump card for WSOP
He moved to Las Vegas from Memphis 10 years ago to work for the WSOP, where he's involved in all aspects of the brand worldwide, on and offline.44

Social media stripped bare: What does Las Vegas company do with all the data it compiles?
For someone who has been on the move for much of his life, Damien Patton is relatively settled inLas Vegas. He has been here since 2002. The city ..

Rewind: What could've been for Trump in downtown Las Vegas
Donald Trump, left, talks with then-Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman during a topping-off ceremony for the first tower of the Trump International Hotel ...

International trade center could bring the world to North Las Vegas
But if North Las Vegas has its way, Huanghai won't be a typical international trade center. Depending on the number of foreign investors it attracts, ...

NHRA Funny Car loss doesn't faze Beckman — PHOTOS
Pro Stock driver Erica Enders-Stevens celebrates after winning the Mello Yello NHRA Drag Racing Series Toyota Nationals at the Strip at Las Vegas ...

Decker's flings show zing in return
UNLV head coach Tony Sanchez runs out with the team before playing against Boise State during a football game at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas ...

Sunday, November 1, 2015

The Vegas Weekend Report 10/30-11/1-2015

Las Vegas man completes quest to run marathons in all 50 states
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) - A 73-year-old Las Vegas man running in a New Hampshire marathon successfully fulfilled his quest to run marathons in ...

2015 Halloween photos: Chris Brown, Quincy Jones thrill at Drai's
Thanks to Gabe Ginsberg of Getty Images for his photo gallery of Brown and Jones at Drai's on Halloween. Don Chareunsy is the Las Vegas Sun's ...

Time change (fall back!) means extra work at this Strip store — PHOTOS
Jason Ogulnik/Las Vegas Review-Journal ... daylight saving time at their store at The Forum Shops at Caesars in Las Vegas Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015.

Ailing ex-Area 51 worker gets help fighting feds
He referred questions about it from the Las Vegas Review-Journal to department officials in Washington, D.C.. Hand said if the Labor Department ...

Cool weather ahead for Las Vegas Valley
(Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review-Journal) Follow him @bizutesfaye ... to get out those ugly holiday sweaters a little early this year, Las Vegas.

Family holds fundraiser for teen killed in shooting
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) - A family held a barbecue fundraiser Saturday night for a teenager shot and killed last week in northwest Las Vegas.

SWAT officers called to North Las Vegas home
North Las Vegas police and SWAT officers are at a home near the intersection of Bruce Street and Centennial Parkway. The call came in at 1245 ...

Trey Anastasio Band Welcomes Showgirls In Las Vegas
The Trey Anastasio Band completed a two-show run at Brooklyn Bowl in LasVegas on Halloween night. The Phish frontman's band had a few treats in ...

Friday leaders hold on to top spots in Las Vegas
1 qualifying positions Saturday at the NHRA Toyota Nationals at The Strip atLas Vegas Motor Speedway. Tommy Johnson Jr. (Funny Car) and Jerry ...

Late surge from Broncos blows out weary Rebels
Boise State running back Jeremy McNichols runs the ball at Sam Boyd Stadium on Saturday, October 31, 2015, in Las Vegas. Brett Le Blanc/Las ...

2015 Halloween photos: Nicki Minaj hosts at 1 OAK in Mirage
Minaj jumped on the mic to welcome partygoers to “the best Halloween party in Las Vegas.” After mingling with friends and guests, she took over the ...

A brief pay-to-park history; how Ross and Wynn nearly went commercial
The Kats Report Bureau is abuzz with transportation concerns as they relate to the new Las VegasArena. We have been reminded this past week that ...

'Operation Scarecrow' to keep tabs on sex offenders during Halloween
... Watch Dog website that tracks registered sex offenders -- there are more than 1,600 living in Las Vegas, over two hundred living in North Las 

Community hopes for comeback as money questions linger
People walk around Craig Ranch Regional Park in North Las Vegas on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015. Chase Stevens/Las Vegas Review-Journal Follow @ ...

Video: GLENN DANZIG Joins ROB ZOMBIE On Stage InLas Vegas To Perform MISFITS Classics
Horror-punk icon Glenn Danzig joined Rob Zombie on stage last night (Friday, October 30) at the Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel Casino in Las ..

Celebrity preview: Rob Zombie, Danzig, Kris Kristofferson, Jim Belushi, Lisa Lampanelli, Sean ...
Band founder and lead vocalist Michael Shapiro was raised in Las Vegas, so he knows the right chords for this unique alt-rock rendition of classics.
Teachers rally on Las Vegas Strip
Hundreds of teachers took to the streets of Las Vegas Friday to rally for more classroom resources, smaller class sizes and better wages. “I 

No serious injuries after rented Lamborghini crashes in Red Rock
David Becker/Las Vegas Review-Journal ... after it landed about 30 yards off state Route 159 at mile marker 7 on Friday, Oct. 30, 2015, in Las Vega

Las Vegas: New motor-sports complex to open in 2016
Work has begun on a new motor-sports complex on Interstate 15 about 10 miles south of Las Vegas. The $30 million SpeedVegas will have a 1.5-mile ...

Friday, October 30, 2015

The Vegas AM Report 10-30-2015

13 Things To Do This Week In Las Vegas For Oct. 30-Nov. 5 Here is a list of 13 things to do this week around Las Vegas for the week ofOct. 30 through Nov. 5: 1. Downtown Container Park is hosting a Neva

Woman's death raises questions about liquid nitrogen
The death of a woman in a cryotherapy chamber is raising questions about the chemical used during the treatment. Chelsea Ake-Salvacion, 24, died ...

Silverado relies on its undersized running back, tops Las Vegas
One week after losing by 38 points to Sunrise power Liberty, Silverado (5-3) bounced back to snapLas Vegas' six-game winning streak. Both teams ...

Jennifer Lopez wants upcoming Las Vegas residency to be 'Bronx kind of block party'
Jennifer Lopez tells Ocean Drive magazine her new residency in Las Vegas will bring out Jenny from the Block. “I want it to be a high-energy, Bronx........

Las Vegas outs its water hogs -- at least when asked
The Bellagio's water show put the hotel among the top commercial water users in Las Vegas for 2013, along with several other major casinos on........

Strip Scribbles: New Guy Fieri restaurant at Rio; Celine's new album; stars in bras
LAS VEGAS GOES EAST: I've written recently about the increasing number of Las Vegas shows and stars moving east to Foxwoods Resort Casino in ...

Drag racers hit Las Vegas — PHOTOS
The race will take place from October 30 to November 1 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Brett Le Blanc/Las Vegas Review-Journal Follow @ ...

Nevada gaming revenue rises 1.5 percent in September
"The weakness in Strip baccarat play this year is related to the anti-corruption initiative in China and the monitoring of Chinese visitors in Las Vegas," ...

Police searching for suspect in deadly stabbing
The search continues for a suspect in Wednesday night's deadly stabbing in the southwest valley. It happened just before 6 p.m. on the southeast ...

CCSD prepares magnet students with 'Futureready' tours
CCSD teamed up with Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LGVEA). The company attracts, retains and expands companies. Knowing what ...

Downed tree causes fire, power outages
Clark County Fire Department officials said a downed tree near Boulder Highway and Sahara caused a fire and power outages Thursday morning.

Beaten man found lying on west Las Vegas street
Police said a man who had been beaten was found on a street in a westernLas Vegas neighborhood Thursday morning.