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3 Restaurants on the Strip to Close in Wake of Sex Assault Allegations Against Celeb Chef Mario Batali

Employees have been told that celebrity chef Mario Batali's three Las Vegas Strip restaurants will close July 27. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that Batali & Bastianich Hospitality Group partner Joe Bastianich informed the nearly 300 workers of Carnevino Italian Steakhouse, B&B Ristorante and Otto Enoteca e Pizzeria of the closure by letter on Friday. The move…

320,000 Visitors Expected in Las Vegas Over Holiday Weekend

The agency responsible for promoting Las Vegas says 320,000 people are expected to visit the destination during Memorial Day weekend. Data released Thursday by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority show that's an increase of 3,000 visitors compared to last year. The Nevada Department of Transportation expects roughly 198,000 people to drive to the…

1 Dead, 2 Injured in Thursday Morning Shooting

A father was killed and a mother and 15-year-old son were wounded Thursday at a home where police said the teen fled before telling neighbors there had been gunfire inside. Detectives were sorting through differing versions of what led to the gunfire about 10:30 a.m. at a home in a western Las Vegas residential neighborhood…

Barricade Situation Ends Peacefully

A barricade situation has ended after a man surrendered to police around 5 Thursday morning. It began last night near Washington and Jones when police received a report of shots fired. Nearby homes were evacuated during the incident.

Chaos of 1 October Shooting Promoted Fears of Wider Attack

Gunshots came so rapidly during the deadliest mass shooting in the nation's modern history that one Las Vegas police officer feared he was facing a fully stocked assault team with tactical gear. Other officers raced casino-to-casino, debunking reports of multiple shooters and false bomb threats on the Las Vegas Strip while colleagues put themselves in…

The Wide Ranging Impact of a Culinary Union Strike

What happens in Las Vegas could have a ripple effect across the country if 50,000 casino-hotel workers employed at more than 30 of the city's world-famous resorts go on strike at any time starting next week. If members of the union that includes hotel and food workers don't show up to work, it could cost…

Road Rage Leads to Stabbing, Shooting

One person was stabbed and several shots fired after a road rage incident Wednesday night in the 9300 block of West Sahara. The victim was hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries. No one was hit hit by the gunfire. Police have the suspect in custody.

Uber Ends Operation of Self-Driving Cars in Arizona

Uber is ending its operation of self-driving cars in Arizona more than two months after a woman was struck and killed by one of its vehicles. The company notified about 300 workers Wednesday that their positions would be terminated. Uber previously suspended operations of autonomous vehicles following the March 18 accident in which a 49-year-old…

Nevada Marijuana Sales Still Outpacing Projections

Nevada marijuana sales continue to outpace projections, reaching the highest monthly total in March since recreational sales became legal last July. The Nevada Department of Taxation said Wednesday taxable sales of adult-use marijuana topped $41 million in March, a 16 percent increase from February and 14.5 percent more than the previous monthly record of $35.8…

Sisolak Pending a Lot in Dem Primary Race

Democrat Steve Sisolak has been spending heavily as he battles fellow Clark County Commission member Chris Giunchigliani in a tight primary race for governor, according to campaign finance reports filed late Tuesday. Sisolak, the chairman of the Clark County Commission, reporting having raised $1.4 million this year through May 18 and spent $5.2 million in…