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Girls of Glitter Gulch among 3 downtown Vegas sites closing

Las Vegas is about to lose a trio of kitschy downtown properties, including the last remaining topless show on the Fremont Street casino pedestrian mall, and a signature spot for deep-fried Twinkies and Oreos.

Mermaids, Topless Girls of Glitter Gulch and La Bayou are due to close their doors Monday. Developers and casino owners Derek and Greg Stevens acquired the properties in April from the Granite Gaming Group.

They've said they plan to build a new hotel-casino, which would be the first ground-up downtown development in decades.

The Stevens brothers also own the open-air Downtown Las Vegas Events Center concert venue, and the D Las Vegas and Golden Gate casinos... Read More

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2 arrested in deadly double shooting

Two men are facing murder charges for the shooting deaths of man and teen who died on June 1.

Metro Police arrested 18-year-old Anthony Martinez and 19-year-old Ocean Camacho on Wednesday. Both men are facing two counts of murder with a deadly weapon, along with other charges.

The victims were identified as 17-year-old Joshua Nunez and 19-year-old Humberto Ocegueda-Ramos. Both suffered gunshot wounds to the head. The shootings happened near Mezpah Street and Washington Avenue.

Police believe the shootings were drug related... Read More

Reporter does '10 min. Hot Seat Challenge' to bring awareness

With triple digit temps, it's more important now than ever to warn people of the dangers of leaving your kids or pets in a hot car. In just 10 minutes, the temperature inside the vehicle can jump almost 20 degrees.

To get spread the word and show just how dangerous these actions can be, local emergency responders challenged 8 News NOW Reporter Michael Stevens Wednesday to see if he could last 10 minutes inside a hot car... Read More

Virtual look at Project Neon

Project Neon will affect traffic around the Spaghetti Bowl for years to come and now we're getting a peek at what the end result will look like.

NDOT is using virtual reality to give the public a glimpse into the future of Project Neon.

The department has teamed up with a local company to develop 3-D visualizations of the completed project. The interactive videos will also allow the public to view before and after images of the improvements along I-15, between Sahara and the Spaghetti Bowl.

The goal is provide a visual explanation of the largest public works project in Nevada and also keep drivers informed.

"It's a way we can connect with the community and understand what's happening, when it's going to occur. This is a great way to try and catch a large net to voice and kind of hear and communicate what our goal vision is for this project," said Dale Keller, Project Neon senior project manager... Read More

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Ali's spirit endures at Las Vegas gym

Anyone who has ever laced up boxing gloves has fond memories of Muhammad Ali. Many boxers never met the legendary fighter, but his spirit lives on in boxing gyms around the world, including at Johnny Tocco's Ringside Boxing Gym in Las Vegas. ... Read More

Metro: 4 suspects in 7-Eleven robbery, shooting may be juveniles; surveillance video released

Metro Police says it's searching for four suspects connected to a string of violent robberies that happened over the weekend.

Metro briefed the media Monday at 3 p.m. During the news conference, Metro detectives revealed that a there was a total of six different robberies in a 48-hour time frame.

Metro released Monday surveillance video of the robbers at some of the many spots they allegedly hit over the weekend.

The most dangerous incident happened early Sunday morning at a 7-Eleven in the 4100 block of E. Sahara Avenue near the intersection of Sahara and Lamb Boulevard. According to Metro Police, a store clerk was shot in the head by one of the unidentified suspects.

The clerk was transported to the Sunrise Hospital with life-threatening injuries. He's in critical condition.

Officers said it didn't look the clerk did anything to provoke the suspects, so it's not clear why he was shot... Read More

Officials heed warnings as early heat wave hits the West

Parts of the Western U.S. are getting an early taste of scorching summer heat, forcing officials in California, Oregon and desert Southwest states to heed the warnings of dangerous, triple-digit temperatures in this first week of June.

Organizers rescheduled California's state track and field championship events to start in the evening hours on Friday and Saturday.

Marching bands have asked officials with the Portland Rose Festival in Oregon if they can take off their hats and change their uniforms during judged performances to help stay cool over the weekend.

The severity of the forecast is also putting the area around Southern Nevada under an excessive heat warning, from Las Vegas to the California and Arizona borders. ... Read More