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Halloween Parade returns to downtown Friday

Halloween Parade returns to downtown Friday

The spooky, outrageous and wacky will take over the downtown streets Friday for the 5th annual Las Vegas Halloween Parade.

The parade will begin at 7 p.m. The route will be along Fremont Street from 13th Street to 7th Street. The parade line-up will start at 4 p.m.

Following the parade there will be activities and parties until 3 a.m. The costume judging will be at 9:30 p.m. at the stage at 10th and Fremont. Prizes will be given out in several categories, including most creative, best group costume, best illuminated costume and best costume for kids 10 years or younger.

The parade queen will again be Clare Sinclair from “Pin Up” at Stratosphere.

For more information, go to thelasvegashalloweenparade.com

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Man indicted for shooting at Nevada agency

Leonard Sullivan

LAS VEGAS -- A Clark County grand jury indicted a man on attempted murder charges who is accused of shooting a lawyer in the chest a few weeks ago outside the Nevada Attorney for Injured Workers office on Rancho Drive.

Leonard Sullivan, who remains in custody in the Clark County Detention Center, is due in court Nov. 5. Bail was set at $500,000. Sullivan is accused of shooting Michael Kogler, who was transported to University Medical Center in stable condition.

Sullivan reportedly filed a worker's compensation claim for an incident at The Mirage resort but didn't like the outcome of his claim. Kobler reportedly was involved as a claims adjuster at the resort.

Bill Clinton to stump in Las Vegas Tuesday

WATCH LIVE: Former President Bill Clinton speaks in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS - The mid-term elections are a week away, and former President Bill Clinton will be in Las Vegas to generate support for Democratic candidates.

President Clinton will headline the "Vote Early, Vote Now" rally starting at 3 p.m. at the Springs Preserve.

The rally aims to encourage voters to head to the polls before Election Day. Early voting runs through Oct. 31.

There are 14 polling places around Clark County that are open for the entire two weeks of early voting. Voters can cast their ballot at any of the 14 locations.

Nevada gambling revenues down 6 percent in Sept.

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- State officials say Nevada gambling revenue fell 6 percent in September from the same time last year.

The Nevada Gaming Control Board reported Tuesday that casinos brought in $902 million last month.

Las Vegas Strip gambling revenues were down 12 percent to $495 million, while downtown revenues were down 4 percent to $43 million.

Reno casinos won $48 million in September, which is down about 2 percent year-over-year. South Lake Tahoe gambling revenues of $24 million bucked the trend and were up 7 percent over last year.

Gambling revenues in the first three months of the fiscal year are down 3 percent over the same period in 2013.

Nevada collected $66 million in taxes based on the September winnings, which is up about 5 percent from last year.

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Explosion at shop seriously burns man

LAS VEGAS -- A recycling mishap led to an explosion that sent one man to the hospital and rattled nearby buildings.

One person suffered burns and was transported to University Medical Center Monday following an explosion at a small shop.

The explosion happened around 10:30 a.m. at 1700 Western Avenue near Wyoming Avenue.

The blast blew out windows and bent metal. It also shook up the people working next door.

“I'm lucky! I'm still alive. The desk shifted, the computer fell, everything fell and our whole rack of paracord could've fallen on us too,” eyewitness Raeden Ramoran said.

The explosion came from a TV repair shop and the man inside stumbled out partly covered in flames.

“He looked down and he said, ‘my shoes are on fire, I'm on fire.' I said, ‘don't worry about that I got you taken care of.' I took his rubber shoes off that were burning and his socks were still on fire,” Gary Grimes, who tried to help, said.

Jail budget could benefit from mental health hospital renovation

LAS VEGAS -- If an inmate at Clark County Detention Center needs to have a mental evaluation, the closest facility is a flight away and the wait list to get there is long.

CCDC says there is a three-month wait for inmates to get to Lakes Crossing in Sparks and the flights cost the county $2 million a year. The jail has to charter two flights every month for up to eight inmates to go to the mental facility in northern Nevada.

Clark County commissioners are looking closer at CCDC's budgets because of this. CCDC says those chartered flights to Sparks cost $6,100 a piece. The jail is losing a lot of money and it is catching a lot of criticism from the county.

"The major concern is the effect on my budget," Deputy Chief at CCDC Todd Fasulo said.

Fasulo says they pay $135 a day per inmate to house them and the costs add up when the wait time to get to Lakes Crossing is three months.

Life is Beautiful Festival offers something for everyone downtown

LAS VEGAS -- The biggest party downtown Las Vegas has ever seen started Friday.

The 2nd annual Life is Beautiful festival will go through Sunday and has something for everyone.

Big name music acts like Foo Fighters and Outkast will perform. Celebrity chefs like Cat Cora and Scott Conant will show of their skills and speakers will be there to inspire the crowds.

Organizers expect 100,000 guests throughout the three-day event. Fifteen-blocks of downtown Las Vegas are blocked off for the festival, which is supposed to promote collective happiness and singularity.