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Spaghetti Bowl ramp closure Sept. 15 - 18

The on ramp from US 95 northbound to I-15 northbound in downtown Las Vegas will be closed from midnight, Friday, Sept. 15 until 5 a.m., Monday , Sept. 18.

The closure by the NDOT is needed to mill-and-pave the overlay the ramp, install new barrier railing, and restripe the lanes as part of Project Neon.

The closure was delayed one week due to poor weather.

Project Neon is a $1 billion 3.7 mile-long widening of I-15 from the US 95 interchange to Sahara Avenue that started last year... Read More

Police seek public's help in searching for missing Las Vegas man

Metro police are hoping the public can help in the search for a missing Las Vegas man who was last seen on Saturday, Sept. 3.

Jesse Gonzalez, 28, was seen around 10:30 p.m near the 3200 block of Cedar Street, near Charleston Boulevard and Mohave Road.

He might possibly be in severe emotional distress and in need of medical assistance.

He is described as a Hispanic man with Black hair and brown eyes, 5-foot-9-inches tall, around 125 pounds, and was last seen wearing a gray shirt and blue jeans. He may also be wearing black framed glasses.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Metro's Missing Persons Detail at (702)828-2907 or 828-3111 or by email missingpersons@lvmpd.com.... Read More

111-year-old Golden Gate hotel reopens after expansion

The 111-year-old Golden Gate hotel-casino on Fremont Street has reopened after an expansion project that reflects the resurgence under way in downtown Las Vegas.

The hotel-casino officially marked the reopening Friday.

The property, famous for hosting the likes of Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr. and Dean Martin, nearly doubled the size of its casino floor, expanded its outdoor bar and redesigned its facade drawing inspiration from the Jazz Age.

The expansion is part of a series of projects that over the next few years is expected to transform a section of downtown Las Vegas.

CEO Derek Stevens says his company intends to "respect and relish" the property's history while "introducing amenities suited for today."

The expanded casino floor includes a 360-degree, 24-foot tall tower of televisions that encases a chandelier... Read More

Mission High School to help students struggling with sobriety

There's money headed to the state of Nevada that will help the state fight the opioid epidemic. Nevada has already received more than $8 million in grants, but the battle to destroy the opioid epidemic, by enacting new laws will get a $1.2 million boost.

The first publicly-funded campus in the nation geared toward helping kids struggling with sobriety opens Monday. The recovery high school for students battling drug and alcohol addiction is set to open on Monday.

Mission High School's campus in downtown Las Vegas is the first publicly-funded campus like this in the nation.

"I couldn't go a day without doing drugs," said Maria Vasquez, a Mission High School student.

Maria, just 14, will soon start her freshman year at Mission High School. According to Maria, she started using drugs in 6th grade to numb the pain of getting bullied... Read More

Vegas Vickie going to 'rehab' after decades on Fremont Street

It's the last night for Downtown Las Vegas' beloved cowgirl. Vegas Vickie will be plucked from her perch on Monday.

Vegas Vickie has overlooked Fremont Street for more than three decades.

She'll be taken down to make way for a new resort casino in the space that was once occupied by the Las Vegas Club.

Many people are concerned what will happen to the Las Vegas icon.

Derek Stevens, the owner of The D Hotel and the businessman who's pursuing the new resort says he working to find her a good home.

"Well, Vickie needs to have a little rehab. So we're going to take her down and we're going to spend a little time in getting her back into shape," Stevens said.

"We have not determined the final location yet, but we're pretty big fans of Vegas history so I know she's going to have a great home by the time we get done."... Read More

LVFD: Fire sparks from barbecue grill

The windy weather caused some problems for firefighters battling a blaze Thursday near N. 27th Street and Sunrise Avenue.

The house fire near the downtown area sparked around 2:10 p.m. Two people were in the home at the start of the fire, but they were able to escape without any injuries, Las Vegas Fire said.

According to firefighters, the homeowners were using the barbecue grill on the patio, they left for a minute, and when they returned the back of the house was on fire.

There weren't any other details released. This is a developing story... Read More

Crime's decreasing in downtown Las Vegas, Metro says

Crime has, and continues to drop in downtown Las Vegas, and this is despite the recent fatal beating of a tourist during bachelor party weekend.

In a Metro Police report that shows crime trends across the valley areas, downtown was the only area without an increase in violent crime compared to last year.

According to Metro, murders in downtown are down 63 percent; sexual assaults dropped by 11 percent, and there was 10 percent dip in robberies. Assault and battery with a deadly weapon was also down 5 percent.

The downtown area has about 70,000 residents, and about 17 million visitors come to the area every year.

"We're all sort of working together to keep eyes on the street and to deter crime before it happens," said Drew Cohen, co-owner of the Writer's Block.

"Not just policing the community, but actually interacting with it on a daily basis," said Drew Cohen, co-owner of the Writer's Block... Read More