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City Council Prepares to Vote on Downtown Curfew

LAS VEGAS -- Teens out after hours on Fremont Street could soon be slapped with a $300 fine. The Las Vegas City Council is set to vote Wednesday on a downtown curfew for kids under 18.

The proposed boundaries for the curfew has been shaved down to only include the Fremont Street Experience and the Arts District. If the curfew passes, teens would be banned from those areas after 9 p.m. on weekends and holidays.

A curfew on Fremont Street could mean big changes for this area and business owners have differing opinions on how it could impact their bottom line.

Making pizza is a way of life for Bush Gindi, the owner of Uncle Joe's Pizza. With few other low-priced food options on Fremont Street, teens make up nearly 10 percent of his business.

"So what are they going to do? They are going to come here and buy pizza," Gindi said.

Old Clark County Courthouse Auctioned Off

LAS VEGAS --  Clark County commissioners unanimously approved the sale of the old Clark County Courthouse for $10 million.

Derek Stevens bid the minimum of $10 million to purchase the property at a public auction Tuesday morning.

SLIDESHOW: Old Clark County Courthouse Pictures

Stevens is a majority owner of the D and Golden Gate, two downtown Las Vegas properties. He was the only one to bid on the property.

Downtown Las Vegas Businesses Starting to Thrive

LAS VEGAS -- In recent years, some downtown businesses had a history of risk. Crime rates were high and customers were worried about parking their cars to shop or eat, but things seem to have turned around and now some businesses are taking advantage of the cheap commercial real estate.

The owners at Globe Salon bought their property years ago for a bargain and now, it's very valuable. It's been a long road since 1999 when it was unthinkable to have a business in the downtown area. James Reza went to great lengths to make his customers feel comfortable.

"We used to have clients go, 'Is it safe to park there?' So we started posting things on our Twitter and Facebook showing our expensive cars parked out in front of the salon so they wouldn't feel afraid," Reza said.

Old County Courthouse Going on Auction Block

LAS VEGAS -- A historic piece of downtown Las Vegas is now up for auction.

The old county courthouse, which was once the center of the city's justice system but has now sat empty for nearly a decade, is for sale.

The building has been appraised at $10 million, and the county sees lots of potential for it, whether it become a new casino, a convention center, or even a modern condominium complex.

A far cry from what it used to be when it was built more than a century ago.

SLIDESHOW: Clark County Courthouse for Sale

The old county courthouse began as a small block building in 1905, transforming over the years to be the modern facility on 200 South Third Street.

"To think of the old courthouse, brings back memories of yesterday," Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson said.

Coroner Identifies Wheelchair-Bound Woman Killed in Crash

LAS VEGAS -- The Clark County Coroner's Office has identified the 78-year-old woman killed while crossing the street in her wheelchair as Elizabeth Maze.

Maze was in her motorized wheelchair and crossing Martin Luther King Boulevard at Balzar Avenue on Sept. 19 when she was struck by a car. Maze who was in the marked crosswalk was pronounced dead at the scene. The crash is still under investigation.

Woman Shot, Killed Near H and Owens Identified

William Copeland, 19

LAS VEGAS -- The woman shot and killed during an attempted robbery near H Street and Owens  Avenue has been identified as 71-year-old Dixie Chaney Jones, according to the Clark County Coroner's Office.

The woman was shot in the abdomen in what police are calling an attempted robbery on Saturday at 10:30 p.m. The woman was transported to the hospital where she died.

Following the shooting, officers stopped a car leaving the area and arrested the 16-year-old driver and 19-year-old passenger William Copeland.

According to the arrest report, before Jones died, she was able to tell police she was walking on the sidewalk when the two suspects pulled up in a vehicle and one of the suspects attempted to rob her at gunpoint. When she refused to cooperate, she said, she was shot. 

City Looking for Feedback on Downtown Plan

City Looking for Feedback on Downtown Plan

The City of Las Vegas is asking for feedback on its Downtown Centennial Plan.

The city wants to know what residents and businesses have to say about the city's future development plans for downtown.

Officials would like to plan with more of a focus on neighborhood patterns.

The city will hold a meeting from 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10 at the NOW Cafe, which is on the second floor of the Las Vegas City Hall, 495 S. Main Street.

Residents can also express their opinion about the plans on the website yourvoicevegas.com