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Romotive Announces Departure From Downtown to California

LAS VEGAS -- A tech startup that took advantage of the downtown Las Vegas incubator scene at The Ogden residential complex and rapidly grew into a 20-employee company announced Friday that it is moving to the San Francisco Bay Area.

The announcement from Romotive CEO Keller Rinaudo came in a letter posted on the Downtown Project website to the valley's tech community in which he indicated that the move will occur over the next three months.

"Ultimately, our goal at Romotive is to build the world's first affordable personal robot," Rinaudo wrote. "It's my responsibility to make sure that Romotive is located where we are most likely to achieve this vision.

New Market May Boost Long-Time Locals Cafe

New Market May Boost Long-Time Locals Cafe

 

A cafe that has stood on Las Vegas Boulevard for years is getting a boost from development of a new market next door.

          Seven days a week, Teddy Pappas wakes up at 2 a.m.

           In the early morning hours he prepares the daily soup, meats and sauces for his restaurant, so they’re fresh        and ready to go when customers place their orders. At 73, Pappas has owned Tiffany’s Cafe for 10 years, but he’s worked in the restaurant for more than three decades.

Read more in the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

SPECIAL: Inside the Discovery Children's Museum

It's a world of adventure and learning at the new Discovery Children's Museum. 8 News NOW is taking you inside for a first look at the new exhibits capturing the minds of kids and those who are young at heart. Crowd-pleasers like Water World and the brand new summit will be on display.

 

Broncos Safety Carter Facing Vegas Cheating Case

Quinton Carter

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Denver Broncos safety Quinton Carter is facing felony charges following his arrest last weekend on allegations that he cheated at a Las Vegas casino craps game.

Carter was arrested late Saturday at the Texas Station casino after officials reported he added money to his bets after the dice had already rolled.

Carter was charged with three counts of fraudulent act in a gaming establishment. Each charge carries a possible six-year prison sentence.

Carter is 24. He was booked and released at the Clark County jail in Las Vegas. It's not immediately clear if he has a lawyer.

Carter also faces a warrant charge of failure to complete counseling after pleading guilty in a 2011 misdemeanor marijuana possession case.

A Broncos spokesman says the team is looking into the matter.

Six Schools Benefit from New Reading Centers

Six Schools Benefit from New Reading Centers

 

The Clark County School District is touting the success of a new program designed to improve student reading skills and educator effectiveness.

The Reading Skills Development Centers are a partnership between CCSD and UNLV and have been set up in six elementary schools. The centers focus on students kindergarten through third grade.

Tutors, coaching and master-reading teachers are all used in the centers to help students improve their reading skills.

Students from Camberio, Long, Manch, Martinez, Peterson and Williams elementary schools are benefitting from the program.

Those schools were chosen because they have a high number of English language learners, and low reading scores. However, the principals and staff were committed to increasing reading skills and improving instruction techniques.

 

Hit-and-Run Crash Closes Intersection on Las Vegas Blvd.

LAS VEGAS -- A woman is in serious condition after being struck by a car Thursday morning in a hit-and-run crash, Metro Police said.

Traffic was diverted away from the intersection of Charleston and Las Vegas boulevards for a few hours as police investigated.

The woman was hit as she attempted to cross Charleston around 6:30 a.m. The vehicle left the scene. Police said the woman was in a crosswalk. There is no description of the suspect vehicle other than it may be dark-colored or black.

The woman was transported to University Medical Center.

Nevada Looks to Capitalize on Cinematic Success

'The Hangover III'

LAS VEGAS - Las Vegas is becoming a hot commodity in Hollywood. Our city is the star of several movies coming out this year, and local leaders are trying to cash in on Sin City's cinematic success.

Two blockbuster films coming out this year - "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone" and "The Hangover Part III" - take place in Las Vegas.

These and other movies bring millions of dollars to the local economy through production and tourism after the movie's release.

Silver State Productions, a film production company in Las Vegas, is working on a remake of the Burt Reynolds film "Heat".

But, Silver State Productions founder Chris Ramirez says most of the film is being shot in Louisiana, where it's cheaper to work. Crews will come to Las Vegas for a week to shoot footage of the city.

Ramirez says if more movies, such as "The Hangover", were shot entirely in Las Vegas, it would give the local economy a boost.