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Longtime Helldorado Parade takes place on Saturday

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- If you're looking to experience a little Las Vegas history, you might want to take in the Helldorado Parade this weekend. It celebrates the valley's western history.

There will be more than 100 entries including 35 floats, 10 high school marching bands, cowboys and cowgirls on horseback, car clubs and more.

The parade was created in 1934 and also includes Las Vegas Days which is a cowboy-themed event that celebrates a 'Las Vegas' tribute to the Wild West, including a rodeo.

The parade starts Saturday, May 11 at 10 a.m. It will head north on Fourth Street from Gass to Ogden avenues... Read More

Las Vegas Convention Center celebrates 60th anniversary with new art exhibit

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Over the past several decades the Las Vegas Convention Center has been home to some of the world's largest conventions, meetings, and performances. This year, it's celebrating its 60th anniversary with a new art exhibit that will be housed at the Clark County Government Center.

The exhibit showcases the past, but it also gives a glimpse of the future.

"There were so many great events that happened here," said Lisa Jacob, the director of the Las Vegas News Bureau of LVCVA.

Before it was the Las Vegas Convention Center, the plot of land where it sits was just an empty space near the Las Vegas Strip, but now it's the convention Captial of the World.

In the 1950s, hotels and casinos would be packed on weekends.

"But come Monday morning, it was a ghost town," Jacob said... Read More

Eclipse Luxury Theater faces foreclosure; owner negotiating options to save theater

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A luxury theater in downtown las vegas is at risk of closing. The building that houses Eclipse Theater will face a foreclosure sale next week. An auction is planned for April 16.

Eclipse Theater is located near the intersection of 3rd Street and Gass Avenue. Court documents show financial and legal troubles for the theater over the past few years.

Eclipse Theaters opened in 2016, and while the building faces foreclosure, the theater business inside may still have a chance to be saved, which is excellent news for customers like Julie Faber.

Faber lives next to the downtown luxury movie theater that also boasts a bar and a lounge.

"They make the whole experience really nice," Faber said. "I saw it in the process of getting built. It was really exciting and I went there twice and saw a movie."

However, it's been a while since Faber has seen a movie at the theater. She says she rarely goes now. ... Read More

Man facing murder charge in stabbing death outside downtown bar

Police have made in arrest in the stabbing death of man found outside a downtown Las Vegas bar more than a week ago.

Reshard Vargas, 39, was taken into custody Tuesday and is facing a charge of murder with a deadly weapon.

Howard Chris Drew, 66, was found on the morning of March 23 laying outside the bar in the 900 block of N. Las Vegas Boulevard... Read More

Fire damages motel in downtown Las Vegas

Clark County fire crews battled a 2-alarm fire at The New Hope motel in downtown Las Vegas Tuesday afternoon.

The hotel is located at 2805 Fremont Street, near Charleston Avenue. The fire started just before 4 p.m. Due to windy conditions, it took nearly 50 firefighters to bring the blaze under control.

The motel is a shelter and recovery home for homeless people. More than 90 people have been displaced by the fire.

There is no word yet on what started the fire... Read More

DA discusses why store clerk faces murder charge after shooting theft suspect

A convenience store clerk faces murder charges after police say she shot and killed a man stealing beer.

The Clark County Coroner has identified the man as 56-year-old Robert Lee Cook.

The deadly shooting happened Friday morning at North Las Vegas Boulevard and East Washington Avenue.

Police say Cook was trying to steal beer from a Sinclair gas station. That's when the clerk Suse Antunez-Garcia ran outside and shot him.

While people who know those involved say stealing is not right, they say Cook was should not have lost his life over it.

"It's terrible man, it was like vigilante style," said Ricardo who witnesses the shooting. He did not want his last name used.

Police say 26-year-old Suse Antunez-Garcia shot and killed 56-year-old Robert Lee Cook after he tried stealing cases of beer.

Ricardo saw everything unfold Friday morning... Read More

Nevada casino revenue flat in February, tops $1B

State regulators say gambling revenue at Nevada casinos remained flat last month but still exceeded $1 billion.

Data released Thursday by the Nevada Gaming Control Board show casinos across the state took in $1.02 billion in February, down 0.62 percent compared with the same month last year.

Casinos on the Las Vegas Strip saw their revenues decrease almost 2 percent to $591.7 million.

Meanwhile, casinos around Lake Tahoe reported significant revenue decreases in February, when severe winter weather affected the area.

Revenue at casinos in North Lake Tahoe dropped 24.7 percent to $1.4 million. Those on the south shore in Stateline saw winnings decrease 26.6 percent to $14.5 million.

The state benefited with $59.6 million in percentage fees based on taxable revenues generated in February. That's up 35 percent from a year earlier. ... Read More