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Interesting Date Draws Couples for Marriage

Interesting Date Draws Couples for Marriage

Tuesday is a special day numerically and many couples will come to Las Vegas to tie the knot on 11-12-13.

The significant date will spell big business for the Las Vegas valley's wedding industry. Happy couples filed in and out of the marriage license bureau downtown Monday. Thomas and Anya have been preparing for this day for a while. They flew in family from Alaska, Oregon and Colorado.

"We picked the day about a year ago. We wanted consecutive numbers and we figured this year or next year were going to be out last chance to do that," Thomas and Anya said.

Weddings generate more than $500 million a year for Las Vegas. 

Police: Man Robs Bank then Calls 911 to Report It

Police: Man Robs Bank then Calls 911 to Report It

A New Mexico man is under arrest after Metro Police say he robbed a Las Vegas bank then called 911 to report what he did.

According to police, Matthew Romero, 41 of New Mexico, approached a teller in the US Bank near Sahara Avenue and Rancho Drive at about 2 p.m. Friday. He gave the teller a note, which stated that it was a bank robbery and that he had a knife.

The teller gave Romero about $1,000 from the cash draw and hit the silent alarm. Romero took the money and left the bank. However, just outside the bank Romero called police to tell them what he had done.

During an interview, Romero told officers that he was distraught about his recent divorce and the medication he takes for his mental health issues was not working. He came to Las Vegas for a few days and stayed at the Circus Circus Hotel and Casino.

Man Locked Out of House Tries Chimney as Entrance

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Officials say a Las Vegas man took a misguided cue from Santa Claus when he got locked out of his house.

Las Vegas Fire & Rescue spokesman Tim Szymanski says crews responded to reports of a man stuck in a chimney about 9 a.m. Thursday.

Rescuers say the man was about five feet inside the chimney of the one-story house near Alta Drive and Jones Boulevard when authorities grabbed him by the arms and pulled him out.

Officials say he wasn't injured, and the chimney wasn't damaged.

Szymanski says the department absolutely doesn't recommend using a smokestack as an alternate entrance.

He says chimneys are usually lined with a flue that limits the passage to 12-16 inches, which is typically only wide enough if you're a bird or a raccoon.

Lingerie-Wearing Hair Stylists Take Their Work Seriously

Lingerie-Wearing Hair Stylists Take Their Work Seriously

Another salon takes a crack at the "more than hair styling" business approach.

Exposed is the eye candy salon at the Plaza, where sexy hairstylists cut, color and style hair while wearing lingerie. Although female clients schedule appointments, the concept salon clearly is aimed at men.

Read more at the Las Vegas Review-Journal

Hawaiian Places $66,200 Roulette Bet, Cashes In

Hawaiian Places $66,200 Roulette Bet, Cashes In


A Hawaii man tested his luck Wednesday with an odd bet on even at the roulette table at Binion’s.

A few tense seconds later, he walked away with more than $132,000.

The 31-year-old man contacted Binion’s casino director Glenn Casale in advance to ask if he would take the unusual, one-shot $66,200 bet.

“It’s not every day you get a call from a guy who’s asking about that kind of wager,” Casale said. “After a few conversations I realized that this man was serious.  I discussed the situation with (owner) Terry Caudill, who said he would book the bet.”

I'm Burning, I'm Burning, I'm Burning for You

I'm Burning, I'm Burning, I'm Burning for You

March's First Friday event in Downtown Las Vegas featured a replica of the annual Burning Man festivities in northern Nevada. "Lucky Lady Lucy" is shown here ready for the evening and then later as she is set ablaze.