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Nicolas Cage, Vince Neil Caught Brawling in Vegas

Cage stepped in after Neil allegedly assaulted a woman

(Newser) - It's like Batman v. Superman but somehow even more bloated. The New York Daily News reports 55-year-old Mötley Crüe singer Vince Neil got into a physical fight with 52-year-old actor Nicolas Cage Thursday in Las Vegas. The fight broke out around 5pm at the Aria Hotel on... More »

$100 Bet on Syracuse Win Could Pay $100K

Wager was placed when no one thought the Orange had a chance

(Newser) - In an incredible run that SB Nation says "doesn't make sense" and Sports Illustrated labels "improbable," Syracuse beat No. 1 seed Virginia 68-62 on Sunday, the AP reports—making the Orange the first No. 10 seed to make it to the Final Four. And one bettor... More »

Pawn Stars' 'Chumlee' Jailed on Drug, Weapon Charges

Austin Lee Russell jailed after officers allegedly found meth, pot, gun

(Newser) - The man known to millions of cable TV viewers as Chumlee on the reality show Pawn Stars was being held late Wednesday in a Las Vegas jail following his arrest on felony weapon and drug charges, the AP reports. Austin Lee Russell, 33, was taken into custody when officers serving... More »

Suspect at Large in Vegas Shooting That Left 2 Women Dead

A man was also seriously hurt

(Newser) - Two people are dead and another seriously hurt after a shooting around 1:30am in Las Vegas, and the suspect is still at large, Fox 5 Vegas . The incident started with a fight on the third floor of a parking garage for the Miracle Mile Shops about 10 minutes prior... More »

Man Busted for Ferris Wheel Sex Was in Vegas to Marry

And his almost-wife ended up bailing him out of jail

(Newser) - File this under really crazy twists: Last week's news about a couple getting arrested for having sex in public while riding a glass-enclosed cabin on a Ferris wheel over the Las Vegas Strip just got much odder, courtesy of the gentleman who was in flagrante delicto. Philip Frank Panzica... More »

Couple's Ferris Wheel Sex Doesn't Stay in Vegas

There were plenty of witnesses on the Las Vegas High Roller

(Newser) - A Houston man and a New York woman are facing felony charges after authorities say they were recorded having sex in public during a 30-minute ride in a glass-enclosed cabin on a Ferris wheel 550 feet above the Las Vegas Strip. A Las Vegas judge on Tuesday set a March... More »

11 Least Religious Cities in the US

Yup, Sin City makes the list

(Newser) - Haven't yet found God and don't plan to? You might feel right at home in Portland, San Francisco, or Seattle. Those are the least religious cities in the country, according to a new survey from the Public Religion Research Institute picked up by MarketWatch . Here are the 11... More »

In the Middle of CES, a US Marshals Raid

US company says Chinese company is hurting industry with its cheap models

(Newser) - Hoverboards are making headlines, from bursting into flames and being banned by online retailers to causing trouble in churches and supermarkets . But the hoverboard hubbub at CES in Las Vegas Thursday was something straight out of a corporate espionage movie: Per Bloomberg , US marshals raided a booth set up by... More »

Chris Brown Accused in New Assault

Woman claims singer hit her, stole her phone

(Newser) - Las Vegas cops are currently looking for Chris Brown after a woman reported that the singer assaulted her for taking a picture of him, a claim Brown's rep quickly tells TMZ is "false" and "unequivocally untrue." In what the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports is Brown's... More »

Man Killed by Cops Was Holding Phone, Not Gun

He had recently been convicted of multiple crimes

(Newser) - A man who was fatally shot by Las Vegas police while holding a cellphone that was mistaken for a gun had recently been convicted of multiple crimes in Arizona, his attorney said Saturday. Brad Reinhart last had contact with his client, Keith Childress Jr., 23, last month when a jury... More »

Taco Shop Turns Burglary Footage Into Awesome Ad

Video mocking burglars has been viewed 2M times

(Newser) - Most restaurant owners would worry a burglary might scare away customers. Frijoles & Frescas Grilled Tacos in Las Vegas is turning its break-in into an advertisement. The eatery's security cameras caught three men robbing the restaurant around 3:30am on Dec. 16, but police have yet to track them... More »

Las Vegas Victim Was Mother of 3

She'd just celebrated her 10th wedding anniversary

(Newser) - Mother of three Jessica Valenzuela was walking the Las Vegas Strip with her husband—the pair had recently celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary—when police say Lakeisha Holloway's car slammed into the crowd , killing her, per the Arizona Republic . Family members describe the 32-year-old from Buckeye, Ariz., as a... More »

Vegas Driver 'Remembered Body Breaking Windshield'

Lakeisha Nicole Holloway charged with murder and more

(Newser) - The woman accused of intentionally plowing a car carrying her young daughter through crowds of pedestrians on the Las Vegas Strip was charged Tuesday with murder, child abuse, and hit-and-run. Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson said he expects to file additional charges against Lakeisha Nicole Holloway, 24, in coming... More »

Cops: Vegas Driver Was Seeking Estranged Partner

Lakeisha Holloway may have been headed to Dallas

(Newser) - A homeless woman accused of slamming a car carrying her 3-year-old daughter into a crowd of pedestrians on the Las Vegas Strip was likely on her way to Dallas to find the girl's estranged father, authorities said Monday. Suspect Lakeisha Holloway, 24, resided in Oregon and had been in... More »

Cops: 'Stoic' Vegas Driver Asked Valet to Call 911

Lakeisha Holloway, 24, identified as suspect in mass hit-and-run on Strip

(Newser) - The woman accused of intentionally steering her car into crowds on the sidewalk of Las Vegas Boulevard on Sunday has been identified as 24-year-old Lakeisha Holloway, who is believed to be from out of state and had been in Vegas for about a week, investigators say, possibly living in her... More »

Cops: Las Vegas Sidewalk Rampage Was Intentional

Driver had 3-year-old in vehicle with her

(Newser) - The driver who left a trail of broken bodies along the Las Vegas Strip on Sunday night wasn't a terrorist, but the horrific incident was no accident, police say. "We are treating this as an intentional act," says Deputy Police Chief Brett Zimmerman, per CNN . He says... More »

1 Killed, 6 Critical After Car Plows Into Vegas Crowd

Driver taken into custody near the scene

(Newser) - One person was killed and dozens more injured after a car crashed into pedestrians on a sidewalk Sunday night on the Las Vegas Strip, police say. The vehicle was in the northbound lanes of Las Vegas Boulevard near Bellagio Way when it drove up onto the sidewalk in front of... More »

Dad's Accidental Selfie Video Doesn't Stay in Vegas

It's been viewed 4M times since his son uploaded it to YouTube

(Newser) - Joseph Griffin screwed up big time when it came to recording his dream vacation to Las Vegas, but hey, at least he got a viral video out of his mistake. The Irishman brought his son's GoPro camera stateside so he could film the sights to show his friends and... More »

Dealers, Pals Charged With Stealing $1M From Bellagio

Authorities say dealers paid out phantom bets at craps tables

(Newser) - Two former casino dealers and two friends are accused of siphoning more than $1 million off craps tables over two years, using phantom bets at Las Vegas' posh Bellagio resort. James Cooper Jr. and Mark Branco were fired by the Bellagio after the scheme came to light, and they were... More »

Ex-Olympian: Why I Became a Vegas Call Girl

Suzy Favor Hamilton opens up in new memoir, 'Fast Girl'

(Newser) - Suzy Favor Hamilton's "runner's high" became replaced with a much more destructive rush in late 2011, when the three-time Olympian began working as a high-priced Vegas escort . Her memoir Fast Girl is out Monday, and its upcoming release has the former track champion talking to People about... More »

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