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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 »

Gunman Fires on Police SUV in Las Vegas 'Ambush'

He just walked up with a semi-automatic handgun, police say

(Newser) - A man with a semi-automatic handgun walked up to a Las Vegas police SUV waiting at a red light and opened fire, striking one officer in the right hand, authorities said. Police say the officer was taken to the University Medical Center's trauma center. He was hospitalized in good... More »

Celine Dion Shares Her Husband's Last Wishes

She returns to Vegas strip for shows starting Thursday

(Newser) - Almost exactly one year after Celine Dion took a career hiatus to care for her cancer-stricken husband, the singer is returning to Las Vegas to do a run of shows, back at Caesars Palace, starting Thursday. "I didn't want to be here at first, I don't need... More »

Plane Almost Runs Out of Gas After Airport Closure

Pilot tells air traffic controller: 'I don't have 20 minutes'

(Newser) - Federal officials are investigating why an Allegiant Air passenger jet nearly ran out of fuel before landing at an airport that was temporarily closed to most traffic. The Allegiant plane with 144 passengers landed safely last Thursday at Hector International Airport in Fargo, ND, after a flight from Las Vegas.... More »

Pool Fire Hits Vegas Hotel

Only one person suffered injuries

(Newser) - A fire at a hotel's swimming pool sent large plumes of black smoke above the Las Vegas Strip but left most guests unscathed today. It took firefighters about 30 minutes to gain control of the blaze on the 14th floor of The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas hotel, said Clark... More »

Duck Dynasty Musical Didn't Last Very Long

It just opened 2 weeks ago, closing already set for May 17

(Newser) - A flying duck in West Monroe, La., might have a longer life than the Duck Commander Musical that debuted in Las Vegas two weeks ago. A spokeswoman confirmed Friday that the 90-minute Broadway-style musical that told the story of the Louisiana family behind the Duck Dynasty reality show will end... More »

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