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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: '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 »

Police Nab Suspect in Vegas Shooting

Ammar Harris is arrested in LA after huge manhunt

(Newser) - The multi-state manhunt after last week's shooting spree on the Vegas Strip is over. Police in Los Angeles today arrested 26-year-old Ammar Harris, reports the Las Vegas Sun . Harris is accused of firing at a vehicle driven by aspiring rapper Kenneth Cherry, which caused Cherry's car to slam... More »

Cops Name Suspect in Vegas Shooting

Ammar Harris has long rap sheet, likely armed, dangerous

(Newser) - The man responsible for a shootout on the Las Vegas Strip that killed three in a Die Hard-esque scene is armed and on the loose, police say. Police last night named 26-year-old Ammar Harris, aka Ammar Asim Faruq Harris, as the suspect in the shooting that caused a deadly car... More »

Dead Rapper May Have Been Target in Vegas Shooting

'Kenny Clutch' shot while driving Maserati

(Newser) - A local rapper was killed in the Las Vegas drive-by shooting that also left two innocent bystanders dead yesterday, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports. Kenneth Cherry, known as Kenny Clutch, was fatally shot while driving the Maserati that subsequently smashed into a taxi. The 27-year-old rapper, as well as the... More »

Vegas Hotel Dispute Led to 'Die Hard-Like' Scene

Police trying to track down Range Rover that fled scene

(Newser) - Police in three states are still hunting for a Range Rover whose occupants opened fire on another car on the Vegas Strip this morning and set off a deadly chain reaction. Cops don't know most of the details, but they say it started with a dispute of some kind... More »

3 Dead, 3 Hurt in Vegas Strip Shooting

5 cars in accident, as taxi burns 'like fireball'

(Newser) - A shootout and resulting multicar accident in the early hours on the Las Vegas Strip has killed three people and injured at least three more, reports KTNV News . The gunfight was first reported at 4:20am, as people in a Maserati and an SUV exchanged fire, before the Maserati ran... More »

Harry Upset With Royal Self

He's still reeling from Vegas party

(Newser) - The chastisement continues for poor Prince Harry after he was caught buck naked on film. He even "let himself down" when he took off his clothes while playing strip billiards in his Las Vegas suite last week, say friends. "He's very disappointed with the fact that he... More »

Lights Go Out Tomorrow for Earth Hour

Cities across the world flick switches at 8:30pm

(Newser) - Earth Hour returns tomorrow night, with cities across the world turning off the lights at 8:30pm local time. The annual event sponsored by the World Wildlife Fund is in its fourth year and growing quickly. About 30 US state capitals are expected to take part, up from 8 last... More »

Officer Dead After Shootout at Vegas Federal Building

Suspect killed, marshal seriously wounded

(Newser) - A gunman opened fire in the lobby of a federal building in downtown Las Vegas today, killing a court officer and wounding a second before he was shot to death. The victims included a 65-year-old court security officer, who was killed, and a 48-year-old deputy US marshal, who is in... More »

Vandal in Santa Hat Defaces Las Vegas Sign

Landmark neon creation defaced by man in makeshift barrel

(Newser) - A 69-year-old Nevada man was arrested this morning after splashing paint on the "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas" sign in what he said was an attempt to get the government's attention. Joe Pepitone—apparently not the retired baseball player—was wearing a Santa hat, shorts, and a barrel crafted... More »

Complaints Curb Vegas Stripper-Mobile

'We're going to be good citizens' despite uptick in business

(Newser) - A Las Vegas strip club has agreed to stop an advertising promotion that involved hauling bikini-clad exotic dancers around in a truck. Larry Beard, marketing director of Déjà Vu Showgirls, said today he's taking his lawyer's advice and parking the truck. "We're going to respect the opinion of... More »

CityCenter: Las Vegas' $8.5B Stimulus Bet

Hotel-casino-condo-shopping behemoth brings 12K jobs, optimism to battered state

(Newser) - A gigantic addition to the Las Vegas Strip is a one-stop stimulus package for a city and state walloped by the recession and an $8.5 billion bet that happy days are near again. With 12,000 jobs, the CityCenter project—a kaleidoscope of condominiums, boutique hotels, shopping, and, of... More »

What Downturn? Vegas Gets New $2.3B Resort

Mogul riding high while rivals, Vegas struggle

(Newser) - Recession has dimmed the glittering lights of Las Vegas, but it hasn’t stopped hotel and casino mogul Steve Wynn, AFP reports. Wynn is preparing to open the lavish $2.3 billion resort Encore on Monday as Sin City weathers its worst economic meltdown in decades. “I don't owe... More »

Rare Snow Blankets Vegas Strip

Schoolkids get first snow day in 30 years as traffic snarls

(Newser) - The heaviest snowfall in nearly 30 years has left the Vegas Strip looking like a winter wonderland, the Las Vegas Sun reports. Local schoolkids are getting their first snow day since 1979. Traffic is snarled across the city as the weather stuns snow-novice drivers, and strands hundreds of tourists in... More »

Iconic Sign Is Fabulous Indeed

Nearly 50 years later, designer discusses her creation

(Newser) - It's been nearly a half-century since the iconic "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas" sign went up on the Strip, and Betty Willis is still as sharp as she was when she designed it, Las Vegas Weekly reports. Willis created the neon design back when the Strip still intersected dirt... More »

Barkley Gambling Debt: $400K

Former NBA star promises to pay casino to head off felony charges

(Newser) - Charles Barkley admitted today that he owes a Las Vegas casino $400,000 and promised to pay up quickly, the AP reports. The former NBA star fessed up after the Wynn Las Vegas casino filed a complaint and the local DA threatened felony charges. "I'm not broke, and I'm... More »

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