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April 20, 2018

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Las Vegas police Capt. Robert Plummer speaks during a news conference on the arrest of Anthony Wrobel, Thursday, April 19, 2018, in Las Vegas. Wrobel, a suspect in the fatal shooting of a casino executive and the wounding of another, was arrested Thursday in Texas.
Man's gun misfired before shooting 2 Vegas casino executives at company picnic
April 20, 2018
The first pull of Anthony Wrobel’s gun did not produce a bullet and the second fired an accidental round to the ground ...
The skyline glows brightly as Uber Technologies partners with Maverick Helicopters during CES in Las Vegas to help attendees experience the Las Vegas Strip from the air on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017.
Survey: Less visitors to Vegas using travel agencies plan trip
April 20, 2018
Just 10 percent of visitors used a travel agent according to the study, the lowest mark in the past five years ...
A family heads into the Mt. Charleston Lodge in Kyle Canyon on Mount Charleston Thursday, April 5, 2012.
Ellis Island new owners of Mt. Charleston Lodge
April 20, 2018
Ellis Island purchased the Mt. Charleston Lodge in early April and plans to spruce up the scenically-located facility, including implementing one of the Ellis Island staples ...
Las Vegas police Capt. Robert Plummer speaks during a news conference on the arrest of Anthony Wrobel, Thursday, April 19, 2018, in Las Vegas. Wrobel, a suspect in the fatal shooting of a casino executive and the wounding of another, was arrested Thursday in Texas.
Suspect in casino picnic shooting fled in car he planted 3 days earlier, arrested at Texas rest stop
April 19, 2018
Authorities in the Texas Panhandle this morning arrested a "disgruntled" dealer suspected of shooting two Strip hotel-casino executives. Anthony Wrobel, 42, was taken into custody without further incident in ...
Customers shop during the grand opening of Ikea on Wednesday, May 18, 2016, in Las Vegas.
Robot cures human headache: Putting together Ikea furniture
April 19, 2018
Their robot was made of custom software, a three-dimensional camera, two robotic arms, grippers and force detectors. The team chose only off-the-shelf tools, in order to mirror ...
Fans come out for a good luck send-off for the Vegas Golden Knights at City National Arena as they head to Los Angeles for games three and four of the series. Saturday, April 14, 2018.
Station Casinos offering club members a free sports book wager on Golden Knights
April 18, 2018
The Golden Knights finished their sweep of the Kings on Tuesday in the first round of the playoffs. They are listed at 4-to-1 ...
A view of the Encore and Wynn resorts on the Las Vegas Strip, Dec. 26, 2017.
Wynn Resorts expands board of directors, adds 3 women
April 18, 2018
Wynn Resorts expanded its board of directors Wednesday to 11 members, with the appointment of three women. The appointments bring the number of women on the ...
An exterior view of the Plaza casino in downtown Las Vegas, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013.
Fix the TV in my Las Vegas hotel room? There's an app for that
April 18, 2018
When a guest at the Plaza in downtown has a request for maintenance, say for example to fix a television in their room, the hotel’s response is now quicker because of technology the ...
This February photo shows a house for sale in the Las Vegas Valley.
Road to homeownership gets rockier this spring as rates rise
April 18, 2018
In metro areas such as Denver, buyers are rushing to close a deal before mortgage rates get too high. In Dallas, some are embracing longer commutes to find homes they can afford. And in places such as Los Angeles, where the ...
In this Saturday, July 1, 2017, file photo, people line up at the NuLeaf marijuana dispensary in Las Vegas.
Las Vegas dispensaries expecting big crowds for 420 marijuana celebration
April 17, 2018
Long lines are expected at Las Vegas marijuana dispensaries on Friday, the first 420 marijuana holiday in Nevada since recreational sales became legal. Roy Bingham, CEO of the ...
This Oct. 21, 2016, file photo shows a slice of pepperoni pizza on a Domino's Pizza box in Derry, N.H.
Domino’s now delivering to Las Vegas welcome sign, other ‘hotspots’
April 17, 2018
Domino's, which has been bringing pizzas to doorsteps for more than half a century, will now deliver to the great outdoors. The pizza chain said Monday that its drivers can meet customers at U.S. beaches, parks and ...
This Jan. 31, 2018, photo shows part of the casino floor at the Tropicana in Atlantic City N.J. On Monday April 16, Carl Icahn sold the real estate assets of Tropicana Entertainment to Gaming and Leisure Properties, and its casino operations to Eldorado Resorts in a $1.85 billion deal. Tropicana's casino in Aruba is not part of the deal.
Icahn's company strikes approximately $1.85B Tropicana deal
April 16, 2018
Carl Icahn's company has struck an approximately $1.85 billion deal that would fuse the gaming and hotel operations of Tropicana Entertainment to ...
Zillow is getting into the home-flipping business
April 16, 2018
Most people simply list their home and wait for the best offer. But Zillow is hoping people who don’t want to go through the ...
MedMen co-founder Andrew Modlin, left, cuts the ribbon on a new marijuana cultivation facility near Reno on Wednesday, April 11, 2018.
New cultivation facility near Reno to ship marijuana to Las Vegas
April 16, 2018
A massive, 45,000-square-foot marijuana cultivation and production facility in Northern Nevada plans to supply most of its weed products in ...
The Notes: April 16, 2018
April 16, 2018
In the Notes: Kelly Shibari, Rusty McAllister, 411 Locals, UNLV, Heidi Glassman, Denis Bacon, the Gaming Standards Association and more ...