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  • Las Vegas entertainment legend Steve Rossi dies of cancer at 82 (Allen & Rossi)

    06/23/2014 9:11:26 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 4 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | June 22, 2014 | John Katsilometes
    Steve Rossi was never at the end of his story. He always had one more tale to tell, another tantalizing anecdote, more delicious detail to unveil about his time as a member of the legendary comedy team Allen & Rossi. “There are things I’ve never told anyone about when we were on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ with The Beatles that nobody has heard,” Rossi would say in the later months of his life, as if bracing for a big finish. “We experienced so much. We’ll get together soon and talk about it.” An entertainer with deceptive range and a magnetic...
  • Change in Las Vegas Shooting Story Prompts Alternate Theory

    06/14/2014 12:33:58 PM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 13 June, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Joseph Wilcox, armed citizen who died attempting to stop a mass shooting Mass shooting situations trigger a tsunami of public emotion, so there are enormous incentives for politically correct reporters to "interpret" them in certain ways for political purposes.  They are often complex events that take time and careful investigation to unravel.   In the recent shooting in Las Vegas, two police officers and a concealed carry permit holder were killed by the two attackers, who also died. The last three deaths occurred in a Wal-Mart, which, I am told, has some of the most complete surveillance camera systems of...
  • Lib Lawyer Papantonio: GOP Rhetoric Was 'Place of Origin' for Murder of Las Vegas Cops

    06/14/2014 6:30:35 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 6/13/2014 | Jack Coleman
    He brands himself, ever so immodestly, as "America's Lawyer" -- though conservative Americans would be well advised to seek legal counsel elsewhere. More accurately, he is "Liberal Americans' Unhinged Barrister." Papantonio, who co-hosts the "Ring of Fire" radio show with Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Sam Seder, gave a textbook example of why he such rebranding is necessary when he was more over the top than usual while a guest on "The Ed Show" earlier this week.
  • Police Release Video of Las Vegas Shooters, New Details on Final Moments

    06/12/2014 12:02:12 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 7 replies
    Las Vegas police have just released chilling video that shows shooters Jerad and Amanda Miller inside a Walmart just before their deaths. Trace Gallagher reported this afternoon that the new footage tells a different story than the onepolice told on Monday. Gallagher noted that Las Vegas Assistant Sheriff Kevin McMahill initially said Amanda Miller shot her husband, Jerad Miller, before taking her own life in what was believed to be a suicide pact. Now, police say it was an officer's bullet that killed Jerad Miller. Before the video ends, a police officer is heard saying that 22-year-old Amanda is about...
  • Vegas rampage underscores the rise of violent radicals; cop killings up 53%

    06/10/2014 2:18:15 PM PDT · by BBell · 42 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 6/9/14 | Kelly Riddell
    Sunday’s slaying of two Las Vegas policemen raises to 23 the number of law enforcement officers killed by gunfire this year, a 53 percent increase over the tally at this time last year, which is spurring concern about the influence of radical groups. After shooting the policemen at point-blank range, the husband and wife killers took the officers’ weapons and reportedly covered them with a Revolutionary War-era Gadsden flag, which depicts a coiled snake and the words “Don’t Tread on Me.” The officers’ killers — Jerad Miller and his wife, Amanda — had been at Cliven Bundy’s ranch during his...
  • Militia kicked Las Vegas shooters off ranch

    06/10/2014 8:29:18 AM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 16 replies
    This was in our morning fishwrap, print edition.However, since Ass. Press is the author, I think we are allowed to publish a link only.
  • Trailer Talk: Eco-Terrorism 'Night Moves' Downplays Own Subject Matter

    06/10/2014 7:37:16 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 1 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/31/2014 | Christian Toto
    Trailer Talk: Eco-Terrorism 'Night Moves' Downplays Own Subject Matter by Christian Toto 31 Mar 2014 Both The Company You Keep and The East, films which portrayed eco-terrorists in a favorable light, tanked at the box office. So is it any wonder the trailer for the new film Night Moves downplays the eco-nature of its protagonists? The thriller casts Dakota Fanning, Jesse Eisenberg and Peter Scarsgaard as three environmental radicals who decide to take action against their corporate targets. Trailers are famous for giving away too much of their stories. In the case of Night Moves, the trailer only touches on...
  • Las Vegas Shooters Bragged About Taking Part In Bundy Standoff

    06/09/2014 11:13:49 AM PDT · by LonelyCon · 75 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 06/09/14 | Catherine Thompson
    Neighbors of the couple who ambushed two police officers Sunday in Las Vegas told local newspapers the pair had bragged about spending time at Cliven Bundy’s ranch during the standoff with the federal government earlier this year. The two suspects, whose names have not yet been released, fatally shot two police officers who were having lunch at a CiCi’s Pizza restaurant before killing a third person at a nearby Wal-Mart. The female suspect then shot the male suspect and then herself in an apparent suicide pact. Neighbors in an apartment complex where the two suspects lived said they “had a...
  • Las Vegas Police Shooters ID’d: Married, Meth-Using Neo-Nazi Socialists

    06/09/2014 6:54:30 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 66 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 6-9-2014 | Jim Hoft
    The Las Vegas police shooters were identified as two Neo-Nazi socialists. Neighbors said “Jared” and “Amanda” had talked about killing police officers then going underground until the time was right to come out and kill some more. They were also meth-heads. The conspiracy nuts were drug addicts. The Las Vegas Review Journal reported: The shooters were a married couple thought to be in their late 20s who were new to the Las Vegas Valley, according to a law enforcement official close to the investigation. Police are looking into their links to the white supremacy movement and found swastika symbols during...
  • Two Metro officers killed. 3 others dead in "suicide' pact (Las Vegas)

    06/08/2014 1:59:35 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 63 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | 6-8-2014 | LV Sun
    A Metro source has confirmed that two police officers died today, victims of a shooting in the northeast part of the valley. The source said one officer was shot and killed about 11:30 a.m. at Cici's Pizza at 309 N. Nellis Ave. The other officer was shot there and died while in surgery at UMC. At a 1:30 p.m. news conference Metro said one person was killed inside Walmart and two suspects were killed in the back of the store. The two suspects told other shoppers that they were part of a revolution and wanted a shootout with Metro. However,...
  • What Happened in Vegas? California Pastor faces Murder Charge After Bar Scuffle

    06/06/2014 9:14:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 06, 2014 | Cristina Corbin
    A California pastor is being extradited to Nevada on a murder charge in the death of a man outside a Las Vegas sports bar -- despite claims by witnesses that the father of two was acting in self-defense. Robert Cox, of Manteca, Calif., claims he did not throw a punch at Link Ellingson, knocking him to the ground and causing a mortal head injury. But prosecutors claim Cox changed his story, first telling officers he punched Ellingson after the man threatened him outside Four Kegs bar, and then later claiming in a written statement that he grabbed Ellingson by the...
  • Aspiring Rapper [Marine] Fatally Shot in Las Vegas Suite

    05/17/2014 7:42:01 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 36 replies
    ABC ^ | May 17, 2014
    Police were searching for leads Saturday in the shooting death of an aspiring rapper in a posh suite at a Las Vegas resort. Police say Evan Plunkett, who performed under the name "Hollywood Will," was shot in the chest after a fight erupted between him and three other men during a party in the Palms Casino Resort's Fantasy Tower. Others involved in the Thursday night fight fled the suite before police arrived, and no arrests have been made, investigators said. About 40 to 50 people attended the party. A music video was being filmed in the suite when an argument...
  • GOP mission: Name 3,000 things after Reagan (Mount Reagan, Grover Norquist)

    05/14/2014 8:05:39 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 30 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | May 13, 2014 | Carolyn Lochhead
    Conservative activist Grover Norquist wants to name 3,000 things after Ronald Reagan. His next target is a small mountain in Democratic Sen. Harry Reid's home state. The would-be Mount Reagan, at 3,366 feet, is not nearly the highest peak in Nevada. But it does overlook Las Vegas and, as such, would remind all who visit and live there of the former two-term California governor who went on to become president and lodestar of the Republican Party.
  • The Democrats are running a Hispanic, Former Gang Member, Car Thief and Baby Killer

    05/07/2014 11:31:05 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 15 replies
    The Free Patriot ^ | May 7 2014 | Tim Walker
    Complete Title: The Democrats are running a Hispanic, Former Gang Member, Car Thief and Baby Killer and “They Love Her” Lucy Flores is the new shining light for the Democratic Party in Nevada State. Can this former gang member be the new face of the Dems in a state to go totally Republican due to Harry Reid’s dubious ways? Flores is from the seedy streets of Las Vegas in a predominately Hispanic neighborhood that shadows the infamous Las Vegas Strip. She had dropped out of high school by the age of 17, been arrested for driving a stolen car on...
  • George Clooney had a drunken ‘hissy fit’ at Las Vegas casino, Steve Wynn says, after claims ...

    04/25/2014 5:56:37 PM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 44 replies
    National Post [Canada] / The Telegraph ^ | April 24, 2014 | Nick Allen
    ... In a statement Clooney said: “There were nine people at that table so you can ask them. Steve likes to go on rants He called the president an a—–e. That is a fact. I said the president was my longtime friend and then he said, ‘Your friend is an a—–e’. At that point I told Steve that HE was an a—e and I wasn’t going to sit at his table while he was being such a jackass. And I walked out. There were obviously quite a few more adjectives and adverbs used by both of us. It had nothing...
  • RESIGNED. The fast fall of a Washington career

    04/25/2014 9:45:59 AM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 53 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 25, 2014 | Lillian Cunningham
    When Martha Johnson thinks back to that Monday in April 2012 when she resigned as head of the General Services Administration, she remembers a day as still as the hands on a broken clock. She had spent the weekend practicing her resignation speech in front of the mirror. She repeated it over and over until her face had memorized how to form the words without twitching. Until her voice could say it without warbling. Until her eyes could stop all that blinking. Finally it was time. She walked into the 2 p.m. senior staff meeting at the GSA, gave her...
  • Secret Court Cases in Harry Reid's Backyard

    04/20/2014 4:04:07 PM PDT · by B4Ranch · 38 replies
    http://www.dailypaul.com/316806/secret-court-cases-in-harry-reids-backyard ^ | 04/14/2014 | http://www.dailypaul.com/316806/secret-court-cases-in-harry-reids-backyard
    Seems that in a few places around the country, including Las Vegas, there are SECRET COURT CASES going on.Some of the people involved are Jared Shafer (possibly tied to Harry Reid), Harry Reid, Sheldon Adelman, and the Roman Catholic Bishop of Las Vegas, among others.From the Las Vegas Review Journal -- As if written with invisible ink, dozens of lawsuits filed in Southern Nevada courts virtually have disappeared after judges decided they should be hidden from the public. Along with the dispute described in each lawsuit, also kept secret are the outcomes of each lawsuit, the name of the judge...
  • Yes, Its Safe for Conservative GOP Christians to Come to Vegas

    04/17/2014 2:11:24 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 17, 2014 | Heidi Harris
    I heard a rumor that some sensitive folks on the religious right are concerned about the possibility of the GOP 2016 convention being held in my beloved hometown, that den of iniquity known as Las Vegas. I have to admit, I’m puzzled. Sure, there’s sin in Vegas, but last time I checked, there was sin in Dallas, Cleveland and even (gasp) River City. Believe it or not, there are hundreds of churches and hundreds of thousands of Christians in Vegas. We can and DO live the same lives people live anywhere. We work, go to school and church, take...
  • Nevada GOP drops platforms against abortions, gay marriage, endorses Sandoval

    04/15/2014 7:21:46 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 37 replies
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | 04-12-2014 | Laura Myers
    Amid raucous debate, Nevada Republican Party conventioneers on Saturday stripped opposition to gay marriage and abortion from the party platform and endorsed Gov. Brian Sandoval for governor in the June 10 primary despite misgivings by conservatives, his criticism of the process and his absence from the meeting. The convention also backed Sue Lowden for lieutenant governor over state Sen. Mark Hutchison, R-Las Vegas, who was endorsed by Sandoval and who also spurned the party’s move to endorse candidates before the primary. A nominating committee proposed more than three dozen pre-primary endorsements, although the panel decided against recommending anybody in the...
  • Hillary to keynote Vegas [Sept] clean energy summit [Reid and CAP = John Podesta, sponsors]

    04/12/2014 12:37:51 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 9, 2014 | Laura Barron-Lopez
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will deliver the keynote address at a clean energy summit in Las Vegas this September. The National Clean Energy Summit, co-sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and liberal think tank Center for American Progress, will be held on Sept. 4 at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino. "I am delighted to welcome Secretary Clinton to Nevada for our seventh National Clean Energy Summit on Sept. 4 in Las Vegas,” Reid said on a call with reporters Friday. Reid touted Clinton's commitment to fighting climate change and boosting the nation's renewable energy resources....
  • Competition for thee, but not for me

    04/09/2014 3:51:06 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 5 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | Ann Coulter
    Between having Republican presidential candidates fly to Las Vegas to kiss his ring, billionaire Sheldon Adelson has managed to fit in time to talk Sen. Lindsey Graham into sponsoring a bill banning Internet gambling. As you may know, Sheldon Adelson is a CASINO OWNER. Internet gambling would compete with his casino business.
  • Woman 'throws a shoe at Hillary' during speech at Las Vegas casino

    04/11/2014 9:15:38 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 40 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 04/10/2014 | James Nye
    A woman was taken into custody after throwing what she described as a shoe at Hillary Clinton during a Las Vegas speech. The incident happened moments after Clinton took the stage Thursday at an Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries meeting at the Mandalay Bay hotel-casino. Clinton ducked but did not appear to be hit by the object, and then joked about the incident.
  • ‘Expect To See A Band Of Soldiers’: Militia Members Arrive At Nevada Ranch

    04/10/2014 10:35:30 AM PDT · by bimboeruption · 393 replies
    CBS Las Vegas ^ | 4-10-2014 | Unknown to me
    The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that two militia members from Montana and one from Utah have arrived at Cliven Bundy’s ranch. “We need to be the barrier between the oppressed and the tyrants,” Ryan Payne of the West Mountain Rangers told the Review-Journal. “Expect to see a band of soldiers.” Payne said that militias from New Hampshire, Texas and Florida are likely to join and stand with Bundy and stay at his ranch. “They all tell me they are in the process of mobilizing as we speak,” Payne told the Review-Journal, adding that hundreds of militia members are expected. The...
  • "Wake up America," says family involved in BLM cattle dispute

    04/09/2014 12:29:39 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 34 replies
    KSL.com ^ | April 9, 2014 | Faith Heaton Jolley
    CLARK COUNTY, Nevada — A man has been released after being arrested Sunday during an ongoing dispute over grazing rights between the Bureau of Land Management and a family in southern Nevada, and the family is calling for action. A federal judge in Las Vegas first ordered Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy to remove his trespassing cattle in 1998, according to reports from the Associated Press. Similar orders were issued in July 2013, and again in October.
  • Copa Girls Kick Off four-Part Sands Salute

    04/06/2014 12:08:31 AM PDT · by nickcarraway
    Las Vegas Review-Journal | April 5, 2014 | Carol Cling
    Copa Girls Kick Off four-Part Sands Salute
  • AP Ignores Why Vegas Culinary Workers Have Authorized Strike: Obamacare

    03/31/2014 4:27:41 AM PDT · by rktman · 7 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 3/30/2014 | Tom Blumer
    The headline and first paragraph at an Associated Press item on a union strike authorization vote in Las Vegas are both far more vague than they could or should be. Though the rest of Ken Ritter's coverage at least identifies the union involved, it completely fails to get to the heart of the matter, which is that Obamacare is causing huge increases in their employers' cost of providing health care coverage.
  • Major G.O.P. Donor Tests His Influence in Push to Ban Online Gambling[Sheldon Adelson]

    03/27/2014 12:25:01 PM PDT · by Theoria · 4 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 27 Mar 2014 | NICHOLAS CONFESSORE and ERIC LIPTON
    A push by the casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson to outlaw online gambling has ignited a bitter civil war in the gambling industry, dividing one of Washington’s most powerful interest groups and posing a major test of the Republican megadonor’s political clout. Mr. Adelson’s effort officially kicked off on Wednesday, when lawmakers, including a senator, Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, who has accepted tens of thousands of dollars from the businessman and his family, introduced legislation originally drafted with Mr. Adelson’s lobbyist. The bill would close a three-year-old loophole in federal law, banning online gambling — a growing industry that Mr....
  • Jeb Bush is thinking about running for president. Here’s who he talks to about it.

    03/25/2014 11:17:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    The Washington Post's The Fix ^ | March 25, 2014 | Chris Cillizza
    Jeb Bush is thinking about running for president in 2016. Like, really thinking about it. He's the headliner at an event hosted by mega donor Sheldon Adelson in Las Vegas on Thursday. He was actively involved in Rep. David Jolly's special election victory in Florida earlier this month. And he is breaking with his party's orthodoxy on Common Core. So, as Jeb mulls a bid whose advice does he seek? Who does he trust to give him an unvarnished view of what the race might look like? Well, everyone even close to Jeb insists that he largely keeps his own...
  • Union Report Criticizes ObamaCare

    03/10/2014 5:02:18 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 4 replies
    The New American ^ | 10 March 2014 | Raven Clabough
    Union Report Criticizes ObamaCare 10 March 2014 Though labor unions have been some of President Obama's biggest advocates, a recent report from a major union reveals trouble in paradise. According to the report, Obama's prized healthcare law will further worsen income inequality. The report makes sure to defend the overall intent of ObamaCare, but cannot ignore the fact that it will increase the wealth for insurance companies while simultaneously hurting workers. "The promise of Obamacare was the right one and the hope for extending healthcare coverage to the un- and under-insured a step in the right direction. Yet the...
  • Police report: Fight didn’t ruin Las Vegas wedding reception; gunshots did

    02/18/2014 7:22:13 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 3 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | February 18, 2014 | Brian Nordli
    It was, Peter Andrade told his girlfriend, “somebody’s special day, and I don’t want to ruin it by fighting here.” A Metro Police arrest report released today indicates Andrade made good on the promise not to fight at the wedding reception Saturday night in Las Vegas. Instead, however, police say Andrade shot five people during postnuptial celebration before he was arrested. Police arrested Andrade, 24, on four counts of attempted murder with a deadly weapon. He also faces one count each of battery with a deadly weapon resulting in substantial bodily harm, discharging a firearm within an occupied structure, carrying...
  • Darren Sharper connected to total of seven rapes in four states

    02/15/2014 7:45:54 AM PST · by FlJoePa · 29 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | 2-15-14 | N/A
    LOS ANGELES — Prosecutors charged former NFL safety Darren Sharper on Friday with raping and drugging two women in California and disclosed he is under investigation in connection with five more drug-related rapes in three other states. Sharper briefly appeared in Los Angeles Superior Court, where his arraignment was postponed until Feb. 20 at the request of his lawyers. They issued a statement saying he would be exonerated. Prosecutors then filed a motion to increase Sharper's bail to $10 million and outlined details of investigations involving him in Las Vegas, Tempe, Ariz., and New Orleans. Sharper has not been charged...
  • Vegas Gamblers Keep Vigil on Aging Slot Machine They Expect to Pay Off Millions

    02/07/2014 7:17:37 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 32 replies
    wsj ^ | 2-7-14 | Rob Copeland
    Email Print Save ↓ More 10 Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn smaller Larger By Rob Copeland connect Feb. 6, 2014 10:30 p.m. ET The hottest attraction in Las Vegas is an outdated three-reel slot machine that hasn't produced a jackpot in almost two decades. WSJ's Rob Copeland reports from the floor of the MGM Grand. LAS VEGAS—Forget Britney Spears and Cirque du Soleil. For many gamblers, the hottest attraction in Sin City is an outdated three-reel slot machine that hasn't produced a jackpot in nearly two decades. It is called the Lion's Share, and in this city with no shortage...
  • NSSF:Shot Show to Stay in Las Vegas Through 2018

    02/03/2014 3:56:17 PM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 4 February, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    The Shot Show staying in Las Vegas through 2018 works well for me.  If anyone who has an interest in guns can wrangle a ticket to the show, I recommend that they do.   The show is for industry only, but vendors and retailers often need help setting up displays or canvassing the show.  It is simply too big for a person to cover with any amount of rigor in four days.  From an NSSF email: SHOT Show® to Stay at Sands Expo through 2018 LAS VEGAS -- The National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®) followed up its recently concluded, record-setting...
  • TSA Harasses Police Chief – Placed On Admin Leave – Told To Disband Entire Police Department

    01/30/2014 10:30:19 PM PST · by logi_cal869 · 40 replies
    USA Prepares ^ | 1/29/2014 | Vincent Finelli
    (snip) The story unfolds: Traveling by commercial airlines from Albuquerque, NM to LasVegas,NV, (Police Chief) Harger was asked by TSA to show his credentials. Minutes later a man flashed a badge claiming to be a federal agent (agency unknown) also demanding to see Harger’s credentials. (snip) The following morning, Harger was informed by Sheriff Douglas C. Wood of Sandoval County, New Mexico, that Harger was to dismantle the Jamez Springs Police Department. (be sure to click through and read the whole thing)
  • What A 2nd Amendment Supporter Did To An ATF Booth Will Make You Laugh

    01/18/2014 7:19:15 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 33 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | January 17, 2014 | soopermexican
    When you’re the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, and you set up a booth at the largest gun show in the world, you’re gonna have to expect some shenanigans from the gun enthusiast attendees. One particularly clever 2nd Amendment supporter snuck up to the ATF booth and committed one of the more hilarious acts of political commentary we’ve seen in a long time: Pics at link >snip While we cannot condone vandalism, we salute the wit of the gun right advocate in his modest act of civil disobedience.
  • New York Times: This high-speed rail thing is kinda’ becoming a disaster for Jerry Brown

    01/07/2014 8:08:37 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/07/2014 | Erika Johnsen
    California’s ludicrously ambitious plan to build a high-speed railway connecting Los Angeles and San Francisco has been besieged with all kinds of problems from almost the moment of its official conception, but let that not restrain California Democrats from doubling down on what they seem to view as their iliadic quest to make high-speed rail happen. Back in August, a judge declared that the project had already violated the 2008 ballot initiative that first authorized the $10 billion in bonds for the 500-mile train, because the state didn’t actually having funding sources on the books for the $31 billion required...
  • Gambler antes up, gives $10K reward to Vegas cabbie who found his $300K

    12/27/2013 6:24:39 PM PST · by Innovative · 29 replies
    CNN ^ | Dec 27, 2013 | Michael Martinez and Carma Hassan, CNN
    A Las Vegas cabbie who returned $300,000 left in his car has received a $10,000 reward from the poker player who lost the cash. Before the gambler forgot his paper bag of cash in the cab's backseat, the poker player tipped the cabbie $5 on a $9.90 fare, Gamboa said. The brown paper bag, with wads of $100 bills inside, was discovered when Gamboa picked up his next fare.
  • Las Vegas cabbie turns in $300,000 left in back seat - report

    12/24/2013 10:17:24 PM PST · by Innovative · 27 replies
    Reuters ^ | Dec 24, 2013 | Reuters
    A Las Vegas taxi driver has been hailed for his honesty after ensuring that $300,000 in cash found left in his cab was returned to its rightful owner, the Las Vegas Sun reported on Tuesday. Gamboa picked up the cash-toting man early on Monday at The Cosmopolitan hotel and drove him to the Palms Place, where he received a $5 tip, he told the newspaper. At Gamboa's next stop, a hotel doorman at the Bellagio discovered the bag in the rear of the cab,.. moved it from the back seat to the front passenger seat... After peering inside the bag...
  • 59 test positive for TB after Las Vegas outbreak

    12/23/2013 3:06:18 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 23, 2013 6:02 PM EST | Hannah Dreier
    Las Vegas public health officials say dozens of people linked to a tuberculosis outbreak at a neonatal unit have tested positive for the disease. The Southern Nevada Health District reported on Monday that of the 977 people tested, 59 showed indications of the disease, though all but two of the cases are latent—meaning patients don’t show symptoms and aren’t contagious. Dr. Joe Iser, chief medical officer at the health district, said the report demonstrates the importance of catching tuberculosis early. …
  • The next Detroit? Atlantic City and Las Vegas facing catastrophic collapse

    12/22/2013 4:40:30 PM PST · by RKBA Democrat · 80 replies
    MyFox NY ^ | 12-22-13 | Israel Joffe
    With the closure of the recent Atlantic Club Casino Hotel, rumors of the bankrupt Revel being sold to Hard Rock, Las Vegas real estate prices remaining depressed, casinos opening up all around the country and online gambling legislation underway in various states, it seems as if the reasons for the very existence of Atlantic City and Las Vegas are in serious jeopardy. Beginning in the late 1940s, Las Vegas became known as the 'adult playground of the world.' Celebrities knew they made the big time when their names graced the billboards of ‘Sin City.’ Gamblers hoping to make money would...
  • VEGAS RULES: Harry Reid pushed feds to change ruling for casino’s big-money foreigners

    12/11/2013 6:12:23 AM PST · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 10, 2013 | John Solomon and David Sherfinski
    The Obama administration overruled career Homeland Security officials and expedited visa applications for about two dozen foreign investors for a politically connected Las Vegas casino hotel after repeated pressure from Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and his staff, according to internal government documents obtained by The Washington Times. The move to overturn what is normally a non-appealable visa decision came despite concerns about “suspicious financial activity” involving some of the visa applicants from Asia, and it ultimately benefited several companies whose executives have donated heavily in recent years to Democrats, the documents show. It also ensnared Mr. Obama’s current nominee...
  • Knockout Game Gone Wrong in Vegas as a Guy Trying to Hit a Girl Gets Hit Back Hard

    12/09/2013 8:29:34 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 85 replies
    American Live Wire ^ | December 8, 2013 | Sarah Rasheed
    A knockout game gone wrong in Vegas has caught the attention of many as a guy tries to knock down a girl and ends up getting beat up by her instead. A video that was uploaded to World Star Hip Hop shows one major failed attempt at the deadly game known as knockout. Knockout, a game that involves randomly knocking down unknowing pedestrians, has been on the rise amongst young adults and teens in the United States. In the video clip shown below, a man is seen running in a mall trying to strike down a woman. However, the man...
  • BREAKING NEWS: Black Friday Shopper Shot

    11/29/2013 8:01:48 AM PST · by traumer · 59 replies
    LAS VEGS -- Metro police are investigating a shooting that injured a Black Friday shopper. It happened around 9:45 p.m. Thursday. According to police, a man purchased a big-screen television from the Target near Flamingo Rd. and Maryland Pkwy. While he was walking to a nearby apartment complex, a suspect approached and fired a warning shot, causing the victim to drop the television. Officers tell 8 News NOW the suspect then took the television to a nearby waiting vehicle, where a second suspect was waiting. As the first suspect was loading the television into the vehicle, the victim approached and...
  • 4 CNN Liberals Walk into a Bar… and Defend Gun Rights?

    11/12/2013 5:43:47 PM PST · by rktman · 8 replies
    PJMedia ^ | 11/11/2013 | Paula Bolyard
    One of the more interesting shows on television is Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown on CNN. Sunday was the season finale, where host Bourdain traveled to Detroit to explore the food and culture. After the episode — “The Last Bite” — Bourdain gathered with friends in a Las Vegas bar to discuss the season, which included a segment filmed in New Mexico that featured “gun culture.” CNN host Don Lemon joined Bourdain, along with Roy Choi (author of L.A. Son) and actor Wendell Pierce. Bourdain, an avowed “New York lefty,” admitted that he likes guns and expressed his respect for American...
  • Union protesters on Strip call tourists ‘losers,’ ‘jerks’ (Las Vegas)

    10/12/2013 6:37:00 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 65 replies
    KVVU-TV, Fox 5, Las Vegas ^ | Oct 10, 2013 11:19 AM | Ashley Conroy
    Protesters shouted names at tourists, calling them “losers” and “jerks” as they walked inside the Cosmopolitan on Saturday, Oct. 5. The Culinary Union Local 226 put on the rally as part of the ongoing negotiations between the hotel and the union to sign a deal. The Alliance to Protect Nevada Jobs posted the video on YouTube and says they wanted to demonstrate that union protesters are compromising potential tourists from coming back to Las Vegas. “You don’t do that by calling tourists those names and berating them when they come here to spend their money in our city,” said Ron...
  • Boy who caught flight to Las Vegas previously stole car: report

    10/08/2013 6:09:38 PM PDT · by Libloather · 31 replies
    **SNIP** The boy rode to the airport Wednesday on the light rail system that runs from downtown, took a bag from a luggage carousel and went to an airport restaurant where he ate and then left the bag and an unpaid check, said Patrick Hogan, a spokesman from the Minneapolis-St. Paul airport. Hogan said the boy would not face charges on the incidents because of his age. According to Moore's email, the boy had a history of taking the light rail without his parents to a suburb near the airport, where he would blend in with a large family to...
  • How About Shutting down Las Vegas?

    10/01/2013 1:50:14 PM PDT · by dunblak · 17 replies
    Suggest we explore shutting down Las Vegas as a way to get Mr. Reid's attention...I have just cancelled a trip there and hope others will do so. Mr. Reid's constituents might be a little more active in pulling his chain if the hotels and casinos have to be boarded up.
  • Off-duty cop stops armed robbery at Starbucks

    09/27/2013 3:08:00 PM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    ktnv.com ^ | 24 September, 2013 | Molly Waldron
    Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- A quick-thinking patrol officer is credited with foiling a holdup at a Starbucks in Henderson on Tuesday. Police say Officer Michael Wolff was off duty when he stopped at a busy Starbucks at the Horizon College Plaza at about 11 a.m. When he approached the counter, he saw a gunman at the register pulling money out. Wolff was in plain clothes but wearing his badge and gun. He aimed his gun at the gunman, identfied himself as an officer and ordered the suspect to drop his weapon.
  • Most Luxurious Bunker Ever - The 1970s Cold War Era Home Built 26 Feet Underground (FOR SALE)

    09/08/2013 4:15:12 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 49 replies
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | 7 September 2013 | James Daniel
    Survive the apocalypse in style: Home that boasts a luxury bunker 26 feet underground with fake grass and simulated night and day • House constructed in 1970s underground with three bedrooms and a 'fake' outdoors • 'Outside' landscaping consists of trees, grass, rocks, a pool and even scenery with rolling hills and meadows in the distance • House for sale for $1.7 million after it fell into forclosure From the street, number 3970 Spencer St. near Flamingo Road looks like any other American home. It's what lies beneath that would pique your interest. During the Cold War, there was a...
  • Judge: ‘We don’t charge people with murder for accidents’

    09/06/2013 4:14:55 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 24 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | September 6, 2013 | Bethany Barnes
    A judge tossed all charges, including murder, against a Laotian woman accused of running over her boyfriend with her car last year after a tequila-infused fight. Sounilak Ouchlaeun, 34, was facing murder and felony driving under the influence charges for backing over Conrado Mendoza with her 2010 Toyota Venza on Nov. 19, 2012, in the driveway of the couple’s Spring Valley home.