Mannequins hanging from nooses on two Las Vegas billboards Wednesday were part of an apparent publicity stunt that led to dozens of calls from drivers on their morning commute, the Nevada Highway Patrol said.
A Las Vegas judge whose 29-year-old son was arrested in the December robbery of Las Vegas' Bellagio casino said he is "devastated and heartbroken" but that "people who break the law need to be held accountable."
Police say they're trying to find a helmet-wearing gunman who robbed one of Las Vegas' most recognizable casinos of $1.5 million in casino chips Tuesday morning -- and may also have robbed a different casino last week.
More than 37 million people visit Las Vegas each year for its glitz, glamour and lure of hitting a jackpot. Yet few tourists ever see the dingy world beneath the bright lights: tunnel dwellings that have become home to those down on their luck.
As I write this, I'm in a hotel room on the Vegas Strip, looking out my window at the construction site of what will be the largest green hotel in the world, set within MGM Mirage's $7.4 billion City Center.
Gamblers lost $959.8 million at Nevada casinos in June, almost 6 percent more than in the same month a year earlier, helping the state notch record winnings for the fiscal year, Nevada's Gaming Control Board said Friday.
Sharon Greenwald, loving wife and mother, had reached her breaking point. She was fed up with shuttling kids around, the cold weather, the clutter of the business that she runs from home, the suffocating sameness of the suburbs.