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Las Vegas morning update for Thursday, October 19th — VIDEO

Here are your Thursday morning headlines:

1. Producers of “The Ellen Degeneres Show” are keeping quiet on how they landed the interview with Mandalay Bay security guard Jesus Campos. Campos detailed his experiences on the October 1 shooting on the talk show Wednesday after avoiding five TV interviews last week. The director of publicity for the show said they would not provide additional information on the interview other than what appeared on the show.

2. Las Vegas city officials are considering walking back on a proposed ban of the retail sale of animals. Council members fear they may have alienated two pet stores, Pet Boutique and Petland, that acquire animals from registered breeders. The ordinance is set to take effect in January if council members don’t repeal the ordinance.

3. Ex-NBA player Jackie Robinson was given the go-ahead Wednesday for an expanded sports arena and hotel project on the north Strip. The $2.7 billion project would boast a 22,000 seat arena, two hotel towers, a conference center, bowling alley and wedding chapel for a 27-acre site between Fontainebleau and the SLS Las Vegas. Robinson said he hopes to finish the project by spring 2020.

Contact Elaine Wilson at ewilson@reviewjournal.com. Follow @WilsonElaineM on Twitter.

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