Las Vegas morning update for Wednesday, August 23rd — VIDEO

Here are your Wednesday morning headlines:

1. Two men were acquitted of all charges in the Bunkerville standoff case yesterday, avoiding decades in federal prison. Ricky Lovelien and Steven Stewart were acquitted of all 10 counts they faced, while jurors reached a split decision for 2 others. Jurors deliberated for a little more than three days before reaching the decision.

2. Ever wondered why you can’t play the Powerball in Nevada? The answer is simple: the gaming industry in Nevada doesn’t want the competition. A prohibition on the state lottery was placed in Nevada’s constitution at statehood in 1864. So, if you’re looking to cash in on the $700 million up for grabs with the Powerball, you’ll have to continue driving to California.

3. Good news burger fans. In-N-Out and Shake Shack have both announced additional locations in the Las Vegas Valley. In-N-Out will open a location on Sahara and Hualapai, and Flamingo and Sandhill. Shake Shack will be opening its fifth location in Southern Nevada at Las Vegas Premium Outlets North near downtown. Both franchises are expected to open their new locations next year.

Contact Rochelle Richards at or 702-224-5505. Follow @MediaStark24 on Twitter.

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