Clark County added 2nd most new residents in 2017. Clark County added more new residents last year than almost any other county in the nation, Nevada’s most populous county grew by 47,355 residents in 2017. The Census Bureau pegged Clark County’s population at 2,204,079 as of July 1, up 2.2 percent from the July 1, 2016 estimate of 2,156,724.
Reno businessman plans $100M investment to revitalize SLS. Alex Meruelo will invest to revitalize the SLS Las Vegas after the Nevada Gaming Commission approved his acquisition. Meruelo told the commission Thursday that he would be able to make the property profitable by investing in the upgrades and redesign. “The capital investment is something that will make a dramatic impact. Things are already turning around, and I am very optimistic,” he said.
Friday’s Headlines: Steve Wynn sells all his shares of Wynn Resorts, Reno businessman plans $100 million investment in SLS, and Clark County Schools Trustee Kevin Child vows to sue
During the month of February, two victims have been identified by LVMPD Financial
Crimes detectives as being victims of a lottery ticket scam. These victims
were approached by a suspect who claimed to have a winning lottery ticket and needed
legal assistance to cash it.
Spring Valley Area Command Patrol Detectives are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a male who has been responsible for approximately eight burglaries in the area of Oakey Boulevard and Rancho Drive since January 2018. During these incidents, the suspect makes entry through a rear window or a sliding patio backdoor. The suspect is described as a black male between 20 and 30 years of age, slender with an athletic build. A vehicle of interest in these incidents is described as a white Nissan Pathfinder with a red and white bumper sticker.
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Chumlee of ‘Pawn Stars’ pursues weight loss through surgery. The 35-year-old cable sensation decided to have gastric-bypass surgery Feb. 15. In early 2014, Chumlee’s friend and fellow “Pawn Star” Corey Harrison underwent lap-band surgery and dropped nearly 200 pounds. In his own weight-loss campaign, Chumlee says he plans to hang a poster of Portuguese soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo, for post-surgery fitness motivation. “I want abs like that!” Chumlee says. “And I want a Brazilian butt-lift.”
Get ready, NASCAR fans, the Hauler Parade is returning to the Las Vegas Strip. The Hauler Parade, which will feature about 40 brightly colored 18-wheeler trucks, is back for this year’s NASCAR weekend. Beginning at 6 p.m. March 1, the haulers will make their way up Las Vegas Boulevard from the south end of the Strip to Sahara Boulevard then proceed to Interstate 15 to head to the speedway. NASCAR Weekend officially kicks off March 2 with the Stratosphere Qualifying and the Stratosphere 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck series.
Green metal bins have popped up at the nation’s eighth-busiest airport, creating a safe space for airline passengers to dispose of marijuana. Even though recreational marijuana is legal in Nevada, the drug is banned inside Clark County’s network of airports and security checkpoints. “Marijuana is not allowable anywhere inside the buildings, be it pre- or post-security,” airport spokeswoman Christine Crews said. About 20 so-called “amnesty boxes” were installed over the past week outside high-traffic areas of McCarran, Henderson Executive and North Las Vegas airports.
Las Vegas police and animal control captured a bull Wednesday morning after it roamed through central Las Vegas for several hours.