September 7, 1989 |
A fire in a construction area at the Riviera Hotel and Casino forced the evacuation of guests from 2,000 rooms of the Las Vegas Strip resort late this morning. No injuries were reported. The fire blackened a section of the original hotel high-rise, a nine-story structure built in 1953.
June 1, 1988
Circus Circus Enterprises of Las Vegas said it will exercise its option to purchase 117 acres on the south end of the Las Vegas Strip for $43.25 million. It is the company's intention to develop a major hotel and casino complex on this site, with an opening date projected for mid-1990.
January 13, 2009 |
Harrah's Entertainment Inc. says it is delaying plans to open the 665 rooms at a sixth tower it has just built at Caesars Palace on the Las Vegas Strip until there is stronger demand for hotel rooms.
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October 16, 2013 |
A UC Berkeley law school graduate student was sentenced to six months at a prison boot camp Wednesday for beheading an exotic bird during a drunken chase at a Las Vegas Strip resort. Justin Alexander Teixeira, 25, will serve his sentence at a prison boot camp at High Desert State Prison in Indian Springs outside Las Vegas. Upon successful completion of the program and three to five years of probation, his felony charge could be reduced to a misdemeanor, the Associated Press reported.
February 2, 1989 |
Grace Hayes, legendary Las Vegas and Hollywood nightclub hostess of the 1940s and 1950s, died Wednesday at a convalescent home. She was 93. Forty years ago, Hayes operated the Las Vegas Strip's most chic nightclub, The Red Rooster. In its day, the nightclub catered to customers such as Howard Hughes, Benjamin (Bugsy) Siegel and a host of Hollywood movie stars. Before that, she owned and operated a movie stars' nightclub hangout called Grace Hayes' Lodge in the San Fernando Valley.
June 4, 2008 |
Construction workers building a massive casino complex on the Las Vegas Strip were expected to return to work after a one-day walkout over safety concerns at the site where six workers have died since 2006. The general contractor of MGM Mirage Inc.'s CityCenter project will arrange for worker safety training and allow union and business leaders full access to the site at all times, union officials said.
August 29, 2008 |
Marion "Suge" Knight has been released from a Las Vegas jail. The founder of bankrupt Death Row Records posted $19,000 bail Wednesday and promised to appear in Las Vegas Justice Court on Sept. 26 on felony assault and drug charges. Police arrested the hip-hop mogul on Wednesday morning after officers said they saw him beat his girlfriend while brandishing a knife in a parking lot near the Las Vegas Strip.