August 28, 2008 |
LAS VEGAS -- Rap music mogul Marion "Suge" Knight was jailed Wednesday on assault and drug charges after he was accused of beating his girlfriend while brandishing a knife, police said. Knight, 43, the founder of bankrupt Death Row Records in Los Angeles, was arrested about 6:40 a.m. on a busy street near the Las Vegas Strip. Police responding to a domestic violence call found Knight standing over his longtime girlfriend with the knife in his hand. "He did not stab her," said Officer Jacinto Rivera, a department spokesman.
April 29, 1985 |
A 57-year-old Dodge City, Kan., man was in stable condition today after being struck by a tour bus carrying 34 visitors from Los Angeles as he tried to cross the busy Las Vegas Strip.
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.
July 15, 2008 |
Casino mogul Steve Wynn says hiring will begin Sunday for 5,300 positions at his new Encore resort on the Las Vegas Strip. Company executives said hiring would be handled online. Encore, with 2,034 rooms, is scheduled to open by the end of the year.
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.