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MSG Sphere construction progresses near Las Vegas Strip

The Madison Square Garden Co. is a world leader in live sports and entertainment experiences.

Last year, crews broke ground on MSG Sphere at The Venetian and today they showed the progress made on the sphere, which will be about 9 stories tall and enclose 875 thousand square feet. It will have a capacity of about 20,000 people.

The Sphere is being built on 18 acres on Sands Avenue between Manhattan Street and Koval Lane... Read More

Police need public’s help locating boy who was possibly abandoned

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Metro Police are looking for a child who may have been abandoned by his parents. According to police, on Tuesday around 11:30 a.m., a young boy approximately 8 years old, went into a store located at Town Center and Twain and told an employee that he had been abandoned.

However, once the child saw one of the employees calling the police, he left the store. He has not been seen since, so police are looking for him.

According to Metro, he told officers his name was Silas, and he was last seen wearing a grey short sleeve shirt, dark-colored shorts, and a camo backpack.

If you know the identity of the child, call Metro Police by dialing 3-1-1. Refer to the event number 190700113105... Read More

B.B. King’s ‘Lucille’ guitar going up for auction

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Her name was “Lucille,” and in B.B. King’s hands she gave voice to the “King of the Blues.”

Julien’s Auctions announced Tuesday that King’s black Gibson ES-345 prototype guitar is among the items from his estate that will go up for bid on Sept. 21.

Julien’s says Gibson gave King the instrument for his 80th birthday. The headstock has “B.B. King 80” and a crown inlaid with mother-of-pearl. The guitar is estimated to be worth $80,000 to $100,000.

The 15-time Grammy winner was 89 when he died in 2015 at his home in Las Vegas... Read More

Legal marijuana, banking rules combine to create dangers for cash-rich businesses

WASHINGTON (KLAS) — Bankers and cannabis industry experts were on the hill today, asking senators to pass a bill that would allow marijuana businesses to access traditional financial services.

“It’s difficult, and frankly, it’s dangerous,” said John Lord, who owns a marijuana company in Colorado that brings in $100 million a year. But he can’t use a checking account. “I had no choice but to walk into the IRS office in Denver with more than $3 million in cash in order to pay federal taxes.”

Lord is just one of the thousands of businesses caught between states that allow marijuana sales and federal regulations that won’t allow banks to work with them.

“The federal government has failed to respond,” said Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo. “It has closed its eyes and plugged its ears and pretended and hoped that the issue will just go away. But it won’t.”... Read More

Trial date reset for ammo maker trial in Vegas shooting case

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Trial is being postponed for an Arizona man accused of illegally manufacturing bullets sold to the gunman who staged the Las Vegas Strip shooting in 2017.

U.S. District Judge James Mahan reset Douglas Haig’s trial for Dec. 9 after both sides sought more time to prepare.

Trial had been scheduled Aug. 12 in Las Vegas, although Haig’s lawyers have asked to move the proceedings to Reno or pick a jury from throughout the state.

They argue that jurors can’t fairly hear the case in Las Vegas, where 58 people died in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

Haig isn’t accused of the shooting.

He is accused of illegally making tracer and armor-piercing bullets found in the hotel room where the Las Vegas gunman killed himself before police arrived... Read More

Fields of colorful LED lights glow in the name of art

Fields of flowers have never looked like this before. An amazing art project called “Field of Lights at Sensorio” is made up of nearly 60,000 LED lights spread across acres and acres of California countryside. It’s now open to the public and Jamie Yuccas of CBS gives us a glimpse of this magical display on Good Day... Read More

Northern Nevada job growth surges as cuts slow Las Vegas market

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Job growth surged in Reno in June, pushing the state to 45,000 new jobs added over the past year, according to the state employment division.

Year-over-year job growth was 3.3 percent for the state, compared to the national average of 1.5 percent growth.

Nevada had the fastest job growth in the nation for the ninth consecutive month.

In the Las Vegas valley, a loss of 3,200 jobs offset growth in Northern Nevada, but jobs in the valley still grew by 1.8 percent since June 2018, adding 18,800 jobs.

Among the biggest cuts, MGM laid off 557 people near the end of May. Those cuts came on top of earlier cuts for a loss of about 1,000 positions for Nevada’s largest employer... Read More