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Jeff Koons’ sculpture ‘Tulips’ returns to Wynn Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Wynn Las Vegas is welcoming back the sculpture of balloon flowers, “Tulips,” to its Plaza. The showpiece by artist, Jeff Koons, was previously displayed at the Wynn from 2013 to 2016, but for the last three years was taking residency at Wynn Palace in Cotai, China.

Wynn says the sculpture is a bouquet of stainless steel twisted balloon tulips that is plated in a vivid spectrum of color with a mirrored shine.

Wynn bought the art piece, made from more than three tons of metal, for $33,682,500 in November, 2012. “Tulips” is located inside Wynn Plaza. ... Read More

Las Vegas named fifth most haunted city in America by Yelp

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — For all you fans of everything spooky, Las Vegas is the place to be this Halloween. Yelp has released its list of the most haunted cities in America, and Las Vegas has landed at #5 on the list!

Between the Mob Museum, old casino tales and plenty of other scary stories from the city’s past, there are a lot of options to get your Halloween fix next week. We also have a list of “Halloween Happenings,” that you can find by clicking HERE.

The top-five “Most Haunted Cities in America” is as follows:... Read More

New apartment complex, ‘shareDOWNTOWN, is coming to downtown Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Plans for a new apartment complex that will be going up in downtown Las Vegas will be revealed next week. ‘shareDOWNTOWN’ will be built at Casino Center Drive and Colorado.

The apartment complex will house more than 60-one bedroom units on a total of three floors. ‘shareDowntown is the first of a series of apartments where people can work and live that are being planned in the downtown area.

“This area has a diverse group of restaurants and bars, and this will be the first larger project — the largest project in the area,” said Sam Cherry, the owner of Cherry Developments. “It will be a place where people who work in the bar, work in the restaurants, the hair salon, the galleries can actually live. They can walk to work. It will be — it will help move the needle significantly in the neighborhood.”... Read More

T-Mobile Arena offers behind-the-scenes guided tour to residents and tourists

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — T-Mobile Arena, also known as the Fortress to Vegas Golden Knights fans, is opening their doors to the public for a one-of-a-kind tour of the venue. Many Vegas locals and tourists have visited T-Mobile, but the tour gives guests access to never-before-seen areas of the venue.

Be sure to join us for an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of T-Mobile Arena ahead of the VGK game on Friday. See where your favorite players hang out before puck drop. Visit https://t.co/PLJauNjyP0 for more info. pic.twitter.com/2BYP55hReP... Read More

Horses euthanized after contagious virus breaks out

multiple horses have been euthanized — including one Wednesday — the state has
placed a mandatory quarantine at a Boulder City horse facility. It’s a
precaution as lab results confirmed Wednesday afternoon a couple horses tested
positive for a contagious virus.

“We just know there’s
been something going on that’s causing these horses to have, to be put down,”
said horse owner Sarina Rohrog.

Lab results confirm it’s the
equine herpes virus type 1. It’s a very transferrable disease between horses or
even humans and horses. Rohrog and others have been monitoring the signs of the
disease such as fever, cough, or runny nose, but how it came here remains

“I have to equate some
of this stuff to when you look at your children going to school and somebody
gets sick in the classroom and some of the kids get sick and some of them don’t.
So, it’s kind of the same thing,” Rohrog said.      ... Read More

Mayor Pete Buttigieg tours dispensary in Las Vegas

(KLAS) —
We’re just a little more than a year away from the 2020
presidential election and the democratic candidates are continuing to stump
here in the Silver State. South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg was at a
couple of different events Wednesday, one of which was a tour of Top Notch Dispensary
in Las Vegas.

“It almost reminds you
of an Apple Store,” Buttigieg said of the store.

He is calling for the
legalization of marijuana nationwide to avoid a patchwork of different state
laws, which he says could pose a problem for legitimate businesses, like Top Notch.
He’s thrilled the industry has created thousands of jobs, but also wants to
encourage more diversity in ownership. While he still has some concerns about
consolidation, he points to Nevada as a model for the whole country... Read More

Addiction fuels drug violence, Mexican officials say

JUAREZ, Mexico (Border Report) — Drugs are behind the city’s rising murder rate, so Juarez authorities are asking business groups and nonprofits to help them fight drug addiction.

On Wednesday, Chihuahua state officials met with dozens of civic groups to field ideas on how to bring down the crime rate. The city has recorded around 1,200 homicides so far this year, and authorities attribute 90 percent of the killings to drug trafficking or drug sales gone wrong.

“There are those who put the number of drug addicts at 60,000 and others at 100,000. It is a public safety problem, but it’s also a health problem that must be addressed,” said Mario Dena, Chihuahua Gov. Javier Corral’s representative in Juarez... Read More