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2 bodies found in house on Karen Avenue near Maryland Parkway

LVMPD officers speak with neighbors of the deceased at Solaire Apartments Sept. 12, 2017 (Gai Phanalasy / FOX5).LVMPD officers speak with neighbors of the deceased at Solaire Apartments Sept. 12, 2017 (Gai Phanalasy/ FOX5).

LVMPD officers consult with neighbors of the deceased at Solaire Apartments Sept. 12, 2017( Gai Phanalasy/ FOX5). LAS VEGAS( FOX5) – Cops are investigating the deaths of two people whose bodies were found at Solaire Apartments on the 1700 block of Karen Avenue Tuesday, Metro stated

. A next-door neighbor called a supervisor stating a nasty odor was originating from a house. The home manager unlocked discovered a dead female near the entrance. The property manager left and called 911.

The fire department showed up to verify the woman was dead and found another body inside the home. Police said the cause of death is unknown.

It’s approximated the bodies remained in the unit for about two weeks with no electrical power, cops added. Stay with FOX5 for the most recent information.

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White House: ESPN could validate firing Hill for Trump tweets

Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017|4:37 p.m.

BRISTOL, Conn.– White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders stated Wednesday that sports anchor Jemele Hill could justifiably be fired from ESPN for tweets calling President Donald Trump a “white supremacist” and “a bigot.”

“I believe that’s one of the more outrageous remarks that anybody could make, and certainly something that I think is a fire-able offense by ESPN,” Sanders stated.

Sanders stated she was not exactly sure whether the president was aware of Hill’s remarks.

On Monday night, in a series of exchanges with other Twitter users, Hill said, “Donald Trump is a white supremacist who has actually mainly surrounded himself w/ other white supremacists.”

Hill, an African-American co-host of the 6 p.m. broadcast of “SportsCenter,” likewise included that “Trump is the most ignorant, offensive president of my life time. His increase is a direct outcome of white supremacy. Period.”

In another tweet, she stated, “Donald Trump is a bigot,” and went on to criticize his fans, adding “The height of white privilege is being able to disregard his white supremacy, since it’s of no hazard to you. Well, it’s a hazard to me.”

ESPN distanced itself from Hill’s tweets on Tuesday.

“The comments on Twitter from Jemele Hill concerning the president do not represent the position of ESPN,” the network tweeted from its public relations department’s account. “We have resolved this with Jemele and she acknowledges her actions were improper.”

Disney-owned ESPN did not elaborate on any possible penalty for Hill, and she was on “SportsCenter” as normal on Tuesday and Wednesday.

While many Twitter users called for Hill to be fired, unemployed NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick revealed his support, tweeting “We are with you @jemelehill.”

Kaepernick, who stays anonymous after opting out of his contract with the San Francisco 49ers, got a lot of criticism– and support– after kneeling during the nationwide anthem before games last season to object cops brutality.

When asked why popular African-Americans were criticizing Trump, Sanders stated she might not speak for Hill and said the president has met with highly regarded African-American leaders like U.S. Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina, the only black Republican in the Senate.

“He’s devoted to working with them to bring the country together,” Sanders stated. “I think that’s where we need to be focused– not on outrageous declarations like that a person.”

The National Association of Black Reporters stated in a declaration that it “supports Hill’s First Change rights on all matters of conversation, within and outside the world of sports, as they do not impinge on her responsibilities as a host and analyst.”

Three weeks earlier, ESPN said it pulled broadcaster Robert Lee, who is Asian-American, from the Virginia football season opener due to the fact that of violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. The violence emerged at a rally to object the decision to get rid of a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.

7 live sharks, 3 dead ones discovered in house'' s basement swimming pool

(New York State Department of Environmental Conservation via AP). In this Aug. 23, 2017 photo provided by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, sharks swim in a basement swimming pool in LaGrangeville, N.Y. Officials say seven li... (New York State Department of Environmental Preservation by means of AP). In this Aug. 23, 2017 photo offered by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, sharks swim in a basement swimming pool in LaGrangeville, N.Y. Authorities say 7 li … (New york city State Department of Environmental Conservation through AP). In this Aug. 23, 2017 picture supplied by the New york city State Department of Environmental Preservation, live sharks swim in a basement swimming pool in a LaGrangeville, N.Y. house. Authorities ... (New york city State Department of Environmental Preservation via AP). In this Aug. 23, 2017 image provided by the New york city State Department of Environmental Preservation, live sharks swim in a basement swimming pool in a LaGrangeville, N.Y. house.

Officials … LAGRANGEVILLE, N.Y. (AP) – Seven live sharks and three dead ones have actually been taken from a swimming pool in the basement of a house in New York’s Hudson Valley.

The state Department of Environmental Conservation stated Wednesday officers browsing a home in the Dutchess County hamlet of LaGrangeville last month found a 15-foot-diameter above ground basement swimming pool with seven live sandbar sharks, two dead leopard sharks, and one dead hammerhead shark. Authorities say all the sharks were 2 feet to 4 feet long. Marine wildlife experts took blood samples and determined and tagged the sharks prior to moving them to the Long Island Aquarium in a truck equipped with water tanks, oxygen, and environment control.

Nobody has actually been charged. An examination is continuing.

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Police: Mom leaves 3 kids house alone, strikes club

ROSELAWN (FOX19) –

A 23-year-old mom of three is in difficulty after leaving her children house alone around midnight Friday to go celebration at a club, Cincinnati cops stated.

Shaira Brookins has a 3-year-old, 4-year-old, and 6-month-old.

“I came out and I saw the little kids over here and an infant over there,” said next-door neighbor Mark Fritz, who was leaving for work Saturday around 7 a.m.

Still drowsy, he looked throughout the method.

“I was like, ‘Is that an infant?’ So, I ran over there, grabbed the baby, selected the baby up, the diaper fell off because it was damp and soaked,” Fritz said.

The infant was riding in a pull toy, Fritz stated, and it looked like the infant will roll down the front actions.

“I’m just grateful the baby had not fallen and busted his head,” he stated.

Fritz knocked on the front door, but no one responded to. It ends up, the door was unlocked, so he went within, fearing the worst.

“Somebody could have been dead in your house or whatever,” said Fritz. “I didn’t know, so I went in, and the house looked deserted.”

A neighbor called 911 while he stayed with the kids. Fritz inquired where their parents were.

“They resemble, ‘We don’t know. Mommy down there,’ whatever,” Fritz stated.

However it wasn’t like Brookins strolled a 1/2 block away for a drink.

The Lion’s Den, which is a private club, is an easy 20 minute drive– 15 miles away– from her home in Roselawn.

People who go to that club, but did not wish to talk on electronic camera, informed FOX19 Now the Lion’s Den closes at 5 a.m. According to the arrest report, Brookins did not get home until 8:30 that early morning, three hours later.

“Then the sister came and got the kids, thank God,” said Fritz.

Brookins is in jail on a $30,000 bond. She’s due back in court Wednesday.

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Blackstone and Starwood Merging Rental House Portfolios to Produce $11 Billion Company

Combined Portfolios Will Consist of 82,000 Single Household Rental Homes, the Largest in the USA

The Blackstone Group’s(NYSE: BX)Invite Houses(NYSE: INVH)and Starwood Waypoint Homes(NYSE: SFR), two of the nation’s largest rental-home owners, are integrating in a 100% stock-for-stock merger that would produce one of the largest owners of rental houses in the U.S. with approximately 82,000 single-family rental homes.

The combined business will operate under the Invite Homes banner and continue trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol for Invite Homes (NYSE: INVH).

Under the terms of the agreement, each Starwood Waypoint Residences share will be transformed into 1.614 Invitation Homes shares, with Invitation Homes stockholders will own around 59% of the combined business’s stock.

Based upon the closing prices of Starwood Waypoint Homes common shares and Invite Homes typical stock on Aug. 9, 2017, the equity market capitalization of the combined business would be approximately $11 billion and the total business value (consisting of debt) would be roughly $20 billion.

Invite Houses stock was up 80 cents on the news today (3.81%) to about $21.80/ share. Starwood’s stock leapt much more: $2.90/ share (9.22%) to $34.35/ share.

This tactical deal combines two business with highly complementary abilities, including Invite Houses’ industry-leading approach to customer service and asset-management competence, and Starwood Waypoint Homes’ industry-leading technology. In addition, the current Starwood Waypoint Houses CEO Fred Tuomi, who will end up being CEO of the combined business, has experience effectively incorporating mergers of large-scale, single-family rental business. In general, the 2 business have actually invested nearly $2 billion, an average of approximately $22,000 per house, in restorations and upkeep, improving resident experience and driving financial growth and task production in local communities.

The combined business would own and manage a portfolio of approximately 82,000 single-family homes.

The two companies have really similar portfolios of homes focused on overlapping, high-growth markets – with nearly similar average monthly leas and almost 70% of combined business earnings originating from the Western United States and Florida.

The combined portfolio would likewise have approximately 4,800 houses per market, enabling it to leverage economies of scale and enhance operating performance.

The combined company experienced pro forma same-store net operating income (NOI) growth of 7.0% in 2Q 2017 with over 95% occupancy.

The companies’ combined portfolios still represent less than 0.1% of the more than 90 million single-family homes in the United States, and simply 0.5% of the almost 16 million single-family houses for rent in the U.S.

Upon conclusion of the deal, Fred Tuomi, CEO of Starwood Waypoint Houses, will end up being CEO of Invitation Houses; Ernie Freedman, CFO of Invitation Residences, will remain CFO; Charles Young, COO of Starwood Waypoint Residences, will end up being COO; and Dallas Tanner, CIO of Invite Houses, will stay CIO. The combined business will be locateded in Dallas, Texas, and will preserve a presence in Scottsdale, Arizona.

The combined company is expected to produce projected yearly run-rate cost synergies of $45 million to $50 million. The combined company is likewise anticipated to benefit from a flexible balance sheet with lower long-term cost of capital and a continued course towards deleveraging.

The deal has been all authorized by the boards of both Starwood Waypoint Residences and Invitation Houses. Blackstone, the bulk investor of Invite Homes, has likewise granted the contract. The deal is expected to close by year-end, subject to approval by Starwood Waypoint Residences stockholders and other traditional closing conditions.

Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC are serving as monetary consultants and Simpson Thacher & & Bartlett LLP is functioning as legal advisor to Invite Residences. Morgan Stanley & & Co. LLC and Evercore are serving as financial consultants and Sidley Austin LLP is serving as legal advisor to Starwood Waypoint Houses.

Reno typical house rates set record, Sparks homes follow

Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017|3:36 p.m.

RENO– Reno median home costs continue to climb, with Sparks houses tracking closely.

The typical costs for an existing single-family Reno home reached $387,250 in July, going beyond the $380,000 record set in January 2006, according to the most recent numbers from the Reno/Sparks Association of Realtors. Those numbers do not consist of townhouses, condos, produced and modular homes.

The July price represents an 8 percent boost from June and is 17 percent higher than in July 2016, the Reno Gazette-Journal reported. The paper obtained the numbers from the association as part of data demand made earlier this year.

The association’s numbers put the typical price for a single-family house in Stimulates at $315,000, a 5 percent increase from rates in June and 2016, however still under its average cost record of $335,000 set on July 2005.

The combined average rate for the greater Reno-Sparks came out to $357,500, simply 2 percent under the $365,000 record set in January 2006. As it stands, Reno/Sparks Association of Realtors President John Graham predicts the area could be on track to go beyond that mark this year.

Prices for starter houses in the Reno-Sparks utilized to start from $250,000 and under, inning accordance with Graham. Starter houses are now about $300,000, making it tougher for new house buyers.

He sees the costs as an opportunity for the move-up purchaser market, which took a heavy toll during the economic downturn.

“If you’re still $50,000 down on your house, then you’re not trying to find the next location up that costs more cash,” he stated. “People can a minimum of have thoughts now that it could be possible to move up.”

Midyear Multifamily Update: Excessive House Construction, or Not Enough?

Even as Single-Family Homebuilding Finally Ramps Up and Cranes Continue to Turn up for Downtown Apt Projects, US Housing Supply Remains Well Below Longterm Balances

The first phase of RXR Realty's Atlantic Station, a 325-unit high-rise apartment with dozens of affordable housing units, rises at Atlantic Street and Tresser Blvd. in Stamford, CT.
The very first stage of RXR Realty’s Atlantic Station, a 325-unit high-rise apartment or condo with dozens of cost effective real estate systems, increases at Atlantic Street and Tresser Blvd. in Stamford, CT. Existing supply and demand patterns in the U.S. multifamily and single-family markets are sending some confounding signals to financiers. On the one hand, U.S. apartment construction has actually reached a post-recession peak, owned by demand for high-end luxury homes in the biggest CBDs. On the other hand, both multifamily and single-family real estate stock stay well listed below long-term averages that are not almost sufficient to house the countless millennials now entering their 30s and starting families– not to discuss the empty nest child boomers who are progressively going with smaller, more conveniently situated quarters in downtown apartment rentals.

With brand-new apartment or condo towers being constructed throughout almost every big American CBD, it’s simple to forget that nationally multifamily construction inventory stays at roughly half the levels of the 1970s and 1980s.

” There is a great deal of building going on, and while no one is stating that we need another luxury apartment building in a number of America’s cities, we frantically need more real estate,” according to Mark Hickey, real estate specialist for CoStar Portfolio Strategy.

Multifamily building has actually been increasing steadily considering that 2011 and building and construction levels are now at a rate not seen in Thirty Years. Yet, due the dramatic decrease in single-family construction because the sub-prime home loan collapse and recession of 2007, brand-new families are forming at higher levels than U.S. real estate can support, leading to a strong supply and need imbalance.

Own a home rates are finally increasing again and single-family construction is gradually returning on track, helping to let a few of the steam from apartment or condo demand. That stated, occupants continue to rent apartment or condos at a strong clip.

After numerous rocky quarters for apartment net absorption amidst quickly rising rental rates in numerous markets, occupants filled a net 73,000 systems in the United States throughout the second quarter– the greatest quarterly overall since 2014 and near an all-time peak– as the national house vacancy rate once again fell listed below 6% to 5.9%, according to CoStar data.Click to Expand. Story Continues Below

“The downtown cranes may offer the appearance of a housing supply excess, but in truth, U.S. home development has actually outmatched building by more than 3 million housing units,” said John Affleck, CoStar director of analytics, during the company’s recent Midyear 2017 Multifamily Evaluation and Projection.

While CoStar is anticipating more temperate levels of lease development compared with the torrid rate seen throughout the 2014 to 2016 duration, annual lease development for apartment or condos in 2017 is still anticipated to go beyond in 2015.

Most current ‘Tenants By Option’: Baby Boomers

While homeownership stays the biggest risk for the multifamily sector, and is especially pronounced among affluent tenants who have the means to select in between leasing or buying a home, progressively it’s downsizing infant boomers, not millennials, who are now driving apartment or condo demand growth that sparked the present development wave a couple of years ago.

“It turns out that the older infant boomers are becoming the real ‘occupants by option,'” Affleck stated.”We have actually reached a point in the cycle where the rental rolls have added more 55-64 year olds than age 25 and up.”

Anecdotal proof from CoStar experts and analysts supports the increasing trend of retiring boomers seeking scaled down quarters, stated Michael Cohen, director of advisory services.

“We are being flooded by questions from investors on elders real estate chances, which will receive an increasing amount of attention going forward,” Cohen stated.

Almost out of requirement as house prices increase, openly traded and personal homebuilders that have actually based development and earnings forecasts for the move-up market might finally begin to shift their focus to entry-level housing targeting growing millennial households, Cohen included.

“The demographics suggest that homebuilders will figure the fact that the millennial generation, which now averages 26 years of ages, will produce numerous million millennial births and will need bigger rental houses, or be searching for houses,” Cohen added.

“Homeownership remains the objective of many American families and much more homes would buy house if they were more affordable and available,” Affleck added.

The multifamily sector would likewise stand to gain from building more economical apartments as developers have for one of the most part continued to construct pricey luxury buildings in core urban locations.

The expected new supply will continue to weigh heaviest on Class A house sector, which is anticipated to see peak levels of supply for the next two years. However, building and construction starts have started to slow as labor and equipment shortages push back some tasks from their initial timelines. Lenders have actually likewise drawn back in funding home building in current quarters, which could further put a brake on new building and construction.

Reno typical house prices set new record, Spark homes follow

Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017|3:36 p.m.

RENO– Reno average home costs continue to climb up, with Stimulates houses routing closely.

The median rates for an existing single-family Reno home reached $387,250 in July, exceeding the $380,000 record set in January 2006, according to the most recent numbers from the Reno/Sparks Association of Realtors. Those numbers do not consist of townhomes, condominiums, made and modular residential or commercial properties.

The July cost represents an 8 percent increase from June and is 17 percent higher than in July 2016, the Reno Gazette-Journal reported. The paper obtained the numbers from the association as part of data request made previously this year.

The association’s numbers put the typical cost for a single-family home in Sparks at $315,000, a 5 percent boost from prices in June and 2016, but still under its average rate record of $335,000 set on July 2005.

The combined median rate for the greater Reno-Sparks came out to $357,500, simply 2 percent under the $365,000 record set in January 2006. As it stands, Reno/Sparks Association of Realtors President John Graham forecasts the location could be on track to exceed that mark this year.

Rates for starter houses in the Reno-Sparks utilized to begin with $250,000 and under, according to Graham. Starter homes are now about $300,000, making it tougher for new house purchasers.

He sees the prices as an opportunity for the move-up buyer market, which took a heavy toll during the economic downturn.

“If you’re still $50,000 down on your house, then you’re not looking for the next place up that costs more money,” he stated. “Individuals can at least have ideas now that it could be possible to move up.”

Scaramucci tirades spark smoldering White House tensions

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Pablo Martinez Monsivais/ AP White Home communications director Anthony Scaramucci speaks with members of the media at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, July 25, 2017.

Friday, July 28, 2017|8:45 a.m.

WASHINGTON– President Donald Trump’s new communications director blew up the smoldering tensions at the White House into a full-fledged blaze Thursday, angrily bold Trump’s chief of staff to reject he’s a “leaker” and exposing West Wing betraying in language better to a mobster motion picture than a seat of governmental stability.

In a pull-no-punches, unscripted CNN interview that he stated was authorized by the president, Anthony Scaramucci pursued chief of personnel Reince Priebus in graphic terms. “The fish stinks from the head down,” he said. “I can inform you 2 fish that don’t stink, and that’s me and the president.”

Not even a week into his new task, Scaramucci accused unidentified senior officials of trying to sabotage him and committing a felony by dripping details. But the individual monetary info that he stated somebody had “leaked” about him had simply been obtained through a public records demand.

Then in an expletive-laden interview published by The New Yorker late Thursday, an angry Scaramucci implicated Priebus of being a “f —— paranoid schizophrenic.” He likewise utilized a graphic sexual recommendation to make the point that he believes White Home chief strategist Steve Bannon utilized Trump’s election win to burnish his own credibility.

He likewise threatened to fire White House staffers who dripped news about a supper he had with the president.

“They’ll all be fired by me,” Scaramucci told the publication. “I fired one person a few days ago. I have 3 to four individuals I’ll fire tomorrow. I’ll get to the individual who dripped that to you. Reince Priebus– if you wish to leak something– he’ll be asked to resign very shortly.”

By day’s end Scaramucci sounded calmer, though not regretful.

“I in some cases use colorful language. I will refrain in this arena however not give up the passionate defend @realDonaldTrump’s agenda. #MAGA,” he tweeted. The tag at the end represents Trump’s “Make America Great Again.”

He also blamed the press reporter, Ryan Lizza, for reporting the discussion. “I slipped up in trusting in a reporter,” he included later on. “It won’t happen once again.”

White Home spokesperson Sarah Huckabee Sanders referred reporters to the first tweet.

The president’s senior counselor, Kellyanne Conway, had earlier speculated in a Fox News interview that unnamed forces were out to get Scaramucci, saying: “Someone is trying to get in his way and scare him off.”

“There are leakages and then there are individuals using the press to shiv each other in the ribs,” she said.

On the other hand, no one in the White House took up for Priebus– including Priebus himself. Sanders avoided providing a direct answer when asked whether Trump has confidence in Priebus.

The past 24 Hr offered the clearest evidence yet that Scaramucci and Trump, both bold New Yorkers, are cut from the same cloth. Among their shared strategies: openly shaming members of their own team.

Scaramucci’s goading of Priebus came as Trump continued to fume openly and independently about his chief law officer. Trump has actually been critical of Attorney general of the United States Jeff Sessions for recusing himself from the Justice Department examination into whether the president’s project had anything to do with Russian disturbance in the election last fall.

“It hasn’t been my best week … for my relationship with the president,” Sessions acknowledged in an interview with The Associated Press in El Salvador, where he was on an objective to increase worldwide cooperation versus gangs.

He said he would remain in his post and defend Trump’s program “as long as he sees that as suitable.”

Newt Gingrich, a former Home speaker and regular outdoors consultant to Trump, said in an interview that Scaramucci’s attacks on Priebus are bothersome. “They’ve got to get this sorted out in between the 2 of them, and it would be good if they didn’t do it in public,” he said.

Yet after Scaramucci’s call-in CNN efficiency– a move lifted from his employer’ playbook– it was tough to see how the 2 could fix fences.

“I don’t know if this is repairable or not– that will be up to the president,” Scaramucci said on air. He compared their relationship to that of bros who are “rough on each other,” conjuring up the biblical story of Cain and Abel. Cain killed Abel.

The bad blood comes from Scaramucci’s view that Priebus was insufficiently helpful of Trump at the end of the election project and his belief that Priebus convinced the president to keep him out of the White Home in January. Six months later on, Scaramucci’s close relationship with the president defeated opposition to his hiring from Priebus and Bannon.

Scaramucci’s arrival in the West Wing last Friday marked the first in a series of falling dominoes that seemed to be leading towards Priebus. Press secretary Sean Spicer, a close ally of Priebus, resigned recently. Scaramucci then displaced another interactions assistant near to Priebus.

Scaramucci then tweeted that somebody had illegally dripped monetary details about him, notably pointing out Priebus’ Twitter handle. Scaramucci later erased that tweet and said he had actually only discussed Priebus to reveal that senior leaders are taking leakages seriously.

“Because of the leakage of my monetary disclosure info which is a felony, I will be calling @FBI and the @JusticeDept #swamp @Reince45,” his since-deleted tweet read.

Scaramucci’s monetary disclosure type wasn’t leaked at all. It was released after a public records demand by a Politico reporter.

In the CNN interview, Scaramucci stated he ‘d be reaching out to his “buddies” in the FBI about the matter.

If Scaramucci tries to direct the FBI to perform a leakage examination, that might brush up against the Justice Department’s responsibility to work individually from the White House, stated Mark Zaid, a nationwide security attorney in Washington.

“It starts to possibly smell and approach an inappropriate line,” Zaid stated.

Brad Gerstman, a New york city lobbyist and public relations executive, stated it probably doesn’t matter to Trump that Scaramucci and Priebus do not get along. Gerstman has actually done jobs for the Trump Organization and is a neighbor and long time pal of Scaramucci’s.

“In my experience, he’s of the belief that sometimes a little friction in the ranks is how you surface the very best ideas,” Gerstman stated of Trump.

But another general rule in Trump’s inner circle is that it’s never smart to outperform the president.

Trump has actually responded madly when specific assistants– including Bannon and, briefly, son-in-law Jared Kushner– received outsized media attention.

Ari Fleischer, who served as press secretary under George W. Bush, said, “Ask Steve Bannon what occurs if you get too much publicity and go too far.”

“It reminds me of Icarus flying too near the sun.”

Lemire reported from New York. Associated Press authors Vivian Salama, Eric Tucker and Jill Colvin added to this report.

Fleury brings Stanley Cup house for '' last day as a Penguin''.

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L.E. Baskow Marc-Andre Fleury of the Golden Knights looks for a few new hats during media availability for new players in the official team shop, The Armory, at the T-Mobile Arena on Thursday, June 22, 2017.

Monday, July 24, 2017|2:56 p.m.

Vegas Golden Knights goalie Marc-Andre Fleury remained in the middle of Colisee Cardin, the greatest rink in his hometown, and stood with the Stanley Cup as numerous regional small hockey gamers waited their turn for a photo with their local hero Saturday night.

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