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Mandalay Bay security evaluated as 2 reach 32nd floor without permission


In the aftermath of 1 October, MGM Resorts and Mandalay Bay assured to increase security, specifically around the visitor and service elevators. The service elevator is how the 1 October shooter was able his weapons into his hotel space, according to authorities.

Two investigative journalists tested security, four months after the shooting. Independent investigative journalists Laura Loomer and Mike Turber strolled into the hotel’s service elevator undisputed. The 2 taped themselves riding the service elevator to the 32nd flooring of the hotel and back to the ground floor about four times last Thursday. They stated they made their trips around 10:00 p.m., the same time shooter Stephen Paddock opened fire on the crowds below on Oct. 1.

[RELATED: Las Vegas police release preliminary report on 1 October examination]

Cops stated this was the exact same service elevator Paddock utilized to transfer his toolbox to his hotel room. No one challenged Paddock as he rode to the 32nd flooring, and no one challenged Loomer and Turber, they stated.

“A housekeeping employee just saw us enter this elevator … Absolutely nothing. We just walked in right past security. Basically there isn’t really any. There’s an electronic camera in here too,” Loomer stated.

Loomer posted the video to her Youtube channel with a clip of a Steve Wynn interview taken after the shooting.

“No public individual has actually ever ridden a service elevator (at a Wynn residential or commercial property) unless they were accompanied by security,” Wynn stated last fall.

“It’s actually clear that Mandalay Bay and MGM Resorts have actually not taken any actions to enhance security procedures despite the reality that one of the worst mass shootings took place on their properties,” Loomer stated.

“There’s no sign on these doors that tell you this is a service elevator for housekeeping, workers … absolutely nothing,” Turber stated.

“There’s no lock on the door … It’s open,” Loomer said.

MGM Resorts saw Loomer’s video and responded.

“We are carefully evaluating the video in our continuous efforts to evaluate and fine-tune our security procedures,” a declaration from MGM Resorts read.

Turber tape-recorded another video making the exact same journey through the corridors and up the service elevator; something he said he’s done 27 times considering that the 1 October shooting.

[RELATED: Nevada judge to launch additional 1 October search warrants]

Loomer has actually ruffled some feathers at Metro and MGM with her reporting on 1 October, but she stated this isn’t about her. She said her she wished to expose a serious on-going security defect from a business that should understand better.

“When you have an attack of this quality happening, you would expect the casinos that have millions to invest to carry out more stringent security, specifically offered the fact that individuals are influenced by this attack to perform their own attacks of terrorism,” Loomer said.

[SLIDESHOW: Portraits of the victims of the Las Vegas shooting]

Loomer and Turber said they’ll share their videos with lawyers for the 1 October victims and their families.

[RELATED: Household of Las Vegas 1 October victim finally getting assistance]

A guard was published near the service elevator Monday night.

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Display Theater closes, leaving Strip without a movie theater

Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018|1:30 p.m.

. The only movie theater on the Las Vegas Strip has closed after more than Twenty Years, a manager said today.

The eight-screen Regal United Artists Display Theater at the Display Mall, on the north side of the MGM Grand, opened in 1997.

“Absolutely nothing has actually been put in its location,” Showcase Mall Manager Jason Crawford stated. He referred other concerns to Regal Cinemas, which did not right away respond to an ask for comment.

Online evaluations of the shuttered theater were mixed, with guests utilizing words like “old,” “dated” and “vintage” to explain it. Others stated the theater was tidy and had a great image.

Unlike modern-day theaters with stadium-style seating, Display Theater featured rows of seats on the same elevation.

Theater near the Strip include areas at the Palms and Orleans, as well as at Town Square shopping mall, simply south of the Strip.

Mommy furious after child'' s hair is shaved off without her consent

(Meredith)– The mom of a 7-year-old woman stated staff members at a group house shaved off her daughter’s curly hair, declaring it would grow back straight.

“I’m very upset, and I’m not going to stop being upset since I seem like my kid was attacked,” said Denise Robinson.

Robinson said when she dropped her daughter off at the Little Heroes Group Home in Dracut, Massachusetts, the child’s hair reached well past her shoulders.

The girl, named Tru, stays at the group house specific nights of the week due to the fact that she has serious psychological issues, according to

WCVB. On Monday, employee supposedly took the lady to a hair salon to cut off her locks without Robinson’s approval.”To be truthful with you, they made a game out of it,” Robinson told WCVB.”After they cut her hair, they told her,’Oh, it will grow back directly. Do not fret.'”

The mommy said employees insisted it became part of their health program and they could do it when necessary.

“There was no hygienical factor for them to shave my kid’s head,” Robinson stated. “There were no louse, there were no bed bugs …”

In a statement to WCVB, the group house said it is examining what happened, adding that grooming decisions are based upon several factors, including hygiene.

Robinson stated she desires her daughter to participate in a different group home.

The Department of Children and Households is investigating the event.

— Info from: WCVB, http://www.wcvb.com/ via CNN Copyright 2017 Meredith Corporation

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The Big Blues Bender grows without sacrificing its comfort appeal

Someone who won’t be singing the blues at this year’s Huge Blues Bender is creator/promoter A.J. Gross. The fourth edition of the specific niche music festival– set to take over the Plaza hotel September 7-10– has actually been sold out for three weeks, which marks the occasion’s second straight sellout.

But strangely enough, Gross says he made less tickets readily available this year– capability is topped at 2,200– which is the opposite of what the majority of festival organizers would have done following an effective previous year. “We did more in 2015, but people felt it was a little overcrowded, so we held it back a little and withheld single-day tickets.”

That level of fan consideration distinguishes the Bender from other music festivals. This isn’t Coachella, and absolutely nothing about it need to feel difficult. “It’s like our tagline: Everything is an elevator ride away,” Gross includes. “That’s where we originated from: all simple, all accessible.”

Bender-goers will have access to 5 stages, on which nearly 70 acts will play throughout the weekend, some more than once. Headliners include New Orleans legend Dr. John, R&B/ gospel icon Mavis Staples and blues favorites Tab Benoit and Walter Trout. Among the diverse program offerings: tribute sets to The Allman Brothers Band and The Grateful Dead, a panel commemorating women blues musicians, a movie screening and blues-themed yoga classes.

It’s a great deal of growth for a new-ish specific niche celebration, but Gross has actually had plenty of motivation and experience: more than 25 years promoting Vegas shows and 20 years going to the Telluride Blues & & Brews Festival. Most significantly, the concept for the Bender came as he viewed Gov’t Mule perform at an extensive resort in Jamaica. He knew he could do something similar in Las Vegas, with the exact same concentrate on convenience, however with less expense and higher convenience to music fans. “I wished to develop the kind of experience I desired somebody to produce for me,” Gross says. “I can’t do 16 hours of music. I wish to have the ability to hit my hotel space [and rest] then return down [for the shows]”

That explains the Bender’s popularity with tourists– who are coming from every state and 12 various countries and for whom the immersive occasion is a full-blown escape– and how it struggles to draw Nevadans, who comprise less than 10 percent of the attendance. That stated, Las Vegans will be represented onstage, including The Moanin Blacksnakes, Vegas Strip Kings, The Trevor Johnson Project and, playing the Grateful Dead tribute, Catfish John– which would be an excellent candidate for the brand-new music weekender Gross will go for the Plaza April 12-15: the Las Vegas Bender Jamboree, which will concentrate on bluegrass and jam bands.

Entirely, it’s an ambitious slate for somebody who was winding his music profession down simply 5 years earlier. Now, Gross has rekindled his enthusiasm for live music events, evidenced in the year he invests making certain the next Bender is better than the one before it. “I thought I was kinda done,” Gross states. “I thought Vegas didn’t make sense for me anymore. However I figured out the best ways to make a great brand name. And I’m trying to find the brand to grow. I want to bring more of these. I genuinely believe it’s an uplifting experience for everyone developed.”

Huge Blues Bender September 7-10, $499. The Plaza, bigbluesbender.com.

Father presumably left child in Arizona desert without shoes or water

Christopher Charles Watson (Source: MCSO) Christopher Charles Watson( Source: MCSO) Christopher Charles Watson (Source: MCSO). KINGMAN, AZ (FOX5)-. A guy from Kingman was arrested for child abuse after allegedly leaving his 10-year-old daughter in the desert on Saturday. The Mohave County Constable’s Workplace detained 28-year-old Christopher Charles Watson for child abuse per domestic violence, a felony.

Constable’s deputies reacted to a welfare check in the 3700 block of East Packard Opportunity at 9 a.m. A witness stated she saw the lady crying, strolling by herself on the asphalt with no shoes on. She stated she asked the little girl why she was crying and she told her that her daddy left her. The witness walked the little lady to her house and telephoned the sheriff’s department.

Deputies stated it was about 91 degrees outside when the girl was found.

The 10-year-old woman informed deputies her father, Watson, drove her out to the desert and forced her out of the truck. The lady stated she also struck her head when she reached for the door manage and her father sped away. The girl said she started strolling back toward the street when she spoke to the female.

Deputies said they likewise observed a bite mark on the woman. She specified her dad did that to her. The girl likewise experienced a headache and her neck hurting.

Medics took the girl to Kingman Regional Medical Center where she was dealt with and launched.

The Department of Child Safety took the girl into custody.

Deputies figured out that the girl resided in the 3500 block of East John L Avenue with her more youthful bro and Watson. The family recently relocated to the area about three weeks earlier.

After the deputies got to the home, Watson woke up from a nap and given off alcohol.

Watson said he was associated with an argument with his child when he decided to take her for a car trip which had actually soothed her down in the past. Watson supposedly dragged his child from the front traveler seat throughout his lap and out of the truck. Watson confessed to dropping his daughter off in the desert with no water or shoes. He stated he returned house and waited about 15 minutes before returning to the desert to get his daughter but he was not able to find her.

Watson was apprehended without occurrence and transported to the Mohave County Prison.

The Department of Child Safety also took his 9-year-old boy into custody.

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Eli Thompson, the '' Miracle Child ' born without a nose, passes away at age 2

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title=” (Source: Facebook/ Eli’s Story )” border =” 0″ width=” 180″/ > (Source: Facebook/ Eli’s Story). MOBILE, Ala.( Meredith/WALA)– An Alabama toddler who fought against the chances and melted hearts worldwide, died at just 2 years old, his household verified.

Eli Thompson died Sunday night, 3 months after his birthday on March 4, AL.com reports.

The young boy’s dad, Jeremy Finch, revealed his sadness over the loss of his little kid on Facebook: “We lost our little pal last night. I’ll never have the ability to understand why this occurred, and this will harm deeply for a very long time. But I’m so blessed to have actually had this lovely young boy in my life! He finished his race a lot earlier than we would have liked, however it was God’s time to bring him back house. I’ll permanently look forward to seeing him at the gates of Paradise waiting on me to give me another among his popular fist bumps! I love you little guy. Rest in peace with my Father.”

Eli was born at South Baldwin Hospital in Foley, then immediately transferred to USA Kid’s and Women’s Healthcare facility in Mobile. He received a tracheotomy at 5 days old.

Thompson was born with an abnormality, genetic arhinia, an extremely unusual condition that affects only one in 197 million births.

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Las Vegan is 1st up mighty California rock without ropes


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via AP)This Saturday, June 3, 2017, photo provided by National Geographic reveals Alex Honnold atop El Capitan in Yosemite National forest, Calif., after he became the very first individual to climb up alone to the top of the massive granite wall without ropes or security gear. National Geographic recorded Honnold’s historical ascent, saying the 31-year-old finished the “complimentary solo” climb Saturday in almost four hours. The event was recorded for an upcoming National Geographic feature film and magazine story.

Sunday, June 4, 2017|4:01 p.m.

SAN FRANCISCO– Alex Honnold had dreamed about climbing the magnificent El Capitan in Yosemite National forest with no security gear for eight years. But whenever he searched for the huge granite wall, he discovered it too challenging.

That held true till this weekend, when the elite rock climber reached the top in about four hours utilizing just his hands and feet. The 31-year-old on Saturday became the very first to climb up the 3,000-foot (914-meter) granite wall alone without a safety harness or ropes to catch him if he fell.

“I was practically elated,” Honnold stated of reaching the top in a telephone interview Sunday with The Associated Press. “I was most likely the happiest I have actually ever been. It’s something that I thought of for so long and dreamed about and worked so tough for. I suggest, it’s quite pleasing.”

Honnold, who matured in Northern California, started getting ready for his historical climb 2 years back. He scaled the route countless times, practicing it while climbing with protective gear and remembering each hole he had to grab and the way he needed to place his body until he felt comfy adequate to try the “free solo” climb.

The most challenging part of the path has to do with 2,300 feet off the ground, where there are very small holds where just a thumb can fit.

But even more challenging was conquering the psychological difficulty, he said.

“Each year I would show up and it would seem just much too challenging,” said Honnold, who has actually been climbing for Twenty Years. “To approach the base of the climb without rope and solidity, it simply feels a little outrageous. Overcoming that side of it, was the hardest part.”

Observers said his climb has actually pushed the limits in a sport that requires a high level of athleticism, risk-taking and mental focus.

“This has actually never been done before … and it’s hard to think of any person ever coming close to what he’s done,” stated Daniel Duane, author of “El Capitan: Historical Tasks and Radical Routes.”

“He is completely alone at the top of his video game,” he included.

Honnold matured in the residential areas of Sacramento where he began practicing indoor rock climbing at age 11. He left of the University of California Berkeley to conquer Yosemite and other significant summits all over the world and now lives in Las Vegas.

He was among numerous elite rock climbers whose recommendations were come by energy food company Clif Bar in 2014 following the release of a documentary about climbers who were risking their lives by forgoing safety equipment.

Honnold, who spoke calmly as he recounted his accomplishment, rejected criticism by those who say he’s being reckless by not wearing protective gear.

“I might see how for a non-climber it might seem totally ridiculous. But I’ve dedicated 20 years to climbing and probably six or 7 to this specific job so, it’s not like I’m just some insane kid who in the spur of the moment chose to do this insane thing. It took years of effort,” he said.

The climb up 3,000-foot (914-meter) El Capitan used to take days to finish with the aid of ropes, security gear and a partner. In the past couple of years, speed climbers operating in tandem and utilizing ropes have actually set records in reaching the top of the high cliff.

In January 2015, Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson ended up being the very first to “free climb” the Dawn Wall– a particularly steep path to the top of El Capitan– by grabbing simply the rock and using ropes only to catch them if they fell. They did it in 19 days.

Honnold is first to climb up the iconic rock alone without security in simple hours.

“To climb up without ropes where the tiniest slip is actually deadly in that arena needs enormous self-discipline and focus,” Duane said. “It requires this extreme cognitive effort to keep fear at bay and concentrate on the job in front of you.”

He stated Honnold has an unusual capability to manage worry and his body for an extended period of time.

“He’s revealed awesome grace under pressure,” stated Hans Florine, a fellow climber who with Honnold holds the speed record for climbing up the Nose path of El Capitan in about 2 hours and 23 minutes.

The historical ascent will be included in a National Geographic documentary.

Associated Press writer Daisy Nguyen in San Francisco added to this story.

Exactly what the DJ Kaskade can'' t travel without


Rich Fury/ Invision/ AP In this Oct. 6, 2016 photo, Kaskade presents for a picture at Edge Studios in Los Angeles.

Sunday, May 21, 2017|2 a.m.

Ryan Raddon, the Grammy-nominated dance music DJ much better referred to as Kaskade, invests at least two-thirds of every year on the road, playing to tens of thousands of people at gigs and celebrations worldwide. And he does it all with just a carry-on. He recently teamed up with Incase to create a line of travel bags and accessories, but nothing so huge it has to be inspected.

“I’ve done something like 5,000 programs and 6 million miles, and I have actually checked a bag perhaps two or 3 times,” Raddon stated. “I’m always concerned about weight given that I’m responsible for bring it around, so whatever needs to be the tiniest it can possibly be.

He usually makes 4 journeys to Asia a year. Tokyo is one his favorite cities. “Whenever I go there I feel like I’m transported 10 years into the future; I entered a time device and I’m living ahead of everybody,” he said. “I have actually probably gone to Tokyo 25 times, and I’m constantly attempting brand-new places to remain.”

He also loves returning to Sydney, Australia. “Sydney is cool since I constantly feel like I walked through the incorrect sliding door and into an alternate reality,” he said. “It feels similar to LA, but the accents, the food, whatever is just a little off-kilter. It’s lovely.”

Here is what he packs on every trip:


“For me to actually and genuinely to seem like I’m at house, it’s the little things. When I get to the hotel I prefer to have my own pair of flip-flops. That’s most likely among the most essential products that I take a trip with. I use Residents. I purchased them years ago at the ABC shop in Hawaii for about $2, and I became a big fan; they’re remarkably light and the most comfortable flip-flop ever. Generally, I prepare shows in Hawaii every 18 months and load up on these flip-flops each time I’m out there.”

SD cards

“For me, it was a huge deal when things moved from analog to digital. For the first half of my career I was carrying records around, big pieces of vinyl that were extremely heavy. Now I bring all my music on SD cards. I use the SanDisk Pro 128GB cards, and I carry probably 12 at a time– the backup of the backup of the backup.”


“I have noise-canceling earphones for watching motion pictures, and after that I have my Sony 7506 earphones that are my professional headphones.”


“I bring my MacBook Pro; I make up music while I’m on the road. I’m a ProTools man and have been for a long time. More just recently I entered Ableton Live, which I take a look at more as a sketchpad to work out concepts. It’s a light piece of software that works actually well. Rekordbox is where I do my preparation. It’s sort of like the iTunes for expert gigging DJs.”

Gillette shaving cream

“It comes in the smallest container I might find. No one has actually determined ways to make shaving cream incredibly small. I have actually got like 20 of these sitting in my restroom. There’s only one or 2 shaves in a can.”

Position compression socks

“Somebody told me it helps with jet lag due to the fact that it keeps the blood flowing through your system. I tried them and I liked it and now whenever I’m on a flight of more than two hours I use them. I have no idea that they really aid with jet lag, since I’m always tired; I can go to sleep at any time. However I seem like I recover quicker when I’m wearing the socks.”

Henderson barricade situation ends without any one house, evidence of gunshot

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get a male out of a home after a report of a shooting.( Source: Sarah Baumgartner)” border =” 0″ width=” 180″/ > Henderson Cops tried to get a male from a home after a report of a shooting.( Source: Sarah Baumgartner). HENDERSON, NV( FOX5) -. Police responded to a report of a domestic shooting where a female reported that her loved one had actually fired a gunshot at her near East Paradise Hills Drive and East Horizon Ridge Parkway in Henderson Sunday afternoon.

She was not hit. Inning accordance with Henderson Police, officers were told the guy went to his home on the 100 block of Glen Falls, where they aimed to contact him. Authorities shut down the street in a barricade scenario. After getting in the home, authorities said the male was not within.

Henderson police stated there was proof that a weapon was fired inside the home, however that nobody was injured.

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Guy agrees to life without parole in slaying of Nellis airman

On the verge of a charge hearing and dealing with the death penalty, Michael Rodriguez has agreed to serve life in prison without the possibility of parole for his function in the slaying of Nellis airman Nathan Paet.

For nearly 5 years, prosecutors looked for capital punishment for Rodriguez, 36, but after his conviction recently on a charge of first-degree murder, they accepted the life sentence if Rodriguez accepted waive any appeals.

Paet, a 28-year-old Flying force staff sergeant, was assassinated in the garage of his southwest valley home as he left for deal with the night of Dec. 1, 2010. District attorneys stated his other half, Michelle Paet, had a short lived affair with Rodriguez and the 2 devised a murder plan so they might collect his $600,000 life insurance.

District Judge Douglas Herndon could tack on much more time for Rodriguez’s conviction on charges of conspiracy to dedicate murder and robbery while in ownership of a fatal weapon.

Michelle Paet, who is to go on trial next week, and the supposed gunman, Corry Hawkins, still deal with the capital punishment.

Clark County District Lawyer Steve Wolfson stated prosecutors would think about Rodriguez’s plea while thinking about Paet’s penalty.

“We feel that she must be founded guilty, we feel that she should be penalized,” Wolfson said. “When it comes time for penalty, of course we take into consideration exactly what we did on (the Rodriguez) case.”

Her attorneys, Dayvid Figler and Kristina Wildeveld, have actually argued at length that she need to not face the capital punishment.

“Both the prosecutor and Mr. rodriguez have actually painted an image of Michelle Paet that is incomplete,” Figler stated. “And our hope here is that the truths are able to come out.

Nathan Paet was the assistant non-commissioned officer-in-charge for the Strike Aircraft Upkeep Supply section of the 757th Airplane Maintenance Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base. He was born in 1982 in Tamuning, Guam, where he and Michelle were high school sweeties. After college graduation, Nathan signed up with the Air Force in April 2002, and the two wed in 2006.

Relative who attended the trial said he worked a night shift to offer his household and routinely drove his 4 children, who were ages 2 through 9, to and from school.

He was uninformed of his partner’s adultery and never ever mentioned any suspicions with his family members, they said.

The first of five shots struck Nathan Paet in the neck as he put on his shoes in the garage, district attorneys stated. As gunfire continued, he stumbled back inside the house, blood soaking his camouflage uniform, and collapsed in front of his youngsters while his wife was inside the house.

Prosecutors stated Rodriguez and Michelle Paet planned the murder throughout six months, while Rodriguez thoroughly studied the life insurance coverage policy. They identified Rodriguez would get $150,000 for managing the slaying.

Rodriguez, who admitted to being at the scene of the crime, was the first of four defendants, together with Michelle Paet, Hawkins and alleged accomplice Jessica Austin, to deal with trial in the killing.

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