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Coming Soon: A Second Naked City Pizza Shop

The chef and owner of an already wildly popular pizza place has plans for a new one and for a new taco eatery.

Local chef and restaurateur Chris Palmeri didn’t plan on opening two new, different eateries at the same time. It just happened that way.

Read more in the Las Vegas Weekly.

Metro Investigating Shooting Near Harmon and Boulder Hwy.

LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police are investigating a shooting that happened near East Harmon Avenue and Boulder Highway.

According to police, the shooting happened around 1:30 p.m. Monday. The male victim was taken to the hospital and with a gunshot wound to the chest, police said.

The suspect is not in custody.

Bomb Squad Investigates Suspicious Item

LAS VEGAS - Metro Police investigated a suspicious item at the Sportsman's Royal Manor Apartments near Boulder Highway and Tropicana Avenue Saturday.

Police first responded to the scene at approximately 1:30 p.m. Authorities evacuated one building at the complex as a precaution.

The bomb squad examined the item and determined it was inert. Police did not arrest anyone. No injuries were reported.

Inmate Who Walked Away from Work Crew Found

Casey Davis  Photo Courtesy: Nevada Dept. of Corrections

LAS VEGAS -- An inmate who walked away from a work crew has been found.

According to the Department of Corrections, inmate Casey Davis left the Nevada Division of Forestry work crew when it was working near Boulder Highway and Flamingo Road just before noon Friday.

Thanks to tips from the public, Davis was caught by members of the department's inspector general's office.

He is being transported to High Desert State Prison.

Davis is serving a 12 to 30 month sentence for attempted grand larceny. He has been in prison since September and was due to be released August 2014.

 

 

Las Vegas Visitor Count Down in September

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Tourism authorities say the number of visitors to Las Vegas went down slightly in September compared with last year.

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority reported Thursday that about 3.3 million visitors came to town in September, down 1.6 percent from the same month last year.

The number of conventions and meetings held in Las Vegas in September was up 6.1 percent year-over-year.

Room occupancy ticked down slightly from last September to just more than 85 percent, and average hotel room rates remained flat at about $113 per night.

Gambling revenue for the Las Vegas Strip was up more than 3.4 percent to $563 million.

UNLV Moves Forward with New Stadium Plans

LAS VEGAS -- One of the biggest issues in the 2015 Nevada Legislature could be whether to build a brand new stadium on the campus of UNLV.

The first step is for a special board to come up with a plan over the next year.

The plan is not for an arena that would hold 20,000 people, but for a mega-events center that could hold 40,000 people, maybe even 55,000 spectators for sporting events, conventions, or concerts.

The facility could be a game changer.

Las Vegas is the entertainment capital of the world, but is one of three major urban centers in the United States that is not home to a modern or covered stadium.

UNLV assistant tennis coach Zack Warren likes the idea of a brand new mega-events center.

"I think it would bring in big acts like Las Vegas already does," Warren said, "To have a stadium on campus is always a benefit to the community and to the students to be able to walk to a stadium that is close by."

Coach Tarkanian Honored with Statue

Coach Tarkanian Honored with Statue

The man who put UNLV basketball on the map was honored by UNLV Wednesday.

Long-time Runnin' Rebels coach Jerry Tarkanian celebrated with family and friends as the university unveiled a giant statue in his honor.

Posting a 509-105 (.829) record at UNLV, he took four teams to the NCAA Final Four, winning the national championship in 1990 in a 103-73 runaway over Duke, still the highest margin of victory in tournament championship game history. 

The sculpture incorporated some of the most noted symbols of the coach's time at UNLV.

"The symbols are my vehicle to communicate, without the ring, that is the symbol of champion, then the ghost chair, then with him with the towel in his mouth. There is nothing more iconic," master sculptor Brian Hanlon said.

The former Runnin' Rebels coach was inducted into the National Basketball Hall of Fame.