Tag Archives: Las Vegas

Pastor Gets Five Years For Nude Photos Of Student

Las Vegas’s NBC affiliate reports: A former photography teacher convicted of forcing a student to pose nude for photos will spend the next five years in prison. The sentence was handed down by Judge Jacqueline Stam. Jeffrey Whiston, 44, was arrested in mid-April after the girl told friends about what happened. The student told investigators she agreed to meet the …

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Las Vegas Hotels To Offer VR Porn Delivered By Robots

Futurism reports: What happens in VR in Vegas, amirite? Forget strap-ons — a porn outfit called VR Bangers is helping customers strap into a brand new porn experience in Sin City. For the curious and/or terminally lonely, the adult entertainment outfit says it’s delivering smut-enabled VR headsets via delivery robots. Although the city’s notorious getaways often offer adult movies for …

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Las Vegas Chapels Ordered To Stop Depicting Elvis

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports: Elvis might be leaving the buildings. The company that lords over the King’s image and likeness is cracking down on Las Vegas chapels that book Elvis-themed weddings and otherwise embrace his persona. Authentic Brands Group (ABG), which licenses Elvis Presley-related merchandise, has issued a cease-and-desist letter dated May 19 to several Las Vegas chapels. “This …

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Man Charged In Bomb Threat Against Casino Told Cops He Is “Joe Rogan 2.0” And Has A “Grenade In My Ass”

Las Vegas’s NBC News affiliate reports: A man was arrested outside of The STRAT on Wednesday after making several bomb threats. According to an arrest report, Brian Gower was wandering through the street near The STRAT threatening to blow up the building. Gower allegedly continued making threats, stating he was Joe Rogan 2.0 and that he “had a grenade in …

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Elderly Nun Jailed After Stealing $800K For Vegas Trips

Courthouse News reports: A federal judge sentenced an 80-year-old nun to a year in prison after she confessed to stealing more than $800,000 from the elementary school where she worked as principal to, among other things, fund her gambling trips to Las Vegas. Mary Margaret Kreuper must also pay $825,338 in restitution, according to a statement from the U.S. attorney’s …

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Airport Mask Refuser Screamed “Let’s Go, Brandon”

Las Vegas’s CBS News affiliate reports: Las Vegas Metro police arrested a woman at McCarran International Airport over the weekend after a disturbance on a plane. Katrina Alspaugh, of Las Vegas, faces one charge of violating airport rules following the incident Sunday, an arrest report said. The woman, later identified as Alspaugh, had been involved in a prior incident at …

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Wild Scene After Nevada County Commission Votes To Declare COVID Misinformation A Public Health Crisis

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports: A majority of the Clark County Commission took a formal stand Tuesday against COVID-19 misinformation, declaring it a public health crisis amid concerns from other lawmakers that doing so might agitate a deep division within Southern Nevada. The 5-2 vote made the county one of few jurisdictions in the U.S. to label falsehoods related to …

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Caesars Cancels Las Vegas QAnon Convention

Las Vegas’s CBS News affiliate reports: QAnon will have to find another place to meet after Caesars Entertainment pulled the plug on a planned meeting at a convention space near the Caesars Forum Shops on the Las Vegas Strip. Caesars Entertainment confirmed that the “Patriot Double Down” will no longer be held at Caesars Entertainment properties. The meeting was scheduled …

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Elderly Nun Embezzled $835K For Gambling In Vegas

Via press release from the Justice Department: Federal prosecutors today filed charges against a now-retired nun who was the principal of a Catholic elementary school in Torrance and who has agreed to plead guilty to fraud and money laundering charges for stealing more than $835,000 in school funds to pay for personal expenses, including gambling trips. Mary Margaret Kreuper, 79, …

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Las Vegas Airport To Be Renamed For Harry Reid

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports: The Clark County Commission on Tuesday voted unanimously to rechristen McCarran International Airport for former Nevada Sen. Harry Reid. Spearheaded by Commissioner Tick Segerblom, who tried and failed as a state senator in 2017 to rename McCarran after the longtime influential Democratic lawmaker, the commission directed county staff to submit a request for the name …

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Feds: Man Spent $2M Bailout On Bentley, Condos

The Las Vegas Journal-Review reports: A Nevada man has been charged with fraudulently obtaining nearly $2 million in federal Paycheck Protection Program money, meant for struggling small businesses, to purchase luxury cars and two luxury condominiums in Las Vegas. Federal prosecutors from the U.S. Attorney’s office in Nevada said, in an unsealed criminal complaint that charges Jorge Abramovs with one …

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Trump To Charge $50K/Photo At Indoor Vegas Event

Bloomberg News reports: President Donald Trump’s campaign is organizing a high-dollar, in-person fundraiser in Las Vegas on Sept. 13, according to people familiar with the plans. Details of the event, including its exact location, are still being organized. One person familiar said couples would be asked for $150,000 to attend a roundtable with Trump at the event, and $50,000 for …

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Las Vegas Hotel Fined $250 After Hundreds Defy City Orders For Paula White “Evangelicals For Trump” Rally

The Associated Press reports: The city of Las Vegas has issued a civil penalty against a hotel for hosting a faith-based campaign event for President Donald Trump that violated a mandate intended to limit the spread of COVID-19 despite warnings from city and state officials. The event proceeded as planned Thursday in Las Vegas despite Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak’s mandate, …

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“Boogaloo” Extremists Busted In Protest Terror Plot

The Associated Press reports: Three Nevada men with ties to a loose movement of right-wing extremists advocating the overthrow of the U.S. government have been arrested on terrorism-related charges in what authorities say was a conspiracy to spark violence during recent protests in Las Vegas. Federal prosecutors say the three white men with U.S. military experience are accused of conspiring …

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Siegfried & Roy’s Roy Horn Dies Of COVID At Age 75

People Magazine reports: Illusionist Roy Horn has died. He was 75. Horn, who launched to fame as part of the duo Siegfried & Roy, died of complications from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in a Las Vegas hospital on Friday, his publicist said in a statement to ABC. The entertainer tested positive for the contagious respiratory virus last month. At the …

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Covidiot Las Vegas Mayor Faces Recall Campaign

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports: Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman is facing a recall effort in the wake of her response to the coronavirus pandemic, including controversial comments she made recently on national television. If enough valid signatures are collected by the cut-off date, it would trigger a mayoral recall election. It was her appearances on national television last month …

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Billionaire Trump Hotel Partner Boasts He Has Cash To Stay Closed For 20 Years, Isn’t Paying Laid Off Staffers

Forbes reports: On any typical Friday before the coronavirus pandemic began, Phil Ruffin’s schedule would be packed with strategy meetings and his desk would be a pile of daily operating reports. His phone would be ringing nonstop and he’d walk the floor of his casinos. Then he would usually call Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump to see how business …

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Las Vegas Mayor Cites “Desert Heat” In Call To Reopen

“Although, it has not been clearly determined as to the effect that extreme warmth will have on the virus, it is assumed that it will deter its ferocity. Our hot summer coupled with our unique economy compel us to be at the forefront of America’s ‘reopening.’ We are certainly looking forward to having our desert heat provide that substantiation. “Las …

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TRAINWRECK: Anderson Cooper Floored By Bonkers Lockdown Interview With Las Vegas Mayor [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman appeared on CNN, Wednesday, for a trainwreck of an interview during which she called for casinos and hotels to be reopened, argued there have been viruses in Vegas “for years,” and engaged in a constant battle with Cooper who described her positions as “ignorant.” As the interview started, host Anderson Cooper asked Goodman, …

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Las Vegas Mayor: Open Now And Let The Competition Destroy The Businesses That Have The Disease [VIDEO]

Rolling Stone reports: Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman has made news of late for calling Nevada’s coronavirus shutdown “total insanity,” but following a Tuesday cable news interview, it’s Goodman’s sanity that should be questioned. The Independent mayor made wild health assertions while making her case for a reopening of Vegas during an interview with MSNBC’s Katy Tur, saying, “What I …

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