LAS VEGAS (AP) — People strolling through downtown Las Vegas' Fremont Street Experience will no longer be able to sip from aluminum cans or glass bottles. A Las Vegas City Council ordinance taking effect Sunday aims to push visitors to buy more expensive drinks at the casinos and restaurants along the pedestrian mall instead of getting drunk fast on cheap alcohol from convenience stores. Violators could be fined up to $500.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police are investigating after a man was shot to death at a gas station about a mile west of the Las Vegas Strip. Police say they found the man lying in the traffic lanes of West Tropicana Avenue when they arrived at about 11 p.m. Tuesday. Police say he was standing near gas pumps when he was shot. They say two suspects made off in a tan, four-door sedan.
SEATAC, Wash. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a 26-year-old Seattle man accused of making a bomb threat against a Southwest Airlines flight his ex-girlfriend was taking to Las Vegas. Sea-Tac airport says local and federal authorities investigated after the telephone threat was made yesterday morning. Authorities took everyone off the plane shortly after they boarded, and re-screened them at the terminal. No bomb was found in the plane.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada regulators are considering sanctions against an Ultimate Fighting Championship star accused of avoiding an official who showed up unannounced at his gym to collect a sample to test for banned substances. The Nevada Athletic Commission says it could act next month on a complaint against Wanderlei Silva.