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Man arrested after threatening to shoot up Las Vegas hospitals

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A man, who identified himself as Nicholas Duran, was arrested days after he called Spring Valley Hospital threatening to shoot up the hospital because he was treated poorly. He also said other hospitals in the Valley were not safe.

The nurse who received the call said Duran told her he’d been treated poorly at several hospitals and would return to Vegas the following week, according to the arrest report. He said he would get a machine gun and that a lot of people were going to die when he came back.

Records revealed Duran’s last name was actually Encinias. He told police over the phone that that he had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and psychosis.

The report says he’s currently seeking help “because he does not want to have to hurt a lot of people” and “doesn’t want his six-year-old daughter to live with that for the rest of her life.” ... Read More

First Tribal operated casino in Las Vegas to open late 2020 after renovation

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment will operate the soon to be Virgin Hotels Las Vegas’ 60,000-square foot gaming space in what is a first for the city. Virgin will be Las Vegas’ first tribal operated casino.

MGE, an integrated entertainment resort developer, is partnering with JC Hospitality to operate the gaming space upon the completion of construction and pending regulatory approval by the Nevada Gaming Commission. Virgin’s future location is currently known as the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

The Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut looks forward to being the first Native American tribe to operate in Las Vegas’ resort corridor. James Gessner Jr., interim chairman of the tribe, said it continues their tradition of “blazing new trails for others to follow.”

They’re not the only ones who are thrilled. ... Read More

Vigil planned for tonight for girl, 12, killed in crash

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A candlelight vigil is being held Tuesday night for Monet Garcia who was killed, along with her father, in a fiery car crash Friday night.

Monet Garcia, 12, was a member of the Las Vegas Figure Skating Club.

The candlelight vigil will be at the SoBe Ice Arena where Monet trained. It’s located in the parking lot of the Fiesta Rancho hotel & casino at 2400 North Rancho Drive and starts at 7:15 p.m. People are asked to bring a candle.

Among other things, 12-year-old Garcia, was a competitive ice skater. The video above shows her skating in Flagstaff, Arizona in Aug. 2018. A GoFundMe account has been set up for Monet’s funeral... Read More

CBP: Arizona teen strapped fentanyl pills to thighs

EL PASO, Texas (Border Report) — A 19-year-old Arizona man allegedly strapped fentanyl pills to his thighs and tried to smuggle them into the U.S., Customs and Border Protection officials said in a news release.

A drug-sniffing dog alerted border officers when the teen tried to enter the U.S. from Mexico through the pedestrian lane at the Lukeville Port of Entry.

During a search, border officers found two packages containing three-quarters of a pound of fentanyl pills wrapped around the man’s thighs.

The fentanly had an estimated street vaule of $8,000, officials said. Officers seized the drugs and turned the Phoenix man over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations... Read More

Police: Suspect wanted for sex crimes against children

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Police are looking for a man they say is wanted for multiple sex crimes against children. Metro Police are hoping the public can help locate him.

Trevon Banks, 23, has several active warrants on the charges of sexual assault of a child under 14, lewdness with a child under 14, production and possession of child pornography, child abuse/neglect, domestic battery and coercion with force or threat of force.

Banks is described as being 6-foot-tall and weighing around 155 pounds. Police are asking anyone who may know of his whereabouts to contact LVMPD’s Sexual Assault unit at (702) 828-3421. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555 or go to www.crimestoppersofnv.com... Read More

Oklahoma woman accused of threatening to shoot up old school

McALESTER, Okla. (AP) — Authorities have arrested an 18-year-old Oklahoma woman accused of threatening to carry out a mass shooting at her old high school.

Pittsburg County Sheriff Chris Morris says Alexis Wilson, of McAlester, was arrested Monday after a co-worker told investigators that Wilson had said she wanted to shoot 400 people at McAlester High School and investigators viewed video of Wilson firing an AK-47.

Authorities say Wilson was expelled from the high school after violent incidents and that she had been suspended on separate occasions after being caught with a knife and a swastika at school. She wasn’t allowed to re-enroll.

Jail records indicate that Wilson is in custody but don’t show if she has an attorney. Morris says he didn’t know if she has a lawyer... Read More

The Cupcake Girls talk outreach in community, big fundraising event

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — If you’ve ever seen a woman delivering a hot pink box of cupcakes to an adult entertainment venue, chances are, she’s one of The Cupcake Girls.

The Cupcake Girls work throughout The Valley and beyond, offering support, holistic resources and after care to those working in the adult industry, as well as victims of domestic sex trafficking.

Joy Hoover and Jenny Fay stopped by to talk the importance of their mission and the need for it in a city where at least 100,000 people work in the industry.

“Our goal is we can let people know we exist and may e build enough trust to where if they do have a need, they feel comfortable reaching out. Then we’re able to support with those various resources and referrals,” Fay says. ... Read More