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The Grand Canal Shoppes celebrates Chinese New Year with live entertainment and activities

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian® Resort Las Vegas are celebrating the Year of the Rat in true fashion.

In honor of Lunar New Year, the shopping, dining and entertainment destination invites guests to ring in the new year with holiday displays, entertainment, and activations.

Guests will also be able to experience a traditional lion blessing and dance, cultural performances the Shirley Chen Dance Troupe, and a special appearance by the Shoppes’ Love Vespa couple Vespacho and Vespalina.

The lion will wish good fortune to the Grand Canal Shoppes’ newest venues including KAMU Ultra Karaoke, The X Pot, Atomic Saloon Show, and Smith & Wollensky, to name a few.

Grand Canal Shoppes kicked off the new year festivities at its all-new Wishing Tree installation located in the heart of the Shoppes in the Palazzo tower... Read More

Police ID robbery suspect who punched, stole an elderly woman’s purse in downtown Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Metro police need the public’s help to locate a robbery suspect who on Jan. 15 punched and stole an elderly woman’s purse at The D Casino & Hotel on Fremont Street while they were in an elevator.

After an investigation, detectives were able to identify the suspect as 43-year-old James Moore.

Moore frequently wears eyeglasses and is believed to be homeless. A previous booking photo of Moore is below:

According to the graphic surveillance video released during the investigation, Moore and an elderly woman were inside an elevator at The D Casino & Hotel. When the elevator door opened, as the victim attempted to exit, Moore, put her in a headlock.

Moore then threw the victim to the floor and punched her in the face numerous times, according to the report and surveillance video footage released... Read More

PETA: Retire Punxsutawney Phil, use animatronic groundhog instead

PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. (WTAJ) — PETA has sent a letter to the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club urging them to retire Phil and another groundhog to a sanctuary, and start using an animatronic groundhog instead.

“Gentle, vulnerable groundhogs are not barometers,” PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman said. “PETA is offering the club a win-win situation: Breathe life into a tired tradition and finally do right by a long-suffering animal.”

Here is the letter that was sent to the Groundhog Club President:

January 28, 2020

Bill Deeley, President
The Punxsutawney Groundhog Club

Dear Mr. Deeley,

Times change. Traditions evolve. It’s long overdue for Phil to be retired.... Read More

Teen injured when struck after two-car collision in Henderson

HENDERSON, Nev. — A teenager sustained non-life-threatening injuries when they were struck in the aftermath of a two-car collision near Warm Springs and Arroyo Grande in Henderson. One of the vehicles involved in the crash struck the 14-year-old Tuesday afternoon.

Henderson Police say the teen was was transported to UMC.

Impairment was not a factor, according to authorities. ... Read More

Vegas Golden Knights name Steve Spott as new assistant coach

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The Vegas Golden Knights have announced the hire of Steve Spott as the team’s new assistant coach. Spott previously worked as an assistant coach under Pete DeBoer in San Jose.

Steve Spott has been named an assistant coach with the Golden Knights#VegasBorn https://t.co/sehOyLDsvx

— Vegas Golden Knights (@GoldenKnights) January 28, 2020

DeBoer was named the Knights’ new head coach just two weeks ago.

Spott boasts a lengthy tenure in hockey, according to NHL.com, working with the Toronto Maple Leafs, the Toronto Marlies (the Maple Leafs’ American Hockey League team) and the Kitchener Rangers and Plymouth Whalers in the Ontario Hockey League. ... Read More

Raiders reveal first seats installed at Allegiant Stadium, surprise local family

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — One thing not yet revealed at the Raiders’ future home at Allegiant Stadium are the seats. That changed on Tuesday when the Raiders went for a twofer by surprising fans with the firstly install seats in a Twitter video, as well as the family that will be calling those seats theirs this year.

The Diaz family lives in Vegas but have been loyal Raiders supporters for years. One of the family members in the video mentioned that he is a Raiders season ticker holder and has been traveling to Oakland from Vegas to see the games. Now that the Raiders are officially in Vegas, the family couldn’t be more thrilled... Read More

Metro motorcycle officer injured after bike goes down near Spaghetti Bowl

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Metro Police say a motorcycle officer sustained minor injuries after his bike went down near Interstate 15 and US 95. No other vehicles were involved.

According to police, the officer was transported to UMC Trauma as a precaution.

Authorities are not sure how the incident happened. ... Read More