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Mandalay Bay Sued Over Response to Vegas Shooting

October 12, 2017 |

“Someone call police. Someone is firing a rifle on the 32nd floor in the hallway,” a Mandalay Bay maintenance employee says in a newly released recording, per Fox 5 . But though hotel staffers responded to the outbreak of the Las Vegas mass shooting, asking for the shooter’s room number and…
Newser

In the wake of mass killing, Las Vegas reaches out to tourists with a new ad

October 12, 2017 |

Ten days after a mass shooting killed dozens and injured hundreds in Las Vegas, the city that thrives on tourists, gambling and good times launched an ad to encourage visitors to return.

The new ad, released Wednesday by the Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority, features photos and Twitter…


L.A. Times – Business

Vegas Shooting Timeline Gets Another Update

October 11, 2017 |

“We may never know” why Stephen Paddock fired on a Las Vegas crowd, killing 58 and injuring hundreds, says Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo. Lombardo tells the Las Vegas Review-Journal that interviews with Paddock’s girlfriend, Marilou Danley, and entire “family tree,” including two ex-wives, have yet to reveal a motive…
Newser

Cops Make Big Change to Timeline of Vegas Shooting

October 10, 2017 |

The hotel security guard injured by Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock was shot before the mass shooter began massacring the festival crowd below the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Resort, police said Monday, making a major change to their timeline of the shooting. Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo, who previously said…
Newser

Police Reveal More Details About Vegas Massacre

October 10, 2017 |

The gunman who killed 58 people in the worst mass shooting in modern US history targeted aviation fuel tanks, stockpiled his car with explosives, and had personal protection gear as part of an escape plan, the Clark County sheriff said Monday. Sheriff Joe Lombardo said at a news conference that…
Newser

I won’t let Las Vegas shooting change my mind. People are good

October 9, 2017 |

The idea that we live in a world with nothing but hurtful, selfish, attention-seeking criminals, is too much for me, and I am betting, too much for you, too.
FOX News

Steve Wynn on the future of security in Las Vegas

October 8, 2017 |

Chief executive of Wynn Resorts in Las Vegas enhanced security at his properties after deciding a year ago that Las Vegas was a soft target.
FOX News

Vegas Gunman’s Note Calculated Trajectory for Max Casualties

October 8, 2017 |

The note Stephen Paddock left behind in his Mandalay Bay hotel room contained chilling calculations as to how to kill as many of the concertgoers below his window as possible, CBS News reports. “I could see on it he had written the distance, the elevation he was on, the drop…
Newser

Chicago Deli Co-Owner Loses Job Over Vegas Tweet

October 6, 2017 |

A Chicago man has been removed from the Jewish deli his family has owned for three generations after tweeting about the “relief” he felt in the wake of the Las Vegas shooting, the Chicago Tribune reports. “Soon as I heard it was country music, I felt relief,” Greg Morelli, co-owner…
Newser

He Drove 2K Miles to Install Crosses in Vegas

October 6, 2017 |

An Illinois man known for honoring the victims of mass shootings around the country installed 58 white crosses on the Las Vegas Strip on Thursday. Greg Zanis drove nearly 2,000 miles from the Chicago area to install the crosses on a patch of grass near the iconic “Welcome to…
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