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Las Vegas resort fees: What you need to know

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Looking to book a ‘staycation’ at one of Las Vegas’ most popular resorts? It may turn out pricier than you’d expect.

While prices may look reasonable at first glance, there’s a high likelihood they’ll appear higher on the final bill due to a controversial charge: resort fees.

MGM Resorts International raised fees from $39 to $45 at Aria, Bellagio and Vdara, in accordance with local and nationwide marketplace standards on August 1st.

Two weeks ago, a MGM spokesperson told 8 News Now they “don’t make business decisions like this lightly.”

Prices have also been raised at Wynn-Encore, Palazzo and Venetian and the Waldorf-Astoria.

The charges encompass a wide range of products and services, from pool and fitness center access to parking and internet and vary throughout the system. They’re also a large source of income for resorts.  ... Read More

335 animals find homes in #ClearTheShelters event

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The Animal Foundation said Monday that 335 animals were placed in homes over the weekend in the #ClearTheShelters event in the Las Vegas valley.

This year was our most successful #cleartheshelters! 335 animals found loving, furever homes. Thank you to @telemundolv @PetSmartChariTs @petcofoundation @HillsPet for making this event possible.

If you adopted from us, share your story on our website! https://t.co/q0uIbd7GU1 pic.twitter.com/zKVnvDU3Tq... Read More

Victim identified in ‘road rage’ killing on I-15

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The man shot and killed in what police have called a road rage shooting has been identified as 58-year-old Jeffrey Kay Boyajian from Lake Elsinore, California.

The coroner lists the cause of death being gunshot wounds to the chest.

The shooting happened on Aug. 5 around 7:30 p.m. on I-15 northbound between Silverado Ranch and Blue Diamond Road. Boyajian was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. His passenger was not injured.

According to Las Vegas Metropolitan Police, the suspect who was in an older model van was driving behind Boyajian but pulled up next to him and fired several shots. Police said the suspect was last seen driving northbound on I-15... Read More

Ronaldo paid $375K to accuser, court document shows

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo agreed to pay $375,000 to a woman who accused him of sexual assault after a 2009 encounter in Las Vegas.

The 2010 settlement is documented in a Friday motion filed in U.S. District Court in Nevada to dismiss Kathryn Mayorga’s complaint.

Lawyers for Ronaldo argue that Mayorga released him from any claims when she signed the agreement in 2010 and took the payment.

Friday’s court filing says, “Mr. Ronaldo paid Plaintiff the sum of $375,000.00 and both parties agreed to be bound by explicit confidentiality and non-disparagement obligations. Id. at 2.1.1. Nowhere in the Complaint does Plaintiff contend she was not paid the full $375,000.00, nor that she has or is willing and financially able to disgorge that sum.”... Read More

Spike in hepatitis A cases described as ‘outbreak’ in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Health officials in Las Vegas are using the word “outbreak” to describe a sharp spike in hepatitis A cases reported mostly among homeless people and drug users.

The Southern Nevada Health District reported last week that from November to June it tallied 83 cases of the virus that causes liver damage and can lead to death.

That’s far more than the 58 cases reported in 2016, 2017 and 2018, combined.

The district said the trend in hepatitis A cases has been upward: six reported cases in 2016; 13 cases in 2017; and 39 in 2018.

The district says more than 80% of reported patients were people without a permanent place to live and 92% use drugs, whether intravenous or not.

The district has begun posting weekly outbreak updates on its website at www.SNHD.info/hep-a-control ... Read More

Country superstar Jason Aldean announces three-day Vegas residency

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Country fans are in for a special treat: Academy of Country Music ‘Artist of the Decade’ Jason Aldean announced a mini Las Vegas residency coming in December.

Aldean will bring his acclaimed sound to Park Theater at Park MGM during “Jason Aldean: Ride All Night Vegas” from Dec. 6-8. The 3-day event features special guest Dee Jay Silver. Both Aldean and Silver are survivors of the 1 October shooting.

“I’ve wanted to bring our show back to Vegas for a while now, and the timing feels right,” Aldean said in a press release. “We’re going to pack up the show, set it up for a couple days and hang out with our Vegas family. I’m looking forward to being back.”

Aldean has garnered a huge name for himself in the industry, from performing sold out shows to topping the charts and raising millions for charity. ... Read More

Big Bend fire scorches 225 acres near Laughlin, closes road

LAUGHLIN, Nev. (KLAS) — A brush fire that has scorched more than 225 acres is still burning Monday in Big Bend State Park outside of Laughlin.

More than 80 firefighters from several departments worked Sunday through the night to fight the blaze. Campgrounds have been evacuated and a few power poles have fallen.

The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.

A Facebook video from Penny Boord-Melendez, shot as she was returning home from a trip to California, shows the fire up close, as well as the impact it had on highway traffic.

The fire, which started around 1 p.m. Sunday according to the Clark County Fire Department, has shut down part of Needles Highway. Authorities said early Monday the road would likely be closed all day. The fire jumped the highway in more than one spot on Sunday... Read More