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Movies in the Park to Feature Comedy Classic

The nights are cooler and are a perfect time to enjoy an outdoor movie.

The team from the food truck Slidin’ Thru is working with the city of Las Vegas to present Movies in the Park. “Ghostbusters” will be shown at Angel Park, Westcliff Drive and Durango Drive, starting at 6 p.m., Friday.  

Besides the movie, there will be food trucks, live art, a bouncy house and a huge Stay Puft Marshmallow Man.

Gambling Addiction Drove Priest to Steal Money

A Roman Catholic priest who acknowledged siphoning $650,000 from the bank accounts of his Las Vegas parish is trying to recover from a compulsive gambling addiction, his lawyer said.

Monsignor Kevin McAuliffe said he took the money over eight years from gift store funds, votive candle donations and the church mission.

He is sorry and wants to make restitution to St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Summerlin, according to his attorney.

McAuliffe, 58, pleaded guilty Friday in U.S. District Court to three federal mail fraud charges. He could face up to 60 years in federal prison and $750,000 in fines at sentencing set for Jan. 6.

Stanish said the priest wants to talk about his experience after his case is resolved, in hopes that he can stop gambling from ruining the lives and relationships of others around him.

Priest Pleads Guilty to Stealing Thousands of Dollars

A Roman Catholic priest pleaded guilty Friday to three counts of mail fraud in connection with the theft of $650,000 from his church.

Kevin McAuliffe, 58, of Las Vegas worked as a priest and pastor at St. Elizabeth Ann Seaton Church in Summerlin. In the plea agreement, McAuliffe admitted he stole money from the church’s gift shop, votive candle collection, the missions and novenas fund, along with the general bank account.

McAuliffe was responsible for submitting the church’s financial reports to the Las Vegas Diocese. He covered the money he took by under reporting the church’s income and annual assessment to the Diocese. Federal prosecutors also say he reimbursed himself for non-church-related expenses that he had charged on a personal credit card.

McAuliffe faces up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine on each count. He is scheduled to be sentenced in January. 

Goodbye to Your Trash Cans

Thanks to John Turner of 8 News Now for capturing a scene we're used to experiencing in the valley not because of rain, but because of wind. Someone's trash cans in this Summerlin neighborhood are taking an exciting adventure down the storm gutter during this week's heavy rains throughout southern Nevada.

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Restaurant Critic: MANON BISTRO Lunch

Restaurant Critic: MANON BISTRO Lunch

Restaurant critic John Curtas applauds a locally-owned eatery's standard fare but worries about dishes that stray from its formula.  

It does our little pea pickin’ heart good to see crowds lined up at Manon Patisserie and Bistro every time we go there. Weekends, it seems, are always crowded, and if you don’t get your lunch order in before noon, expect at least a 20 minute wait for your food.

Read more in Eating Las Vegas.

 

Elementary Students Seek World Reading Record

Elementary Students Seek World Reading Record

 

Students at Staton and Whitney Elementary Schools are working to set a world record for the most people reading the same book on the same day.

This literacy event is to raise awareness about the importance of early education and reading. In partnership with Jumpstart’s 2011 Read for the Record and the Pearson  Foundation, pajama-wearing Ethel Staton Elementary School students will read Anna Dewdney’s book “Llama Llama Red Pajama” at 9:15 a.m. Thursday. Staton Elementary School is located at 1700 Sageberry Dr., Las Vegas. Students will be sharing their love of reading with Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman.

Also on a record-setting path will be Whitney Elementary School students who will be participating in literacy fun with Governor Brian Sandoval at Whitney Elementary, 5005 Keenan Ave., Las Vegas, at 1:15 p.m.

Everyone can participate in the Read for the Record challenge by reading online. The community is invited to visit www.wegivebooks.org/campaigns/read-for-our-schools and register to read. "Llama Llama Red Pajama" is available to read on www.wegivebooks.org, as are many other children’s books.

Station Casinos Turns Pink for October

Station Casinos Turns Pink for October

 

Station Casinos is going pink this month to support National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Restaurants at several of the company’s casinos will be offering dessert treats in pink with money raised going to Susan G. Komen for the Cure Southern Nevada. Some of the desserts available at all Grand Cafes include pink and white chocolate caramel apples, pink ribbon éclairs, strawberry shortcake and fresh fruit tarts.

Red Rock Resort in Summerlin is offering special Pink Sampler Platters on the dessert menus at T-Bones Chophouse, Terra Rossa Italian and Hachi.

As part of the pink campaign, this past weekend 11 Station Casinos’ properties set up pink blackjack tables with winnings from that tables going to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.