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Dramatic new look readied for Red Rock Resort

Station Casinos releases its plans for a major renovation of Red Rock Resort.

Times change. With a 1.6 million-square-foot regional shopping center scheduled to open within walking distance across Summerlin Centre Drive in October, Red Rock Resort will undergo its largest and most costly renovation since Station Casinos opened the property on April 15, 2006, at a eye-popping cost of $925 million.

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Mad Greek cafe offers flavorful renditions of traditional dishes

Restaurant reviewer says the Las Vegas outpost of the Mad Greek Cafe serves up great Greek fare.

Until last week, my only familiarity with the Mad Greek Cafe had been a strawberry shake (a specialty) from the drive-thru at the flagship in Baker, Calif.

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OSHA: 'Multiple deficiencies' found in Hospital TB outbreak

LAS VEGAS -- Nevada OSHA officials have issued eight citations against Summerlin Hospital following an investigation into a tuberculosis outbreak in May 2013 that resulted in 20 employees contracting the disease.

According to the State of Nevada Department of Business & Industry, six of the citations are considered "serious" and two are "other-than' serious." They were issued for multiple safety and health violations.

It was learned during an OSHA investigation that are least two patients with unrecognized active TB were admitted into Summerlin Hospital for treatment. One of the patients was a baby admitted to the Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit where employees and other babies were exposed. In all, more around 60 people were diagnosed with the disease.

The investigation found there were "multiple deficiencies" in the hospital's TB Exposure Control Plan. The penalties for the violations total $39,600.

Wet 'n' Wild opens Saturday for special spring break activities

Wet 'n' Wild opens Saturday for special spring break activities

Wet 'n' Wild will open its season this weekend just in time for spring break for most students at Clark County School District schools.

Opening week will feature special activities and prizes in addition to the 25 slides and attractions at the water park. There will be competitions and contests, including limbo, dancing, hula hooping, scavenger hunts and trivia. There will also be music from current hits to classic songs from the 50s and 60s.

Wet 'n' Wild will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., starting Saturday through April 18. The park will continue that schedule on select weekends through Memorial Day weekend.

The regular summer schedule will start Memorial Day weekend. The new Tornado extreme water slid will also open that weekend.

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NV tortoise emerges from burrow in sign of spring

Mojave Max                          Photo credit: Shana Vanlancker

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A famous southern Nevada tortoise has emerged from his burrow in another sign that spring has begun.

Clark County officials say Mojave Max made his seasonal debut at 4:10 p.m. Monday at the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

The tortoise goes into hibernation every winter and emerges each spring as his internal clock responds to warmer temperatures and longer daylight hours.

Schoolchildren in the area guess when Max will emerge as part of an annual contest that's been running since 2000. The winning student receives prizes including a year-long pass to national parks, a laptop computer and a digital camera.

The winner has not yet been announced.

The earliest the tortoise has emerged is Feb. 14, and the latest is April 17.

City of Las Vegas planning two concerts in the park in May

City of Las Vegas planning two concerts in the park in May

The city of Las Vegas is offering two free concerts in May as part of the city's Las Vegas Arts Connection community outreach.

The first concert will be at 7 p.m. May 9 at Bruce Trent Park, 8851 S. Vegas Drive.  The Red Rock Ramblers will play a mix of bluegrass, classic country, swing and gospel music.

The second concert will be 7 p.m. May 16 at Police Memorial Park, 3250 Metro Academy Way. John Earl's Boogieman Band will perform some of their original works that feature a Delta and Chicago Blues tone. They will also perform classic songs from that genre.

Police looking for men who robbed store

Police looking for men who robbed store

Metro Police are looking for two men who robbed a store near Charleston Boulevard and Rainbow Boulevard.

According to police, the men walked into the business at around 5:30 a.m. March 12. The first man went to the counter, pulled out a gun and pointed it at the employee.

The second man then walked behind the counter, approached the employee, who was sitting down, and punched her in the face. He then took money from the register, while the first man stole items from the store.

Both men then left the scene on foot.

The first man police are looking for is described as a black man in his 20s or 30s who is about 5 foot 9 and 160 pounds. He was carrying a handgun and was last seen wearing a dark sweatshirt.

The second man police are looking for is a black man in his 20s or 30s who is about 6 foot and 170 pounds. He was last seen wearing a plaid sweatshirt and a scarf around his mouth and nose.