Wendy Rush

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When you think of high crime areas in Las Vegas, you normally think of downtown. Any street named after a letter or number was usually a place you’d stay away from at night. Now there is an unexpected area in Vegas getting hit by high crime.

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department has been on high alert after a series of burglaries on the west side, 8 News Now reports. A far cry from the downtown area, this was once a quiet and safe place to live. One neighborhood getting hit with these crimes is Peccole Ranch, which is located near Sahara and Fort Apache area. Another is Queensridge, located near Charleston and Fort Apache.

Multiple houses have been hit by burglaries in this area lately. And although there is a security post at the entrance of the Queensridge neighborhood, Metro believes the tunnel system is to blame. Burglars have easy access into the neighborhood through the tunnels, and a quick escape out with the stolen goods.

It is believed that the suspects have parked in Peccole Ranch, south of Queensridge. And used the tunnel system to cross Charleston and gain access to Queensridge Estates.

Car break ins have been reported as well as home invasions. And recently, in Queensridge Estates, it got even worse. Two elderly residents are in critical condition today because a burglary lead to torturing the couple, including a near drowning of the elderly woman.

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department has approached residents with cameras on their homes. The footage has helped identify the movement patterns of some of the suspects. It seems no matter where we live in Las Vegas, having a home security system isn’t negotiable anymore.

This is an ongoing investigation. If you have any information that could help, contact the LVMPD at 702-828-3111.

Wendy Rush, 96.3KKLZ

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Las Vegas Is About To Get A Ton Of Tourists This Year

Buckle up, Las Vegas. We’re about to get a major influx of tourists in 2023. And we’re not just talking about the typical flow of Bachelor and Bachelorette parties. Or the seasonal events like the rodeo or EDC. We mean tourists running up and down the strip all day. Every day. All year long.

There are a lot of new casinos, entertainment venues and fun parks opening this year in Vegas. Some brand new. Others projects that have been long overdue to open. These added attractions will bring both first time and returning visitors to check out what’s new in Sin City.

And it won’t just be adults looking to gamble either. With the opening of a few new kid-friendly attractions in Vegas, you can bet the kids are coming too. Inflation is here to stay, and places like Disneyland aren’t lowering their prices to help families out. So parents will need a new family tradition for their summer adventures. And we’ve got a venue opening soon that will give them just that.

In fact, this might be a good year for Las Vegas residents to look into putting their house on AirBnb or turn it into a short term rental property. And if you plan to be in Las Vegas in February of 2024, stock your shelves and plan to go into full lockdown that second weekend.  Super Bowl LVIII coming to Allegiant Stadium will make Las Vegas crazier than ten Vegas New Year’s Eves combined.

A lot of travel websites are pointing at Las Vegas as the place tourists need to see this year. And it’s on the top of lists of places tourists are most excited to visit. So what exactly are the new attractions bringing people to our neighborhood this year? We’ve made a list of the ones tourists are already talking about. Wendy Rush

  • MSG Sphere At Venetian

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    One of the world’s most technologically advanced entertainment venues is scheduled to open later this year. The Madison Square Garden Entertainment Corporation is currently fine-tuning their gigantic sphere at The Venetian. This thing will be unlike any other. Screens will surround the audience so they can see the show from all angles. Plus the seats are going to be programmable, which means patrons can control things like the wind and smells around them. It will attract music and technology lovers alike from all around the world.

  • Pro Bowl Games at Allegiant Stadium

    Low angle view of a college style football at a yard line with dramatic lighting

    The AFC vs NFC competition will be a weeklong celebration kicking off February 5. And of course this will be a preview for what’s to come next February when we host the Super Bowl.

  • The strip is turning into the autobahn

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    Germany’s federal highway known for its high speeds will have a worthy rival in Las Vegas. At least for one weekend. The Formula 1 Heineken Silver Las Vegas Grand Prix is coming November 16-18 and turning the strip into its personal racetrack. Many of the viewing packages are already sold out. And you can bet the rest of them will be fought over with tourists in the upcoming months.

  • Nevada's first Marijuana-Friendly Hotel

    First Las Vegas Cannabis-Friendly Hotel Coming

    Nevada‘s first pot-friendly hotel is about to debut this spring. The Lexi Las Vegas will offer accommodations for the cannabis enthusiast, including an entire fourth floor basically devoted to hot-boxing. If you missed the details about the new project, check it out here. You can bet it will bring marijuana-lovers from all over the country.

  • Horror Theme Park at Area 15

    ORLANDO, FL - OCTOBER 25: In this handout photo provided by Universal Orlando, Greg Nicotero, Co-Executive Producer and Director of Special Effects Make-Up Artist for AMC's "The Walking Dead," found himself surrounded by a horde of walkers at Universal Orlando's Halloween Horror Nights 24 on October 25, 2014 in Orlando, Florida. During his visit to the event on October 25, Nicotero experienced the real-life terror of his own undead creations inside AMC's The Walking Dead: End of the Line haunted house. The Walking Dead: End of the Line is the biggest house in Halloween Horror Nights history featuring the largest cast of scareactors. It is one of this year's most popular haunted houses, surpassing guest ratings from both 2013's and 2012's incredibly popular experiences based on the hit television show. Universal's Halloween Horror Nights 24 runs on select nights now through November 1. For more information, visit: HalloweenHorrorNights.com/Orlando. (Photo by Roberto Gonzales/Universal Orlando via Getty Images)

    Universal is bringing a permanent theme park to Las Vegas this year. It is inspired by their wildly popular Halloween Horror Nights. It will be located at Area 15. Here’s the details you might have missed. 

  • Huge, and we mean HUGE concerts

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    Jonas Brothers in February. Taylor Swift in March. Red Hot Chili Peppers in April. Garth Brooks and Miranda Lambert in May. Carrie Underwood in June. P!nk and Madonna in October. And that’s just the tip of the music iceberg. With all these new venues opening, more and more musicians will follow.

  • Brand New Stations Casino Off Strip

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    Those crazy cats behind your favorite station casino is at it again. If you’ve driven around the Durango/215 bend lately, you’ve already seen it. The new Durango Casino & Resort is scheduled to open later this year with 200 new rooms for guests. It will also have gaming, a sportsbook, food court, four restaurants, convention space and a pool.

  • The Fontainebleau is happening (for real this time)

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    After years of being on hold, the Fontainebleau Las Vegas is finally looking to open their doors this year. The on-strip property will provide 3700 hotel rooms, gaming, shopping venues, restaurants and several pools for their many guests. There will also be a very large convention space for tourists and locals alike.

  • Music Festivals

    Friends drinking beer and having fun at music festival. Back view

    Remember when it was just Life Is Beautiful? Then EDC became an annual event. Well now it’s also When We Were Young. And it’s just going to keep growing. Las Vegas is becoming more and more on the radar of places to host a music festival. This year look for EDC in May, Life Is Beautiful in September and When We Were Young in October.


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