Vegas murder victim misidentified; boy safe

A mother and metro Las Vegas authorities misidentified an 8-year-old boy as a young homicide victim, police said Saturday after the boy, an older half-brother and their father were all found safe in Utah.

Las Vegas strip club offers vaccine clinic

A Las Vegas dancer who received her coronavirus vaccine at her strip club while wearing a French maid-inspired costume on Friday joked the experience was the "most Las Vegas" thing she had ever seen.

Las Vegas marks 2 years since mass shooting that killed 58

LAS VEGAS — From a sunrise event to a reading of victims' names at the time the bullets flew, Las Vegas on Tuesday marked two years since the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, with memorials to the 58 people killed at a country music festival."No anniversary is more terrible than the one that recalls how your neighbors and guests were so wantonly slain, even while their hearts were singing out in joy as they listened to music with their friends and loved ones," Joe Robbins said.The father of 20-year-old Quinton Robbins told a daybreak audience of hundreds about his son, a city recreation worker who died when a gunman rained gunfire from a high-rise hotel into a crowd of 22,000 on Oct. 1, 2017."None of us want those who lost to be forgotten," Joe Robbins said.Nevada Gov.

US promises nearly $17M for survivors of Las Vegas massacre

LAS VEGAS — The U.S. government is allocating nearly $17 million to help people affected by the Las Vegas Strip mass shooting that became the deadliest in the nation's modern history, Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker said Friday.The money from the Justice Department will defray costs of counseling, therapy, rehabilitation, trauma recovery and legal aid for thousands of people affected by the Oct. 1, 2017, massacre, Whitaker said in Cincinnati.Fifty-eight people died and more than 850 were injured when a gunman opened fire from a high-rise hotel into an open-air country music concert crowd of 22,000 people.Whitaker termed the $16.7 million grant to help victims, family members, medical personnel, first responders, concert staff, vendors and witnesses as an effort to help Las Vegas heal."We have already provided $3 million to cover expenses for state and local law enforcement in Las Vegas and in Clark County following last October's horrific mass shooting," he said.The Justice Department said the money will supplement and replenish a compensation fund managed by the Nevada Office for Victims of Crime .A committee overseeing the state fund created a protocol to make payments on a scale to more than 530 people.Relatives of those killed and people whose injuries left them with permanent brain damage or paralysis received the maximum $275,000.Smaller sums were given to those who were hospitalized or received medical care on an emergency or outpatient basis in the days after the shooting.Program coordinator Michelle Morgando said Friday that $3.2 million has been disbursed to date for claims arising from the Route 91 Harvest Festival tragedy.A motive for the shooting has not been found.