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Station Casinos to Reorganize Under Chapter 11

Station Casinos and its subsidiaries have announced that they have filed a Joint Plan of Reorganization under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code.

As part of the plan, the mortgage lenders that are holding debt secured by Red Rock Casino Resort Spa, Palace Station, Boulder Station, and Sunset Station will become the equity owners of a newly-formed company and will sell 46% of the equity to Frank Fertitta III and Lorenzo Fertitta, who will make a significant new investment to purchase their equity in the new company. 

The remaining equity will be owned primarily by the Propco Lenders and Colony Capital, who will also be making a new investment in the company.  Fertitta Gaming, will also manage the Propco Properties under a long-term management agreement. 

Parents Look for Justice in a Difficult System

LAS VEGAS -- When the grief is just more than he can bare, Frank Peterson says he tries to find some comfort in his daughter Angela's bedroom. Here lies her favorite stuffed animals, movie posters and clothing just as she left them on the night she was killed.

"This was her room. It is as she was before all this happened," said Frank Peterson.

The 24-year-old was a UNLV student living at home. She was returning from a friends house last November when her car was broadsided by 18-year-old Kevin Miranda's truck in the intersection of Rainbow and Flamingo.

Police say Miranda's preliminary breath test at the crash scene was .14, nearly twice the legal limit. The Peterson's say it only hurt more when Miranda's bail was initially set at just $20,000.

Miranda would await trial on house arrest, with assurances from the prosecutor that any violations would result in the immediate revocation of his bail.

Dishing @ 'Off The Strip'. A Local Favorite in Southern Highlands

The charming little restaurant in Southern Highlands features an Italian focused menu, without calling itself Italian. Try the grilled artichoke and meatball. You can't go wrong with the classic pasta dished either. Located on Southern Highlands Parkway

Lots Of Flavor and Big Portions at the Fat Greek

The Fat Greek is located on Decatur near Flamingo. This family run business knows how to do traditional Greek food, but brings in some nice fresh twists too. You will not leave hungry! Two people can eat there for less than $50 dollars and you'll have a doggie bag too. Leave room for dessert. Good sweets here.

Metro Police Investigate Shooting in Southwest

LAS VEGAS - Metro Police are investigating a shooting near S. Fort Apache and Sunset. The shooting happened around 9:00pm.

Police say a woman was walking through her apartment complex on her way home. She was approached by at least one male suspect. The victim was struck in the head and police say there was a struggle for her purse. She was then shot twice in the stomach.

She was taken to University Medical Center. Her injuries are believed to be non-life-threatening.

The suspect(s) got away with the woman's purse in a late-model, four-door, dark-colored Mercedes. Anyone with information are urged to call Crime Stoppers at 385-5555.

 

 

 

Nevada Congressional Delegation Inundated Over Health Care Votes

LAS VEGAS -- Las Vegas congressional offices say they've been swamped with calls in support and opposition to the health care overhaul vote. The voicemail boxes for many political party leaders are full from the sheer volume of people giving them a piece of their mind.

Assistants at Las Vegas congressional offices are hardly getting a break from the phones with people weighing in. After this weekend's protests outside of Congresswoman Dina Titus' Las Vegas office, the calls seem to be split evenly. 

"We're getting calls from all over the country. It wasn't even our constituents that are calling," said district director Dan Giraldo.

Republican Dean Heller's office is inside a federal building. They say all voters are welcome to come in and ask questions. 

Health District Gets Millions for Smoking Prevention

LAS VEGAS -- The Southern Nevada Health District has received more than $14 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. It comes from a total of $372.8 million over two years.

The SNHD is one of 44 communities in the United States to receive the award. The funds go towards a tobacco prevention projection.

Dr. Lawrence Sands, the Chief Health Officer with the Southern Nevada Health District says, "[the funds] are intended to avoid reductions in essential services in times of budget reductions."

Sands says the money will also strengthen the infrastructure of the nation's health care, while reducing costs for prevention services.

The Tobacco Control Program plans to use the funds to implement media campaigns to make sure that services to help smokers quit are available.

The SNHD could have applied for grant money to help fight obesity, but did not receive that award.