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Las Vegas fights human trafficking through new ad campaign

The scourge of human trafficking is no stranger to Sin City. Now, Las Vegas is trying to bring awareness to stem the tide of such cases through a new billboard campaign.

The city’s FBI Division is partnering with Clear Channel Outdoor, a company that specializes in large-scale advertising, to place ten billboards through the Las Vegas Metropolitan area, where they will remain for a year.

An image of a child’s face with a hand over her mouth appears on the billboard with the inscription: “Human Trafficking: We’ll Listen. We’ll Help.” It includes a 24-hour hotline, operated by the FBI for victims and witnesses to call for help or to submit a tip. The signs can be read in English, Spanish and Chinese.

“We want to highlight it here, because we don’t want the human traffickers to feel like this is a safe haven, and we want to rescue as many people as we possibly can to make Las Vegas a place to recreate, not to be enslaved,” Special Agent in charge of the Vegas FBI Division Aaron Rouse said.

Rouse added the majority of victims are trafficked for prostitution, while about 30 percent of cases involved some kind of trafficked labor.

According to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, they recovered 107 children last year alone as victims of trafficking. The Polaris Project, which is a national non-profit that tries to combat human trafficking reports the hotel industry and escort services have the highest incidents of human trafficking for labor and sex, making Vegas a prime location for it. Documented cases in Nevada have gone up, according to Polaris, with 116 in 2014, 138 in 2015, and 167 in 2016.

Andrew Craft is a Fox News multimedia reporter based in Las Vegas, Nevada . Follow him on twitter: @AndrewCraft

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Vegas Is More Than Just Casinos

Vegas Is More Than Just Casinos

What is it that comes to your mind when you think of Vegas? One of the first things that will come to the mind of most people is the Las Vegas strap. You will find large casinos, hotels and the high roller wheel on the strip. It is interesting during the day but at night, it really lights up the city.

If you have come to Vegas to enjoy a vacation, you might want to try some options away from the casinos. Since this is such a large vacation destination, there are many things to do in the area and even in the surrounding country. In fact, there are so many things to do, you might just want to schedule another trip so you can do more.

When you are in the city, one of the things you will come to appreciate are the shows. It doesn’t matter if you are talking about an Elvis impersonator or if you are going for an all out Vegas show, they can be quite entertaining. Another option is to try one of the Vegas style buffets. If you are someone that loves to eat, this is a choice you should not overlook.

Outside of the city are also a number of choices as well. Some of them will be in the nearby towns but you might also want to try something natural. The Grand Canyon is close enough to enjoy as a day trip, and it is something you should see in your lifetime. You can also go check out Red Rock Canyon. It is also a beautiful place to be.

As you can tell, Vegas has a lot to offer. Regardless of whether you are inside of the city or in the surrounding country, you are in for the vacation of a lifetime.

VIDEO: Downtown Las Vegas residency gives artist room for her art

VIDEO: Downtown Las Vegas residency gives artist room for her art

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At the beginning of October, Krystal Ramirez will take the next step in her career as she becomes the artist in residence at Juhl.

Ramirez is the second artist in residence at the downtown Las Vegas condominium community.

"It feels pretty amazing to be selected the new artist in residence, especially because I know there were over 30 applicants," she said.

The Juhl Artist in Residency initiative invites working Nevada artists to apply for the program that provides the artist selected the opportunity to live and work rent-free at Juhl for a residency of up to six months. The residency includes a two-level live/work space at Juhl with a ground-level studio space of approximately 1,000 square feet and approximately 1,000 square feet of living space on the second floor.

For Ramirez, the extra space will give her more flexibility with her art.

"I definitely want to start playing with size. I think I’m always, with my work in the past, I’ve been in smaller spaces," she said. "I recently did a piece that was 11 feet by 11 feet. That’s the biggest piece I’ve ever done and it was quite difficult because it definitely did not fit in my studio."

Her 11-feet by 11-feet piece called "I Want To See" has been shown at the Clark County Government Center. While she used textiles in this piece, her artwork varies with different mediums used, including photography, the focus of her fine arts degree from UNLV in 2009.

Ramirez said having a set studio will be welcome after having to use a room in a house or elsewhere that wasn’t necessarily designated as studio space.

"I can work on multiple projects at once. So if I’m not feeling one thing, I can kinda move on to the next," she said. "I think ideally that’s what you want as an artist is to be able to work on five different things and play around with different sizes, be able to do research and just all those things I didn’t get to do at home because of space and distractions."

Ramirez has also had her work showcased at "Tilting the Basin" at the Nevada Museum of Art, first in Reno and then in Las Vegas.

During the 2016 opening of "Tilting the Basin" in Reno was when Juhl owner Uri Vaknin first came up with the idea of an artist in residency program at the condominium community after he met artist Justin Favela.

"At the opening, we were talking and I was like ‘this is incredible work, where’s your studio, I’d love to do a studio visit.’ He goes, ‘I actually don’t have a studio.’ At that moment, it triggered," Vaknin said. "I have a building. I have some great live-work spaces and one of the things we like to say about Juhl is ‘creativity lives here.’"

Favela then became the first artist in residence and Vaknin noticed the growth of Favela’s artwork.

"Justin moved into the studio and one of the things he was able to do while he was in the studio is really take his work to the next level," Vaknin said.

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That’s the hope for the next artist in residence, is someone with the same sort of potential. Ramirez was selected by a jury of four, including Vaknin, Favela, Michelle Quinn and Katie O’Neill.

"Krystal really represented what we felt we were trying to achieve with this artist in residency program, which was to select a great artist, an artist who is going to engage with the community, who’s going to be focused on downtown Las Vegas, but you know also this artist in residency program would help them get to the next level of their career," Vaknin said.

Ramirez thinks having the studio space and also being downtown, not far from the Arts District, will also help her creative process.

"So you get repeat visits from artists, you bounce ideas off each other. When your studio’s in your home, you can have friends over at your house, but they’re not going there specifically to look at your work," she said. "… It’s a different mindset."

Krystal Ramirez gave 13 Action News permission to use the images of her artwork in the above video.

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Las Vegas ceremonies commemorate 9/11

Las Vegas ceremonies commemorate 9/11

Members of the Palo Verde High School Air Force JROTC prepare for a ceremony to honor victims of the 9/11 attack at the Barbara Edwards Memorial on campus in Las Vegas, Sept. 11, 2017. (Michael Quine/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Members of the Palo Verde High School Air Force JROTC prepare for a ceremony to honor victims of the 9/11 attack at the Barbara Edwards Memorial on campus in Las Vegas, Sept. 11, 2017. (Michael Quine/Las Vegas Review-Journal)

Ceremonies around the Las Vegas Valley were being held Monday morning to commemorate the 16th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The remembrances included a flag rededication at Palo Verde High School to honor teacher Barbara Edwards, who died in the attack on Washington, D.C.

In an early ceremony at the Joseph M. Neal STEAM Academy, students were asked to honor the day with an act of kindness.

“We must always defend freedom and democracy and treasure family and community,” said Denise Murray, principal of the elementary school.

Murray and her husband, a retired police lieutenant for the New York City Port Authority, lost 37 friends that day.

She stood next to a plaque with the names and faces of the 37 victims, surrounded by twin tower replicas decorated with tiny American flags bearing the names of all those who died in the attacks.

Although Murray’s students weren’t alive at the time of the attacks, she said she makes a point to talk to the students about the event each year.

“I know they have empathy for me when I tell them my story,” she said.

In the week prior to 9/11 and on Monday, students were watching age-appropriate videos and having discussions about the attacks with their teachers.

“It gives people who weren’t alive at that time of a picture of it,” said nine-year-old Aubrey White, a fifth-grade student at the school. “It was a very sad time.”

The Las Vegas Fire Department had a ceremony at 6:45 a.m. at Fire Station No. 5 at 1020 Hinson St., paying tribute to those who died on Sept. 11, 2001.

Contact Meghin Delaney at mdelaney@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0281. Follow @MeghinDelaney on Twitter.

A flag at @PaloVerdeHS_NV Barbara Edwards Memorial is at half-staff following a ceremony to honor the Palo Verde teacher who died on 9/11. pic.twitter.com/GCkthoxEo3Murray challenged her students to do something kind today in honor of 9/11Principal Denise Murray and her husband knew 37 people who died in the 9/11 attacks. She makes a point to talk to her students about it

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Hotel clerk recalls rescuing kidnapped woman in Las Vegas

A Las Vegas hotel clerk who saved a woman allegedly being kidnapped on Monday by her ex-boyfriend recalled the terrifying ordeal, saying the woman “seemed nervous but calm.”

Danielle Jacobsen told FOX5 Las Vegas she saw Virgina Paris, 55, walk up to the check-in desk at Railroad Pass Casino showing no fear.

"She was like, ‘Uh, I need help. I’ve been abducted. I’ve been missing since Friday. It’s pretty serious, can you please pretend like you’re checking me into a room please and get the cops on the phone and get them here?’” Jacobsen told the news station.

Jacobsen said her first thought was to get the security team without drawing attention. The officers nearby formed a perimeter around Paris, trying to stay coy as they took her to a room for safety.

Meanwhile, Joseph Hetzel, 52, was seen waiting by the door of the casino and peered into a window to see Paris being taken away. Hetzel was later arrested and booked into jail on suspicion of carjacking and kidnapping, police said.

"Hearing about it all, it’s very scary. I’ve never had anything like that happen,” Jacobsen recalled. "[Security] did an amazing job."

“[Virginia] wanted to get ahold of her family members. She was a very nice lady. I’m glad she got home ok and got back,” she added.

Paris was taken to the hospital and reunited with her family a short time later. Police had found Paris’ car abandoned in Mesquite, Nevada, early Tuesday.

Investigators believe the ex-boyfriend kidnapped Paris in Solvang, Calif. Paris previously obtained a restraining order against Hetzel.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Lil Wayne Hospitalized With Multiple Seizures, Cancels Las Vegas Show

Lil Wayne Hospitalized With Multiple Seizures, Cancels Las Vegas Show

Lil Wayne canceled his Sunday night concert at a Las Vegas nightclub after suffering multiple seizures in Chicago earlier in the day.

The rapper’s representatives confirmed to TMZ that Lil Wayne was again hospitalized following his continued struggle with epilepsy.

"Due to unforeseen circumstances Lil Wayne will be canceling his previously scheduled performance," Las Vegas’ Drai’s nightclub said in a statement Sunday. "Our priority is the health and well-being of our artists. Everyone at Drai’s wishes Lil Wayne a speedy recovery during this time."

Wayne was reportedly found unconscious at his Chicago hotel room Sunday after suffering a seizure. He was transported to the city’s Northwestern Memorial hospital, where he had another minor seizure, Reuters reports.

Despite efforts to get the rapper discharged in time for the Las Vegas show, doctors recommended that the rapper stay hospitalized for a few days, especially considering the multiple occurrences of Wayne suffering a seizure mid-flight.

In June 2016, Wayne’s private jet made an emergency landing in Omaha, Nebraska after the rapper had a seizure during a Milwaukee-to-California flight. The rapper spent at least one night at an Omaha hospital during that ordeal.

"I’m prone to seizures," Wayne said in 2012, months after the rapper suffered a seizure aboard another private jet flight, which also forced an emergency landing and a Texas hospitalization. "This isn’t my first, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh seizure. I’ve had a bunch of seizures, y’all just never hear about them."

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10 best things to do in Las Vegas this weekend — Sep. 1-3

10 best things to do in Las Vegas this weekend — Sep. 1-3

Churro waffles from Craft Kitchen

Get ready for your three-day weekend, Las Vegas.

If you’ve never tried Mexican ice cream, now’s the perfect time. La Flor de Michoacan serves fruity Mexican ice cream in flavors like dragonfruit and rose petal.

The season’s first batch of movies is being released this weekend. Check one out or preview all of fall’s potential blockbusters.

Two Las Vegas Strip day clubs are hosting Labor Day parties at their pools.

Here are your top picks for what to see, eat and do in Las Vegas this weekend.

Grab a bite

At La Flor de Michoacan’s four Southern Nevada ice cream shops, you can find flavors like dragonfruit (pitaya, in Spanish), pine nut (piñon) or rose petal (rosas). “We have our own flavors,” owner Rosie Chavez said. “The ice cream is traditional.”

These family-run businesses may date back generations and many still churn the ice cream by hand with wooden paddles in metal cylinders surrounded by barrels of ice and salt. Read more about La Flor de Michoacan here.

Staff member Nayeli Gonzalez shows cups of ice cream at La Flor de Michoacan. Chitose Suzuki Las Vegas Review-Journal

Are they churros? Or are they waffles? They’re both — and even better, they’re served with tres leches caramel sauce. Churro Waffles are baked and then quickly deep-fried for a crisper texture, then tossed in cinnamon-sugar for the perfect churro coating. They’re one of the most popular brunch dishes at Craftkitchen. See more about CraftKitchen’s dish here.

Churro waffles from Craftkitchen

Get a drink

While the preparation here is that of a cocktail topped with beer, the proportions make the X-Rated Passion at Green Valley Ranch’s Lobby Bar closer to a beer with a kick of vodka and sugar. Wheat beers blend well with orange, which is why the liqueur base of blood orange-flavored X-Rated is a perfect choice. Learn how to make it yourself here.

See a show

For fans who bought tickets last November, the wait is almost over to see Bruno Mars this weekend. The “24K Magic” and “Uptown Funk” singer will light up the Park Theater at 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Monte Carlo. Tickets are $99.50 to $500; call 800-745-3000.

Tony Award-winning singer and actress Idina Menzel will belt out “Let It Go” and other popular tunes at 8 p.m. Saturday in The Pearl at the Palms. This is the second-to-last stop on Menzel’s world tour, which also features songs from her latest album, “idina.” Tickets are $63.72 to $141.70.; call 702-944-3200.

Rock out

With choruses and chops equally outsized, this Seattle quintet Minus the Bear favors buoyancy and intricacy alike with tastefully noodly indie rock that even prog plebeians can dig. See them at 9 p.m. Sunday at The Bunkhouse Saloon. Tickets are $20 in advance, $22 day of show; call 702-982-1764.

Happy to have @thevelvetteen playing with us in Sacramento! On sale now at https://t.co/HSpU7bcHXu pic.twitter.com/5BeP7mEo14

— Minus the Bear (@minusthebear) June 6, 2017

“Confessions,” “Raymond v. Raymond,” “Looking 4 Myself,” “Hard II Love”: Liquid-hipped R&B superstar Usher’s album titles alone betray both a man in need of a few couch trips and a remarkable aversion to prepositions. C’mon, buddy, no need to be so hard on yourself. Go ahead, look in the mirror and repeat after us: “I’m good enough, I’m smart enough, and doggone it, people like me.” See him at 7 p.m. Friday at The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Tickets start at $49; call 702-698-7778.

Catch a movie

The arrival of fall means cooler weather is on the way — and so is a season’s worth of potential blockbusters including “Justice League,” “Thor: Ragnarok,” “Blade Runner 2049,” “Kingsman: The Golden Circle,” “The LEGO Ninjago Movie” and next weekend’s “IT.”

Read about and preview the trailer for every movie coming out between now and November.

Stay in

100 ninjas, including Las Vegan Jelani Allen will attempt the final four-stage obstacle course of “American Ninja Warrior” on Monday. The finals were filmed in the lot across from the Luxor on the Las Vegas Strip during EDC weekend, but will air at 8 p.m. on Monday night on NBC.

Jelani Allen at the “Kansas City Qualifier”of “American Ninja Warrior.” Fernando Leon NBC

Downtown

The Fremont Street Experience will offer a pair of free shows this weekend. Collective Soul will perform at 9 p.m. Friday on the 3rd Street stage, and Better Than Ezra will play at 9 p.m. Sunday on the Main Street stage. Banger Brewing Company will host its monthly bingo night on Wednesday. Players will have the chance to win beer and other swag. Games get underway at 5:30, and the last ball will be called around 8 p.m.

First Friday

From artists to musicians to attendees, everyone’s “Too Cool for School” — at least at September’s throwback-themed First Friday.

The monthly downtown arts district happening — which runs from 5 to 11 p.m. — also has a new footprint. In the monthly featured artist spotlight: local Kurtis Rykovich, who received his master of fine arts degree from UNLV. He describes his paintings, which illustrate his love of fantasy, as “a collection of gorgeous creatures full of dangerous allure and intrigue.”

Cockroach Theatre

The central character of “Seven Deadly Sins” explores everything from pride to gluttony to lust on a seven-year, seven-city trek to earn enough money to buy a family home. “Seven Deadly Sins” is also the first half of a double bill, debuting this weekend, that marks the first collaboration between Sin City Opera and Cockroach Theatre. Rounding out the operatic double feature: “Erwartung (Expectation),” with music by modernist master Arnold Schoenberg.

Read more about the double feature here.

Labor Day weekend parties

Beats by identical twin DJs Deux will close out Labor Day weekend at Drai’s Beachclub on Monday. Boombox Cartel, Adventure Club with Young Bombs and Rae Sremmurd will entertain dayclubbers from Friday through Sunday, respectively. Doors open at 11 a.m. at The Cromwell. Admission starts at $30 for men ($40 on Saturday), and $20 for women.

Labor Day Weekend at #Drais Beachclub is HERE! Fri @BoomboxCartelSat @AdventureDub w/ @youngbombsSun @RaeSremmurdMon @deux_twins pic.twitter.com/88OYG6aidA

— DraisLV Beachclub (@DraisDayclub) August 31, 2017

Marquee Dayclub will celebrate the Labor Day holiday with sounds by Sunnery James and Ryan Marciano, and Michael Calfan. Doors open at 11 a.m. Monday at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Carnage will spin in the nightclub. Doors open at 10:30 p.m. Tickets start at $35 for men and $25 for women.

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Las Vegas oddsmakers predict Bulls to be worst NBA team in 2017-18 season

Las Vegas oddsmakers predict Bulls to be worst NBA team in 2017-18 season

Dwyane Wade (Getty Images)

The Bulls have already unloaded All-Star Jimmy Butler and it appears they’re willing to buy out Dwyane Wade’s contract, all but solidifying its intent to shoot for the highest possible pick in the 2018 draft.

Oddsmakers at Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook predict the Bulls tanking next season and have set the team’s over-under regular season win total at just 21 1/2 games, nearly a 20-loss drop off from this past season.

An Eastern Conference playoff team also eyeing a full-scale rebuild, the Hawks are projected to have the second-worst amount of wins, while the defending champions Warriors should have nearly the same amount of wins as last season.

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Here are the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook’s over-under win totals for the 2017-18 season.

TEAM OVER/UNDER 2016-17 WIN TOTAL Warriors 67.5 67 Celtics 56.5 53 Rockets 55.5 55 Spurs 54.5 61 Cavaliers 53.5 51 Thunder 51.5 47 Raptors 48.5 51 Timberwolves 48.5 31 Bucks 47.5 42 Wizards 47.5 49 Nuggets 45.5 40 Clippers 43.5 51 Heat 43.5 41 Hornets 42.5 36 Trail Blazers 42.5 41 Sixers 42.5 28 Jazz 40.5 51 Pelicans 39.5 34 Pistons 38.5 37 Grizzlies 37.5 43 Mavericks 35.5 33 Lakers 33.5 26 Magic 33.5 29 Pacers 31.5 42 Knicks 30.5 31 Kings 28.5 32 Nets 28.5 20 Suns 28.5 24 Hawks 25.5 43 Bulls 21.5 41

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