After massive investigation, motive in Vegas massacre still a mystery

View Slideshow FacebookTwitterGoogleFacebook MessengerWhatsAppEmailCopy A photo released by Las Vegas authorities shows the 32nd-floor window at the Mandalay Bay Hotel from which gunman Stephen Paddock unleashed his massacre, killing 58 people and injuring 700 more. The image was released Friday in a preliminary, 81-page report on the Oct. 1 mass shooting. In

Las Vegas shooter’s computer was loaded up with child porn

Authorities found “several hundred images” of child porn on a computer belonging to Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock, according to a preliminary report on the case released Friday. Paddock’s estranged brother, Bruce Paddock, was arrested in October on child pornography charges. Bruce Paddock had over 600 explicit images of minors

Charges may still be filed in connection to Vegas massacre

LAS VEGAS — Charges could be filed in connection with the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history, even though the gunman responsible for killing 58 people is dead, a lawyer for Las Vegas police told a judge Tuesday. Attorney Nicholas Crosby did not identify new evidence or suspects

Vegas shooter’s girlfriend may have known something was up

Even before her boyfriend was named as the man responsible for the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history, Marilou Danley knew something was up. An hour before Las Vegas cops released Stephen Paddock’s name, Danley deleted her Facebook account, according to newly released documents about the Oct. 1

FBI documents unsealed in Las Vegas massacre investigation

LAS VEGAS — FBI agents knew the gunman behind the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history left behind big caches of guns, ammunition and explosives when they sought warrants to search his properties and online accounts, according to court documents released Friday. A U.S. judge in Nevada unsealed

The chilling reason Disney World removed ‘Do Not Disturb’ signs

At some hotels in Walt Disney World, “Do Not Disturb” signs have checked out for good. Walt Disney World has removed the signs from the four hotels located on the Monorail loop that connects with the Magic Kingdom theme park: Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort &

All the things in 2017 we want to forget

Goodbye to 2017 — and good riddance! Last year was a hot mess of terror, toxic political fights, subway disasters, nuclear dread and mass killings — and New Yorkers couldn’t wait to see the end of it. Here are some things we’re all hoping to leave behind in 2018: 1.

Coroner releases grim report on Vegas massacre

Las Vegas killer Stephen Paddock blew himself away with a gunshot into the mouth after he slaughtered 58 people in the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history, according to a coroner’s report. According to Clark County Coroner John Fudenberg, none of the victims killed at an outdoor concert

Las Vegas shooting survivor killed by hit-and-run driver

A Las Vegas man who survived the country music festival attack that left 58 people dead was killed earlier this month by a hit-and-run driver, leaving his widow reeling “in another dimension.” Roy McClellan, 52, was killed Nov. 17 while hitchhiking on a highway west of Las Vegas in

Mandalay Bay adds 24/7 elevator security after gunman’s rampage

The Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas is beefing up security at its elevator banks more than a month after the mass shooting carried out from its hotel, according to a report. Permanent, round-the-clock guard posts are now stationed by elevator banks leading up to hotel rooms,

Vegas police beef up marathon security in wake of concert massacre

LAS VEGAS — Las Vegas is posting snipers and surrounding tens of thousands of runners with other safety measures at a weekend marathon, the first large-scale outdoor event since a gunman killed 58 people at a country music festival. Police have beefed up security and tweaked their original safety

Congress fails to tighten regulations on “bump stocks’

Nearly a month after the worst mass shooting in modern American history claimed 58 lives, Congress has failed to tighten regulations on so-called “bump stocks” — devices that let semiautomatic rifles fire nearly as rapidly as machine guns. Even the National Rifle Association seemed to be on board with restricting the

New timeline in Las Vegas massacre may offer new insights

The New York Times has now formed like authorities claim. Digital investigators working for the newspaper’s video unit pieced together footage that was captured at the scene and apparently discovered that local police were wrong yet again about what happened that night. Instead of being shot right before the assault, they claim

Will Las Vegas’ tourism industry recover after deadly shooting?

LAS VEGAS — As volunteers streamed in to donate blood, doctors tended to the wounded and investigators scoured the scene of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, Las Vegas tourism officials moved quickly to protect their valuable franchise in a city where branding is everything. “What happens here, stays

Slain Vegas cop left heartfelt funeral notes on computer

HENDERSON, Nev. — A Las Vegas police officer and U.S. Army veteran who was among 58 people killed in the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history provided instructions ahead of time for those at his memorial not to mourn, a pastor told the crowd at his funeral on Friday. “If

Mandalay Bay won’t rent Vegas shooter’s infamous suite again

The Mandalay Bay suite that Stephen Paddock was holed up in during the Las Vegas massacre will be shuttered indefinitely as hotel employees work to preserve evidence related to the shooting, a report says. MGM Resorts International, which owns and operates the resort and casino, announced Thursday that they had no

Hero guard at center of Vegas massacre opens up on “Ellen’

The two Mandalay Bay employees first on the 32nd floor in the Las Vegas massacre have spoken out on TV for the first time — describing to Ellen Degeneres how they narrowly dodged death as killer Stephen Paddock shot at them through a hotel door. Security guard Jesus Campos said he

Vegas shooter’s brain probed for hidden diseases

Investigators are continuing to probe the brain of Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock as they search for clues to explain why he opened fire on a crowd of concertgoers two weeks ago. Paddock’s body has been transported to Stanford University, where neuropathologists will turn their microscopes on the mass murderer’s gray

Shifting Las Vegas massacre narrative has gamblers on edge

A shifting narrative about when officials at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino alerted cops before the worst mass shooting in US history has Las Vegas on edge. And now gamblers are wondering: are they rolling the dice with their own lives inside the city’s casinos? Shifting Las Vegas massacre narrative

Mandalay Bay staffers didn’t call cops after security guard was shot

Hotel staffers at the Mandalay Bay did not call Las Vegas police until after Stephen Paddock started his mass shooting spree, according to phone records. An anonymous source who has reviewed the records told ABC’s “World News Tonight” that employees initially refused to alert authorities — even after security guard Jesus

Police chief defends shifting timeline of Vegas massacre

The Las Vegas police chief defended his department shifting timeline of the Mandalay Bay massacre — even claiming the details of the mass shooting could change again. Sheriff Joe Lombardo gave a television interview Wednesday after key details of the shooting were rearranged this week and the Mandalay Bay ownership said

MGM says police timeline of Vegas massacre “may not be accurate’

MGM issued a statement Tuesday night questioning the “most recent” timeline that was provided by police for the Las Vegas massacre — saying it “may not be accurate.” “This remains an ongoing investigation with a lot of moving parts,” said MGM Resorts spokesperson Debra DeShong. “As evidenced by law enforcement briefings

Brain exam on Vegas shooter shows no signs of abnormalities

Doctors have begun Stephen Paddock’s autopsy — with an examination of his brain revealing no abnormalities on Tuesday, according to police. Little is known about the 64-year-old retiree’s mental health, but his brother had previously told reporters that he was hoping authorities would find “a tumor in his head” in the

Company behind bump stocks sued over Las Vegas massacre

A gun-control group is suing the company that produces bump stocks — devices used by the Las Vegas shooter to make his rifles fire nearly as fast as machine guns — on behalf of the killer’s hundreds of victims. The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence and Vegas law firm Eglet

Mandalay Bay weighs fate of Vegas gunman’s infamous suite

LAS VEGAS — What will become of the now-notorious Las Vegas hotel suite that a 64-year-old retiree used to stage the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history? That is the difficult decision facing the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino a week after Stephen Paddock opened fire on a crowd at

“Hero’ security guard was shot before Vegas massacre started

The Mandalay Bay security guard credited with heroically stalling the Las Vegas massacre was actually shot before the rampage even took place — raising questions about the timeline of the worst mass shooting in history. see also Hotel guard Jesus Campos — who was credited with stopping Stephen Paddock’s 10-minute assault on

Jason Aldean returns to Vegas one week after massacre

LAS VEGAS — Country star Jason Aldean has returned to Las Vegas a week after a mass shooting during his performance at a music festival left 58 people dead and hundreds more hurt. University Medical Center of Southern Nevada thanked Aldean on Facebook Sunday for visiting with survivors. The hospital says Aldean’s

Friend says Las Vegas shooter seemed to have a heart

The man behind the country’s deadliest mass murder “actually cared about everybody,” a friend claimed on Monday. Stephen Paddock “ tried to make people happy, he tried to make people care and I don’t know what happened to him,” Lisa Crawford told ABC’s “Good Morning America.” Crawford worked as a property manager

NRA CEO won’t back bill banning bump stocks

WASHINGTON – The head of the National Rifle Association Sunday wouldn’t commit to a new law banning bump stocks in the wake of the Las Vegas massacre. “There are monsters like this monster out there every day,” the CEO of the NRA, Wayne LaPierre told CBS’s “Face the Nation.” “There are