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City Council Approves Plan to Move Zappos Downtown

LAS VEGAS -- City Council members have approved a deal to move the headquarters for Zappos.com to the City Hall building in downtown Las Vegas.

The big move, which will take place in two years, is expected to help turn the struggling downtown around by bringing in about 1,000 of new workers into the traditionally troubled area.

Zappos. com is currently leasing space in Henderson. The Resort Gaming Group made a $25 million offer to the city to buy the City Hall site with the intent of developing it as a corporate campus for Zappos which will lease the property for at least 10 years.

"We will be able to sell that around the world to industries and businesses, to folks that are looking to relocate, and even folks that are not looking to relocate, to attract them to Las Vegas. We have been validated today as a result of this proposal," said Mayor Oscar Goodman.

Thanksgiving Fare a Little Pricier This Year

HENDERSON, Nev. -- Many grocery shoppers are finding out that the traditional Thanksgiving feast is costing more this year.

It is forcing some shoppers to look for bargains and be a little choosier. The days leading up to Thanksgiving are among the busiest in the grocery industry.  From celery and carrots to yams and potatoes, the staples of Thanksgiving are selling quickly but at a steeper price.

BREAKING NEWS: Wind Advisory and Freeze Watch Issued

LAS VEGAS -- A wind advisory has been issued starting at 3 p.m. and lasting until midnight for Clark County and southern Nye County and a freeze watch will be in effect Wednesday night.

Winds are expected to be gusting between 20 to 30 mph and with gusts possible to 50 mph. There is also a slight chance of rain. The temperature will drop Wednesday and is expected to be in the 40's on Thanksgiving Day making it one of the coldest in recent years.

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A freeze watch is in effect from Wednesday night to Friday morning. Some neighborhoods could see temperatures in the 20's.


Threading Businesses Pop Up Around Las Vegas Valley

LAS VEGAS -- It's not too hard to find empty store fronts and closed businesses around the Las Vegas valley. However, there is one type of business that is not only surviving but actually thriving.

It is called eyebrow threading and seems to be the latest way to remove unwanted hair. One business owner told 8 News NOW that she just opened three months ago and is already looking to add three more shops.

"Everybody's like 'what is threading?' Threading is an ancient middle eastern art to removing unwanted hair. All with this cotton thread," explains Sandra Dayal, Bollywood Salon owner.

She didn't think her business would last through the recession. Luckily, she was wrong.

Cox to Offer Video-on-Demand Content Through TiVo

SAN FRANCISCO -- Digital video recording pioneer TiVo Inc. and cable television provider Cox Communications Inc. are making it easier for Cox subscribers who use TiVo's DVR boxes to watch Cox's on-demand video content.

The companies said Thursday that Cox's video-on-demand library will become accessible on TiVo's latest DVR, the TiVo Premiere, in Cox's major markets, which include San Diego and Las Vegas. The integration is expected early next year.

In the past, cable providers haven't integrated their on-demand content with consumer DVR products such as those from TiVo, so watching on-demand movies or television shows from Cox and other companies has been a cumbersome process for TiVo users.

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Former Sen. Ted Stevens Dead; O'Keefe Survives Airplane Crash

WASHINGTON -- A plane carrying former Sen. Ted Stevens and eight others crashed in remote southwest Alaska, killing the longtime Republican lawmaker and four other people, authorities said Tuesday.

Ex-NASA chief Sean O'Keefe and his teenage son were also aboard and survived the crash, according to a former NASA spokesman.

Stevens' family has been notified that the 86-year-old was among those killed in the crash Monday night, family spokesman Mitch Rose told The Associated Press.

Rescuers arrived on helicopter early Tuesday and were giving medical care to survivors, Alaska National Guard spokesman Maj. Guy Hayes said. He offered no additional details, except that there were potential fatalities.

Alaska officials reported that nine people were aboard the aircraft and that "it appears that there are five fatalities," NTSB spokesman Ted Lopatkiewicz told The Associated Press in Washington.

More Businesses Moving to Downtown Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS -- The economy is tough, but some businesses are bucking the trend by expanding and relocating. And Downtown Las Vegas is getting a lot of attention.

After more than a year of searching for the perfect spot for her business, Michelle Dimauro, with Habit Design Studio, says she found it.

"Ever since we opened our business, we wanted to be in the Arts District," she said.

She isn't alone. Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman says now more than ever, businesses are showing interest in relocating and even expanding to the downtown corridor, including the Arts District. Mayor Goodman says the city has pulled out all the stops in an effort to attract businesses to the area.

"All we can do is make it business friendly. We've waived all of the liquor license fees for these small taverns. We're changing our zoning requirements -- not making it as difficult," he said.