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In brief: South Point announces plans for a new bowling arena and more

Men behaving badly

It’s been a bad PR week for cops in the Las Vegas Valley. In Henderson, a SWAT officer was fired after treating a department vehicle so badly that it ended up engulfed in flames. In Las Vegas, Metro’s Use of Force Board is recommending the termination of an officer who shot a man sitting in a car during a domestic violence call. We rarely see police officers in trouble, let alone two in one week. Perhaps our checks-and-balances system is working in Nevada after all ... —Ken Miller

Child’s play

Vice magazine recently interviewed Jonathan Hobin, a Canadian photographer whose work shows children reenacting gruesome crimes, tragic events and natural disasters from recent years. Along with photos of kids depicting 9/11, the 2004 tsunami and Abu Ghraib, there is a shot that reaches all the way to Las Vegas. Titled “Vegas Wedding” it shows two children on a nursery floor, wearing top hats and ornate coats and posed with oversized stuffed tigers. Does it convey the horror of Montecore’s attack on Roy Horn at the Mirage? Maybe not, but it does capture a bit of the fantasy destroyed that night. —Sarah Feldberg

Let’s roll

I know I’m not the only one who loves ESPN’s bowling commercials set to Busta Rhymes and Mariah Carey. Well, plenty of hot-and-heavy bowling action is heading to South Point, which announced this week that it’s breaking ground on a new $30 million bowling arena that will host the U.S. Bowling Congress championships over 12 years, starting in 2016. No word yet on a weekly Lebowski night, but you should start practicing just in case. —Sarah Feldberg

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