News

Willie Nelson’s stolen armadillo returned

Willie Nelson’s stolen armadillo returned

ARMADILLO:Country music veteran Willie Nelson has been reunited with his stuffed armadillo mascot after it went missing following a concert in Las Vegas on Monday. Photo: Associated Press

Country music veteran Willie Nelson has been reunited with his stuffed armadillo mascot after it went missing following a concert in Las Vegas on Monday.

The “Always on my Mind” hitmaker’s crew members realized the stage prop had disappeared as they packed up after the singer’s gig at the Westin Lake Las Vegas resort, and asked venue bosses to scour surveillance videos in a bid to find the culprit who grabbed the keepsake.

Westin executives didn’t have to look for long – a man handed over the armadillo in a shoebox on Tuesday morning, and asked them to pass it on to Nelson.

It was subsequently couriered to the star in California, where he is currently on tour.

Nelson suffered a similar scare last year when the armadillo was stolen from a gig in New York in September.

Recent Headlines

in Entertainment

Today in entertainment history: Oct. 24

Fresh
jamesbrown

A look back on some of the Hollywood headlines that made history.

in Local Sports

Miller has 31 saves, Canucks beat Blues 4-1

Vancouver Canucks' Henrik Sedin (33), of Sweden, talks with Alexander Edler (23), of Sweden, during a timeout in the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Phoenix Coyotes Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, in Glendale, Ariz. The Coyotes defeated the Canucks 1-0.

Vancouver snaps 2 game losing skid with win over St. Louis

in Sports

Manning, Sanders lead Broncos past Chargers 35-21

FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2014 file photo, Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning calls an audible at the line of scrimmage against the San Diego Chargers in the second quarter of an NFL divisional playoff football game in Denver. Folks who watched the Broncos' NFL playoff win over the San Diego Chargers on television Sunday couldn't help but notice how often, and loudly, Manning used the code word "Omaha" as he barked signals. Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce president and CEO David Brown said he wants to explore the possibility of hiring Manning, one of the sporting world's top pitchmen, to shoot a promotional ad for Omaha.

Peyton Manning threw 3TD passes - all to Emmanuel Sanders - as the Broncos knocked off the Chargers Thursday Night

in Sports

Steve Nash ruled out for season with back injury

Steve Nash

The Lakers and Nash announced their decision Thursday, less than a week before the start of the 40-year-old Nash's 19th NBA season.

in Local Sports

WWU: Men’s soccer team & volleyball crew victorious

western washington logo generic copy/wwu

Vikings score twice in less than two minutes midway through first half to win for the fifth time in their last six games, improving to 7-6-1 overall and 5-4-1 in GNAC play.