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 Sports

This weekend’s sports schedule

Fresh
xlix

A complete look at this weekend's sports schedule.

in National

Making headlines this week

Fresh
AP373144186169_15

A look at some of this week's biggest stories and the headlines you may have missed.

in Sports

This week’s best sports shots

Fresh

A look back on some of the biggest moments and best photos in sports this week.

in Local

Senate OKs earlier revenue forecast in odd-numbered years

Fresh
Budget

The Senate has unanimously passed a bill that would move the state revenue forecast up a month earlier during legislative sessions when lawmakers must craft a two-year budget.

in Local

Politicians and others in betting mood for Super Bowl

Fresh
From left, Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., and Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., with Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., and Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., meet on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, after their bet on last Sunday's NFL Super Bowl football game between the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos. Seattle won and the senators from Washington will receive Colorado-raised bison from Tony’s market, peaches from Palisade, Colo., and a gift certificate to Elway's, a Colorado-based steakhouse and other Colorado produced items.

Elected officials, businesses, museums; it seems like almost everyone wants to wager on the Super Bowl.