Calvin Harris

Love, marriage, no major incidents in Vegas on New Year's

Las Vegas rung in the new year with fireworks, big-name DJs and hardly a hitch even with an estimated 300,000 visitors in town, police said Sunday.

There was also plenty of love and marriage, including a spur-of-the-moment wedding for Tempe residents Laura Atayde and Daniel Saavedra just after midnight at the Little Neon Chapel in downtown Las Vegas. They decided to elope in the new year for tax purposes, but also because after eight years together, the time was right.

"I love her and she loves me," said Saavedra, 30, a police officer who met Atayde when he was in the Marines. "We woke up this morning and we decided let's drive 5 ½ hours from the...