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Padres fire manager Andy Green during season-ending skid

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Rod Barajas was at his daughter’s soccer game in Del Mar on Saturday morning when general manager A.J. Preller called to say that Andy Green was out as manager of the underperforming San Diego Padres.

“I jumped in the car and came over straight to the field, and he asked me if I wanted to take over for the last eight games. And I said, ‘absolutely,'” Barajas recalled a few hours before beginning his stint as interim manager against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Green was fired about 12 hours after one of the Padres’ most embarrassing losses this season, which seemed to sum up their second-half collapse.

Barajas, a former big league catcher in his first season as bench coach, managed many of the current Padres players in Triple-A, winning three straight division titles and one Pacific Coast League title... Read More

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Good Samaritan recounts scene of deadly crash

GARFIELD COUNTY, Utah (CNN) — A Utah business owner was one of the first people on the scene of a deadly bus crash early Friday morning. The bus, which was carrying Chinese tourists, ran off the road and rolled into a guardrail near Bryce Canyon National Park.

The business owner tried to help everyone he could, despite the
language barrier and he says he’s still haunted by what he saw.

“Sounded like a warzone, big explosion,” Robert Driedonks
said. “I saw the bus, and went oh no.”

He rushed down the highway
from his business and came upon people and belongings, scattered across the
highway

“I just went to the
people who was worst,” Driedonks said. “The people still laying by the side of
the bus, I think bus rolled on them.”

The first three people he checked on were dead... Read More

Community raises $57,000 during Unite for Bleeding Disorders race

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Hundreds of people gathered Saturday morning at Floyd Lamb Park in support of families grappling with bleeding disorders. Together, they raised $57,000 during the Unite for Bleeding Disorders 5k and Walk.

The race is the National Hemophilia Foundation Nevada chapter’s biggest annual fundraiser. The funds raised go directly to families the organization serves.

Since 1948, the foundation has operated nationwide with a mission to find better treatments and cures for inheritable bleeding disorders and create awareness through education, advocacy and research.

The number of people in the United States living with hemophilia is currently unknown, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate the number to be around 20,000. ... Read More

Politics Now: 9/21/2019

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — This week on Politics Now with host Steve Sebelius Nevada Democrat Rep. Dina Titus and Florida Democrat Rep. Ted Deutch talk about their bill that would ban high-capacity gun magazines capable of carrying more than 10 rounds of ammunition.

Also, impeachment hearings start up in the House Judiciary Committee with testimony from former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski.

And Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman talks about why she isn’t holding out too much hope that the Arizona Diamondbacks are actually interested in moving to Las Vegas. ... Read More

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Border Report: Live tour preview

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (KLAS) — Over the next two weeks the Border Report crew will have a team driving the entire length of the U.S.-Mexico border, talking to people who live there about what life is like. The unfiltered view of the nearly 2,000-mile stretch is expected to be eye opening for everyone.

In the video above, you can get a closer look at the truck they
will be driving.
It
is equipped with7 cameras. They will be able to go live from the vehicle. One
of them is an infrared camera so at night we can see all the action that our
eyes can’t pick up.

You can follow along as well on borderreport.com or use #borderreport
on Twitter... Read More

Search continues for missing marine

SURPRISE, Ariz. (CNN) — After leaving a friend’s
home in Arizona, a marine went missing. Lance Corporal Job Wallace never
reported for duty at Camp Pendleton after his leave was over.

Now, friends and family are frantically looking for him. They
say he’d never walk away from being a marine, which was always his dream.

Stacy and Justin Wallace are absolutely devastated but refuse to
give up hope that their son Job will be found safe.

“At this point its about
his return, it’s not about the what-ifs, it’s not about what happened – I’m
focused on getting him back,” Stacy said.

The 20-year old marine was home on leave last weekend visiting
friends and family in Surprise, AZ. His parents say he left Monday night in his
truck headed back to Camp Pendleton in San Diego.

The next morning his sergeant called to say Job never showed up... Read More

WEB EXTRA: Rep. Dina Titus and Rep. Ted Deutch

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Politics Now host Steve Sebelius interviews Nevada Democrat Rep. Dina Titus and Florida Democrat Rep. Ted Deutch about their bill that would ban high-capacity magazines capable of carrying more than 10 rounds of ammunition.

They also discusss other gun control bills in the works, including the red flag gun law that Nevada passed during it’s 2017 legislative session. Deutch also talks about why he is optimistic that new gun bills will pass. ... Read More