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Journalist Cokie Roberts dies at 75

ABC News journalist and political commentator Cokie Roberts has died at the age of 75. Her death was due to complications from breast cancer.

According to ABC News, “Roberts won countless awards, including three Emmys, throughout her decades-long career. She has been inducted into the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame and was cited by the American Women in Radio and Television as one of the 50 greatest women in the history of broadcasting. She was named a “Living Legend” by the Library of Congress in 2008.”

BREAKING: Legendary journalist and political commentator Cokie Roberts passes away at 75. https://t.co/piGZYnh7mR pic.twitter.com/mhdME7NsyR

— ABC News (@ABC) September 17, 2019

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Workers at Fiesta Henderson casino vote to join union

HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) – Workers at the Fiesta Henderson Hotel-Casino have voted to form a union.

The Culinary Union, which represents about 60,000 bartenders, housekeepers, porters and more workers at Las Vegas’ famed casinos, announced it would be representing more than 300 workers at the Fiesta Henderson.

The union says 57% of about 300 workers voted in favor of the union on Friday.

Fiesta Henderson is the seventh property owned by Station Casinos to unionize since 2016.

Station Casinos’ parent company Red Rock Resorts declined to comment on the vote... Read More

Opportunity Village announces $30M housing project

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Las Vegas has one of the hottest real estate markets in the nation. Supply is low and demand is high. But the challenge that potential buyers face is nothing compared to those in the special needs community.

Unlike the able-bodied, many of the valley’s disabled cannot simply move into any home or apartment. A new project hopes to fill some of the void.

John and Lia Riccobene, a brother and sister, have been inseparable since they were children. Both work at Opportunity Village.

“I get a good paycheck and I love it,” said John.

“I like to have a good time with my friends at Opportunity Village,” said Lia Riccobene.

John and Lia’s lives are simple, challenging and beautiful. But their disabilities keep them living with their older sister.

“That’s what I love is being with my family,” John said.

Marie Branchini started caring for John and Lia seven years ago... Read More

8 puppies stolen during Southern Highlands break-in

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A Las Vegas valley man is asking for help after his home was broken into last week. According to the man, not only did thieves steal some of his belongings, but they also stole his eight puppies.

“Alright, come on in,” Brian Magruder says to his three dogs — two Caucasian Ovcharka adults and one nine-week-old puppy.

Just one week ago, ‘Vastaa’ and “Mishka’ were parents to seven more puppies. But, Magruder says on Tuesday, Sept. 10, someone broke into his Southern Highlands home.

“I had the cooler, the vent, in the window and they broke through the window,” Magruder said as he explained how the alleged thieves broke into his house through his laundry room window. 

Not only did the thieve take his laptop and tools, they also took his eight puppies... Read More

Marfa border agents find Chinese migrants hiding in abandoned cemetery shack

EL PASO, Texas (Border Report) — Border Patrol agents found a group of undocumented Chinese immigrants hiding inside an abandoned shack Monday at the Marfa cemetery.

The Border agents from the Big Bend Sector’s Marfa Station responded to a call for assistance from a Presidio County Sheriff’s deputy, who said he tried to pull over a GMC pickup that didn’t stop.

While searching for the truck, agents spotted a subject near the cemetery. The agents then searched the area on foot and spotted footprints that led them to the shack.

Inside the shack were 10 Chinese nationals who were in the country illegally, according to a Border Patrol news release. They were arrested and taken to the Marfa Border Patrol Station for processing... Read More

Metro Police search for suspects who shot a man and left his body in the road

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Metro Police detectives are searching for the person or persons responsible for shooting a man and leaving his body in the roadway a couple of days ago. According to officers, it happened on Sept. 14, 2019 at approximately 9:51 p.m.

A person who saw the man’s body called LVMPD dispatch to report a shooting in the 2100 block of Industrial Road, and when officersthey found the man in the roadway suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.

Medical personnel pronounced the victim dead at the scene. The investigation by the LVMPD Homicide Section indicated the victim was inside of a vehicle when the shooting occurred.

After being shot, the victim was pushed out of the vehicle by an unknown suspect. The vehicle was last seen traveling southbound on Industrial Road. ... Read More