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Police looking to ID woman accused of robbing business

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Metro Police are looking for a woman accused of robbing a business in early August. They released a photo of the woman they are seeking.

The robbery happened on Aug. 8 around 6:14 p.m. at the business located on Decatur Boulevard near Tropical Parkway.

According to police, the woman stole items from the business and when she was confronted as she left the business, she threatened the person with a knife.

She is described as a white woman around the age of 30, 5′ 7″, 200 pounds, with blonde hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a tank top and jeans.

Anyone with information is asked to call Metro’s Commercial Robbery Section at (702) 828-3591, or to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555 or visit www.crimestoppersofnv.com. ... Read More

Border wall plans could divide South Texas retirement community

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (Border Report) ⁠— Lauren Heiy has an ailing back, but that didn’t stop her from joining about 50 of her neighbors to protest a planned border wall through their River Bend Resort and Golf Club communities.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection met with residents at the field office in Brownsville. Heiy, 69, said they asked officials where exactly the border wall will be built and whether virtual technology can be utilized instead. Residents in this community for adults 55 and older also pleaded with border officials to recognize that if a border wall were built there, property values could substantially decrease, threatening their homes and livelihood... Read More

Border agents arrest ‘violent gang member’ wanted in Maryland

EL PASO, Texas (Border Report) ⁠— Border agents arrested a Salvadoran gang member who is wanted for violent crimes in Maryland, the U.S. Border Patrol announced Thursday.

While conducting surveillance Wednesday near San Elizario, border agents from the El Paso Sector’s Ysleta Station spotted 23-year-old Ronald Ademair Valencia-Guriola allegedly crossing into the U.S. illegally.

Valencia-Guriola, who has an extensive criminal history, was arrested and charged with attempted murder, assault, and armed robbery in 2017 in Riverdale Park, Maryland.

Valencia-Guriola allegedly failed to appear for his court date before Maryland authorities issued an extraditable warrant in 2018. He faces a charge of illegal re-entry and extradition back to Maryland. Valencia-Guriola was booked into the El Paso County Jail... Read More

Hundreds turn out to vigil for slain UNLV student

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Hundreds of people gathered Thursday night to remember the life of 19-year-old Paula Davis. Davis, a student at UNLV, was murdered last week in North Las Vegas.

Sean and Kara Davis say they’re living a nightmare. 

“If you think of the 19 years that we had with her, it was a blessing. It was one of those times where you remember the gift that life is and she certainly was a gift,” said Sean Davis, Paula’s father.

It’s the love from their family and friends who have made this somewhat bearable. 

“Every bit of condolence we’ve seen seems to help with the burden in some way,” said Kara Davis. 

It was Sean who discovered his daughter’s body on Friday.

“We just had a growing sense that something was wrong,” said Sean.

He tracked her cell phone to a location in Desert Horizons Park. She was found shot to death inside of their van.

Who would do this?... Read More

CCSD Board of Trustees confirms contract between district and teachers’ union

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — In a unanimous 6-0 vote, the CCSD Board of Trustees approved the contract between the district and the teachers’ union Thursday night. The agreement focuses on four key issues: salary raise, step increases, increased contributions to health premiums and a column advancement.

The Clark County Education Association voted to approve the agreement earlier this week. The school district eventually agreed to the union’s demands after they threatened to strike.

Now that the deal has been approved, teachers will receive back pay.

The Education Support Employees Association and the Clark County School District also reached a final tentative agreement on the financials as part of a two-year contract... Read More

Air Force veteran receives home through national foundation

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A national non-profit is helping one local veteran and his family have a place to call home. On Thursday, “Operation Homefront” handed over the keys to Air Force veteran Mark Porter and his wife.

The family recently
graduated from the “Homes on the Homefront” program and have been deeded their
home, mortgage-free. The program allows families to work directly with housing
caseworkers and financial counselors to learn and plan for home ownership:

“iIt’s amazing, how
many people they did it today and they’re going do it again and again,” Mark
Porter said. “All these families that they touch and change it’s just a miracle.
They’re angels.”

Since 2012, over 550
families have graduated from the “Homes on the Homefront” program and have been
deeded their homes, mortgage-free... Read More

Friday the 13th will probably feel out of this world eerie with full Moon and asteroid approaching Earth

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A full Moon, an asteroid, and a Friday the 13th walk into a bar: Sounds like the start of a bad joke — right? It isn’t! Ok, the bar part isn’t real, but come Friday, this scenario will be earthlings’ reality. 

Why?!

Because as if a full Moon on Friday the 13th isn’t eerie enough, NASA is also getting in the mix by tracking a massive asteroid that is expected to approach Earth!

According to NASA’s Center for Near-Earth Object Studies (CNEOS), which mainly focuses on tracking asteroids that fly close to the planet, the approaching space rock is currently moving at a speed of 32,000 miles per hour.

CNEOS estimated that the asteroid is about 853 feet long. To put things into perspective, upright, it would be taller than the National Monument, which is 666-feet tall... Read More