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21 students struck by vehicles since school started, police step up patrols

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Since Clark County schools started in August, 21 students have been struck by cars while walking or biking to school.

On Wednesday, police are stepping up patrols. They’ll be outside Cashman Middle School near Desert Inn Road and Decatur Boulevard. A joint task force involving Metro and CCSD police will be around the school watching for drivers who ignore pedestrian traffic laws.

This also happens to be the time of year when pedestrians are in the most danger. Daylight hours are shorter and more people tend to walk as the temperatures get cooler.

April Stewart, a community activist, is very familiar with this issue. She lost her daughter, Mary, four years ago. The girl was killed while crossing a street in a crosswalk.

“For a driver, slow down and pay attention, you’re the adult. It’s your job to make sure you’re paying attention,” she said. “Kids are impulsive.”... Read More

What’s Driving You Crazy? – A viewer doesn’t like comments about slow drivers in the fast lane

LAS VEGAS ( KLAS ) – A viewer says other peoples’ comments about slow drivers in the fast lane are driving him crazy.

This all started when we showed the Nevada Highway Patrol’s social media post of an Arizona freeway sign that said: “Camp in the mountains, not the left lane.” Posts on our facebook page chimed in with hundreds of comments, including many that took aim at the HOV lanes on I-15 and US95 as well as how fast or slow people might drive.

Well, an email from Pete doesn’t mince words when it comes to whatever left lane you might find yourself in:

“Isn’t that why we have a ‘POSTED Speed Limit’?…and if 65 isn’t fast enough then perhaps those folks need to leave 5 or 10 minutes earlier then they currently do. Just saying…They don’t pay my insurance so don’t AT me for doing the POSTED speed limit!”

Pete, I expect that while you’re not alone in how you feel, that original NHP Facebook post had some advice:... Read More

SPACE SELFIES: The rarest kind of selfie

Some people like to take selfies when they visit different places and the astronauts are no different! Who wouldn’t be envious of this assignment?

NASA astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir managed to snap a few selfies while on the first spacewalk completed by an all-female team. NASA shared the celebratory photos from the October 18 mission. The astronauts were swapping out a faulty battery unit on the International Space Station (ISS).

The female astronauts had new suits designed specifically for them to do this spacewalk... Read More

Protection of asylum seekers part of Democratic Women Caucus agenda

EL PASO, Texas (Border Report) — The Democratic Women’s Caucus of the House of Representatives on Tuesday outlined its legislative priorities for the 116th Congress, which focus heavily on health, gender equality and abortion rights.

The group representing 91 congresswomen also expressed support for several bills, some already passed by the House but that remain stalled in the Republican-controlled Senate.

“There are two important pieces of legislation that we support in our agenda. The first is the Asylum Seeker Protection Act, which honors asylum protections for individuals who are forced to leave their country,” said U.S. Rep. Veronica Escobar (D-Texas), the Caucus vice president, during the event in Washington, D.C. broadcast over Facebook... Read More

Report: Migrants at Matamoros tent camp could be rounded up, sent to stadium miles from int’l bridge

MATAMOROS, Mexico (Border Report) — An estimated 1,600 migrants living at a tent encampment in Matamoros, Mexico, could be rounded up and forced to live at a stadium miles away from the border, according to a newspaper report and several volunteer organizations... Read More

Mexican detainee dies at Arizona hospital

EL PASO, Texas — A Mexican man in federal custody died at an Arizona hospital Monday morning, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials said in a news release.

Border agents from the Border Patrol’s Tucson Sector apprehended the 49-year-old man about 1 p.m. Sunday in an area south of Casa Grande, Arizona. 

While processing him, agents determined the man needed medical attention and took him to a hospital in Tucson. There, medical staff learned that man had a pre-existing heart condition.

CPB said the man died about 9 a.m. Monday at the hospital, though the cause of death is not yet known. It’s unclear how long the man was in custody before he was taken to the hospital. 

In a statement, CBP offered condolences to the man’s family, saying the agency is “saddened” to report the man’s death.  ... Read More

I-Team: Notorious Chicago Mob boss Joey ‘The Clown’ Lombardo dies while serving life sentence

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Notorious Chicago Mob boss Joey “The Clown” Lombardo died this weekend, according to federal prosecutors. Lombardo was 90 years old when he died on Saturday in a maximum-security prison in Colorado.

He was serving a life sentence for racketeering, murder, and other mob crimes. Lombardo was convicted as part of the 2007 Family Secrets Trial that put many of the remaining members of the Chicago outfit behind bars.

Lombardo, a boss in the Chicago mafia during the era when his underlings included Frank ‘Lefty’ Rosenthal and Tony Spilotro, who were on the ground in Las Vegas to oversee mob activities, including casino skimming.

Lombardo is one of several mob figures who went to prison for skimming millions of dollars from Las Vegas properties. His last conviction was for racketeering and murder, including the slaying of Tony Spilotro... Read More