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17-year-old student arrested after gun discovered on school property

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The Clark County School District police have arrested a 17-year-old male student at Sunrise Mountain High School after discovering a loaded handgun in his backpack.

CCSD police say the gun was discovered on school property around 12 p.m. on Wednesday after an officer observed a student returning to campus, at which time the officer notified campus security.

School police conducted a school safety search and confiscated the .38 special handgun from the backpack.

The student was arrested and taken to the juvenile detention center.

The student has been charged as a minor in possession of a firearm, carrying a concealed weapon, and possession of a dangerous weapon on school property. ... Read More

Report: Oakland A's reportedly have their sights on Tropicana as potential ballpark

LAS VEGAS (KLAS)-- The Oakland Athletics are reportedly interested in the Tropicana Hotel and Casino on the Strip as a possible site for a baseball stadium, according to a new report.

According to CNBC, that another site under consideration was the Wynn golf course. Another site possibly in the running is an unnamed property owned by Caesars Entertainment. But before that would even be considered, they'd have to bid on the land and put together a public-private financing plan.

A spokesperson for the A’s declined to comment saying "the Oakland Athletics can't confirm this report and do not have a comment at this time."

The A's have openly explored Las Vegas for potential relocation this year amid ongoing negotiations for a new baseball stadium in Oakland. ... Read More

Police: Suspected white supremacist pepper-sprayed, arrested after punching, spitting at security guard

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A woman who police described as a suspected white supremacist was pepper-sprayed after police said she threatened a security guard with a knife and spit at him.

Sheridan Brown, 41, faces battery and hate crime charges, according to her arrest report.

Police said Brown entered a convenience store in the 6400 block of Boulder Highway and hit the guard. The guard then pepper-sprayed her.

While awaiting medical assistance, Brown reportedly made racial slurs toward the guard, who is Black, police said. While being arrested, Brown, who is white, spit in a person’s face, according to the report.

Police took Brown to be booked at the Clark County Detention Center. During the booking process, police said Brown had a white supremacist symbol tattooed on her right ankle.

The symbol, two “SS” lightning bolts, are insignia from Nazi Germany. Police said they charged Brown with a hate crime due, in part, to the tattoo... Read More

Teen charged in Michigan high school shooting that killed 4

OXFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (NewsNation Now) — A Michigan teenager has been charged with murder, terrorism and other charges for a shooting that killed four fellow students and injured others at Michigan's Oxford High School.

Charges against 15-year-old Ethan Crumbley were announced Wednesday, a few hours after authorities reported the death of a fourth teen from the school in southeastern Michigan. Crumbley is charged as an adult... Read More

People magazine's '2021 People of the Year' includes CCSD teacher

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Clark County School District teacher Juliana Urtubey who teaches at Kermit Booker Elementary School is among those being recognized as one of People magazine's 2021 People of the Year.

Urtubey, as well as singer Dolly Parton, gymnast Simone Biles, and actress Sandra Oh, will be featured on the magazine covers of the issue.

According to People magazine, "all led the way in their respective fields, helping make the world a little bit better every step of the way."

In this week's issue, PEOPLE introduces its 2021 People of the Year — Dolly Parton, Sandra Oh, Simone Biles and our nation's teachers — who have all led the way in their respective fields, helping make the world a little bit better every step of the way. https://t.co/gKz0fTjncf pic.twitter.com/cAFSgxVavZ... Read More

Omicron COVID-19 variant identified in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A person in California became the first in the U.S. to have an identified case of the omicron variant of COVID-19, a U.S. official told The Associated Press on Wednesday. It comes as scientists continue to study the risks posed by the new strain of the virus.

In a morning news conference from the White House, Dr. Anthony Fauci confirmed the first case of the omicron variant is in San Francisco.

Dr. Fauci said the person was a traveler who returned from South Africa on Nov. 22 and tested positive on Nov. 29. The person was vaccinated but had not received a booster shot.

The Biden administration moved late last month to restrict travel from Southern Africa where the variant was first identified and had been widespread. Clusters of cases have also been identified in about two dozen other nations. The official could not discuss the matter publicly and spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity... Read More

Watch live: Abortion rights at stake in historic Supreme Court arguments

WASHINGTON (AP) — Abortion rights are on the line at the Supreme Court in historic arguments Wednesday over the landmark ruling nearly 50 years ago that declared a nationwide right to end pregnancies and has forged one of the most enduring fault lines in American life and politics.

The stakes for the fate of the Roe v. Wade decision have never been greater as the most conservative court of the past 40 years weighs whether to uphold a Mississippi law that bans abortion after 15 weeks.

The state is asking the court to explicitly overturn the 1973 ruling. It's possible the justices just uphold the Mississippi law and says nothing more, but abortion rights supporters say that would still effectively overturn the landmark decision... Read More