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McCarran Ranked 5th Worst in TSA Thefts

LAS VEGAS -- A new report from the Transportation Safety Administration ranked McCarran International Airport as one of the worst in the country when it comes to TSA staff stealing from checked baggage.

It can be a gamble sometimes - waiting at baggage claim, making sure your checked luggage made the journey with you. Close to 30 million people will come through McCarran International Airport by the end of the year.
 
Thousands of passengers check bags which are subject to random searches by TSA agents. Those searches - many times - take place out of sight from passengers. TSA officials say they are working to make sure some agents aren't stealing baggage instead.

"It's kinda' scary, 'cause I have personal items in my checked baggage, and when I saw the little slip, it made me wonder what they were actually looking for," said traveler Crystal Streight.

Man Extradited to Vegas in Cold Case Murder

Marco Laguna-Romero

LAS VEGAS -- A suspect has been arrested in connection with a cold case murder from 2004. The District Attorney's office said Marco Laguna-Romero was arrested in September in Milwaukee.

Romero was extradited to Las Vegas Tuesday to face a charge of  murder with a deadly weapon and several traffic-related charges.

According to a police report, a construction worker found the burned body of a woman near Sam Boyd Stadium in August 2004. The body was so badly burned it took several months to identify Latoshia Denise Williams and for the Clark County Coroner's Office to determine her cause of death.

In February 2006, a Metro detective received a handwritten statement from a woman who said her ex-boyfriend, Marco Laguna-Romero, had told her that he had murdered a woman.

Actress Uses Star Power to Bring Votes to President Obama

Actress Uses Star Power to Bring Votes to President Obama

 

Actress Eva Longoria used her star power to stump for President Obama on the UNLV campus.

Longoria spoke to students Tuesday and then led them to an early voting site. She told the students that the president understands how important it is to fund a college education.

"We are lucky we have a president who understands this. Who has helped students by doubling the Pell grants. Who has helped students by lowering the interest rates on student loans. He wants to make sure that the college tax credit helps millions of students and families pay for college," Longoria said.

The actress's appearance came on the same day that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and his running mate Paul Ryan stopped in Henderson. The team told a crowd of more than 6,000 people that they wanted to keep the U.S. military the strongest in the world.

Thousands Turn Out For Romney, Ryan Stop in Nevada

HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) -- Thousands of people turned out for a Republican campaign event featuring Mitt Romney and vice presidential running mate Paul Ryan.

Fresh from his Monday debate with President Barack Obama, Romney sounded familiar themes Tuesday and asked if voters can afford four more years of Democratic policies. The appearance drew an overflow crowd to the Henderson Pavilion amphitheater. Campaign organizers estimated 6,000 people attended the rally.

Ryan says the debates showed Romney has the demeanor, temperament and skills to be a leader.

The crowd booed when Romney mentioned the Obama health care reform law, and cheered when Romney said he wants to keep the American military the strongest in the world.

GOP voter David Bierwirth said Tuesday that he felt at home among the audience in the nearly 2,500-seat Henderson Pavilion amphitheater.

Details of Michelle Obama's Las Vegas Visit

Details of Michelle Obama's Las Vegas Visit

LAS VEGAS -- First Lady Michelle Obama will visit Las Vegas this week to speak to grassroots supporters.

The First Lady will speak at Orr Middle School on Friday, Oct.26. The event is free and open to the public but tickets are required. Tickets will be given out at several locations on a first-come, first-served basis.

Tickets are available at the following locations on Tuesday, Oct. 23, from noon to 9 p.m. and if tickets are still available will continue on Wednesday, Oct. 24 and Thursday, Oct. 25 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Organizing for America – Green Valley
2925 Green Valley Parkway, East
Henderson, NV 89014

Organizing for America – Summerlin
7469 West Lake Mead Boulevard, Suite 170
Las Vegas, NV 89128

Organizing for America – Paradise
1350 East Flamingo Road, Suite 20
Las Vegas, NV 89109

Flavor Flav to Fight Las Vegas Domestic Charges

William Jonathan Drayton Jr. also known as Flavor Flav.

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A defense lawyer says Flavor Flav intends to fight criminal domestic battery and assault charges and seek reconciliation with his longtime fiancee following an argument that led to his arrest last week.

Attorney Tony Abbatangelo appeared Monday before a Las Vegas judge on behalf of the 53-year-old former rapper and reality TV star, whose legal name is William Jonathan Drayton Jr.

The judge scheduled an evidence hearing Nov. 20.

Drayton is accused of pushing his fiancee to the floor and wielding two knives as he chased and threatened her 17-year-old son during an argument early last Wednesday at their home in Las Vegas.

Drayton could face up to six years in prison if convicted of felony assault and six months in jail on a misdemeanor domestic battery charge.

 

Book Groups Provide 'Instantaneous Opportunity' for Passionate Discussion

Groups at two libraries get into the thick of it.

Forget whatever it is that Democrats and Republicans are arguing about these days, and toss this one around for a while ...

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