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WEB EXTRA: Rep. Mark Amodei

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Politics Now co-host Steve Sebelius interviews Nevada Republican Congressman Mark Amodei.

The topics include why Amodei says he avoids getting into fights on social media, what immigration reform bills he thinks could reasonably pass, why he wants to see “clean” single subject immigration reform bills for things like TPS and dreamers, what gun control bills he thinks could pass, and why he is not in favor of trying to pass a wholesale repeal of the Affordable Care Act, and instead trying to tweak it. ... Read More

Politics Now: 8/31/2019

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — This week on Politics Now with host Steve Sebelius, The Clark County School District and the Clark County Education Association reach a deal and avoid a potentially disruptive teacher’s strike, Democratic presidential candidates Kamala Harris, Cory Booker, Amy Klobuchar and Julian Castro visit Las Vegas to speak at the AFL-CIO Nevada state convention, Nevada Democrats have to cancel their plans for a virtual tele-caucus in 2020, Steve interviews Congressman Mark Amodei and Steven Horsford, and unraveling a change to military immigration rules that caused a stir this week. ... Read More

Hurricane Dorian strengthens to Category 5

MIAMI (AP) – Weather forecasters say Hurricane Dorian has intensified to a Category 5 storm, capable of inflicting catastrophic levels of destruction.

The National Hurricane Center in Miami said Sunday that Dorian’s maximum sustained winds have increased to 160 mph (260 kph), up from 150 mph (240 kph). It is moving west at 8 mph (13 kph)

“Devastating hurricane conditions” are expected in the Abacos Islands early Sunday, with conditions will spread across Grand Bahama Island later in the day, the center said.

In its advisory at 8 a.m. EDT, the center says the storm’s center is 35 miles (55 kilometers) east of Great Abaco Island and 225 miles (360 kilometers) east of West Palm Beach... Read More

Overnight shooting shuts down traffic

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – A man is recovering after being hurt in an overnight shooting in the southern valley.

Metro Police say it happened just before 3:30 Sunday morning, near Tropicana and Cameron.

Officers arrived to find a man with a gunshot wound. He was taken to the hospital.

Cameron has been shutdown in both directions as Metro investigates. Plan to avoid the area. ... Read More

Odessa police chief: 21 shot, 5 killed in Texas shooting, gunman dead

Texas (AP) — The Latest on a shooting in West Texas (all times local):

6:10 p.m.

Odessa Police Chief Michael Gerke says that at
least 21 people have been injured by gunfire and five killed in a shooting in
West Texas.

At a news conference Saturday, Gerke also says
that at least three law enforcement officers were among those shot.

He spoke after a chaotic afternoon during which police reported that a suspect hijacked a U.S. Postal Service vehicle and began firing at random in the area of Odessa and Midland, hitting multiple people. Police initially reported that there could be more than one shooter, but Gerke says authorities now believe it was one shooter.


Police said there are “multiple gunshot victims”
in West Texas after reports of two suspects opening fire on Saturday in the
area of Midland and Odessa... Read More

At least 10 people shot after Alabama high school football game

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — Mobile Police say at least 10 people have been shot at Ladd Peebles Stadium. Police say the age of those injured ranges from 15 to 18.

Police say two people are in custody. Police say they are questioning them, but have not confirmed if they are the shooters.

Mobile Police Chief Lawrence Battiste asks “Why are the young people bringing this type of violence to public events. They’re bringing their beefs that they have with each other in their neighborhoods and they’re putting other people in harm’s way. ” Chief Battiste and the Mobile Police Department has been advocating to prevent teen violence in the city.

“We’re going to have to be more aggressive on our end, the city, as to how we hold the individual accountable when they go before the courts. We have got to make sure they understand that we will not tolerate juvenile violence in our community,” says Chief Battiste... Read More

Group arrested for illegal campaign donation

NYE COUNTY, Nev. (KLAS) — Six people were arrested for embezzlement, among other charges, in connection to a campaign donation. The donation went to Dwight Lilly’s campaign for County Commissioner.

The donation was planned during the May 2018 meeting for the Private Well Owners Cooperative in Nye County. Deputies say, this was discovered Friday during an investigation. The group illegally donated in excess of $3,000 to Dwight Lilly’s campaign.

Lilly was serving as board member during meeting and is currently the president of the Co-Op. Deputies say, board members conspired to disguise the donation by claiming it was reimbursement for expenses unrelated to campaign.

Dwight Lilly, Tom Adams, Wade Hinden, John Bosta, Christine Stern and Kenny Bent were the board members involved... Read More