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1,500 fed in annual Catholic Charities feast

LAS VEGAS -- Catholic Charities opened its doors Thursday to feed 1,500 people in need; that's 300 more than the group fed last year. It was the charity's 49th Annual Thanksgiving Feast.

There was 600 pounds of turkey with all of the trimmings, along with 1,500 homemade biscuits, butter cups and pumpkin flavored Crème Brule.

Attendants of the Thanksgiving feast sat nest to total strangers, but the vibe was that of a big family.

Many like 14-year-old Toby Leggero said the event was more than just a holiday to them. It contributed to their livelihood.

Toby said he was happy he was “getting to eat another day and not having to starve and stay at home.”

Toby's dad Ron said they've faced one hardship after another, but Toby's mom said she's thankful the family was able to spend the day together.

“When we're at home, we're just off doing our own thing. Over here we actually get to sit down and be with each other,” Leggero said.

Pedestrian hit by car near Lake Mead and Nellis

LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police said a person was struck by a car near a popular intersection Wednesday night.

The crash at 2019 Ringe Lane happened at 6:13 p.m. near Lake Mead and Nellis boulevards, according to officers.

At this time, there aren't many details about how it unfolded, but law enforcement said the victim was taken University Medical Center with significant injuries.

Lake Mead is closed east bound at Nellis Blvd. while officers investigate.

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Conflict between state, county could affect medical marijuana dispensaries

LAS VEGAS -- Medical marijuana stores could be up and running in the valley as soon as January; but that doesn't mean a lot of dispensaries will open when that happens.

In all, only 40 dispensaries are allowed to open across the valley. Eighteen of those will be in unincorporated Clark County.

Local commissioners chose 18 applications, but the state only approved 10 of them, so this has caused disagreements between Clark County Commissioners, and the state, which is causing a hold up.

In the end, this may cause fewer dispensaries to open up.

"I guess that's a potential. I certainly hope it doesn't come to that because ultimately who is going to suffer -- the patient,” said Steve Sisolak, Clark County Commissioner.

Commissioner Sisolak said he's hesitant to grant permits to applicants the state chose without getting approval from the county first.

Dogs rescued from house fire need homes

LAS VEGAS — Sixteen dogs that survived a house fire in late September in North Las Vegas are looking for their new homes, the Animal Foundation announced Monday. Another 30 dogs have "serious medical or behavioral conditions" and cannot yet be adopted.

Sadly, 41 dogs died in the blaze.

The dogs will be made available through the shelter's regular adoption process as kennels in the adoption area become available, it said.

The Animal Foundation also said it is currently at capacity and "is in need of adopters immediately — not only for these dogs, but for more than 400 other dogs and cats."

Lunt Elementary to resume as normal following fire


Classes at the Robert Lunt Elementary School will resume as normal on Monday, following a fire in two portable buildings late Saturday night.

President Obama leaves Las Vegas

 LAS VEGAS -- After spending the weekend in Las Vegas, President Barack Obama left Nevada Sunday to return to Washington D.C.

Air Force One departed from McCarran International Airport around 10:45 a.m. Over the weekend, Obama stayed in Henderson and spent some time golfing at Reflection Bay Golf Club.

The president arrived in Las Vegas on Friday for and visited a Las Vegas High School to sign an executive order on immigration.

With him aboard Air Force One was a delegation of congressional Democrats including Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Nevada U.S. Reps. Dina Titus and Steven Horsford.

The president says his executive order will protect as many as 5 million immigrants who are illegally in the United States from deportation.

Report: Father kneeled on baby before death

 LAS VEGAS -- Police said the father of an 8-month-old baby kneeled on the child out of frustration, according to an arrest report.

Corneilio Rodriguez-Gonzalez told detectives that he fed the baby, whose been identified by the Clark County Coroner's office as Raymond Rodriguez-Gonzalez, but the child remained fussy, so he got frustrated.

In his frustration, Rodriguez-Gonzalez put all of his weight on the 8-month-old by kneeling on him in a “forceful manner,” according to police. Rodriguez-Gonzalez weighs 225 lbs. and is six feet tall.

Investigators said the 23-year-old also told them he picked the baby up and held him until he went to sleep and put him in his crib. However, when he went to check on baby Raymond a little later, he wasn't breathing.