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UNLV Head Coach Bobby Hauck to resign

LAS VEGAS -- UNLV Head Coach Bobby Hauck is set to resign, according to UNLV Athletics Director, Tina Kunzer-Murphy.

In a press release, Kunzer-Murphy said Hauck will resign his position after coaching the team in Saturday's season-ending game against Nevada, Reno. That game will be held at Sam Boyd Stadium.

“Bobby Hauck submitted his resignation, effective Monday, and I have accepted it,” Kunzer-Murphy said. “No one has worked harder in trying to achieve consistent success with our football program than Coach Hauck and we thank him for his dedication and leadership. He and his staff have worked tirelessly in trying to achieve the results we all want to see but it unfortunately has not happened. We wish Bobby and his family the very best in their future endeavors,” Kunzer-Murphy said in a statement.

Hauck, who had two years left on his contract, will receive a one-time payment of $400,000 to complete the University's financial obligations.  

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.