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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.

Jerry Tarkanian in Las Vegas hospital

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Naismith Hall of Fame basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian is hospitalized in Las Vegas, where his son says he's being treated for pneumonia.

Danny Tarkanian said Thusday the 84-year-old former Runnin' Rebels coach was stabilized and undergoing medical tests after being taken by ambulance Wednesday to Valley Hospital Medical Center.

Danny Tarkanian says his father has a heart condition and is susceptible to chest and lung illness.

The coach dubbed "Tark the Shark" was hospitalized for 10 days in April after a heart attack, his second. He had just returned home from a trip to the NCAA Final Four in North Texas.

Tarkanian led three schools to the NCAA tournament, including the 1990 UNLV team that won a national title.

Police identify suspect in deadly shooting

Virgil Wood

LAS VEGAS -- Police are looking for a man who they say kicked in a door to a home and shot and killed a person inside on Nov. 9.

The suspect is Virgil Woods, 45, police said. He is wanted in the deadly shooting that occurred around 5 a.m. at a home in the 4600 block of Amberleigh Lane near Vegas Valley Drive and Lamb Boulevard.

Police believe Woods is still in the Las Vegas area and have released a booking photo of him from 2011.

Anyone with information is asked to call Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department's Homicide Section at (702)828-3521 or to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at (702)385-5555 or on online at www.crimestoppersofnv.com.



Grand jury indicts man in girlfriend's beating death

Randel Torres

LAS VEGAS -- A Clark County grand jury indicted Randel Torres Sr. on murder charges related to the beating death of girlfriend Deborah Schuler, who died from her injuries in March at age 66.

Torres allegedly used his fists to beat Schuler by striking her head and causing bruises all over body during a Feb. 17 incident at an apartment complex near Nellis and Lake Mead boulevards. But authorities weren't alerted about her injuries until four days later.

Torres is being held without bail in the Clark County Detention Center and is due in court Dec. 2.