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El Paso Walmart shooter will get a new judge; current judge cites conflict of interest

EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) – The judge who was assigned the case of the suspected Walmart shooter has declined the case, citing a conflict of interest.

Judge Angie Juarez Barill said, in a letter sent from the El Paso Council of Judges, that she is re-submitting the case for either transfer or re-assignment because she knew one of the people killed in the shooting and because she will be running for appeals court position and won’t be on the bench past 2020.

Barill was assigned the Capital Murder case of Patrick Crusius, 21, earlier this month. The El Paso County Clerk has said the case is randomly assigned using a computer program. It is unclear what the process will be going forward.

On September 17, 2019, late afternoon, I was notified that I was assigned the case of Patrick Wood Crusius. In every case every judge must consider whether there is any reason why such an assignment cannot be accepted.  ... Read More

Locals celebrate National Dog Week with owner-pet commitment ceremony

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Dog lovers took the time to get even closer with their four-legged friends. To celebrate National Dog Week, locals and their dogs took the time to show how much they care about each other through owner-pet commitment ceremonies.

They are pretty much a wedding, with less of the glitz and glam. It happened in the Desert Shores community.

The ceremony involved dogs of all shapes, sizes, breeds and even occupations. Some service dogs were also on hand… or paw.

Local dog celebrities like Bark-Andre Furry and Winston da Doodle stopped by for the festivities.

National Dog Week runs through the 28th. ... Read More

Woman facing DUI charges after deadly crash

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The woman who police say caused a deadly crash on Sahara Wednesday is in police custody. 33-year-old Eileen Gonzalez is facing DUI and reckless driving charges.

Investigators say Gonzalez was impaired when she struck the center median and hit two cars near Sahara and Jones — killing another driver. We do not yet know the name of the 56-year-old woman who was killed.

A third car was also damaged, and several others had minor injuries. The area was shut down to traffic for several hours while police investigated and crews cleaned up the scene... Read More

UPDATE: Wrobel pleads guilty in deadly shooting of casino executive

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — According to online court documents, 44-year-old Anthony Wrobel has pleaded guilty in the deadly shooting of a casino executive last year.

It happened last year at a company picnic at Sunset Park. According to the arrest report, when Wrobel — an employee at The Venetian — arrived at the picnic on April 15, he asked a co-worker if any of the bosses were still at the event and was told that Mia Banks and Hector Rodriguez were still there.

Wrobel walked up to them, pulled a gun from his waistband and began shooting. Banks was killed. Rodriguez was shot twice, but survived.

Wrobel pleaded guilty to one count of first-degree murder with use of a deadly weapon and one count of attempted murder with use of a deadly weapon. He faces up to life in prison.

Sentencing is set for November... Read More

Fire department celebrates baby boom with photo shoot

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (CBSLA) — A baby boom has hit the Rancho Cucamonga Fire District in California. As most proud families are inclined to do, the Rancho Cucamonga Fire District posted newborn baby photos on Facebook.

But it wasn’t just one newborn baby – it was nine!

The agency says the department welcomed nine babies to its family between March and July. There was no comment as to whether there was anything in the water that may have caused the baby boom.

The photos featured the bonny babies with their uniformed fathers, and posed on their firefighting jackets, laid in a circle around a fire ax and firehouse.

Fire hoses were arranged around them in the letters “R C F D.” In the post, the department said, “We are thrilled to see our RCFD family keep growing!”... Read More

Clark County to host fall job fair

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — If you’re looking for a job, then there’s an event you may want to stop by on Friday. Clark County is hosting a job fair at 9 am at the Clark County Government Center in Downtown Las Vegas.

The fair will feature more than 70 companies from across the Las Vegas Valley — all looking to hire qualified candidates in a wide variety of jobs. Representatives from hotels, casinos, security companies and much more will be on hand.

Remember to bring plenty of copies of your resume. The job fair will be open until 2 pm on Friday... Read More

Go to a National Park for free on Saturday, National Public Lands Day

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Saturday is National Public Lands Day, your chance to visit a National Park for free.

The National Park Foundation encourages everyone to visit or volunteer at any of the 419 parks nationwide. If you volunteer that day, you can receive a coupon for a free visit on another day. Look for volunteer opportunities on the National Park Service’s website or on this map... Read More