'Vegas Strong' license plate to honor Las Vegas shooting victims
Nevada motorists soon will be able to use their license plates to honor the victims and survivors of the 1 October shooting. On Tuesday – the two-year anniversary of the tragic event – the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles will release “Vegas Strong” license plates designed with a black and gold heart-shaped logo with the phrase “Forever Strong.”Some of the money the plates generate – $25 from first-time registrants and $20 from renewals – will support the Vegas Strong Resiliency Center.The cost is $62 for standard numbering or $97 for customized plates.
A teenager and his grandfather were arrested Monday afternoon in connection to a fatal shooting of a 13-year-old on the far North Side, officials said.© Provided by Hearst Newspapers© Provided by Hearst Newspapers
The 14-year-old was charged with manslaughter for shooting Ignacio Romo Jr. in the head while playing with a semi-automatic rifle in the 900 block of Pine Eagle Lane on Sept. 28, Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar said during a news conference Monday afternoon.© Provided by Hearst Newspapers
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The gun was given to the 14-year-old as a gift from his grandfather Robert Lee Voigt, Salazar said.
North Korea says underwater-launched missile test succeeded
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea confirmed Thursday it has carried out its first underwater-launched ballistic missile test in three years, in an apparent bid to dial up pressure on the United States ahead of a weekend resumption of their nuclear diplomacy. Wednesday’s test of the Pukguksong-3 missile, which North Korea describes as a submarine-launched ballistic missile, is seen as the North’s most high-profile weapons launch since it began diplomacy with the United States early last year. Some experts say North Korea wants to show to the U.S. what would happen if diplomacy fails again.
Voigt, 75, was charged with making a firearm accessible to a child involving serious bodily injury or death.
Deputies were first told by the 14-year-old that Romo shot himself in the head. After further investigation, deputies determined that the 14-year-old suspect pulled the trigger and was holding the weapon when Romo was shot, Salazar said.© Provided by Hearst Newspapers
The 14-year-old took the gun from his house to clean the weapon and took it into Romo's RV where other children were as well, Salazar said.
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Ronnie Ortiz-Magro Tasered, Arrested After Physical Altercation With Jen Harley
Ronnie Ortiz-Magro has been arrested for felony domestic violence in Los Angeles on Friday, October 4, after an altercation with on-and-off girlfriend Jen Harley. The Los Angeles Police Department confirmed the 33-year-old’s arrest in a statement to Us Weekly. “Officers responded to a battery in progress in the 7200 block of Woodrow Wilson Drive at around 2:40 a.m.,” the LAPD’s public information officer told Us. “Suspect and victim were involved in some kind of physical altercation. When officers [were] on location, the suspect was uncooperative. Officers had to use a taser so there was minor use of force that occurred.
South Korean soccer team tells of 'rough' match in Pyongyang .
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's national soccer team described their World Cup qualifier against North Korea in Pyongyang as a "rough" match played under strange conditions that may be reported to FIFA. The historic match ended in a scoreless draw Tuesday at huge Kim Il Sung Stadium, which was empty of spectators. The match was also under a media blackout, and the South Koreans first spoke to journalists about the playing conditions upon their return to Seoul on Thursday."The opponents were very rough, and there were moments when very abusive language was exchanged," Tottenham striker Son Heung-min said.