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Article: Apparent road rage incident ends with 15-year-old shot in the head

Article: Apparent road rage incident ends with 15-year-old shot in the head

From the Las Vegas Optic A high-speed car chase through the streets of west Las Vegas culminated in a 15-year-old boy being airlifted to Albuquerque with a gunshot wound to the head, and a Las Vegas man facing multiple felony charges. Leopoldo J. Jaramillo III, 30, was booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center…

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Article: Police: Man struck wife, daughter

Article: Police: Man struck wife, daughter

From the Las Vegas Optic Just days before Christmas, Las Vegas Police responded to a domestic disturbance call that resulted in a Las Vegas man being charged with child abuse. Brian E. Mondragon, 44, was booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center on Dec. 22, charged with felony abuse of a child and misdemeanor…

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Article: West Las Vegas rapper hoping to sign recording contract soon

Article: West Las Vegas rapper hoping to sign recording contract soon

From the Las Vegas Optic When thinking about hip-hop music, most people don’t think of Las Vegas, New Mexico. Local rapper Yung Tat the Prince would like to change that. Born in San Antonio, Texas, the 29-year-old rapper, whose given name is Jonas Romero, was raised in Las Vegas by his father, Juan “Johnny Blike”…

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Article: Man out on bond for DWI leads police on chase

Article: Man out on bond for DWI leads police on chase

From the Las Vegas Optic  Hours after appearing in court to have an ankle monitor removed, a Las Vegas man was arrested for felony aggravated fleeing of law enforcement following a high-speed chase. According to Las Vegas Police, around 8 a.m. Dec. 12, an officer’s radar recorded 24-year-old Jeffrey C. Fernandez driving 98 mph on…

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Article: Police arrive on Bridge Street with guns drawn, arrest man

Article: Police arrive on Bridge Street with guns drawn, arrest man

From the Las Vegas Optic Las Vegas Police responded to a business in the 100 block of Bridge Street with guns drawn after receiving a call about a man pointing a handgun at people. LVPD officers confronted 32-year-old Alfonso H. Garduño on Dec. 3 around 3:30 p.m. in the breezeway of a building on Bridge…

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Article: Man arrested after threatening to kill his family

Article: Man arrested after threatening to kill his family

From the Las Vegas Optic A Las Vegas man was charged with two felonies and multiple misdemeanors after threatening to kill himself and his family. Joseph L. Garcia, 58, was charged with two felony counts of false imprisonment, two misdemeanor counts of assault against a household member and misdemeanor aggravated battery against a household member.…

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Article: West board considers expanding college credit program

Article: West board considers expanding college credit program

From the Las Vegas Optic West Las Vegas Schools Principal Angelo Archuleta addressed the district’s Board of Education at its regular meeting Nov. 8 seeking support to expand the district’s dual credit program. Under agreements with Luna Community College and New Mexico Highlands University that allow, WLV high school students can enroll college courses while…

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