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Article: Arizona man charged with smacking, biting woman at Las Vegas motel

Article: Arizona man charged with smacking, biting woman at Las Vegas motel

From the Las Vegas Optic An Arizona man was arrested last week at a Las Vegas motel, accused of slapping a woman on her bare butt and biting her on the back multiple times. Damon F. Freeland, 35, of Houck, Arizona, was arrested and booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center after being charged…

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Article: Carnegie Public Library blends history with new technologies, services

Article: Carnegie Public Library blends history with new technologies, services

From the Las Vegas Optic The Carnegie Public Library has been serving the people of Las Vegas since 1904. Though it was one of three libraries in New Mexico funded with grants from steel magnate and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, it is now the only one in the state still serving as a library. Today, the…

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Article: Man shot, killed outside Las Vegas home

Article: Man shot, killed outside Las Vegas home

From the Las Vegas Optic Las Vegas Police are investigating the city’s second homicide in just over four weeks. According to LVPD, 48-year-old Leroy “Smurf” Lucero, of Las Vegas, was shot and killed around 11:30 p.m on Monday, July 22. Lucero was pronounced dead at the scene in the early morning hours of July 23,…

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Article: Reduced to Rubble: Decay and neglect destroy Las Vegas’ history

Article: Reduced to Rubble: Decay and neglect destroy Las Vegas’ history

From the Las Vegas Optic Las Vegas lost another piece of history recently when a brick building on Grand Avenue crumbled onto the sidewalk below. According to Virginia Marrujo, the interim community development director for the City of Las Vegas, the building near the intersection of Grand and Douglas Avenues once belonged to the Maloof…

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