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Rolling into Las Vegas Las Vegas Optic

Special Olympics Las Vegas is hosting a special screening of the documentary film “Roll with Me,” by Lisa France, in the Plaza Hotel Ballroom on Sunday at 2 p.m.

See Gabriel Cordell’s trek across America in his wheelchair and get to meet Gabriel in person for a question-and-answer session at the hotel. One of the Las Vegas athletes, Marco Keisling, is seen in the film, in the scene where Cordell reaches his 1000th mile in Albuquerque.

An all-hands meeting Las Vegas Optic

Las Vegas Optic reports

The Las Vegas Police Department recently held its first “All Hands” department meeting in recent memory, under the command of the recently appointed Chief of Police David T. Bibb III.

Samaritan shelter closes for summer; meals contin... Las Vegas Optic

Las Vegas Optic reports

Samaritan House, a low-barrier seasonal emergency shelter will close its seasonal emergency shelter for the summer but will continue to provide nutritious meals throughout the year from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at 1000 Mills Ave. in Las Vegas.

Last year, the Samaritan House provided more than 1,200 bed nights for those without a home. The shelter will reopen in October 2019 and during periods of inclement weather.

Teen arrested in killing of mail carrier in Albu... Las Vegas Optic

The Associated Press

ALBUQUERQUE  — Authorities in Albuquerque, New Mexico have arrested a 17-year-old boy on suspicion of murder in the fatal shooting of an on-duty Postal Service mail carrier.

Police said the teen was arrested without incident Wednesday night at a home in Albuquerque.

Police said previously that Jose Hernandez was shot Monday while intervening in a dispute between the 17-year-old and his mother in front of the mother’s home.

Authorities keep distance, yet work with armed b... Las Vegas Optic

By Cedar Attanasio and Elliot Spagat, The Associated Press

SUNLAND PARK  — Authorities on the U.S.-Mexico border have distanced themselves from an armed civilian group that detains asylum-seeking families, but the United Constitutional Patriots have never been shy about saying they work with Border Patrol agents.

LCC: Writer contributors Las Vegas Optic

Luna Community College Humanities Director Dr. Anita Roybal, left, and developmental coordinator Nathan V. Baker, second from left, recently presented honorary certificates of completion to Luna students and journal contributors.

Next to Baker are Dillian Lucero, Dominique Maes, Briana Sanchez, and Faith Flores at the reading and journal launch of “Puente Juntos,” a Luna literary magazine of student poetry and prose.

Also presenting was Luna instructor and the co-editor of “Puente Juntos,” Justine Crespin.

Madrigal Choir concert set for Sunday at Ilfeld Las Vegas Optic

By Margaret McKinney, N.M. Highlands University

The Highlands University Madrigal Choir presents “Peace, Love and Joy” Sunday at 3 p.m. in Ilfeld Auditorium at 900 University Ave.

The Madrigal Choir includes Highlands University students and Las Vegas community members.

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