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Advocates fear mass suicide at ICE facility in Southern NM

EL PASO, Texas (Border Report) ⁠— Two Cuban asylum seekers detained at the Otero County Processing Center attempted to commit suicide by slitting their wrists, and about 19 others have threatened to follow suit, immigrant advocates said Thursday.

Border Report spoke via phone with volunteers from the Las Cruces-based Advocate Visitors with Immigrants in Detention (AVID) in the Chihuahuan Desert. They said ICE detainees reached out to them from the facility in Otero County, New Mexico, warning about the situation and their intent to participate in a hunger strike sit-in on Friday.

Margaret Brown Vega and Nathan Craig, volunteers with AVID in the Chihuahuan Desert told Border Report that those individuals are now threatening mass suicide.

Border Report reached out to an Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesperson, who said they were preparing a statement. As of Thursday evening, Border Report had not yet received a statement... Read More

Family put drug lord behind bars for murder, now they fear he’ll come after them from prison

EL PASO, Texas (Border Report) — When Elmer Archuleta noticed that many teenagers in his home town were turning to drugs, he organized sporting and musical activities to keep them away from trouble.

“He was an activist. He was a young man who wanted to improve his town and help others. He wanted the kids not to do drugs or get involved in drug trafficking. Already, some were starting to run errands for drug dealers,” said his sister, Elvira Garcia Archuleta.

But the Juarez Autonomous University psychology student’s actions did not sit well with the criminal organization that controls the Guadalupe, Mexico-Fabens, Texas drug corridor.

Elmer Garcia Archuleta (Facebook photo courtesy Elvira Garcia Archuleta)

In the early hours of Dec. 6, 2014, a group of men dressed in black and carrying rifles stormed his mother’s house... Read More

“Color of Blindness” auction paints a picture of life without sight

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A southwest valley event allowed Las Vegas to see colors through the eyes of the blind Thursday, as a special auction showcased the artistic skills of our community’s visually impaired. 

“It’s just an explosion of colors,” Skye Dunfield said, speaking about her painting. “I was just having fun and going with it.”

Dunfield described the story she told with every sense but sight, calling it an artistic expression unlike any other. 

“Since I can’t see color,” Dunfield explained. “I wanted to make my painting as colorful as possible.”

Her painting was just one of many up for auction at “The Color of Blindness” event held at The Regional Transportation Mobility Center near Sunset Road and Decatur Boulevard. 

It featured works of art up for auction; all crafted by people who are visually impaired. ... Read More

Authorities working barricade situation, evacuations underway

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Authorities are working a barricade situation near Sahara and Hualapai. People are being evacuated from the area.

This is happening in the 2800 block of Willow Wind. Investigators were on the scene to arrest a suspect for felony warrants, and that is when the suspect barricaded themselves inside a home.

Officers are trying to negotiate with the suspect, who is believed to be armed.

This is a developing story. We will update with more information as it becomes available. ... Read More

Marchessault nets shootout winner, Vegas beats Ottawa 3-2

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Jonathan Marchessault scored his first career shootout game-winning goal and the Vegas Golden Knights beat the Ottawa Senators 3-2 on Thursday night.

Vegas fired a franchise-record 54 shots on goal, but needed the extra period to earn the two points.

Golden Knights wing Mark Stone, who played 366 games for Ottawa, faced his former team for the first time. Stone was acquired from the Senators at the trade deadline in February for Oscar Lindberg, prospect Erik Brannstrom and a 2020 second-round pick.

Reilly Smith and Nick Holden scored for Vegas.

Marc-Andre Fleury made 37 saves. Fleury had a career 3.44 goals-against average against Ottawa, the highest of any other opponent, entering the game.

Thomas Chabot and Jean-Gabriel Pageau scored for Ottawa.

Anders Nilsson, who lost his only previous start against Vegas by allowing five goals, made 52 saves... Read More

SNHD investigating possible case of Norovirus at Rex Bell Elementary School

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The Southern Nevada Health District and the Clark County School District are working hand-in-hand to investigate a possible case of Norovirus at Rex Bell Elementary School.

“When I went to take some paperwork to the office, there was about 35 or so parents sitting outside trying to get into the door to get to their kids,” said Christie Sexton. “I saw a kid falling on the ground because they fainted. It was just a big whole thing.”

Sexton is one of many parents who rushed their children to the hospital after they got sick.

“Valley did some evaluations and stuff and then that’s when they told us my kids have food poisoning,” she said.

The following statement was sent by CCSD:... Read More

National Pasta Day: Learn how to create amazing dishes in your own kitchen

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — It is National Pasta Day, so Lindsey and Chef Angelo from Sixth & Mill Pizzeria at the Venetian want to show you how to create some pasta sensations in your own kitchen... Read More