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Coronavirus update: American evacuees released from multiple US quarantine locations

LAS VEGAS (CBS) — Two groups of American evacuees from Wuhan, China have been released from military bases where they had been under quarantine for signs of the coronavirus.

Personnel at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego waved goodbye to a busload of evacuees Tuesday as the bus left the base. The Americans had been quarantined there since earlier this month, after arriving from Wuhan, China, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak.

Another group of evacuees reunited with loved ones at Sacramento International Airport after finishing up their quarantine at Travis Air Force Base in Northern California.

Hundreds of other Americans who were evacuated from the infected Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan started their quarantine period back in the US Monday. Japanese health officials say there have been more than 500 infections on the ship... Read More

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President Trump commutes sentence of former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich

LAS VEGAS (CBS) — President Donald Trump confirmed he has commuted the 14-year prison sentence of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

Trump answered reporters before departing for California to attend a campaign fundraiser... Read More

Ryan Newman remains hospitalized after horrific Daytona 500 crash

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (WFLA) – Ryan Newman remains in a Florida hospital on Tuesday following a horrific crash in the final lap of the Daytona 500, according to a new statement from his racing team.

Newman, who is part of the Roush Fenway Racing team, was in the lead in the last lap of overtime on Monday night when his car slammed into the wall and flipped onto its roof. Another car then hit Newman’s in the driver’s side, sending it skidding upside-down along the track... Read More

43 minors caught in Massachusetts bar

LAWRENCE, Mass. (WWLP) – Claddagh Pub in Lawrence will be summoned for a hearing after Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission Investigators found 43 minors in possession of fake IDs and or alcohol Thursday night.

According to the Office of the State Treasurer Deborah B. Goldberg, investigators found the bar to crowded when they arrived around 11 p.m. and noticed people leaving as they started to request proof of legal drinking to those who looked younger. Investigators reported most of the people caught were 19-years-old.

Claddagh Pub located on Canal Street in Lawrence, Mass. will be summoned for a hearing before the Commission. If the bar is found to have violated the law, the bar’s liquor license can be suspended, modified, or revoked.

ABCC’s Operation Safe Campus program aims to prevent underage drinking at college area bars and provide law enforcement at liquor stores. ... Read More

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Pier 1 filing for bankruptcy, 2 Las Vegas stores closing

 LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Pier 1 Imports has filed for bankruptcy after racking up $59 million in losses. The company has cut a deal with lenders to get a quarter-billion dollars in financing. It’s now focused on looking for a buyer.

The company recently announced it will close around 400 stores nationwide. Two Pier 1 stores are expected to close in the Las Vegas valley. One them on Durango Drive, near the 215 and the other on Fort Apache Road, near Tropicana Avenue... Read More

‘Prom Closet’ underway to dress students for big night, some clothes still needed

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — High school is marked by milestones such as homecoming, graduation and prom. But homeless and displaced students often miss out because of the financial burden of going to the prom.

One organization, Project 150, is helping those students in need. The organization helps homeless and displaced students all year, but one of the big events is the “Prom Closet.”

Going to the prom can be expensive. The cost of a dress, tuxedo, tickets, hair, make-up all add up.

Project 150 steps in to help make prom dreams come true for students in need. The organization works with all 63 high schools and more than 2,000 teens. Donations from the community make the project possible... Read More

Bloomberg makes debate stage, facing Dem rivals for 1st time in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Billionaire Mike Bloomberg has qualified for the next Democratic presidential debate. A new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll published Tuesday shows Bloomberg with 19% support nationally.

It’s the first time Bloomberg will stand alongside the rivals he has so far avoided by bypassing the early voting states and using his personal fortune to define himself through television ads.

The former New York mayor will appear Wednesday in Las Vegas alongside Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Amy Klobuchar and Pete Buttigieg. His campaign says he’s “looking forward” to it.

The Democratic National Committee recently changed its rules for how a candidate qualifies for the debate, opening the door for Bloomberg. Tom Steyer hopes to qualify... Read More