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‘King of Pop’ Michael Jackson died 10 years ago today

(CNN) — It was 10 years ago today that the world was rocked with the shocking news of Michael Jackson’s death.

He died June 25, 2009, falling victim to cardiac arrest. The LA County Coroner determined Jackson’s death was a homicide due to “acute propofol intoxication.”

His doctor was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter.

The King of Pop was born on Aug. 29, 1958 in Gary, Indiana. At a young age, he and his brothers starting singing together in the Jackson 5 later signing with Motown records.

Their hits included “I Want You Back,” “ABC” and “The Love You Save.” Jackson later broke out as a solo artist, winning eight Grammy awards for his “Thriller” album.

Jackson was 50 years old when he died. His sister Janet Jackson says his legacy will live on ... Read More

Frontier Airlines offering 7 new routes

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Frontier Airlines is offering seven new routes from Las Vegas to various U.S. cities.

The new non-stop travel will be to Los Angeles, Miami, Portland, Phoenix, Reno, Seattle and Santa Ana, California, according to Frontier Airlines.

“We’re thrilled to offer seven new routes in Las Vegas,” said Josh Flyr, Vice president Network/Revenue for Frontier Airlines. “Frontier will now offer a total of 41 non-stop destinations from Las Vegas including the only ultra-low-cost service from Miami and Orange County. This expansion highlights our commitment to ‘Low Fares Done Right’, allowing people to fly and fly more often to exciting destinations.”

Frontier is offering introduction fares ranging from $29 to $79 on the new routes. Those fares can be purchased staring June 26, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. The travel is valid from Sept. 6 – Dec. 14, 2019... Read More

‘Jeopardy!’ champ loses poker world series debut

LAS VEGAS (AP) — “Jeopardy!” champion and professional sports gambler James Holzhauer played 14 hands in his debut event at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas, but lost his chips without reaching the prize pool.

Tournament spokesman Seth Palansky says Holzhauer finished in 454th place Monday among more than 1,800 entrants in a No-Limit Hold’em event.

Only the top 281 finishers receive a share of prize money.

Holzhauer moved to another poker event to play with Poker Hall of Famer Mike Sexton in a tag-team contest.

Palansky says Holzhauer plans to donate half of any winnings to a Las Vegas charity benefiting homeless teenagers.

Holzhauer became a celebrity winning 32 consecutive “Jeopardy!” games and raking in more than $2.4 million before losing in early June.

He has made several donations to charities in recent weeks... Read More

WEB EXTRA: Dog high-fives owner

Charlie is one supportive pup! Take a look at how he helped motivate his owner while she worked out at her Rancho Cucamonga, CA home earlier this month... Read More

Las Vegas officials mark city courthouse project to open in 2021

LAS VEGAS (AP) – Las Vegas city and court officials are marking the start of construction on a new municipal and traffic courthouse that’s due to open by January 2021.

A Tuesday ceremony will focus on plans for builders headed by the Molasky Group of Companies to build the four-story $56.3 million building near City Hall.

Mayor Carolyn Goodman, Councilman Bob Coffin, Municipal Court Chief Judge Cynthia Leung and Molasky president and operations chief Rich Worthington are due to take part.

The site is at Clark Avenue and 1st Street, near the Clark County Regional Justice Center, City Hall and the Regional Transit Commission of Southern Nevada transit hub.

Plans call for the building to have courtrooms and offices for six Municipal Court judges, along with space for administrative and city attorney staff... Read More

Ex-NFL player seeks bail, release in Vegas child death case

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A former pro football player is seeking to be released from jail in Las Vegas pending trial on murder and child endangerment charges in the death of his girlfriend’s 5-year-old daughter.

Former NFL and Canadian Football League running back Cierre Wood’s attorney is due to ask a judge on Tuesday to set bail at $75,000 and let Wood live with his father.

Prosecutors seek at least $500,000 and house arrest.

Wood was arrested April 10. He could face life in prison if he’s convicted.

The child’s 25-year-old mother, Amy Taylor, is jailed pending an Aug. 5 preliminary hearing.

Taylor’s daughter, La’Rayah Davis, died April 9 after becoming unconscious in Wood’s apartment.

Wood is 28. He had brief stints with three U.S. teams and the Montreal Alouettes in Canada... Read More

Retired Vegas detective seeking bail in son-in-law slaying

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A retired Las Vegas police detective is seeking release from jail ahead of trial in what prosecutors describe as the execution-style murder of her former son-in-law at her home.

Pamela Bordeaux’s defense attorneys point in court filings to commendations she received during three years in the U.S. Army and 23 years as a Las Vegas police officer.

They characterize the slain man, 32-year-old Sean Babbitt, as mentally ill and a self-described danger to his ex-wife and their 3-year-old son, and note he was allowed weekly one-hour supervised visits.

Bordeaux is 55 and also uses the last name Schoening. Her attorneys cast the killing as self-defense.

Prosecutors say Babbitt was unarmed when Bordeaux shot him 10 times April 22.

They say Bordeaux poses a risk to Babbitt’s family if she’s freed... Read More