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Memorial held in Bahamas for victims of Hurricane Dorian

NASSAU, Bahamas (KLAS) — Residents in Nassau attended a memorial service on Sunday to remember those who died after the Bahamas was hit by Hurricane Dorian a week ago. The Category 5 storm, which brought ferocious 185 mph winds and heavy rain to the Caribbean nation, has been blamed for at least 49 deaths.

“Even in the face of a national tragedy
God is still grace,” associate pastor Dave Cash told the congregation at
Evangelistic Temple Pentecostal in Nassau. “As we go to prayer this
morning, there’s a lot of families we want to remember who’ve lost loved
ones.”

The US Agency for International Development on
Saturday announced $1 million in additional humanitarian assistance to help
Bahamians, bringing USAID’s total funding to more than $2.8 million so far... Read More

WWII ‘Screaming Eagle’ veteran Henry Ochsner dies at 96

CALIFORNIA CITY, Calif. (AP) — World War II veteran Henry Ochsner, who landed on the beach at Normandy on D-Day and later received the French government’s highest honor for his service, has died. He was 96.

Family friend Dennis Anderson says Ochsner died Saturday at his home in California City of complications from cancer and old age.

As part of the U.S. Army’s 101st Airborne Division — known as the “Screaming Eagles” — Ochsner also fought at the Battle of the Bulge.

In 2017 Ochsner and nine other veterans were awarded France’s National Order of the Legion of Honor during a ceremony at Los Angeles National Cemetery.

Ochsner married Violet Jenson in 1947. He is survived by his wife, their four daughters and two granddaughters. Funeral plans are pending... Read More

The Colosseum rolls out upgrades with Keith Urban concerts

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Some upgrades were on display this weekend at The Colosseum. The newly designed venue hosted Keith Urban during a stop on his “GRAFFITI U WORLD TOUR.”

LAS VEGAS • @ColosseumatCP • 9.6.19 & 9.7.19 pic.twitter.com/8ZSidTBt7h

— Keith Urban (@KeithUrban) September 8, 2019

During his performances, The Colosseum showed off a new state-of-the-art sound system, moving light fixtures, and a high-definition LED video wall. The arena also has VIP banquette seating with cocktail service and a larger bar in the lobby... Read More

Injuries reported in stampede at Lil Wayne’s music festival

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A crowd stampede injured several people attending a New Orleans festival organized by rapper Lil Wayne.

Large portions of an audience estimated to include 15,000 people ran at least twice Saturday night, causing injuries following Meek Mill’s performance at the Lil WeezyAna Fest.

The Times-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate reports police aren’t sure what caused the disturbance, but speculated that false rumors of gunfire or a fight could have prompted panic.

“My brother said to me and my cousin, ‘Run. Just run. I don’t know what’s happening,'” local attorney Melanie Melasky said. “I turned around at one point to see what was happening, but everyone was running away.”... Read More

Aviators drop game five, lose series against River Cats

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — It wasn’t the end to the season that Aviators fans had in mind. The team dropped game 5 at home against the Sacramento River Cats. The loss knocked them out of the playoffs.

Similar to the night before, the Aviators bats couldn’t get it going, falling 7-3. A hot start from Sacramento in the first inning was all the team would need. The River Cats chased starter James Kaprielian in the first inning, after plating four runs on three home runs.

Sacramento tacked on two more in the 5th and another in the 6th.

Las Vegas did respond, but it was too little, too late. They managed three runs behind a solo shot from catcher Jonah Heim in the fifth, then added two more in the sixth with RBI doubles from Cameron Rupp and Dustin Garneau... Read More

Man orders beer for $6.76, hotel charges him $67,689

(CNN) — Australian
journalist Peter Lalor is something of a beer aficionado. He’s written about
brews for almost 25 years, but he balks at paying more than $10 for a pint.

“I like nice beer and nice wine, but I
don’t pay silly prices,” he told CNN in an email.

That might’ve been true until he went for a
beer at a hotel bar in Manchester, England. He expected to pay $6.76. He was
charged more than 10,000 times more than that.

“See this beer? That is the most expensive beer in history,” he tweeted with a photo of the budget-busting beverage.

The ordeal started Sunday night after he dropped off a friend at a train station and stopped at the Malmaison Hotel. He asked for something British. To his dismay, the bartender suggested a Heineken. So, he settled for an IPA (that ended up being Scottish)... Read More

Poles who saved Jews during Holocaust honored in Warsaw

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A U.S.-based Jewish foundation honored Polish gentiles who rescued Jews during the Holocaust, a number that grows smaller each year, with U.S. and Israeli diplomats also paying their respects at the event Sunday in Warsaw to the elderly Poles who put their lives in danger to save others.

Those still living today, 80 years after the start of World War II, were children or young adults during the war, and in most cases helped their parents in the dangerous job of hiding and feeding Jews. During the German occupation, those caught aiding Jews were punished with the execution of entire families.

Today, the rescuers are in their 80s and 90s, and they arrived at the event in Warsaw helped by their children, with some in wheelchairs... Read More