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Murdered Security Officer Laid to Rest

LAS VEGAS --  A crowd of hundreds, which included family members, friends, elected officials, judges, and law enforcers said their final goodbye to 72-year-old Stanley Cooper.

Cooper was the federal court security officer that was killed in last week's shooting at the Lloyd George U.S. Courthouse.

"He loved being a cop and loved being a CSO and that's all he wanted to do," said Director John Clark, U.S. Marshal's Service.

Prior to the funeral service, there was a procession from the mortuary to the church.  A Metro truck carrying the flag draped casket passed in front of the Floyd George U.S. Courthouse where federal employees lined up to pay their respects. The procession then continued along Las Vegas Blvd. and the Beltway and finally ended at Central Christian Church in Henderson.

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Funeral Set for Murdered Federal Court Security Officer

LAS VEGAS -- Funeral arrangements for murdered federal court security officer Stanley Cooper have been made.

SLIDESHOW: Slain Security Officer Stan Cooper with His Family

Cooper was killed in a shooting at the Lloyd George Federal Courthouse on Monday when 66-year-old Johnny Wicks opened fire at the front doors of the Lloyd George Federal Courthouse. Cooper was killed in the shootout and Deputy U.S. Marshal Richard "Joe" Gardner was wounded. Wicks was eventually killed by police officers.

Cooper's funeral is set for Monday, Jan. 11th at 1 p.m. at Central Christian Church, 1001 New Beginnings Drive, Henderson. Members of Nevada's congressional delegation will be there along with federal employees and members of Metro. Cooper was a retired Metro officer.

Car Smashes Through Business Window

HENDERSON -- A car has smashed through the window of a business at Eastern and Warm Springs. There were no injuries.

Police believe drugs and alcohol were not factors in the crash, but they still do not have a cause.

Murders Down in Clark County in 2009

LAS VEGAS -- Authorities say the 141 homicides in Clark County in 2009 was the lowest number in at least the last eight years.

But officials also say that 24 of those slayings in and around Las Vegas and North Las Vegas remain unsolved, with no suspects or leads. A survey by the Las Vegas Review-Journal found some victims were random. Others included gang members and drug dealers.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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Deals Being Offered on Dying Car Brands

LAS VEGAS -- If you're in the market to buy a new car, General Motors is offering deep discounts on it's dying brands Saturn and Pontiac.

GM is willing to pay dealerships across the country $7,000 for every Saturn or Pontiac left on their lot and keep them as rentals for 30 days before selling them as used cars.

Kevin Hicks, the general manager at the Saturn dealership in Henderson, says GM has given dealerships about a week to decide if they'll take them up on the offer. Hicks says he plans to buy the cars from GM, keep them on the lot for 30 days, and then sell them at the discounted rate. He says it is still hard for him to believe the brand is going away.

"Our customer base has the highest retention in the industry. It was a complete shock" said Hicks.

 

 

Henderson Police Rescue Woman from Burning Fire

HENDERSON, Nv -- A fire official says two police officers pulled a woman from a burning home in Henderson.

The woman was taken to University Medical Center in Las Vegas and the two Henderson police officers were treated at the scene for smoke inhalation.

Henderson fire Battalion Chief Doug Koopman says fire damage to the home on Snow Bunting Court was mostly confined to the master bedroom.

He says the cause of the fire is being investigated. Damage is estimated at about $60,000.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Carmela Camero Pleads Not Guilty in Baby's Death

HENDERSON, Nv -- A Henderson teen has pleaded not guilty to charges that she murdered her newborn son.

Nineteen-year-old Carmela Camero entered her plea in District Court Tuesday morning. Police say, in August, Camero smothered her baby because he was making noise and she was afraid her mother would discover the child.

Camero was investigate a few years earlier for throwing a stillborn baby in the trash at the Mirage.

Her trial has been set for June 1, 2010.