LAUSD School Board member Scott Mark Schmerelson (File Photo by Hans Gutknecht/Los Angeles Daily News)
Las Vegas casinos could watch tens of thousands of employees walk off the job for the first time in more than three decades after union members voted to authorize a strike at any time starting June 1, a move that could cripple the city's world-famous resorts.
Josue Perez, 33, had stored the handgun in an unlocked case that was hidden atop a 7-to-8-foot high cabinet at his grandparent's home, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office.

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Rudy Ray Rockett was reported missing on April 29. His body was found May 19.

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Police are looking for the victims' caretaker, who they say is a material witness and may have information about what happened, according to media reports.

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The right-hander throws 111 pitches, his most as a major leaguer, and pitches into the seventh inning. The Dodgers take two of three games from the Rockies to draw within 3½ games of first place in the NL West.


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