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County acknowledges officers who helped victims of park shooting

Tuesday, Might 15, 2018|4:12 p.m.

. The Clark County Commission today recognized two law enforcement officers who rushed to the scene of a shooting last month at Sundown Park and provided first aid to a males and female who were injured while going to a company picnic.

Clark County Park Law Enforcement Officer Anthony Guerrero and Sgt. Wade Barnhart were granted the Exemplary Service Medal at today’s commission conference.

“I wish to thank you– we wish to thank you– for your service and for the assistance you provided to these shooting victims,” Commissioner Jim Gibson stated. “Exactly what took place was a horrible tragedy, one that must’ve been an extremely distressing event for everybody involved.”

Metro Cops allege a dissatisfied table games dealership at the Venetian planned the shooting and targeted 2 gambling establishment executives– Mia Banks, vice president of casino operations, and Hector Rodriguez, executive director of table games.

Guerrero was on patrol when he heard the gunshots and rushed to the scene to find individuals escaping and shrieking, Gibson stated. He carried out CPR on Banks, while Barnhart worked to stop the bleeding on Rodriguez, Gibson said.

Banks, 54, passed away at Dawn Hospital and Medical Center, while Rodriguez was anticipated to recover, Metro Cops stated.

Anthony Wrobel was quickly recognized as the suspect and was apprehended in the Texas several days later, Metro Authorities said.

Wrobel, 42, is waiting for extradition on counts of murder, attempted murder and battery with a deadly weapon, according to court logs.

Jason Aldean wins entertainer of the year at ACM Awards; commemorates shooting victims

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Jason Aldean performs “You Make It Easy” at the 53rd yearly Academy of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, April 15, 2018, in Las Vegas.

Sunday, April 15, 2018|8:22 p.m.

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Jason Aldean paid tribute to the victims of the enormous shooting at a country music celebration during his approval speech after being called performer of the year at Sunday’s Academy of Country Music Awards.

“It’s been a rough year,” Aldean said throughout the event in Las Vegas, thanking those “that showed us love and assistance over the last 6 months.”

Last October an only gunman eliminated 58 people at country music’s Path 91 Harvest Festival in Sin City, becoming the most dangerous mass shooting in modern-day U.S. history. Aldean was onstage when the shooting happened.

“You people remain in our hearts constantly,” he stated. “We like Las Vegas. Vegas strong.”

The c and w neighborhood, returning to Vegas on Sunday 6 months after the enormous shooting, opened the program in memory of the victims.

Miranda Lambert stated the world can be “joined through the recovery power of music,” while Luke Bryan stated “music assists us remember what actually matters in life.” At the MGM Grand Garden Arena, Maren Morris said music “makes us stronger” and Thomas Rhett stated music provides us “an opportunity to rejoice.”

Aldean closed the psychological minute, saying in respect to the victims and music fans, “we celebrate the music tonight. America, this is your ACM Awards.”

The ACMs also marked a crucial night for Chris Stapleton, who missed out on the show due to the fact that his partner, Morgane, brought to life twins. Sunday was also the vocalist’s 40th birthday.

Stapleton, the leading nominee with eight, won male singer of the year and album of the year, where he won twice as a singer and producer.

Carrie Underwood made her first tv look given that injuring her face in strong type at the ACMs, owning the stage with her powerhouse vocals.

Underwood, in a glittery dress, returned to the phase like an A-List veteran when she performed her new tune, “Cry Pretty,” making a rousing, and long, standing ovation from the audience. Underwood injured her face and wrist last year due to a fall at her house.

Following the efficiency, she immediately won vocal occasion of the year for the dance-infused nation tune, “The Fighter,” with Keith Urban.

“Thank you for having me,” Underwood stated to Urban onstage. “I am still kind of shaking right now,” she included, appearing teary-eyed.

Lambert likewise made history Sunday: She went beyond Brooks and Dunn as the most decorated act in ACM history with 32 wins. Lambert won her ninth successive female singer of the year prize and won twice for tune of the year– as the entertainer and co-writer of “Tin Guy.”

“I can not believe this. I actually cannot. … I love c and w. It’s my totally life,” Lambert stated onstage. “I will never ever take it for granted.”

Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard wore an all-red ensemble and Brian Kelley was in all-white when they struck the phase with pop singer Bebe Rexha to perform the huge hit “Meant to Be,” which is investing its 19th week on top of Signboard’s Hot country songs chart. It ties Leroy Van Dyke’s “Walk On By” as the 3rd longest-running song of all-time on the chart.

The longest-running No. 1 tune of all-time on the country charts, Sam Hunt’s “Body Like a Back Road,” won single record of the year at the ACMs; Hunt didn’t go to the program.

Little Big Town sang Elton John’s “Rocket Guy” in celebration of the icon’s new album, “Remediation,” which features nation vocalists covering his tunes. Kane Brown and Lauren Alaina were remarkable when they sang their duet, “Exactly what Ifs.” Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith, Kelsea Ballerini, Alan Jackson, Lady Antebellum and Dierks Bentley also carried out.

McEntire, who carried out with Kelly Clarkson, hosted the three-hour show a year after Bryan and Bentley got the job done.

“It takes one woman to do the task of 2 males,” she said, making a rousing applause.

Old Dominion won vocal group of the year, besting Little Big Town and Woman Antebellum.

“This is heavy in a lot of methods,” diva Matthew Ramsey said, holding the trophy in his hand.

“We’re so lucky. Take a look at us, look at us!” he said about his bandmates, all worn stylish suits. “We look good. We feel good. We’re friends. And we’re having a ball.

“Thank you for letting us make music.”

Florida Panthers honor victims of school shooting

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/ > Joel Auerbach/ AP Florida Panthers goaltender Roberto Luongo (1) speak with fans about the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, prior to an NHL hockey game versus the Washington Capitals, Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018, in Dawn, Fla.

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SUNRISE, Fla.– The Florida Panthers have actually honored victims of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School with a mournful video homage before their video game against the Washington Capitals.

The arena video screen Thursday night showed the names and faces of each of the 17 students who were eliminated on Valentine’s Day in neighboring Parkland. The darkened ice was then brightened with 17 circles of light, with a student’s name inside every one.

Panthers goalie Roberto Luongo, a Parkland resident, gave an emotional statement about the bravery of those who lost their lives trying to save others and how motivating the trainees have been coping with the disaster.

Players from both groups meant the event, some cleaning tears from their eyes.

It was the very first house video game for the Panthers because the catastrophe. They had actually been on a trip in Canada for the past 11 days.

Florida gamers will wear Marjory Stoneman Douglas logos on their helmets and MSD uniform patches for the remainder of the season.

The homage was hosted by Panthers announcer Randy Moller.

Pictures: These are the victims of the Florida school shooting

(CNN)– A football coach. An athletic director. And young, enthusiastic students.

They are amongst the 17 individuals eliminated by a gunman at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, on Wednesday.

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“Today is a day of healing, today is a day of mourning,” Israel stated.

[Related: Football coach dies a hero after protecting trainees from Florida shooter]

Here are the victims:

Nicholas Dworet

Dworet, a senior at Stoneman Douglas high school, was eliminated in the shooting, the University of Indianapolis validated. Dworet was hired for the university swim team and would have been an incoming freshman this fall.

“Nick’s death is a tip that we are connected to the larger world, when tragedy strikes in places around the globe, it frequently affects us in the house,” stated Robert L. Manuel, University of Indianapolis president.

“Today, and in the coming days, I hope you will hold Nick, his family, all the victims, along with the Parkland neighborhood and very first responders in your prayers.”

[Related: Instructor hid 19 trainees in a closet when shooter opened fire]

Aaron Feis

Feis, an assistant football coach, was eliminated when he threw himself in front of trainees to protect them from oncoming bullets, according to football program spokesperson Denis Lehtio. Feis, 37, suffered a gunshot injury and passed away after he was rushed into surgery, Lehtio said.

“He died the exact same way he lived– he put himself 2nd,” she said. “He was an extremely kind soul, a very great male. He passed away a hero.”

Colton Haab, a 17-year-old junior who had a close relationship with Feis, told CNN he saw the coach running toward the noises of gunshots.

“That’s Coach Feis. He wants to make certain everybody is safe prior to himself,” Haab said.

“(He) made certain everybody else’s requirements were met before his own. He was a tough worker. He worked after school, on the weekends, mowing yards, just assisting as many people as possible,” Haab added.

Chad Lyons, a trainee and football gamer, stated Feis was there for him when Lyons was going through leukemia treatments.

“He directed me through them. He would send me prayers. He would send me Bible scripts and simply stuff to comfort my day. Amusing memes,” Lyons said.

“He was simply an incredible person to be led on and taught by, and I’m grateful sufficient to even be in his existence, just going through high school.”

[Related: A timeline of the Florida school shooting through a student’s frightened tweets] Jaime Guttenberg Jaime, 14, was amongst the victims, according to a Facebook post by her daddy, Fred. “My heart is broken. Yesterday, Jennifer Bloom Guttenberg and I lost our baby woman to a violent shooting at her school. We lost our child and my son Jesse Guttenberg lost his sister.

“I am broken as I write this attempting to figure out how my household gets through this. We value all the calls and messages and we apologize for not reacting to everybody individually,” he included. “Hugs to all and hold your kids tight.”

Skidmore College, where Fred Guttenberg went to, released a statement stating their hearts head out to Jaime’s moms and dads and others impacted by the tragedy.

“There truly are no words to lessen the suffering that the households of victims are feeling at this minute, but perhaps knowing that we stand with them can provide some small step of solace,” the college said.

[Related: Florida shooting survivor: ‘I was predestined to get home’

] Chris Hixon Hixon, the athletic director for Stoneman Douglas High School, has actually been reported dead, according to Denise Lehtio, the interactions director with the school’s varsity and junior university football program. Lehtio told CNN that the football coach at Douglas informed her Hixon was shot and killed.

In a post on Facebook by Erin Crane-State Farm Agent, Hixon can be seen at his retirement ceremony being saluted by his son.Martin Duque

Martin Duque was another victim in the school shooting. Visualized on the right, Duque’s death was validated by his bro on Thursday.

His sibling said in an Instagram post that “words can not explain my discomfort. I like bro Martin you’ll be missed out on buddy [sic]” He ended up the post by stating he knows his bro “remains in a much better place. Duques permanently man I love you junior!!! R.I.P Martin Duque!”

Carmen Schentrup

16-year-old Carmen Schentrup’s death was verified by her cousin, Matt Brandow, in a Facebook post.”With an extremely heavy heart, my precious cousin Carmen just died in the Parkland Highschool shooting today. I’m in a daze today. I feel a million feelings. Smh. Please wish her and our family. I remain in shock today. #RIPCarmen,” he composed.

He even wrote her a letter in the post, telling her:

“Dear Carmen,

You visited my sibling and I two weeks ago since you wished to go to UW. I asked you, you like the rain??? She’s 16 by the way!!! She addresses, I hate sweating in the humid Florida weather condition. That’s when I understood you were perfect for Washington. Since I was never developed for it but hey, I have actually been living here for 31 years! What do I know??? Right?

I like you with all my heart and I’m going to miss you every single living day. I would change places with you in a 2nd.

Rest In Peace Carmen, you were the smartest and most intelligible 16 year old I’ve ever fulfilled! You will be remembered permanently.

I love you so much!!! I still can’t think it???????? I love you a lot! Love,

Matt

Pat Brandow

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Joaquin Oliver

Joaquin Oliver’s death was confirmed by his cousin on Thursday, via Facebook and Twitter. During the shooting, Oliver’s sibling, Andrea Ghersi, asked for help on Facebook in order to discover her missing bro.

Oliver’s cousin, Javier Lovera,

tweeted about his passing on Thursday.Gina Montalto The 14-year-old teenager was confirmed dead by her loved ones on social media. She participated in the school’s winter guard team.

Alyssa Alhadeff

Alyssa, 14, was a trainee at Stoneman Douglas and a soccer player for Parkland Travel Soccer.

Lori Alhadeff, Alyssa’s mother, told HLN she dropped her child off at school Wednesday and stated “I enjoy you.” When Lori Alhadeff found out about the shooting, she hustled to school, but was far too late.

“I knew at that point she was gone. I felt it in my heart,” she stated. “Alyssa was a beautiful, wise, gifted, successful, awesome, incredible soccer gamer. You’ll be significantly missed out on, Alyssa. We love you so much. You’ll constantly, always remain in our hearts.”

“Alyssa Alhadeff was a liked and well-respected member of our club and neighborhood,” Parkland Travel Soccer stated on Facebook. “Alyssa will be considerably missed.”

Alyssa likewise attended Camp Coleman, a Jewish sleepaway summertime camp.

“On behalf of the whole Coleman neighborhood, we offer genuine condolences and prayers for comfort to Alyssa’s friends and family. Might Alyssa’s memory permanently be for a true blessing,” the camp said on Facebook.

A 2nd cousin, Ariella Del Quaglio, posted on Facebook once Alhadeff’s death was confirmed.Scott Beigel Beigel, a geography instructor, was killed as he aimed to usher students back into his class when the shooting broke out.

Kelsey Pal, among Beigel’s students, told CNN in an emotional interview that he was shot outside the classroom door which he saved her life.

“Mr. Beigel was my hero and he still will permanently be my hero. I will never forget the actions that he considered me and for fellow trainees in the class,” Good friend said. “I am alive today because of him.”

She stated the instructor was an amazing individual and his memory would reside on with her.

“If I might see him today … I ‘d give him a huge teddy bear to state thank you. But, regrettably, I can’t do that,” she said.

Beigel, 35, was also a therapist at Camp Starlight in Pennsylvania, which called him a “buddy and hero” on Facebook.Peter Wang Peter Wang

was a 15-year-old student who held the door open up to conserve other students but was killed in the shooting, his cousin, Aaron Chen confirmed on Twitter. This is 15 years of age Peter Wang. He was in the school’s ROTC program. He held the door open for other students so they might leave. His cousin said”He wasn’t supposded to pass away. He was supposed to grow old with me.“Wang passed away yesterday while saving others. #GunReformNow pic.twitter.com/2c47yzL0ad!.?.!— Simar (@sahluwal)

February 15, 2018 The complete tweet checks out: “This is 15-year-old Peter Wang. He was in the school’s ROTC program. He held the door open for other trainees so they might leave. His cousin stated ‘He wasn’t supposded to die. He was expected to grow old with me.’ Wang passed away yesterday while conserving others.”

Alex Schachter

Alex Schachter validated dead by among her former trainers and by the Congregation Beth Am in Longwood on Facebook. She was a marching band student.Alaina Petty Petty’s household said she was dynamic and identified. She had actually volunteered after Hurricane Irma struck Florida in September.

“Alaina loved to serve,” the statement from her family said.

She was likewise a part of the “Helping Hands” program of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

“While we will not have the opportunity to see her mature and end up being the remarkable female we understand she would become, we are keeping an everlasting viewpoint,” her household stated.

Alaina, 14, was likewise a member of the junior ROTC at her school, a leadership program taught by retired Army personnel.Cara Loughran Cara Loughran

‘s death was verified by a therapist at her church on Facebook.Meadow Pollack

, 18, had actually been accepted at Lynn University in Boca Raton. Spokeswoman Jamie D’Aria said: “Meadow was a lovely girl, who had plenty of energy. We were very much looking forward to having her join our neighborhood in the fall. “

Buddies and family published on Facebook about exactly what a wonderful individual she was and calling Pollack their “gorgeous angel.”

Luke Hoyer

Pollack, 18, had actually been accepted at Lynn University in Boca Raton. Spokesperson Jamie D’Aria said: “Meadow was a beautiful girl, who was full of energy. We were quite anticipating having her join our neighborhood in the fall.”

Helena Ramsey

Ramsey’s cousin Sefena Cooper explained her as soft-spoken however likewise clever and a go-getter.

Learn more:

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Enduring victims, consisting of pilot, of Grand Canyon helicopter crash flown to Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (FOX5) –

The four making it through victims, including the pilot, of the Grand Canyon helicopter crash were airlifted to a Las Vegas healthcare facility.

They were confessed to University Medical Center and listed in critical condition, according to UMC representative Danita Cohen. The 3 other travelers in the helicopter were killed in the crash on Saturday. RELATED: 3 dead in helicopter crash in Grand Canyon

Arizona Hualapai Nation cops Chief Francis Bradley stated an overall of 7 individuals, consisting of the pilot, remained in the helicopter at the time of the crash. As of Sunday early morning, recovery and rescue efforts are still in progress to reach the 3 deceased victims, Bradley verified.

Bradley stated the National Transport Security Board is expected to come to the crash website Sunday afternoon to continue the investigation.

“All the guests are from the UK. Everybody has been recognized. The next of kin have actually been informed. And we have three validated fatalities,” Bradley said. “The other day, we were hampered by severe weather. We had gusts approximately 50 miles an hour. The surface where the crash happened in Quartermaster Canyon is extremely rugged. It’s just accessible by airplane and our fist responders had a 20– minute hike, 20-minute walking, to get to the scene.”

The survivors were airlifted to a Las Vegas health center by around 2 a.m. Sunday, Bradley said, as reported by KPHO. The survivors were later recognized as Scott Booth, who was the pilot, 42, Ellie Milward, 29, Jonathan Udall, 32, and Jennifer Barham, 39.

The guests who were killed were determined as Becky Dobson, 27, Jason Hill, 32 and Stuart Hill, 30.

The Federal Aviation Administration is also examining the occurrence, according to FAA representative Allen Kenitzer.

Papillon Airways, the company that runs the Grand Canyon flight trips, released the following statement:

“It is with severe unhappiness we extend our wholehearted compassion to the families involved in this mishap. Our top priority is the care and needs of our passengers and our staff. Relative looking for instant support, please call 1-866-512-9121. We are working together fully with NTSB detectives and regional authorities.” -Brenda Halvorson, Ceo, Papillon Group

Copyright 2018 KVVU(KVVU Broadcasting Corporation). All rights scheduled.

Nation artists deliver homage to performance attack victims

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Assocaited Press The Brothers Osborne, from left, Maren Morris and Eric Church carry out at the 60th annual Grammy Awards at Madison Square Garden on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, in New York.

Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018|7:16 p.m.

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Three artists who performed at a c and w festival that became the site of the deadliest mass shooting in contemporary U.S. history honored those music fans lost at lethal performance attacks with a tearful efficiency at the Grammy Awards.

Country artists Eric Church, Maren Morris and Brothers Osborne delivered a moving performance of Eric Clapton’s Grammy-winning traditional “Tears in Heaven,” throughout the 60th annual Grammys Awards in New York City on Sunday, the names of victims behind them.

” All c and w was reminded in the most terrible way then connection we share with fans and the caring power that music will always supply,” said Eric Church who appeared to struggle to speak.

The artists put their own spin on the mournful tune in honor of the victims at the Path 91 Harvest Celebration last October in Las Vegas, along with a bombing outside an Ariana Grande performance in Manchester, England, in May.

” Tears in Paradise,” which won 3 Grammys in 1993 consisting of record and song of the year, was written after Clapton’s four-year-old son died in 1991 after falling out of a high-rise window.

The touching homage was dealt with tenderly in between vocalist TJ Osborne’s emotional baritone, Morris’ Texas twang and Church’s powerful singing, although a bad microphone made much of Morris’ intro before the song muddled.

” The painful fact is that this year in simply those two occasions 81 music enthusiasts, just like us, went out to delight in a night of music and never ever came back house,” Morris stated.

Legal Help Center offers resource hub for mass shooting victims

Vegas & Strong Legal & Financial Toolkit offers a one-stop site for information on resources, such as medical facilities waiving portions of medical costs, ways to pay for funeral expenditures, and ideas for those who worked during the festival.

“We recognize many victims, survivors and households are handling grief and shock and are not ready now to deal with the myriad of civil legal issues that will emerge in the days, weeks, and months to come,” Barbara Buckley, executive director of Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada, said in a news release. “That’s why the Vegas Strong Legal & & Financial Toolkit will be such a great resource for them, supplying basic info on the first steps to take in handling the aftermath of the tragedy. This remains in addition to the one-on-one counseling and legal representation our workplace is attending to civil legal aid issues.”

Those looking for extended representation– which does not include clients wishing to pursue negligence-type claims– will be assisted by staff attorneys with the legal aid center, and other volunteer lawyers, according to the news release.

“The State Bar of Nevada has actually devoted to dealing with bar associations around the nation to find complimentary legal resources in the states where show attendees live for a consultation or legal representation,” the release stated. The toolkit will be updated as services expand.

For more details or to set up a visit, call 702-386-1598 in between 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (regional time) Monday to Friday or through email, [ e-mail safeguarded]

California wildfire victims search scorched homes for memories

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Jae C. Hong/ AP Ed Curzon, right, and his daughter Margaret sift particles to restore anything they can from the rubble of their home, damaged by a wildfire in the Coffey Park community Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017, in Santa Rosa, Calif.

Friday, Oct. 20, 2017|4:08 p.m.

SANTA ROSA, Calif.– After fleeing flames that were surrounding him 12 days back, Donnie Steggal finally returned house Friday– and sifted through the ruins of the Northern California house where he and his better half raised their 2 children.

Everything in his one-story house had burned, consisting of the 1965 Buick Wildcat that Steggal and his late daddy brought back and kept in the garage. Steggal’s partner did discover a ring his grandmother had provided him and he found some coins that had belonged to his great-grandmother, however that had to do with it.

Steggal was among residents of the small city of Santa Rosa who got away a wildfire in the dead of night with only minutes to spare. Authorities on Friday enabled back to their neighborhoods for the very first time to see so they could see if anything was still standing.

Authorities on Friday said 8,400 homes and businesses have been destroyed as they continue to examine the destructive damage to homes and businesses that burned around California’s famed wine nation north of San Francisco.

“It’s heartbreaking,” Steggal stated tearfully after discovering the charred remains of his dad’s pistols.

The household had actually just redesigned the home’s bathroom and cooking area and Steggal stated the property was “whatever I had. Now it’s gone, you understand. It’s all the memories.”

Steggal’s Coffey Park area was one of three especially hard hit Santa Rosa, where blocks of an as soon as tidy area of popular parks and good public schools were leveled by the flames.

Steggal said he and his family ran away early on the morning of Oct. 9 to a buddy’s house and then had to evacuate from that house a day later.

The Steggals are sticking with his mother-in-law and were fortunate sufficient to rent a small apartment they will move into next year while their house is rebuilt– making them exceptionally fortunate due to the fact that Santa Rosa’s rental market had a 1 percent job rate prior to the fire.

Sonoma County in basic and Santa Rosa in specific suffered one of the most damage when a series of wildfires tore through California’s wine country beginning Oct. 8. A minimum of 42 people passed away most of them in Sonoma County.

Somewhere Else in Santa Rosa Friday, Dan and Sherre Hulbert donned white plastic fits, rubber boots and deal with masks as they sorted through the ash of their home– discovering damaged golf clubs and a destroyed box of World War II letters.

They had just completed redesigning your home where they had raised their kids and lived for nearly three years.

“That’s pretty devastating since it’s not just a house, it’s a life,” Dan Hulbert stated. “You leave a life behind then you simply carry on and begin over.”

California’s insurance coverage commissioner has stated preliminary estimates of the wildfire losses surpass $1 billion and that the figure is expected to rise.

While the Steggals chose to rebuild, the Hulberts were not sure whether they should do so or move more detailed to their child, who resides in Colorado.

“My spouse and I always said this is where we were going to retire or pass away,” Steggal stated. “That hasn’t changed.

Country stars honor Las Vegas shooting victims at CMT Artists show

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Wade Payne/ Invision/ AP Country entertainers Chris Stapleton, from left, Brian Kelly, Tyler Hubbard, Jason Aldean, Keith Urban and Luke Bryan are seen at CMT Artists of the Year program at Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn.

Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017|8 p.m.

NASHVILLE, Tenn.– Vocalist Jason Aldean and other stars honored victims of a mass shooting at a c and w celebration in Las Vegas instead of accepting awards at the CMT Artists of the Year show Wednesday night.

The format of the program pivoted to focus on victims of the shooting, in addition to those recovering from typhoons and wildfires, with a night of somber homages, inspiring anthems and voices raised in harmony.

Aldean, who was onstage at the Route 91 Harvest Celebration when the shooting took place Oct. 1, stood side-by-side with the night’s other award winners– including Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Chris Stapleton and Keith Urban– to dedicate the night to music fans. The honorees did not accept awards or provide speeches as normal, but some opted to perform or other musicians performed in their honor.

“We have actually been tested beyond our worst nightmare these previous couple of months,” Aldean stated during the live broadcast from Nashville, Tennessee. “Heartbroken does not even begin to explain how some of us feel. However we have shown time and again in this nation that we have the power to conquer anything that threatens our way of living, or our freedom. We devote this night to you and everybody who has experienced loss or catastrophe in the last few months.”

Aldean closed out the night with a bold and rollicking group performance of “I Will not Back Down” by Tom Petty with Urban, Stapleton and Little Big Town.

Andra Day began the awards show with her anthem “Rise Up,” in a stunning harmony duet by Little Big Town. Then Lee Ann Womack, Danielle Bradbury and rap artist Common joined them for a performance of “Stand Up For Something.”

“On this night when we typically commemorate a year of music, we also want to commemorate a year of incredible human spirit, the spirit we see in our fans every night,” Stapleton said.

“So in some little way we wish to thank you for your resolve and perhaps lift your spirits for simply a moment,” Urban said.

The names of the 58 victims from Las Vegas were listed throughout an in memoriam sector, along with the names of Petty, Gregg Allman, Glen Campbell, Don Williams and Troy Gentry.

Other efficiencies including Bryan singing his single “Quick,” and Stapleton singing his tune “Broken Halos,” a tune that he’s committed to victims of the Vegas shooting.

The Backstreet Boys sang Florida Georgia Line’s emotional ballad “H.O.L.Y.” and Keith Urban carried out a jazzy variation of his tune “Blue Ain’t Your Color.”

Phillip Phillips added some blues licks to Sam Hunt’s mega hit “Body Like a Back Roadway,” which was named song of the year by CMT.

Near the end of the night, Bryan took a moment to honor his buddy Aldean.

“It could have been any among us basing on that stage two weeks ago,” Bryan said. “It’s a headache that nobody ought to need to deal with. Jason has responded with self-respect, care, regard and, some methods, defiance. And we all are proud of him, particularly me.”

All 58 names of shooting victims launched by Clark County

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