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Top Stories: Las Vegas Shooter's Local Ties; Chances Of Landing Amazon Headquarters?


The top local stories this afternoon from KERA News:

The man who police say killed nearly 60 people at a Las Vegas concert last night once lived in North Texas. Mesquite police say 64-year-old Stephen Paddock lived in the Dallas suburb from 2004 to 2012.

Paddock owned a home on Clear Lake Lane from 2004 to 2009; the same home was then transferred to his mother until 2014. KERA's Stella Chavez reports that neighbors say they only saw Paddock a handful of times and didn't have much interaction with him. 

  Other stories:

  • When we hear "concentration camp," our minds immediately go to the horror unleashed by the Nazis on Jews during World War II. Throughout history, though, nearly every country in the world has used concentration camps -- and some still exist. Today on Think, journalist Andrea Pitzer talked with Krys Boyd about how these camps alter the places where they are based, even decades after their use. 

  • When Amazon announced plans in September to build a second North American headquarters, it set off a mad scramble by cities in North Texas, and beyond. Dallas-Fort Worth faces tough competition to land the online retail giant. KERA's Christopher Connelly has been following the North Texas effort and talked about it with Eric Aasen. 

 You can listen to North Texas stories weekdays at 8:22 a.m. and 6:20 p.m. on KERA 90.1 FM

Gus Contreras is a digital producer and reporter at KERA News. Gus produces the local All Things Considered segment and reports on a variety of topics from, sports to immigration. He was an intern and production assistant for All Things Considered in Washington D.C.