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Local family survives Las Vegas massacre


October 4, 2017

Chaos erupted as endless shots from a powerful rifle fired down on the crowd.

Thaddeus Oliverius, a Lodgepole native and current resident of Scottsbluff, was attending the Route 91 Harvest Festival with his wife and her family, eight people total.

“We were there and everything was going good and everybody was having fun,” Oliverius said.

On the event’s third day, musician Jason Aldean took the stage. And Stephen Paddock, from the Mandalay Bay Hotel began shooting at the crowd.

“Some people said (Aldean) was using pyrotechnics for his show. Everybody thought it was a couple of firewo...

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