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Mexican Baseball Fiesta returns to Las Vegas Ballpark

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Tickets go on sale Wednesday, August 21 for the Mexican Baseball Fiesta at the Las Vegas Ballpark. The match-ups between two of the top teams in the Pacific League of Mexico — Los Naranjeros de Hermosillo and Águilas de Mexicali — will be September 20-21.

This “spring training” for the winter league teams promises to provide a fun, colorful and exciting event for the whole family.

The Pacific League of Mexico was founded in 1945 and plays from October to February. The league has produced MLB talents like Fernando Valenzuela, Mike Piazza and Curt Schilling.

Tickets go on sale for the general public Wednesday, but Las Vegas Aviators season ticket holders can get theirs today. You can buy your tickets through Ticketmaster or at the Las Vegas Ballpark box office... Read More

Many people aren’t cool with these air conditioning tips

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Some air conditioning tips from the federal government are raising eyebrows. Energy-Star recommends keeping your thermostat at 78 degrees in the summer.

The energy saving program also says you should crank it up to 85 when you’re not home and 82 when you’re asleep! Energy-star recommends using a programmable thermostat to implement the settings it says are best.

Many people on the internet have expressed passionate opinions on the topic. Some say those temps are ridiculously hot, while others claim to find them perfectly comfortable.

It’s safe to say, Energy-Star did not have Las Vegas in mind when considering the temperatures. Highs are expected to creep toward 110 degrees Wednesday... Read More

Man arrested for firing shots at Lowes in Bullhead City

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Bullhead City Police arrested the man allegedly responsible for the shooting at the Lowes. Devin Gene Monreal, 23, was arrested on a temporary felony warrant for attempted homicide.

According to officers, on Monday, Aug. 19 at approximately 4:40 p.m., Monreal was sitting in the Lowes parking lot when four men in a white Dodge Dakota truck pulled up next to him, and they all begin to argue.

The four men got out of their vehicle and confronted Monreal by hitting his windshield. Police said witnesses told them that is when Monreal pulled out a handgun and started firing rounds at the men. Monreal continued to fire shots at the men as they tried to run to safety, police said... Read More

Sheriff: ‘Preparing for the worst, hoping for the best’ when it comes to ‘Storm Area 51’

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — It is now exactly one month from the day millions of people say they’ll storm Area 51. The man who created the now-viral Facebook page says it was supposed to be a joke.

But that joke has turned into much more and it’s raised concerns for those living near the base.

Organizers and county officials met Monday in Pioche to discuss what happens ahead of any “Storm Area 51” events, such as “Alienstock” which is supposed to include live bands. Lincoln County officials are worried it has become something they can’t handle.

A public meeting is held in Pioche, Nevada to discuss the upcoming “Storm Area 51” events. (KLAS-TV)

They’ve pre-approved an emergency declaration ahead of the events scheduled for the weekend of Sept. 20 and have found some money in the county coffers to help support their efforts... Read More

Report: 6 million acres of state lands in West inaccessible

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — More than 6 million acres (2.5 million hectares) of state property scattered across 11 states in the U.S. West are landlocked by private property and largely inaccessible to hunters, anglers and other recreational users, public lands advocates said Monday.

The Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership and onX, a Montana-based land data company, analyzed land ownership patterns for a report detailing the extent of state-owned parcels that lack public access.

Montana, Arizona, New Mexico and Wyoming each have more than 1 million acres (0.4 million hectares) of state lands surrounded by private property, according to the report. Nevada has the least amount with less than 1,000 acres (405 hectares) landlocked... Read More

72-year-old Reno man convicted of murder after stabbing victim 250 times

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A Washoe County jury has convicted a 72-year-old man of first-degree murder in the February killing of an elderly man he stabbed at least 250 times.

Ralph Goad faces up to life in prison without the possibility of parole at his sentencing set for Oct. 2.

The Washoe District Court jury found him guilty following a weeklong trial in the death of 76-year-old Theodore Gibson in his Reno apartment.

Detectives say there were signs of a struggle in the room where Gibson’s body was found along with his empty wallet, a blood-stained knife and blood-stained pair of scissors.

Prosecutors say surveillance footage shows Goad spent nearly 24 hours in a Reno casino after the murder before he fled the area.

U.S. marshals tracked him down in Sacramento, California and he was extradited back to Nevada to face charges... Read More

Man banned from Winnemucca forever before judge’s ruling overturned

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada’s Appellate Court has issued an order saying a district judge had no authority to permanently ban an offender from Winnemucca.

Officials say the offender, John Pugh, was sentenced to prison after pleading no contest to illegally using a stun gun.

District Judge Michael Montero added an additional condition following Pugh’s release from prison, telling him he was permanently trespassed from Winnemucca, about 470 miles from Las Vegas.

The Nevada Appeal reported Monday that the court order removes that condition from Pugh’s sentence because it is an abuse of discretion.

Officials say the district court can prohibit the offender from being in a certain region, but does not have the ability to permanently ban them from part or all of the state once the sentence is complete... Read More