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Fine dining took center stage at Las Vegas Ballpark

LAS VEGAS (KLAS-TV) – The Aviators are leaving Las Vegas this week and hitting the road.

The team will return home next week, but in the latest edition of ‘Flyin High’ anyone can be a critic if you like everything you eat. Recently, the many food selections the Las Vegas Ballpark serves up was being dished out by the top chefs on the planet.

Giada’s presence was felt in Summerlin while uncovering more excellence in ballpark food.

8 News Now Sports anchor Ron Futrell has the story. ... Read More

Church sign in Virginia says “America: Love or Leave It.”

APPOMATTOX, Va. (AP) – A church sign in Virginia is drawing attention over a message that says: “America: Love or Leave It.”

A local TV station reported Tuesday that the sign is posted outside Friendship Baptist Church in Appomattox. The station reports hundreds of people have expressed support and opposition to it on social media.

Pastor E. W. Lucas says he wanted to make a statement about the political divisions in Washington. He said he plans to leave the sign up for a while after receiving favorable comments.

President Donald Trump tweeted Sunday that four Democratic congresswomen who oppose his policies should “go back” to their home countries, though three were born in the U.S.

The freshmen lawmakers have portrayed the Republican president as a bully who wants to “vilify” all people of color... Read More

Man found dead in vehicle at Lake Mead

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A man was found dead Thursday in a vehicle near the Echo Bay Wash at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, the National Park Service reported.

A park employee contacted rangers after coming across the vehicle. The cause of death does not appear to be suspicious.

The site is near mile marker 33 on Northshore Road.

The National Park Service will investigate the death, and the man’s identity and cause of death will be determined by the Clark County Coroner’s Office... Read More

WEB EXTRA: ‘Vegas Vic’ shines light on Las Vegas history

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — One of the most recognizable figures in Las Vegas is “Vegas Vic.” Over the decades, he has helped promote Las Vegas. His image on been on everything from ashtrays to postcards and even he was an iconic 40-foot neon sign in the downtown area.

There is now a new exhibit at the Nevada State Museum focused just on “Vegas Vic.” It will be at the museum until the end of the year.

“Vegas Vic” was an advertising gimmick created in 1945 when Las Vegas often promoted itself with “Old West” themes... Read More

Police barricade impacting traffic near Rancho, Smoke Ranch

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – Traffic is being disrupted in the area of North Rancho Drive and Smoke Ranch Road due to a police barricade.

According to Metro Police, the situation started around 6:43 a.m. when officers arrived at a short-term rental motel to follow up with a man. That man refused to leave his room. After a few hours, SWAT was called to the area. Some residents have evacuated.

Roads closed or impacted by the barricade include Smoke Ranch, Valley Drive, Decatur Boulevard and Rancho Drive.

Motorists are advised to find an alternate route... Read More

Man arrested in crash into Las Vegas house has history of DUI charges

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A man facing charges in the Monday crash that sent a car through the wall of a house has a history of DUI charges, according to court records.

Jose Dejesus Flores, 34, was arrested on a DUI charge after a crash that scared homeowners in the early morning hours in the east valley at the corner of Sahara and Abarth Street.

Flores faced DUI charges in 2004, 2005, 2009 and 2010 before Monday’s incident.

Police said Flores was driving a Toyota Tacoma pickup that missed a curve on Sahara, hopped onto the sidewalk and slammed into the back of the homeowner’s car, knocking it into a tree and the garage. The pickup truck then flipped on its side about 30 feet away and went into the home. ... Read More

MUG SHOT: 25-year-old Steven Clifford in connection to murder of girlfriend

LAS VEGAS (KLAS-TV) — 25-year-old Steven Clifford, also goes by Steven Kyle, has been charged with murder in connection to the death of his reported girlfriend, Savannah Millner.

At approximately 6:18 p.m. on July 15, LVMPD Dispatch received a report of gunfire heard in an apartment complex located in the 2200 block of West Bonanza Road near Martin Luther King Boulevard.

Arriving officers located an adult female lying in the apartment suffering from a gunshot wound. Medical personnel arrived and pronounced the victim deceased at the scene.

The preliminary investigation by the LVMPD Homicide Section indicated the victim was involved in a verbal altercation in the residence with Clifford.

The circumstances of the shooting were unclear that night and Clifford was arrested on unrelated charges. ... Read More