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Ex-security guard gets prison time in Vegas store shooting

(VIDEO: The story above details what happened on the day of the shooting, including police body camera footage – this report aired on Aug. 14, 2018.)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A former security guard has been sentenced to 16 to 40 years in state prison for firing gunshots inside a busy Las Vegas clothing store where he worked before he was wounded by police.

Mohamed Abdalla Mahmoud was sentenced Thursday after pleading guilty in May to felony attempted murder and assault charges in the August 2018 shooting.

Police say none of the 40 people in the store was injured when the 38-year-old Mahmoud unleashed 16 shots after an argument with the store manager. He then reloaded his handgun and fired shots at police outside... Read More

Locals on their way to help as Dorian strengthens

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — People across the country and in Las Vegas are mobilizing to help as Dorian strengthens and threatens to be a Category 4 hurricane when it makes landfall likely on Labor Day.

With 86-degree water as fuel and favorable moist winds, there’s little to prevent the storm from powering up Friday. On top of that, the warmer-than-normal water is running deeper than usual, adding more fuel. The hurricane center predicts Dorian will make landfall on Labor Day as a Category 4 storm with 130 mph winds. ... Read More

Sweepstakes for trip to Raiders game in London

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The Raiders are teaming up with Raising Cane’s to give one lucky Las Vegas resident the chance to go to a Raiders game. The sweepstakes runs through September 19.

All you have to do is enter a receipt code on the restaurant’s website from any Raising Cane’s purchase during the time period. Along with that code, Las Vegas residents must enter their name, address, email and phone number to be eligible for prizes.

The winner will be selected through a random drawing. They will receive two tickets to the game that will be played in Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, flights for two and a three-night stay at a hotel in London. The winner will also receive Free Cane’s for a year — one free box combo per week for an entire year — as well as Raiders and Raising Cane’s merchandise.

Click here for official rules... Read More

Advocates concerned over merger of textbook companies

DC (NEXSTAR) – Two of the largest textbook companies say they are merging. 

McGraw-Hill and Cengage say the move will mean cheaper prices for college students.  

However, some students and consumer advocates say the
merger is bad news. They argue the lower prices won’t last long.

Nick Sengstaken, a senior at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, says
the rising price of textbooks takes a toll on students.

“Students shouldn’t have to choose between an A and putting food on the table,” he said. “When we get into the student store and we see that price, the first thing we think is ‘am I going to be able to eat this month? Am I going to be able to pay rent?’”

Kaitlyn Vitez of the Public Interest Research Group says a merger of the two textbook
companies could make the problem even worse... Read More

Woman dies in Death Valley National Park

DEATH VALLEY, Calif. (KLAS) — Earlier this week, officials say they got a call of a non-responsive visitor south of Badwater in Death Valley National Park. They say the woman died before first-responders arrived.

This was the second death within three days in the park. The park has experienced several days of high temperatures above 120 degrees, which may have led to the deaths, but officials have not confirmed cause of death in either situation.

They say the two most common causes for emergency responses in Death Valley are heat illnesses and single-vehicle crashes... Read More

Las Vegas Ballpark, Aviators honored with year-end awards

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The Las Vegas Aviators and Las Vegas Ballpark brought home the hardware from the 2019 year-end awards from Ballpark Digest. They earned the Ballpark of the Year and Team of the Year awards.

The end-of-the-year awards cover the entire baseball industry, from the minors to the majors and even independent leagues. This is the first time an organization has earned both awards in a single year.

“The Las Vegas Aviators not only opened a new ballpark in 2019, but also overhauled their whole business, ranging from an offseason rebranding to a total revamp of the concessions and hospitality programs,” said Ballpark Digest publisher Kevin Reichard. “Just opening a new ballpark at a high-quality level is a big accomplishment. What the Aviators did with their partners is basically start from scratch, ending up with a new facility that’s leading the minors in attendance.” ... Read More

CSN student faces charge for having rifle, ammunition on school property

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A community college student is facing a gross misdemeanor charge of possessing a dangerous weapon on school property after police found a rifle and 2,000 rounds of ammunition in his vehicle.

Shayn Striegel, 27, was arrested Wednesday, Sept. 28 after people as CSN’s Henderson campus noticed the ammunition magazines in his vehicle. Striegel told police he forgot about the ammunition and rifle being there. Public records show he does have a hunting license.

He is due to appear in court in Henderson for his arraignment on Sept. 4... Read More