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Minor League team joins in on #StormArea51 fun

TOLEDO, Ohio (KLAS) — A Triple-A baseball team is bringing their own version of Area 51 to their ballpark. The Toledo Mud Hens announced they are hosting Area 5/3 Night tomorrow night.

The promotion encourages fans to “Storm Area 5/3… as aliens will be released and mysteries will be revealed. Fifth Third Field is the name of the ballpark where the Mud Hens play in Toledo, Ohio.

The team is encouraging fans to come dressed as aliens, enjoy alien-themed food and sing along to some “intergalactic jams.” They also spotted an alien of their own ahead of Friday night’s game.

BREAKING: Alien spotted at Fifth Third Field creating a concoction for tomorrow's 'Storm Area 5/3 Night.'

Get tickets for tomorrow's game (if you're brave enough) https://t.co/QEdxSbDTQN pic.twitter.com/DeQ0X1yyps... Read More

MID-DAY REPORT: Orko Manna details latest concerning teachers’ reaction to CCEA and CCSD deal

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Students and teachers, even parents were affected in a good way by the deal reached between the Clark County School District and the Clark County Education Association.

Because a deal was reached, kids will be able to stay in school and get the education they deserve, and now that they’re getting what the asked for, teachers will be able to continue to put their best foot forward in training and educating Nevada’s future generation.

8 News NOW Reporter Orko Manna has a mid-day report on the details he’s gathering for his story at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m... Read More

Teacher reacts to suspension of strike

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The Clark County School District and the Clark County Education Association have reached an agreement on several big issues affecting educators in the Valley. 

“When everybody came out to Liberty to stand together,”
said Kristan Nigro, a kindergarten teacher. “I feel like it really
sent a message to the board of trustees as well as Dr. Jara.”

Nigro believes that was the moment that changed
everything. 

“We have to make noise that we are not messing around
anymore.”

With less than two weeks to go until a planned teachers’ strike, a deal was finally reached Wednesday afternoon. 

“This is something that we can’t continue to do,” said
Superintendent Jesus Jara. 

Jara called the deal “fair”. 

“We always felt, in the end, the right decisions would be made,” said John Vellardita, executive director, Clark County Education Association... Read More

Mojave High School coach back in court, faces multiple charges

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A Clark County teacher accused of child abuse was back in court today. Forty-one-year-old Abraham Gonzalez was arrested on multiple charges in late July, including first-degree kidnapping and sale of a controlled substance.

According to an arrest report, Gonzalez began a sexual relationship with a teenage girl after meeting her through the online dating app “Plenty of Fish”. He took her on several trips out of state, frequently purchased marijuana for her and paid for a smartphone and cell service.

The girl went to another high school but was homeschooled after December of last year. According to the arrest report, she had many medical and emotional problems. Interviews in report said she was described as a special needs child.

Gonzalez was a physical education teacher and football coach at Mojave High School. He was also a driver for Uber and Lyft, according to an interview in the arrest report. ... Read More

Las Vegas school offers mariachi classes; says music is part of its heritage

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Mariachi is a type of musical group, originally from Mexico. It consists of violins, trumpets, guitars, guitarron and a high pitch, five-string guitar called Vihuela.

In Las Vegas, Nevada, Mariachi is the band to be in at many schools.

“I like Vicente Fernandez he was an inspiration when I was just beginning,” said Alexis Magana, a guitar player.

Alexis Magana, Monaco Middle Student

Famous singers such as Antonio Aguilar, Jose Alfredo Jimenez, and Rocio Durcal, have made Mariachi music a tradition. At Monaco Middle School in Las Vegas, Mariachi is part of the school’s heritage.

“You don’t have to be Mexican to like Mariachi; people love it,” said Daniel Valdez, Mariachi teacher.

Monaco Middle is one of the original schools to offer Mariachi in the school district. Since 2002, Mariachi has immersed itself through the Monaco hallways. Out of the 1,300 students, 600 are enrolled in Mariachi... Read More

Metro still looking for robbery suspect

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Metro is searching for a woman who they say robbed four businesses in northwest Las Vegas. They say the woman was believed to have a gun and stole some undisclosed items during the crimes.

The woman was caught on camera and can be seen in the video below:

Police say she is black, about 5’4″ with average build and wearing a blonde wig.

Anyone with information is asked to call Metro’s Robbery Section at (702) 828-3591. You can also stay anonymous through Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555... Read More

Día de Muertos Barbie coming soon

Source: Twitter/Mattel

Children will have the chance to play with two historical female role models that made their mark in U.S. history.

Mattel just added two new Barbie dolls to its “Inspiring Women” series. The new Barbie dolls honor two iconic women in U.S. history – Rosa Parks and Sally Ride.

Rosa Parks was an activist known as the Mother of the Modern Civil Rights Movement. Sally Ride was the first American woman to fly into space. Each doll comes with education material about both women.

Mattel will also release a special Día de Muertos Barbie. The doll will be available in stores and online starting on Sept. 12, reports Spanish international news agency Agencia EFE.

She was designed to resemble La Catrina, or the grand dame of death, who is an iconic figure of the Mexican holiday. ... Read More