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I-Team: Stopping telemarketing, spam and robocalls

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- They annoy us all, and you may get them on a weekly or even daily basis. We're talking telemarketing, spam and robocalls.

Why do we get so many and what can we do about them?

You may notice many of these calls are from the same area code as your phone number. You might think it's a doctor's office, maybe your child's school -- something important. When you pick up, you learn it's not.

Las Vegas resident Marlowe Fuller says he's had enough.

"All of the sudden, recently, I got six in one day," he shared. "...Trying to do stuff, and the phone is constantly bothering ya."

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) reports that more than 46,000 Nevadans filed complaints about robocalls in 2020. The state has the sixth-highest number of complaints in the nation per capita.

About 35,000 reported typical robocalls, meaning a human wasn't on the line. More than 9,000 reported live callers. ... Read More

Playoff picture tightens as Avs come from behind to beat Knights 2-1

LAS VEGAS (AP) — J.T. Compher scored a go-ahead goal in the third period, Philipp Grubauer made 36 saves, and the Colorado Avalanche preserved their chances to finish in first place in the West Division with a 2-1 victory over the Vegas Golden Knights on Monday night.

Andre Burakovsky also scored for the Avalanche, who trail the Golden Knights by two points atop the division. Vegas has game left, Colorado has two.

Alex Pietrangelo scored for the Golden Knights. Robin Lehner, facing the Avalanche for the first time this season after Marc-Andre Fleury was in net the first seven meetings, stopped 19 shots.

Billed as the most important game of the year for both, neither team disappointed with every inch of space, despite key players missing from both lineups.

Vegas was limited to 15 skaters due to cap restraints and used 10 forwards with five defensemen... Read More

Paid self-parking on its way back to MGM Resorts

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Paid self-parking is headed back to MGM Resorts, a spokesman confirmed to 8 News Now Monday. Of note, though, the first three hours will be free for locals.

The change will go into effect at all of MGM's Las Vegas properties on June 1.

Service and business needs are changing rapidly as Las Vegas continues its recovery. We’re focused on expanding our amenities and workforce to accommodate increasing numbers of guests as demand grows and visitation continues rising."

MGM Resorts International

Self-parking will remain free to:... Read More

Titus, Lee applaud $2.7 billion allocation to Nevada COVID-19 relief

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Members of Nevada's Congressional delegation today applauded the U.S. Treasury Department's launch of local funds from the American Rescue Plan, which will send $2.7 billion to Nevada.

The allocations include $440 million for Clark County and $150 million for state government in Nevada. Washoe County will receive $91 million.

“This relief from the American Rescue Plan will expand Nevadans’ access to vaccines, boost rent and food assistance, and help struggling small businesses,” Titus said Congresswoman.

“I was proud to work with my colleagues in Congress to ensure that Nevada was getting its fair share of direct aid to state and local governments because I knew that this aid would be crucial to our recovery,” Rep. Susie Lee said... Read More

STRAT going to 100% capacity after gaming regulators give approval

LAS VEGAS — The STRAT announced Monday it is lifting most coronavirus pandemic restrictions and going to 100% casino capacity after meeting Nevada Gaming Control Board requirements.

The Las Vegas casino was long known as the Stratosphere before changing its name in 2019.

The STRAT Hotel, Casino & SkyPod owner Golden Entertainment credited COVID-19 vaccinations at on-site casino clinics for employees and their families.

Property Vice President and General Manager Stephen Thayer says masks still will be required for workers and casino guests.

The Wynn Las Vegas, Encore and Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas got approval last week to lift capacity and physical distancing limits and remove clear plastic separators from gambling tables... Read More

STRAT to lift most coronavirus pandemic restrictions and have its casino at 100% capacity

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- The Las Vegas casino long known as the Stratosphere, but now called the STRAT, announced Monday it is lifting most coronavirus pandemic restrictions and going to 100% casino capacity after meeting Nevada Gaming Control Board requirements.

STRAT Hotel, Casino & SkyPod owner Golden Entertainment credited COVID-19 vaccinations at on-site casino clinics for employees and their families.

Property Vice President and General Manager Stephen Thayer says masks still will be required for workers and casino guests... Read More

See how much states, counties will get from $350B COVID relief program

WASHINGTON (KTVX) – Details on President Joe Biden's gigantic $1.9 trillion COVID-19 pandemic rescue plan have been released by the White House, giving an idea of where more than $350 billion in state and local fiscal recovery funds is heading.

Administration officials said payments could begin to go out in the coming days to eligible governments, allowing state, local, territorial and tribal officials to offset the economic damage from the coronavirus pandemic... Read More