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Nevada Attorney General joins fight on robocall crackdown

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – The Nevada Attorney General says he’s joining the fight to crack down on annoying robocalls.

The crackdown on the annoying robocalls are part of an FTC effort called “Operation Call it Quits.” the makers of the anti-spam app ‘Hi-Ya’ estimated there were $26.3 billion robocalls placed in 2018, which is up from $18 billion in 2017.

The annoying calls can also be costly: the FTC said that Americans lost $10.5 billion dollars in fraud as the result of robocalls.

Politics Now co-host Steve Sebelius has the story... Read More

Teen headed to trial in fatal North Vegas schoolyard slaying

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada teen charged as an adult with murder rejected a plea deal and is headed to trial in the shooting death of an 18-year-old student during an after-school fight in North Las Vegas.

Attorneys for Sakai Kayin French didn’t immediately respond Wednesday to messages after French turned down an offer to plead guilty to voluntary manslaughter with a weapon in the September 2018 killing of Dalvin Brown.

French was 16 when he was arrested. He’s jailed pending trial Feb. 2 on murder and weapon charges. He could face life in prison if he’s convicted.

The shooting happened near the baseball field at Canyon Springs High School.

French attended rival Cheyenne High School.

Prosecutor Michael Schwartzer says multiple students witnessed the shooting, which came in a confrontation after an earlier fight involving friends of French and Brown... Read More

New home reports show neutral market; it benefits buyers and sellers

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — New home value reports are showing what’s trending not only across the United States but also in Las Vegas. Some of the stats claim there was a slight drop in the market, while others say it’s flat or steadily increasing.

“I want to call it a neutral market because we’ve been sitting at $300,000 medium price range for about three months now, so if you’re looking to buy, [it’s a] good time. If you’re looking to sell, [it’s a] good time,” said Thomas Blanchard, the president-elect of Glvar Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors.

But, there’s no price change for single-family homes around the Las Vegas valley. This is keeping prices flat as more listings become available.

“Our inventory is up, and there are homes you can actually purchase,” Blanchard said.

According to Blanchard, home prices have increased from a year ago.

“We’ve gone up, and then we’ve sort of stabled off,” said Blanchard... Read More

NLVPD searches for robbery suspect

NORTH LAS VEGAS — KLAS North Las Vegas Police released this picture on their social media channels Wednesday afternoon.

The suspect is wanted for committing a strong arm robbery in the parking lot of a bank. Authorities say the suspect followed the person out of the bank in the 1500 block of W. Craig — and then committed the crime.

If you have any information you’re asked to call NLVPD at (702) 633-9111... Read More

I-Team Exclusive: Police crack 25-year-old cold case murder

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A 25-year murder mystery has been solved by Metro’s cold case homicide detectives. It involved the murder of an 81-year-old woman.

Ada Priolo was killed in 1994.

The I-Team profiled the story a few months ago, and since the story aired, investigators and prosecutors have been able to narrow the list of suspects down to one name. He’s someone already serving a prison sentence. 

In February, The I-Team revisited the cold case murder of 81-year-old Ada Priolo. She was stuffed into the trunk of her car and left to die in the blazing heat of a Las Vegas summer. 

Ada Priolo’s car was found in a church parking lot.

Uncertainty about the killer’s identity has tormented Priolo’s family for nearly a quarter century. They were relieved to finally get the phone call from Metro homicide... Read More

NEW DIGS: Delta Hotel by Marriott being built near the Strip

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The first ever Delta by Marriott hotel tower is being built off the Las Vegas Strip. It’ll be located near Flamingo Road and Valley View.

The owners of the new property want to appeal to convention goers or tourists who don’t want the full casino gaming experience. The large 24-story non-gaming tower is going up right next to the Palms Hotel and Casino.

The location is just off of I-15 and is only a short ride to both the Strip and the home of the Raiders stadium. CAI Investments, which represents the group of people pumping money into the more than $100 million project says the property sits on a half an acre.

The tower is being described as having an urban, New York or San Fransico type of feel to it, with retail space on the first floor. It also boasts as many as 284-rooms. It’s part of a new trend of smaller properties that do not offer any form of gaming. ... Read More

WEB EXTRA: Bellagio Conservatory goes with Italian theme

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens in Las Vegas is showing off some of the best of Italy in its newest display. The 14,000 square foot floral display is called La Dolce Vita.

It includes lemon trees, a fountain, swans and thousands of flowers.

Each season the conservatory is transformed with the colors of spring, summer, fall and winter. Las Dolce Vita will be on display until September.

The conservatory is open 24 hours a day and free to the public... Read More