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WEB EXTRA: NV Attorney General’s office vs. Robocallers

Just last month alone, Americans received 4.7 Billion robocalls, according to the Federal Trade Commission. Nevada’s Attorney General is joining an effort with other states and the federal government to track down and prosecute the annoying spammers. Senior Deputy Attorney General Laura Tucker with the state’s Consumer Protection Division talks to Politics Now co-host Steve Sebelius about Nevada’s part in it, the most common scams they hear about, and what people need do know to protect themselves.

File a complaint with the FTC here –> https://www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov/?utm_source=takeaction#crnt&panel1-1

File a complaint with Nevada’s Attorney General here –> http://ag.nv.gov/About/Consumer_Protection/Bureau_of_Consumer_Protection/ ... Read More

CyberSafe Parent: Metro Police detectives educate on how to avoid, protect yourself from internet threats

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The 8 News Now Community Pride Special took a close in-depth look at internet threats posed to everyone — no matter their age. From cyber jobs to cyber warfare — the issue is so broad, it has gotten the attention of lawmakers on capitol hill.

Increasingly foreign hackers are targeting businesses and local governments across the country and holding their computer systems hostage. Earlier this year, the City of Baltimore suffered $18 million in damages after hackers seized their systems.

Analysts believe a third of all American cities have outdated technology. Senators are working to pass a plan that would boost communication between local governments and the department of homeland security. They say it will give local agencies a chance to exchange valuable tips and information needed to fight off attacks... Read More

9 transported, 1 critical in Lake Mead Blvd crash

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Las Vegas police are investigating a critical injury crash that occurred at 12:51 p.m. on Lake Mead Boulevard and Summit Hill Lane, near Simmons Street.

9 people taken to the hospital after crash near Lake Mead and Summit Hill before 1 p.m. involving multiple cars. @LVMPD says the at fault driver is in critical at this time. Lake Mead east and west bound closed from Tonopah to Cambridge #8NN pic.twitter.com/DDXAXzqU5H

— Cristen Drummond (@cristendrummond) June 29, 2019

According to Metro, several vehicles were involved in the crash and 9 people have been transported to the hospital. ... Read More

Police arrest man suspected of killing Utah college student

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – A Utah college student missing 11 days was abducted and killed and her remains burned in the yard of a man now facing aggravated murder and other charges, authorities said Friday.

Salt Lake City Police Chief Mike Brown, who became emotional at times during a morning press conference, said Ayoola A. Ajayi will be charged with aggravated murder, kidnapping, obstruction of justice and desecration of a body in the death of 23-year-old Mackenzie Lueck.

He was arrested without incident Friday morning by a SWAT team.

Ajayi, 31, is an information technology worker who attended college on and off but never earned a degree and was briefly in the Army National Guard but didn’t complete basic training... Read More

Carmen Electra, other models sue Vegas strip clubs for using images in ads

LAS VEGAS (AP) – Twelve professional models including Carmen Electra and Lucy Pinder are suing five Las Vegas strip clubs, alleging their photos have been used for advertising without permission or payment.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports separate federal civil lawsuits filed this month accuse each club of violating the federal Lanham Act by falsely and misleadingly using the models’ images for advertising, and Nevada’s right of publicity law.

Electra sued under her real name, Tara Leigh Patrick. She and Pinder allege “pirated” photos of them were used without their consent on social media and promotional flyers.

The Review-Journal says defendants declined or didn’t respond to requests for comment.

The lawsuits say the models had no affiliation with the clubs, but the use of their photos implied they endorsed them or worked there... Read More

Fatal lion attack nets 3 ‘serious’ violations for center

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – North Carolina labor officials have cited an animal sanctuary for safety violations after a lion fatally mauled a 22-year old intern last December.

The state Occupational Safety and Health Division issued a citation Thursday for three “serious” violations to the Conservator’s Center in Caswell County.

Because Alexandra Black was an unpaid intern, the division could not issue a direct citation for her death, according to an emailed statement from the state labor department. Officials issued a citation after determining that other employees were exposed to hazards.

The citation said that all violations must be corrected immediately. The center also must pay penalties of $3,000.

In an investigation following Black’s death , the division found that the center had “ineffective procedures which resulted in a lion escaping,” and constituted a violation of the state’s Occupational Safety and Health Act... Read More

Man accused of forging police report as late for work excuse

LISBON, N.H. (AP) – A man accused of forging a police report to back up his bogus story that he used as an excuse to his boss is facing real charges in New Hampshire.

The Caledonian-Record reports that 51-year-old Paul Neilson was charged last week with forgery, a felony punishable by up to seven years in prison.

Police say the Lisbon man told his boss he was late to work at a construction company March 11 because a Lisbon officer gave him a warning about his expired car registration.

When his boss got suspicious, police say Neilson gave him a report purportedly from the officer with a detailed description of their interaction.

The boss contacted police, who said they had not had any contact with Neilson that day nor written the report.

A phone number for Neilson could not be found.

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