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Democrats clash over health insurance, economy

MIAMI (AP) — Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren raised her hand as one of the only Democratic presidential contenders willing to abolish her own private health insurance in favor of a government-run plan, demanding “structural change” in the economy and the government as Democrats met on the debate stage for the first time in the 2020 presidential season.

Warren’s position highlighted a rift within her party’s most ambitious contenders over how to approach inequality in America in a prime-time meeting that marked the unofficial starting line for the Democratic Party’s quest to wrest the White House from Donald Trump and deny him a second term.

The debate marked a new phase in the 2020 presidential season as Democrats seek to break out from the crowded field. While the candidates have been courting voters in key states for several months already, the vast majority of the nation has yet to pay close attention to the diverse field... Read More

Avoiding the rise in scams during the Summer season

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – The heat is on and financial experts are warning folks not to get ‘burned’ by summer scams.

Brad Zucker with Safe Money Advisors discloses what are the worst scams out there that people are falling victim to. More young people reported falling victim to scams, but seniors reported losing the most money. Retirees are on a fixed income, and the money they lose may not be able to be replaced, according the financial experts.

Unknowingly falling victim to a scam can also set you back in your retirement plan.

8 News Now Anchor Denise Valdez has the story. ... Read More

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