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Hacker gains access to 100 million Capital One credit card applications and accounts

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Earlier this year, a hacker gained access to more than 100 million Capital One customer accounts and credit card applications, according to CNN.

CNN said it learned from Capital One that the compromised data includes 140,000 Social Security numbers, 1 million Canadian Social Insurance numbers, and 80,000 bank account numbers, in addition to an undisclosed number of people’s names, addresses, credit scores, credit limits, balances, and other information.

She was arrested in connection with the breach, the Justice Department said Monday. The department alleges that Thompson “posted on the information sharing site GitHub about her theft of information from the servers storing Capital One data.”... Read More

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Air conditioning companies working hard to keep Las Vegas comfortable

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — During the summer, it’s crucial to have your air conditioner working properly.

Air conditioning companies continue to see a rise in business, and they are working hard to keep up with demand.

The professionals offer some tips:

  • Keep the thermostat in the mid-70s — preferably 78 — to save money on your electric bill.
  • If your AC goes out, check the breakers.
  • Make sure the thermostat is programmed right.
  • Only use licensed contractors for service.
  • Keep as schedule for changing your filters, and be sure to do it.

“As you can imagine we’re swamped right now,” said Christopher Marshall, managing partner of The AC Guys. “We’re trying to do our best to satisfy our customers.”

Will all the calls, Marshall says the company does its best to get to customers as soon as possible, especially families with babies and elderly residents... Read More

Vagos biker gang trial begins in Las Vegas 8 years after rival’s death

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A jury is being picked in federal court in Las Vegas for the racketeering trial of eight accused Vagos motorcycle club members in a sweeping case stemming from the killing of a rival Hells Angels leader from California at a northern Nevada casino in 2011.

Prosecutors allege the Vagos is a broad criminal enterprise engaged for more than a decade in murder, kidnapping, extortion, witness intimidation and drug and weapons trafficking.

The eight men standing trial represent the first of three groups totaling 21 defendants in the case that prosecutors allege involves crimes in California, Arizona, Hawaii, Oregon and Nevada.

The men have each pleaded not guilty.

Jury selection is expected to take several days, and opening statements are scheduled Aug. 12.

Trial could take up to four months... Read More

GOP businesswoman running against Horsford is former Miss Nevada

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Republican business owner and former Miss Nevada is running for a Nevada congressional seat held by Democrat Steven Horsford.

Lisa Song Sutton announced Monday that she’s running for the sprawling congressional seat that includes urban areas of Las Vegas and wide stretches of desert and rural towns.

Sutton says she co-founded a bakery, a shipping store, a lingerie store and a real estate brokerage. She’s also the 2014 winner of Miss Nevada.

Sutton cites vacant storefronts and veterans in need of assistance as the reason she’s running for office. She says politicians have failed Nevada and she is tired of “partisan bickering” and “gossip about the President.”

Horsford was elected to the seat in 2018 and previously held the seat from 2013 to 2015... Read More

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New York man ID’d as victim of crash near Las Vegas Motor Speedway

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A man killed in Thursday in a crash that shut down Las Vegas Boulevard North near the speedway was identified Monday as Kenneth Wayne Hammond, 57, of New York.

Hammond was driving an SUV that collided with a semi-truck, according to the Clark County Coroner’s Office. He died of blunt force injuries.

Photos from the scene showed a demolished SUV and significant damage to the cab of the semi-trailer. The crash occurred at the intersection of Checkered Flag Lane and Las Vegas Boulevard North, just south of Las Vegas Motor Speedway... Read More

I-Team: What could possibly go wrong with ‘Storm Area 51’?

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Thousands of visitors are expected to descend on Lincoln County on and around Sept. 20 in response to the “Storm Area 51”  Facebook post created in late June. 

The concept quickly went viral and, to date, more than 3 million people  have expressed an interest in participating in the event, even though its creator has made it clear the idea started as a sarcastic joke.

Matty Roberts started the “Storm Area 51” Facebook page. (KLAS-TV)

Storming Area 51 is a daunting task, in light of the extensive security measures that are known to exist around one of the world’s most secure and classified military facilities, as well as the warning signs which note that the “use of deadly force” is authorized. ... Read More

DRONE VIDEO: Fun in the sun

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — There’s nothing like some cool water on a record hot day. With the temperature hitting 112 degrees at McCarran International Airport, Monday is officially the hottest day of the year, so far.

8 News Now Chief Photographer visited Lake Las Vegas Monday morning to see how people were keeping cool. This drone video shows kayaking, wake boarding and even an Aqua Park.

Lake Las Vegas is in Henderson, Nevada. It’s an artificial lake with a developed community around it... Read More