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MGM Resorts reports major data breach, says no financial info exposed

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — In a statement on Wednesday, MGM Resorts announced the company was the victim of a major data breach in the summer of 2019. They have not confirmed an exact number, but according to the New York Times, upwards of 10 million people could have been impacted.

A spokesperson for MGM Resorts said the majority of the information was what is known as “phonebook data,” which includes first/last names and phone numbers. MGM Resorts said no financial information was exposed.

Below is the statement sent to 8 News Now:... Read More

Bloomberg, Sanders under attack at Democrats’ Nevada debate

LAS VEGAS (AP) — From the opening bell, Democrats unleashed an aggressive verbal assault on New York billionaire Mike Bloomberg and raised new questions about Bernie Sanders’ take-no-prisoners politics in a contentious debate Wednesday night that threatened to scramble even further the party’s urgent quest to defeat President Donald Trump.

The former New York City mayor was forced to defend his divisive record on race, gender and Wall Street in his debate-stage debut, while Sanders, appearing in his ninth of the 2020 primary season, tried to beat back pointed questions about his health and his embrace of democratic socialism... Read More

Border Patrol officers in Michigan seize human brain in a jar

PORT HURON, Mich (WLNS) – Valentine’s Day took a turn when border patrol officers found a human brain in a jar at Blue Water Bridge in Port Huron.

During a routine inspection of a Canadian mail truck, officers found a human brain inside of a clear glass mason jar without any paperwork or documentation in support of its lawful entry into the United States.

The shipment manifest simply called the package an “Antique Teaching Specimen” which came from Toronto and was headed for Wisconsin.

“Individuals looking to import shipments such as this, need to remember that the Center for Disease Control and Prevention has a strict Import Permit Program that must be adhered to,” said Area Port Director Michael Fox.

The CDC has import regulations to protect the public from infectious biological agents, infectious substances and vectors... Read More

VIDEO: Behind the scenes at Democratic debate media room

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The eyes of the nation are on Las Vegas Wednesday evening as six Democratic presidential candidates take the debate stage. Hundreds of members of the media are in Las Vegas to cover the event.

The media center, also called the “Spin Room” was set up at Bally’s Hotel and Casino. Hundreds of stories will filter out of this room to newspapers, magazines, newscasts and political shows over the next several hours... Read More

Emotional support animal stuck in apartment following fire

(KLAS) —
A fire at an apartment building near Charleston and Rainbow
displaced about 19 people earlier this month. While everyone made it out, a
woman’s emotional support animal did not. Her cat is still stuck inside one of
the units.

Alison Adams says she
remembers the fire as if it was yesterday. This memory still taking an
emotional toll on everybody, especially her.

“Everything that I have
owned is pretty much gone,” Adams said. “My cat is inside, and
he’s been in there for 15 days, and it’s eating me alive. He’s an emotional
support animal and he’s terrified in there.”

His name is “Monkey.” Adams has
had him for 2 years.

Adams says she’s reached out
to the fire department, Lantana managers, rescue groups and animal control, but
no one has been able to get him out.

“We can only do so much
when they won’t give us access,” Adams said. “They don’t seem to be trying
the best that they can.”... Read More

Local issues at the forefront of Las Vegas voters’ minds

(KLAS) —
Voters here say they want to hear candidates talk about issues
that impact people her in our valley. As we’ve seen in previous debates,
audience members may get to ask questions tonight.

Yucca Mountain, the use of
federal land, healthcare plans — the list goes on. Nevada democrats want
candidates to be very specific.

Las Vegas was in the
national spotlight when the city passed the controversial ordinance banning
sleeping or camping in public places.

Here are four more
viewpoints voters want candidates to tackle.

“I would like some kind of
cohesive healthcare for all,” said voter Robyn Roberts. “I’m in favor of that.
Others aren’t.”

“I’m very
much in term of anyone in favor of term limits,” said voter Gertrude Ricks. “Congress
has been in power too long.”

“Gun control
is going to be significant in Nevada, like it is in the other Western states,”
said voter David Michael. ... Read More

I-Team: Volunteers receive hands-on training leading up to Nevada caucus

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The Nevada Caucus is Saturday, and training is underway for volunteers. State Democrats released new plans about the process.

The I-Team breaks down everything we know so far.

The Nevada State Democratic Party estimated a total of 70,000 voters participated in early voting. To put that in perspective, the total for caucus day in 2016 was 84,000.

This is the first time the party held early voting ahead of the Democratic caucus.

“I think it’s gonna make a lot easier on the caucus day for us that so many people are gonna early vote,” said volunteer Audrey Dempsey.

Dempsey said she voted early since she’ll be volunteering on caucus day as a site lead.

This week, Nevada Democrats released information about training for Saturday’s caucus and said volunteers would begin more hands-on training on iPads with a caucus calculator. ... Read More