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Child tax credits, jobless benefits and more: IRS highlights changes ahead of May 17 filing deadline

(KTLA) -- With the May 17 tax deadline looming for most Americans, the IRS on Tuesday sought to highlight some of the key provisions in the American Rescue Plan Act that will impact taxpayers.

The $1.9 trillion coronavirus aid package — which also included $1,400 stimulus checks — was passed by Congress and signed into law by President Joe Biden earlier this year.

Some of the changes will benefit taxpayers filing their 2020 returns, while others won't take effect until the 2021 tax year. They impact everything from unemployment compensation to child tax credits. ... Read More

NV Energy warns Mt. Charleston residents, visitors of possible outage event

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- NV Energy is warning Mt. Charleston residents and visitors that a Public Safety Outage Management event could happen on Wednesday, May 19. It would begin at 6 p.m.

The measure would be taken to reduce the risk of wildfires.

NV Energy says 470 customers would be affected, and power would be out around 40 hours. This time frame includes the wind event and time for crews to inspect the lines and pick up debris. Timing could change, based on weather conditions and potential equipment repairs.

The utility says those who would be impacted have been contacted through phone, text and email messages.

This is just a consideration at this point, but it is important to be prepared.

For additional information, preparedness tips and the Mt. Charleston impact zone map, click here. ... Read More

Mega Millions jackpot reaches $468 million

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- If they've bought the right ticket, someone across the country, even here in Nevada, could soon become a multi-millionaire. The Mega Millions jackpot is now at $468 million.

The jackpot has been climbing since February. For those interested in playing, the closest place to buy a ticket is just over the California state line near Primm or in Bullhead City, Arizona.

The next drawing will be at 8 p.m. Tuesday night... Read More

Face-Off with Deryk Engelland: Diving into the Stanley Cup playoffs

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The Stanley Cup playoffs are already here, and the Vegas Golden Knights have played one of their games in the series against the Minnesota Wild.

In this edition of "Face-Off with Deryk Engelland," we talk the first loss, Marc Andre Fleury and the battle for the ultimate prize. ... Read More

Toys, albums, DVDs: The coronavirus pandemic stirs collectible craze

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Turning to new hobbies such as gathering collectibles is quickly becoming a popular pastime in the pandemic time. Many items popular decades ago have now seen a revival in this new era.

"I think a lot of people are rediscovering their collections [as] they are trapped at home during the pandemic," said Joey McDonald, the manager of Record City.

8 News Now took a look at some of the hottest collectible items, and some of them may be very surprising.

"I collected Funko pops, to begin with, and slowly coming here, I moved to action figures to cards to comics," said Timothy Rodilosso, a collector.

With most of the world stuck at home during the pandemic, nostalgia has set in for a lot of people.

"I have 120 records at home," said Donnie Tran, a collector... Read More

NLV Mayor John Lee shares positive COVID-19 test result

NORTH LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- North Las Vegas Mayor John Lee has tested positive for COVID-19. According to a Facebook post, he will quarantine.

This comes just after Lee announced his candidacy for Nevada governor.

"I was informed late Monday afternoon that someone I had come in contact with had tested positive for COVID-19," he wrote in the post. "I immediately went to get tested, and tested positive, while following all CDC guidelines."

Lee says he feels well and is not experiencing symptoms. ... Read More

Clinical trial working wonders for cancer patient in Henderson

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Ruben Solis got some good news on Monday.

The 54-year-old father and hospitality worker is battling laryngeal cancer, which has affected his larynx and has spread to other parts of his body.

But after an emergency tracheotomy to open his airway, Solis began a new direction in his medical care. He is participating in a groundbreaking clinical trial.

And he found out Monday … it's working.

A news release on his progress indicates that the trial is "working miracles."

Dr. Anthony Nguyen explains some of the technical details in a video released Monday.

"His treatment involves a new form of immunotherapy (which boosts the body's immune system to combat harmful cancer cells) comprised of the drugs Enoblituzumab and Retifanlimab," according to doctors at Comprehensive Cancer Centers' Southeast Henderson Treatment Center... Read More