Starting May 3rd, in order to make a local call in Southern Nevada, you will need to add 702 to EVERY call, making it a 10 digit call.
No, you don’t have to add a 1 before the 702.
For Example: you will dial 702-xxx-xxxx
Yes it’s a hassle. Yes it’s a pain. The fact is, we ran out of numbers for Southern Nevada. So they will be adding a BRAND NEWW area code for Southern Nevada starting in June. And that area code will be 725.
Two Websites That Can Help With Any Questions You May Have:
It’s going to take time to get use to the new dialing procedures. In a few weeks most everyone will be over the hump. With growth in any city, CHANGE is not to far behind.
Robby LeBlanc, Las Vegas News Blog, Editor
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Office of Public Information 400-B S. Martin L. King Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89106
Office (702) 828-3394 Fax (702) 828-1550
February 23, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Director Carla Alston
Sgt. John Sheahan
Officer Bill Cassell
Officer Marcus Martin
Officer Laura Meltzer
Officer Jose Hernandez
LAS VEGAS STRIP MURDER SUSPECT IDENTIFIED,
VEHICLE LOCATED SATURDAY AFTERNOON AT AREA APARTMENT COMPLEX, The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department has identified the person believed to be responsible for the deadly shooting and the resulting vehicle collision that
resulted in two additional deaths that occurred on Las Vegas Boulevard on Thursday, February 21, 2013.
The person police suspect fired the shots is now identified as 26 year old Ammar Harris. Harris is a black male adult who is 5’ 11” 180 lbs, and has brown hair and brown eyes. Harris goes by the name of Ammar Asim Faruq Harris, and variations of that name. Harris’ photograph accompanies this release. A photograph of the vehicle is also attached.
At approximately 4:20 a.m. on February 21, LVMPD Officers responded to the intersection of Flamingo Road and South Las Vegas Boulevard to investigate reports of a multivehicle collision. Arriving officers determined the deadly collision was caused by a vehicle which abruptly entered the intersection after being involved in an altercation during which shots were fired.
The altercation is believed to have originated in the valet parking area of a nearby hotel. Ammar Harris, the driver of a Black Range Rover, discharged several rounds from a firearm into a Maserati driven by Kenneth Cherry. Both vehicles continued Northbound on Las Vegas Boulevard. The Maserati entered the intersection of Las Vegas Boulevard and Flamingo Road, causing a multi-car collision. One of the vehicles involved was a taxi cab which caught fire following the collision.
Yes, Walmart Credit Card Machines Are Down NationWide!
Minutes ago I walked into a Walmart on Tropicana Ave in Las Vegas, Nevada and the workers at the door said,” We are only taking cash payments because our credit card machines are down”. I asked are the Walmart Credit Machines down just in this store and the workers responded, “No, the Walmart Credit Card Machines are down nationwide.” I thought to myself, WOW! This is pretty unbeleivable. I shared with the Wamart workers I needed to get some medication. They suggested I go to the Bank of America at the other end of the parking lot in order to use their ATM machine. I noticed a Citibank was closer so I pulled in to their parking lot. I shared with the teller that all the Walmart Credit Card Machines were down and they responded, Bank of America is down too! My friend Danny Cahill texted me saying Wikipedia is also down. I don’t know what is going on but this sure sounds like a cyber attack to me. As of this writing which is 3:29 PM Pacific Coast Time, I have see nothing on the news or online about this.
I hope Walmart gets their Credit Card Machines working soon! They must be losing thousands of dollars a second!
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