Sunday, May 19 2013 2:47 PM EDT2013-05-19 18:47:40 GMT
LAS VEGAS-- Metro officers have arrested two suspects accused of killing a teen while trying to steal his iPad. 15-year-old Marcos Arenas was run over by an SUV on Thursday near Charleston and Torrey Pines. PoliceMore>>
Metro officers have arrested two suspects accused of killing a teen while trying to steal his iPad.More>>
Friday, May 17 2013 8:05 PM EDT2013-05-18 00:05:13 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- When Randy Kleiner stopped to help an injured driver, he didn't expect to become injured himself. But on Thursday morning, as he was assisting someone who had crashed their car, anotherMore>>
When Randy Kleiner stopped to help an injured driver, he didn't expect to become injured himself.More>>
Sunday, May 19 2013 2:26 PM EDT2013-05-19 18:26:25 GMT
LAS VEGAS-- Nevada Highway Patrol is investigating a deadly crash on the I15 near the Speedway. We're told 3 people are dead. The driver of a Acura was driving northbound when for some reason he enteredMore>>
Nevada Highway Patrol is investigating a deadly crash on the I15 near the Speedway. We're told 3 people are dead.More>>
Sunday, May 19 2013 1:51 PM EDT2013-05-19 17:51:13 GMT
LAS VEGAS-- Some of the trams at McCarran International Airport are down due to an electrical failure. Officials tells us they stopped working this morning. Right now at least 2 trams are working, butMore>>
Some of the trams at McCarran International Airport are down due to an electrical failure.More>>
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:25 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:25:46 GMT
As a family struggles with the death of a 15-year-old boy killed over and iPad, police are trying to track down the men responsible. Police say two men tried to rob the child of the device on Thursday.More>>
As a family struggles with the death of a 15-year-old boy killed over and iPad, police are trying to track down the men responsible.More>>
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:09 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:09:50 GMT
Lines of people were wrapped around The Lotto Store twice this weekend for the second largest lottery in the history of Powerball. The jackpot has grown to $600 million. People tell 8 News Now they waitedMore>>
Lines of people were wrapped around The Lotto Store twice this weekend for the second largest lottery in the history of Powerball.More>>
Friday, May 17 2013 9:02 PM EDT2013-05-18 01:02:54 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- A volunteer basketball coach at Shadow Ridge High School has been arrested, Clark County Schools Police Lt. Ken Young said. According to the Clark County Detention Center, the volunteer coach,More>>
A volunteer basketball coach at Shadow Ridge High School has been arrested, Clark County Schools Police Lt. Ken Young said.More>>
Friday, May 17 2013 8:56 PM EDT2013-05-18 00:56:00 GMT
LAS VEGAS - Metro Police says a preteen who was assaulted Thursday during an attempted robbery has died. Investigators said the preteen was walking near Charleston Boulevard and Torrey Pines Drive withMore>>
Marcos Arenas, a Bonanza High School student who was assaulted Thursday during an attempted theft, has died, Metro Police said.More>>
Friday, May 17 2013 8:39 PM EDT2013-05-18 00:39:56 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police are investigating two people found dead in an apartment complex near Desert Inn Road and Maryland Parkway. According to police, the bodies were found around 3 p.m. Friday atMore>>
Metro Police are investigating the deaths of a man and a woman whose bodies were found in an apartment Friday afternoon near Desert Inn Road and Maryland Parkway.More>>
For Senator John Ensign, his announcement of an extramarital affair was about managing headlines and coming out in front of the story.
It's a timeworn tactic in the political world -- when you know something bad is coming, beat it to the punch and you own it. That's exactly what the senator did.
A source close to Ensign says Douglas Hampton, the husband of Ensign's mistress Cynthia Hampton, was going to tell a television network about the affair. Ensign wanted to take control of the story and decided to hold a hastily put together news conference Tuesday.
That has led to allegations that the affair was used as an extortion or blackmail attempt against Ensign.
Political columnist Steve Sebelius says if this blows over, Ensign can get reelected in three years. He says it today's political world, affairs don't hurt as much as they used to. "His crime was not one of financial corruption. He didn't do what they did in G-Sting. He wasn't taking money from people. He wasn't trying to enrich himself like we've seen with other people do," he said.
Friday's Republican Renewal Barbeque fundraiser for Ensign has also been postponed. The $75 to $1,000 luncheon is being held off because of what is listed as a scheduling conflict. It's still unclear if Ensign will appear for Sunday's scheduled Korean-American event in Las Vegas.
The Republican and Democratic parties in Nevada have been speaking out. State Republican Chairwoman Sue Lowden said "This is a personal matter and the Nevada Republican Party's thoughts are with Senator Ensign, his wife Darlene, and his wonderful children as they go through this difficult time."
There are similar thoughts from the Democrats. They said in part "This is a private, family matter and our hearts go out to the senator and his family."
There still has been no word from the Hamptons and their attorney. Yesterday Doug Hampton said they plan to make full statements and address some of these issues.