Thursday, June 20 2013 12:48 AM EDT2013-06-20 04:48:52 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- North Las Vegas Police are investigating a fatal crash at the intersection of West Ann Road and Camino Al Norte. Investigators said two vehicles collided with a female victim dying on scene.More>>
North Las Vegas Police are investigating a fatal crash at the intersection of West Ann Road and Camino Al Norte. More>>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 1:30 PM EDT2013-06-19 17:30:30 GMT
HENDERSON, Nev. -- The killing of a woman in 1996 has police asking the public for help in solving the cold case crime. Diane Hietbrink, 58, was found dead in her home at 302 Nebraska Street on Sept.More>>
The killing of a woman in 1996 has police asking the public for help in solving the cold case crime.More>>
Thursday, June 20 2013 12:01 AM EDT2013-06-20 04:01:12 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- Las Vegas as of this month ranks eighth among the nation's largest metropolitan areas in the number of foreclosed residences that have been vacated by their owners, RealtyTrac.com reportedMore>>
Las Vegas as of this month ranks eighth among the nation's largest metropolitan areas in the number of foreclosed residences that have been vacated by their owners, RealtyTrac.com reported Wednesday evening.More>>
HBO and James Gandolfini's managers say the actor famous for his role in "The Sopranos" has died in Italy.More>>
James Gandolfini, whose portrayal of a brutal, emotionally delicate crime boss in HBO's "The Sopranos" was the brilliant center of one of TV's greatest drama series and turned the mobster stereotype on its head, died...More>>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 8:25 PM EDT2013-06-20 00:25:44 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- A U.S. District Judge has sentenced a Henderson man to 15 years in federal prison for multiple child pornography offenses. Richard Carl Brown, 35, was convicted in February on several charges,More>>
A U.S. District Judge has sentenced a Henderson man to 15 years in federal prison for multiple child pornography offenses.More>>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 7:06 PM EDT2013-06-19 23:06:17 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- Obesity is an epidemic that's plagued our nation for decades. The American Medical Association now labels obesity a disease. There are 78 million obese adults and 12 million obese children. ElectedMore>>
Elected officials are trying to combat the obesity crisis in Las Vegas. On Wednesday, the Las Vegas City Council passed a resolution that increases access to healthy food options in under served areas.More>>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:52 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:52:04 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police are reopening their academy so they can put 50 new police officers on the streets. The police academy graduated its last class in Jan. 2012. The money for the additional officersMore>>
Metro Police are reopening their academy so they can put 50 new police officers on the streets.More>>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:43 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:43:29 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- Old-fashioned police work, combined with cutting-edge scientific methods, is solving crimes every day across Las Vegas. After almost 36 years, the head of Metro's crime lab is retiring.More>>
Old-fashioned police work, combined with cutting-edge scientific methods, is solving crimes every day across Las Vegas.More>>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:26 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:26:47 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- The city of North Las Vegas is desperate to fix its vast foreclosure problems and is considering using its eminent domain powers. Eminent domain is usually meant to take over buildings inMore>>
The city of North Las Vegas is desperate to fix its vast foreclosure problems and is considering using its eminent domain powers.More>>
LAS VEGAS -- Gubernatorial candidates Rory Reid and Brian Sandoval met for a one-hour debate Sunday night to talk about how they will improve the state of education in Nevada.
Democrat Reid came out aggressive and stayed that way but Republican Sandoval answered many of his criticisms.
School choice was a central theme between Reid and Sandoval, with Sandoval calling for vouchers and Reid countering that would benefit a privileged few at the expense of others.
In the televised debate, Sandoval defended his voucher proposal that would allow parents to receive the state allotted, per pupil subsidy of $6,000 to send their child to a private school. Sandoval said his plan would create competition and improve public schools as well.
Reid argued Sandoval's plan would punish poorer schools and students whose families can not afford private school tuition.
Each candidate highlighted their education differences. Sandoval wants to end teacher tenure and trim salaries for state employees.
"I will not cut education, you can count on it," said Reid. He challenged Sandoval several times during the debate saying that Sandoval's plan calls for cuts in education. Sandoval countered saying his plan calls for a modest reduction of salaries across the board in order to save jobs. "I will balance the budget without using any education dollars, Brian can't say that," Reid said.
Sandoval says the status quo of the system needs to be challenged and that was why he was willing to give up a lifetime appointment as a federal judge to run for office. "We need to break the mold. We can't wait the five years in my opponent's plan to break the system," he said.
Money became a theme during the debate. The crippling budget shortfall looms the candidates proposed plans making them very difficult to accomplish. For Sandoval's plan to work, he demands unions come to the table to take more wage cuts.
"His education plan reads like a Hallmark card. It sounds nice but there isn't much substance there," Reid countered.
But Reid's plan hopes for $615 million dollars in positive revenue and voluntary cuts by principals in the empowerment program.
The latest voter survey commissioned by 8 News NOW and the Review-Journal showed Sandoval with a 22 point lead over Reid.
The debate was co-sponsored by 8 News NOW, the Las Vegas Review Journal, Vegas PBS and the Agassi Preparatory Academy.
The debate will re-air on Channel 128 at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 30.