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>>
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>>
Friday, May 17 2013 8:17 PM EDT2013-05-18 00:17:28 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- Clark County firefighters are responding to reports of an explosion and fire at a facility located at North Las Vegas Boulevard and Sloan Lane. This is a developing story. 8NewsNOW. com willMore>>
One person is reported dead following an explosion and fire at a facility located at North Las Vegas Boulevard and Sloan Lane.More>>
Friday, May 17 2013 8:03 PM EDT2013-05-18 00:03:09 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- The theft of iPads, iPhones and other Apple devices is becoming commonplace, earning it the nickname, "Apple-picking," the police said. Bonanza High School student Marcos Arenas died ThursdayMore>>
The theft of iPads, iPhones and other Apple devices is becoming commonplace, earning it the nickname, "Apple-picking," the police said.More>>
Friday, May 17 2013 6:42 PM EDT2013-05-17 22:42:38 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- The Federal Election Commission had found that the parents of disgraced former Sen. John Ensign of Nevada made excessive in-kind contributions to a former political action committee staffMore>>
The Federal Election Commission had found that the parents of disgraced former Sen. John Ensign of Nevada made excessive in-kind contributions to a former political action committee staff member.More>>
Friday, May 17 2013 6:21 PM EDT2013-05-17 22:21:11 GMT
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- The lawyer who unsuccessfully defended O.J. Simpson against armed robbery charges in Las Vegas says his client knew two companions had guns in a 2007 confrontation with memorabilia dealers. MiamiMore>>
The lawyer who unsuccessfully defended O.J. Simpson against armed robbery charges in Las Vegas says his client knew two companions had guns in a 2007 confrontation with memorabilia dealers.More>>
Friday, May 17 2013 2:08 PM EDT2013-05-17 18:08:48 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- Eight hundred new teachers will head into Clark County classrooms, as the Clark County School board approved its $2.1 billion dollar budget for the 2013-2014 school year. For the first timeMore>>
Eight hundred new teachers will head into Clark County classrooms next year based on the $2.1 billion budget the Clark County school board approved Wednesday night.More>>
(Dec. 16) -- Federal prosecutors say it's the largest case of artifact theft in American history, involving 11,00 pieces -- many of them stolen from Nevada. Native Americans say what's happened to them goes well beyond criminal activity.
The two-year federal investigation was one for the books. Margaret Stanish prosecuted the case for the U.S. Attorney's office. "It's the largest criminal case of its kind as far as the number of artifacts looted." 11,000 Native American artifacts were stolen from 13 sites in California and Nevada between 1997 and 2001. In some cases the thieves targeted archeological digs, in other cases they did the digging.
"The looting has been going on for a number of years." Gloria Hernandez is chairwoman of the Las Vegas Paiute Tribe, one of the thieves' targets. She says when artifacts are stolen it corrupts the tribe's history and religion.
"There has to be a great deal of respect for those things and without that respect basically you have upheaval." Pahrump Paiute chairman Richard Arnold compares this case to someone stealing your family album then burning your bible. His land was targeted too. Whether it's thousands of items or someone pocketing an arrowhead, he says it's all theft. And it insults a tribal religious belief that all things that come from the Earth should return to the Earth. "We see it all the time. We see things that are missing. We see things people want to desecrate irreplaceable; petroglyphs rock art sites they like to paint on shoot up whatever it's terrible."
"It's a high potential. That's now been really lost." Archeologist Roger Kelly says returning these 11,000 artifacts to their original locations is almost out of the question. It's displaced history with an unknown future. "This is not heritage for their taking its heritage for the entire country."
Five people have been convicted in this case, identified as Bobby Wilkie of Oklahoma City and four Nevadans: Deanne Wilkie of Carson City, Frank Embrey of Henderson, David Peeler of Las Vegas and Kevin Peterson of Overton. All five face prison time and may have to pay restitution to the federal government as well as the tribes affected.