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>>
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>>
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>>
(Oct. 14) -- Another eyewitness has come forward with allegations of improprieties in voter registration. This witness says she worked directly for the Republican party.
Unlike the allegations leveled earlier this week by another former field registrar, this source, Patricia Parker, does not claim to have seen registration forms torn up or tossed away. But she says she and others were told to do exactly that by their Republican employers.
"The person I went out with each day, her and I talked about it. Why throw them away? Why can't we just register them?" asked Patricia Parker.
She says she worked for less than two weeks as a voter registrar for the state Republican Party. She and others walked neighborhoods to sign up voters, but only Republican voters. She says her supervisors at the party, two women named Monica and Drea, told the employees what they should do with any registrations they received from Democrats.
"Just do whatever you want to with it. Dispose of it or bring it back here and we will dispose of it," Parker said.
Parker says she never did it and never saw it done but knows that Democratic forms were returned to the office. She says she wasn't a disgruntled employee but did feel guilty about what she was doing.
A state party official told Eyewitness News that the charges are outright lies. He acknowledged there was a door-to-door registration campaign and that Monica and Drea do work for the party but said there is no way anyone would issue instructions to destroy valid registrations, even from Democrats.
Parker's allegations mirror those leveled earlier by Eric Russell who worked for a company called Voters Outreach of America, funded by the national Republican Party. Russell says he witnessed the destruction of voter registration forms by his supervisor at Voters Outreach, a woman named Jeannie Morgan.
Voters Outreach closed up shop and left Las Vegas last week, but reached by phone, Morgan blasted Russell as being a disgruntled employee who threatened her and others. It was Russell who tore up the registration forms she says, not her.
"He stood there and did it and I have three witnesses," Jeannie Morgan, Voters Outreach of America. Russell has now filed a sworn affidavit as part of a legal complaint filed in district court.
The lawsuit filed by the state Democratic Party, seeks to force the election department to reopen voter registration so that people whose forms were trashed can sign up to vote. A hearing on that issue is set for Friday morning in district court.
The veracity of Eric Russell could be a central issue in the court showdown. His testimony forms the basis for most of the complaint. He told Eyewitness News that its Jeannie Morgan who's the liar and that he's sure she's pretty scared now that all of this has come out.
The FBI is gathering information and so is the Secretary of State.
George Knapp, Investigative ReporterVoter Fraud Allegations Headed to CourtMore>>
An employee of a private voter registration firm alleges that forms filled out by Democratic voters were trashed by his bosses who only wanted to sign up Republican voters. The allegations have set off a political firestorm stretching from Las Vegas to Washington D.C., and beyond. Find out if you are registered to vote.More>>
vEmployees of a private voter registration company allege that hundreds, perhaps thousands of voters who may think they are registered will be rudely surprised on election day. The company claims hundreds of registration forms were thrown in the trash. Find out if you are registered to vote.More>>