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 6:10 PM EDT2013-05-19 22:10:00 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>>
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>>
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>>
The recalls of millions of Chinese-made toys this year are making more work for charity volunteers during the holidays. They're working overtime, making sure they don't pass along toys with lead to needy children.
Because of all of the recalled toys, the marines have had to check and double check to make sure all of these toys are lead free and safe for kids. Any dangerous toys are separated.
Like many charities, the Salvation Army is also collecting toys. Officials told Eyewitness News they will need to collect more then 16,000 toys this year. That's up from the 14,000 needed last year.
The toys have been coming in at a good pace, but that's keeping workers busy keeping an eye out for toys with lead. Toys that are on the recall list are put in a separate room, so that they are not given away.
Charles Desiderio, with the Salvation Army, said, "There is always the possibility that a toy could sneak by us because there are so many on the recall list, but we are doing our best."
Salvation Army officials are asking that anyone donating toys check to make sure the toys they donate have not been recalled. They will also be putting notes in every toy bag that's given away, asking parents to double check to make sure the gifts are safe.
One way to avoid the hassle of having to check recall lists for dangerous toys is to donate gift cards. That way the kids can buy what they want.
All of the toys at the Marines Corps Reserve "Toys for Tots" warehouse that are tainted with lead will be sent to a recycling company so they don't wind up in the hands of children. Any toys that they buy that are tainted with lead will be returned to the store where they were bought.
Channel 8 is partnering with the Marines Reserve for the "Toys for Tots" drive. Many toys have been donated so far, but many more are still needed to make sure that every child will have something under the tree on Christmas Day.
If you'd like to donate to Toys for Tots, we'll be taking donations until Friday, Dec. 14.
You can drop off new, unwrapped toys at Channel 8. We are located at 3228 Channel 8 Drive, between Las Vegas Blvd. and Paradise, and Desert Inn and Convention Center Drive.