The government makes a profit off what borrowers spend in making student loan payments. This year, that profit is a projected 43% increase. The Congressional Budget Office released numbers Tuesday projectingMore>> The government makes a profit off what borrowers spend in making student loan payments. This year, that profit is a projected 43% increase. The Congressional Budget Office released numbers Tuesday projectingMore>> LAS VEGAS -- Wet 'n' Wild Las Vegas is in the process of hiring for more than 300 positions as it prepares for its upcoming season which starts on Memorial Day weekend. Applications are being acceptedMore>> Wet 'n' Wild Las Vegas is in the process of hiring for more than 300 positions as it prepares for its upcoming season which starts on Memorial Day weekend.More>> The estimated Powerball jackpot was at $325 million, the fourth-largest in the game's history. Lottery officials have said they're unsure what effect the start of the Christmas shopping season will haveMore>> Lottery officials say the winning Powerball jackpot numbers have been drawn, and they are 22-32-37-44-50 and Powerball 34.More>> It has become the eyesore of CityCenter, standing unfinished and defective. Inspectors say the $279 million Harmon Tower could collapse in an earthquake, so MGM Resorts and its general contractor, Perini Construction, are in court arguing about whether to raze or repair it.More>> The Teacher's Union's most recent IRS filing shows an operating budget of $4.1 million, with more than a third of it going to executive salaries. Now the Clark County School District is waiting on a decision from an arbitrator over $39 million in concessions they're asking the teachers union.More>> A high tech crosswalk signal is now in place to help ease the challenges of pedestrians staying safe. At Sahara Avenue and 15th Street, the valley's first Hawk High-Intensity Activated Crosswalk signal has been installed.More>> NASCAR weekend in Las Vegas is finally here. The first race starts tomorrow, but thousands of race fans headed down to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway today, loading up on souvenirs and hoping to catch a glimpse of their favorite driver.More>> African-American students in Clark County are being expelled or suspended at a much higher rate than their white peers. According to a new report, this is raising questions on whether some kids are being unfairly targeted by school officials.More>> The strong winds may have died down a bit but there is still plenty of clean-up going on all over the Las Vegas valley. Workers spent most of the day clearing debris and fallen trees after being hammered from unusually severe weather.More>> Thousands of unemployed Nevadan's want to know where all the jobs are, and UNLV is holding a discussion to try and tackle that question and whether any jobs are coming back.More>> Jaxon Piro, 10, is suffering from inoperable brainstem tumors and has a 1 percent chance of survival beyond five years with standard chemotherapy and radiation treatment.More>> The cultural injection the new Smith Center will bring to Las Vegas is priceless. But nearby business are seeing dollar signs, expecting a significant increase in downtown traffic.More>> The brand new Smith Center is already entertaining the people who built it. Last night and again tonight, country star Randy Travis sings for the construction workers who built the gorgeous new performing arts building.More>> Banks and other beneficiaries that initiated home foreclosures attended Nevada's Foreclosure Mediation Program in 98 percent of the cases that were conducted by mediators in the last half of 2011, according to a report issued today by the program.
RealtyTrac reports more than half of the homes sold late last year in Nevada were foreclosures. But despite bank-owned properties on the market, buying a foreclosure still can be a long and difficult process, and more families are opting for brand new homes.More>> From body aches to sore throats, flu season is here. But the Centers for Disease Control says this is the latest start in 24 years. The season is declared when at least 10 percent of people test positive for flu-like symptoms for three straight weeks.More>> Nevada is one of only two states chosen to take part in new training to fight cyber terrorism. With two million residents, and millions more who visit every year, Nevada has an important role in fighting terrorism.More>> Las Vegas police are looking for a woman for has been missing for more than a week. Police say 62-year-old Marilyn Gennone was last seen on February 20th at her home.More>> A man was arrested last week, accused of posing as a doctor and then sexually assaulting patients in his home. The case is bringing new light to the issue of fake doctors in Nevada.More>> Thousands of people are packing into the Fremont Street Experience celebrating the Tastes and Sounds of Soul Festival. The two day festival kicked off today and celebrates African American culture in Las Vegas.More>> A federal judge is considering a Las Vegas developer's request to keep an Arizona tribe from cutting him out of managing the Grand Canyon Skywalk.More>> Authorities say the January death of an ex-convict in custody at the Clark County jail was from natural causes.More>> Some Clark County students are getting a jumpstart by earning college credit at UNLV. It comes at a time when census numbers show nationwide college enrollment is soaring, but not in Nevada.More>> Clark County's acute care hospitals took a financial beating in the first nine months of last year, collectively losing $45.7 million, according to a report from UNLV's Center for Health Information Analysis.More>> A new report shows older drivers face higher risks of being involved in fatal crashes, and Nevada is near the top of the list. Nevada ranks third when it comes to older drivers involved in fatal crashes, according to a new report issued by a federal transportation group called TRIP.More>> Construction workers are beginning large-scale improvements on a shuttered landfill dubbed an eco-disaster in 1998 after floodwaters ripped open its earthen cap and sent heaps of refuse into the Las Vegas Wash and Lake Mead.More>> The main debt holder of Hooters hotel-casino in Las Vegas will become the resort's new owner after a bankruptcy auction drew no outside bidders.More>> The IRS indicted an ex-attorney living in Las Vegas for tax fraud. Now they are warning other people during the peak of the filing season not to let greed be your guide.More>> Nevada's youngest state senator abruptly resigned Friday afternoon. Twenty-eight-year-old Republican State Senator Elizabeth Halseth was serving her first term before resigning.More>> Teens are among the most dangerous drivers on the road. A recent study Governors Highway Safety Association says in the first six months of 2011, the number of vehicle fatalities among those teens went up across the nation.More>> The next time you sit down a slot machine, be prepared to do a lot more than just pull a handle. New high-tech slots are making their way into casinos and the days of matching up lemons on a slot could be coming to an end.More>> Whitney Houston's death has had a deep impact on some in the Las Vegas entertainment community. One local singer received her personal inspiration from Houston.More>> Valentines Day is on Tuesday, and a Las Vegas husband and wife are giving this special day a true meaning to what it's known for. They are being recognized as the longest married couple in the country.More>>
LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police Assistant Sheriff Joe Lombardo announced Wednesday his plans to run for Clark County Sheriff. Sheriff Doug Gillespie announced in August his decision not to seek a third term. LombardoMore>> Metro Police Assistant Sheriff Joe Lombardo announced Wednesday his plans to run for Clark County Sheriff.More>> LAS VEGAS -- A Clark County grand jury indicted a Las Vegas man Wednesday on murder charges in connection with a deadly shooting in September. The jury indicted Rolandis Summers on one count of murderMore>> A Clark County grand jury indicted a Las Vegas man Wednesday on murder charges in connection with a deadly shooting in September.More>> LAS VEGAS -- The man accused in a nightclub shooting that left one person dead and others injured entered a not guilty plea on all charges. Benjamin Frazier appeared in Clark County District Court WednesdayMore>> The man accused in a nightclub shooting that left one person dead and others injured entered a not guilty plea on all charges.More>> A winter storm left a light layer of snow in some parts of the Las Vegas valley Wednesday.More>> LAS VEGAS -- The winter weather is affecting road conditions for those driving to Mount Charleston. Nevada Highway Patrol is requiring vehicles to have snow tires, chains or 4-wheel drive if travelingMore>> Southern Nevada is bracing for some cold weather with sub-freezing temperatures expected through the end of the week.More>> LAS VEGAS - Access to a convenience store on Rainbow Boulevard and Sunset Road is difficult due to a "No U-Turn" sign. A driver asks if the sign can be removed. That sign is the only thing prohibitingMore>> Access to a convenience store on Rainbow Boulevard and Sunset Road is difficult due to a "No U-Turn" sign. A driver asks if the sign can be removed.More>> FILE PHOTO/A Texas middle school principal has been placed on paid leave after she banned the speaking of Spanish by students while in class. A Texas middle school principal has been placed on paid leave after she banned the speaking of Spanish by students while in class. A Hempstead school district spokeswoman confirms that Amy Lacey has beenMore>> A Texas middle school principal has been placed on paid leave after she banned the speaking of Spanish by students while in class.More>> LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Las Vegas, where the only design rule is that everything must mirror something else, is getting a new outdoor mall modeled on Istanbul's Grand Bazaar. Construction began this week onMore>> Las Vegas, where the only design rule is that everything must mirror something else, is getting a new outdoor mall modeled on Istanbul's Grand Bazaar.More>> (CNN) -- "Fast & Furious 6" studio Universal is doing its part to honor Paul Walker's memory. After the actor's death in a fiery car wreck Saturday, the studio has pledged to give a percentage of theMore>> "Fast & Furious 6" studio Universal is doing its part to honor Paul Walker's memory.More>> LAS VEGAS - Excitement builds at the Boys Town in northwest Las Vegas. The kids are receiving a little cheer for the holidays. The bedrooms, which have not been remodeled in 23 years, are undergoing aMore>> A local woman who recently helped serve 13,000 meals to the less fortunate is now helping to remodel a local Boys Town. 8 News NOW rewards her efforts in Acts of Kindness.More>>