Tuesday, May 21 2013 2:07 PM EDT2013-05-21 18:07:35 GMT
A massive tornado has flattened a large area, including an elementary school, in Oklahoma City. It's estimated the tornado was more than two miles wide and struck just south of the city destroying homesMore>>
Hospital officials say they've treated hundreds of patients, including dozens of children, since a tornado hit an Oklahoma City suburb.More>>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:52 PM EDT2013-05-21 16:52:57 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- The two men facing murder charges in the death of a 15-year-old high school student appeared in a Las Vegas courtroom Tuesday morning. Michael Solid, 21, and Jacob Dismont, 18, made theirMore>>
The two men facing murder charges in the death of a 15-year-old high school student appeared in a Las Vegas courtroom Tuesday morning.More>>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 1:27 PM EDT2013-05-21 17:27:26 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>>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 1:26 PM EDT2013-05-21 17:26:50 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>>
A father may be getting a small bit of closure following the arrest of two suspects police say are responsible for his son's death.More>>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 1:26 PM EDT2013-05-21 17:26:15 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>>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:40 PM EDT2013-05-21 16:40:42 GMT
LAS VEGAS - Making jewelry with wax molds is a craft as old as time. It's a craft jeweler Rich Fedelleck has perfected. "It's kind of like playing a violin. You just got to have a knack," he said. "WeMore>>
A local jeweler spent $20,000 for a new jewelry cutter, but the machine he received wasn't new and didn't work properly. When he struggled to exchange it, he contacted 8 on Your Side.More>>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:38 PM EDT2013-05-21 16:38:01 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- The I-Team recently exposed how a family court marshal was fired for a sexual assault at the courthouse. Now, the I-Team has uncovered another case of alleged abuse involving a woman who saysMore>>
The I-Team recently exposed how a family court marshal was fired for a sexual assault at the courthouse. Now, the I-Team has uncovered another case of alleged abuseMore>>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:51 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:51:58 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- Former Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman might be the only local politician in the country who needs not one, but two biographies to tell his colorful story. Goodman has always been a masterMore>>
Former Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman might be the only local politician in the country who needs not one, but two biographies to tell his colorful story.More>>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 9:30 AM EDT2013-05-21 13:30:09 GMT
LAS VEGAS - A UNLV student says the traffic light at Wilbur Street and Tropicana Avenue fails to turn green. She says students often run the red light just to make it to class on time. Traffic8 was ableMore>>
A UNLV student says the traffic light at Wilbur Street and Tropicana Avenue fails to turn green. She says students often run the red light just to make it to class on time.More>>
LAS VEGAS -- A local architecture firm is getting national accolades, ranking 18th best in the country. But with nearly 60 percent unemployment among local architects, the company says its not just a pat on the back, the honor may keep them in the black.
The company was recently ranked among the top 20 in the country by Architect magazine.
"These are light shelves, they're made of a highly reflective material," said Mike Purtill, an associate with Tate Snyder Kimsey Architects.
Just take a tour of the company's office building and you will quickly see it is all about basics.
"Its materials, it's shape, it's usage of the materials," said Daniel Chenin, Sr. designer. Built in 1996, their Henderson headquarters is where the company designs buildings, and practices what they preach. The use of natural light saves thousands in electricity every year, and all fixtures are energy efficient.
"For us, being green isn't something we try to sell, but understand it is the basis of everything we work on," Chris Lujan, designer.
The entire building is green including the bathroom. Committed to protecting and preserving the environment, water-free urinals were installed in all of the men's bathrooms, conserving an average of 40,000 gallons of water per urinal per year.
The firm stresses efficiency in all of its public projects like the D Gates at McCarran International Airport or a future border station in Texas. Their Henderson Police substation design uses sky lights, efficient air conditioning units and solar panels to save the city nearly 35 percent in energy costs.
"With the economy, money being tight, people are looking for good creative solutions," said Purtill.
"Instead of adding on something that's green at the end like somebody just putting solar panels on their house, really they want an integrated approach," said Lugan.
Tate Snyder Kimsey says being green has always been a top priority for the company, even before it was trendy. The firm received this honor because of its profitability, commitment to sustainability, and caliber of design.