Saturday, October 23 2010 2:36 AM EDT2010-10-23 07:36:48 GMT
Police are still on the hunt for a group of people responsible for a rash of violent robberies early Wednesday morning. But as those suspects remain on the loose, some residents in the area where those crimes happened are growing concerned.More>>
Thursday, October 21 2010 6:39 PM EDT2010-10-21 23:39:47 GMT
A Las Vegas high school teacher is dead after a crime spree that happened early Wednesday morning. Police say the suspects were looking for crimes of opportunity when they violently robbed several people, including the teacher and a homeless person.More>>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 1:52 PM EDT2013-06-19 17:52:11 GMT
LAS VEGAS - Nevada Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal accident on State Route 604 near Sloan Road. Drivers are urged to avoid the area. 8 News NOW will have more information as it becomes availaMore>>
Nevada Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal crash on State Route 604 near Sloan Road that occurred around 8:15 a.m.More>>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 1:30 PM EDT2013-06-19 17:30:30 GMT
HENDERSON, Nev. -- The killing of a woman in 1996 has police asking the public for help in solving the cold case crime. Diane Hietbrink, 58, was found dead in her home at 302 Nebraska Street on Sept.More>>
The killing of a woman in 1996 has police asking the public for help in solving the cold case crime.More>>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 1:38 PM EDT2013-06-19 17:38:50 GMT
HENDERSON -- Imagine tens of thousands of children around the world learning to swim all at the same time. That's what happened Tuesday as part of "The World's Largest Swimming Lesson." The swimmingMore>>
Imagine tens of thousands of children around the world learning to swim all at the same time. That's what happened Tuesday as part of "The World's Largest Swimming Lesson."More>>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 1:00 PM EDT2013-06-19 17:00:12 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- US Thrill Rides LLC Incorporated has submitted plans to the FAA to create a 650-foot roller coaster near the Tropicana Hotel. The Florida based company is remaining tight lipped on any ofMore>>
US Thrill Rides LLC Incorporated has submitted plans to the FAA to create a 650-foot roller coaster near the Tropicana Hotel.More>>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 12:57 PM EDT2013-06-19 16:57:39 GMT
HENDERSON, Nev. - A garden oasis has sprouted at John C. Vanderburg Elementary School. The garden features everything from arugula to tomatoes to radishes, which some students had never of until now. "It'sMore>>
A Henderson teacher is bringing the importance of healthy food choices into her students' lives with a unique garden club. 8 News NOW is rewarding her efforts in this week's Acts of Kindness.More>>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 12:56 PM EDT2013-06-19 16:56:57 GMT
LAS VEGAS - Be careful on the roads. Police across the valley are conducting a coordinated effort Wednesday to crack down on driving violations. Police will be looking for drivers who speed, run red lightsMore>>
Be careful on the roads. Police across the valley are conducting a coordinated effort Wednesday to crack down on driving violations.More>>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 12:55 PM EDT2013-06-19 16:55:20 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- Sue Lowden, a former state senator and the former chairwoman of the Nevada Republican Party is considering a run for lieutenant governor in 2014. "I am seriously thinking about it. I willMore>>
Sue Lowden, a former state senator and the former chairwoman of the Nevada Republican Party is considering a run for lieutenant governor in 2014.More>>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 10:49 PM EDT2013-06-19 02:49:28 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- Clark County Fire Department is battling a fire at a house near Russell Road and Spencer Street. According to the fire department's website, the fire started at around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.More>>
A grass fire ignited a house in the 5400 block of Escondido Street, near Russell Road and Spencer Street, Tuesday afternoon.More>>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 9:50 PM EDT2013-06-19 01:50:28 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- A Las Vegas Metropolitan Police officer has been relieved of duty after pleading guilty to charges of possession of a controlled substance. Officer Ramin Amely was charged with two felonyMore>>
A Las Vegas Metropolitan Police officer has been relieved of duty after pleading guilty to charges of possession of a controlled substance.More>>
LAS VEGAS - For 30 seconds before Thursday night's football game, the crowd at Eldorado High School stood silent. They paid tribute to Timothy VanDerbosch, a teacher at Eldorado who died following an early morning assault on Wednesday. Students also honored VanDerBosch by releasing blue balloons into the air.
"He was my favorite teacher," said Eldorado senior Jessie Grossman. "He was the best. He knew how to teach us, and how to get us to learn, and to appreciate learning. He knew how to get us to love science."
The 50-year-old teacher was beaten and robbed Wednesday morning while walking to school. His assailants left him lying in the street, where a car struck and killed him.
"It was more of a shock, really," said Eldorado student Jake Henry. "No one really knew that it would be him, really, because he wasn't the kind of person that you would see going out late at night and putting himself in dangerous situations."
The students called VanDerbosch "Mr. Vandy". Instead of driving to school every day, he walked. On Wednesday, he became one of four victims assaulted by a group of criminals on a robbery spree. That makes some of Mr. VanDerbosch's current and former students angry.
"I didn't expect that to happen," Grossman said. "We wanted him at our graduation. We were going to come back and visit him. So, it's really hard to let go of that and to realize that he's not going to be there anymore."
Now, students are moving on and say this tragedy will only make them stronger. "We've really come together as a family now," Grossman said. "We're so much closer now. We've done so much to be able to pull each other through this, and just to stick together, and be able to pull this as a family."
Students also paid tribute another teacher who died this week. Pamela Orr-Sowers' death, however, was unrelated to VanDerbosch's.