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 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>>
Sunday, May 19 2013 1:51 PM EDT2013-05-19 17:51:13 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>>
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>>
LAS VEGAS -- It may not be an ordinary treasure hunt, but some Las Vegas residents are cashing in on your personal belongings.
Dozens of Las Vegas storage units are filled with everything from sofas and clothing to tools and even money. And many are learning if you don't pay your storage bill, someone is anxiously waiting to buy your stuff.
"You never know what you are going to find," said Mike Windle.
With flashlights in hand, treasure hunters have only seconds to decide if they like what they see. Windle has been participating in storage auctions for seven months and keeps coming back for more.
"I actually did one in Colorado and got a pretty big coin collection. It costs $150 and the coins were worth thousands of dollars. So ever since then, I kind of like doing it," he said.
"If someone doesn't pay their bill, after 45 days it goes to auction proceedings where we call them, certify mail them and we really try to get a hold of them and after a certain amount of days, the auction comes and things are sold," said Steven Plummer with West Flamingo Storage.
A garage full of your personal items can auction for as low as $25 up to several hundred. The buyer then resells the items on websites like Craigslist, Ebay or at garage sales. Many buyers are unemployed and are looking for ways to make money. For others it's a hobby. But storage auctions are gaining popularity
"When online came more into focus, the crowds grew and when the economy began to fail, people look for alternatives, the crowds grew again," said Curt Hubbard, owner of Grand Ole Auction.
but there are rules to this treasure hunt. Potential buyers are not allowed to touch or open boxes. You can only look from a distance to decide whether you should place a bid. But sometimes the risk could be worth it.
For $600 dollars, one buyer got a unit complete with sofas, a TV, a saw and other tools, and even an elliptical machine. These are items he says he will have no problems re-selling. Buyers are required to move all of the items out of storage quickly -- sometimes by the end of the day.
It's a hunt that requires patience, but buyers say it almost always pays off.