Sunday, May 19 2013 12:08 PM EDT2013-05-19 16:08:22 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 12:19 PM EDT2013-05-19 16:19:25 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 11:57 AM EDT2013-05-19 15:57:49 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>>
LAS VEGAS -- CES, the Consumer Electronics Show begins Thursday. It is one of the valley's largest conventions. It's expected to draw 126,000 visitors. It's also keeping thousands of local teamsters and laborers busy.
The convention center's recovering business is giving local workers some job security. Inside the center, CES will highlight the latest in consumer electronics and bring the eyes of the global media to Las Vegas.
The laborers and teamsters who construct much of the inside were glad to keep their jobs during the recession and are now breathing a little easier.
With 2,700 exhibitors filling 1.6 million square feet of space, somebody's got to lay the groundwork for the CES kickoff on Thursday. Convention contractor GES was able to keep their employee numbers even at 1,500 through the recession. James Coburn is one of their journeymen.
"I'm glad anybody's working anymore. We're thrilled that we have this opportunity to have the rest of the nation coming here and bring us their items," said Coburn.
Those items -- the latest in electronics -- are waiting to be unveiled to the world. Each exhibitor brought their own teams of workers to set up their booths. But it's the locally based laborers that do most of the major set-up work. Teamster David Lee has worked 30 years in the convention business. He's retiring in a few months and says he's seen it all.
"A day in the life would be come here, work hard, go home, go to bed, get up and do it again. But, thank God we have shows here year-round," said Teamster David Lee, Coastal Company. "You've got to be able to work. You can't come to work and say, I want to go home. There's none of that. You've got to come here and support this industry because this industry supports Las Vegas."
Their work impresses major convention organizers enough for them to keep coming back to Las Vegas.
"We view Las Vegas as the best city in the world for conventions. The fact the workers here, the people here, all come behind and support, in terms of them being friendly, the skilled labor force, the fact that very rarely is there a worker incident," said Gary Shapiro, CEA president.
CES will continue through Sunday. It is not open to the public, only industry professionals. But that still means an estimated 126,000 people filling Las Vegas stores, restaurants and roads.