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>>
Wednesday's Child, is half of a brother/sister pair waiting to be adopted. Her name is Destinee, she's 11 years old, and we got to go on the Lake Mead Cruises paddlewheel boat. Destinee started out the day with a frown on her face, though.
We tried to pose for a photo before the cruise, but Destinee could only muster a scowl. That would soon change, as we boarded the boat, and took our seats for 2 hours of fun. In a matter of minutes Destinee changed from scowling to skipper of the boat....on the bridge, she got to navigate, and that brought out the big smiles.
In past years, smiles were hard to come by for Destinee....she's in a stable group home now, but before that, it was one foster home after another.
"It's kinda hard, moving, 7, through 7 different homes...it's kinda hard moving from place to place, but like when you're adopted, it's like someone that you really have to love and care for you....and who is your forever family," says Destinee.
Destinee is very protective of her little brother, Christopher...something she says comes so naturally, she'd like to be a foster mother herself some day.
"I wanna be a foster mother, 'cause I really like taking, well, I really like kids, and I hope that someday I might adopt a kid, probably...I don't want to have a baby, but I would adopt babies or children," says Destinee.
Until then, she's got plenty of other things to keep her busy. "Well, mostly, I like to do soccer and sports...um, I like to draw, write, read, spell, and do writing...writing is my most favorite subject in school, and it's like, I've always gotten an "A" in writing, and I usually gets A's and B's in uh, uh, spelling, and I usually get A's and B's in homework too,.....I'm not really a fan of homework."
We think this 11-yr-old is pretty special for being honest and saying she still wants a lasting family -- one with lots of love.
"A really great, really good parents, and I think that if I do get adopted, I would really like to have a family who like really cares for me."
We're convinced there must be a family out there who's perfect for destinee. It you think you might be the one call the adoption exchange right away. Here's the number: 800-451-5246.