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 -- A new national survey finds Mitt Romney and Herman Cain essentially tied for the lead in the race for the GOP nomination for president. A CNN poll finds that two-thirds of Republicans and independents who lean Republican have not yet made up their minds.
CNN crews have been setting up throughout the weekend for Tuesday's debate. CNN Anchor T.J. Holmes explained why Las Vegas and Nevada are key for undecided voters.
Banners are hanging in front of the Venetian and the plaza area has turned into a news set for CNN as they prepare for the debate.
"There is no better place to hold a conversation about the economy than Las Vegas. You all know the numbers better than I do about the unemployment rates here, the state and the metro area, but rest of the country might not be so aware of that," said Holmes.
In August, the jobless rate in Nevada was the highest in the nation. Holmes has been in Las Vegas the last few days filing stories on the challenges facing Nevadans. He says the debate gives minority voters a chance to see what these candidates are about.
"It's one of the first early states with some diversity to its population. Iowa, New Hampshire, not the most diverse states. We understand that. A quarter of the population out here with you guys in the Nevada, Hispanic," he said.
College Republicans will be watching this debate at the Venetian and waiting to hear from the candidates.
"The voters of Las Vegas and greater Nevada want answers, and they are not getting those answers from the Obama administration," said Thomas McAllister with UNLV College Republicans.
McAllister is a junior at UNLV. His organization hasn't yet endorsed a GOP presidential candidate.
"They are all sticking to the same message -- we need jobs, jobs, jobs. And that our economy isn't producing the jobs and growth that we need right now," he said. "They want to vote for someone who's going to ensure them they will have a job and they are going to point the economy in the right direction."
Former Utah Governor John Huntsman said he will not be at this debate. Two others, Herman Cain and Michelle Bachman were threatening to boycott because of Nevada's caucus date being moved up, but they are expected to be here.