Tuesday, May 21 2013 2:52 PM EDT2013-05-21 18:52:31 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police are investigating the discovery of a deceased person in a home in northwest Las Vegas. According to Metro, a person arrived at the home in the 8000 block of Green Pasture AvenueMore>>
Metro Police are investigating the discovery of a deceased person in a home in northwest Las Vegas.More>>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 2:07 PM EDT2013-05-21 18:07:35 GMT
A massive tornado has flattened a large area, including an elementary school, in Oklahoma City. It's estimated the tornado was more than two miles wide and struck just south of the city destroying homesMore>>
Hospital officials say they've treated hundreds of patients, including dozens of children, since a tornado hit an Oklahoma City suburb.More>>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:52 PM EDT2013-05-21 16:52:57 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- The two men facing murder charges in the death of a 15-year-old high school student appeared in a Las Vegas courtroom Tuesday morning. Michael Solid, 21, and Jacob Dismont, 18, made theirMore>>
The two men facing murder charges in the death of a 15-year-old high school student appeared in a Las Vegas courtroom Tuesday morning.More>>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 2:53 PM EDT2013-05-21 18:53:40 GMT
LAS VEGAS - A UNLV student says the traffic light at Wilbur Street and Tropicana Avenue fails to turn green. She says students often run the red light just to make it to class on time. Traffic8 was ableMore>>
A UNLV student says the traffic light at Wilbur Street and Tropicana Avenue fails to turn green. She says students often run the red light just to make it to class on time.More>>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 2:52 PM EDT2013-05-21 18:52:10 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- The I-Team recently exposed how a family court marshal was fired for a sexual assault at the courthouse. Now, the I-Team has uncovered another case of alleged abuse involving a woman who saysMore>>
The I-Team recently exposed how a family court marshal was fired for a sexual assault at the courthouse. Now, the I-Team has uncovered another case of alleged abuseMore>>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 1:27 PM EDT2013-05-21 17:27:26 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>>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 1:26 PM EDT2013-05-21 17:26:50 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>>
A father may be getting a small bit of closure following the arrest of two suspects police say are responsible for his son's death.More>>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 1:26 PM EDT2013-05-21 17:26:15 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>>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:40 PM EDT2013-05-21 16:40:42 GMT
LAS VEGAS - Making jewelry with wax molds is a craft as old as time. It's a craft jeweler Rich Fedelleck has perfected. "It's kind of like playing a violin. You just got to have a knack," he said. "WeMore>>
A local jeweler spent $20,000 for a new jewelry cutter, but the machine he received wasn't new and didn't work properly. When he struggled to exchange it, he contacted 8 on Your Side.More>>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:39 PM EDT2013-05-21 16:39:00 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- The Clark County School Board has recessed tonight's superintendent meeting for 7:30pm Tuesday night.More>>
The Clark County School Board has recessed tonight's special superintendent search meeting for 7:30p.m. Tuesday night.More>>
LAS VEGAS -- NV Energy is leaving no way to opt out of smart meters, even though some consumer activists say the system will lead to bigger bills. The power company says smart meters are coming and state law gives them the power to do what they want.
Smart meters are currently in 500,000 southern Nevada homes. NV Energy is asking state regulators permission to install smart meters on the remaining 100,000 homes and turn their monitoring system on. But some consumer activist groups are concerned this technology could be used to increase bills using a technique known as "time- based pricing."
The Public Utilities Commission is still deciding whether to allow NV Energy to switch on their smart meter network. The power company says in documents submitted to the commission Wednesday they are willing to accept a compromise: They will let objecting ratepayers opt-out, but at a cost.
Ratepayers concerned about alleged health issues of smart meters can pay a $110 installation fee and $15 a month for an alternative meter. That meter is still digital, still monitors usage in 15 minute intervals, but does not transmit any data and must be read by a meter reader.
NV Energy says letting people keep their analog meters is too costly and prevents them from meeting government-mandated efficiency goals.
California Utilities are two years ahead in installing smart meters. Activist group Utility Reform Network claims California smart meters show accuracy issues.
"We have heard there are power surges that affect the efficacy of the meters. Many consumers at least perceive their bill was going up with the meters put in. We've heard all sorts of excuses from the utility company," said Mindy Spatt with Utility Reform Network.
NV Energy says their system has passed accuracy tests by the University of Nevada, Reno.
The company is also invoking what's called Rule 16, a regulator-approved tariff that says NV Energy can install any meter they want over consumer objections. But consumer activists believe smart meters are one step closer to mandatory time- based pricing. That would mean electricity could cost more on a hot afternoon.
"For someone who is unemployed, has a lot of small children at home, or really can't cut back on something like air conditioning in the middle of the day, they're going to get slammed," said Spatt.
Digital meters do give NV Energy the technology to do optional time-based pricing. The company says they have no plans to ask the PUC to make time-based pricing mandatory.