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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>>
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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>>
Friday, May 17 2013 8:17 PM EDT2013-05-18 00:17:28 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- Clark County firefighters are responding to reports of an explosion and fire at a facility located at North Las Vegas Boulevard and Sloan Lane. This is a developing story. 8NewsNOW. com willMore>>
One person is reported dead following an explosion and fire at a facility located at North Las Vegas Boulevard and Sloan Lane.More>>
Friday, May 17 2013 8:03 PM EDT2013-05-18 00:03:09 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- The theft of iPads, iPhones and other Apple devices is becoming commonplace, earning it the nickname, "Apple-picking," the police said. Bonanza High School student Marcos Arenas died ThursdayMore>>
The theft of iPads, iPhones and other Apple devices is becoming commonplace, earning it the nickname, "Apple-picking," the police said.More>>
Friday, May 17 2013 6:42 PM EDT2013-05-17 22:42:38 GMT
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The Federal Election Commission had found that the parents of disgraced former Sen. John Ensign of Nevada made excessive in-kind contributions to a former political action committee staff member.More>>
Friday, May 17 2013 6:21 PM EDT2013-05-17 22:21:11 GMT
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- The lawyer who unsuccessfully defended O.J. Simpson against armed robbery charges in Las Vegas says his client knew two companions had guns in a 2007 confrontation with memorabilia dealers. MiamiMore>>
The lawyer who unsuccessfully defended O.J. Simpson against armed robbery charges in Las Vegas says his client knew two companions had guns in a 2007 confrontation with memorabilia dealers.More>>
Friday, May 17 2013 2:08 PM EDT2013-05-17 18:08:48 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- Eight hundred new teachers will head into Clark County classrooms, as the Clark County School board approved its $2.1 billion dollar budget for the 2013-2014 school year. For the first timeMore>>
Eight hundred new teachers will head into Clark County classrooms next year based on the $2.1 billion budget the Clark County school board approved Wednesday night.More>>
(Feb. 23, 2004) -- The infamous Nevada military base known as Area 51 is one of the most secretive places on Earth. For years, the government wouldn't even admit the base existed. Eyewitness News has aired many stories about the base over the years but we've never had much of a look inside -- until now. A private satellite company has developed something that allows people to fly in and take a look.
Anyone who's ever tested the outer perimeter of Area 51 knows about the security cameras and hidden sensors, about the cammo patrols and ominous signs and armed choppers. Now, however, it's possible to fly over all those security measures, to slip silently over the mountains, head for the dry lake, and take a birds eye view of everything inside Area 51.
This software isn't a toy. It's not a video game. It's the result of high-resolution satellite photos taken by the commercial satellite IKONOS , which was launched into space in 1999 and was hired a year later to photograph this once supposedly non-existent facility.
The satellite images reveal, in clear detail, that the Groom Lake base is very real -- and for Area 51 aficionados -- it gets better. The satellite images have been transformed into 3-dimensional software that allows a computer user to literally soar over the base, hover over any building, as if traveling in, say, a flying saucer. So, is the pentagon ticked off about this?
Gary Napier, Space Imaging spokesman, said, "I've personally never heard from the U.S. Government about Area 51 images. They've been on websites for over 4 years now."
Gary Napier works for Space Imaging, the Denver company that owns the Ikonos satellite and which maintains a good relationship with the military, in spite of the photos and software. Space imagery is licensed by the government to take whatever photos it wants to take.
It's website contains stunning imagery, the Giza pyramids, for instance, photos of the World Trade Center -- before and after -- a North Korean nuclear reactor, downtown San Francisco, Hoover Dam and the Las Vegas Strip.
As with Area 51, the images could be transformed to 3-D. At the base, we can fly into the building known as Hangar 18, but we still don't know what's inside. We can zip down the world's longest runway and read the numbers painted there. It's a chance to see the base as never before, without spilling classified secrets.
Gary Napier; "True federal interpreters don't want to look at it in 3-D because the image becomes a little degraded. But the average lay person gets a better experience. The layperson has a better understanding of what Area 51 is like...."
And since it's unlikely the Air Force will open up the gates to Area 51 anytime soon, this version may be the best view anyone has of Groom Lake for a long time.
The I-Team has one of the only copies of the 3-D software and Space Imaging says the software will not be sold to the public.