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>>
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>>
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
LAS VEGAS -- 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 staffMore>>
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>>
LAS VEGAS -- The Clark County Commission relied on a 2005 state law when it designated Nevada Legal News at 930 S. Fourth St. downtown as the sole location for foreclosed property auctions in the county.
The newspaper's publisher, Scott Sibley, served in the Assembly as a Las Vegas Republican when Senate Bill 172 was being debated. He even testified on its behalf. But when the legislation came to a vote in the Assembly, he abstained while the bill sailed through by a 40-0 margin.
SB 172 also passed the Senate 20-0 and was signed into law by then-Gov. Kenny Guinn.
The legislation, which addressed deeds of trust, grew out of complaints that foreclosed properties sometimes were being auctioned at trustees' offices in other counties or even outside Nevada.
Jim Kierman, then president and owner of the Northern Nevada Title Company in Reno, told the Assembly Judiciary Committee in May 2005 that this prevented some individuals from bidding on properties if the sales were out of town.
"It doesn't happen very often, but it does happen," Kierman said.
State law also permitted foreclosure sales to occur at county courthouses. In Clark County, auctions took place outside the courthouse in the front plaza. But Sibley testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee in March 2005 that Metro Police didn't want foreclosure sales to occur at the courthouse because of the large crowds and safety concerns. Instead, Sibley said Metro preferred that the sales occur in places such as the county recorder's office, a title company office or an attorney's office.
The Nevada Legislature ultimately directed rural counties to hold foreclosure sales at their respective courthouses. But SB 172 gave the Clark and Washoe County commissioners the authority to designate another public auction place in their respective jurisdictions.
The law also states that the auctioned property must be sold to the highest bidder but it prohibits the agent who holds the auction from becoming a purchaser.
Without discussion, the Clark County Commission at its Sept. 6, 2005, meeting unanimously chose Nevada Legal Services as the auction location. The decision, part of the commission's consent agenda, was based on an offer by Nevada Legal News to allow its facilities free of charge for the auctions.
The approval, effective Oct. 1, 2005, came with stipulations that auctions be conducted weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and that the commissioners could choose a different auction location in the future.
Another bill supported last year by the State Bar of Nevada, Senate Bill 402, would have allowed auctions of foreclosed commercial property to be held at public locations other than Nevada Legal News. But that legislation died because the Assembly and Senate couldn't agree on proposed amendments.