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 -- Latinos are expected to play a huge role in the fight for the White House, especially in the battleground states such as Nevada.
Presidential candidates are unveiling new television and radio ads to lure in Latino voters, including small business owners. The question is whether those ads will make a difference by the general election in November.
President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney are targeting the Spanish speaking audience with ads in their native tongue. In the past decade, that population has increased by more than 80 percent.
The president is focusing on first-hand accounts of how his policies are impacting people. While Romney targets small businesses.
"I think he can win the vote," said Cecilia Aldana who works at the Guadalupe Medical Center. She believes Romney has a chance in Nevada. Latinos are starting up businesses three times the pace of their counterparts and Aldana says that will play in favor of Romney. She says President Obama's healthcare legislation is hurting the medical center.
"If I make a change to give them a better policy, my policy will go up 27 percent," she said.
Not everyone agrees, Andres Ramirez supports President Obama and says Romney doesn't appeal to most Latinos.
"He spent a large portion of his primary election alienating and demogauging Hispanics on immigration, on English only, on birthright citizenship and a variety of other issues," said Andres Ramirez, The Ramirez Group.
Groups like Nevada Hispanics have formed to get the community engaged and to the polls. Hispanic voters are expected to account for 20 percent of the vote.
"I think its going to be a very very difficult task for Mitt Romney to increase his percentage of Latino support in Nevada. It's not impossible but likely improbable," Ramirez said.
In 2008, nearly seven out of every 10 Latinos voted for for then Senator Obama. Republican strategists say if Romney picks a Latino running mate, it would help bridge the huge gap. They say he needs about 40 percent of the Latino vote to have a chance at winning the White House.