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>>
LAKE MEAD, Nev. - Monday's fatal accident at Lake Mead is the first major accident at the so-called third straw pipeline project. The I-Team's Nathan Baca takes an inside look at construction and shows what hazards the men underneath Lake Mead face.
In August 2010, 8 News NOW received an inside look at the construction of the third straw. The large pit goes down 600 feet. Geothermal activity heats the water to 90 degrees underground. Workers drilling underneath can hit a pocket of water at any time.
That happened July 2010. It happened again January 2011 when flooding occurred after the tunnel hit a fault line. Last month, seeping water delayed the $800 million project, which is now scheduled to end 2014.
"You build some wiggle room into these kinds of construction projects - particularly something of this nature, because you know something's going to happen," said Southern Nevada Water Authority spokesman J.C. Davis.
Once the starter tunnel is ready, a 1,500 ton drill will move forward to create a three mile tunnel. There are six segments for every ring - 2,500 rings for the entire tunnel.
The water authority says highly pressurized grout connecting those rings failed Monday, leading to a worker's death.
The workers signed their name to the giant drill for good luck. Contractors wanted to give the drill a southwestern Indian name. It's named "The "Kokapelli", perhaps unknowingly, after the Zuni Indian "trickster god.
This pipeline has bedeviled Nevada's best engineers with multiple floods. Now, it has taken a life, serving as a reminder of the challenges faced in the deep.
Those controversial water rate increases that are causing business owners to protest will pay for this water pipeline. The SNWA says the pipeline is needed in case the lake's water level falls below 1,050 feet. The level currently sits at 1,118 feet and is dropping.