Sunday, May 19 2013 12:08 PM EDT2013-05-19 16:08:22 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 12:19 PM EDT2013-05-19 16:19:25 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>>
Sunday, May 19 2013 11:57 AM EDT2013-05-19 15:57:49 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>>
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 -- Nevada is now ranked among the top 10 states in the country when it comes to the number of start-ups setting up shop.
CNN listed Nevada as the 7th most entrepreneurial state because of the number of technology firms that have opened up in the Silver State and the friendly business tax climate.
"From the pool of labor to inexpensive overhead, this is a fantastic place for an e-commerce company," said Brad Howard, CEO of Trendnation.
Howard brought his business from Cleveland, Ohio to Las Vegas three years ago. At that time, there were only four employees. The company sells everything from cuff links to solar panel lights. Trendnation's staff has tripled and the company is company is making $10 million a year.
"I think it's a great city to bring in business and to grow," Howard said.
"We are seeing an emergence of tech industry that we've never seen before," Nevada Secretary of State Ross Miller said.
He said, low taxes and affordable real estate, make Nevada an appealing business destination. He does add the big challenge for many entrepreneurs, especially in technology, is finding workers with right skills for the job.
"Until we invest heavily in higher education in those sectors, we are never able to compete," Miller said.
Web developer Gabriel Shepherd is working to attract more entrepreneurs to Las Vegas. He's recruiting local start-ups to showcase the city and tech community at the South by Southwest Music and Technology Festival in Austin, Tx. next year.
"We got an entrepreneurial spirit, we got a 24-hour city and we got a sense of community. All these things, you put them together, it's a hotbed for success," Shepherd said.
The popular online shoe seller Zappos is one success story inspiring many local entrepreneurs to make the leap. Shepherd took a chance a few years ago with his online company and now he hopes to motivate others to follow in his footsteps.
"We want everybody to succeed. We don't just say that, we actually help each other," he said.
Another reason why Nevada places high on the entrepreneurial list is because of the high unemployment rate. Experts say when people are out of work, they are more likely to start a business.