Wednesday, June 19 2013 1:52 PM EDT2013-06-19 17:52:11 GMT
LAS VEGAS - Nevada Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal accident on State Route 604 near Sloan Road. Drivers are urged to avoid the area. 8 News NOW will have more information as it becomes availaMore>>
Nevada Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal crash on State Route 604 near Sloan Road that occurred around 8:15 a.m.More>>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 1:30 PM EDT2013-06-19 17:30:30 GMT
HENDERSON, Nev. -- The killing of a woman in 1996 has police asking the public for help in solving the cold case crime. Diane Hietbrink, 58, was found dead in her home at 302 Nebraska Street on Sept.More>>
The killing of a woman in 1996 has police asking the public for help in solving the cold case crime.More>>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 1:38 PM EDT2013-06-19 17:38:50 GMT
HENDERSON -- Imagine tens of thousands of children around the world learning to swim all at the same time. That's what happened Tuesday as part of "The World's Largest Swimming Lesson." The swimmingMore>>
Imagine tens of thousands of children around the world learning to swim all at the same time. That's what happened Tuesday as part of "The World's Largest Swimming Lesson."More>>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 1:00 PM EDT2013-06-19 17:00:12 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- US Thrill Rides LLC Incorporated has submitted plans to the FAA to create a 650-foot roller coaster near the Tropicana Hotel. The Florida based company is remaining tight lipped on any ofMore>>
US Thrill Rides LLC Incorporated has submitted plans to the FAA to create a 650-foot roller coaster near the Tropicana Hotel.More>>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 12:57 PM EDT2013-06-19 16:57:39 GMT
HENDERSON, Nev. - A garden oasis has sprouted at John C. Vanderburg Elementary School. The garden features everything from arugula to tomatoes to radishes, which some students had never of until now. "It'sMore>>
A Henderson teacher is bringing the importance of healthy food choices into her students' lives with a unique garden club. 8 News NOW is rewarding her efforts in this week's Acts of Kindness.More>>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 12:56 PM EDT2013-06-19 16:56:57 GMT
LAS VEGAS - Be careful on the roads. Police across the valley are conducting a coordinated effort Wednesday to crack down on driving violations. Police will be looking for drivers who speed, run red lightsMore>>
Be careful on the roads. Police across the valley are conducting a coordinated effort Wednesday to crack down on driving violations.More>>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 12:55 PM EDT2013-06-19 16:55:20 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- Sue Lowden, a former state senator and the former chairwoman of the Nevada Republican Party is considering a run for lieutenant governor in 2014. "I am seriously thinking about it. I willMore>>
Sue Lowden, a former state senator and the former chairwoman of the Nevada Republican Party is considering a run for lieutenant governor in 2014.More>>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 10:49 PM EDT2013-06-19 02:49:28 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- Clark County Fire Department is battling a fire at a house near Russell Road and Spencer Street. According to the fire department's website, the fire started at around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.More>>
A grass fire ignited a house in the 5400 block of Escondido Street, near Russell Road and Spencer Street, Tuesday afternoon.More>>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 9:50 PM EDT2013-06-19 01:50:28 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- A Las Vegas Metropolitan Police officer has been relieved of duty after pleading guilty to charges of possession of a controlled substance. Officer Ramin Amely was charged with two felonyMore>>
A Las Vegas Metropolitan Police officer has been relieved of duty after pleading guilty to charges of possession of a controlled substance.More>>
LAS VEGAS -- Business owners closely watched the United States Supreme Court's decision on the Affordable Care Act today.
Some who already provide insurance to their employees say the bill is lowering their costs. Other businesses say they can't afford government penalties they will face for not providing their employees insurance.
Companies with 50 or more employees must provide a certain level of health insurance to employees. If they don't, they face thousands of dollars in fines. But owners of very small businesses say they already see cost advantages to the health care act.
"It's going to bend the cost curve and help me to continue to provide my employees and my family with health insurance coverage," said Pioneer Overhead Door owner Ron Nelsen. "This is the first year I'm not paying more for less."
Nelsen employs five people to sell and install garage doors. He provides health insurance for his employees and says he's happy the court kept the reform act intact. He says the act gave him tax credits the past two years to help provide insurance.
But restaurant general manager Jeff Ecker believes the president's health reform will end up costing jobs.
"When you have five employees and you offer insurance, that may be affordable. Once you get into the 50, 60, 70, or above (that) range, that's when it becomes extremely costly," he said.
Ecker runs Paymon's Cafe and does not provide health insurance to employees. The health reform act penalizes companies like Paymon's $2,000 for every uninsured employee. Ecker says that would cost him $100,000 a year, forcing him to close the Paymon's restaurant on Sahara Avenue.
The Nevada Restaurant Association meets tonight to see if an insurance plan they provide is allowed under state law. If that is the case, restaurants may be able to avoid those federal insurance penalties.
On the other hand, Nelson says that this is a day he's been waiting for since talk of health care reform began in 1993.