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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>>
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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>>
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Friday, May 17 2013 8:17 PM EDT2013-05-18 00:17:28 GMT
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Friday, May 17 2013 8:03 PM EDT2013-05-18 00:03:09 GMT
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The theft of iPads, iPhones and other Apple devices is becoming commonplace, earning it the nickname, "Apple-picking," the police said.More>>
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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>>
Friday, May 17 2013 6:21 PM EDT2013-05-17 22:21:11 GMT
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- The lawyer who unsuccessfully defended O.J. Simpson against armed robbery charges in Las Vegas says his client knew two companions had guns in a 2007 confrontation with memorabilia dealers. MiamiMore>>
The lawyer who unsuccessfully defended O.J. Simpson against armed robbery charges in Las Vegas says his client knew two companions had guns in a 2007 confrontation with memorabilia dealers.More>>
Friday, May 17 2013 2:08 PM EDT2013-05-17 18:08:48 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- Eight hundred new teachers will head into Clark County classrooms, as the Clark County School board approved its $2.1 billion dollar budget for the 2013-2014 school year. For the first timeMore>>
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LAS VEGAS -- A $25 billion deal with the nation's five biggest banks to settle widespread foreclosure abuse promised to help Nevada homeowners.
But many have questioned whether the $90 million set aside for Nevada will amount to much in the way of relief.
At public appearances in recent months, Cortez Masto has described the $25 billion national mortgage settlement as a first step.
"It is not the final step," she said. "We are still moving forward in addressing mortgage fraud in the state. We are still moving forward in my office to bring relief to homeowners."
Cortez Masto initially stood with a handful of holdouts, such as California Attorney General Kamala Harris and Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden, who were critical of the deal to relieve the nation's five biggest banks of civil liability for fraudulent foreclosure practices.
But in February, Cortez Masto joined 48 of her peers -- Harris and Biden included -- in the agreement that's expected to benefit only a fraction of homeowners.
John Kelleher supervised the Attorney General's Mortgage Fraud Task Force until his recent resignation from the office.
"It was a political and financial gun to the heads of all the attorney generals," he said. "It seems like the people have been sold out and not by AG Masto. I'm saying, by a system that lets the federal government ram bad deals down state AG's offices by putting political pressure on them."
Nevada's cut of that deal amounts to $57 million, plus an additional $30 million that Cortez Masto negotiated in a separate settlement with Bank of America.
Unlike states that propose to use the money to plug budget gaps, Cortez Masto has committed Nevada's share to benefit distressed homeowners.
The centerpiece of her plan is a clearinghouse of sorts to link non-profit foreclosure prevention services that monitors the outcomes for their clients.
"There's no doubt from our perspective that as soon as we can get the money, that one stop-up to help homeowners, as soon as we get the money to legal aid to help individual homeowners and continue to help housing counselors who are assisting individuals, that's going to be a benefit," she said.
Cortez Masto said she has heard the calls to use the money to reduce the principal of underwater mortgages held by many homeowners.
"Here in Nevada our negative equity is somewhere between $15 billion and $25 billion, so that $87 million is not going to go very far," she said. "If we can figure out how to turn it into a program that's going to benefit some, then we should do that."
Cortez Masto has yet to release the financial specifics of her proposal, but she said she plans to have it up and running this fall.
She added that some of the money will go toward law enforcement efforts, in an effort to prosecute those responsible for the housing crisis.
Tonight on 8 News NOW: The attorney general's former criminal chief questions the future of those efforts.