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>>
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>>
Friday, May 17 2013 8:17 PM EDT2013-05-18 00:17:28 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- Clark County firefighters are responding to reports of an explosion and fire at a facility located at North Las Vegas Boulevard and Sloan Lane. This is a developing story. 8NewsNOW. com willMore>>
One person is reported dead following an explosion and fire at a facility located at North Las Vegas Boulevard and Sloan Lane.More>>
Friday, May 17 2013 8:03 PM EDT2013-05-18 00:03:09 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- The theft of iPads, iPhones and other Apple devices is becoming commonplace, earning it the nickname, "Apple-picking," the police said. Bonanza High School student Marcos Arenas died ThursdayMore>>
The theft of iPads, iPhones and other Apple devices is becoming commonplace, earning it the nickname, "Apple-picking," the police said.More>>
Friday, May 17 2013 6:42 PM EDT2013-05-17 22:42:38 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- 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 staffMore>>
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>>
LAS VEGAS -- Nevadans are equally divided over whether homeowners who owe more on their homes than they are worth should purposely refuse to pay their mortgages, according to a report released Thursday by the Nevada Association of Realtors.
The report, Nevada's Face of Foreclosure, stated that in an April survey of 500 individuals undergoing, recently experiencing or narrowly avoiding foreclosure 45 percent approved of strategic defaults. An equal percentage said homeowners have a legal and ethical obligation to pay their mortgages if they are able.
The survey, with a 4.9 percent margin of error, also found that 27 percent of respondents experiencing foreclosure engaged in strategic default, and 53 percent had lost their job within the past 12 months.
* While loss of job remained the primary cause of foreclosures, 41 percent of respondents had unexpected medical bills, 20 percent saw an addition to their household, 14 percent had a tax increase and 6 percent experienced the death of the primary wage earner.
* On the effectiveness of government foreclosure prevention programs, 58 percent of individuals facing foreclosure and 52 percent of Nevada residents overall said they're not really having an impact. But roughly similar percentages in both categories believe government assistance should be made available to homeowners struggling to pay their mortgages.
* Among foreclosed individuals, 63 percent had owned their home for at least five years.
* Two-thirds of Nevada residents would support legislation making it easier for people who have experienced foreclosure to qualify for a new mortgage.
* Among Nevada residents, 56 percent expect home values to remain static over the next year and 54 percent also believe the state's foreclosure rate will be the same over the next 12 months.
* On the question of which is a safer investment, 53 percent of all respondents said owning a home versus 31 percent who favored investing in the stock market. As for owning versus renting, 55 percent considered owning a home to be a better value while 39 percent favored renting.
"This hopeful view of homeownership underscores a vision for the future of Nevada that appears to be emerging," the report concluded. " In personal interviews, focus groups and quantitative research alike, there is a clear understanding that things can get better.
"More people are talking about the market needing to work itself out. Many recognize that the government alone cannot ‘fix' this problem but are envisioning more clearly a healthy role for government. And many are more cautiously optimistic about the market and their own prospects for buying a home -- even those who have personally experienced foreclosure."