Wednesday, May 22 2013 5:45 PM EDT2013-05-22 21:45:39 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- Nevada Highway Patrol has closed both directions of traffic on U.S. 95 from Las Vegas Boulevard to the Spaghetti Bowl. Motorists are advised to avoid the area. 8 News NOW will have updatesMore>>
Nevada Highway Patrol has closed both directions of traffic on U.S. 95 from Las Vegas Boulevard to the Spaghetti Bowl.More>>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 5:29 PM EDT2013-05-22 21:29:10 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- The Southern Nevada Health District has traced the source of a salmonella outbreak at a popular Las Vegas restaurant to cooked chorizo, a type of sausage. The health district released itsMore>>
The Southern Nevada Health District has traced the source of a salmonella outbreak at a popular Las Vegas restaurant to cooked chorizo, a type of sausage.More>>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 4:35 PM EDT2013-05-22 20:35:05 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- A woman was killed Tuesday night after being hit by a semitrailer on U.S. 95 near Railroad Pass. According to Nevada Highway Patrol, the 37-year-old Henderson woman was walking along U.S.More>>
A woman was killed Tuesday night after being hit by a semitrailer on U.S. 95 near Railroad Pass.More>>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 4:19 PM EDT2013-05-22 20:19:25 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- The FBI has released the photo of a murder suspect that barricaded himself in an apartment Tuesday night and fired shots at law enforcement. An FBI official and Las Vegas police say severalMore>>
The FBI has released the photo of a murder suspect that barricaded himself in an apartment Tuesday night and fired shots at law enforcement.More>>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 4:18 PM EDT2013-05-22 20:18:57 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police say they are currently investigating allegations of a sexual assault in which baseball player Jose Canseco has been named as a suspect. Tweets began showing up on Canseco'sMore>>
Metro Police say they are currently investigating allegations of a sexual assault in which baseball player Jose Canseco has been named as a suspect.More>>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 3:49 PM EDT2013-05-22 19:49:18 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police are on scene of a shooting on the 1700 block of Karen Avenue at the Sonoma Shadows Apartments with an FBI agent being shot. This started off as an FBI Task Force InvestigationMore>>
Authorities in Las Vegas say a report that an FBI agent was injured in a shooting involving a homicide suspect at a Las Vegas apartment complex is incorrect. More>>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 2:18 PM EDT2013-05-22 18:18:19 GMT
LAS VEGAS - A viewer says a crosswalk at Maryland Parkway and Reno Avenue is dangerous. The viewer says it's not well marked, and the area generates a significant amount of pedestrian traffic due to theMore>>
A viewer says a crosswalk at Maryland Parkway and Reno Avenue is dangerous.More>>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 2:16 PM EDT2013-05-22 18:16:49 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- Clark County students experience some the largest classes in the country. And while that overcrowding is expected to decrease by one or two students, the vast majority of kids won't see anyMore>>
Clark County students experience some the largest classes in the country. Although the overcrowding is expected to decrease by one or two students next year, the vast majority of kids won't see any significant change.More>>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 2:10 PM EDT2013-05-22 18:10:59 GMT
LAS VEGAS - Sicilian-born Esther Sardina loves to cook. "I'm going to make a pizza margarita. It's made with basil, mozzarella, tomato. I made it my own way," she said. "My hands are always in it. That'sMore>>
A Las Vegas woman fought her homeowners association over a late charge and won, thanks to 8 on Your Side.More>>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 10:57 AM EDT2013-05-22 14:57:46 GMT
LAS VEGAS - The Clark County School Board appoints Pat Skorkowsky as the next superintendent of the school district. The board is in contract negotiations with Skorkowsky, but the details of the contractMore>>
The Clark County Board of School Trustees appointed Pat Skorkowsky as the next superintendent of the school district Tuesday night. 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."