Sunday, May 19 2013 2:47 PM EDT2013-05-19 18:47:40 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 2:26 PM EDT2013-05-19 18:26:25 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>>
Sunday, May 19 2013 1:51 PM EDT2013-05-19 17:51:13 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>>
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 -- The escape of two chimpanzees from a northwest valley home last month has prompted county commissioners to take action on the issue of keeping exotic pets.
When chimps C.J. and Buddy broke out of their enclosure last month, it captured attention around the world. Buddy was shot by police, C.J. was captured. Just days ago, the I-Team broke the story that C.J. is now being sent to live at a sanctuary in Oregon. While the chimps may no longer be an issue, Clark County Commissioner Steve Sisolak says there is concern something like this could happen again.
"My understanding is there's no regulation in terms of facility. The cages are 8 feet by 8 feet and no shade whatsoever and we don't have a limit in terms of what can be on a particular location," Commissioner Steve Sisolak said.
By a unanimous vote, county commissioners voted on several policy changes regarding exotic animals.
If people want to keep an exotic animal as a pet, they will have to explain how they plan to care for it and why they want it. There must be shade provided and cages large enough and strong enough to hold the animal. Cages can not be stacked on top of each other. In addition, animal control will be required to conduct regular inspections of the animal.
"I think it's a good start," said Holly Haley, Nevada state director of the Humane Society of the United States.
The Humane Society is supporting a bi-partisan bill by state Senator Michael Roberson and Assemblyman Mark Manendo that would ban private ownership of exotic animals.
"In light of what happened with the chimps, our public safety is obviously in jeopardy," Haley said.
"Prohibitions and bans just like in the 30s didn't work," Commissioner Tom Collins said.
He said it is important to approach the issue with common sense and an all-out ban would only cause exotic animal owners to go underground.
Another change made is that the county commission will now approve exotic pet permits instead of the planning commission. The exact language of the new regulations still needs to be finalized, once that's done, commissioners will vote on them as soon as September 5.