Thursday, June 20 2013 12:48 AM EDT2013-06-20 04:48:52 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- North Las Vegas Police are investigating a fatal crash at the intersection of West Ann Road and Camino Al Norte. Investigators said two vehicles collided with a female victim dying on scene.More>>
North Las Vegas Police are investigating a fatal crash at the intersection of West Ann Road and Camino Al Norte. 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>>
Thursday, June 20 2013 12:01 AM EDT2013-06-20 04:01:12 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- Las Vegas as of this month ranks eighth among the nation's largest metropolitan areas in the number of foreclosed residences that have been vacated by their owners, RealtyTrac.com reportedMore>>
Las Vegas as of this month ranks eighth among the nation's largest metropolitan areas in the number of foreclosed residences that have been vacated by their owners, RealtyTrac.com reported Wednesday evening.More>>
HBO and James Gandolfini's managers say the actor famous for his role in "The Sopranos" has died in Italy.More>>
James Gandolfini, whose portrayal of a brutal, emotionally delicate crime boss in HBO's "The Sopranos" was the brilliant center of one of TV's greatest drama series and turned the mobster stereotype on its head, died...More>>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 8:25 PM EDT2013-06-20 00:25:44 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- A U.S. District Judge has sentenced a Henderson man to 15 years in federal prison for multiple child pornography offenses. Richard Carl Brown, 35, was convicted in February on several charges,More>>
A U.S. District Judge has sentenced a Henderson man to 15 years in federal prison for multiple child pornography offenses.More>>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 7:06 PM EDT2013-06-19 23:06:17 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- Obesity is an epidemic that's plagued our nation for decades. The American Medical Association now labels obesity a disease. There are 78 million obese adults and 12 million obese children. ElectedMore>>
Elected officials are trying to combat the obesity crisis in Las Vegas. On Wednesday, the Las Vegas City Council passed a resolution that increases access to healthy food options in under served areas.More>>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:52 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:52:04 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police are reopening their academy so they can put 50 new police officers on the streets. The police academy graduated its last class in Jan. 2012. The money for the additional officersMore>>
Metro Police are reopening their academy so they can put 50 new police officers on the streets.More>>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:43 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:43:29 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- Old-fashioned police work, combined with cutting-edge scientific methods, is solving crimes every day across Las Vegas. After almost 36 years, the head of Metro's crime lab is retiring.More>>
Old-fashioned police work, combined with cutting-edge scientific methods, is solving crimes every day across Las Vegas.More>>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:26 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:26:47 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- The city of North Las Vegas is desperate to fix its vast foreclosure problems and is considering using its eminent domain powers. Eminent domain is usually meant to take over buildings inMore>>
The city of North Las Vegas is desperate to fix its vast foreclosure problems and is considering using its eminent domain powers.More>>
LAS VEGAS - A Las Vegas family is making a difference in the lives of many people. The Vivas family continues to give even when faced with hard times. Their story is the latest in a new 8 News NOW series that showcases the good deeds of valley citizens called Acts of Kindness.
Art and Hope Vivas have called Las Vegas home for 20 years. They make it a part of their family's daily life to give back to their friends and their community.
They are leaders at their church and at the Explore Knowledge Academy. They are active in several local organizations, including Project Teddy and the Josh Stevens Foundation. Art and Hope make it a priority to instill the same values in their five children.
"You start at the beginning. Your children grow through it with you. Their involvement in the programs - my daughter Rebekah - she started one of the beginning stages of serving blankets and food to the homeless," Art said.
Friends say the Vivas family never fails to support those around them.
"Not a day goes by that my wife and I don't reflect back on when we lost our son 1,403 days ago that Hope is the one who orchestrated for three, four, five months of meals brought to our home," Vivas family friend Drew Stevens said.
"Last year, I was in the hospital, and it was Art that sat by my bedside for an entire day," added Vivas family friend Abbe Mattson. "Just that kind of giving, that he would give an entire day so I wouldn't be alone."
More than three years ago, Art lost his job. Eventually, Hope went back to work to help support her family, but it was still very hard to make ends meet. They almost lost their home, saving it just 24 hours before auction.
"My hope for them is that all this giving that they've been doing comes back to them tenfold and that things are easy for them," Mattson said. "They've really been going through some rough times, and it's not deserved. It's their time for some peace."
8 News NOW decided it's the Vivas' turn to be on the receiving end – giving Art and Hope an $800 gift as thanks for their acts of kindness.
If you have someone you want to nominate who you think has done an act or acts of kindness and can use a little help, 8 News NOW wants to help pay it forward. You can nominate someone here or email us directly.