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 -- Scoring the support of minority voters is a primary focus this general election season.
Nevada, recently visited by President Barack Obama and GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, is considered a swing state and has chosen the winner in the last eight presidential elections.
With a growing minority population, both candidates are working hard to score that support.
As Antwan Newell takes the time to register to vote, he said he will only be thinking of his 4-year-old daughter, Shahadah, when he heads into the polling booth.
"I think (elected officials) can do a lot better with money-managing and to make schools better," he said. "Supply better teachers, better utensils, books -- everything that the kids have to use."
Newell's ballot counts the same as any other, but because he is a minority, local voter registration groups said both candidates are working extra hard to earn his support.
A recent visit to the Las Vegas valley shows how hard Obama is working to court Nevada, a key swing state that helped him win the White House in 2008.
The president has already spent millions of dollars with polls showing him in a tight race with Romney.
The republican hopeful also paid a visit to the valley earlier this month.
Voter registration group Mi Familia Vota is out in front of the Henderson Department of Motor Vehicles every day.
The group has already surpassed its goal of registering 11,000 in Clark County and has seen very high interest among Latinos, a fast-growing population throughout the valley, said Andres Ramirez, of Mi Familia Vota. With the first goal met, Ramirez said he would like to register another 5,000 voters.
He said both candidates have found the demographic difficult to ignore.
"Many of these people who are registering are first time (U.S.) citizens," Ramirez said. "They've just become a citizen, they've just worked so hard to get through that process and to be able to vote -- to register and vote -- in a presidential election for your first time. It's an incredible, rewarding experience."
Newell said he has already decided who will receive his vote this November. No matter the outcome, he said he's excited about making the United States a better place for Shahadah.
According to Mi Familia Vota, more minority groups, especially Latinos, are registering to vote because the election is so competitive and is generating more interest.
Registration Efforts Focus on Minority VotersMore>>