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When Randy Kleiner stopped to help an injured driver, he didn't expect to become injured himself.More>>
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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>>
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Friday, May 17 2013 8:03 PM EDT2013-05-18 00:03:09 GMT
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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>>
Friday, May 17 2013 6:21 PM EDT2013-05-17 22:21:11 GMT
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- The lawyer who unsuccessfully defended O.J. Simpson against armed robbery charges in Las Vegas says his client knew two companions had guns in a 2007 confrontation with memorabilia dealers. MiamiMore>>
The lawyer who unsuccessfully defended O.J. Simpson against armed robbery charges in Las Vegas says his client knew two companions had guns in a 2007 confrontation with memorabilia dealers.More>>
Friday, May 17 2013 2:08 PM EDT2013-05-17 18:08:48 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- Eight hundred new teachers will head into Clark County classrooms, as the Clark County School board approved its $2.1 billion dollar budget for the 2013-2014 school year. For the first timeMore>>
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LAS VEGAS - Angela Urquiaga has been working at Rancho High School for 13 years. Twelve years ago, she realized children were coming to school hungry and some of them were homeless.
She began setting aside some of the money she makes as the school registrar to buy food for the kids she calls her babies.
Aaron Kaaronkay is one of them. He's a senior at Rancho High School and has been living in shelters and on couches for several years.
"She's helped me out a lot the past four years. I met her my freshman year. When you have nothing, your parents aren't there for you. She's here for you," he said. "Sophomore year, I came here like every day asking for food. I was just so hungry. I'm very thankful we have her at this school."
Angela goes to school early so she can make sure kids don't go to class hungry. She even keeps her office open during the summer, because she knows for many students, she's the only source of food.
Between what she spends and the donations she receives, she's able to keep up the large stocks of food, clothes and school supplies in her office. Kids will stop by throughout the day and pick up what they need. She also keeps supplies in her car.
"On the weekends, she'll drive around the neighborhood looking for kids who need food. She'll drive to the homeless shelter," said Angela's friend Angelica Goodrich.
It doesn't stop with food and clothes. Angela has helped several homeless students with their paperwork to get into and pay for college. She has also inspired other volunteer efforts around the community.
"Last year, she had a student who was just her and her father. Her father was having surgery. They had no family. (Angela) went and sat with them all night. Even after her dad was in recovery, she went and sat with her - made sure she was okay," Goodrich said.
There's a reason behind Angela's efforts. The single mom is no stranger to hardship.
"I was married, and I was abused," she said. "I was in a one bedroom apartment with my five children, and at nighttime sometimes, we only had bread and mayonnaise to eat. I struggled, but I'm a warrior."
Goodrich nominated Angela Urquiaga for 8 News NOW's new series Acts of Kindness. As a result, Angela received $800 from 8 News NOW for her efforts in the community.
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, submit your nomination here or email us.