Tuesday, May 21 2013 2:52 PM EDT2013-05-21 18:52:31 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police are investigating the discovery of a deceased person in a home in northwest Las Vegas. According to Metro, a person arrived at the home in the 8000 block of Green Pasture AvenueMore>>
Metro Police are investigating the discovery of a deceased person in a home in northwest Las Vegas.More>>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 2:07 PM EDT2013-05-21 18:07:35 GMT
A massive tornado has flattened a large area, including an elementary school, in Oklahoma City. It's estimated the tornado was more than two miles wide and struck just south of the city destroying homesMore>>
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Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:52 PM EDT2013-05-21 16:52:57 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- The two men facing murder charges in the death of a 15-year-old high school student appeared in a Las Vegas courtroom Tuesday morning. Michael Solid, 21, and Jacob Dismont, 18, made theirMore>>
The two men facing murder charges in the death of a 15-year-old high school student appeared in a Las Vegas courtroom Tuesday morning.More>>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 2:53 PM EDT2013-05-21 18:53:40 GMT
LAS VEGAS - A UNLV student says the traffic light at Wilbur Street and Tropicana Avenue fails to turn green. She says students often run the red light just to make it to class on time. Traffic8 was ableMore>>
A UNLV student says the traffic light at Wilbur Street and Tropicana Avenue fails to turn green. She says students often run the red light just to make it to class on time.More>>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 2:52 PM EDT2013-05-21 18:52:10 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- The I-Team recently exposed how a family court marshal was fired for a sexual assault at the courthouse. Now, the I-Team has uncovered another case of alleged abuse involving a woman who saysMore>>
The I-Team recently exposed how a family court marshal was fired for a sexual assault at the courthouse. Now, the I-Team has uncovered another case of alleged abuseMore>>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 1:27 PM EDT2013-05-21 17:27:26 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>>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 1:26 PM EDT2013-05-21 17:26:50 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>>
A father may be getting a small bit of closure following the arrest of two suspects police say are responsible for his son's death.More>>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 1:26 PM EDT2013-05-21 17:26:15 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>>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:40 PM EDT2013-05-21 16:40:42 GMT
LAS VEGAS - Making jewelry with wax molds is a craft as old as time. It's a craft jeweler Rich Fedelleck has perfected. "It's kind of like playing a violin. You just got to have a knack," he said. "WeMore>>
A local jeweler spent $20,000 for a new jewelry cutter, but the machine he received wasn't new and didn't work properly. When he struggled to exchange it, he contacted 8 on Your Side.More>>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:39 PM EDT2013-05-21 16:39:00 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- The Clark County School Board has recessed tonight's superintendent meeting for 7:30pm Tuesday night.More>>
The Clark County School Board has recessed tonight's special superintendent search meeting for 7:30p.m. Tuesday night.More>>
LAS VEGAS - Mike and Tonya Veach are volunteers at Canyon Ridge Mercy House, a non-profit that serves the needy throughout the community. If you stop by, you will likely find one of them there.
"It's hard to describe, but you see it in people's face(s) and their eyes, the help," said Tonya Veach. "They're so appreciative, the help that they get."
"They come here with a smile, and you can see in their face(s) that they receive payment through helping others," said Mike and Tonya's colleague Morgan McGowen. "That's the joy in it for them."
That joy has inspired Tonya to spend more than 40 hours a week at Mercy House - going above and beyond the duties of any volunteer.
"She'll stay late if I've got other projects going on I need help with or if we've got something coming up. She'll come on the weekends and give extra hours," McGowen said.
Mike Veach also spends 10 to 15 hours a week at Mercy House and does everything from picking up supplies to offering rides to those in need.
"They never ask for anything. It just blows my mind. I always like to think that I'm not selfish, but when I see them, I view myself as selfish," McGowen said.
What makes their story even more inspiring is that, until recently, Mike had been an out-of-work electrician for two years. The couple had been struggling to make ends meet, but still felt a need to give back.
"They started out as clients, and they just felt it right to give back. They didn't want to just receive something free handed. They felt like they needed to serve other people and give them hope, and it was in their own hearts to do it," McGowen said. "To just keep giving and just keep giving and just keep giving, it's like how much do you have in those hearts?"
"We just always chose to be positive - hold your head up and keep on trying," Tonya said.
"Pay it forward always. Take it a day a time and keep on going," Mike added.
8 News NOW decided to reward Mike and Tonya for all the smiles they create throughout our community. 8 News NOW awarded them $800 as part of its new weekly series Acts of Kindness.