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 6:06 PM EDT2013-05-19 22:06:10 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>>
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>>
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 coroner's inquest might never return.
In Clark County, the hearings would determine responsibility when a police officer used deadly force, but now it could be replaced by a new type of forum with another name.
Some commissioners said they want the coroner's inquest, as it was, to move forward.
Others want to return to the drawing board. On Tuesday, Sheriff Doug Gillespie made some suggestions for an inquest process.
Gillespie offered a list of changes to the coroner's inquest, including involving a hearing master, and an ombudsman to represent the family of those shot and killed by officers.
But officers would not be under oath and the forum would be just a presentation of facts. It's unlikely it would be in a courtroom.
"People can draw conclusions on their own, based on those facts being presented, in regards to the actions of the officer," Gillespie said.
Coroner's inquests have been on hold for two years, and officers don't participate because their union believes the fact-finding hearings are biased against them. But the sheriff's new suggestions, supported with some commissioners, could be a game changer.
Commissioner Chris Giunchigliani said she wants to proceed with the coroner's inquest as it was.
Meanwhile, families are waiting for answers. Alma Chavez's son, Rafael Olivas, was killed as he held a knife in July 2011.
"I came here to support the coroner's inquest," Chavez said. "I think that me, as other families, need answers. I'm supporting because we need to know what happened. I don't want to wait years and years and years to know what they did."
Evie Oquendo's bipolar son, Tanner Chamberlain, was also shot by Metro Police officers, as he held a knife. She felt the process favored the officers.
"I had an inquest, and it was a sham," she said. "It was over with by lunch time."
District Attorney Steve Wolfson is in the meantime reviewing officer-involved shootings. A vote could come as soon as January.