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>>
HBO and James Gandolfini's managers say the actor famous for his role in "The Sopranos" has died in Italy.More>>
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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>>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 4:38 PM EDT2013-06-19 20:38:39 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police are investigating a crash involving a motorcyclist and a truck. Police say the motorcyclist slammed into the back of a truck on the Sahara westbound exit from I-15 south. TheMore>>
Metro Police are investigating a crash involving a motorcyclist and a truck.More>>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 3:33 PM EDT2013-06-19 19:33:59 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- Sue Lowden, a former state senator and the former chairwoman of the Nevada Republican Party is considering a run for lieutenant governor in 2014. "I am seriously thinking about it. I willMore>>
Sue Lowden, a former state senator and the former chairwoman of the Nevada Republican Party is considering a run for lieutenant governor in 2014.More>>
LAS VEGAS -- A pet store owner is relieved after two of his precious puppies are safe and back inside his store.
The Siberian Husky siblings were stolen last week but thanks to efforts by police and tips from the public, authorities tracked down one of the suspects in the burglary.
"I'm really happy that they are back," said Paul Tomas, the owner of Puppy Boutique.
Thursday, thieves snatched the Siberian puppies from Puppy Boutique on Rancho Drive and Craig Road.
Tomas said he worried the pups would never be returned. His store was one of four pet shops broken into since Sunday. Police believe two of the crimes are related.
On Monday, 8 News NOW aired a surveillance video from break-ins at both Prince & Princess Puppies and Acrylic Tank Manufacturing.
The video shows the suspects going straight for pure bred puppies and high-priced birds.
Metro Police are thankful for the tips from good Samaritans. As a result, they have been able to arrest one of the suspects. The minor has been charged with two counts of burglary and two counts of possession of stolen property.
Police are still looking for another person of interest who is identified as 23-year-old Juan Carlos Vasquez.
In Tomas' case, he said, after 35 hours, the two pricey puppies were brought to his door by a stranger. He said both dogs were in good condition.
"They were happy, I put them together in the room and let them play," said Tomas.
8 News NOW also received more good news about another happy reunion from Acrylic Tank Manufacturing.
They were reunited with three bearded dragons and some of their exotic birds. It's hoped the remaining missing animals will turn up soon.
"They are animals and they need to be taken care of, they need care, so please help us to find all these pets or animals that have been stolen," said Tomas.