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>>
Thursday, June 20 2013 12:01 AM EDT2013-06-20 04:01:12 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- Las Vegas as of this month ranks eighth among the nation's largest metropolitan areas in the number of foreclosed residences that have been vacated by their owners, RealtyTrac.com reportedMore>>
Las Vegas as of this month ranks eighth among the nation's largest metropolitan areas in the number of foreclosed residences that have been vacated by their owners, RealtyTrac.com reported Wednesday evening.More>>
HBO and James Gandolfini's managers say the actor famous for his role in "The Sopranos" has died in Italy.More>>
James Gandolfini, whose portrayal of a brutal, emotionally delicate crime boss in HBO's "The Sopranos" was the brilliant center of one of TV's greatest drama series and turned the mobster stereotype on its head, died...More>>
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>>
LAS VEGAS -- A report recently released shows homes in Nevada increased their value by more than 15 percent in 2012, among the fastest appreciating states in the nation.
For sellers, the appreciation can mean more profit. For buyers, it could mean a golden opportunity.
"We had built a custom home and in that area they were going anywhere from $525,000 to $540,000 and then everything hit the fan," homeowner Edwin Squiers said.
Squiers said he can't erase 2009 – when the housing market in Las Vegas crashed -- from his mind.
The value of his home dropped drastically. Almost four years later, its value is increasing.
"It's starting to go up a little bit now," he said. "I can maybe pick up $30,000 if I sold it."
According to real estate tracker CoreLogic, Nevada now has the second highest home appreciation in the United States.
The biggest increase in appreciation is being seen in houses valued at $200,000.
"I think supply and demand is probably fueling (appreciation) more than anything," said Kolleen Kelley, president-elect of the Nevada Association of Realtors. "We have such a small supply of houses."
She said that sellers could have more bids on their houses and buyers might not want to wait around.
"If appreciation continues to go up, you certainly want to buy sooner rather than later," Kelley said. "The housing prices will go up as well, so to get it at a lesser price you probably want to do that now rather than later."
Homeowner Richard Aker said he isn't buying or selling right now.
"Hopefully it will get back up there beyond what we paid for it," he said.
He said he is making sure his home is in good shape for whatever turn the economy takes next.
"We're keeping the home up, of course, and … we presume that's going to take a little more time, but we presume it's going to get up there ," he said.
Realtors said interest rates are at an all-time low and builders are constructing more houses than previously.