Sunday, May 19 2013 12:08 PM EDT2013-05-19 16:08:22 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 12:19 PM EDT2013-05-19 16:19:25 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 11:57 AM EDT2013-05-19 15:57:49 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 -- Kenny Cherry Jr.'s loved ones said his name and reputation have been smeared in death since last week's shooting on the Las Vegas Strip killed three people.
Police sources have identified Cherry as a pimp, and as a direct result of an 8 News NOW report Monday, Cherry's girlfriend called a news conference to clear his name.
Cherry's past includes allegations of violence and pimping, but Cherry's girlfriend, May Hagos, said that's not the guy she knew.
Cherry, an aspiring rapper, portrayed the so-called gangsta lifestyle, driving an exotic Italian sports car up and down the Strip.
"A lot of people were jealous of him," Hagos said. "He was young, handsome, and he had a Maserati. Who would be jealous?"
Hagos, who just gave birth to Cherry's third child two months ago, called the news conference to set the record straight about law enforcement claims and media reports that Cherry was a pimp.
"He was not pimping out girls," she said.
Reporter: "Did he ever have contact or associations with prostitutes?"
Hagos: "Yes, he has."
Hagos: "Well, Ken, you know, he does music, so all kinds of people come to his shows."
Hagos acknowledged the 8 News NOW report she was arrested in a prostitution sting in April 2010, but said Cherry never had a role in that.
"I was working independently," she said. "I didn't even know what I was doing. It was a mistake, obviously. I got busted."
8 News NOW also learned another woman, who also had a child by Cherry, said he beat her and forced her into prostitution.
Hagos said she believes the woman's claim is not true, and that the woman made up those claims because she was in a custody dispute with Cherry.
Court records show that woman is still a working girl, arrested most recently a week ago.
"I know this man inside and out," Hagos said. "He wasn't a pimp."
Hagos said she feels for the other two people killed that morning when Cherry's car crashed into a taxi cab that exploded, killing the driver and passenger. She said she wants justice served.