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 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>>
Sunday, May 19 2013 10:39 AM EDT2013-05-19 14:39:33 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>>
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 - Carol Bilodeau was in no mood to receive a jury summons in the mail.
"I was sick actually, had the flu and went out to get the mail," she said. "I looked at it and said, ‘Oh rats, jury summons for me.'"
So she thought, then she looked more closely at the letter.
"When I flipped it over and saw my husband's name, I went, ‘Hmmm, that's kind of funny. He's dead,'" she said.
Normand Bilodeau passed away six years ago. Carol wanted to know what to do. She feared this would happen. "They issue a bench warrant, and I can hand them his urn when they walk to the door," she said.
While humorous to her at first, the summons eventually tugged at her heart strings. Carol once again had to face the reality she's living without the love of her life and remember the awful day he died - March 1, 2007.
"I wasn't expecting anything. The worse part was calling his daughter, my daughter, and telling her about her father. That absolutely floored me," she said.
Stunned and saddened, Carol reached out to 8 on Your Side which helped her contact Clark County to fix the problem.
It isn't difficult, but it is time consuming. Call the number on the jury summons and listen to a long recording until you get to a real person. The county will immediately update its records to ensure your dead loved one doesn't receive another jury summons.
"When I did talk to them, I got a hold of a very nice lady, and she was very apologetic," Carol said.
Carol's husband shouldn't be summoned again. She says she hopes her story helps others, so this won't happen to someone else.
"I was laughing, but to some people, it could have been extremely upsetting," she said.
This week, Clark County District Court will test new software to make it easier for people to speak to county workers if they need to be dismissed from jury duty - particularly in cases in which the person summoned may be deceased.
In Clark County, jury summons are picked in a couple of ways. They can come from NV Energy accounts or the DMV. You can prevent a deceased family member from being called by ensuring they are no longer listed on your NV Energy bill.
If you have a problem you want 8 on Your Side to investigate, call the 8 on Your Side hotline at 702-650-1907.