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 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>>
Sunday, May 19 2013 1:51 PM EDT2013-05-19 17:51:13 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>>
NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. - Nellis Air Force Base is getting ready to show off its new fighter jets. The new F-35A jets arrived two weeks ago. A ceremony Tuesday officially marks the fighter jets' new home.
Each jet costs an estimated $80 million. Nellis is one of the first bases to get them. It took approximately five years for the base to acquire the jets, but Nellis officials say the planes are the future of the Air Force and will be here to stay for the next 40 years.
These new planes differ from the famous F-22 jets. While both planes feature stealth capabilities, the F-35 is designed to attack targets both in the air and on the ground. The F-22's primary role is as an air superiority fighter.
The new planes have stealth features, allowing them to hide from enemy radar. Military officials say the stealth capabilities are the best the world has ever seen.
The base expects to eventually have 36 jets which will be used for developmental testing to make sure they perform as advertised.
"Can we actually employ air-to air weapons, air-to-ground weapons? Can we talk to whoever we're supposed to talk to the right way - communicate using radios, data links and all the other systems the aircraft have?" said U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Vin Wilson.
The planes' arrival will also create much-needed jobs. Nellis officials expect to hire 400 people - many for permanent positions like technicians and engineers.
The developmental approach for these jets has taken heat in the past. The planes have experienced mechanical errors. Despite those issues, Nellis officials say the jets are safe and will have a positive impact to the base.
"We are developing the airplane at the same time that we're already starting to train with it and use it in an operational mode," said Lt. Col. Wilson. "That's never really been done before in a fighter program. So, we're getting some overlap of things that usually (have) been done sequentially. So, we're seeing a lot of things in public that was usually not known to the public, because they were kept out at Edwards or Patuxent River where they usually do that initial flight testing."
While the plane's ceremonies take place Tuesday, don't expect the first flights to begin for a few weeks.