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>>
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>>
Friday, May 17 2013 8:17 PM EDT2013-05-18 00:17:28 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- Clark County firefighters are responding to reports of an explosion and fire at a facility located at North Las Vegas Boulevard and Sloan Lane. This is a developing story. 8NewsNOW. com willMore>>
One person is reported dead following an explosion and fire at a facility located at North Las Vegas Boulevard and Sloan Lane.More>>
Friday, May 17 2013 8:03 PM EDT2013-05-18 00:03:09 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- The theft of iPads, iPhones and other Apple devices is becoming commonplace, earning it the nickname, "Apple-picking," the police said. Bonanza High School student Marcos Arenas died ThursdayMore>>
The theft of iPads, iPhones and other Apple devices is becoming commonplace, earning it the nickname, "Apple-picking," the police said.More>>
Friday, May 17 2013 6:42 PM EDT2013-05-17 22:42:38 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- The Federal Election Commission had found that the parents of disgraced former Sen. John Ensign of Nevada made excessive in-kind contributions to a former political action committee staffMore>>
The Federal Election Commission had found that the parents of disgraced former Sen. John Ensign of Nevada made excessive in-kind contributions to a former political action committee staff member.More>>
Friday, May 17 2013 6:21 PM EDT2013-05-17 22:21:11 GMT
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- The lawyer who unsuccessfully defended O.J. Simpson against armed robbery charges in Las Vegas says his client knew two companions had guns in a 2007 confrontation with memorabilia dealers. MiamiMore>>
The lawyer who unsuccessfully defended O.J. Simpson against armed robbery charges in Las Vegas says his client knew two companions had guns in a 2007 confrontation with memorabilia dealers.More>>
Friday, May 17 2013 2:08 PM EDT2013-05-17 18:08:48 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- Eight hundred new teachers will head into Clark County classrooms, as the Clark County School board approved its $2.1 billion dollar budget for the 2013-2014 school year. For the first timeMore>>
Eight hundred new teachers will head into Clark County classrooms next year based on the $2.1 billion budget the Clark County school board approved Wednesday night.More>>
(Sep. 1) -- A judge ruled Wednesday that Ralph Nader's name will stay on Nevada's November ballot despite problems such as people he compared to "carnival workers" involved in the signature-collecting process used to qualify Nader.
District Judge Bill Maddox said that even after disqualifying more than 3,000 signatures on Nader's ballot petition, about 7,000 remained. The Nader proponents needed only about 5,000 signatures to qualify.
Attorney Paul Larsen, representing the state Democratic Party and three women who complained of trickery involving signature-gatherers, said an appeal to the state Supreme Court was likely but he wanted to first discuss the court ruling with his clients.
Attorney Keith Loomis, representing Nader, said the judge reached the right decision. Loomis argued that the Democrats were "trying to gum up the works with technicalities."
Nader would have been disqualified if Maddox had agreed with Larsen and dropped the names of about 3,500 people whose signatures were witnessed by name-gatherers from out of state who listed hotels where they were staying rather than their actual residences.
But Maddox said state law doesn't require an address of the actual residence, and the secretary of state's regulations aren't clear on that issue. He added the names should be counted because "these people wanted Ralph Nader to be on the ballot."
The judge was critical of a 1999 U.S. Supreme Court ruling in a Colorado case that said signature-collectors for various petitions didn't have to be residents of a state in which they were getting names.
The result has been the expansion of businesses that cross state lines to get names for various ballot causes but hire employees that are "almost like carnival workers," Maddox said, adding, "I get the impression some of these people are not real upstanding people."
Larsen had alleged there were forged names, name-gathers with criminal records and other problems. He wanted a court order directing Secretary of State Dean Heller to revoke his previous certification putting Nader on the ballot.
If the judge deleted all the names that had been questioned, Larsen said only 314 would have been left.
Larsen also questioned whether Republican activists had a hand in funding the signature-gathering effort. But Jennifer Breslin, who hired the signature-gathers, said she was paid by the Nader camp.
Besides Breslin, other witnesses included Joan Ward of Las Vegas who testified that there's "no way" she signed a Nader petition -- and her signature on one of the petitions was a forgery.
Also testifying were Myrna McKinley and her granddaughter, Renee McKinley, both of Henderson, who said that in registering to vote they were tricked into backing Nader by a supporter who covered up the top of a signature sheet that showed Nader's name.
Nader spokesman Kevin Zeese has denied any trickery was involved, and said Democrats "just don't trust the voters to make a choice and don't have confidence in their candidate's ability to compete. ... They're grasping at straws."
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Nevada Democrats are taking their case against Independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader to court Monday. They're questioning the validity of signatures gathered to get him on the ballot. Nader was here in the valley over the weekend and addressed that among other issues.More>>