Wednesday, May 22 2013 8:17 AM EDT2013-05-22 12:17:24 GMT
ORLANDO - CBS News reports an FBI agent was involved in a fatal shootout in Orlando, Florida early Wednesday morning. CBS News senior correspondent John Miller reports the victim was a friend of TamerlanMore>>
CBS News reports an FBI agent was involved in a fatal shootout in Orlando, Florida early Wednesday morning. CBS News reports the victim was a friend of one of two suspects of the Boston Marathon bombing.More>>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 8:00 PM EDT2013-05-22 00:00:18 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- Clark County students experience some the largest classes in the country. And while that overcrowding is expected to decrease by one or two students, the vast majority of kids won't see anyMore>>
Clark County students experience some the largest classes in the country. Although the overcrowding is expected to decrease by one or two students next year, the vast majority of kids won't see any significant change.More>>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 6:56 AM EDT2013-05-22 10:56:40 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police are on scene of a shooting on the 1700 block of Karen Avenue at the Sonoma Shadows Apartments with an FBI agent being shot. This started off as an FBI Task Force InvestigationMore>>
The search for a homicide suspect turned into a shooting Tuesday night. More>>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 6:47 AM EDT2013-05-22 10:47:05 GMT
LAS VEGAS - The Clark County School Board appoints Pat Skorkowsky as the next superintendent of the school district. The board is in contract negotiations with Skorkowsky, but the details of the contractMore>>
The Clark County Board of School Trustees appointed Pat Skorkowsky as the next superintendent of the school district Tuesday night. More>>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 8:05 PM EDT2013-05-22 00:05:29 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police are investigating a crash involving a teenager who was hit by a vehicle. According to police, the victim was walking on a sidewalk at about 2:50 p.m. Tuesday near Tropicana AvenueMore>>
Metro Police are investigating an incident where a teenager was clipped by a truck's side mirror.More>>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 8:04 PM EDT2013-05-22 00:04:36 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police are investigating the discovery of a deceased person in a home in northwest Las Vegas. According to Metro, a person arrived at the home in the 8000 block of Green Pasture AvenueMore>>
Metro Police are investigating the discovery of a deceased person in a home in northwest Las Vegas.More>>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 7:55 PM EDT2013-05-21 23:55:25 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- The ratio of students to teachers in the Clark County School District from first through fifth grade and the ratio of students to classes in kindergarten gradually improved toward the endMore>>
The ratio of students to teachers in the Clark County School District from first through fifth grade and the ratio of students to classes in kindergarten gradually improved toward the end of the last decade but worsened after the 2009-2010 school year.More>>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 6:45 PM EDT2013-05-21 22:45:27 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- The deadly tornado in Oklahoma is bringing back some bad memories for one woman who now calls Las Vegas her home. Stephanie McGregor is originally from Moore, Oklahoma and lived there whenMore>>
The deadly tornado in Oklahoma is bringing back some bad memories for one woman now living in Las Vegas.More>>
It was an emotional decision for Clark County Sheriff Bill Young, who made it apparent in an exclusive interview with Eyewitness News Tuesday afternoon.
Sheriff Bill Young was elected four years ago and as a veteran police officer, he made it clear from the beginning that he would only serve one term.
This past year has been wrenching for Young, who buried two family members and then witnessed the tragic loss of fellow Las Vegas Metro Police Officer Sergeant Henry Prendes.
Then on Tuesday, in a surprise move, the sheriff said he will call it quits next year. In his only television interview about the decision, Sheriff Young sat down with the I-Team's George Knapp to explain.
If Bill Young sounds cavalier about leaving Metro after 28 years, chalk it up to him being a guy. The decision wasn't easy, wasn't made on a whim, and has been building for months. After his election nearly four years ago, Young told his staff that he would be a one-term sheriff, and no one believed him. Even though he's been preparing for a re-election campaign, he's confided to friends his second thoughts about the downside.
"I love the job, Young said in an exclusive interview with Eyewitness News. "I love metro. I hate the politics, and I’m not very good at it."
In addition to living in a media fishbowl, working long hours, missing time with his family and friends, and not having much of a personal life anymore, Young says three things happened to remind him of his own mortality and the passage of time.
Last year, his mother and uncle were killed in a car crash, which crushed him. He turned 50 this year, a milestone birthday for anyone. And he was deeply affected when Sgt. Prendes, someone he hired and knew, was gunned down. Young went to the scene.
"I pulled back his yellow sheet and looked at him and said, this job ain't fun anymore and it hasn't been since that day," Young explained. "Two weeks later I hit 50, the retirement date and I said it's time."
Even so, Young might have run again if he didn't have someone in place to take over Metro when he's gone. He says he finally convinced his undersheriff Doug Gillespie to run for the office and thinks Gillespie is better qualified for the job than himself. The sheriff knows that some people simply won't believe that he would walk away from a job like his voluntarily. Other little known candidates for the job have been telling people they've got some kind of dirt on Young. The sheriff says that's baloney.
"I'm an open book," Young explained. "There's nothing out there other than made-up political crap. People know me, and what I stand for. I'm not perfect. Nah, nothing, it's just time."
Young says he's had several job offers but he has not yet made a formal decision on what he will do other than work hard for the next eight months and finish out his term. His mind is made up, but it's still an emotional moment for him.
"I'd love to tell the people of Las Vegas, thanks for a good four years."