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>>
Nearly a 1,000 murders are unsolved right here in Las Vegas Metro's jurisdiction. Now, a new tool may help close many cold cases. The murders date back decades and homicide detectives want to give closure to those numerous families who left wondering what happened to their loved ones.
That is the goal of their new Web site cold cases are listed with information and pictures. Some of them even have pictures of the victims’ jewelry. Police hope all of this could help solve these crimes.
A lot of things have changed over the past two decades and what used to be the outskirts of town has since been overcome with traffic. But there is a secret here and it's been hidden in cold case files and almost forgotten.
However, a woman, who asked not to be identified, remembers, "I was at home and two men knocked on my door." One of the men told her about the last day his daughter was seen alive in the neighborhood on December 30, 1983.
"She was home from college on vacation and had gone out walking or running and had never come home, the woman said. "She had apparently been murdered."
Diana Hanson's body was found the next morning in a desert area that's now known as Spring Mountain and Buffalo. Unfortunately, a suspect was never found.
Stories such as this have motivated police to form a Web site that helps breath life back into cold cases
"Their cold cases, not closed cases," said Sgt. Chris Jones. "Detectives always have interest. They always want to solve these cases."
Things change over time but those who remember will never lose hope.
"I think it is great," Jones added. "I hope it works for them. It would be wonderful for her parents to have some closure on this."
Closure to help Diana’s family move on to give this community peace and to bring a fugitive to justice.
The oldest cold case dates back to 1952 and there are five cold cases listed on the site. However, police say they will continue to add more cases. The site also gives information about wanted murder suspects and sex offenders.
Las Vegas Metro Police's homicide unit has almost 1,000 unsolved cases dating back as far as 1943, which they call cold cases. Some of the detectives and sergeants, who worked those homicides before retiring from the force, are returning to solve the mysteries they left behind.More>>