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>>
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>>
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>>
(July 29) -- The next step in tightening security at this nation's airports is to hire and train baggage screeners as federal employees. All the security screeners currently working at McCarran International Airport and at the nation's other commercial airports need to be replaced by screeners hired by the federal government. The deadline to do this is Nov. 19.
We've grown used to the security checks at airports. Sometimes bags are searched; sometimes they're not. It's the same when it comes to passengers being patted down.
"I've been traveling for the last year, and I've noticed the checks aren't that great here. They let a lot of people go right through," said passenger Kelly Payne.
The federal government wants consistency, so it's hiring its own airport security screeners. At McCarran, 845 federal screeners will be hired to replace the current screeners. So far, more than 4,000 people have applied for the job.
To qualify, you must be a U.S. citizen; be able to speak and understand English; and have a high school diploma or one year of security or aviation screener experience. The starting salary runs from around $23,000 a year to $35,000 plus benefits.
Some passengers have mixed feelings over those qualifications and the salary.
"I would pay my employees on the high end, because I know from experience you get what you pay for," said passenger Bob Jones.
"It would work if they really scrutinize the applications and if the base salary started at 40," said passenger Lorraine Canny.
"Education is important. I think we feel with people who are educated than those that aren't," said Geoff Keddy, another traveler.
But even with stricter standards, some passengers say there is no guarantee that federal employees will do better than private companies, they wonder if weapons might still slip through. The Transportation Security Administration insists it is receiving qualified candidates, and standards will be high.
"They will get five times the level of training that screeners in the past have received, which includes 40 hours of classroom training and 60 hours of on-the-job training," said Heather Rosenker, a spokesperson for TSA.
So far, no federal airport security screeners have been hired at McCarran. But federal officials say they're confident they will have screeners in place by the Nov. 19 deadline.
To apply for a job, call toll-free: 1-877-631-JOBS (5627) or apply on-line at www.tsa.gov
For further information call the customer assistance toll-free line at 1-888-328-6172, or TTY: 1-877-343-9287.