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Traffic lanes closed due to crash on Lake Mead Blvd.

NORTH LAS VEGAS -- A crash involving a commercial crane in North Las Vegas is impacting traffic.

Westbound traffic lanes on Lake Mead Boulevard near Las Vegas Boulevard are closed to traffic and northbound and southbound lanes on Las Vegas Boulevard are restricted.

According to North Las Vegas Police, the construction vehicle had its boom extended and it struck a light pole. No serious injuries are reported and drivers are asked to avoid the area for the next few hours.

Records: Accused animal hoarder has done it before

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. — An alleged animal hoarder has been charged with animal cruelty for living in deplorable conditions with 115 cats, but 8 News NOW has uncovered she's done this before.

Forty-seven-year-old Nathalie Beck was hauled off in ambulance after Thursday's disturbing discovery at her North Las Vegas home.

"Right now the woman has been charged with one count of animal cruelty, and the investigation continues, so she could potentially face additional charges at the conclusion of the investigation," said Officer Aaron Patty of North Las Vegas Police.

More than 100 cats were removed, and on Friday, animal control officers found other cats outside — and even more hiding inside.

1 dead in accident in North Las Vegas

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. - One person is dead following an accident near Craig Road and Losee Road.

The accident happened at approximately 7 a.m. North Las Vegas Police say a motorcycle and truck collided. One person was taken to University Medical Center and died a short time later.

8 News NOW will have more information as it becomes available.

New North Las Vegas executive prepared for tough decisions

New North Las Vegas leader says she is ready to make tough decision.

New North Las Vegas interim City Manager Qiong Liu isn’t afraid of a challenge. Liu left behind a lucrative engineering career in the private sector to work in government.

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NLV fire dept. struggles with aging fire trucks

NORTH LAS VEGAS -- The city of North Las Vegas is using fire engines considered past their prime. Some have been on the road for so long, they're now even beyond national standards for replacement.

City leaders say they're being careful with money, but the firefighter's union calls it unacceptable. The city hasn't purchased a new fire engine in five years because of the poor economy which has resulted in a constant juggling act to repair and maintain trucks.

When you call for help -- chances are -- you probably don't think how those first responders get to you.



BREAKING NEWS: One lane of northbound I-15 reopens

LAS VEGAS -- One lane of northbound I-15 has reopened near where it intersects with the northern beltway. The entire freeway was closed because of a tractor trailer fire.

According to the North Las Vegas Fire Department, crews responded to the fire just after 1 p.m. Wednesday. The fire department says there is no word on when the entire freeway will be back open.

No injuries have been reported.

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Officer involved in shooting and man who was shot identified

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- The man who was shot and killed by North Las Vegas Police on Friday and the officer who shot him have been identified.

The Clark County Coroner's Office has identified the man who was killed as 34-year-old Kenneth Alan Johnson.

The officer involved in the shooting have been identified as Officer Robert Makinster. He has been an officer with the department for six years.

The incident began shortly before 2 a.m. Friday. Police say Johnson was riding his moped, when officers pulled him over near Camino Al Norte and Ann Road. Johnson fled and police chased after him.

Johnson eventually abandoned his moped and ran from officers. During the chase, Johnson pulled out what police called a "replica of a semi-automatic handgun." Officer Mankinster shot Johnson multiple times near Tropical Parkway and Revere Street.