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North Las Vegas firefighters save pet cat

Firefighters in North Las Vegas saved a pet cat by performing CPR on the animal after pulling it from a burning home on Friday.

The incident happened at 12:47 p.m. near Farrell Street and Washburn Road. Firefighters arrived on scene to a single story home on fire.

According to investigators, firefighters quickly extinguished the flames. A pet cat inside the home required pet CPR and was resuscitated. Firefighters say the cat is in good condition.

The two people that live at the home were not home at the time of the fire. The Red Cross is assisting the couple with housing and personal needs.

Fire investigators estimate the cost of the damage to the house is $100,000. The cause was determined to be electrical. ... Read More

WARNING: Scammers use NHP and names of charitable groups to seek donations

Scammers are preying on the kind hearts of Nevada residents, and they're using the Nevada Highway Patrol to do it.

NHP said it had received several complaints from citizens who said they were being solicited for donations on behalf of various police charitable originations.

NHP said the scam artists use a local phone number to conduct the con, and according to some callers, they were solicited from someone posing as a representative of the American Association of State Troopers, along with the Officer Down Charities for the Nevada Highway Patrol and the Nevada Highway Patrol itself.

When a person refuses to donate, NHP said witnesses told them the scammer would threaten unfair treatment from Troopers in the future.

"We want the community to be aware of this fraudulent activity and be sure to protect their personal information," NHP said... Read More

Two people dead in Lamborghini crash at SpeedVegas

A client and instructor died on Sunday in a Lamborghini crash at SpeedVegas. The incident happened around 1:26 p.m at 14200 S. Las Vegas Boulevard.

According to Metro Police, a client was driving the Lamborghini on the SpeedVegas racetrack with an instructor in the car. Investigators say the client, a man in his 30's, lost control and crashed into a wall.

The car erupted in flames and both men inside the Lamborghini were killed.The instructor was described as being in his late 50's or early 60's.

"Today, an accident on the track resulted in the deaths of a SpeedVegas employee and a customer. We are fully cooperating with investigators at this time. We are devastated by this tragic event and extend our heartfelt sympathy to the families and to our SpeedVegas team members who have lost a beloved colleague," said Aaron Fessler, co-founder and chief executive officer, SpeedVegas... Read More

One person dead in North Las Vegas shooting

Police say one person is dead following a shooting in North Las Vegas.

The incident happened in the area of Pecos Road and Lake Mead Boulevard on Sunday evening.

No other details were immediately available. We have a crew on the way to the scene. Please check back later for updates. ... Read More

NHP: 1 killed in crash on I-215 and Aliante Parkway

Nevada Highway Patrol troopers investigated a deadly crash Thursday night at I-215 westbound on the Aliante Parkway on-ramp.

The crash involved two vehicles, and according to NHP, a silver car was going southbound on Aliante Parkway, and a silver SUV was going northbound and trying to turn left onto the 215 when the silver car ran a red light striking the SUV.

Troopers said the SUV rolled over, and the driver was thrown from the vehicle. NHP said she died at the scene.

The driver of the silver car was taken to UMC Trauma for treatment. NHP troopers believe the driver of the car may have been impaired... Read More

NLV Police search for possible witness to homicide

Detectives with the North Las Vegas Police Department says it needs the public's help to find a person who may be a witness to a homicide that happened late last year.

According to police, on Dec. 30 around 6:00 p.m., officers were called to the area of Lake Mead Boulevard and Losee Road about a man laying down near the sidewalk. When police arrived at the scene, they found the man suffering from unknown injuries.

Medical personnel arrived at the scene and transported the man to University Medical Center where he died from his injuries.

The preliminary investigation revealed the man had been shot before he was found by officers. No one has been arrested for the crime, which is why North Las Vegas Police are still trying to locate any possible witnesses... Read More

NLV Police searches for driver who may have witnessed crash that killed Det. Parque

North Las Vegas Police says it needs the public's help in finding a possible witness to a crash that claimed the life of a North Las Vegas Police officer.

Detective Chad Parque was killed in a crash on Jan. 6 at the corner of Martin Luther King Boulevard and Carey Avenue. According to police, Detective Parque was on-duty and leaving the North Las Vegas Justice Court when he was hit by a driver going southbound on Martin Luther King Boulevard.

North Las Vegas Police said when the other driver entered the lanes of oncoming traffic, the 32-year-old detective's vehicle was struck head-on. Detective Parque died from his injuries at the hospital the next morning.

Officers said Wednesday that they're searching for the driver of a pickup truck seen in the area at the time of the crash. The vehicle is believed to be a black, full size, either Chevrolet or GMC pickup truck... Read More