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ONLY ON 8: Viral video shows dog trainer using baseball bat to train dog; trainer speaks out

NORTH LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Accusations of animal abuse have been leveled at a local dog training facility after a viral video shows an employee using a baseball bat during a training session.

Police have opened an investigation into Off Leash K-9 Training in North Las Vegas. The video shows the trainer, Willie Harrell, Jr., the now-former owner of Off Leash K9 Training using a baseball bat and foul language to train a dog, as the dog cowards to the commands.

At one point, the dog can be heard whimpering. People like Stacy Wolfram who have watched the video believe Harrell hit the dog with the bat.

"It makes me very sad," said Wolfram.

North Las Vegas Police are now investigating this as an alleged case of animal abuse.

Wolfram says she brought her dogs to the training and boarding facility in late April, but when she picked them up earlier this month, she claims there were clear signs of abuse... Read More

Family speaks out about rumors swirling around man's death

NORTH LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The family of a man murdered at his North Las Vegas home are speaking out. Michael Jamerson was shot and killed Tuesday night in a neighborhood in the 4900 block of Harold Street near E. Lone Mountain and Losee roads.

The man's 12-year-old son was inside the home at the time. Police said he heard the gunshot ring out. North Las Vegas Police said Jamerson's body was found near a doorway of the garage. Those closest to him say it was the laundry room. Now, Jamerson's family, including his 12-year-old son are processing the sudden loss.

"He was an amazing father," said Sarah, the mother to Jamerson's son. "I mean he fed the homeless, he took our son to church every Sunday.

Sarah, the mother of Jamerson's youngest son, spoke candidly about her relationship with the 48-year-old. She also addressed rumors swirling on the internet. ... Read More

Cheyenne High teen stuck by vehicle at Simmons and Gilmore

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- North Las Vegas Police are investigating a crash involving a teenager. According to police, a 16-year-old Cheyenne High School student was struck by a car at the intersection of Simmons Street and W. Gilmore Avenue.

The student was in a crosswalk when they were hit.

North Las Vegas Police say the student was taken to the hospital and is said to be stable after suffering a head injury. The injury is not considered life-threatening.

The driver stayed at the scene and is cooperating. ... Read More

Woman arrested for setting fire to parents' home

NORTH LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A 21-year-old woman is facing charges of attempted murder and arson for allegedly setting her parents' North Las Vegas home on fire.

Antanisha Ellis was agitate with her parents and set fire to her mattress, according to the North Las Vegas Fire Department. The fire happened on Monday, May 6 at 3:45 p.m. The home is located in the 800 block of Nelson Avenue, near I-15 and Carey Avenue.

The elderly parents were able to escape the fire without injury... Read More

Severe storms causes detention basin to overflow in Centennial Hills

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Thundershowers and hail moved through parts of the valley Monday afternoon. Severe thunderstorm warnings, along with a flood advisory was issued for the western half of Las Vegas.

Low spots in Centennial Hills saw quite a bit of standing water. Officials say a lot of water tested the drainage system Monday.

North Las Vegas and the City of Las Vegas firefighters say they had reports of people trapped in the wash near 215 and Jones. Rescuers were at several locations watching and waiting for any signs of people in the water.

The brown water was churning as it approached different tunnels, but with no signs of anyone. A Las Vegas fire and rescue spokesman says they weren't able to find anyone in the water and called off the search after about an hour and 15 minutes... Read More

Family faces charges in boy's accidental shooting

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Five members of the same family are due in court Monday morning. They are facing charges in the accidental shooting of a young boy.

Metro Police say the 3-year-old accidentally got ahold of his mother's gun and shot himself in the head.
This happened in November. The boy is on the road to recovery now but five of his family members are facing a long list of charges.

Earlier this month, police arrested the boy's parents, Liza and Richard Haut, his grandparents, Marvin and Rackell Haut and his uncle Joshua Haut. They all lived at the same home in North Las Vegas.

In an arrest report, police said they found 17 unsecured firearms in the house and almost all of them were located where three children in the house could reach them with little effort. Police believe the boy got a pistol from his mother's purse and accidentally shot himself... Read More

Unique event helps college students connect with jobs

NORTH LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Finding a job or internship can prove difficult for students but the College of Southern Nevada relies on a unique networking event that helps students find potential employers.

Isaac Provencio takes a seat. He has five minutes to sell himself as a potential employee to a prospective employer. The CSN student works at Sonic but wants a better job opportunity in cyber security.

"Battling the hackers, trying to get them down and plus my mom was also in cyber security, so I want to be like her," Provencio said.

He answers questions quickly before meeting with another employer during the schools' annual speed networking event at the North Las Vegas Cheyenne campus. ... Read More