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Students shocked, saddened by fatal crash involving 14-year-old student

Family, friends, and classmates of Elijah Coggins are in total shock over a bizarre crash that left the 14-year-old teen dead. Elijah was one of two teens hit by a car that veered off the road as they were walking home from school.

It happened Tuesday afternoon on N. 5th Street near Centennial Parkway in North Las Vegas. The crash site is just minutes from Legacy High School.

Fourteen-year-old Trevor Dodd was also struck. He's in the hospital in critical condition.

"I was a friend of both of them," said a student at Legacy High School said.

"That's crazy," Tamia Barnes, Legacy High student," said. "I've never had that happened at my school."

"Honestly, I didn't personally know them, but I did have friends who knew them, and a lot of them didn't show today because I think they were really sad," Barnes said.

Victor Diaz says he was friends with Elijah and Trevor.
Both teens were walking home from school when they were struck... Read More

2 people seriously hurt in crash in North Las Vegas

Two people were hurt Tuesday in a vehicle versus pedestrian crash in North Las Vegas.

It's happening at the intersection of Centennial and 5th Street. According to North Las Vegas Police's Twitter page, the serious crash sent two people to the hospital.

Their condition is said to be critical. There weren't any other details released.

The intersection is closed as officers investigate. Drivers should avoid the area... Read More

1 killed in crash at Civic Center and Cheyenne

North Las Vegas Police are investigating a fatal crash in the area of Civic Center Drive and E. Cheyenne Avenue.

The crash was a single-vehicle crash that left one person dead. There wasn't any other information release, but drivers should avoid the area.

This is a developing story. 8 News NOW has a crew on the way to the scene.

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Updated: 1 killed in North Las Vegas fire, 3 transported to hospital

One person is dead and three others were transported to University Medical Center in critical condition following a fire at an abandoned building Tuesday morning, according to North Las Vegas Fire Department officials.

The fire was reported at 9 a.m. at a building at 2055 North Las Vegas Boulevard near E. Lake Mead Boulevard.

Two other people escaped the fire unharmed.

Fire officials say the building was being used by squatters.

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NLVPD investigate triple homicide near Carey and Las Vegas Boulevard

Police investigated a triple homicide in a North Las Vegas neighborhood Thursday night.

Police say the incident happened around 4 p.m. in the 2200 block of Carroll Street near Civic Center Drive and North Las Vegas Boulevard.

The circumstances and details surrounding the deadly shooting of the three people (two males, one female) remains unknown, according to North Las Vegas Police. However, witnesses told officers gunshots were heard inside the home and police are still investigating the relationship between the three victims.

Police are still trying to determine if this is a random act of violence.

8 News NOW will have updates on this developing story on 8 News NOW at 11 p.m. ... Read More

Craig Road closed due to serious crash

The westbound lanes of Craig Road are closed to traffic between Martin Luther King Boulevard and Revere Street due to a serious crash involving a pedestrian, according to North Las Vegas Police.

The pedestrian, a man in his 40's, was transported to University Medical Center.

Motorists should find an alternate route.

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UNLV questions NLVPD's actions during recent visit to campus

An alleged training session involving North Las Vegas Police officers was questioned Wednesday. UNLV sent out a community alert about an incident in which North Las Vegas Police officers entered the campus for training without notifying campus police or university leadership.

The letter said in part:

"Last night, after the conclusion of the "I Imagine" poetry event outside the Student Union, sponsored by the UNLV Center for Social Justice, Black Lives Matter UNLV, and Students Organizing Diversity Activities, seven police officers from North Las Vegas entered the UNLV campus on motorcycles and drove around the pedestrian-only area.

The officers entered campus without notifying campus police or university leadership. Understandably, this activity caused concern among students, faculty, and staff."

The Black Lives Matter group at UNLV posted video of the incident on its Facebook page... Read More