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7-Year-Old Boy Struck By Truck in North Las Vegas

NORTH LAS VEGAS -- A 7-year-old boy was transported to UMC Trauma in serious condition after being struck by a pickup truck in North Las Vegas.

Officers say the accident happened around 12:30 p.m. Sunday at the 3000 block of Glendale Avenue near Belmont Street.

Witnesses and officers say the boy ran into the street and was hit by the truck.

The driver remained on scene and will not face any charges.

Metro: 12 Arrested in Gang Bust

LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police announced Saturday a major bust of a southern Nevada gang.

According to police, officers and agents from several jurisdictions around the Las Vegas valley arrested 12 members of the gang Thursday, during a plan called Operation Washout. Officers also seized guns, money and drugs in the raid.

The arrests came after undercover officers bought about five pounds of methamphetamine from several suspects near the intersection of Charleston and Lamb boulevards.

Immediately following the purchase, five search warrants were served in a coordinated effort throughout the valley, including the following locations:

 

  • The 4200 block of Middlesex Avenue
  • The 4700 block of Lucite Lane
  • The 2200 block of Daley Street in North Las Vegas
  • The 1500 block of South Christy Lane
  • The 3300 block of South Arville Street

 

North Las Vegas Health Fair Focusing on Diabetes

North Las Vegas Health Fair Focusing on Diabetes

 

North Las Vegas hopes to help combat obesity and diabetes with a health fair this weekend.

From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Prentiss Walker Memorial Park and Pool, 1509 June Avenue, people from around the community will get a chance to learn about preventing and managing diabetes.

There will be games and exercise activities, informational presentations, vendors, music and refreshments.

The health fair is part of the city's effort to advance a statewide plan to reduce the burden of diabetes and obesity on state health services. The disease is the leading cause of adult blindness, kidney failure, and non-traumatic lower-limb amputations.

According to the Nevada State Health Division, the prevalence of diabetes has increased from 4.2 percent of the population in 1996 to 7.9 percent in 2009.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that by 2050 as many as 1 in 3 adults in the U.S. could have diabetes if the trend continues.

Old School Pizzeria Serving Slices of Heaven

Critic: former upscale restaurant owner going back to his roots and doing it well.

I should have known that something as ostensibly simple as garlic knots wouldn't be so simple if it came out of Giovanni Mauro's kitchen.

Read more at the Las Vegas Review-Journal

Date Set for Nevada Assemblyman Evidence Hearing

Steven Brooks

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A Las Vegas judge has scheduled a May 7 evidentiary hearing on criminal allegations that an embattled state lawmaker attacked a police officer during a domestic dispute last month.

Assemblyman Steven Brooks didn't appear in person for Friday's date-setting hearing in Las Vegas Justice Court.

His lawyer, Mitchell Posin, says Brooks intends to plead not guilty and fight felony resisting a police officer and three lesser charges stemming from a Feb. 10 scuffle with police at Brooks' wife's Las Vegas home.

Posin says the charges are excessive.

Separately, Brooks is asking the state Supreme Court to void a decision by the state Legislature to put him on leave and banish him from the legislative building.

He's arguing the Legislature doesn't have the authority to strip him of his elected duties.

North Las Vegas Looks at Using Controversial Plan for Underwater Homes

North Las Vegas Looks at Using Controversial Plan for Underwater Homes

 

The city of North Las Vegas is looking at a controversial plan that would help homeowners who own more on their homes than they are worth stay in their homes.

A company called Mortgage Resolution Partners pitched the idea of using eminent domain to take mortgages from lending banks, during Wednesday's city council meeting.

After seizing the mortgages, the city would then work with the homeowner to refinance their homes while Mortgage Resolution Partners would hold the mortgages.

"The entire purpose of this program is to keep homeowners in their homes. To keep the blight and deterioration of communities associated with foreclosure from continuing," Bryon Georgiou with Mortgage Resolution Partners said.

The Greater Association of Las Vegas Realtors does not want the plan. The group says it raises legal questions and would give lenders little reason to try to finance any homes in the area.

DA to Seek Death Penalty in Girl's Killing

Brenda Stokes Wilson is accused of stabbing to death 10-year-old Jade Morris.

LAS VEGAS --  A 50-year-old former blackjack dealer will go to trial on kidnapping and murder charges in the death of her ex-boyfriend's daughter.

Brenda Stokes Wilson entered a not guilty plea during her arraignment before Clark County District Court Judge Kathleen Delaney Wednesday morning.

According to the District Attorney's office, its death penalty committee will seek capital punishment should it win its case against Stokes Wilson.

Stokes Wilson is due back in court for a calendar call on July 8. Her trial is scheduled to start on July 15, 2013.

She is accused of killing 10-year-old Jade Morris during a Christmas shopping outing in December, and of attacking a 44-year-old Joyce Rhone with razors at the Bellagio casino later that night. Stokes Wilson also faces charges in that alleged attack.