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Two People Hurt in Hit-and-Run Accident

Two People Hurt in Hit-and-Run Accident

 

Two people were hurt in a car accident Wednesday morning near the intersection of Cheyenne Avenue and Rampart Boulevard.

According to Metro Police, the hit-and-run crash happened just after 4 a.m. Officers were able to track down the suspect a short time later. He was taken to the hospital to be treated for injuries. He has been cited for leaving the scene of an accident and is now in custody. Police are investigating whether alcohol contributed to the crash.

The victim in the crash was also taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Police Need Help Identifying Suspects in Church Theft

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- Police are hoping a surveillance video can help identify two people accused of stealing a donation box from a church.

Administrators of the St. John Newman Church on West El Campo Grande near Ann Road told police a man and a woman entered the church Sunday, June 24. The two began tampering with the donation box before allegedly walking out the front door with the box.

Church officials would not comment on camera about the theft, but said in a written statement, "While this was an unfortunate incident, we feel deeply that this is not a reflection of the greater Las Vegas and North Las Vegas community, and our experience has been one of compassion and generosity even during these tough economic times."

Police have posted the surveillance video on YouTube in hopes of someone recognizing the couple.

Police, School Officials Push for Crosswalk Safety

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. - After a deadly year on valley roads, police agencies and the Clark County School District want to ensure drivers, pedestrians and children are staying safe on the road as the school year begins.

The Clark County School District is the fifth largest school district in the country. Teaching more than 300,000 students to be safe is a top priority for Clark County School District Superintendent Dwight Jones and several community groups.

They want to ensure everyone is aware of their effort to encourage drivers to slow down and look out for kids. The North Las Vegas Police Department is also pushing for crosswalk safety through its Joining Forces event.

School District Kitchen Up and Cooking

School District Kitchen Up and Cooking

 

School starts again Monday for Clark County School District students and already the main CCSD kitchen is cooking.

The central kitchen in North Las Vegas prepares food for more than 300,000 students. The staff was preparing more than 100,000 meals for the start of the new school year. The kitchen uses 150 cooks and assembly line workers to put together and prepare the meals.

The kitchen is dedicated to producing healthy meals. The district has contracted with farms in California, which means the produce used in the meals are often fresher than what is in the grocery stores.

"Our meals include more fruits and vegetables than they ever had. We now have 51 percent of meals made with whole grain. We have a limit on fat, a limit of calories and a limit on sodium," Virginia Beck with CCSD Food Service said.

President Obama Delivers Speech in North Las Vegas

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. - President Obama delivered a campaign speech at Canyon Springs High School in North Las Vegas today, discussing education and jobs in the struggling city.

The city nearly filed for bankruptcy because of budget issues and dealt with the closure of a solar plant that put many people in the unemployment line.

SLIDESHOW: President Obama Spends Time in Southern Nevada

The opening of the Amonix plant last year coincided with the president's push to grow the country's clean energy resources. The company received millions in federal tax credits and grants. The hope was the solar plant would create hundreds of clean energy jobs in North Las Vegas.

North Las Vegas Police Bust Theft Ring

North Las Vegas Police Bust Theft Ring

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. - An undercover sting has led to a bust of a retail theft ring involving children in North Las Vegas. Authorities received a tip local convenience store employees were using their jobs as a front for their illegal operation.

Undercover cops worked fast to bring down this ring. Two men were at the heart of the scheme which involved high priced electronics stolen by children and then resold for a quick buck.

The ampm on the corner of Ann Road and Clayton Street offers regular unleaded at $3.53 a gallon, but police say two clerks were selling more than just gasoline.

"We had people who were really recruiting young people to go do burglaries and bring that property there to sell it to them and then they would go and sell it again," said Sgt. Tim Bedwell of the North Las Vegas Police Department.