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North Las Vegas Set to Layoff Employees

North Las Vegas Set to Layoff Employees

 

With budget cuts set to start Sunday and city offices closed on Friday, Thursday could be the last day for 108 city of North Las Vegas employees

The cash-strapped city is trying to fill a $30 million budget deficit. Beginning July 1, city services will be streamlined. There will be cutbacks in library and recreation center hours, elimination of some utility maintenance jobs and enforced unpaid time off. City Manager Tim Hacker says the tough decisions are necessary to build a stronger foundation for the future.

The bulk of the layoffs will come from corrections employees. In all, 93 jobs from the correction’s department will be eliminated. North Las Vegas closed its detention center and is now renting a separate wing of the Las Vegas City Jail.

Man Arrested In NLV Bank Robberies

LAS VEGAS -- North Las Vegas Police arrested a man in connection with two banks that were robbed earlier this month in the city.

Police arrested Daniel Cordova, 24, and booked him on four felony charges related to the robberies.

On June 18, a man entered a US Bank in the 2200 block of E. Lake Mead Boulevard and handed a teller a note demanding money. The teller complied and he ran out with an undisclosed sum of cash.

Five days later, a man matching the description from the first robbery entered a Wells Fargo just down the street from the US Bank and again demanded money.

This time, the teller alerted everyone in the bank to the robbery and the robber ran out without any money.

Based on evidence at the scene, police arrested Cordova a few hours later and was booked into the North Las Vegas Detention Center. He faces a count of robbery and attempted robbery and two counts of burglary.

Traffic to be Detoured Off I-15 North at Lake Mead Blvd.

LAS VEGAS – Northbound Interstate 15 at Lake Mead Boulevard will be closed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. from Tuesday to Saturday.

Traffic will be detoured off Lake Mead to Cheyenne Avenue via Losee Road during the closure.

Construction workers are expected to place steel girders over the northbound lanes as part of North Las Vegas' North Fifth Street improvement project.

NLV Police to Receive Almost $2M to Employ 14 Officers

The North Las Vegas Police Department is receiving grant money for 14 law enforcement jobs, Sen. Harry Reid's office announced Monday.

The $1.75 million grant is funded through the federal Justice Department's Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, or COPS.

In the announcement, it stated that the grant is for either preserving or creating jobs.

"This grant gives the North Las Vegas Police Department a shot in the arm," Reid said in a statement. "(The) funds will create jobs and improve public safety in North Las Vegas, and I am pleased that Nevadans living in the community will be better protected by a strong law enforcement agency."

The grants provide 75 percent of funding for entry-level salaries and benefits for three years of newly-hired, full-time sworn officer positions or to rehire officers who had been laid off, or are scheduled to be laid off, according to the federal office.

House Fire Kills Dogs and Displaces Two Adults

LAS VEGAS -- Las Vegas Fire and Rescue and the North Las Vegas Fire Department responded to a heavy house fire on Decatur Boulevard just north of Alexander Road around 9:30 a.m. Saturday.

North Las Vegas fire officials say about 50 percent of the house was damaged in the fire, mainly the back portion of the home and some of the backyard.

The residents living in the house had a total of nine dogs, some were puppies. Officials say at least five dogs were killed in the fire. Two dogs are unaccounted for at this time.

The two adult residents were displaced from the home. 

Red Cross Disaster Action Team volunteers are meeting with the residents and will ensure everyone has a safe place to sleep and has food, clothing, medication and other essentials.

There is no confirmed cause of the fire but they believe candles may have been the cause.

Stay with 8 News NOW for the latest updates.

Two Teens Run to Local Businesses for Help After Shooting

NORTH LAS VEGAS -- Two teens, hit by gunfire, ran into two nearby businesses looking for help.

North Las Vegas police say the shooting happened around 9 p.m. Saturday. An 18-year-old male and an 18-year-old female were one block south of E. Lake Mead Blvd. and N. Civic Center Dr., when they were hit. Both then ran to two separate businesses, a Dotty's and a Taco Bell, saying they had been shot. People in the area reported hearing five or six gunshots around the time of the shooting.

Authorities say both of the victims were taken to UMC, and one of the victims is in critical condition. They say it's too early to tell if the shooting was gang-related, or if it was a drive-by shooting. The names of the victims have not been released.

Right now police aren't giving out a description of any suspects.

Apartment Fire Displaces Four

LAS VEGAS - An accidental fire at an apartment complex near Simmons Street and Lake Mead Boulevard has displaced one adult and three children.

Las Vegas Fire and Rescue officials say the fire started in a refrigerator shortly before 8:30 p.m. Saturday night at the Sheppard Hills Apartments. The fire spread to two floors, but firefighters were able to extinguish the blaze in approximately ten minutes.

The American Red Cross is assisting the displaced residents.