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Man Killed Outside NLV Business Identified

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Authorities have identified a 38-year-old man killed in a double shooting outside a North Las Vegas food production plant, while police say they're still searching for at least one assailant and a getaway car with a racing stripe down the middle.

The Clark County coroner says Lloyd Dean Smith of Las Vegas died of head and neck wounds in the pre-dawn attack Monday at Farm Fresh Foods along Interstate 15.

A 20-year-old man who was wounded and taken to University Medical Center in Las Vegas hasn't been identified.

North Las Vegas police Officer Chrissie Coon says police are still looking for a light-colored Dodge car with a dark racing stripe seen on surveillance video.

Police aren't providing a motive for the attack.

I-Team: Letter Details Scope of Potential Police Consolidation

LAS VEGAS - The scope of a possible Metro Police takeover of the North Las Vegas Police Department is detailed in a document obtained late Monday afternoon by the 8 News NOW I-Team.

As the I-Team's Colleen McCarty first reported last week, city leaders are exploring a possible transfer of police services in a bid to balance the city budget.

In a letter to Metro Police Sheriff Doug Gillespie, North Las Vegas City Manager Tim Hacker asks for a cost estimate for Metro to provide police services to North Las Vegas residents.

Court Announces End to Fine Discount


The North Las Vegas Municipal Court is ending its offer to cut fines in half for qualifying cases.

People interested in getting a 50 percent discount have until Sunday to apply. Court officials started offering the discount in January in an effort to help the city recover more outstanding fees and fines. It also gives people a chance to clear up any problems with the court at a lower cost.

Anyone interested in finding out if his or her case qualifies can call the North Las Vegas Municipal Court at 633-2929. The line is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

NLV Police Investigating Double Shooting

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- One person is dead and another is wounded following a shooting near a food distribution warehouse in North Las Vegas.

The shooting happened around 5:30 a.m. at Farm Fresh Foods near Gowan Road and Civic Center Drive.

Police say one person was pronounced dead on the scene and another person was transported to UMC in an unknown condition. A third man was left uninjured.

Police aren't releasing any details surrounding the circumstances of this shooting. They have released a picture of a Dodge vehicle that may have been used by the gunman. The car is either a light colored Dodge Charger or Challenger with a dark racing stripe.

Job Fair Set for Thursday


The local employment website lasvegasjobs.com is holding a job fair Thursday.

The fair is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Texas Station. Some of the employers scheduled to be at the event include Aliante Station Casino, Burgarello Alarm, Bridgestone Retail, Cox Communications, Friendly Ford, Marshall Retail Group and Polar Shades.

There will be jobs available in a variety of positions from administrative to sales. The event is free and all job seekers are welcome to attend. People should come prepared to talk to human resource managers. Lasvegasjobs.com will also be offering a free resume review.

I-Team: North Las Vegas Police May Transfer Services to Metro

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- The size of the budget gap facing the City of North Las Vegas may ultimately cost its citizens their police force. North Las Vegas is in on-going talks with the Metropolitan Police Department to transfer part, or possibly all, of its police services.

North Las Vegas City Manager Tim Hacker says the city has had multiple meetings with officials from Metro to explore a takeover. Hacker says everything is on the table, ranging from Metro taking control of ancillary police services, like the jail, crime scene investigators, and SWAT officers, for example, to a complete transfer of all police services.

Hacker says the city and its leaders are committed to ensuring public safety, but that fiscal realities may demand a different approach. 

North Las Vegas Police Looking for Distracted Drivers

North Las Vegas Police Looking for Distracted Drivers


North Las Vegas Police will be looking for distracted drivers and motorcyclists not obeying traffic laws during a special enforcement next week.

Officers will be stationed throughout the city Tuesday looking for people who are driving while distracted. They will also be looking for motorcycle riders who are not obeying the laws.

It is part of a national campaign known as “Joining Forces.” Funding for the project is coming from the Nevada Department of Public Safety, Office of Traffic Safety.