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North Las Vegas Mayor Hosts Community Meeting

North Las Vegas Mayor Hosts Community Meeting

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. - North Las Vegas Mayor Shari Buck is assuring residents safety is still a top priority as the city continues to balance its budget.

"Today, we have a balanced budget, and we meet the safety needs of our residents, and we're moving forward to continue to provide for you a great quality of life," she told a packed crowd at a community meeting at Aliante Station Wednesday night. "Right now, no police or firefighter has been laid off."

The city faced a $33 million budget gap this fiscal year. Attendees at the meeting said they were happy about the message they heard.

"I've lived in many places. I'm happy with North Las Vegas. I hope we keep improving," said North Las Vegas resident Ada McArthur.

Cooling Station Locations in Las Vegas Valley

Cooling Station Locations in Las Vegas Valley

As temperatures are expected to reach or exceed 110 degrees on Tuesday, July 10, and Wednesday, July 11, cooling stations will be open to the public in an effort to move the homeless and other individuals out of the heat and keep them hydrated.

The cooling stations are in addition to the Southern Nevada Regional Planning Coalition's Inclement Weather Shelter Program, which provides seasonal shelter on an as-needed basis. The program also provides funding for long-term day shelters during the summer.

Catholic Charities and the Salvation Army serve as our summer day-shelters and are open during the hours listed below, seven days a week throughout the summer.

NLV Firefighters to Protest Stations Closing

NLV Firefighters to Protest Stations Closing

LAS VEGAS -- North Las Vegas firefighters are expected to hand out flyers Tuesday during a campaign walk to inform residents their fire station has closed.

"The city has its priorities wrong!" the flyer reads.

Read the Flyer Here

The firefighters and the city have been in a contentious battle as the city's budget has been slashed and fire stations shut down. Firefighters have said that the city is not filling vacant positions, leaving the fire department short manpower.

The city also recently closed down its jail, contracting with the City of Las Vegas for detention services.

Woman Grieves Loss of Son, Husband

Woman Grieves Loss of Son, Husband

LAS VEGAS -- A family is grieving the loss of a father and his 2-year-old son who died Sunday during an outing to Lake Mohave.

The man's wife, Abelina Espejel, said her family was spending the day near Six Mile Cove when she looked up and saw her husband and son lifeless in the water.

Two-year-old Angel, who was diagnosed with autism, and his father, Pabalo Hernandez Cortez, were in the water together while Espejel watched her other sons on the shore.

Speaking through a translator, Espejel said she doesn't understand why this happened. She speculated that personal watercraft might have pushed them further from the water's edge.

Passers-by spotted the father and son in the water and pulled them to the beach, where they performed CPR until medical help arrived.

Cortez died at the lake. Angel was pronounced dead at a hospital.

Coroner Releases ID's for 4 Victims

LAS VEGAS -- The Clark County Coroner's Office has released identities on four different individuals.

According to the coroner, the 24-year-old man shot to death Friday night in the 6900 block of Hopkins Drive has been identified as Exavian Jones of Las Vegas.

The coroner has also identified the man and young child who drowned at Six Mile Cove in Searchlight on Sunday morning. They are identified as 36-year-old Pablo Hernandez Cortez and 2-year-old Angel Gabriel Hernandez, both of North Las Vegas. Their relationship to each other is not known at this time. 

Red Flag Exercises Coming Back to Nellis Air Force Base

Red Flag Exercises Coming Back to Nellis Air Force Base

Another Red Flag exercises are coming to Nellis Air Force Base.

The exercises are set for Monday, July 16 through July 27. The exercises will mean increased noise for people living near the base and the Nevada Test and Training Range.

The newest Red Flag is one of a series of advanced training exercises for the U.S. Air Force Warfare Center. More than 70 aircraft are scheduled to depart Nellis twice a day. The first set will leave around midday. The second will leave in the evening. Aircraft may remain in the air for up to eight hours.

Besides several squadrons from the U.S. Air Force, squads from several other countries, including United Kingdom, Colombia, and the United Arab Emirates, will participate in the exercises.  

NLV Mayor to Hold Community Meeting

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- Mayor Shari Buck is inviting residents to take part in a community meeting where she plans to discuss how North Las Vegas will meet its strategic goals for the next year.

North Las Vegas had a budget shortfall of $33 million which forced the city to layoff employees and move its prisoners to the Las Vegas Detention Center.

Budget Cuts Become Reality for North Las Vegas Police and Fire

The meeting will take place Wednesday, July 11 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Aliante Station Tucson Room at 7300 Aliante Parkway.