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North Las Vegas Hands Out Hundreds of Traffic Tickets

North Las Vegas Hands Out Hundreds of Traffic Tickets


North Las Vegas Police handed out hundreds of citations during their most recent Joining Forces event.

The safety event was held March 8 at several of the busiest intersections in the city of North Las Vegas.

Officers handed out 117 citations for drivers violating red light rules, which was the most ticketed violation. They also gave out tickets for cell phone or text messaging violations, speeding and driver's license violations. In all, 237 citations were issued.

Police also made two fugitive arrests during the crackdown.

The event was planned in conjunction with the statewide campaign known as Joining Forces and was made possible by a grant from Nevada Department of Public Safety, Office of Traffic Safety.

Police Search for Shooting Suspect

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev . -- North Las Vegas Police are investigating a shooting on the 2000 block of East Cheyenne Road at the AM/PM Store.

One person was shot and transported to University Medical Center. The victim's condition is unknown.

The shooting suspect fled the scene with North Las Vegas Police putting a lockdown at the Lucky Club Casino. Police lifted the lockdown a few hours later. It is unclear if the suspect is still at large.

NLV Woman Facing 31 Counts of Child Abuse

Laketha Moore

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- A North Las Vegas woman is under arrest on 31 felony counts of child abuse, after her daughter was found alone in their apartment.

According to North Las Vegas Police, 36-year-old Laketha Moore was arrested after her 4-year-old daughter was found locked in a her room in their apartment at 1200 West Cheyenne Avenue Tuesday afternoon.

Apartment personnel found the girl and called police. She had multiple injuries, both old and new, to her head, neck, torso and legs, police said. The child was taken to University Medical Center for treatment. None of the injuries appeared to be life threatening.

Assembly Committee Schedules Hearing on Brooks

Steven Brooks

LAS VEGAS -- The Assembly Select Committee announced Wednesday it will meet next week to discuss if Assemblyman Steven Brooks will be allowed to serve in the Legislature.

Assembly Majority Leader William Horne said the hearing will be on Tuesday, March 26 at 6 p.m. in Carson City District Court offices.

The committee will hear evidence presented by an independent counsel before recommending whether Brooks should retain his seat.

He could face expulsion, something that would require a two-thirds vote in the Assembly.

Since January the North Las Vegas Democrat has been arrested twice and hospitalized for a mental evaluation.

He banned from the Legislature Building in February and put on leave, though he is challenging that in the state Supreme Court.

(Associated Press contributed to this report.)

Data Center Opens in North Las Vegas

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. - A new data center is now open for business, and it means dozens of new jobs in the valley.

February 27 marked the grand opening of viawest's new facility in North Las Vegas. The data center will provide cloud services, host servers and infrastructure for hundreds of companies.

The president and CEO of viawest, Nancy Phillips, says demand for services like these keeps growing in southern Nevada.

"We see the demand only continuing to pick up. Our growth has been phenomenal," she said. "The opportunity to open this new center is a real testimonial to a lot of hard work."

The data center is in its first phase of completion. When finished, it will occupy 100,000 square feet at its new location.

NLV Police Investigating Child Left Alone in Apartment

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- North Las Vegas Police are investigating a young child left alone in an apartment.

The child was found Tuesday afternoon in an apartment at 1200 West Cheyenne Avenue, after police received a report that the girl was locked in an apartment alone.

She was taken to the University Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries, police said.

Officers are investigating how she was hurt and why she was left alone.

Embattled Lawmaker's Car Stolen in Sparks

Embattled Lawmaker's Car Stolen in Sparks

LAS VEGAS -- There is a new twist in the story of the embattled Nevada lawmaker Steven Brooks.

Brooks reported to the Sparks Police Department at about 7 p.m. Monday, that his car had been stolen.

After an investigation, police determined that the car had been stolen by an acquaintance of Brooks by the name of Adriane McFadden.

Police found McFadden and the car in a neighborhood of Sparks at about 8:45 p.m. Monday.

McFadden was arrested for vehicle theft.

Brooks has been banned from the Nevada Legislature while fellow lawmakers investigate his recent behavior. He was recently let go from his job with the City of Las Vegas. He is also facing felony domestic violence charges and charges of assaulting an officer.