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Police Looking for Suspect in Swap Meet Shooting

NORTH LAS VEGAS -- North Las Vegas Police are looking for a suspect in connection with a shooting at a swap meet Saturday.

The shooting happened just before 4 p.m., at the Broadacres Swap Meet on Las Vegas Boulevard and Pecos Road. The victim was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

There is no description of the suspect. Police have not said the motive of the shooting.

Fire Rages Near Recycling Company in North Las Vegas

NORTH LAS VEGAS -- A fire in the area of Lamb and Craig produced thick black smoke in North Las Vegas. The address of the fire matches that of a recycling company.

North Las Vegas fire officials report the blaze began around 10 a.m. when bales of cardboard erupted in flames. A total of 32 units from jurisdictions across southern Nevada responded to the fire.

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No injuries were reported. The blaze is in an industrial area between I-15 and Nellis Air Force Base.

A Las Vegas fire spokesman says Las Vegas firefighters are assisting North Las Vegas crews at the scene.

Walk Safely Event Planned for Monday

Walk Safely Event Planned for Monday

 

North Las Vegas Police will be out Monday to enforce the rules of the road for pedestrians.

The Pedestrians Can Walk Safely event will be from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Officers will be targeting mid-block crosswalks on streets with a high volume of traffic. They will be looking for drivers who do not yield to pedestrians in a crosswalk and pedestrians who fail to use a crosswalk.

They will also be looking for cars that pass cars stopped for pedestrians. That is exactly what happened last year when a 6-year-old girl was killed. A group of girls were trying to cross a busy street in North Las Vegas. Several cars stopped but one car did not, hitting the girls. One girl was killed. Two others were seriously hurt.

The goal of Monday’s event is to educate drivers and pedestrians to be more aware of their surroundings. Funding for the targeted enforcement came from the Nevada Department of Public Safety, Office of Traffic Safety.

Law Enforcement Serves Barbecue for Special Olympics

 

Police from around southern Nevada are trading in their handcuffs for menus to benefit the Special Olympics Nevada

Officers from several different agencies will be serving as waiters at Famous Dave’s BBQ restaurants Friday. The money raised during the event will benefit the athletes in the Special Olympics. The Tip A Cop service is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Then again from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Here is a list of which agencies will be working at which restaurants:

NLV Firefighter Hurt Battling Fire

NLV Firefighter Hurt Battling Fire

 

A North Las Vegas firefighter is recovering after he was injured fighting a house fire Wednesday.

The fire started between two homes near Bruce Street and Centennial Parkway. Crews arrived just before 1:30 p.m. They found heavy smoke coming from the area and flames climbing the sides of the houses.

It took 18 firefighters more than an hour to bring the fire under control. They were able to contain the fire to the two houses involved. One firefighter suffered non-life threatening injuries. He was taken to the hospital but has since been released.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. The damages are estimated at more than $100,000 for both homes. Both homes suffered fire, smoke and water damage.

Residents Voice Frustrations About Treated Wastewater

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. - A $300 million wastewater treatment plant for North Las Vegas and discharge into the Sloan Channel, despite Clark County objections, have created a lot of angry residents who say life has been nearly unbearable since last summer.

The North Las Vegas Utility Advisory Board received an earful Tuesday night from neighbors who live near the Sloan Channel.

"Now, we got bats and mayflies, and it's really irritating," concerned resident Mark Skougard said.

"The mayflies, when they get started, they're hard to fight, and they're hard to get rid of," added concerned resident William E. Simshauser.

"As for the stench, it smells like a wet Saint Bernard, and the bugs are terrible," said one concerned resident.

Flyers about Tuesday night's meeting have been going out to the neighborhoods. One reads, "Tired of the bugs and the smell coming from the Sloan Channel?"