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Serious Injuries in Semi Crash

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- North Las Vegas Police are investigating a serious injury accident near Cheyenne Avenue and North 5th Street.

Police say a semi-truck struck an SUV. Police say the victims sustained serious injuries.

Police say the driver of the semi ran a red light and struck the SUV. The driver of the SUV suffered several broken bones and was transported to the hospital. He is expected to survive.

Police say the driver of the semi had outstanding drug warrants.

Improvements at Crosswalk Where 6-Year-Old was Killed

Improvements at Crosswalk Where 6-Year-Old was Killed

 

The improvements at a crosswalk where a child was killed were finished Thursday.

This past October, 6-year-old Mia Decker was crossing the street at Bent Arrow Drive and Camino Eldorado with some friends when a car hit the girls. Decker was killed. Two other girls were seriously hurt.

Mia’s mother, Michelle Terry, spearheaded the effort to get new crosswalk signs that include flashing lights installed at the intersection. Terry worked with people around southern Nevada to come up with the money to pay for the new lights. The city of North Las Vegas stepped in with the rest of the money to fix the crosswalk.

“Improvements can be made like those made in this crosswalk. There were a lot of people responsible for that, people who did not know Michelle or her children. They stepped up from all over the community to help out,” Erin Breen with UNLV Safe Community Partners said.

I-Team: NLV, Union Meeting Canceled When I-Team Shows Up

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- The city manager of North Las Vegas has issued a new deadline for the city's unions. June 1 will be the drop dead date for further talks.

Friday, the city council will consider whether to suspend union contracts if concessions have not been reached. Doing so would avoid the layoffs of hundreds of public safety employees.

The back and forth between the city of North Las Vegas and its unions could almost be described as a spectator sport, if there wasn't so much at stake.

The police supervisors union invited the I-Team to a scheduled meeting Wednesday morning with the city manager and his bargaining team. Yet after weeks of rhetoric from both sides about transparency, the meeting didn't happen.

Four Dead in Southern Utah Plane Crash

NORTH LAS VEGAS -- Four people were killed Tuesday when their single-engine plane that took off from the North Las Vegas Airport crashed in southern Utah.

According to FAA spokesman Ian Gregor, a single-engine Cirrus SR20 departed from North Las Vegas for Bryce Canyon shortly before 10 a.m. The company that owns the aircraft reported it missing when it failed to arrive at its destination. FAA officials say the plane made a quick stop in Mesquite before crashing into a ridge on the northeast boundary of Zion National Park. Airborne search units spotted the wreckage around 7:30 p.m. 

"The investigators will do an examination of the wreckage on site. They'll talk to any witnesses and review maintenance records," Gregor said.

Students Finish New Lessons in Finance

Students Finish New Lessons in Finance

 

Students at one southern Nevada high school were recognized for completing a new financial education program.

Students at Mojave High School in North Las Vegas were honored for completing the $mart Program Wednesday. The program is being launched in 14 other high schools around the Clark County School District. More than 3,000 students will be part of it.

It is a web-based program that uses video, animations, 3D gaming and social networking to teach students the basics of finances and to improve financial skills.

“My college life is going to be a lot of money. What I learned is to budget my money so I am not going to be in debt at the end of my college life,” Mojave High School senior Daniel Dares Deras said.

The company Ever-Fi designed the computer program. CitiBank and the United Way of Southern Nevada are helping fund the program. 

North Las Vegas Home Destroyed in Morning Fire

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. --  A North Las Vegas police officer and a neighbor are being credited with saving a disabled man from a burning home Monday morning.

According to fire officials, a small fire broke out around 3:40 a.m. in a home near Tropical Parkway and Lawrence Street. The woman inside the home attempted to put out the fire but was unsuccessful.

A North Las Vegas police officer who was nearby and a neighbor pulled the woman's wheelchair-bound husband out of the burning home.

The home is a complete loss.