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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. 

Two Accident Victims Identified

LAS VEGAS -- The Clark County Coroner's Office identified Wednesday morning the victims of two recent traffic accidents in Las Vegas.

Paul Windle, 66, has been identified as the pedestrian killed in a hit-and-run incident early Monday morning at Las Vegas Boulevard and Harmon Avenue. Windle was walking outside a marked crosswalk when he was struck by a pickup truck that left the scene. He died of multiple blunt force injuries. A truck believed to be the one from the incident later was found in the Cosmopolitan parking garage.

Alberto Paredes, 18, died later Monday morning when he crashed a stolen 1997 Saturn into a traffic light control box near Lake Mead Boulevard and Tonopah Drive. Paredes died of blunt force trauma to the head. A passenger in the car was transported to University Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.

Both incidents remain under investigation by Metro Police.

Teen Killed in Vegas Crash was Driving Stolen Car

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Authorities say the 18-year-old driver killed after slamming into a utility box in the West Las Vegas area was driving a stolen vehicle.

Las Vegas police say the driver was pronounced dead at the scene of the 9:45 a.m. Monday crash at Lake Mead Boulevard and Tonopah Drive. His 16-year-old male passenger was taken to the hospital with critical injuries.

Officials haven't released the names of the two teens involved.

Police dispatchers say a motorist reported that a gray Saturn sedan was driving erratically at about 9:40 a.m.

Four minutes later, another caller reported the crash.

The car struck a curb and a traffic light utility box before coming to rest on a grassy area.

Nevada Sports Books Win Big in March Madness

Nevada Sports Books Win Big in March Madness

College basketball’s two best teams go head-to-head Monday night in the NCAA Men’s Basketball National Championship game.

March Madness is the single largest betting event of the year for Nevada sports books. The betting this year is on track to set records. All 67 games of the tournament are expected to bring in at least $120 million to the 184 sports books around Nevada. Compare that to Super Bowl betting this year where sports books made just shy of $94 million.

As for Monday night’s game, The University of Kentucky Wildcats are favored to win by at least seven points. The team had an easy road in the tournament, but the University of Kansas Jayhawks nearly lost twice during their rise.

Driver Dies After Crashing Into Traffic Light Control Box

LAS VEGAS -- A person is dead after crashing their car into a traffic light control box Monday morning near Lake Mead and Tonopah.

The accident occurred at 9:40 a.m. Metro Police received a call about a reckless driver in the area. The car was traveling eastbound on Lake Mead before the accident. Police believe speed was a factor in the crash.

The passenger in the car was transported to University Medical Center and their condition is unknown at this time.

The Lake Mead and Tonopah intersection currently is shut down for investigation.

NLV Airport Hosts Aviation Open House

NLV Airport Hosts Aviation Open House

Aircraft from almost every era of aviation will be on display this weekend at the North Las Vegas Airport.

The 5th annual Aviation Open House is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The show will feature amazing aircraft some that are antiques and others that are the most modern way to fly. Many of the aircraft are not on display anywhere else.

There will be a hot air balloon on display and the cockpit fuselage of a Boeing 767. There will also be an indoor glider contest for kids. The show is free and open to the public.