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NLV Police Targeting Dangerous Drivers Friday

NLV Police Targeting Dangerous Drivers Friday


North Las Vegas Police will again be targeting dangerous drivers during a Joining Forces event set for Friday.

Officers will be out in force from noon to 9 p.m. at some of the busiest intersections in the city. The department will be focused on finding drivers who fail to yield to pedestrians, run red lights or speed.

The event was made possible by a traffic safety grant from Nevada Department of Public Safety, Office of Traffic Safety. 

Ex-Nevada Lawmaker Due for Hearing in Calif. Court

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A former Las Vegas-area elected official is due in a California court on felony charges stemming from a freeway chase that ended with a violent struggle with police the same day he was expelled from the Nevada state Assembly.

Steven Brooks faces an evidence hearing Tuesday in San Bernardino County Superior Court in Barstow to determine whether he'll go to trial on charges including resisting an officer, felony evading and assault on a police animal.

Brooks pleaded not guilty a week ago. He could face more than five years in prison if he's convicted.

The March 28 arrest on Interstate 15 near Victorville was Brooks' third this year.

It came just hours after the Democrat from North Las Vegas became the first Nevada lawmaker ever ousted from the Legislature.

Car Wash Held for Censere Mosly-Wedermyer

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- A family is trying to pull together after a devastating accident on Tuesday. Police say 6-year-old Censere Mosly-Wedermyer was trying to get in her grandfather's car as he pulled out of his driveway, he didn't see the little girl and she was dragged under the vehicle and killed.

Groupe Car Club of Las Vegas held a fundraiser over the weekend to help with the costs of a funeral. Celest Wendermyer said Censere was quiet and reserved, and could get anything she wanted from her grandparents.

"She was like 'I'm going to the store,' and if he would've seen her, she knew he would've let her go to the store with him." Celest adopted Censere when she was a baby. The blow of her tragic death kept Celest from leaving her house, until now.

"I said, I just had to come out, take a look, and see how much people love and care."

Police Buy New Speed Guns with State Grant

Police Buy New Speed Guns with State Grant


A state grant will allow North Las Vegas police officers to use three new laser speed guns to catch speeders.

The Nevada Department of Public Safety, Office of Traffic Safety awarded the department $4,507 in grant funds to purchase three Truspeed “S” Compact Laser Speed Detection Units. These will be used during saturation patrols.

They are expected to be in the hands of three motor officers trained in their use within three months.


North Las Vegas Clinic Celebrates Federal Funding

North Las Vegas Clinic Celebrates Federal Funding


A family health clinic in North Las Vegas is re-introducing itself to the neighborhood after getting some help.

The North Las Vegas Family Health Center and WIC North Las Vegas recently received funding from the federal government, which was used for building upgrades.

The open house held Thursday showed off some of those upgrades and gave the nonprofit to talk to the community about services.

"The company's mission statement is to provide quality care to patients regardless of their ability to pay. So, we do see Medicaid patients. We accept most private insurances, and we see patients who don't have insurance. We have a great sliding fee program which allows patients to pay based on their ability to pay," Dr. Tamina Winn-McMillan, a pediatrician at the clinic, said.

Incoming NLV Mayor to Focus on Economy

North Las Vegas City Hall

NORTH LAS VEGAS -- North Las Vegas has had its share of troubles during the past several years of an economic recession, including discussion of the state possibly taking over the financially-strapped city.

On Tuesday, citizens went to the polls and voted for change, electing John Lee over incumbent Mayor Shari Buck.

Buck served one term before being ousted from her post in the primary election.

"I think the transition will be smooth," Lee said the day after the election. Because Lee collected more than 50 percent of the vote, he wins outright and won't have to face a challenger in the upcoming general municipal election.

"She was a tough competitor," he said. "I had two other people in the race, so when we got that 53 percent in the early voting, I was ecstatic."

School Police Holding Safety Fair Friday

School Police Holding Safety Fair Friday


The Clark County School Police Department will be holding a safety fair Friday at Lois Craig Elementary, 2637 East Gowan Road.

The Spring School Safety Fair will be from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. The event will feature a bike and pedestrian rodeo, fire truck tours and several informational booths.

People can also enter a free raffle for tickets to the Circus Circus Adventuredome, along other prices including bicycles, bike helmets and car seats.

Panda Express will provide free food.