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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.

Driving You Crazy: Mistimed Lights Along MLK Boulevard

LAS VEGAS - A viewer says the traffic lights at Martin Luther King Boulevard and Vegas Drive and Martin Luther King Boulevard and Washington Avenue are mistimed.

The viewer says the lights often last more than a minute before changing – even at 3 a.m. when traffic is light.

The viewer, who works a shift that necessitates overnight travel, said those traveling north or south on MLK have to rush to catch a hiccup of a green light, before the long red light kicks in.

Meanwhile, eastbound and westbound commuters on Vegas Drive, Owens Avenue and Washington Avenue benefit from a relatively permanent green light.

Traffic8 contacted the Regional Transportation Commission. RTC FAST found a malfunction, corrected it, and the light is now timed correctly with both traffic lights. The lights are now timed at 20 seconds of green and 20 seconds of red for all directions.

New Principals Named for 3 Turnaround Schools

LAS VEGAS -- The Clark County School District announced the new principals for three turnaround schools.

Grant Hanevold will take over Sunrise Mountain High School, Lori Sarabyn will lead Cimarron-Memorial High School and Debra Jones will head Elizabeth Wilhelm Elementary School.

Aside from the new principals, the schools will receive more resources, including an extended school day and specialized literacy programs.

The district says the schools were chosen to be turnaround schools after a close review of their academic performance and school climate.