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Baby in Apparent NLV Drowning Identified

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- North Las Vegas Police are investigating the drowning of a child near Carey Avenue and Commerce Street.

Police say the one-year-old boy, identified Monday morning by the Clark County Coroner as David Aguilar, was found inside the house and was transported to University Medical Center in critical condition, but the child later died. Five children and one adult were at the house when the incident happened. It happened inside the Aloha Vegas Mobile Home Park. Police blocked off four mobile homes surrounding the unit where the baby drowned.

The child was found by family members, partially submerged in a liquid container. Police say family members were trying to give the child CPR when they arrived. Police won't say what type of liquid container right now.

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Girl Hurt in Crosswalk Accident Moved to Rehab

LAS VEGAS -- According to the Three Angels Facebook page, the 5-year-old girl hit by a car while crossing the street has been moved to a rehabilitation center.

Alyssa Mowery was moved to the facility Wednesday night. Mowery, her 6-year-old sister Rain and 6-year-old Mia Decker were hit last month while they tried to cross a North Las Vegas street. Mia Decker died. Rain Mowery had been treated and released earlier.

The driver, 78-year-old Alice Alava, has been charged with vehicular manslaughter. 

North Las Vegas Police Hand Out Dozens of Citations

North Las Vegas Police Hand Out Dozens of Citations

 

North Las Vegas Police say they handed out 145 citations and made three arrests during a crackdown on drivers not watching out for pedestrians.

The enforcement took place last week at major intersections around the city. Officers handed out 73 tickets for failing to yield to pedestrians, six seat belt or child seat violations and 18 distracted driver violations. Of those 18 violations, 17 were cell phone related. Officers also made one arrest for DUI, one narcotics-related arrest and one fugitive warrant arrest.

The crackdown came after an accident at a North Las Vegas intersection that left a 6-year-old girl dead and sent two little girls to the hospital. Police say the driver in that case failed to yield to the girls who were in a crosswalk.

State Senator Lee Steps Out of Congressional Race

 

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) -- State Sen. John Lee is bowing out of Nevada's congressional race for a newly created seat.

The Democrat from North Las Vegas on Monday said he will instead seek re-election to the state Senate. Lee's departure opens the way for Democratic Senate Majority Leader Steven Horsford, who also has announced his candidacy for Nevada's 4th Congressional District. Lee in a statement says he wants to avoid a bitter primary battle.

Republican state Sen. Barbara Cegavske has said she will seek the GOP nomination for that post.

Democrats have a 13 percentage point advantage in voter registration in the district that also includes a large swath of rural central Nevada where many voters are Republican.

Trial Pushed Back in Cirque Murder Case

Trial Pushed Back in Cirque Murder Case

 

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A trial date has been delayed for a Cirque du Soleil dancer accused of strangling and dismembering his ex-girlfriend in Las Vegas.

Clark County courts spokeswoman Mary Ann Price said a new trial date for 32-year-old Jason Griffith will be decided during a status check on Dec. 19. Griffith's defense attorney asked Monday that the trial be delayed so he could have more time to build his case. The trial initially had been scheduled to start next week.

Prosecutors say Griffith killed 31-year-old Debora Flores Narvaez at his home in North Las Vegas on Dec. 12 and tried to hide her dismembered body in a tub of cement. He was a performer in the Beatles show, "Love," at The Mirage. Flores Narvaez performed in the "Fantasy" show at the Luxor.

North Las Vegas Opens Doors to New City Hall

North Las Vegas Opens Doors to New City Hall

North Las Vegas city leaders are defending the new $127 million city hall building at a time when the city is on the brink of insolvency. They are telling residents it will save taxpayers $750,000 in just the first year.

City workers started to move into their offices Monday. The new building boasts a number of cost-saving features, including solar panels that will save the city $250,000 in energy costs every year.

The building puts most city departments under one roof. City manager Tim Hacker says the move saves the city $500,000 a year because it doesn’t have to lease space for offices all around North Las Vegas.

"By having us all under one roof, there are additional savings. We don't have leased facilities. We do not have inefficient, temporary buildings being used, and frankly, our customers come to one spot now to receive services that they may have had to travel around town to receive," Hacker said.

Police Target Dangerous Drivers Over Holiday

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- With the holidays fast approaching, law enforcement is pushing for safer drivers on the roads through the Click It or Ticket distracted driver campaign.

Two Las Vegas-area women had their lives changed by distracted driving. Celine Apo's cousin Monica was killed in a car crash. She wasn't wearing her seatbelt.

"She was making a left hand turn onto Blue Diamond and we're told that she did not yield to oncoming traffic," said Apo.

So far this year, 212 people have been killed on Nevada roads. Law enforcement is taking a no tolerance approach at keeping the roads safe this season.

Lucy Johnson was nearly killed in a rollover accident. "If that car would have rolled one more time, it would have crashed on me because I was partially ejected," she said.

She admits that when the crash happened, things were important than her safety and others on the road.