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North Las Vegas Police Give Out Hundreds of Citiations

North Las Vegas Police Give Out Hundreds of Citiations

 

North Las Police gave out hundreds of citations during the most recent Joining Forces event held December 31.

Officers patrolled some of the busiest streets in the city looking for drivers violating traffic rules. According to police, officers gave out tickets for 23 speeding violations, 19 red light violations and 37 registration or insurance violations.

Officers also issued 48 warnings to drivers. In addition to the 137 citations issued, two arrests were made for drug-related charges.

Funding for the project was provided through the state’s Joining Forces campaign and the Traffic Safety Grant from the Nevada Department of Public Safety, Office of Traffic Safety. 

Drivers Lose Lane along Decatur Boulevard at Northern Beltway

Drivers Lose Lane along Decatur Boulevard at Northern Beltway

 

Construction has closed down one lane of Decatur Boulevard near the northern 215 beltway for the next seven days.

Drivers heading northbound on Decatur Boulevard had two through lanes at the 215 beltway intersection, starting Monday, it is down to one through lane. The left and right turn lanes are not impacted.

The closure is part of the massive road project going on along the beltway, which includes an interchange at Jones and Decatur boulevards and a Bradley Road Bridge to carry drivers over the beltway.

When the project is finished, drivers will be able to travel on more than seven miles of nonstop freeway from east of U.S. 95 all the way to Losee Road.

Problems with Pipes at NLV Elementary School

 

The freezing temperatures have caused all kinds of trouble with pipes around southern Nevada.

The Clark County School District had to send a water truck to a school in North Las Vegas because of a broken or frozen water pipes Monday.

According to CCSD, students at Vincent Triggs Elementary School were given bottled water, and water truck was used to make sure the bathrooms could be used.

Elderly Woman Killed by Truck Identified

Flowers were placed near where the woman died Thursday.

LAS VEGAS -- An 83-year-old woman who was struck by a truck Thursday morning in the 1700 block of N. Decatur Boulevard has died.

The Clark County Coroner's Office identified the woman Friday morning as Doris Stoehr of Las Vegas.

According to Metro Police, Stoehr was hit about 10:20 a.m. near the intersection of Decatur and Lake Mead boulevards.

Police said Stoehr was not in a crosswalk as she attempted to cross seven lanes.

"Here we are again, this is another avoidable, preventable pedestrian fatality on our roadways," Sgt. Richard Strader said. "I realize the crosswalks might be far between here, but this is the consequence of making that deadly decision, this is something that could happen."

Witnesses told police Stoehr was crossing Decatur outside a marked crosswalk when she was hit by a pickup truck. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Community Remembers Jade Morris

Family, friends, and those wishing to remember Jade Morris gathered for her memorial.

NORTH LAS VEGAS -- Jade Morris' life was cut short when she was stabbed to death last month. On Wednesday afternoon, hundreds of people gathered at a local church to remember the 10-year-old and celebrate her life.

People who personally knew Jade Morris, and those who didn't, gathered at a church on Simmons Street and Lake Mead Boulevard for the young girl's memorial. Singing and dancing welcomed the crowd. 

Jade Morris' grandfather said he held the memorial because he wanted people to know about his granddaughter and celebrate the 10 years she was alive.

Morris was found dead in an undeveloped housing tract one week after she disappeared on Dec. 21, 2012. Her accused killer is her father's on-again, and off-again girlfriend. 

Harold Robertson, a retired police officer, never met Jade Morris but said he felt compelled to attend the memorial.

Police Target Lawbreakers in School Zones

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- Police officers were out in force near school campuses Monday as students headed back to the classroom from their holiday break.

Officers are targeting jaywalkers and drivers speeding near schools.

"Children are unpredictable. They may cross the street in places they are not supposed to. As a motorist, if you are driving slow enough, you should have enough time to react to stop the vehicle before you hit them," said Chrissie Coon, North Las Vegas Police Department.

North Las Vegas and Metro Police joined forces to patrol school zones around the valley to make sure drivers -- especially parents -- were following the rules of the road.

"We have had parents who tried to show their children how to jaywalk across the street," Coon said.

"Lot of parents just jaywalk across the street right there and that's what I don't' like," said parent Jessica Rodriguez.

Teen Pregnancy Workshops Scheduled in High-Need Areas

Teen Pregnancy Workshops Scheduled in High-Need Areas

 

Workshops aimed at helping parents talk to kids about teen pregnancy are scheduled for later in the month.

The Southern Nevada Teen Pregnancy Prevention Coalition will host a series of free workshops for parents and guardians interested in talking to their pre-teen and teen children about sexual relationships, preventing pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections.

The first workshop is scheduled for 6-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29 at the Walnut Cecile Community Center, 3075 Walnut Road.