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Mother killed, father and child hospitalized after fire

A family is devastated after an apartment fire claimed the life of a mother and left her husband and young daughter in the hospital.

The fire happened in the early morning hours of Thursday near Lake Mead and H Street in an apartment that did not appear to have a fire alarm, fire investigators said.

"This is ridiculous," said Belinda Ross, the victim's sister.

Family members embraced each other as they grieve the death of their loved one who they have identified as Diana Bankson, a mother of three.

"A good parent to her daughters. She just started working again, trying to get her life together for the kids. A tragedy just happened." Ross said.

Bankson's young daughter and husband were badly injured in the fire. Family members identify the two as Kaysha and Andrew Ray.

They say the father needed surgery and remains in critical condition. The little girl suffered burns to 80 percent of her body and is on life support... Read More

Woman dead, 4 injured in apartment fire

A woman is dead and two other people, a young girl and man, suffered critical burns and smoke inhalation in an apartment fire in the early morning hours of Thursday.

Two teen girls were able to escape the burning apartment through a broken window at the back of the apartment.

Las Vegas Fire & Rescue responded to the deadly fire near Lake Mead and H Street around 12:45 a.m.

When they arrived at the apartment, they found a badly burned man lying on the ground in front of the unit.

According to Las Vegas Fire & Rescue, the front door was locked causing firefighters to force open the door. Once inside, they found the woman deceased lying on the floor in the living room and a little girl on the floor in the hallway.

All four were transported to University Medical Center for treatment of burns and smoke inhalation... Read More

Apartment fire leaves 1 woman dead, 4 people suffering from burns

Las Vegas Fire and Rescue are investigating a deadly apartment fire near Lake Mead and H Street.

Fire officials responded to the fire at 12:45 a.m. and quickly put it out.

One woman died at the scene and a family of five were displaced.

Four people were transported to University Medical Center for burns and smoke inhalation including a young girl who is being treated in the Intensive Care Unit.

Ten other people in nearby units were displaced from the apartment fire.

Red Cross Disaster Action Team volunteers are on the scene meeting with everyone to ensure that they have a safe place to sleep and have food, clothing, medication, and other essentials.

The estimated cost of damages is about $35,000, according to investigators.

The cause of the fire is under investigation... Read More

North Las Vegas Police Det. Chad Parque laid to rest

North Las Vegas Police Detective Chad Parque was laid to rest Tuesday after losing his life earlier this month in a car crash while on duty.

A police motorcade carried the officer's body in a flag-draped coffin in the back of a NLV Police truck from Palm Mortuary to Central Christian Church in Henderson where his funeral service was held at noon and then back to Palm Mortuary for a graveside service.

Hundreds filled the church to celebrate his life and remember his legacy as a detective, husband, father and friend.

Parque died on Jan. 7 after a wrong-way driver crashed into his car.

He leaves behind a wife and young child.

During the funeral service, fellow officers talked of Parque's dedication to serving the community. He started his career at the age of 15 when he joined the Metro Explorer program. His then supervisor remembers a young teen with plenty of ambition. ... Read More

Police motorcade will impact some local roads today

A police motorcade will escort fallen North Las Vegas Police Detective Chad Parque and his family Tuesday morning to and from his funeral causing some delays for motorists on local roads.

The motorcade route will travel from Palm Mortuary on North Jones to Central Christian Church at 1001 new Beginnings Driver in Henderson beginning at 10:30 a.m. The route for the procession is as follows:

Southbound Jones Blvd. to the 215

Westbound 215 to US-95

Southbound on US-95 to Russell Road exit

Eastbound Russell Road to Russell Road Recreation Complex

The funeral procession is expected to arrive at the church at 11 a.m. The funeral is expected to end around 2 p.m. The motorcade is expected to leave the church and head to Palm Mortuary for a grave side service. The route is as follows:... Read More

Couple honors fallen officers with memorial plaques

A local couple has created special plaques for more than 100 fallen officers across the country, but their recent tribute was for a friend, North Las Vegas Detective Chad Parque.

Noah Bennett and his wife started making special plaques for families after the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. It has evolved into a non-profit organization called Hearts and Crosses honoring officers killed in the line of duty.

8 News Now reporter Brittany Edney has the story... Read More

PD: Man critical following shooting near Gowan and MLK

North Las Vegas Police investigated a shooting Friday near W. Gowan Road and N. Martin Luther King Boulevard.

The shooting happened around 2:15 p.m. in the 1800 block of Gowan Road.

According to officers, a man was shot and transported to UMC Trauma.

Police said the man is in critical condition.

There were any other details released... Read More