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Skepticism surrounded Fleming and Luster's story about disappearance of Francillon Pierre

A former North Las Vegas detective recounts a cold case that has weighed heavy on his mind for decades, but after 33 years, there's finally been a break.

Police in Florida arrested 60-year-old Amy Flemming, formerly known as Amy Luster for the death of her 3-year-old son, Francillon Pierre.

On Monday, in a news conference, North Las Vegas Police held a news conference where they said that there is evidence that connects Fleming to the disappearance of her son Francillon, who was nicknamed "YoYo."

The agency said it first received new information about the case in 2017. They say multiple jail letters between Fleming and Lee Luster led them to arrest her on an open murder charge.

That arrest was in January 2019, but the sad story of Francillon's disappearance began more than three decades ago... Read More

NLV continues to recover from recession, but new projects has city on upward trajectory

North Las Vegas continues to recover from the depths of the recession is the message that was delivered by Mayor John Lee Tuesday in his annual State of the City address.

"We are no longer just a bedroom community to the Strip," said North Las Vegas Mayor John Lee.

During his address, Lee listing his city's accomplishments to more than 850 guests who were gathered in a ballroom at Texas Station Casino.

Chief among the wins was the city's credit rating. It was once five steps below junk bond status, but now it has reached investment-grade.

That means it costs taxpayers less for the city to borrow money.

"It was only a short time ago that banks resisted investing money in North Las Vegas; boy, times have changed, Lee said!

Between schools, utilities, and other state and local government agencies, North Las Vegas saw more than $800 million in infrastructure investments in 2018... Read More

LIVE: NLV Police hold news conference on Monday's officer-involved shooting

North Las Vegas Police are holding a news conference to discuss the first officer-involved shooting of the year which left a 37-year-old man dead.

The shooting happened Monday in the 2100 block of Glider Street, near 5th Street and Lake Mead Boulevard. Police say the suspect ignored commands and rammed several vehicles in an attempt to flee... Read More

1 shot, killed near Commerce Street and Lone Mountain Road in North Las Vegas

North Las Vegas Police are investigating a homicide near N. Commerce Street and W. Lone Mountain Road.

According to officers, a person was shot and killed in the 4800 block of Rancho Linda, which is near Craig Ranch Regional Park. North Las Vegas Police said the victim was actually found right outside the park area.

There weren't many details released. We have a crew on the way to the scene. We'll have the latest details on 8 News NOW at 6 p.m.

This is a developing story.... Read More

Body found in home of officer-involved shooting suspect

An investigation into a sexual assault takes another deadly turn. North Las Vegas Police said a body was found in the home of the suspect shot and killed by officers.

Everything unfolded Monday night when officers responded to a home in the 2100 block of Glider Street near Lake Mead Boulevard and 5th Street to investigate a sexual assault. The suspect in the case, a 37-year-old man, ran out of the house and jumped into a white four-door sedan.

Officers commanded the suspect to get out of the vehicle, but he didn't listen and started to ram multiple vehicles, including a police SUV, in an attempt to flee the area.

North Las Vegas Police shot at the man in an effort to stop the immediate threat to them and the public. He was shot and killed.

During the preliminary investigation, detectives discovered a body inside the home. North Las Vegas Police says detectives are investigating the body found as a homicide... Read More

Report: 16-year-old killed during marijuana deal, 17-year-old shooter identified

The 17-year-old arrested in the killing of a 16-year-old in North Las Vegas has been identified as Allen Griffin, according to his arrest report.

He has been certified as an adult by the court and is facing a first degree murder charge in the death of Aneas David King who was shot on Jan. 9 in a neighborhood at Coleman Street and San Miguel Avenue, near Simmons Street and West Craig Road. He became the first homicide in North Las Vegas for 2019.

According to the arrest report, the person with King that day told police that King agreed to sell Griffin 1/8 ounce of marijuana and introduce him to his marijuana dealer. King knew Griffin was in a gang so he brought an Airsoft gun, to show it, if needed for protection... Read More

Coroner identifies 16-year-old killed in North Las Vegas shooting

The teen killed in a shooting in North Las Vegas Wednesday night has been identified by the Clark County Coroner's Officer as 16-year-old Aneas David King. His cause of death is still pending.

The teen was shot in a residential neighborhood near West Craig Road and Simmons Street around 5 p.m., according to police.

No one has been taken into custody.

This is the first homicide of 2019 for North Las Vegas Police. They had a record-breaking 36 homicides last year.

8 News Now will have more on this case at 5 and 6 p.m... Read More