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Soccer coach arrested for lewdness with child

A soccer coach in North Las Vegas was arrested for lewdness with a child.

Agustin Ramirez-Rodriguez, 54, faces two counts of lewdness with a minor under 16.

Police started their investigation into Ramirez-Rodriguez when they were informed about alleged inappropriate touching between Ramirez-Rodriguez and a 15-year-old girl on one of his teams.

The incident occurred at a park in the 1900 block of East Tonopah Avenue. Ramirez was arrested and booked into the Las Vegas City Detention Center.

This is an ongoing investigation and detectives are seeking any other victims. Anyone with information is urged to call the North Las Vegas Police Department at 702-633-9111 or to remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555. ... Read More

Amazon to hire 500 for North Las Vegas center

Amazon is hiring to fill 500 positions in its upcoming fulfillment center in North Las Vegas.

The center will open in the summer and ultimately employ 1,000 people full-time. Those employees will pick, pack and ship larger customer items, such as televisions, kayaks and patio furniture.

The facility, which is 800,000 square feet, is Amazon's second facility in North Las Vegas.

Full-time employee receive comprehensive benefits, including medical, dental and vision insurance, performance based bonuses, 401(k) and company stock awards beginning on day one. The company also offers up to 20 weeks of paid leave and benefits such as Leave Share and Ramp Back, which give new parents flexibility with their growing families.

The company also offers programs like Career Choice and will pre-pay up to 95 percent of tuition for courses related to in-demand fields, regardless of whether the skills are relevant to a career at Amazon... Read More

Historic Kiel Ranch being restored

A forgotten piece of the Las Vegas valley's history is on the road to restoration.

North Las Vegas's Kiel Ranch Historic Park is a work in progress. An $8 million project at Commerce Street and Carey Avenue.

But the renovation efforts only became serious in the last few years.

The old Las Vegas Mormon Fort and the Springs Preserve are the two well-known windows into the valley's past. But there's a third one -- Kiel Ranch -- and North Las Vegas is trying to save it.

That effort comes after decades of neglect.

A natural spring feeding a babbling brook. Winds rustling through poplar leaves.

Kiel Ranch is a serene spot in a city that grew up around it.

"This is our newest park in our park system," said Director Cass Palmer, North Las Vegas Parks and Recreation.

Palmer shows off the city's efforts to save an important part of southern Nevada's history... Read More

14 adults, 13 children displace in apartment fire

A Sunday morning fire at an apartment complex displaced 27 people.

The fire happened around 9:45 a.m. in the area of Cheyenne Avenue and Civic Center Drive.

The fire started in a kitchen and spread through the walls from the first floor to the second floor, according to the North Las Vegas Fire Department. Four apartments were damaged.

The American Red Cross is assisting the 14 adults and 13 children displaced. No injuries were reported. ... Read More

NLV Police: Man found dead in parking lot, homicide suspected

One man is dead following a shooting in a North Las Vegas parking lot Thursday night.

The shooting happened in the 2100 block of E. Cheyenne Avenue near Civic Center Drive around 8:20 p.m.

According to North Las Vegas Police, a 23-year-old man was found dead.

A preliminary investigation indicates the victim was standing outside a retail store when another man approached him and shot him, police said.

No arrests have been made in this shooting.

Anyone with information is asked to call North Las Vegas Police at (702) 633-9111 or to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555. ... Read More

Plane makes hard landing at North Las Vegas Airport

One of the runways at the North Las Vegas Airport due to an incident involving a plane Monday. According to authorities, around 2 p.m. a Travel Air plane had to make a hard landing because of collapsed landing gear.

There were two people aboard the plane when it crashed, but no one was hurt.

Runway 12 will remain closed until the aircraft is removed. ... Read More

Somerset Academy hopes class cancellations will give kids, school time to combat Norovirus

Classes at a North Las Vegas charter school have been canceled for the rest of the week. More than 100 students at Somerset Academy have been stricken with the Norovirus.

Health officials say they thought the situation was getting better, but they admitted Wednesday that things hadn't gotten better.

The Somerset Academy North Las Vegas campus is located on W. Centennial Parkway and Commerce Street.

Administrators hope the break that will last until Monday will put the finishing touches on a stubborn sickness.

Brady Hathcock is one of many students affected by the virus.

"He was throwing up every 15 minutes," said Brandy's parent.
"I couldn't get him to stop."

According to Brady's mom, the virus has affected other in her home.

"My youngest son had it, and he ended up in the emergency room. He kept throwing up. He had a high fever. He wasn't eating," she said.

The illness started spreading two weeks ago... Read More