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Critical Injury Accident in North Las Vegas

NORTH LAS VEGAS -- North Las Vegas police are investigating a critical injury accident at the intersection of Craig Road and Decatur Boulevard.

The accident happened around 1 a.m. on Thursday. Police tell 8 News NOW, one victim was transported to the hospital in critical condition.

The intersection of Craig Road and Decatur Boulevard was shut down for several hours. It opened shortly before 6:30 a.m. 

Dead Baby Body Found in Apartment Trash Bin

LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police are investigating the discovery of a baby's body in a trash bin at an apartment complex.

According to police, the body was found Wednesday around 8 a.m. by a maintenance person at the Rancho Mesa Apartments. Police said it appears the child is between 3 months and 6 months old. The baby's race and gender have yet to be determined.

"It's just absolutely horrible," neighbor Jan Gunter said.

The complex is located in the 2800 block of N. Rancho Drive, between Cheyenne Avenue and Smoke Ranch Road. Homicide detectives are investigating. They canvassed the apartment complex and talked with residents.

"It's our intention to identify this child as soon as possible," aid Metro Lt. Ray Staiber

County Crews Cleaning Up After Monsoon Storm

LAS VEGAS -- A monsoon storm that hit parts of the northern Las Vegas valley Sunday night poured not just rain but large hail stones. For many areas, it was the second soaking of the weekend.

Storm spotters reported hail as big as half dollar coins.

Some intersections were flooded Sunday, leaving a mess for the street sweepers to clean up.

SLIDESHOW: Viewers Send in Their Rain and Hail Pics

Although the storm has dissipated, there's still plenty of evidence of its massive strength.

"It was pretty intense," valley resident Lisa McNorton said. "(The storm) was one of the loudest that I've heard in Las Vegas, that's for sure."

Evidence of the storm's strength could be seen on McNorton's quiet North Las Vegas neighborhood.

Woman's Body Found at Dam Jumper's Home

LAS VEGAS -- Police are investigating a new twist in the case of last week's suicide at the Hoover Dam Bridge. The wife of the man who jumped to his death has been found dead at the couple's home.

For two hours Thursday, Jacob Foreman dangled in danger off the Hoover Dam Bridge, until he fell nearly 900 feet into the Colorado River.

The next day, police made a disturbing discovery, finding Foreman's wife dead. Once Jacob's body was identified, the coroner had trouble contacting his wife to notify her about his death.

North Las Vegas Police were called to the family's home on Sail Rock Place near Washburn Road and Clayton Street late Friday night. Worried about the welfare of Foreman's wife Leah, police entered the home. They found the 40-year-old woman dead, and the mystery thickened.

Police: Woman Used Meth Before Taking Son Hostage

LAS VEGAS -- The woman who took her 1-year-old son hostage over the weekend initially called police to tell them she was self-diagnosed as crazy and depressed.

Kimberly Kardell, 34, called 911 and identified herself as Sophia Marie Banana Hammock and told the dispatcher she had been in an abusive relationship.

When police arrived at the Budget Suites in the 2200 block of N. Rancho Road, she could be seen through a window holding a small boy and a knife. She refused to open the door and told officers she wanted to harm herself and her child, according to the arrest report.

Mother Arrested After Taking Son Hostage

NLV Fire Chief Placed on Administrative Leave

LAS VEGAS -- The North Las Vegas city manager has placed Fire Chief Al Gillespie on administrative leave after he refused to implement what he said were dangerous budget cuts to 911 response, according to the firefighters union.

The leave comes two weeks after City Manager Timothy Hacker laid off deputy chief Kevin Brame, the union said.

Hacker was not available for comment, but a city spokeswoman confirmed that Gillespie has been placed on leave.

City spokeswoman Juliet Caset denied the union's claim that Gillespie was placed on leave because of his refusal to implement the cuts. She said he was placed on leave pending the investigation of a training accident that happened in January.

She said the fire department was responsible for the accident and Hacker was just following protocol.

Gillespie is the city's top fire official. Brame was Gillespie's second-in-command.

Arturo Martinez Talks Forgiveness After Vicious Attacks

LAS VEGAS -- The man who awoke from a coma to learn his wife and daughter were brutally raped and killed said he forgives the family's attacker.

Arturo Martinez was also beaten – all three were attacked by a man wielding a claw hammer – in mid April. His wife, Yadira, and 10-year-old daughter, Karla, died in the attack.

Bryan Clay was arrested and charges with their murders.

"I forgive you. That's it. Nothing else," Martinez said of Clay. "If he gave me a kiss, I would give him a kiss.

"I have no choice but to forgive him. I have to forgive him once and that's it."

During an unveiling of his family's renovated Real K.O. Boxing Gym on Thursday, he said he and his sons are moving forward with their lives.