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7 adults, 2 children displaced in apartment building fire

The Red Cross is assisting seven adults and two children following a fire in an apartment building on Sunday morning.

The fire broke out around 10 a.m. at an apartment complex on Civic Center Drive near Cheyenne Avenue.

Firefighters with the North Las Vegas Fire Department arrived to find a fully involved fire which started on the second story. Crews were able to knock down the flames within 15 minutes.

According to NLVFD, no one was injured in the incident. Four of the eight apartments in the building were damaged.

NLVFD determined the fire was an accident and caused by unattended smoking. Investigators estimate the damage to be $100,000. One apartment is considered a complete loss and the others received minor damage. ... Read More

NLV: Faraday Future moving forward

There are still questions surrounding the future of Faraday Future. The startup electric car manufacturer is building its factory at the Apex Industrial Park.

The company halted construction in November.

Now, there are some new clues as to which way Faraday Future may be heading. That work stoppage was temporary -- the company says -- because it wanted to focus all of its efforts on getting a production car ready for the Consumer Electronics Show (CES).

North Las Vegas' city manager has revealed an ambitious timetable for getting things going back out at Apex which includes a "mini-factory."

"It's a 650,000-square foot mini-plant that's going to be complete about August, end of August," said Dr. Qiong Liu, North Las Vegas city manager... Read More

NLVPD need help finding an attempted murder suspect

Authorities say a woman suffered serious bodily injuries after her ex-boyfriend attacked her two days ago in North Las Vegas.

North Las Vegas Police say on Tuesday, January 24, officers responded to the 1100 block of Egret Court in reference to a domestic disturbance. Officers located a 28-year-old female suffering from multiple stab wounds and she was transported to University Medical Center Trauma.

The female victim remains in critical condition.

The woman went to retrieve some of her belongings from her ex-boyfriend's house before she was attacked, according to police. The ex-boyfriend was identified as 35-year-old Ronny Withers. Withers allegedly stabbed the woman multiple times before fleeing the scene.

Withers is described as a white male, about 5'11", 190 lbs., with blonde hair and blue eyes. He has an extensive arrest history and violent tendencies. He is wanted for questioning in this incident... Read More

Mayor: Future looks bright for North Las Vegas

Just a few years ago, the city of North Las Vegas had junk bond ratings, but in Thursday's State of the City address, Mayor John Lee told the crowd the city has come roaring back.

Mayor John Lee says his policy of "grownomics" is working; pushing for a construction boom to help recover from the recession.

Based on his speech, the city seems to still be continuing down the road to recovery.

"North Las Vegas is blooming just like it said in the bible, and that's beautiful," he said.

A city that continues to come back from the edge of an enormous fiscal cliff. The long-term debt was at $152 million when Lee took office in 2013 and down to about $23 million last year. Mayor Lee says it's roughly the same this year.

"This year is going to be phenomenal for us, I'm expecting to start erasing that debt almost to zero in no time," He said... Read More

Legacy Traditional School breaks ground in North Las Vegas

A new charter school broke ground Wednesday in North Las Vegas.

The new school will be on Valley Drive at La Madre Way, that's between Washburn and Lone Mountain roads.

This was just one of 20,000 different events recognizing School Choice Week around the nation. Organizers say they don't advocate any type of school over another but do support parents ability to choose what's best for their children.

Legacy Traditional Schools already have 12 charter schools in Arizona and today's groundbreaking opens a new front in Nevada.

Hard hats on, golden shovels in hand, North Las Vegas city leaders helped Legacy traditional school break ground on their new 80,000 square foot charter school for students in kindergarten through 8th grade.

Parents are already lining up to enroll their kids for the fall... Read More

North Las Vegas pig farm makes way for housing development

Most of the animals have been moved from a North Las Vegas pig farm.

R.C. Farms was known for promoting sustainability by feeding leftovers from Las Vegas Strip buffets to their animals. They were also known for the manure smell that would sometimes drift into surrounding areas after a good rain.

The farm is closing and being turned into a housing development.

Bob Combs is in his 70s and raising pigs has been his life work. As you can imagine, not having the animals around is a big change but he and his wife Janet have kept their sense of humor as the remaining momma and baby piglets were moved off the farm this week.

R.C. Farms used to be teaming with pigs. At one time, there were 6,000 on the farm. But now, almost all of the pigs are gone. They've been taken to a different operation. The stalls are empty and the 150 acres are being cleaned up... Read More

Family: 6-year-old child severly burned in fire dies

A 6-year-old child severely burned in a fire Thursday morning has died from her injuries, family members said.

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.

Family members said Kaysha suffered burns to 80 percent of her body. She was placed on life support before she died.

Kaysha's mother, Diana Bankson, a mother to two other kids, died in the fire. Kaysha's dad Andrew Ray is still in the hospital being treated for injuries he sustained during the fire.

8 News NOW was told by family members that the father needed surgery and remains in critical condition. The couple's two oldest daughters escaped the flames with cuts to their bodies from crawling out of a broken window... Read More