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Food Permit Pulled at North Las Vegas Nursing Home

The food permit for a North Las Vegas nursing was briefly pulled after an inspection uncovered violations.

Problems were identified at the Mission Pines Nursing & Rehabilitation Center on E. Cheyenne which is licensed to care for 240 people. Among the issues, was a large hole in the ceiling that could allow contaminated water into the facility, contaminated food contact surfaces, improperly stored meats and a malfunctioning dishwasher.

The facility did make quick repairs and the food permit was reinstated. During the repair period, residents were served meals from a restaurant.

 

Summer Heads Out with a Heat Warning

Construction workers, firefighters and motorcycle cops don't have a choice when it comes to working outside, it's part of their job.

By noon on Friday, the temperature was already at 100 degrees in the shade.

"Really, it's just miserable and you can't do much about it. Especially when you're wearing more than 40 pounds of gear and straddling a 650 pound motorcycle," said Sgt. Dave Smith, North Las Vegas Police.

The motorcycle's engine runs at about 265 degrees making the cycle a real hot seat for officers. "You feel the heat on your legs and boots," said Sgt. Smith. He even has the burn marks on his boots to prove it.

On this day, Sgt. Smith and his fellow North Las Vegas traffic officers are enforcing a school zone in front of Mohave High School.

"It gets all of us at least once every summer when we don't drink enough water.

Parents Left in Jam When Daycare Closes

The foreclosure crisis in Nevada isn't only affecting homeowners, it's also impacting businesses as one group of parents found out Monday when they learned their daycare was closing.

Parents were upset that they were not told earlier that the Kids R Kids on North Jones would no longer be in operation. The business opened about two years ago.

Although the owners claimed they had notified parents, parents say they had no idea there was a problem. Teachers at the daycare were also unaware the business was being foreclosed.

The north Jones location in independently operated and owned. There are five other Kids R Kids around the valley.

Parents had to wait for hours until they could access the building to pick up their children's belongings. It's unclear for those who have prepaid their children's enrollment fees whether they will get their money refunded. The franchise headquarters is in Georgia did not have a comment.

Detectives Seek Help in Finding Missing Woman

Detectives are asking the public for help in finding an 18-year-old North Las Vegas woman who has been missing since August 13th.

Monique Ta Shae Sims has the mental capacity of an 11-year-old child. She was last seen in the 2200 block of White Street in North Las Vegas. She was pushing a stroller with a baby doll inside.

She is described as African-American, 5'5" and weighing around 180 pounds. When last seen, she was wearing a blue shirt, blue jeans and blue sandals.

Anyone with information is being asked to contact North Las Vegas Police at (702)633-9111 and ask for Detective Fay.

North Las Vegas Fire Station 6th Busiest in Nation

North Las Vegas has a brand new fire station. Station 53 is at Gowan and Simmons. It's a 15,000 square foot structure and houses up to 14 firefighters. It can hold four fire engines and paramedic trucks.

North Las Vegas Firefighter Nathan Harrison says the new station will give them some help around a neighborhood that has been getting a lot calls, "We needed a bigger station to accommodate the growth of the city and the growth of the citizens so we can serve them better."

The cost of Station 53 was just over $4 million. It replaces the older North Las Vegas fire station on Martin Luther King Boulevard.

This new station will also help relieve some of the pressure on a nearby station that deals with numerous calls every day. Fire Station 51's rescue truck is one of the busiest in the nation.

Child Falls From Window in North Las Vegas

A toddler fell through the second story window at his home in North Las Vegas Sunday afternoon. 

The 2-year-old child hit the ground and was bloodied from the fall, but escaped with minor injuries. 

North Las Vegas Police dispatched their Crime Scene Investigation Unit to the home in the 5700 Block of Distant Drum Drive, off Tropical Parkway and Pecos.  They say it's routine to send investigators to any scene where a child suffers injuries. 

The child's mother took the child to a nearby fire station for aid.  Police say it is always advisable to call 911, cautioning that moving the child could cause additional injuries. 

The child was rushed from the station to UMC Trauma.  Doctors say the child received some mild to moderate injuries, but luckily escaped any serious or life threatening damage to the body. 

Daycare Sued After Toddler Dies in Pool

A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed against a North Las Vegas daycare center where a toddler drowned in January.

The suit file by the mother of 18-month-old Jordan Williams alleges Marisela's Family Daycare Center was negligent in failing to care for her son. The boy and a three-year-old were found in a hot tub attached to a pool at the home-based daycare on January 13, 2009.

The three-year-old survived.

The Clark County District Attorney's Office has ruled the drowning was accident and did not file any charges.