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Woman Trying to Prove Security Lapse Found Guilty

North Las Vegas, Nv -- Elaine Clermont has been found guilty on kidnapping charges after she took a young boy to prove a point.

Clermont was trying to prove lapses in safety at a North Las Vegas elementary school in 2008. She took a 6-year-old boy from near Jo Mackey Elementary School in an attempt to show the Clark County School Board of Trustees how easy it would be to kidnap a child.

The child was unharmed.

Jurors returned a verdict on Friday finding Clermont guilty of conspiracy to commit kidnapping and false imprisonment. She will be sentenced on Jan. 7, 2010. Her bail is set at $10,000.

Home Depot Opening Another Las Vegas Store

Home Depot is announcing the opening of its newest store. This one will be in North Las Vegas.

The company says the opening will create 100 new jobs. The store will open November 19th. People can apply online by clicking here.

 

Teen Arrested in Sept. Murder

A teenager has been arrested and charged in the murder of 19-year-old Julian Roman. The shooting happened on Sept. 5, 2009 when Roman answered a knock at his front door.

Police say 18-year-old Valentin Zuniga opened fire on Roman and killed him. North Las Vegas police say the shooting was not gang or drug related but say Zuniga shot Roman because of a personal vendetta.

North Las Vegas Police Unveil New Crime Map

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nv -- People living in the North Las Vegas can track crime via the internet. They can find out what's going on where they live, where the kids go to school, or even the parks their kids play in.

You can type in the category of crime, auto theft, burglary, narcotics, homicide, and then you find a location, and see what pops up. It's this tool that police hope will help keep people alert to what's happening where they live.

Routine errands like getting your car washed seem pretty safe. But for people like North Las Vegas resident Charlotte Anderson, doing this during the day is a way for her to avoid being a victim of crime. "Who wants to get robbed or killed?

Pedestrian Killed After Early Morning Accident

A pedestrian is dead after an accident near the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. It happened just before 8 a.m. Wednesday on the northbound side of the I-15. NHP confirms the victim was walking when he was hit.

Commissioner Schedules Community Meetings

A member of the Clark County commission plans to host two community meetings to answer questions about several topics, including how budget cuts will affect Las Vegas residents.

Clark County Commissioner Lawrence Weekly says he hopes the meetings will give him a chance to listen to local residents and answer their concerns. The meetings are planned for Sept. 22 and Sept. 29 at the Walnut Recreation Center in Las Vegas, 3075 N. Walnut Rd., near Cheyenne and Las Vegas Blvd north. 

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Woman Found Shot to Death in Home

A woman is dead following what police are calling an apparent murder suicide on Saturday evening.

Police say they were responding to a domestic violence call near Camino El Norte and Craig. When they arrived at the scene, they heard gunfire which caused them to take cover.

When officers did enter the home, they found a woman who had been shot to death and a man with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The man is listed in critical condition.

An unharmed 16-year-old girl was also found in the home barricaded inside a room.