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City Hall Building Receives Green Nod

City Hall Building Receives Green Nod

 

The new North Las Vegas City Hall building completed in 2012 received LEED Gold Certification for its environmentally friendly design and construction.

LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is an internationally recognized mark of excellence developed by the US Green Building Council. It verifies that a building was designed and built for high performance in human and environmental health, including sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality.

LEED Gold certification verifies it is designed to lower operating costs, reduce waste generated during construction, conserve energy and water, be healthier and safer for occupants, and reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions.

Fatal Crash on Cheyenne and Michael Way

Fatal Crash on Cheyenne and Michael Way

LAS VEGAS -- One man is dead after crashing a car Sunday morning.

Metro says a man driving a 2000 Lexus rolled over and crashed into a light pole shortly after 8:30 a.m. on Cheyenne Avenue and west of Michael Way.

Witness statements and evidence at the scene, indicate the Lexus was stopped at Michael Way traveling west on Cheyenne. A passenger exited the Lexus and was standing near the drivers door when the driver suddenly sped off, knocking the pedestrian to the ground.

The Lexus passed over Michael way where it struck and crossed over the center median. The Lexus then entered the eastbound travel lanes, striking the south curb and two light poles.

The driver was transported to UMC Trauma where he was pronounced dead.

This is the 13th traffic related fatality in Metro's jurisdiction this year.

Coroner Identifies 2 Men Killed in Crashes

LAS VEGAS -- Authorities say a 77-year-old man who died after a car accident suffered from medical conditions.

The Clark County Coroner's Officer has identified the man as Alan Miskin. It lists his cause of death as a heart condition. Miskin died Friday after his Toyota struck an empty car in an apartment complex parking lot on Harmon Avenue.

The coroner's office also identified the man killed on Sunday as 54-year-old Mark Douglass. His vehicle struck a curb and two light poles on Cheyenne Avenue.

Police said Douglass was stopped at Michael Way where a woman got out of his car. Police say the woman was standing near the driver's door when the car sped off and knocked her to the ground. She suffered minor injuries.

Douglass was pronounced dead at University Medical Center.

Court Case Delayed for Troubled Lawmaker

Steven Brooks

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- A scheduled court appearance in North Las Vegas Justice Court for state lawmaker Steven Brooks was delayed Monday morning.

The court case centers on an allegations Brooks threatened incoming Assembly Speaker Marilyn Kirkpatrick on Jan. 19.

Brooks was hospitalized Friday for a medical evaluation after a domestic disturbance at his grandmother's home.

I-Team: Assemblyman Claims NRA, Politicians Against Him

Assemblyman Steven Brooks outside his apartment Friday.

NORTH LAS VEGAS -- Assemblyman Steven Brooks, facing felony charges of threatening a public official, gave his first interview to the I-Team Friday.

Brooks said he is innocent and said street gangs, politicians, police officers and the National Rifle Association are conspiring against him.

Brooks was arrested last Saturday for threatening the life of Assembly Speaker Marilyn Kirkpatrick, but told the I-Team he is the one terrified for his life.

When reached at his apartment, the Democratic state lawmaker said he is taking a stand for the people of his district.

"I did it for the people," he said. "Of district 19 and district 17. Because I'm the 19th assembly for district 19, because I was forced to move. This gets deep. And if I keep talking, a lot of people are going to get in trouble and I don't want that because I miss my family. I've lost everything, my friends."

Reporter: "What's going on?"

Embattled Assemblyman Taken to Hospital

Steven Brooks

LAS VEGAS -- State Assemblyman Steven Brooks was taken to a hospital for medical evaluation late Friday afternoon, according to Metro Police.

Originally Metro Police officers went to the home of Brooks' grandmother in the 8400 block of Westcliff Drive in northwest Las Vegas in response to a disturbance. When officers arrived, officers determined an arrest was not warranted, but took him in for a medical evaluation because of his erratic behavior, according to Metro Police.

Brooks will have a medical evaluation performed to prevent harm to himself and others, the police said.

Brooks was taken into custody following his arrest last Saturday on a charge of threatening the life of Assembly Speaker Marilyn Kirkpatrick.

Brooks talked to the I-Team early Friday about the charge. He listed a number of people and groups that he claimed were conspiring against him.

I-Team: Brooks Had Run-ins With Gang Neighbors

Steven Brooks

LAS VEGAS -- The arrest report for Nevada Assemblyman Steven Brooks outlines the mental health treatment he received just one day before his arrest for allegedly threatening the life of state Assembly Speaker Marilyn Kirkpatrick.

According to the North Las Vegas police report obtained by the I-Team, Brooks received treatment at the Seven Hills Behavioral Health Center the night before his Saturday arrest.

Neighbors told the I-Team Brooks and his wife moved out of their North Las Vegas home just weeks ago because of threats from a local gang.

North Las Vegas police spokeswoman Chrissie Coon said Thursday officers responded multiple times in the last months because of disputes between Brooks and a neighboring household.

According to police, officers responded 14 times to the neighboring house since last August. Seven of those responses were fights, disturbances or threats. Three of those calls were between Brooks and the neighbors.