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Community Remembers Jade Morris

Family, friends, and those wishing to remember Jade Morris gathered for her memorial.

NORTH LAS VEGAS -- Jade Morris' life was cut short when she was stabbed to death last month. On Wednesday afternoon, hundreds of people gathered at a local church to remember the 10-year-old and celebrate her life.

People who personally knew Jade Morris, and those who didn't, gathered at a church on Simmons Street and Lake Mead Boulevard for the young girl's memorial. Singing and dancing welcomed the crowd. 

Jade Morris' grandfather said he held the memorial because he wanted people to know about his granddaughter and celebrate the 10 years she was alive.

Morris was found dead in an undeveloped housing tract one week after she disappeared on Dec. 21, 2012. Her accused killer is her father's on-again, and off-again girlfriend. 

Harold Robertson, a retired police officer, never met Jade Morris but said he felt compelled to attend the memorial.

Police Target Lawbreakers in School Zones

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- Police officers were out in force near school campuses Monday as students headed back to the classroom from their holiday break.

Officers are targeting jaywalkers and drivers speeding near schools.

"Children are unpredictable. They may cross the street in places they are not supposed to. As a motorist, if you are driving slow enough, you should have enough time to react to stop the vehicle before you hit them," said Chrissie Coon, North Las Vegas Police Department.

North Las Vegas and Metro Police joined forces to patrol school zones around the valley to make sure drivers -- especially parents -- were following the rules of the road.

"We have had parents who tried to show their children how to jaywalk across the street," Coon said.

"Lot of parents just jaywalk across the street right there and that's what I don't' like," said parent Jessica Rodriguez.

Teen Pregnancy Workshops Scheduled in High-Need Areas

Teen Pregnancy Workshops Scheduled in High-Need Areas

 

Workshops aimed at helping parents talk to kids about teen pregnancy are scheduled for later in the month.

The Southern Nevada Teen Pregnancy Prevention Coalition will host a series of free workshops for parents and guardians interested in talking to their pre-teen and teen children about sexual relationships, preventing pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections.

The first workshop is scheduled for 6-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29 at the Walnut Cecile Community Center, 3075 Walnut Road.

New Sporting Clays Course to Open at Shooting Complex

New Sporting Clays Course to Open at Shooting Complex

 

A new sporting clays course will open next week at the Clark County Shooting Complex.

Officials will celebrate the opening of the 30-station sporting clays course at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17. Sporting clays are also known as “golf with guns” since most users travel between shooting stations in golf carts that have been modified with gun racks.

The course will open to the public the next day.

The design was done by Marty Fischer. Unlike sporting clay stations at most other courses, this one will feature three shooting positions at each station for a total of 90. The shooting positions will also be labeled in red, white & blue, indicating degrees of difficulty associated with the position. 

Lee Named NLV Justice Court Chief Judge

Lee Named NLV Justice Court Chief Judge

 

North Las Vegas Justice Court has a new Chief Judge.

North Las Vegas Justice of the Peace Chris Lee has been named Chief Judge of North Las Vegas Justice Court. His two-year term begins Monday.

Lee will oversee North Las Vegas Justice Court, working with former Chief Judge Natalie Tyrrell and newly elected Judge Kalani Hoo, who replaced Stephen Dahl after he retired in 2012.

Man Dead in North Las Vegas Shooting

NORTH LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Police are investigating after a man was killed at a North Las Vegas apartment complex over the weekend.

North Las Vegas police say they responded to a complex on Civic Center Drive late Saturday night and found a man who appeared to be shot.

He was pronounced dead on the scene.

Investigators believe the man was standing on the west end of a common area in the middle of the apartment complex when he was shot. Police say the shooter may have fled on foot or in a vehicle.

Police haven't released any suspect information. The man who died hasn't yet been identified.

The shooting marks the first homicide in North Las Vegas in 2013.

Anyone with additional information about this homicide is urged to call the North Las Vegas Police Department at (702) 633-9111 or to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555. 

Police Search for More Victims in Child Porn Case

William Thompson

LAS VEGAS -- A local photographer is facing charges of child pornography and Metro Police are looking for more victims.

Police arrested 52-year-old William Thompson in November following a tip from a parent that he was taking explicit pictures and video of a boy under the age of 14 during modeling sessions last year.

According to police, Thompson took pictures and video of the boy over a period of time while they were alone at his business Storybook Studios on Craig Road and Simmons Street and at his home.

In December, police served a search warrant at the photography studio and Thompson's home. More questionable images were found on Thompson's computer, police said. Officers are now looking for more victims because the photographer ran a legitimate photography studio.