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Another Amazon fulfillment center opening in North Las Vegas

Online retail giant Amazon is set to open its sixth fulfillment center in Nevada in just a couple of months.

The word that comes to mind to describe the facility is massive. It's nearly 900,000 square feet and four floors. That's about nine super Walmart's worth of space.

This is the company's fourth one in North Las Vegas and will be filled with books and small electronics.

"We are very excited to keep growing, especially in North Las Vegas now," said Eduardo Escalante, facility general manager, Amazon.

Escalante is in charge of getting the facility up and running for Amazon.

"We will be moving millions of units on a day when it is running, you see our facilities like this time of year, they're very, very busy."

North Las Vegas Mayor John Lee has pushed for large projects building big warehouses and distribution centers in recent years to attract big businesses to town... Read More

NLV Police hopeful missing toddler is alive

The search continues for 3-year-old Zaela Walker who has been missing for more than three months. The child's father, 27-year-old Ricky Beasley, has been arrested in connection to her disappearance. But police remain hopeful the toddler will be found alive.

Police say they didn't have enough information to prove the child was in danger when she was first reported missing.

They are now developing a timeline hoping it leads them to little Zaela. But at this point, they have more questions than answers. The child was last seen on Aug. 25 in the 4600 block of Mission Cantina Street, near Craig Road and North 5th Street.

Her family reported her and her parents missing.

"Relatives thought it was weird that they left and thought it was a red flag at that point," said Eric Leavitt, NLVPD... Read More

Police release photo of carjacking suspect

Henderson Police have released the photo of the robbery suspect that led police on a car chase across the valley Friday night.

He is identified as 22-year-old Scott Farni and he is facing charges of robbery with a deadly weapon, conspiracy to commit robbery with a deadly weapon, disobeying a peace officer and endangering other persons, grand larceny and other charges.

The pursuit started in Henderson after police were called to reports of two suspects stealing someone's car at gunpoint. The pursuit ended in North Las Vegas. Farni was taken into custody. Police are still looking for the second suspect... Read More

North Las Vegas Police search for 2-year-old; girl's been missing since late August

North Las Vegas Police detectives are asking for the public's help in locating a juvenile that went missing in late August.

Police said on Saturday, Aug. 25, officers were dispatched to a home in the 4600 block of Mission Cantina Avenue near N. 5th Street and E. Lone Mountain Road in reference to a report of a missing 2-year-old juvenile.

The preliminary investigation showed 2-year-old Zalea Walker was last seen with her parents, 27-year-old Lakeia Walker and 27-year-old Ricky Beasley in North Las Vegas.

Detectives entered the parents and the child's name into the missing persons' national database in an attempt to locate the family. After several months, detectives received word that the parents were located.

On Saturday, Nov. 17, Texas Department of Public Safety Officers came into contact with Lakeia and Ricky, who did not have custody of Zalea. Both claimed to not have any knowledge of Zalea's whereabouts and became uncooperative... Read More

Woman attacked by dog accidentally shot by person trying to help her

A woman who was attacked by a dog was accidentally shot by the person who was trying to save her, according to North Las Vegas Police.

It happened around 6:55 p.m. at a home near the intersection of Cypress Avenue and Belmont Street, which is near the major intersection of N. Pecos Road and E. Carey Avenue.

According to North Las Vegas Police, the woman's dog bit her in the leg and wouldn't let go, so someone at the home pulled out the gun to get him to stop.

But when the dog was shot, the bullet went through and hit the woman's leg. The woman was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

No word on what happened before the dog bit the woman, other than there was a loud noise. No one else in the house was hurt... Read More

I-Team: New NLV Police chief addresses violence concerns; shares plans for department

The recent rash of violence in North Las Vegas has many residents very concerned. Three homicides and a drive-by shooting which sent a 15-year-old and 9-year-old to the hospital happened in North Las Vegas in the month of November alone.

But in an exclusive interview with the I-Team, the new chief of the police says she wants the community to know changes are being made within the department to help address the issues.

WEB EXTRA: One-on-one interview with new North Las Vegas Police chief

"We've been hit particularly hard, and it's our responsibility no matter what rank I am; whether I was on the streets, captain, or chief, to take ownership of this and do everything we can to help the community," said Chief Pam Ojeda, North Las Vegas Police... Read More

Town hall gets heated; community demands crime-fighting solution from NLV police

Families in North Las Vegas squared off with the city's police department Wednesday night, demanding answers after a recent rise in violence.

The department originally planned a quarterly community meeting to discuss traffic issues, but the event quickly took a heated turn.

People filed into The Alexander Library to demand that there is a set, crime-fighting solution from law enforcement leaders.

As 8 News Now has reported, North Las Vegas has seen three shootings involving children during the month of November.

"We need some answers," community member Erik Huey said. "We need some solutions."

"All this killing that's going on; it's just driving everybody crazy," said Henry Thorns about his city of 35 years.

A generic, online post stated officers would speak on "crime statistics and trends" at Thursday's meeting, so this led many to believe the area's rash of recent shootings would come up as a topic of discussion. ... Read More