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Wildfire reported at Nevada National Security site in Nye County

A wildfire that broke out Saturday in the remote mountainous northwest region of the Nevada National Security Site has grown to 5,000 acres.

According to authorities, the fire was started by a lightning strike. Due to the terrain, NNSS firefighters have not been able to gain access to the fire.

However, aerial tanker assets have been requested from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) wildland fire division. They're expected to arrive within the next 24 hours to drop fire retardant to help fight
the blaze.

The fire is burning pinion pines and juniper bushes. No one was hurt and no structures have been damaged... Read More

Sephora opening distribution center in North Las Vegas

Sephora is now the latest major employer to set up operations in North Las Vegas.

The beauty company broke ground Thursday on a new distribution warehouse. It's being built at the master plan industrial park, just west of the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Breaking ground and adding to what's being called the new e-commerce capital of the West.

"It's really an example of if you build it, they will come," said City Manager Ryann Juden, North Las Vegas.

Beauty retailer Sephora has chosen an area of North Las Vegas to build its fourth major U.S. warehouse which will service 12 states in the West.

"It's a tax base that helps support our libraries, and our parks, and our police and our fire," Juden said.

City leaders say they've streamlined business practices, so companies can build faster. It's something they've seen over the past couple years with attracting the Honest Company, Fanatics and Amazon... Read More

Pedestrian struck, killed by car identified

A 21-year-old man struck and killed by a car while crossing a street Friday, June 22 has been identified as Tristen Lee Grittner from North Las Vegas.

North Las Vegas Police say he was hit by a car near Camino El Dorado and Bent Arrow Drive. They are still trying to determine if he was in the crosswalk.

The driver of the car was not impaired and no charges have been filed... Read More

Family committed to North Las Vegas Police force

While many families around the Las Vegas valley will gather to celebrate their fathers on Sunday, 8 News now wanted to share one family's story because it's a unique one. It involves a father who shares something special with his wife and children.

The whole family wears the badge.

Officer Lee Young Senior has spent years building his career as a North Las Vegas police officer. Now, his kids are following in his footsteps.

"I think it says a lot about them, about the city," Young said.

Officer Lee and his family share an unshakeable bond. They all suit up to save lives as North Las Vegas police officers.

"This is the career that they chose, and I think they all exceed very well at it," Young said.

He met his wife, Brenda, at the department where she works as a dispatcher.

"Basically, we met because Brenda was telling me where to go every night four or five nights a week," he said... Read More

Officers investigating second homicide at same NLV residence

Detectives are at the same scene they were at on Friday investigating another homicide, according to police.

The two homicides occurred on the 2500 block of Ellis Street which is in the area of N. Las Vegas Boulevard and Carey Avenue.

Friday's deadly shooting resulted in one death, and two others injured, according to the North Las Vegas Police Department. One of the injured suffered a critical injury.

It is unknown at this time what led up to either of the homicides.

8 News NOW has a crew on the way to the scene of the crime and will bring you updates as they become available. ... Read More

One dead, two injured in North Las Vegas shooting

One man is dead and two injured following a shooting Friday morning in North Las Vegas, police said.

The shooting happened around 5:10 a.m. at a four-plex on the 2500 block of Ellis Street which is in the area of N. Las Vegas Boulevard and Carey Avenue.

Officers arrived to find three people shot. One man died at the scene. Medical responders rushed two other males to the hospital, one with critical injuries, said Aaron Parry, North Las Vegas Police Department.

Investigators did not have any further details at this time. They are looking to speak with witnesses who may have information on the shooting.

"We are asking more people to come forward. Especially in cases like this when we get tips and information from the public it often times helps lead to an arrest," Patty said.

The Clark County Coroner's Office will release the identity of the decedent once next of kin is notified. ... Read More

North Las Vegas carjacking ends in Arizona

Two people who allegedly fled the scene of a carjacking near Hoover Dam were apprehended more than 70 miles (113 kilometers) away in Kingman, Arizona.

The Kingman Daily Miner reports the incident started Saturday night in North Las Vegas when shots were allegedly fired at a commercial vehicle from the suspect vehicle south of the Hoover Dam. The driver was uninjured but bullets struck the vehicle's radiator.

An Arizona Department of Public Safety trooper responding to the carjacking call began trailing the vehicle on Highway 93. The suspect vehicle ran over stop sticks as the pursuit headed south before crossing a center turn lane and colliding with a bus in Kingman.

A male and female were taken into custody after trying to flee on foot.

No passengers were injured in the bus crash. ... Read More