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One person dead in North Las Vegas crash

One person is dead and another critically injured following a crash Thursday morning in North Las Vegas, according to North Las Vegas Police.

The crash happened around 5:30 a.m. on Tonopah Avenue, near Pecos Road and Owens Avenue.

Police said, the crash involved two vehicles. One was traveling at a high rate of speed. The driver of one vehicle was killed and the passenger in that car was transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The other vehicle may have been a parked car.

Tonopah is closed from Belmont Street to Brand Street... Read More

EDC caused morning traffic delays

As the final day of EDC wrapped up in Las Vegas, thousands of people left the Las Vegas Motor Speedway Monday morning causing heavy traffic on local highways.

Nearly 140,000 people attended the three-day festival. People came from all over the world.

Metro Police released statistics for the third and final day of the event showing there had been 30 arrests between Sunday 6 p.m. until Monday at 6 a.m. There were 28 felony arrests that were narcotics related. The two other arrests were misdemeanors. Police issued six traffic violations... Read More

Teen boy, another person badly hurt in North Las Vegas crash

Police say a 16-year-old boy has been critically injured and another person has suffered life-threatening injuries after a two-car crash in North Las Vegas.

Police say the driver of the vehicle that caused the crash late Saturday was possibly impaired.

The vehicle also was speeding and witnesses told police the driver ran a red light and the car slammed into another vehicle.

Police say two people were in each vehicle and all four were transported to hospitals.

The name of the critically injured teenage boy and other person with life-threatening injuries haven't been released. ... Read More

Family of slain man holds vigil, hopes to find his killer

The community gathered on Thursday to honor the life of a North Las Vegas man.

24-year-old Maurice Williams died after being shot on Monday night in the area of Civic Center Drive and Cheyenne Avenue.

During a vigil, his family told 8 News NOW they won't rest until police find the person who killed him.

Pastor Eddie Jones Junior organized the event to find his nephew's killer and fight to prevent similar crimes.

"It's not fair this person is walking around with a weapon taking away human life with no consequences and we're fed up with it," Jones said.

Anyone with information is asked to call the North Las Vegas Police Department at (702) 633-9111. ... Read More

Lawsuit accuses local Taekwondo coach of sexual assault

An Olympic Taekwondo coach with ties to the Las Vegas valley is at the center of the latest sexual assault allegations plaguing the U.S. Olympic Committee.

Jean Lopez is an instructor at a North Las Vegas training center on Simmons Street and Ann Road. He and his brother, Steven Lopez, are named in a class action lawsuit alleging decades of sexual abuse against at least four athletes.

Steven is also a Taekwondo Olympian.

Jean Lopez is the president of Legacy Taekwondo, the training center.

Online reviews describe him as a role model to children but court documents paint a different picture, describing him as a sexual predator who used his position as an Olympic coach to take advantage of young athletes.

Jean Lopez is all smiles posing for pictures with his young Taekwondo apprentices -- possibly training the next generation of Olympian athletes. He even said so during a previous interview with 8 News NOW... Read More

2 men arrested for shooting death of man in North Las Vegas

North Las Vegas Police arrested two men for their alleged involvement in the shooting death of another man Sunday night.

Officers said the shooting happened just before 11 p.m. in the 2000 block of East Tonopah Avenue. When North Las Vegas Police arrived to the area, they found a Hispanic male suffering from a gunshot wound to the torso. Medical personnel arrived and transported the man to the hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

According to detectives, preliminary investigation indicates the victim, whose identity has not been released, was attending a party when he got into an argument with 19-year-old Fernando Corales, just outside the residence.

During the altercation, Corales pulled out a handgun and shot the male victim, police said. Then, 27-year-old Hugo Lopez came outside and also shot at the victim, according to North Las Vega Police. ... Read More

Police investigate deadly shooting in North Las Vegas

North Las Vegas Police are investigating a shooting that left one man dead near Tonapah Avenue and Civic Center Drive.

The victim was in his late teens or early 20s and was shot during a party late Sunday night in a mobile home park, police said.

North Las Vegas Police did detail several people for questioning and say one of them is the suspected shooter.

"There was a disagreement during the party which led to the shooting. The victim was shot once in the upper torso," said Officer Eric Leavitt.

The victim was found in the street. He died just as he arrived at the hospital... Read More