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Two killed in overnight crash in North Las Vegas

Two people are dead following an overnight crash on Pecos Road between Las Vegas Boulevard and Cheyenne Avenue, according to investigators with the North Las Vegas Police Department.

Police say two pedestrians were killed. No other details were immediately available.

This is a developing story. Please check back later for updates. ... Read More

Report: Officer accidently discharged gun hitting innocent bystander

North Las Vegas Police are calling an officer-involved shooting by a member of their SWAT team an "accidental discharge."

The police have released the results of their investigation into the officer-involved shooting on Jan. 2 that involved a driver in his car being shot by SWAT team Sergeant Michael Booker.

The bullet entered the car, striking the driver in his foot, police said.

The driver was taken to University Medical Center with non life-threatening injuries and later released.

The SWAT team was responding to a barricade in the 2200 block of Statz Street, near Carey Avenue and Belmont Street. The car was traveling near the Sgt. Booker's position when the shooting happened.

Booker remains on administrative leave. The Department is conducting an internal administrative review of the shooting and will determine the action taken by the Chief of Police... Read More

North Las Vegas firefighters save pet cat

Firefighters in North Las Vegas saved a pet cat by performing CPR on the animal after pulling it from a burning home on Friday.

The incident happened at 12:47 p.m. near Farrell Street and Washburn Road. Firefighters arrived on scene to a single story home on fire.

According to investigators, firefighters quickly extinguished the flames. A pet cat inside the home required pet CPR and was resuscitated. Firefighters say the cat is in good condition.

The two people that live at the home were not home at the time of the fire. The Red Cross is assisting the couple with housing and personal needs.

Fire investigators estimate the cost of the damage to the house is $100,000. The cause was determined to be electrical. ... Read More

WARNING: Scammers use NHP and names of charitable groups to seek donations

Scammers are preying on the kind hearts of Nevada residents, and they're using the Nevada Highway Patrol to do it.

NHP said it had received several complaints from citizens who said they were being solicited for donations on behalf of various police charitable originations.

NHP said the scam artists use a local phone number to conduct the con, and according to some callers, they were solicited from someone posing as a representative of the American Association of State Troopers, along with the Officer Down Charities for the Nevada Highway Patrol and the Nevada Highway Patrol itself.

When a person refuses to donate, NHP said witnesses told them the scammer would threaten unfair treatment from Troopers in the future.

"We want the community to be aware of this fraudulent activity and be sure to protect their personal information," NHP said... Read More

Two people dead in Lamborghini crash at SpeedVegas

A client and instructor died on Sunday in a Lamborghini crash at SpeedVegas. The incident happened around 1:26 p.m at 14200 S. Las Vegas Boulevard.

According to Metro Police, a client was driving the Lamborghini on the SpeedVegas racetrack with an instructor in the car. Investigators say the client, a man in his 30's, lost control and crashed into a wall.

The car erupted in flames and both men inside the Lamborghini were killed.The instructor was described as being in his late 50's or early 60's.

"Today, an accident on the track resulted in the deaths of a SpeedVegas employee and a customer. We are fully cooperating with investigators at this time. We are devastated by this tragic event and extend our heartfelt sympathy to the families and to our SpeedVegas team members who have lost a beloved colleague," said Aaron Fessler, co-founder and chief executive officer, SpeedVegas... Read More

One person dead in North Las Vegas shooting

Police say one person is dead following a shooting in North Las Vegas.

The incident happened in the area of Pecos Road and Lake Mead Boulevard on Sunday evening.

No other details were immediately available. We have a crew on the way to the scene. Please check back later for updates. ... Read More

NHP: 1 killed in crash on I-215 and Aliante Parkway

Nevada Highway Patrol troopers investigated a deadly crash Thursday night at I-215 westbound on the Aliante Parkway on-ramp.

The crash involved two vehicles, and according to NHP, a silver car was going southbound on Aliante Parkway, and a silver SUV was going northbound and trying to turn left onto the 215 when the silver car ran a red light striking the SUV.

Troopers said the SUV rolled over, and the driver was thrown from the vehicle. NHP said she died at the scene.

The driver of the silver car was taken to UMC Trauma for treatment. NHP troopers believe the driver of the car may have been impaired... Read More