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Student arrested with loaded gun at Desert Rose High School

A 17-year-old female student is in police custody after a loaded gun was found in her purse Thursday afternoon at Desert Rose High School, according to Clark County School Police.

The arrest happened around 1:30 p.m. at the school which is located on Brooks Avenue near Commerce Street and Cheyenne Avenue in North Las Vegas.

Students reported the gun to faculty members who contacted school police.

There was one round in the chamber, school police said.

The student is facing a charge of possessing a dangerous weapon on school property.

This is the second gun found on a student on school property Thursday.

School police have confiscated 16 guns since the beginning of the school year... Read More

Police arrest ax-wielding woman in North Las Vegas

A 33-year-old woman was arrested Tuesday for allegedly wielding an ax near E. Tonopah Avenue and Palmer Street.

North Las Vegas Police said they received a call about Kisstal Killough's behavior just before noon. Authorities were dispatched to the area near Williams Elementary near the 3000 block of E. Tonopah Avenue.

Officers said witnesses told them the 33-year-old woman tried to climb the chain link fence near the school with a pickaxe in her hand. She was allegedly also talking about killing everyone.

Eventually, police were able to get her off the fence and take her into custody.

Killough faces the following charges:

Assault with a deadly weapon
Trespass not amounting to burglary
Maintain permit nuisance
Loitering about school/ place where children congregate... Read More

Alcohol, speed suspected in deadly crash

One person is dead and another in critical condition following a three-car crash in North Las Vegas Saturday night, police said.

The crash happened around 10:00 p.m. in the area of Losee Road and Washburn Road.

One of the drivers was speeding when the car failed to maintain its lane of travel and caused a high impact rear-end collision with an SUV, according to a report by the North Las Vegas Police Department.

Both vehicles ran off the road and ended up in a desert area, investigators said.

Medical responders rushed the two drivers to the hospital where the driver of the SUV died. The other driver suffered critical injuries, police said.

A third vehicle was also involved in the crash, but the driver did not suffer serious injuries.

Investigators with the coroner's office will release the identity of the victim once they notify family... Read More

Arrest made in deadly Valentine's Day shooting

North Las Vegas Police have made an arrest in the shooting death of a man on Valentine's Day.

Police took Michael Cooley Sr., 55, into custody Thursday night. He was booked into Las Vegas City Jail for murder with a deadly weapon.

According to North Las Vegas Police, he shot a 36-year-old man in the 2200 block of Superior Position Street around 4:30 p.m. on Feb. 14 following a verbal argument. The coroner's office has yet to release the man's identity... Read More

Person shot, killed in North Las Vegas near Carey and Simmons

North Las Vegas Police investigated a deadly shooting in a neighborhood near the intersection of W. Carey Avenue and Simmons Street.

Police were dispatched to the 2200 block of Superior Position Street. When officers arrived at the scene, a male was found suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. The male victim was transported to the hospital where he died from his injuries.

There wasn't any other information released. This is a developing story... Read More

Teen struck by vehicle in North Las Vegas

A person was struck by a car at the intersection of W. Washburn Road and Scott Robinson Boulevard.

According to Metro Police, the 18-year-old woman suffered critical injuries.

Drivers are urged to avoid the area... Read More

Man killed overnight after crashing into semi-truck

A man is dead after crashing an SUV into the rear of a semi-truck early Sunday morning, police said.

The crash happened around 1:45 a.m. in the area Cheyenne Avenue and Commerce Street.

The 29-year-old man was driving at a high rate of speed when he hit the semi from behind, according to the preliminary report by the North Las Vegas Police Department.

The man was the only one in the SUV and died at the scene of the crash.

Investigators with the Clark County Coroner's Office will release the identity of the man once his family is notified. ... Read More