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Bicyclist hit and killed by driver in NLV

NORTH LAS VEGAS --  A bicyclist was hit and killed by a car in North Las Vegas early Saturday morning. NLVPD said a 55-year-old woman was driving southbound on North 5th Street and the bicyclist was riding along 5th Street.

Traffic investigators said at around 7:05 a.m. the woman struck and killed the bicyclist with her Honda sedan at the intersection of North 5th Street and Lake Mead Boulevard. At this time, it unclear how the accident unfolded, but NLVPD did tell 8 News NOW that the crash was so bad it shut the area down for hours.

The area where the accident happened in, Lake Mead and North 5th, that area is split and there are four intersections. Both the driver and the bicyclist haven't been identified.

NLVPD said no charges have been filed as of this time. North Las Vegas Police detectives are still investigating.

Police: Woman found murdered inside apartment

NORTH LAS VEGAS -- Police said a woman was found murdered in her home in North Las Vegas Saturday night.

NLVPD said, 9-1-1 dispatch received a call from a family member of the woman at about 11 p.m. telling them that they found the 52-year-old dead.

When officers arrived to the victim's apartment located at 1237 West Alexander Road, they said they found evidence that suggests the she was murdered.  At this time, detectives aren't saying how the woman died, nor or they releasing her name.

This is the 10th homicide in North Las Vegas this year.

Anyone with information in this crime is asked to call the North Las Vegas Police Department at (702) 633-9111. In order to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555.











Grand jury indicts man in connection with July 3 murder

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- A Clark County grand jury has indicted a man on several charges connected to a murder following an Independence Day party in North Las Vegas.

The jury indicted Miquan Burton on several charges including murder, attempted murder and discharging a firearm into a building.

According to Metro Police, Burton shot into a group of people standing outside a home near Commerce Street and Lone Mountain Road at around 11 p.m. July 3. Two people were hit, including 18-year-old Tyrell Melton, who died, and a 14-year-old girl, was injured.

The judge set bail at $1 million and ordered Burton back to court Sept. 23.

North Las Vegas closing library near old city hall

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) -- North Las Vegas is closing one of its three municipal library branches ahead of a plan to open another branch at a yet-to-be announced site.

City spokesman Mitch Fox says the library at 2300 Civic Center Drive will close at 6 p.m. Sept. 19.

The outside book depository at the site, near the old city hall, will also be closed. Fox says officials plan to announce a new library location in October.

Due dates are being extended for materials from the Civic Center branch.

Returns can be made to the North Las Vegas branch library on Alexander Road between Martin Luther King and Scott Robinson boulevards, or to any Las Vegas-Clark County Library location.

Renewals can be done online at www.nlvld.org or by calling the Aliante branch library.

 

NLV Police looking for armed suspect in string of robberies

NLV Police looking for armed suspect in string of robberies

North Las Vegas Police are searching for a second man involved in a crime spree that ended in an officer-involved shooting Saturday morning.

According to police, officers were called to a convenience store near Ann Road and Clayton Street at around 3:30 a.m. on a report that two men had robbed the story at gunpoint. Witnesses told police the men had left the scene in a white SUV.

When an officer tried to stop them, the men got out of the car and ran. During the pursuit, a North Las Vegas Police officer shot one of the suspects. He was taken to University Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.

North Las Vegas Police identified the officer involved in the shooting as Officer Brian Krieger, 35, a six-year veteran of the department.

The second man was able to get away along with a person who was driving the SUV.

North Las Vegas Police have released video of the man they believe is the second armed suspect.

NLV investigating hit-and-run crash

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- North Las Vegas Police are investigating a hit-and-run crash that has left a motorcycle rider with serious injuries.

According to police, the crash happened at around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at Horse Road and Decatur Boulevard. Police are looking for a red Chevy Impala, which might have a UNLV or Hot August Nights license plate. The car has damage to the passenger side.

 

Woman, 20, dead after shooting in North Las Vegas

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) -- Authorities have identified a 20-year-old woman who died after being shot in a car in North Las Vegas.

Clark County coroner's officials say North Las Vegas resident Andrea Lafon died after the shooting that happened a little after 7 p.m. Friday on Small Mountain Avenue. That's near Tropical Parkway and Losee Road.

Investigators say Lafon was in the car with a friend when they met up with a group of people on foot and a fight ensued.

Authorities say one person pulled out a gun and shot into the vehicle before fleeing.

Lafon was taken to University Medical Center and later died.

Police say they don't think the incident is a random act of violence..