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Police say speed a factor in crash that killed 3

NORTH LAS VEGAS -- Speed is believed to be a factor in a crash Wednesday night that killed three people, police said.

The crash involved multiple vehicles and happened at N. Lamb Boulevard near I-215 around 5 p.m. 

Lamb Boulevard was closed for several hours as police investigated the deadly crash..

According to North Las Vegas Police, witnesses reported seeing a yellow car traveling at a high rate of speed cross the center line and hit another vehicle killing three people in that car.

The driver of the yellow car was taken to University Medical Center in "extremely critical" condition.

This the fifth, sixth and seventh crash related deaths in North Las Vegas' jurisdiction this year.

Man accused in NLV child abuse, death case due in court

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. - The case against a man accused of child abuse and neglect following the death of a 3-year-old North Las Vegas girl is scheduled for a court hearing Wednesday.

Jondrew Lachaux faces three counts of child abuse and neglect with substantial bodily harm and one count of concealing evidence.

Police say Lachaux and his girlfriend, Kellie Phillips, left the 3-year-old for months in the care of Phillips' 17-year-old daughter, who police say also gave birth to Lachaux's child during his and Phillips' absence.

Police discovered the body of the 3-year-old while investigating an incident involving the teen's 4-month-old child. The child was taken to Sunrise Hospital.

The Clark County District Attorney's Office announced it will not charge the teen in connection with the case. Phillips also faces child abuse and neglect charges.

Driving You Crazy: Light at Cheyenne and Campus

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Jacqueline says getting across Cheyenne Avenue at Campus Drive between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. is “murder.”

She says the crosswalk signal needs to be fixed, and the light doesn't work all the time.

This intersection is on the southwest corner of the College of Southern Nevada Cheyenne campus in North Las Vegas.

Traffic8 contacted city leaders and let them know of this malfunctioning light. The issue has since been resolved, and Jacqueline's commute should be safer.

There are more than 1,000 traffic signals in the Las Vegas valley, and some malfunction from time to time. People can report problems by contacting the Freeway Arterial System of Transportation (FAST).

What's driving you crazy? E-mail your traffic questions and complaints to Demetria Obilor.

1 arrested, 1 critical in NLV shooting

 NORTH LAS VEGAS --  (AP) -- Authorities say one man is critically injured and another is in custody following a shooting just steps away from North Las Vegas city hall.

The shooting adjacent to the North Las Vegas municipal complex, in the 2500 block of North Las Vegas Boulevard was reported at 6:50 a.m.

One man was hospitalized in critical condition.

Another man was taken into custody.

1 dead, 1 injured in shooting in North Las Vegas

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) -- Shootings only minutes apart in North Las Vegas killed one man and critically injured another.

Police say 36-year-old Tyrone Ford of Las Vegas was pronounced dead at the scene after the first shooting Saturday afternoon.

A few minutes later, a 42-year-old North Las Vegas man was shot, then taken to University Medical Center in critical condition. His name wasn't immediately released.

Police say the suspect may have been in a vehicle, and the two victims knew each other. Investigators also say it does not appear to be a random act of violence.

The shootings are under investigation.

Woman pleads 'not guilty' in dead toddler case

Kellie Phillips

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- The woman accused in a child abuse case that left a 3-year-old girl dead entered a not guilty plea at her first court appearance.

Kellie Phillips,38, appeared in North Las Vegas Justice Court Thursday morning. 

During the hearing, her attorney Jerry T. Donahue told the judge that Phillips can no longer afford his services. A public defender will be appointed to represent her.

According to police, Phillips and Jondrew Lachaux, 39, left their 3-year-old daughter in the care of Phillips' 17-year-old daughter for months while Phillips and Lachaux left the state with their five other children.

Police say Lachaux sexually assaulted and impregnated the Phillips' 17-year-old daughter. The teen gave birth to the baby in her mothers' home on Wood Thrush Place.





NLV Police asks for public's help to find bipolar teen

NORTH LAS VEGAS -- Police are asking for the public's help in finding a teen who they say is in need of medical attention.

North Las Vegas Police said it's been about a week since 16-year-old Terence Jujuan Washington has been seen, and due to his bipolar disorder, family members fear he could hurt himself.

Officers said Washington was last seen when he left his home in the 6500 block of Winter Moon Street around 6:30 a.m. on April 1.

The teen's family said he didn't have his medication with him. Washinton also has anger issues and suffers from severe depression disorder, according to his family.

Washington is described as an African-American male, 6'0", 190 lbs, with black hair and brown eyes. He has scars on both arms, small tattoos on both hands and a tattoo of a smiley face on his chest.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Terence Jujuan Washington is asked to contact the North Las Vegas Police Department at 702-633-9111.