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Driving You Crazy: No walkways at 5th and Centennial

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Ralph, a disabled man, says he can't get to stores on North 5th Street or on the north side of Centennial Parkway. He says there are no walkways in the area.

This intersection is still largely undeveloped. City of North Las Vegas representatives say that is the problem.

Most of these kinds of traffic improvements are contingent upon development. At this time, the City of North Las Vegas has no plans to improve this area.

People can urge the North Las Vegas City Council to address the issue during the council's monthly meetings. The meetings are held on the third Wednesday of every month at 6 p.m. at North Las Vegas City Hall.

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

President Obama leaves Las Vegas

 LAS VEGAS -- After spending the weekend in Las Vegas, President Barack Obama left Nevada Sunday to return to Washington D.C.

Air Force One departed from McCarran International Airport around 10:45 a.m. Over the weekend, Obama stayed in Henderson and spent some time golfing at Reflection Bay Golf Club.

The president arrived in Las Vegas on Friday for and visited a Las Vegas High School to sign an executive order on immigration.

With him aboard Air Force One was a delegation of congressional Democrats including Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Nevada U.S. Reps. Dina Titus and Steven Horsford.

The president says his executive order will protect as many as 5 million immigrants who are illegally in the United States from deportation.

Major backlog for U.S. Immigration Court in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS -- President Obama will be in a familiar place in the valley Friday. The president is expected to be at Del Sol High School, the same place where he laid out his blue print for immigration changes nearly two years ago.

That plan never got out of Congress, but Thursday night, President Obama laid out new expansive executive actions on immigration. The new plan will spare nearly 5 million people in the U.S. illegally from deportation and refocus enforcement efforts on "felons, not families."

In the meantime, Nevada is definitely high on the list of states that have illegal immigrants. Pew Researchers did a study which revealed Nevada has the highest share of undocumented immigrants of any state. The study also found one in six Nevadan children have at least one parent who is in the country illegally.

NLVPD investigates fatal shooting, 18-year-old dead

Roland Pleasant

NORTH LAS VEGAS -- North Las Vegas Police are investigating a fatal shooting that left 18-year-old Roland Pleasant dead Tuesday night.

According to police, Pleasant was shot in the back around 6:45 p.m. near Tropical Parkway and Shark Water Bay Street. Police found him lying next to a silver Ford Focus. He died after being transported to University Medical Center.

A preliminary investigation indicates that Pleasant knew the shooter, police said. Officers are talking with two people in connection with the shooting, but have not made any arrests or determined their involvement in the case.

Police say there is no link between this shooting and another shooting that wounded four people a few hours earlier.

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

4 people shot in North Las Vegas

 NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- Four people were shot Tuesday afternoon in North Las Vegas.

The shooting happened around 4 p.m. at Lake Mead Boulevard and Englestad Street. According to North Las Vegas Police, three people suffered non-life threatening injuries, the condition of the other one is unknown.

The four injured are all currently at UMC, police said.

Metro police originally told 8 News NOW the shooting was gang-related, but North Las Vegas Police said they were still investigating what led up to the shooting.

No other information was immediately available, including if a shooter or shooters are on the run.

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NHP: Alcohol suspected in fiery crash that killed 3

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Three people are dead after an early morning crash on the 215 Beltway in North Las Vegas and Nevada Highway Patrol suspects alcohol played a role in the deadly wreck.

Nevada Highway Patrol Trooper Chelsea Stuenkel says the crash happened at about 5 a.m. Monday between Aliante Parkway and North 5th Street. It shutdown the beltway for several hours, but was reopened around 11 a.m.

Stuenkel says a Mazda sedan traveling eastbound crossed the center median and hit an Cadillac SUV, which went up in flames. She says two people in the SUV were killed, and the driver of the car also died.

NHP says at least two males were among the dead and its suspected alcohol is a factor in the crash.

Freeze warning issued for central, northeast Clark County

LAS VEGAS -- The National Weather Service in Las Vegas has issued a freeze warning for central and northeast Clark County. The watch is in effect from late Sunday night through Monday.

A freeze warning means sub-freezing temperatures are possible and these conditions could kill crops and other sensitive vegetation.

Here are some safety tips for dealing with freezing weather from Las Vegas Fire and Rescue.

Keep anything that can burn, such as clothing, furniture, mattresses and paper products at least three feet away from any heat sources such as furnaces, space heaters, fireplaces, stoves and water heaters.