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NLV Police identify man who allegedly shot at officer

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- Police arrested a man who they say shot at a North Las Vegas Police officer during a traffic stop Wednesday afternoon, but they are still looking for the second suspect.

According to police, the shooting happened just before 5:30 p.m. near Cheyenne Avenue and Commerce Street. Detectives said it all started as a traffic stop that turned into a pursuit.

Po lie said when they tried to pull the car over, the suspects kept driving and fired shots at the motorcycle unit officer, in the area of Commerce Street and Brooks Avenue.  Detectives said the pursuit continued until the 1200 block of W. Alexander Road where the suspect's car crashed into a power pole.

Both occupants jumped out of the car and tried to flee the scene.

Andre Agassi: 'Every kid deserves the best education'

LAS VEGAS -- This school year saw the opening of two new charter schools in the Las Vegas valley. Somerset Academy in North Las Vegas and Doral Academy in the southwest.

Former tennis pro and Las Vegas native Andre Agassi helped bring in funding to open the campuses. He says while charter schools may not be perfect, they are still critical in a community like Las Vegas.

A lot of people have high hopes for the charter schools even though the latest national report shows Nevada is dead last on the list in terms of the number of students attending the schools and how well they are doing in class.

Despite that news, charter school advocates like Andre Agassi continue to invest millions of dollars to support the effort.

NLV Police recruiting for officers

NORTH LAS VEGAS -- The North Las Vegas Police Department is looking to recruit new officers.

The department will be recruiting for entry level police officers at the Texas Station Hotel & Casino on Thursday, Oct. 9. located at 2101 Texas Star Lane from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The department will also be recruiting at F.I.T. located at 1931 Stella Lake Street from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on the same day.

Minimum qualifications include being 21 years old, a U.S. citizen, a high school diploma or GED, passing a background check and having a valid Nevada driver's license.

For more information, visit www.cityofnorthlasvegas.com or call the recruiting hotline at (702)633-2255. Closing date for the application process is Oct. 16.




North Las Vegas Police shoot, kill man in gunfight

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- A man is dead and a North Las Vegas Police officer is injured following a gunfight Tuesday night.

The incident occurred shortly before 11 p.m. A North Las Vegas Police Department spokesperson says two officers tried to stop a vehicle on Carey Avenue.

Police say the vehicle pulled into the driveway of a home on West Miller Avenue. The driver exited the vehicle and ran from police.

Police say the officers chased the man, who fired shots at them. Both officers returned gunfire killing the suspect. One of the officers was shot multiple times in the leg(s). 

The man died at the scene. Emergency crews transported the officer who was shot to University Medical Center.

Both officers were placed on paid administrative leave.

Motorcyclist killed in NLV crash ID’d; driver could face charges

The man killed while riding a motorcycle in North Las Vegas Friday has been identified.

The motorcyclist who was killed in a crash Friday near the intersection of Craig Road and Revere Street in North Las Vegas has been identified.

Read more in the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

I-Team: Judge missing work costing city thousands

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- A North Las Vegas Municipal Court judge has been accused of being absent more than a third of the time that her court was in session over the past year, according to records obtained by the 8 News NOW I-Team.

The records showed each time Judge Catherine Ramsey was gone, the city had to pay a substitute judge to fill in, in addition to paying the judge's six-figure salary. Payroll records showed "pro-tem" judges filling in for Ramsey cost the city thousands of dollars above the judge's salary.

City officials said there are many valid reasons for a judge to be absent from work, but they said the sheer number of times Ramsey wasn't on the bench proved to be alarming. The city said Ramsey also requested that the city approve two more fill-in judges, and that has officials livid.

Questions of landlord rights arise after fire kills dogs

LAS VEGAS -- Nearly 50 dogs died, and more than 50 were rescued after a fire at a North Las Vegas rental home Sunday night.

The landlord is a North Las Vegas City councilman who says he had no idea about conditions inside the house.

If Councilman Isaac Barron wanted to know what was going on inside the rental home, legally he could have entered, as long as he gave his tenants 24-hour notice.

He claims he tried and they repeatedly would not let him in but an attorney specializing in this type of issue says landlords in Nevada have power.

“There are immediate, expedient remedies available to landlords in the state of Nevada. It is very landlord friendly,” attorney Steven Marzullo said.

Marzullo usually represents landlords in court.

“Landlords, their biggest problem is getting tenants out,” Marzullo said.