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Flash flood warning expires for parts of Mt. Charleston

LAS VEGAS — Parts of Mount Charleston were under a flash flood warning until 4:15 p.m. Wednesday.

According to the National Weather Service, flooding was reported in parts of the Rainbow Canyon area. Initial reports indicate as much as 2 to 6 inches of rain were flowing, according to a tweet from the Regional Flood Control District.

A flood advisory remains in effect downstream in the Kyle Canyon area to northwest Las Vegas for what the NWS calls "minor nuisance flooding."

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Police: Missing girl investigation delayed by lack of information

Shelly Mitchell

LAS VEGAS -- This weekend, police tracked down a missing 3-year-old girl.

The girl’s mother, who does not have custody, snatched Katies Battle from a party at the child’s father’s house.

Tips from the community played a part in finding Katies and her mother, Shelly Mitchell.

Mitchell now faces a felony charge, while the child is back with Child Protective Services.

Katies was reported missing July 5, which was a Saturday. North Las Vegas Police say they could not confirm with Child Protective Services that Mitchell did not have custodial rights until Monday.

So, they could not do anything until then.

Evine Battle told 8 News NOW about the moment he found out his daughter Katies was snatched from a family party by Shelly Mitchell.

“Before I could even make it outside, my nephew told me, ‘she had took the baby.’ Cause he knows my baby mom, and he knows she has not supposed to be around my baby,” Evine Battle said.

North Las Vegas’s future? Look to the Beltway

The future of North Las Vegas could depend on a section of the 215 beltway, which remains not fully developed. 

Efforts to accelerate North Las Vegas’ economic recovery and development are likely to hinge on a single 8-mile stretch of the 215 Beltway.

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Vehicle strikes, injures girl in crosswalk

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. - An 8-year-old girl suffered critical injuries Friday night after a vehicle struck her near Commerce Street and Kraft Avenue.

North Las Vegas Police say the accident happened shortly before 9 p.m. The girl was crossing Commerce with her 43-year-old uncle, when a Ford truck hit her. The uncle was unharmed. Both were in a crosswalk at the time of the accident.

Emergency crews transported the girl to University Medical Center. Police have not arrested the driver of the truck. Police say alcohol does not appear to have been a factor in the accident.

One man shot and killed after fight at NLV business

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- A 47-year-old Las Vegas man is dead after an argument inside a business at Cheyenne Avenue and Commerce Street in North Las Vegas.

According to police, officers were called to the scene at around 9 a.m. Friday. They found the victim, who had been shot several times.

The preliminary investigation shows that the victim walked into the business and started a fight with a 43-year-old employee of the business. A 53-year-old employee then pulled out a gun and shot the victim. The victim was taken to University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. The second man involved in the fight was also hurt, but he suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

Investigators believe the men knew each other and that this was not a random act of violence. No one has been arrested. The Clark County Coroner's Office will release the victim's name and cause of death.

 

 





 






Battle brewing over a bridge in North Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS -- There is a battle brewing over a bridge in North Las Vegas.

One community is upset at the way they found out about a change in their neighborhood. Residents say they were not warned about the construction of a pedestrian bridge that is happening right now.

People who live in the neighborhood were given fliers asking neighbors to call the city of North Las Vegas, call the builders and call 8 News NOW to get help to stop construction of the bridge.

There is a lot of noisy activity around this neighborhood near Losee Road and Plumeria Avenue. Cars zoom by on the main drag and Nellis Air Force Base is just a short flight away.

Sabrina Kortekaas lives in the neighborhood and says they were advised of the noise from the base and the busy street, but what they were not advised of was the hammering in of a new bridge.

NLV Police looking for missing 3-year-old girl

Shelly Mitchell

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- North Las Vegas Police are looking for the public's help in finding a 3-year-old girl. 

According to police, the department was contacted Saturday about the disappearance of 3-year-old Katies Nevaeh Battle. Police were told she had been abducted by her biological mother from her father's apartment on Las Vegas Boulevard near Lake Mead Boulevard. Child Protective Services had removed Katies from her parents' custody 18 months ago. She had been living with a foster family.

With permission from CPS, Katies' foster mother had dropped her off at her father's house on Friday for a scheduled visit. Late Saturday afternoon, the child's father reported her missing. According to family members, the child's mother, 35-year-old Shelly Mitchell, took the girl from the father's home during a family gathering, to which she was denied access.