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Acts of Kindness: Paul Miles

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Paul Miles logs four to six miles every morning in his North Las Vegas neighborhood.

"When I started walking five years ago, I had seen all this, and I thought I can't pass it by,” he said.

Trash piled up along the roadway. So, he started doing something about it.

"Some days, I have four, five, six bags, and I carry a big bag in my pocket. Sometimes, I fill that up," he said.

Miles joined the U.S. Navy in 1954. Almost 40 years later, he landed in Las Vegas to work at the Nevada Test Site.

Now retired, he does his part to beautify his neighborhood.

"I don't know if it makes much of an impact, but that's what I do,” he said.

His neighbors say he leaves a lasting impact.

"I worked at the Arizona memorial with volunteer veterans on ships. I knew he was on a ship in the war. I felt he deserves this. He beautifies our neighborhood, beautiful man, inside and out,” said Miles' neighbor Jeanne Brase.

Home invasion, shooting victim recovering

NORTH LAS VEGAS -- A husband and father of three is recovering in the hospital after being shot during a home invasion robbery in the north part of the valley.

8 News NOW spoke exclusively with the victim's father-in-law who detailed what happened in the early morning hours of Wednesday and how the family is doing as the search for the suspects continues.

Family members say they are thankful for all the support they have received from the community. Neighborhood children have covered the family's front and garage doors with paper hearts to show their support.

The shooting happened around 1:30 a.m.

Neighbors support man shot, family victimized in home invasion

NORTH LAS VEGAS -- Police are searching for three people connected to a home invasion in which the homeowner was shot.The incident happened Wednesday at 2 a.m. in the 3600 block of Pelican Brief Lane in the Aliante community of North Las Vegas.

North Las Vegas Police said, they found a 28-year-old man in his home suffering from a gunshot wound when they arrived at the scene,

According to police, a woman rang the doorbell of the home, and the victim's 29-year-old wife answered the door. At that point, two men forced their way inside the home and demanded money. One of the men had a gun.

Detectives said the homeowner's husband was shot when he came downstairs to confront the suspects.

Police say the three suspects, a woman and two men, are African American. 

The woman is described as being about 5-foot-2 with a regular build, long braided hair and wearing a tan jacket.

Crews put out fire at North Las Vegas recycling plant

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NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Crews battled a fire late Thursday morning at a recycling plant in North Las Vegas.

The North Las Vegas Fire Department tweeted the fire was at the Lakewood Recycling plant at 1609 Stocker Street, at the intersection of West Owens Avenue.

Fire officials are investigating what caused the fire.

No injuries were reported.

Cab driver shot in attempted robbery decries plea deal

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- A cab driver who suffered gunshot wounds in an attempted robbery in February is criticizing a plea deal for his alleged assailants.

The shooting occurred during 62-year-old Frank O'Grady's first fare of the morning. Two men ambushed O'Grady, who says he thought he was picking up a customer.

One of the men fired six shots into O'Grady's cab and struck him twice. He fled to a nearby truck stop to get help.

Three months later, O' Grady says he is still recovering from his injuries.

Police eventually arrested the two suspects, 19-year-old Jarvis Williams and 18-year-old Quincy Lovette, for another robbery

PD: Man arrested in plane theft accused of lewdness with kids

HENDERSON, Nev. -- The man accused of stealing a plane from North Las Vegas Airport Saturday and flying around the valley is now facing lewdness charges.

Evan Grant, 27, of Henderson is accused of lewdness involving two children under the age of 14.

During Grant's flight around the valley, he admitted over radio transmissions that he was a pedophile and had been since he was 13. Grant also said he had done something he could never take back.

The sex crimes allegations against Grant, 27, were reported Friday evening, May 1. 

According to the arrest report, Grant fondled a friend's child he believed was asleep. That child told his parents and they contacted police.

The child's mother told police she had noticed that Grant paid extra attention to her son and had even purchased him a gift.

Friends: Fire starts after roommates fight over dog

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NORTH LAS VEGAS -- Firefighters battled a blaze Thursday near W. Washburn Road and Valley Drive, but investigators were called to the scene once it was discovered that the fire may have been the work of arson.

North Las Vegas Fire said the fire happened in early evening in the 4300 block of Roaming Breeze Road.

A man that's just going by "Kary" said he knows the woman who lives at the home. According to Kar, the woman had been fighting with her roommate about a pit bull puppy, so tempers flared and threats were made when the dog got out of an unlocked gate.

"I believe he did it and that it was arson. We've never had a problem with anything before, and the same day he threatens to burn down the house, the house catches on fire," said Kary.

Neighbor Tom Noack thought someone was inside, so he ran into the burning home to help.