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NLV Police looking for stabbing suspect

NLV Police looking for stabbing suspect

North Las Vegas Police are looking for a robber who stabbed a man during a robbery in a casino parking lot.

According to police, at around 12:30 p.m. Sept. 9, the man approached the couple as they were walking through the parking lot of the casino near Craig and Losee roads.

The man demanded personal items from the couple but became impatient. Police say he pushed the woman down, pulled out a knife and stabbed the male victim.

The suspect then took the couple’s car keys and left the parking lot in their car, which is a silver 2003 Pontiac Grand Am. The car has Nevada license plate 436YNV. The couple was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The man police are looking for is described as a 25-year-old African-American man about 5 foot 10 and 175 pounds. He was last seen wearing a red, white and blue striped shirt and blue jeans.

IDs of officers involved in shooting released

LAS VEGAS -- North Las Vegas Police have released the names of the two officers involved in a deadly shooting Oct. 7.

The officers are Officer Shane Forsberg, 30, a seven year veteran of the department, who is recovering from injuries suffered in the shootout and Officer David Wells, 33, an eight year veteran of the department.

Both officers are on paid administrative leave, which is routine after a shooting.

The shooting happened after Ofc. Forsberg and Ofc. Wells tried to stop a car near Carey Avenue and Martin L. King Blvd. The car fled from the officers and they chased him.

Eventually, the officers exchanged shots with the suspect. Officer Forsberg was hit and the suspect was killed.

Biohazard situation at Cheyenne H.S.

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- The hazardous materials team is investigating a biological hazard situation at Cheyenne High School.

The situation started at around 3:30 p.m. Friday. The few staff members in the building at the time were evacuated. The North Las Vegas Fire Department is assisting.

This is a developing story. Refresh this page for updated information.

Gas leak forces evacuation at NLV casino

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- A gas leak has forced the evacuation of the Bighorn Casino at Lake Mead Boulevard and Belmont Street in North Las Vegas, according to the North Las Vegas Fire Department.

The leak was reported at around 10:25 a.m. Friday. People should be allowed back into the building at around noon.

This is a developing story. Refresh this page for updated information.

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.