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Grand jury indicts man in connection with July 3 murder

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- A Clark County grand jury has indicted a man on several charges connected to a murder following an Independence Day party in North Las Vegas.

The jury indicted Miquan Burton on several charges including murder, attempted murder and discharging a firearm into a building.

According to Metro Police, Burton shot into a group of people standing outside a home near Commerce Street and Lone Mountain Road at around 11 p.m. July 3. Two people were hit, including 18-year-old Tyrell Melton, who died, and a 14-year-old girl, was injured.

The judge set bail at $1 million and ordered Burton back to court Sept. 23.

North Las Vegas closing library near old city hall

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) -- North Las Vegas is closing one of its three municipal library branches ahead of a plan to open another branch at a yet-to-be announced site.

City spokesman Mitch Fox says the library at 2300 Civic Center Drive will close at 6 p.m. Sept. 19.

The outside book depository at the site, near the old city hall, will also be closed. Fox says officials plan to announce a new library location in October.

Due dates are being extended for materials from the Civic Center branch.

Returns can be made to the North Las Vegas branch library on Alexander Road between Martin Luther King and Scott Robinson boulevards, or to any Las Vegas-Clark County Library location.

Renewals can be done online at www.nlvld.org or by calling the Aliante branch library.

 

NLV investigating hit-and-run crash

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- North Las Vegas Police are investigating a hit-and-run crash that has left a motorcycle rider with serious injuries.

According to police, the crash happened at around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at Horse Road and Decatur Boulevard. Police are looking for a red Chevy Impala, which might have a UNLV or Hot August Nights license plate. The car has damage to the passenger side.

 

Robbery suspect shot by NLVPD released from hospital

NORTH LAS VEGAS -- The man shot by North Las Vegas Police for an alleged armed robbery has been released from the hospital.  NLVPD took Clarence Lasale Rose, Jr. into custody right after hospital officials cleared him for booking.  Rose is accused of robbing a business in North Las Vegas early Saturday morning.

A spokes person for the agency said, the incident began when they received a call about an armed robbery that happened at around 3:30 a.m.

Police seek information in deadly hit-and-run

LAS VEGAS -- North Las Vegas Police are seeking information on a crash that left a 63-year-old man dead.

The Clark County Coroner's Office has identified the man as William Edward Mazzoccoli of Las Vegas. His body was found around 5:22 a.m. on Aug. 16 lying on the roadway at North Las Vegas Boulevard and East Carey Avenue.

The preliminary investigation shows Mazzoccoli was struck while crossing the street outside of a crosswalk, police said.

Police are working to identify the driver of the vehicle involved. They say evidence indicates the car was a silver 1999 to 2003 Mitsubishi Galant, which may now be missing a passenger side view mirror.

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

UPDATE: Coroner ID's motorcyclist killed in crash

NORTH LAS VEGAS -- Police believe speed is a factor in the fatal crash of a motorcyclist early Sunday morning.

North Las Vegas Police received a call of a man found lying near the roadway near Donovan Way and E. Craig Road. Johnston Graves Overbey, 41, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police say it appears the man lost control of his 2005 Harley Davidson and was thrown from the bike.

 

 

 

Vigil held for Missouri teen killed by police

Vigil held for Missouri teen killed by police

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A vigil for the teenager who died in a police shooting in Missouri drew people to the Martin Luther King Jr. statue in North Las Vegas.

About 100 people attended Thursday night's gathering.

They remembered 18-year-old Michael Brown, who was unarmed when he was shot Aug. 9 by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri.

The shooting touched off days of protests, a response by police criticized as too harsh, and spurred a national debate on race relations.

Thursday night, members of the vigil crowd chanted "hands up" and "don't shoot." Charles Ticer, one of the organizers of the event, says the problem is not that black and white.

He says "we don't want to rid ourselves of the police. We just want to feel protected by the people who swore to protect us."