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All four unions reach agreement with NLV

LAS VEGAS -- Leaders from the City of North Las Vegas say they have reached tentative agreements with all four unions that were involved in a dispute with the city.

North Las Vegas Mayor John J. Lee announced the final deal with the police supervisors union late Thursday afternoon.

The City of North Las Vegas was facing a deadline to balance its budget by April 15 or possibly be taken over by the state. The mayor says with these agreements in place that possibility is now gone.

The city announced a deal with the police officers union earlier in the afternoon.

Police union president Mike Yarter said it was a last minute deal and described it as "hard fought negotiations." He also said he was "very happy" with the deal. The details of the agreement will be released to the union's members soon.

NLV Police investigating deadly shooting

LAS VEGAS -- North Las Vegas Police are investigating a shooting that left one person dead.

According to police, at around midnight Thursday, officers were called to an apartment complex at North Las Vegas Boulevard and Lake Mead Boulevard in reference to a man being shot.

When officers arrived they found a 20-year-old man lying on the ground and unresponsive. Medical personnel took him to University Medical Center where he died from his wounds.

Detectives have not released information on the motive for the shooting or on a suspect.

The Clark County Coroner's Office will release the victim's identification and cause of death.

Deal reached between NLV city and labor leaders

LAS VEGAS -- A deal has been reached between two unions and the city of North Las Vegas that helps to settle two years of litigation and balance the city's budget, according to North Las Vegas Mayor John J. Lee.

The mayor did not release specifics of the deal, but the agreement covers the Teamsters and the firefighters' union. The police and police supervisors' union are still negotiating with the city.

"Two
of our unions, we're just a little bit, we're still in negotiations, we were
close, but we're still negotiating," Mayor John Lee said. "I joined the
optimists club when I joined the North
Las Vegas city council, I'm in very good shape, and
we'll get this done."

Negotiations between the city and those two unions will start back up Thursday at North Las Vegas City Hall. 

Man accused in 'gruesome' murder to get competency hearing

Darius Sorrells

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- The man accused of killing his mother and sister and using a chain saw on the bodies did not enter a plea during his arraignment in North Las Vegas Justice Court.

Darius Sorrells, 30, who is being held without bail, appeared in court Wednesday morning for his arraignment. He is charged with the murder of his mother, Janice Burden, and his sister, Natasha Sorrells.

According to the judge, Sorrells had refused to sign the paperwork to get a public defender so the  judge assigned him one during the arraignment. The public defender asked the judge to schedule a mental competency hearing for Sorrells.

He is scheduled to be Clark County District Court on May 2.

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17-year-old critically hurt in NLV crash

North Las Vegas, Nev. -- A 17-year-old driver is in critical condition after hitting a light pole along Pecos Road and Centennial Parkway in North Las Vegas.

According to North Las Vegas Police, the single-car crash happened at around 4 p.m. Monday. Police say speed looks to be a factor in the crash. Witnesses told police the driver was trying to pass another car before the accident.

17-year-old critically hurt in NLV crash

LAS VEGAS -- A 17-year-old driver is in critical condition after hitting a light pole along Pecos Road and Centennial Parkway in North Las Vegas.

According to North Las Vegas Police, the single-car crash happened at around 4 p.m. Monday. Police say speed looks to be a factor in the crash. Witnesses told police the driver was trying to pass another car before the accident.

'I had to get him out': Firefighter saves fellow 'brother'

(left) Mike Harris - (right) Joe-l Adams

NORTH LAS VEGAS -- The North Las Vegas firefighter who saved his partner's life says there was no way he was going to let his brother go down.

Mike Harris and Joe'l Adams were battling a fire near Cheyenne Avenue and Civic Center Drive Thursday afternoon when Adams fell through the home's roof. They were trying to use a technique known as vertical ventilation, which is when a hole is cut in the structure's room to find the fire and release heat and smoke.

"I went down, I could see the fire on my left side," Adams said.

Adams was covered in flames and stuck among the rafters. Harris sunk halfway in, but regained his balance.

"For me everything slowed down, I could hear all the radio traffic. I could hear the radio down below me and I could hear Joe'l," Harris said.