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Body Found in NLV Park

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- North Las Vegas Police are investigating a body found at a park in a neighborhood near Tropical Parkway and Goldfield Street Friday morning.

Police were called to the park at around 7:30 a.m. and are trying to determine the person's cause of death. 

Police initially said the person who died was a teenager, but the coroner says the person is 21-years-old.

Dozens of Animals Pulled from North Las Vegas Home

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Sitting in the driveway of her condemned home with some of her belongings, Joan is embarrassed.

"I've lost all my animals, my place to live, my dignity," she said. "I had a nosy neighbor that called Animal Control, and they came out, and they went through all my closets and saw the animals. So of course, I was going to hide them."

Animal Control officials retrieved 56 animals in total - 50 cats and 6 dogs.

"I was trying to stop them from going to the pound and getting killed," Joan said.

North Las Vegas Police, Animal Control, and the Animal Foundation say many of the cats found were sick anyway, and Joan was doing more harm than good.

"The most important thing here is that the living conditions of this home were absolutely indescribable," said North Las Vegas Police Officer Chrissie Coon. "It was really important for the safety of the family and the safety of the animals to get everybody relocated."

Suspect Accused of Drugging, Sexually Assaulting 3 Victims

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- A 44-year-old North Las Vegas man is accused of sexually assaulting victims while claiming to be a doctor.

Police say Juan Alberto Ruan-Rivera drugged his victims and assaulted them after they were sedated. They say he was a charismatic charmer.

"He would treat his victims with medications," said Officer Chrissie Coon with North Las Vegas Police Department. "It appears that he targets victims that don't have health insurance, that have either been diagnosed as chronically ill or seriously ill and are looking for some other means of cheaper medications and that sort of thing."

Ruan-Rivera is accused of claiming to be a doctor, chiropractor or therapist who was licensed in Mexico. Police say his primary target has been Hispanics with no health insurance. The suspect is also a distributor of Omnilife Natural Supplements.

Driver Pleads No Contest in Crash that Killed Girl

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- The woman who hit three young girls, killing one, pleaded no contest in North Las Vegas Municipal Court today.

Seventy-eight-year-old Alice Alava pleaded no contest to three counts of failure to yield the right of way to a pedestrian in a crosswalk and one count of unlawfully passing vehicles stopped for a pedestrian in a crosswalk and failure to give full time and attention while driving.

She was sentenced to a $1,000 fine per count, totaling $5,000, and has to surrender her driver's license for two years.

The deadly crash happened in October when Alava struck three girls in a crosswalk. Six-year-old Amelia "Mia" Decker was killed. Alyssa Mowery and her sister Rain were seriously hurt. Alyssa suffered brain damage as a result of the crash.

In court, Decker's parents reflected on what they'll never get to experience because of the crash.

One Dead, One Injured in Double Shooting

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. - North Las Vegas Police are investigating an attempted murder-suicide near Main Street and Owens Avenue.

The shooting happened shortly after 8 p.m. at the Vegas Verdes Motel. Police say a 54-year-old man was shot by another man following an argument over money. The victim was transported to University Medical Center and is in stable condition.

The shooter ran to a nearby auto repair business and shot himself. He died at the scene.

Authorities say the initial shooting may have been over drugs.

"This is unusual. Most murder-suicides involve couples," said North Las Vegas Police Sgt. Tim Bedwell. "That's not the case here. We don't even believe they are related."

Police have not released the names of either of these men.

Suspect Arrested in Double Shooting

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- North Las Vegas police have arrested a man for a double shooting that left one person dead.

Police say 33-year-old Mario Camacho was arrested Thursday and booked into the North Las Vegas Detention Center. Camacho is accused of shooting two people in a garage near Tropical Parkway and Camino Eldorado. Both victims were transported to University Medical Center where one later died.

Police say Camacho lived at the home where the shooting happened. Camacho has been charged with first degree murder with a deadly weapon, first degree attempt murder with a deadly weapon, first degree kidnapping with a deadly weapon, coercion with force, and convicted felon in possession of a firearm.

Police say the investigation continues and asks anyone with information to call the North Las Vegas Police Department at (702) 633-9111 or Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555. 

2 Shot, 1 Dead in North Las Vegas

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- North Las Vegas Police say one person is dead and another sustained critical injuries in a shooting near Tropical Parkway and Camino Eldorado.

Police say at about 5:30 p.m., two men were struck by gunfire at a home in the area. The two victims were transported to University Medical Center where one later died. The second person is listed in critical condition but is expected to survive.

Crime scene investigators are collecting evidence on scene, trying to determine whose responsible for this deadly spray of gunfire.

"I was in my bedroom. I had some music on. I heard 'stop,' like a shout, and then I heard like one bang -- like a hard sound," said neighbor Bradley Bergren.

Two men, believed to be ages 18 and 20, were struck when bullets started flying in garage.