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Police Investigating First Murder of the Year in NLV

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev., -- North Las Vegas Police are investigating a murder near Martin Luther King Blvd. and June Ave.

Police say around 10:08 p.m. on Sunday, officers responded to a 911 call about a shooting victim at the 2600 block of Ward St. When officers arrived they found no victim at the scene. 

Officers responded to a call at UMC Trauma where two men suffered gunshots wounds. A 31-year-old man died from his injuries and the 28-year-old male suffered non-life threatening injuries. Both men were transported to the hospital by an unknown person.

Shrimp Farm Finds Success in North Las Vegas

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. - More than 200 miles from the nearest coastline and ten miles north of the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, what you find may surprise you. In the heart of the desert, you can catch a taste of the sea.

That's because home grown shrimp are being harvested on top of 30,000 square feet of sand.

"It's amazing. It doesn't even compute to me, how it happens or anything like that, but I love this stuff," said customer Travis Fogle.

"That was my first thought was here in the desert?" said customer Rick Servoss.

Blue Oasis Pure Shrimp runs the $5 million operation. The farm uses a state-of-the-art, bio-filtration system to raise salt water shrimp in a self-contained, indoor pond. The shrimp farm is located in North Las Vegas.

Police Teach Children Pedestrian Safety

LAS VEGAS -- A recent rash of auto-pedestrian related accidents has prompted a new campaign to keep kids safe on the roadways. The Stop, Look, and Listen program kicked off at an elementary school once attended by a 6-year-old girl who was hit and killed by a car just minutes from campus.

Mia Decker lost her life at an intersection in October while crossing the street with her friends. Police are now stepping up their efforts by going into all North Las Vegas elementary schools and relay the safety message first hand.

Officers were at Lee Antanello Elementary School today teaching kids about pedestrian safety. The campaign is meant get children to stop, look and listen every time they are out on the roadways. The principal said what happened to Decker was a wake up call for everyone knew her.

"Mia was a wonderful, wonderful child and I'm glad some good can come out of such a tragic event," said principal Cody Barto.

North Las Vegas Court Offering Ticket Amnesty

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) -- North Las Vegas Municipal Court begins a ticket amnesty program Wednesday that'll offer 50 percent off on total fines for qualifying traffic and misdemeanor cases. That includes any added warrant fees.

Court Administrator Debbie Miller says in a statement that judges want to provide an opportunity in tough economic times for people to fulfill their court obligations.

The program will be for a limited time, but no end date has been picked.

A similar program went for more than 90 days two years ago, and reaped about $500,000 in unpaid fines.

She says people should call the court or check the Web site for more information.


WinCo Opening Stores in Las Vegas Valley

LAS VEGAS -- A new grocery store chain is coming to southern Nevada.
WinCo foods is a large supermarket that is opening a store in North Las Vegas and one in Henderson.

Right now, the company is accepting applications for positions at both stores. Applicants can apply online by visiting the WinCo website.

The Idaho-based company will be located on the corner of N. Stephanie St. and Wigwam Pkwy. in Henderson and at N. Decatur Blvd. and W. Patrick Ln. in North Las Vegas.

There are two WinCo Foods stores in Reno, Nevada.

Drivers Brace for Beltway Closure

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Deborah Goodrich has her routine down. The Aliante resident is used to the convenience of jumping onto the 215 Beltway. Construction on a drainage project under the Northern Beltway, however, will interrupt her routine.

"I'm just going to have to plan a little better now, just make my day an extra probably 30 minutes longer," she said.

This 215 Northern Beltway is shut down between Decatur Boulevard and Aliante Parkway for the next ten days. Goodrich realizes she has to find a new way to get to work in the morning.

"I'm going to have to (use) surface streets, probably along Ann, and get on at Ann," she said. "There's more construction at Ann and 95, so it's going to be a mess."

For ten days, drivers won't be able to hop onto the expressway and will have to find new routes to run errands, shop, or get to their favorite businesses.

Northern Beltway Closure Alternate Routes

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. - The Clark County 215 Bruce Woodbury Northern Beltway will be closed from Decatur Boulevard to Aliante Parkway from 9 p.m. Friday, January 13 until 5 a.m. Monday, January 23. Crews will be installing a new drainage channel under the Beltway.

East bound traffic will be detoured south (right) onto Decatur Boulevard; then east (left) onto Ann Road; and then north (another left) onto Simmons Street, which becomes Aliante Parkway before reconnecting with the Beltway.

West bound traffic will be detoured south (left) onto Aliante Parkway; then west (right) onto Ann Road; and then north (right) onto Decatur Boulevard to reconnect with the Beltway.