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Car Crashes Into North Las Vegas Home

NORTH LAS VEGAS. Nev. --  A car slammed into a North Las Vegas home near the intersection of Centennial Pkwy. and Revere St. The 57-year-old owner was in the home but not injured.

Police say the car was driven by a 19-year-old with two 16-year-old passengers.

Police say speed appeared to be a factor in the crash. Three people were inside the car, and tried to flee, but were chased down by officers.

The driver is facing hit and run charges and one of the passengers was arrested on unrelated charges.

Family Still Mourning the Loss of Son Murdered on Halloween

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- A North Las Vegas family is searching for answers after a deadly shooting in broad daylight on Halloween. Twenty-year-old Dakota Lee Volk old was killed in a relative's driveway near Arrow Stone Ct. and Ann Rd.

Volk's family says they are now faced with what seems like two impossible challenges; honoring their loved one's life with a proper burial and making sure his killer is behind bars.

"Why? I want to know why? If anybody knows anything please?" said Osa Maxey, Volk's mother.

Six days has passed since Volk was murdered and his close-knit family, especially his mom, has felt every minute every day.

"I'm just kind of numb. It doesn't feel real. I'm waiting for him to walk through the door," Maxey said.

School Bus Strikes, Injures 16-Year-Old Girl

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- Another pedestrian has been struck while walking in a crosswalk. A school bus struck the 16-year-old girl in North Las Vegas Thursday afternoon. The teen suffered serious injuries. Police say the driver is responsible.

North Las Vegas police investigators attempted to re-create the horrifying accident Thursday afternoon. They used speed and distance as factors as they tried to learn how the girl was run over and pinned underneath the school bus.

"They had to pull the bus back and slip her from under the bus," witness Xavier Montoya said.

The accident happened at around 3:30 p.m. on Brooks Ave. and Berg St. A 51-year-old man driving the bus tried to turn, but struck the teen in the crosswalk. Police say the driver hit the brakes, but still trapped the girl under the front wheels of the school bus.

Old Cell Phones Create Problems for Police Dispatchers

NORTH LAS VEGAS -- Police say they are having a big problem with kids who are playing with cell phones and unknowingly calling for help. Dispatchers say they get nearly 100 non-emergency calls a day from kids who are pushing buttons on the old cell phones. It turns out those disconnected cell phones can still call 911.

Some of the older cell phones are programmed to call 911 by holding down one button. Within a two-hour period on Thursday morning, dispatchers for the North Las Vegas Police, had already received 12 non-emergency calls.

"This is very dangerous because dispatchers put in the diligence of staying on the line long enough to determine whether there's an actual emergency. So, if they're on the phone with a child, trying to find out if there's an actual emergency, someone else is on hold," Chrissie Coon with North Las Vegas Police Department said.

Crash Victims Remembered in Candlelight Vigil

LAS VEGAS - One week ago, a car struck three young girls as they crossed a street near Camino Eldorado and Tropical Parkway in North Las Vegas.

Six-year-old Mia Decker died. One girl recovered. The third girl remains in extremely critical condition. Friday night, loved ones gathered to remember Decker and pray for the girl still fighting for her life.

Loved ones and strangers alike crossed the street Friday night - using the same marked crosswalk where a car struck three young girls last week.

The car struck the girls as they crossed a street near Camino Eldorado and Tropical Parkway in North Las Vegas. Six-year-old Mia Decker died. One girl recovered. The third girl remains in extremely critical condition.

The 78-year-old driver never hit the brakes when the accident occurred. Two teen girls were walking behind the young girls and watched the accident unfold.

Man Accused of Sexually Assaulting a Minor

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. -  The Boys and Girls Club normally provides a safe place for young people to learn and grow.

At the James Clubhouse on Carey Ave. and Webster St. in North Las Vegas, police say trouble wasn't far away. Police allege 26-year-old Steve Adarkwa was ready to take a sick step and sleep with a 14-year-old girl.

"The allegations are pretty serious. This is not your average type of criminal," said North Las Vegas Police Sgt. Tim Bedwell.

Bedwell says officers were alerted to Adarkwa's alleged dirty deeds by the victim's father. Police say the girl met two teenage boys at the Boys and Girls Club July 12.

Through them, police say she met Adarkwa the next day. The 14-year-old victim told police she smoked pot and had consensual sex with the two teens and with Adarkwa at several apartments in their neighborhood near Las Vegas Blvd. and Carey Ave.

More Complaints About Life-Threatening Intersections

North Las Vegas --  The death of a 6-year-old girl who was hit while crossing the street has people coming forward with complaints about other intersections they say are dangerous.

Jeanine Bright-Hooper says she still has nightmares about the day her son was hit by a truck while trying to cross the street. He was at Ferrell Street and Craig Road. She says the crosswalk signs are visible but no one seems to pay attention to them.

"There needs to be a better way for the kids to cross. Maybe more lives would be saved," Bright-Hooper said. "Maybe they can put a light-up strip. Every time someone steps on it, it will light up. You can see it from afar and some lights up top."