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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.

Mayor Looks to the Future of North Las Vegas

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- The City of North Las Vegas is moving forward, but according to Mayor Shari Buck, they are not out of the woods just yet. Mayor Buck gave her State of the City Address today.

2011 has been a tough year for Mayor Buck, from a call for her resignation to dealing with a $35 million budget shortfall. But she is looking ahead and saying an empty land is an opportunity the city to has to grow and attract new businesses and new money to the area.

"Having 57 percent of our land still undeveloped, we are an anomaly in the valley. We have warehouse space and industrial space, large areas that the other cities and counties don't have," she said.

Before a crowd of almost 600 people, Mayor Buck said the push is on for new businesses to "move north" and call North Las Vegas home. Buck plans to bring more businesses to the area and balance the budget, which she says is in the black now, but could quickly change.

NLV Murder Suspect Held on $1M Bail

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- Bail has been set at $1 million for a North Las Vegas man who is accused of killing his wife.

Police say 57-year-old Douglas Jones beat his wife, Shaunna Jones, in late December but she died from her injuries on Friday.

Paramedics had urged 53-year-old Shaunna Jones to go to the hospital after the alleged beating on Dec. 28 but she refused. Jones was found dead in her home on Jan. 6 by her son.

The Clark County Coroner's office determined that she had died from blunt force trauma to the head.

Two Arrested in NLV for DUI on New Year's Eve

Two Arrested in NLV for DUI on New Year's Eve

 

New Year’s Eve traffic enforcement netted just two DUI arrests for North Las Vegas officers.

They conducted a "Joining Forces" safety event to target drivers under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Officers saturated major streets and other areas known for high traffic within the City of North Las Vegas.   

The results are as follows: