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North Las Vegas Man Arrested for Murder

NORTH LAS VEGAS -- A North Las Vegas woman was found dead inside her home near E. Ann Rd. and N. Bruce St., and her husband is now charged with the murder.

Police say 57-year-old Douglas Jones beat his wife, Shaunna Jones, in late December, but she died from her injuries Friday. North Las Vegas Police were first called out to the home on December 28th for domestic abuse. Police arrested Jones for domestic battery with substantial bodily harm. Witnesses at the home said the couple often had brutal fights that left Shaunna Jones covered in bruises.

Robbery Suspects Arrested After Standoff

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. --  North Las Vegas Police arrested two robbery suspects after a standoff. Police say the suspects were barricaded in a house near Comstock Drive and Lake Mead Boulevard. 

The suspects were allegedly involved in a robbery at a SuperPawn on Las Vegas Boulevard. Police chased the suspects to a home in the 2100 block of Lawry Street.

The suspects were arrested after about an hour.

Government Closures Vary Throughout Holiday Week

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Federal, state and local offices are closed Monday, and city offices in Las Vegas and North Las Vegas are going to remain closed until next week to mark the holidays and as a cost-cutting measure.

City halls in Henderson and Boulder City are closed Monday, but reopen Tuesday. Officials in each city say essential police and fire services will continue uninterrupted.

Clark County schools are closed until Jan. 2.

In Las Vegas, most offices will be closed but city parks will be open, and Las Vegas Municipal Court will reopen Tuesday.North Las Vegas City Hall is closed Monday, and many services will remain closed all week. City golf courses, municipal court and utility payments offices will be open Tuesday through Thursday.

Security Firm Picked for Nevada Nuclear Test Site

Security Firm Picked for Nevada Nuclear Test Site

 

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Federal officials have picked a successor to a firm that used to have the job to again provide security at the vast national nuclear proving ground in Nevada.

The National Nuclear Security Administration announced Thursday that G4S Government Solutions Inc. was awarded the nearly $234 million contract for services at the Energy Department's Nevada National Security Site north of Las Vegas and at NNSA Nevada Site Office facilities in North Las Vegas and Nellis Air Force Base.

The company used to be Wackenhut Services Inc. The contract runs for three years, plus two one-year options.

Beginning Jan. 1, G4S will be responsible for patrols and protection of facilities and nuclear materials associated with national stockpile experiments and safety training.

The site was formerly known as the Nevada Test Site.

Closures for City Services During Holiday Period

Closures for City Services During Holiday Period

 

North Las Vegas will implement intermittent closures of city services during the holidays to deal with furloughs.

Several city facilities and services will be closed beginning Friday, Dec. 23 and will re-open Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012. The furloughs are part of the Teamsters Local 14 agreement with city officials to avoid layoffs and maintain a balanced budget.

Police and fire emergency services will operate normally during the furlough week. Safekey Holiday Day Camp also will continue.

CITY CLOSURES

Fatal Accident in North Las Vegas

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- A man is dead after a serious motorcycle crash in a North Las Vegas neighborhood. The crash happened at about 3 p.m. near Hassell and Carver Avenues.

North Las Vegas Police are investigating the crash. Officers shut down a portion of the neighborhood with yellow tape.

Neighbors say they heard someone driving a motorcycle very fast up and down Carver Avenue before this crash. Police have not yet identified the victim.

Pilots Remember Airport Opening Cut Short by Pearl Harbor

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- The anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack is significant for the people who founded the North Las Vegas Airport. The facility was set to be dedicated on December 7, 1941, but that opening ceremony did not happen as planned.

The airport was originally named Sky Haven and was set to be open to the public on December 7th, but during the dedication ceremony, an Air Force lieutenant flew in from Nellis Air Force Base and told the crowd that Japan had bombed Pearl Harbor and the U.S. was going to war.

"The airport was open and closed within a couple of hours, so they have a distinct history of being the shortest lived airport, probably, in history," said pilot Kathleen Snaper.