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Homeless Man Dies from Burns

NORTH LAS VEGAS -- A 62-year-old homeless man found badly burned on Nov. 24 died Saturday from his injuries.

The man was found when the North Las Vegas Fire Department responded to a dumpster fire near Las Vegas Boulevard and Carey Avenue. When fire crews arrived on the scene, they found the dumpster and the man on fire. They quickly put the fire out.

The man, whose name has not yet been released, was taken to University Medical Center's burn unit. The fire did not damage any surrounding buildings. Fire investigators are still looking into the cause and origin of the fire. The fire department is asking anyone with information about the fire to call 633-1102.

Alleged Robbery Suspects Injured Trying to Flee

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- North Las Vegas Police are investigating a possible robbery and a stabbing that happened near Las Vegas Boulevard and Pecos Road.

Police say a family on Del Rio Drive was holding a surprise party when a family member was stabbed outside the home. The victim was transported to University Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

The suspect tried to flee the scene but smashed into a wall and then hit a truck. He was injured and detained by the family until police arrived. 

The suspect and another person were also transported to UMC Trauma with non-life threatening injuries. Police are still investigating.

Charges Sought Against School Bus Driver

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) -- North Las Vegas police are seeking misdemeanor charges against the 51-year-old driver of a school bus that struck a teenage girl in a crosswalk last month.

Police Officer Chrissie Coon tells the Las Vegas Review-Journal that investigators on Wednesday submitted charges of failing to yield to a pedestrian and failing to stop at a stop sign against Clark County School District bus driver Lawrence "Larry" Lai.

Coon says city prosecutors in the city's Municipal Court are reviewing the case.

Investigators blame driver inattention for the crash that badly hurt the 16-year-old girl just before 3:30 p.m. Nov. 3 at Brooks Avenue and Berg Street, near Lincoln Elementary School.

A school official says Lai has been a driver for 15 years. He's been on sick leave since the crash.

Police say Child Drowned in Ice Chest

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- The North Las Vegas Police Department says the 1-year-old child who died Sunday accidentally drowned.

Police say the house had no running water for a few days and the family was filling an ice chest with water.

"They had water in that and they were using it as a mechanism to flush the toilets because they had a recent water line break to the trailer," said Tim Bedwell, North Las Vegas Police.

The boy, identified as David Aguilar, got into the ice chest and drowned.

"It was an accident. He's a little kid walking around. He was curious and wanted to see what it was," said family friend Giovanna Guillen.

Baby in Apparent NLV Drowning Identified

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- North Las Vegas Police are investigating the drowning of a child near Carey Avenue and Commerce Street.

Police say the one-year-old boy, identified Monday morning by the Clark County Coroner as David Aguilar, was found inside the house and was transported to University Medical Center in critical condition, but the child later died. Five children and one adult were at the house when the incident happened. It happened inside the Aloha Vegas Mobile Home Park. Police blocked off four mobile homes surrounding the unit where the baby drowned.

The child was found by family members, partially submerged in a liquid container. Police say family members were trying to give the child CPR when they arrived. Police won't say what type of liquid container right now.

Girl Hurt in Crosswalk Accident Moved to Rehab

LAS VEGAS -- According to the Three Angels Facebook page, the 5-year-old girl hit by a car while crossing the street has been moved to a rehabilitation center.

Alyssa Mowery was moved to the facility Wednesday night. Mowery, her 6-year-old sister Rain and 6-year-old Mia Decker were hit last month while they tried to cross a North Las Vegas street. Mia Decker died. Rain Mowery had been treated and released earlier.

The driver, 78-year-old Alice Alava, has been charged with vehicular manslaughter. 

North Las Vegas Police Hand Out Dozens of Citations

North Las Vegas Police Hand Out Dozens of Citations


North Las Vegas Police say they handed out 145 citations and made three arrests during a crackdown on drivers not watching out for pedestrians.

The enforcement took place last week at major intersections around the city. Officers handed out 73 tickets for failing to yield to pedestrians, six seat belt or child seat violations and 18 distracted driver violations. Of those 18 violations, 17 were cell phone related. Officers also made one arrest for DUI, one narcotics-related arrest and one fugitive warrant arrest.

The crackdown came after an accident at a North Las Vegas intersection that left a 6-year-old girl dead and sent two little girls to the hospital. Police say the driver in that case failed to yield to the girls who were in a crosswalk.