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Driving You Crazy: Light at Cheyenne and Campus

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Jacqueline says getting across Cheyenne Avenue at Campus Drive between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. is “murder.”

She says the crosswalk signal needs to be fixed, and the light doesn't work all the time.

This intersection is on the southwest corner of the College of Southern Nevada Cheyenne campus in North Las Vegas.

Traffic8 contacted city leaders and let them know of this malfunctioning light. The issue has since been resolved, and Jacqueline's commute should be safer.

There are more than 1,000 traffic signals in the Las Vegas valley, and some malfunction from time to time. People can report problems by contacting the Freeway Arterial System of Transportation (FAST).

What's driving you crazy? E-mail your traffic questions and complaints to Demetria Obilor.

1 arrested, 1 critical in NLV shooting

 NORTH LAS VEGAS --  (AP) -- Authorities say one man is critically injured and another is in custody following a shooting just steps away from North Las Vegas city hall.

The shooting adjacent to the North Las Vegas municipal complex, in the 2500 block of North Las Vegas Boulevard was reported at 6:50 a.m.

One man was hospitalized in critical condition.

Another man was taken into custody.

1 dead, 1 injured in shooting in North Las Vegas

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) -- Shootings only minutes apart in North Las Vegas killed one man and critically injured another.

Police say 36-year-old Tyrone Ford of Las Vegas was pronounced dead at the scene after the first shooting Saturday afternoon.

A few minutes later, a 42-year-old North Las Vegas man was shot, then taken to University Medical Center in critical condition. His name wasn't immediately released.

Police say the suspect may have been in a vehicle, and the two victims knew each other. Investigators also say it does not appear to be a random act of violence.

The shootings are under investigation.

Woman pleads 'not guilty' in dead toddler case

Kellie Phillips

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- The woman accused in a child abuse case that left a 3-year-old girl dead entered a not guilty plea at her first court appearance.

Kellie Phillips,38, appeared in North Las Vegas Justice Court Thursday morning. 

During the hearing, her attorney Jerry T. Donahue told the judge that Phillips can no longer afford his services. A public defender will be appointed to represent her.

According to police, Phillips and Jondrew Lachaux, 39, left their 3-year-old daughter in the care of Phillips' 17-year-old daughter for months while Phillips and Lachaux left the state with their five other children.

Police say Lachaux sexually assaulted and impregnated the Phillips' 17-year-old daughter. The teen gave birth to the baby in her mothers' home on Wood Thrush Place.





NLV Police asks for public's help to find bipolar teen

NORTH LAS VEGAS -- Police are asking for the public's help in finding a teen who they say is in need of medical attention.

North Las Vegas Police said it's been about a week since 16-year-old Terence Jujuan Washington has been seen, and due to his bipolar disorder, family members fear he could hurt himself.

Officers said Washington was last seen when he left his home in the 6500 block of Winter Moon Street around 6:30 a.m. on April 1.

The teen's family said he didn't have his medication with him. Washinton also has anger issues and suffers from severe depression disorder, according to his family.

Washington is described as an African-American male, 6'0", 190 lbs, with black hair and brown eyes. He has scars on both arms, small tattoos on both hands and a tattoo of a smiley face on his chest.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Terence Jujuan Washington is asked to contact the North Las Vegas Police Department at 702-633-9111.

Fugitive wanted for attempt murder in Alabama arrested in NLV

LAS VEGAS – A man wanted by police for an incident in Alabama involving gunfire has been arrested in North Las Vegas.

Kamal Russaw, 35, was arrested Thursday afternoon by the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force. Russaw was wanted on two counts of attempted murder for a shooting incident allegedly involving three other people.

U.S. Marshals say they found out information that Russaw fled to North Las Vegas. He was arrested near West Ann Road and Clayton Street.

“This is yet another example of how our joint agency efforts are apprehending fugitives who think they can hide in the valley,” said District of Nevada U.S. Marshal Christopher Hoye.

Russaw was the last of the four suspects to be arrested. He was booked into the Clark County Detention Center pending his extradition to Alabama.

NLV Fire Dept. contains fire near Las Vegas Blvd. and Pecos

NORTH LAS VEGAS -- The North Las Vegas Fire Department says they have put out a house fire in the 2900 block of Dogwood Avenue near N. Las Vegas Boulevard and N. Pecos Road.

NLVFD released a photo of flames and black smoke billowing from a house as they tried to fight the blaze. They said the fire started in the attic of the single story, single family home. 

NLVFD says five people have been displaced and they believe there are no injuries. The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.

Authorities have not released any other information. 8 News Now crews have been sent to the scene and we will update this story as more information comes into the newsroom.