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Woman wanted in child death probe surrenders

Kellie Phillips

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. - The woman wanted in connection with a child death investigation in North Las Vegas has surrendered to authorities.

Police say 38-year-old Kellie Phillips turned herself in late Tuesday afternoon.

Police sought Phillips, her five children and 39-year-old Jondrew Lachaux after authorities discovered a dead 3-year-old girl in their home on Wood Thrush Place last week.

Lachaux turned himself into authorities Monday. Police say Lachaux and Phillips left the 3-year-old girl in the care of the girl's 17-year-old half-sister. Police say Lachaux is the teen's stepfather.

Authorities arrested the 17-year-old girl for child abuse with substantial bodily harm when her 4-month-old child was taken to Sunrise Hospital in critical condition. When police investigated the alleged child abuse incident on Wood Thrush Place, they discovered the body of the 3-year-old girl.

Man arrested in NLV child death investigation

Kellie Phillips and Jondrew Lachaux

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. - One of two parents sought in connection with the death of a 3-year-old girl is behind bars.

North Las Vegas Police arrested 39-year-old Jondrew Lachaux for child abuse with substantial bodily harm or death.

Lachaux turned himself into authorities Monday. Police say Lachaux and 38-year-old Kellie Phillips left the 3-year-old girl in the care of the girl's 17-year-old half-sister. Police say Lachaux is the teen's stepfather.

Authorities arrested the 17-year-old girl for child abuse with substantial bodily harm when her 4-month-old child was taken to Sunrise Hospital in critical condition. When police investigated the alleged child abuse incident in a home on Thrush Wood Place, they discovered the body of the 3-year-old girl.

Police later charged the teen with child abuse and substantial bodily harm of the 3-year-old.

Police search for parents, 5 siblings of toddler found dead

Kellie Phillips and Jondrew Lachaux

NORTH LAS VEGAS -- North Las Vegas Police said Friday they're searching for the parents, along with five siblings after a child was found dead inside a home Thursday on Thrush Wood Place.

Officers say they're looking for Jondrew M. Lachaux,39, and Kellie Phillips, 38, and their kids -- two girls ages 9 and 7, and three boys ages 8, 4 and 1.

In a news conference held Friday, police revealed that the parents left the 3-year-old little girl with her 17-year-old half sister. Lachaux is the teenagers step-dad, according to police.

The 17-year-old was arrested on one count of child abuse with substantial bodily harm on Wednesday, after her 4-month-old child was taken to Sunrise Hospital in critical condition. Evidence in the case of the 4-month-old led police to the teen's home where they found the 3-year-old dead.

Coroner identifies child struck, killed Thursday

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- The Clark County Coroner's Office has identified the girl struck and killed by a truck Thursday as Kaylee Angulo of North Las Vegas.

Police said Angulo, who was just shy of two-years-old, died after being hit by her father's truck at a home near Washburn Road and Commerce Street.

Her 24-year-old father was leaving the driveway in a pickup truck, when he crashed into the 23-month-old girl around 11:30 a.m.

North Las Vegas Police said the toddler was taken to the hospital, but later died.

The father is not facing any charges. Police said it was "purely accidental."

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Investigation of abuse case leads NLV police to dead child

NORTH LAS VEGAS -- While North Las Vegas police were investigating a possible child abuse case, they were led to a home where a dead child was found inside.

Police went to Sunrise Hospital on Wednesday to investigate possible abuse. Because of that investigation, on Thursday, police went to a home in North Las Vegas on Wood Thrush Place, near the northern 215 Beltway and N. Decatur Boulevard, and found a child dead inside. 

Neighbor Nicholas Gaffney described the scene as authorities arrived and searched the home.

"Like, guys in full suits and the SWAT team right in front of the house, and like, people running in the door, bangs, everything," said Gaffney.

No one else was found inside the home. The age of the child found is not known.

"We were able to find a deceased child inside the residence and we don't believe that there was anyone else inside at the time," said Officer Aaron Patty of the North Las Vegas Police Department.

Driving You Crazy: Work along Cheyenne Avenue

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Traffic8 has received several complaints from North Las Vegas residents about Cheyenne Avenue.

In February, the Nevada Department of Transportation spent $330,000 on an emergency repair of Cheyenne between Commerce Street & Revere Street.

Wednesday, the state also started a paving improvement project along westbound Cheyenne between Commerce and Revere that is scheduled to last through 6 a.m. Thursday.

Westbound Cheyenne is down to one lane, while eastbound is down to two lanes.

NDOT says this $85,000 overnight project will repave a critical stretch of road for local residents and businesses. It should cause minimal disruption.

Other viewers have complained about a hole at the intersection of Cheyenne and Civic Center Drive. Traffic8 alerted the state about this hole and will provide updates.

State Sen. Ruben Kihuen announces 2016 bid for Congress

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Nevada's Democratic state Sen. Ruben Kihuen has announced his bid for Congress.

Kihuen says he will run to represent Nevada's 4th Congressional District in the 2016 election.

The district includes urban North Las Vegas and a large swath of rural, central Nevada.

The seat is now held by U.S. Rep. Cresent Hardy, who was elected last year in an upset over former Democratic Rep. Steven Horsford.

Horsford has said he won't run for his old seat in 2016.

Kihuen now serves as a state Senator representing the state's 10th District.