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New Medical Center Opens to Help Employers

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- Centennial Hills Hospital Medical Center is opening their first occupation health center in North Las Vegas. The center was created to help meet the occupational health needs of Las Vegas employers.

The center officially opened its doors on Wednesday, August 11. It is located at 4100 North Martin Luther King Blvd, in North Las Vegas.

It will offer a full range of services to employers such as two waiting areas, a lab drawing site and onsite imaging. The center also has a physical therapy gym, treatment area and four exam rooms.

The center will be able to treat patients whose injuries or illnesses are work-related and will perform medical surveillance testing, drug testing, physical examinations and screenings as requested by employers.

North Las Vegas Fire Starts Pool Party Program

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- There's a new volunteer program that could make dangerous backyard pool incidents from ever becoming an issue.

The North Las Vegas Fire Department is launching a new program where homeowners or party sponsors put an adult in charge of watching the pool throughout the entire party.

"It really has to be someone that's going to care about doing the job, because it is a job. When you come to a pool party or a party, most people want to party. You are not coming to watch to a pool. We call it adult patrol," said Capt. Cedric Williams with NLVFD.

Capt. Williams says homeowners in North Las Vegas will start getting information left on their doors in English and Spanish, along with a badge explaining the adult pool patrol. That person will agree to supervise children in and around the pool and will not leave the area without a replacement.

Property Taxes May Decline Again This Year

LAS VEGAS -- Property taxes are due in two weeks. The Clark County Assessor's Office says taxes are lower for the vast majority of residents. Clark County is set to lose $400 million in property taxes.

"Last year, the levy for 2009 to 2010 tax year was $2.2 billion. This year, as you just mentioned decreasing values, property tax levy for fiscal year 2010 to 2011 was right around $1.8 billion," said Clark County Treasurer Laura Fitzpatrick.

That's a lot of money that would have helped fund schools, county and fire services, among other things. But for many homeowners, it is welcome news -- a break from a tough economic situation.

"About 50-percent are going to see a decrease, anywhere form $350 to as much as $700," said Fitzpatrick.

North Las Vegas Detectives Search for Missing Man

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. - North Las Vegas detectives are searching for an elderly man who disappeared from a nursing home this week.

Police say 76-year-old Louis Yee was last seen at 4:00am on August 2 at the Mission Pines Nursing & Rehab facility at 2860 E. Cheyenne Ave.

Yee is described as 5'5", 95lbs. with gray hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a plaid shirt, dark pants and black shoes.

Police say Yee requires medication and needs to be reminded to eat.

Anyone with information about Yee's whereabouts is urged to call North Las Vegas Police at 702-633-9111.

North Las Vegas Police Search for Parking Lot Robber

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. - North Las Vegas Police are looking for a man who robbed and assaulted a woman outside a Walgreen's near Craig and Decatur on July 21st.

Authorities say a 51-year-old woman was waiting outside the store for a ride from a friend, when the suspect pulled up in a white Ford Expedition. The man offered the woman a ride. When she declined, the man got out of his vehicle, forced her to the ground and stole her purse.

The suspect is described as a white male in his 20s, approximately 5'8", 225lbs., with short brown hair and a distinctive tattoo on his left arm. He was last seen wearing a black tank-top, white shorts, white sandals and a white ball cap.

Anyone with information is urged to call the North Las Vegas Police Department at (702) 633-9111 or Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555.

Teen Killed by Clerk May have Robbed Before

LAS VEGAS -- A robbery suspect hit in the head with a bat by a convenience store clerk is now dead.

Authorities say the clerk was cooperating with the suspect, but there came a point when he feared for his life. Police say the clerk felt he had no options but to take action.

The incident happened two weeks ago at the Family Stop convenience store. Authorities say 17-year-old Stefan Muradyan came in to rob the place.

"We know what happened definitively because we have video tape of what happened inside the store," said North Las Vegas Police Sgt. Tim Bedwell.

Police say Muradyan was robbing the place of cash and cigarettes with a replica of a gun. Investigators say when he was distracted by customers coming in, the clerk hit him in the head twice with an aluminum bat.

Muradyan died on Sunday at University Medical Center from his injuries.

Suspect Dies from Injuries Sustained From Robbery in North Las Vegas

NORTH LAS VEGAS -- The 17-year-old male who was injured during the robbery at the Family Stop convenience store in North Las Vegas in late July died at UMC this weekend.

North Las Vegas Detectives were notified Sunday morning of his passing. The 17-year-old male was injured when he was hit in the head with an aluminum baseball bat. He has been identified as a Henderson resident who may be a Russian citizen.

On July 21, 2010, around 2:00 a.m., the suspect entered the store located on the 2000 block of Ann Rd., pointed what looked like a black handgun at the clerk and demanded money and cigarettes.

The clerk was doing as the suspect requested when two customers entered the store. As the robber turned to confront the customers the clerk pulled a bat from behind the counter and struck the suspect in the head.

The suspect suffered grave injuries which apparently have lead to his death.