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Emergency Responders Train for Workplace Shooting

LAS VEGAS -- Gunfire and sirens rang out in a North Las Vegas industrial neighborhood Friday. It was part of an emergency preparedness drill simulating a workplace shooting.

The drill came in the wake of 2010's federal courthouse shooting and last month's shooting in Tucson, Arizona. MedicWest teamed up with North Las Vegas fire and police to create a realistic drill that began with the sounds of shooting.

"It's something that all businesses need to be prepared for and need to make sure they have a plan in place. There is no business anywhere within this community immune from having something like this happened," said Chad Henry, operations manager with MedicWest.

Teen Mother Arrested in Infant's Death

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- Nearly seven months have passed since a teen mother secretly gave birth to a baby girl in a home near Washburn Road and Camino Al Norte.

With no medical attention, the baby died soon after she entered the world. Police arrested her 16-year-old mother last week for child abuse with substantial bodily harm and child endangerment.

"It's a very unfortunate situation, and it's a tragedy," said North Las Vegas Police Sgt. Tim Bedwell. "It's a tragedy for this 16-year-old girl. It's a tragedy for the community. It's a tragedy for that neighborhood and the family, but there are consequences to people's behaviors."

Police say the baby was born in the early morning hours of June 26 inside the North Las Vegas home. Authorities say roughly ten hours passed before the teen's mother obtained help for the child.

Gun Owner Thwarts Violent Robbery

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- Police are still looking for a North Las Vegas robber they say was stopped by his victim using a handgun. Multiple shots were fired at a WalMart parking lot Tuesday after police say the robbery victim was violently shoved.

The thwarted robbery attempt highlights the state of weapons permits in southern Nevada. It is easier to get a concealed weapons permit in Nevada than most other states. One woman said she is getting a concealed weapons permit after being attacked just outside her home.

"I was assaulted about a month ago. A gentleman approached me in my apartment complex and demanded valuables. I complied. I gave him whatever he asked," said Aleksei Volkov. "I have decided to purchase a gun."

Man Thwarts Robbery by Shooting at Suspect

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- Police say a shot was fired the parking lot of a Walmart in North Las Vegas, but nobody was hit or hurt. Police say the shooting happened as a result of an attempted robbery.

The suspect thought he picked an easy target to rob, but the 57-year-old victim had a gun of his own.

"He was demanding the wallet, watch, jewelry, anything of any value from the victim, at which point during that physical altercation, the victim did pull out a weapon," said North Las Vegas Police Officer Chrissie Coon.

Police say the robber violently shoved the victim and the victim aimed his gun toward the suspect and opened fire. The victim fired several rounds that echoed throughout the packed parking lot on W. Lake Mead Blvd. near North Simmons St. The attacker ran from the gunfire and drove away.

Officer Headed to Trial in Fatal Accident

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- A Las Vegas police officer is heading to trial to face reckless driving charges. The decision was handed down from a North Las Vegas Judge at a preliminary hearing for Officer Aron Carpenter Tuesday afternoon.

In May of 2010, Carpenter and Officer Andrew Ubbens were involved in a police chase with a DUI suspect. During the pursuit, supervisors realized public safety was at risk and ordered the officers to stop the chase. But police say the officers ignored orders. They say Carpenter's police cruiser collided will Ivan Carillo's car, causing it to crash. Carillo died as a result of the accident.

Ubbens pleaded no contest to the misdemeanor charge of failure to use due care while driving. He was ordered to pay a $500 fine and perform 50 hours of community service. He is now back on patrol.

North Las Vegas Police: 120 Cited in Crosswalk Blitz

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- North Las Vegas police ticketed 120 drivers for failure to yield to pedestrians in a 10-hour enforcement blitz aimed at crosswalk safety on two of the city's busiest thoroughfares.

Metal Theft Back on the Police Radar

LAS VEGAS -- Copper thefts went down with the end of the construction boom. But now, they are back. Criminals are getting more desperate to take advantage of copper prices that are at record highs.

Police say criminals are taking risks with their lives by pulling copper wires out of light poles and utility boxes. Metropolitan police officers are working with recycling yards to curb the thefts. They are competing against illegal recyclers in anonymous vans, smuggling copper out of state.

"They're selling it two what we call a mobile recycler. Somebody that's just driving around with the proverbial white paneled van with a meat scale in the back and we think there are just dozens and dozens of these throughout the valley," said Metro Detective Robert Hagberg.