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Major backlog for U.S. Immigration Court in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS -- President Obama will be in a familiar place in the valley Friday. The president is expected to be at Del Sol High School, the same place where he laid out his blue print for immigration changes nearly two years ago.

That plan never got out of Congress, but Thursday night, President Obama laid out new expansive executive actions on immigration. The new plan will spare nearly 5 million people in the U.S. illegally from deportation and refocus enforcement efforts on "felons, not families."

In the meantime, Nevada is definitely high on the list of states that have illegal immigrants. Pew Researchers did a study which revealed Nevada has the highest share of undocumented immigrants of any state. The study also found one in six Nevadan children have at least one parent who is in the country illegally.

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Driving You Crazy: Traffic light at 215 and Ann Road

LAS VEGAS - Anita says the traffic light at Ann Road and 215 is frustrating. She says drivers often have to wait for the light to cycle three times before it changes to green.

Clark County representatives say they have seen some vehicle detection issues at this northwest intersection. The wires that power the video camera sustained damage. Crews replaced the faulty wiring, and the county says the light should be back to normal.

Additional work is coming to the northwest valley. Design plans to fix the northwest beltway between Craig Road and Hualapai Way are almost complete. The county expects to advertise for construction bids early next year.

This project will also replace traffic signals at Lone Mountain Road and Ann Road.

If you want to report maintenance issues, contact the Clark County Public Works Department.

Freeze warning issued for central, northeast Clark County

LAS VEGAS -- The National Weather Service in Las Vegas has issued a freeze warning for central and northeast Clark County. The watch is in effect from late Sunday night through Monday.

A freeze warning means sub-freezing temperatures are possible and these conditions could kill crops and other sensitive vegetation.

Here are some safety tips for dealing with freezing weather from Las Vegas Fire and Rescue.

Keep anything that can burn, such as clothing, furniture, mattresses and paper products at least three feet away from any heat sources such as furnaces, space heaters, fireplaces, stoves and water heaters.

Police: Gun accidentally goes off, kills man

LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police investigated a deadly shooting Saturday near the intersection of W. Lake Mead Boulevard and Jones Blvd.

Police said they received a call Saturday at 4:33 p.m. about the shooting at 5801 W. Lake Mead Boulevard.

When officers arrived to the scene, they said they found a man with a gun shot wound to the chest.

Further investigations found the man's death was the result of an accidental discharge.

Police say he was handling a firearm and accidentally shot himself.

He will be identified by the Clark Country coroner.

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Police identify suspect in deadly shooting

Terrell Hodges

LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police are looking for the public's help in tracking down a man who is a suspect in a murder from earlier this month.

Police are looking for 37-year-old Terrell Hodges in connection with the shooting death of 62-year-old Michael O'Brien.

O'Brien was found dead in the street in a neighborhood near Rainbow Boulevard and Gowan Road just after 9 a.m. Nov. 6. O'Brien died from a gunshot wound to the chest.

According to police, O'Brien and Hodges got into an argument near the garage door of a home on West Welsh Circle. After being shot, O'Brien walked to the end of the driveway where he collapsed.

Hodge is described as a black man about 5-foot-5 tall and between 130 and 140 pounds. Anyone with information about Hodges is asked to call Metro's Homicide Section at (702) 828-3521, or to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555.

Cat hoarding: Tale of 2 cities

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LAS VEGAS -- Two women are in the same situation, but dealing with very different consequences. Both women were caught hoarding more than 100 cats. In both cases, most of the cats were so sick they had to be put down.

While one woman is facing criminal charges, the other got a house cleaning and is being put up in temporary housing. The difference between the two women has to do with where they live.

In both cases, neighbors and animal control describe the homes as a health hazard, with no air conditioning and limited water and food for the pets. Yet, when it comes time to file charges of cruelty, one has yet to see a judge.

In the middle of summer, it was well above 100 degrees inside the North Las Vegas home of Nathalie Back at 824 Harp Way.





One killed in crash near Cheyenne and 215

LAS VEGAS - Metro Police are investigating a fatal crash near Cheyenne Avenue and I-215.

The crash occurred shortly before 1:30 a.m. Police say a Dodge Dakota was making a U-turn when it collided with a Kia Sorento. The Dodge rolled into a desert area, and the 22-year-old male driver died at the scene of the accident.

The 67-year-male driver of the Kia did not sustain injuries. A 19-year-old female passenger in the Dodge suffered moderate injuries.

This is the 70th fatal crash in Metro's jurisdiction this year. The Clark County Coroner's Office will identify the victim once next of kin have been notified.