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SUV strikes, kills woman near Durango and Desert Inn

LAS VEGAS - A 49-year-old woman died Monday night after an SUV struck her near Durango Drive and Desert Inn Road.

The accident happened shortly before 10:30 p.m. on Durango Drive at Paddle Wheel Way. Police say the woman was crossing Durango outside a marked crosswalk, when a Ford Expedition hit her in the southbound lane.

The woman died at the scene of the accident. So far, police have not arrested the driver of the Expedition.

The Clark County Coroner's Office will identify the woman once next of kin have been notified.

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Status check on national master-plan sales reveals slowing market

Slowing market for new homes is not a reason to panice, experts say.

A routine check on national master-plan sales exposed a slowing new-homes market.

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Traffic light now on at busy intersection near Wet 'n' Wild

Local leaders turned on a traffic light that will help alleviate some of the traffic troubles surrounding the Wet ‘n’ Wild water park.

The new signal was turned on at Ft. Apache Road and Maule Avenue Thursday. The light is next to a middle school and close to several residential construction sites.

The intersection gets especially busy during the summer months when people are headed to the water park.

The new light was funded by the Fuel Revenue Indexing, which is the fuel tax increase approved by Clark County last year.

 

 

Coroner IDs man killed in motorcycle accident

LAS VEGAS -- The Clark County Coroner's Office has identified the man killed in a motorcycle accident Sunday afternoon as 21-year-old James Andrew Cuccia of Las Vegas.

The coroner ruled his cause of death as multiple blunt force injuries and the manner is accidental.

The accident happened shortly after 3 p.m. at Rampart Boulevard and North Point Conception Drive, north of Lake Mead Boulevard. Police say Cuccia was riding his Suzuki motorcycle north on Rampart when a Nissan pickup truck turned in front of him.

Cuccia died at the scene of the accident. The 44-year-old driver of the Nissan did not sustain any injuries.



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Memorial ride, fundraiser planned for Saturday

Memorial ride, fundraiser planned for Saturday

A memorial motorcycle ride and fundraiser is planned for Saturday for the families of the Metro Police officers killed in a shooting rampage in June.

Red Rock Harley-Davidson is sponsoring the event. There is no fee to participate but people are encouraged to donate. All donations will go to the families of Officers Alyn Beck and Igor Soldo. Money will also be donated to the family of Joseph Wilcox, the citizen who tried to step in and stop the rampage.

The ride will start at 9 a.m. at the shop at Rainbow Boulevard and Sahara Avenue. It will then stop at the Southern Nevada Law Enforcement Memorial next to the Metropolitan Police Department Academy at Cheyenne Avenue and Hualapai Way.

It will end at the Mountain Springs Saloon on State Route 160.

Free sandbags for flood protection

LAS VEGAS - With monsoon season comes the risk of flooding and the need to be proactive in flood protection.

If you believe you may need sandbags to protect your property, two locations provide them for free.

Sandbags are available for free, along with free sand, outside the City of Las Vegas West Service Center. The sand pile is located at the three-way stop at Romenus Drive and Sauer Drive, which is located behind the Rainbow Library on North Buffalo Drive and West Cheyenne Avenue. Sandbags, sand and a filler are available at the site; you will need to bring your own shovel.

Sandbags also are available for free along with free sand outside the City of Las Vegas East Service Center. The sand pile is located on the east side of North Mojave Road, across from Lied Animal Shelter at 655 N. Mojave Road. There is also a sandbag filler; you will need to bring your own shovel. 

Walk and learn event planned for Wednesday at Kellogg and Zaher park

The city of Las Vegas is offering several special activities at its park for the month of July in celebration of national Parks and Recreation Month.

The events are being organized by the Outside Las Vegas Foundation, which is dedicated to connecting the community with southern Nevada’s outside spaces.

From 6:30 to 8 p.m., Wednesday July 9, people can take a leisurely hike through Charlie Kellogg and Joe Zaher Sports Complex park, 7901 West Washington Avenue.

Volunteers and staff will also take people to check out Bonanza Trail and educate people about the city’s urban trail system.

The event is open and free to everyone. People interested can gather at the Outside Las Vegas Foundation banner 15 minutes before the start of each event.