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One dead in crash on WB Summerlin Pkwy at 215

Photo courtesy: Regional Transporation Commission

LAS VEGAS -- One person has died from injuries suffered in a crash on westbound Summerlin Parkway at the 215 beltway.

The crash happened at around 10:15 a.m. Wednesday. According to Nevada Highway Patrol, two trucks, which were both hauling trailers, crashed.

Troopers said one truck was heading northbound on 215 and was exiting off the beltway onto the Summerlin Parkway, when the driver ran a red light and smashed into a second truck, which was headed westbound on Summerlin Parkway.

The second truck was pushed into the embankment, where it caught on fire.

There were five people in the first truck, three of whom were taken to University Medical Center. There were two people in the second truck and both were taken to UMC.

The driver of the first truck died, troopers said.



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Police looking for men who shot robbery victims

Police looking for men who shot robbery victims

Metro Police are looking for the public’s help in tracking down the person who shot two victims during an early morning robbery at a park.

According to police, the victims were at a park near Charleston Boulevard and Vista Center Drive in the early morning of Sept. 4.

Several young men approached the victims and demanded property. When the victims gave the men their property, one of the young men took out a gun and shot the victims in the legs.

The men then took the victims’ car. As part of the investigation, police released pictures of a car similar to the car that was stolen.

The car is a dark green Mitsubishi Gallant LS four door. The car originally had license plate 793LRD, but it may now have temporary plates.

The car has a spare tire mounted on the front right side of the vehicle.

Anyone with information is asked to call Metro’s Robbery Section at (702) 828-3591, or to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555.

Metro rescuing injured hiker in Red Rock Canyon

LAS VEGAS -- Metro Search and Rescue are working to get an injured hiker out of Red Rock Canyon.

According to police, just before 10 a.m. Thursday, the hiker fell between 10 and 20 feet in Calico Hills, injuring his back and leg.  

Rescuers are determining how to get the hiker to the hospital.


Driving You Crazy: Bus stop on Rainbow near Lake Mead

LAS VEGAS - A viewer says she is concerned about the bus stop on northbound Rainbow Boulevard near Lake Mead Boulevard.

She says the bus stop brings traffic to a dangerous halt. She adds the stop has been causing traffic trouble for a very long time and says she hopes crews remove it.

Regional Transportation Commission representatives say they've had this bus stop on their radar for some time.

They say moving the stop is not an option. If they moved the stop, they would have to move it approximately 300 feet to the north. That would lead to long walks for riders who transfer between the 210 Lake Mead and 101 Rainbow routes.

RTC says the best fix would be to construct a turnout at this bus stop, but the land is privately owned. RTC does not have enough right-of-way for that. They are currently working with the City of Las Vegas and the landowners to address this issue.

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Two people shot in robbery at park

Two people were shot during a robbery at a park near Charleston Boulevard and the 215 beltway Thursday, according to Metro Police.

The victims were at a park in the early Thursday morning when several suspects approached them and demanded their property.

After getting the property, one of the suspects shot both victims in the legs. The suspects then took the victims’ car, which is a green four-door 1999 Mitsubishi Gallant LS with Nevada license plate 793-LRD. It had a spare tire on the front passenger side.

The suspect who is believed to be the shooter is described as a black man between 16 and 18 years old. He is between 5 foot 6 and 5 foot 10 with a thin build. He has very short dreadlocks and thick-rimmed glasses. He was wearing a white T-shirt and black shorts.

Anyone with information is asked to call Metro Police at (702) 828-3591, or to remain anonymous (702) 385-5555.  

City marshals looking for persons of interest in car burglaries

City marshals looking for persons of interest in car burglaries

The Las Vegas City Marshals are looking for help to find two people they call persons of interest a series of car burglaries at city recreational facilities.

According to the marshals, a total of six cars have been burglarized between Aug. 21 and Aug. 24 at three locations. Two cars were burglarized at All-American Park, 1551 S. Buffalo Drive, one at Durango Hills YMCA, 3521 N. Durango Drive and three cars at the Garside Swimming Pools, 250 S. Torrey Pines Drive.

The marshals would like to talk to a man and a woman believed to driving a silver, two-door sedan.

Anyone with information about the burglaries or the persons of interest are asked to call the marshal investigators at (702) 229-3223. 

Sun City steps up water conservation efforts

A retirement community is doing what it can to conserve water.

Sun City Summerlin is adding more brown to its landscaping. The retirement community is taking a proactive stance on water use in light of the drought.

Read more in the Las Vegas Review-Journal