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Drivers, students and busy intersection worries parents

LAS VEGAS -- A busy intersection is in the spotlight days after a motorcyclist was critically injured by a driver. Parents say the intersection of Desert Primrose Lane and Town Center Driver is unsafe.

From drivers who speed to those who make illegal turns, parents say their children are at risk and it's time for a traffic safety device to avoid another crash.

The intersection is near Faith Lutheran Academy where 450 kids attend school and there are two other public schools nearby with similar arrival and dismissal times.

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Downtown Summerlin project on track for Oct. 9 opening

Progress is being made in the new Downtown Summerlin shopping and dining area. 

The Howard Hughes Corp. has set its sights for Oct. 9 as the opening date for its 1.6 million-square-foot retail and dining experience to be known as Downtown Summerlin.

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Woman killed while hiking near Red Rock Canyon Identified

LAS VEGAS -- The woman who fell to her death while hiking at Red Springs near Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area Friday has been identified.

The Coroner's Office says she's 60-year-old Linda Brock of Las Vegas.

According to Metro Police, the accident happened at around 7 p.m. They say she fell 35 to 40 feet while hiking with a group of people.

No word on what caused her to fall. Her cause of death was blunt force trauma to the torso.

Good Samaritans lift car off motorcyclist hurt in crash

LAS VEGAS -- Quick-thinking construction workers and a nurse were able to help rescue a motorcyclist who was involved in a crash Thursday morning in west Las Vegas.

The wreck happened around 8 a.m. at Desert Primrose Lane and Town Center Drive. 

A student at Faith Lutheran, which is near where the accident happened, who witnessed it all and called 911 describes herself as "freaking out." 

"The next thing I see there's a body under the car," said Francesca Pfeiffer. "I see it being dragged along." 

Moments later, Pfeiffer said construction workers rushed over and actually picked the car up off the man.

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Newly opened Far Hills bridge allows access to trails

A new bridge opened in the far western side of the Las Vegas valley. It's not for cars, but for hikers and bicyclists.

A ceremony Wednesday marked the opening of the new Far Hills bridge at Far Hills Avenue and the 215 beltway. The bridge allows walkers and bicyclists to safely and conveniently get to trails in the area.

The bridge also allows access to a new parking lot at the Hualapai Trailhead. The 12-space parking lot gives people easier access to trails.

The bride is part of a network of trials that will eventually connect throughout the entire Las Vegas valley. 

Metro Police looking two men who robbed electronics store

Metro Police looking two men who robbed electronics store

Metro Police are looking for two men who robbed an electronics store in northwest part of the Las Vegas valley.

According to police, at around 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 20, the two men walked into the store near Rainbow Boulevard and Cheyenne Avenue and demanded the employee open a electronics cage. They indicated to the employee that they had guns, police said.

The men removed an undisclosed amount of merchandise from the locked cage and left the business.

The first man police are looking for is described as a Hispanic man, 5 foot 6 and 178 pounds. He was wearing a gray and navy blue baseball cap, gray sunglasses with black tint, gray and navy blue jacket with stripes, black shorts and black shoes with thick, white soles.

The second man is a Hispanic man, 5 foot 8 and 178 pounds. He was wearing a black, hoodie with red inner lining, black shorts, black baseball cap with a white logo and black shorts.

Red Rock campsite closing for summer outside Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- The federal Bureau of Land Management is closing the only developed campground at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area for the summer.

A BLM statement says the Red Rock Campground will close Tuesday and reopen Aug. 29.

The site about 20 miles west of downtown Las Vegas usually closes during the summer due to low use.

It is located 2 miles east of the Red Rock visitor center off State Route 159.

Backcountry camping is allowed, with permits, in the more than 300-square-mile Red Rock Canyon area and on BLM public land outside the Las Vegas area for up to two weeks.

Popular primitive sites offering no facilities include the Bitter Spring and Gold Butte back country byways, Knob Hill, Virgin Mountains, Christmas Tree Pass and Logandale Trails.