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Driving You Crazy: Light needed at Sahara and Blue Willow

LAS VEGAS - Geri says a light is needed at Sahara Avenue and Blue Willow Lane. With Downtown Summerlin now open, traffic has increased tremendously. Geri says a lot of kids use Blue Willow to get to Ober Elementary School.

If you live or have business near Downtown Summerlin, you know the roads aren't the same since it opened. Continue to expect a good amount of traffic as the holidays approach.

In August, the county conducted a traffic study at Sahara and Blue Willow. Observations and data show the intersection did not warrant a traffic signal at the time. That was two months before the new shopping center opened. Now that it has opened, the county will perform another study in December.

Police searching for men who robbed store

Police searching for men who robbed store

Metro Police are searching for four suspects who robbed a business in the area of Cheyenne Avenue and Durango Drive this week.

According to police, the two of the suspects walked into the store at around 5:30 a.m. Tuesday. Two of the men acted like customers and walked around the store. One of the men then walked out of the store.

Two more men, armed with guns, came into the store. The men took money and merchandize then fled to an apartment complex at Cheyenne Avenue and Soaring Gulls Drive.

The first suspect is described as a black man between 20 and 25 years old. He is about 5 foot 10 and 180 pounds. He was wearing a gray and white, checkered hoodie, black beanie, white pants and red shoes.

The second suspect is described as a black man between 20 and 25 years old. He is about 5 foot 10 and 160 pounds. He was wearing a light gray hoodie, black pants and black shoes.

Safety group: Almost all car seats installed wrong in southern NV

LAS VEGAS -- After Nevada High Patrol confirmed that a toddler died because he wasn't properly secured in his car seat during a rollover crash Wednesday, 8 News NOW decided to look into what the proper steps are to make sure that a child is buckled in correctly.

The investigation uncovered 98 percent of car seats on the roads in southern Nevada aren't installed correctly, according to the child safety group, Safe Kids.

"When you have hundreds of different car seats on the market and thousands of different vehicles -- bringing the two together can be challenging for parents,” said Jeanne Marsala, Executive Director for Safe Kids Clark County.

Safe Kids said the safety and welfare of the kids in the car all starts with the parents.

Toddler thrown from car in fatal rollover crash ID'd

LAS VEGAS -- The toddler killed in a fatal rollover crash Wednesday on U.S. 95 has been identified.

The Clark County Coroner's Office said 2-year-old Alden Shi was thrown from the car when it crashed at the northbound U.S. 95 flyover ramp to westbound Summerlin Parkway.

Nevada Highway Patrol Troopers said the SUV driver, a 46-year-old Las Vegas man, lost control and slammed into a concrete barrier. The crash forced the road to be closed for hours.

The driver and a 12-year-old girl who was a passenger were transported to University Medical Center with minor injuries, NHP said.

Driving You Crazy: Construction along Rampart Boulevard

LAS VEGAS - Ruth asks why Rampart Boulevard is full of construction cones between Alta Drive and Lake Mead Boulevard.

In August, the City of Las Vegas kicked off a new sewer project in this area. By summer of next year, motorists will be driving over a new 24-inch pipeline.

This $12 million project will occur in five phases. Phase one included adding a sewer bypass at Lake Mead while crews worked along Rampart between Lake Mead and Hillpointe Road. Crews restriped and patched that stretch.

Since October 23, crews have worked near Rampart and Vegas Drive. In February and March, drivers can expect delays near Summerlin Parkway on and off ramps. Construction cones will remain along Rampart as the project pushes farther south.

Drivers can take Buffalo Drive as an alternate route.

The City of Las Vegas has done a great job updating Traffic8 on this project, and Traffic8 will monitor it each step of the way.

Child killed in crash on US 95 HOV flyover to Summerlin Pkwy.

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 LAS VEGAS -- A child was killed in a fatal rollover crash that forced the closure of the northbound U.S. 95 flyover ramp to westbound Summerlin Parkway, according to law enforcement.  

That area was closed for hours, but it reopened shortly after 8 p.m..  The child who died is believed to have been 2 years old. 

Bail set for teen driver in deadly crash

 LAS VEGAS -- Bail was set at $200,000 for the 19-year-old driver in a deadly rollover crash that on Summerlin Parkway Sunday morning.

Marcelo Zavala, Jr. made his first appearance in Las Vegas Justice Court Wednesday morning. Charges won't be filed against him until the state receives his DUI test results.

Zavala is facing charges of DUI resulting in death, involuntary manslaughter, DUI with substantial bodily harm, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving without a valid driver's license and unsafe lane change.

He was the driver of the SUV when it crashed around 5 a.m. One of his passengers, 19-year-old Steven Alexander Salas-Limon, was killed and three other people were taken to the hospital, including one who suffered critical injuries.

His next court appearance is scheduled for Nov. 10.