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Summerlin Flyover Opens

Summerlin Flyover Opens

The long-awaited Summerlin Parkway HOV Flyover at U.S. 95 is finally finished.

The Nevada Department of Transportation cut the ribbon Tuesday on the flyover that is expected to improve traffic flow in the area. The flyover allows drivers who are using the HOV, or High Occupancy Vehicle lanes, to get onto Summerlin Parkway from U.S. 95 without weaving through traffic.

In the same area, the U.S. 95 southbound project is set to open next week. The expansion of the northbound section of U.S. 95 is set to be finished in October. 

Collision Near Ft. Apache and Sahara Kills 1

LAS VEGAS -- A collision involving three vehicles at Fort Apache Road and Red Hills Road claimed the life of one man and closed traffic for several hours. 

According to police, a Volkswagen Bug made a left turn from Fort Apache into the path of a Ford Mustang about 2 p.m. The driver of the Volkswagen, a 78-year-old man, was thrown from his car and died. Three people were in the Ford. They have not reported any injuries.

The collision caused another car to be hit. That car received minor damage. The driver was not injured. 

The fatal victim's family members must now cope with their loss. The man's wife arrived at the scene before she realized her husband was dead.

"Unfortunately, the wife saw the vehicle as she was driving out to the street and she saw what happened," Metro Sgt. Richard Strader said. "We're now bringing counselors out to help."

Rainfall Causing Streets to Flood in Southwest Valley

Rainfall Causing Streets to Flood in Southwest Valley

LAS VEGAS -- Heavy rain falling in the southwest Las Vegas valley is causing some streets to flood. The rain is expected to cause minor flooding until about 3:45 p.m. Monday.

The areas impacted include Blue Diamond, Mountain's Edge, Rainbow Boulevard and Tropicana Avenue, and Spring Valley.

The storms are expanding to the east and may produce heavy rain and hail. 

Rhodes Ranch and west valley neighborhoods have reports of 50 to 62 mph winds with thunderstorms moving into the area. Rain is moving to the center of the valley.

As of 2 p.m., the area near Blue Diamond and Durango, the rainfall total so far is .55 inch; near the 215-Beltway channel and Buffalo, the total so far is .47 inch; and near Warm Springs and Jones, the rainfall total so far is .24 inch, according to the Regional Flood Control rain gauges.

Free Lollypops Offered on Lollypop Day

Free Lollypops Offered on Lollypop Day

A gourmet candy shop is offering free lollypops Friday for National Lollypop Day.

See’s Candies is offering a free pop at anyone of its four stores around the Las Vegas valley. The store is also offering discounts on boxes of lollypops until Monday.

While at the shop, people can also enter to win a trip to San Francisco to see the See’s Lollypop Factory.

See’s locations and closing times Friday:

  • Discount Shop, 4760 W. Sahara Avenue, closes at 6 p.m.
  • Meadows Mall, 4300 Meadows Lane, closes at 9 p.m.
  • Galleria at Sunset, 1300 W. Sunset Road, closes at 9 p.m.
  • Center Point Center, 10300 W. Charleston Boulevard, closes at 7 p.m.

1 Dead, 1 Arrested in Fatal Crash in Summerlin

LAS VEGAS -- One person is dead and another is facing charges after a single-car crash shortly before 3:30 a.m. at the intersection of Alta Drive and Pavilion Center in Summerlin.

Metro Police Sgt. Richard Strader said the driver of the Mustang, 21-year-old Ralph Homer Corpuz, will be charged with DUI. The passenger in that car was killed when the vehicle hit a tree. The intersection was closed for several hours.

 

Boychuck's Summerlin Salon Includes Perks, But He Stays Focused on Hilton

A new location inside a Summerlin gym taps into a different market.

Celebrity magazines might have dropped Paris Hilton long ago, but the only thing Michael Boychuck wants to drop is her name. It's the local celebrity hairstylist's first day on the job at his new salon in Summerlin, and he's mentioned Hilton half a dozen times during an interview.

Read more at the Las Vegas Review-Journal

Rachel's Kitchen Looks for Employees for New Location

A group of restaurants held a job fair Wednesday for their newest location in Summerlin.

Rachel’s Kitchen will be opening a new location at 9691 Trailwood Drive in Trailwoods Center. The new restaurant will open next month. The owners need to fill about two dozen positions, including line cooks, prep cooks, dishwashers and managers.

"I am excited about the growth.  I am excited about all the changes that are happening, and I am excited about the birth of Rachel's Kitchen," founder of Rachel’s Kitchen Debbie Loxarzade said.

People were lined up before the job fair opened at 9 a.m. The owners interviewed about 30 people.