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Driving You Crazy: Bike lanes wanted at Desert Inn & Durango

LAS VEGAS - A concerned cyclist who rides across Durango Drive from Desert Inn Road to Charleston Boulevard expressed concern about drivers who don't share the road with cyclists.

The viewer wants to see painted bike lanes and more frequent street sweeping in that area.

This stretch of Durango is a designated bicycle route, which is defined as a shared roadway with signs and curb lanes that are at least 14 feet wide. This is different from a bike lane, which is striped and is at least four feet wide.

The City of Las Vegas maintains most of this stretch, and crews say this road can't accommodate bike lanes; the outside lanes are only 12 feet wide.

Drivers must give at least three feet of space between their vehicles and bicycle riders. It is the law.

As for the street sweepers, city representatives say crews sweep approximately 160,000 lane miles a year, which exceeds safety standards. They clean Durango once every two weeks.

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Couple barely make it out of burning house in time

A fire overnight seriously damaged a home in the Lakes area of the city and a couple was lucky to escape, barely making it out of the home in time.

According to the Clark County Fire Department, the fire started just after 1:30 a.m. Friday at a home near Desert Inn and Ft. Apache roads.

The man told firefighters that he had woken up because he felt like someone was choking him. When he awoke, he realized the bedroom was filling with thick black smoke, which was making choke. He woke up his wife and they ran from the home.

The man went back into the house to try to get a cat but he couldn’t see because of the smoke.

When firefighters arrived, very heavy flames were coming out of the three-car garage and two-story wood frame house. The fire was extremely intense, but crews had it under control in less than ten minutes.

The cause of the fire was not determined, but it did destroy two cars and heavily damage the house.

Williams-Sonoma hiring for call center, sales associates

The Williams-Sonoma call center at Town Center and Summerlin Parkway is looking to hire 110 customer service associates and 150 sales associates.

The company says there are work-from-home and split-shift opportunities.

It is holding three career fairs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of next week at 10000 Covington Cross.

The pay rate is $11 per hour for traditional shifts and $12 per hour for split shifts. They also have paid training and retail discounts.

Metro looking for man who robbed store

Metro looking for man who robbed store

Metro Police are looking for a man who robbed a store near Desert Inn Road and Durango Drive.

According to police, the man walked into the business at around 2:30 p.m. Sept. 30. He kicked the employee in the chest, grabbed some merchandise and ran from the business, police said.

The man is described as a Hispanic man about 26 years old. He is between 5 foot 8 and 6 foot with a heavy build. He was wearing a red T-shirt and purple shorts.

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. 

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18-year-old killed in crash near Fort Apache ID'd

LAS VEGAS -- The Clark County Coroners Office said Sunday that Rajaunay Lasherie Davis is the 18-year-old woman who was killed in a crash near Fort Apache Road and Sahara Avenue Wednesday night.

Metro Police said Davis was one of the passengers in the 2004 Chevy Aveo that was headed southbound on Fort Apache Road around 11:30 p.m. when the driver lost control of the car, left the roadway and hit the curb before crashing into a drain access, a street light and a tree.

Davis died at the scene, while another person, identified by police as 20-year-old Anna Karac, was taken to University Medical Center with moderate injuries.

The Clark County Coroner's office hasn't said what the exact cause of Davis' death was.  

This was the 61st traffic related fatality in LVMPD's jurisdiction in 2014. 

'Making Strides Against Breast Cancer' draws 15,000

LAS VEGAS -- More than 15,000 people from around the valley got up early Sunday morning to take “strides” for a good cause. Participants did this at the 15th annual Las Vegas “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer" walk.

There were two main goals for the annual event sponsored by the American Cancer Society: Raise awareness about breast cancer and raise money to fight the disease.

Breast cancer survivor for eight years now, Lula Sturdivant, laced up her sneakers for the event.

"It means a lot to me. I hope every year it keeps growing and growing. I would love to see triple the amount of people. This is just awesome! It's amazing,” said Sturdivant.

Organizers of Making Strides Against Breast Cancer said the 3 mile walk has grown significantly since it started in Nevada in 1999, and it brought out people far and wide.

Coroner ID's person killed in crash at U.S. 95, Summerlin Pkwy.

LAS VEGAS -- The Clark County Coroner's Office said Anthony Christopher Gonzalez was the person killed in a motorcycle crash at U.S. 95 and Summerlin Parkway.

The crash happened shortly after 2:30 a.m. Friday. Nevada Highway Patrol said the 22-year-old was riding his motorcycle at a high rate of speed northbound on U.S. 95 toward the HOV flyover lane on to Summerlin Parkway.

The motorcycle hit a wall throwing the rider onto the southbound lane of U.S. 95, according to NHP. Troopers said Gonzalez died at the scene.

The coroner's office said the 22-year-old died from blunt force trauma.