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Senior citizen killed in crash at Lake Mead and Sun City

An intersection in Summerlin that has been closed since 8:55 a.m. due to a deadly crash is expected to reopen soon.

According to Metro Police, the wreck that caused the death of a 78-year-old man involved two vehicles when it occurred at Lake Mead Boulevard and Sun City Boulevard.

Police said a black Dodge was heading west on Lake Mead Blvd. and a 4 Runner was going eastbound when the two cars came to a point where they had to yield, but one vehicle didn't, so they crashed.

The senior citizen was taken to the hospital where he was declared dead.
No word on the other driver's condition.

Metro Police are still investigating to see who was at fault... Read More

Las Vegas Ballpark to get comfy mesh seats for fans

The Howard Hughes Corporation®, owner of the Las Vegas 51s®, the city's professional Triple-A baseball team of the Pacific Coast League (PCL), announced Thursday that it will install new seats to give fans more comfort during the baseball season.

The seats throughout the Las Vegas Ballpark are made of 4Topps Premium Seating's innovative AirFlow Mesh seat.

"We have made this decision with the fan experience in mind," said Don Logan, President and Chief Operating Officer of the Las Vegas 51s. "When we were presented the option of giving our fans the most comfortable and coolest seat on the market, it was an easy decision. Plus, the higher elevation in Summerlin means the area's ambient air temperature is generally five to eight degrees cooler than other parts of the Las Vegas valley. That, in combination with our new seats, is exciting news for all Las Vegas baseball fans who brave the summer heat to enjoy a great game of baseball."... Read More

Teens setting off illegal fireworks cause damage in Summerlin neighborhood

People in many neighborhoods across the valley dealt with noise and the threat of danger of illegal fireworks all night on the 4th of July, but in one area, things got a little out of control, and a neighbor caught it all on camera.

Residents in that Summerlin neighborhood said teens were shooting illegal fireworks into the sky before a bush caught fire.

"This neighborhood is getting out of control," said Kevin Shamloo, the man who caught two people running around the neighborhood on the Fourth of July aiming illegal fireworks at each other.

That's when the bush caught fire. It's charred remains left behind.

Neighbors like Shamloo are shaken up and upset.

"Now, you set a bush on fire, next day, you can set a house on fire," Shamloo said. "Kids with no supervision from the adults, and they're going to be doing this, especially around the parks," Shamloo said... Read More

Hiking and heat dangers at Red Rock Canyon

The heat is not stopping visitors from enjoying Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, but the warm weather may pose a danger if you don't prepare properly.

Red Rock Canyon is known for it's beauty but this place can also be deadly when visitors don't plan right for their trip here, especially during this warm weather.

"It's so hot, you can't go very far," said Felix Stwaden, visiting from Germany.

The German tourist takes a break after a couple hours in the sun.

"So, we decided to go just a little bit and take a nice view," he said.

But others brave the heat to explore one of the many trails.

"My son wanted to hike up to the tank," said Eugene Goodnight.

This father decided not to join him on the two-hour hike, instead he sits in the car with the air conditioning.

"I ain't going up there, it's nice but when it gets up to three digits it gets hot," Goodnight said... Read More

VGK merchandise selling fast

Stores are trying to keep up the demand.

Anything that says Western Conference Champions is flying off the shelves. Hundreds of fans have been at the City National Arena Monday to buy items. There has been a long line to get into the store.

The Arsenal is only letting a few dozen people in at a time.

"It's like Black Friday," said Karen Michael, Knights fan. "I was here last night and waited in line for half an hour and they sold out all their t-shirts in 10 minutes."

A hardcore fan, she waited more than 90 minutes for the Arsenal to open Monday.

"This one goes to my son-in-law who is Vegas born," she said.

Even Clark County firefighters are part of the fan mania.

They printed and sold almost 1,000 t-shirts to benefit the Golden Knights Foundation.

"They were gone in about 25 minutes today," said Mark Lepino, fire engineer, Clark County Fire Department... Read More

Good Day on the Road: Summerlin projects

A big dirt lot to the south of the new ballpark is where the next luxury apartments will go up and work is already underway.

In Summerlin, things are moving and fast by Pavilion Center Drive and Sahara Avenue. Infrastructure is being laid out to build 267 luxury apartment units slated to open next spring.

"And eventually we're going to have 3,000 to 4,000 residential units in this whole area," said Tom Warden, senior vice president, community & government relations for Summerlin.

That plan includes the already leased 124 units at the nearby Constellation complex. Warden with Howard Hughes Corporation says there's an even larger plan for 35 new neighborhoods across Summerlin.

"A lot of people probably think Summerlin development is just about done. The reason is cause we've been at it since 1990."

More than 1,800 construction jobs in all were created in Downtown Summerlin for the new apartments, the ballpark, and Two Summerlin office tower... Read More

Good Day on the Road: Highlighting Summerlin

The office building known as One Summerlin is now full. So, another one is being built in the heart of Downtown Summerlin, just north of City National Arena.

It was just 30 years ago when plans surfaced to build Summerlin back in 1988.

A picture, shared by the Howard Hughes Corporation, shows what the deserted plot of land once was.

"Building a whole new community out of a whole cloth," said Tom Warden, senior vice president, community & government relations for Summerlin.

The spotlight, shining again over Downtown Summerlin with sports fever and other development, like Two Summerlin. Six stories of new office space will open in august.

"Very much increased interest in people wanting to work in the same place that they live," Warden said.

A major law firm in Las Vegas, Ballard Spahr national law firm, is one of the tenants over at One Summerlin. They relocated their whole Las Vegas office there... Read More