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Coroner IDs woman killed crossing the street

LAS VEGAS -- The Clark County Coroner's Office has identified the woman killed while crossing the street as 59-year-old Quida Maria Gee from Las Vegas. The coroner says the cause of death was blunt force trauma and the manner of death is accidental.

According to Metro Police, the crash happened just before 6 p.m. Thursday at Durango Drive and Sahara Avenue.

Police say Gee was walking eastbound across Durango Drive, outside of a crosswalk, when a Yukon Denali that was heading north on Durango Drive hit her.

Witnesses told police Gee walked into the path of the SUV. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Durango Drive was shut down between Starboard Drive and Sahara Avenue for the investigation.

The driver of the vehicle remained on scene. 

This is the 24th fatal crash in Metro's jurisdiction this year.

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Rock climbing festival returns to Red Rock Canyon

Rock climbing festival returns to Red Rock Canyon

The Red Rock Rendezvous rock climbing festival will return to the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area this weekend.

The festival includes climbing clinics for all skill levels, mini-seminars and demonstrations, along with food and entertainment. Tickets are $99 per person and includes access to the opening night celebrations, pancake breakfast and four hour on-the-rock climbing clinic Saturday and Sunday.

For a $179 ticket, people can get access to specialty clinics Friday, including a wilderness first aid course where people can earn a certification card.

The RRR is sponsored by North Face and will benefit The Access Fund, a climbing organization focused on environmental protection.

For more information and to register, go to mountaingear.com.

2nd annual Arts, Eats & Beats at Village Square planned for this weekend

2nd annual Arts, Eats & Beats at Village Square planned for this weekend

The newly remodeled Village Square shopping center will host its 2nd annual Arts, Eats & Beats Art Walk this weekend to benefit Three Square Food Bank.

The art walk will feature works from 15 artists. There will also be a chalk art competition with artists of all ages invited to pick up a piece of chalk and create an amazing piece of art. Judging for the contest will be Sunday. Those interested in participating can call (702) 523-5306 for information.

For those interested in food, several of the restaurants at the shopping center will be offering great things to eat, participating eateries include: 808 Tapas, Chicago Brewing Company, Viva Mercado's Mexican Bar & Grill, Cold Stone Creamery and more. Passports that allow people to enjoy pre-set food and drinks are $25. Pre-buy a passport through govillagesquare.com to get a $5 discount.

The festival will be from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 29 through the 30. 

Construction starts along Lake Mead Boulevard

Construction starts along Lake Mead Boulevard

Construction has started on Lake Mead Boulevard between Hills Center Drive and Rancho Drive and will continue for the next 18 weeks.

A minimum of two lanes in each direction will be kept open during peak traffic hours in the morning and the afternoon. However, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., traffic may be restricted to one lane in each direction.

Crews will be installing traffic signal conduits, removing and reconstructing deteriorated areas of pavement, median island changes, pavement improvements and roadway striping.

The work hours will generally be from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Drivers should use Cheyenne Avenue and Summerlin Parkway as alternative routes.

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Victim's family vows to face accused intoxicated driver

LAS VEGAS - The family of a man who died on the Summerlin Parkway ramp last week is vowing to face the man accused of killing him.

Thirty-eight-year-old Kadar Lee Brown of Las Vegas was changing a tire on the side of the road March 17, when Nevada Highway Patrol says an intoxicated driver hit him.

Nevada Highway Patrol arrested 22-year-old Gary Richard Adair, Jr. for DUI - drugs with death, failure to drive in a travel lane, expired license plates, altered plates and no proof of insurance.

The crash happened at approximately 5:30 p.m. on the U.S. 95 southbound ramp to Summerlin Parkway.

Brown's family is now raising money to pay for his funeral.

Close friends said Brown lived for driving and fixing his Ford Mustang, spending time with his beloved dogs and helping his loved ones.

Light pole broken in Summerlin roll-over accident Thursday morning

The driver was not seriously hurt.

A Thursday morning roll-over accident caused a light pole to fall and land in the street in west Summerlin.

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Man indicted for home invasion and sexual assault

Sean Paul Cordeiro

LAS VEGAS -- A man who was arrested Feb. 27 after a long standoff with Metro Police at a northwest valley home was indicted by a Clark County grand jury on a long list of charges, including sexual assault, home invasion, attempted murder and burglary.

Bail was set for Sean Paul Cordeiro at $750,000. According to prosecutors, Cordeiro broke into a home, near Lake Mead Boulevard and Buffalo Drive, and held a woman and her three children hostage. They also say he assaulted the woman and threatened the children.

The woman and children were able to get out of the house with the help Metro SWAT. Police eventually broke into the house and found Cordeiro hiding in the laundry room.

He remains in custody at the Clark County Detention Center and is scheduled to appear in court March 27.