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One Killed in Crash near Durango and Sahara

One person was killed in an accident involving a motorcycle and a car that happened Monday night near Sahara Avenue and Durango Drive.

According to Metro Police, the rider of the motorcycle was headed southbound on Durango Drive just after 10 p.m. At the same time, the 18-year-old driver of a Cadillac was headed northbound on Durango Drive and getting ready to turn left onto Starboard Drive.

Witnesses say the driver of the Cadillac was turning when the motorcycle ran into the side of the car. Witnesses also told police that the motorcycle had been going at a high rate of speed and passing cars recklessly before the crash.  

The 19-year-old rider was rushed to University Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. His identity is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

The crash is under investigation. It is the 54th traffic-related fatality in Metro's jurisdiction this year.

Coroner IDs Man Killed Running Across U.S. 95

LAS VEGAS -- The Clark County Coroner's Office has identified the man hit while running across U.S. 95 this weekend.

Leandrew Corey Wells, 22 of Las Vegas was hit by at least one car on U.S. 95 near Lake Mead Boulevard. His cause of death is pending.

According to Nevada Highway Patrol, Wells ran across the highway and was hit just before noon Sunday.

A witness said he thought the man may have been suicidal because he ran directly toward traffic that was traveling about 60 mph.

Carpenter 1 Fire Increases to 44 Square Miles

Smoke from the fire has blanketed sections of the Las Vegas valley.

MOUNT CHARLESTON, Nev. -- The Carpenter 1 Fire near Las Vegas has grown to nearly 28,000 acres or 44 square miles, according to the Incident Management Team.

No new structures have been burned and the wildfire is 43 percent contained, compared to 10 percent on Wednesday. Firefighters said the next few days will be critical.

Interactive Map of Carpenter 1 Fire

The fire did expand into remote areas of Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area causing the scenic loop and trials to be briefly closed to the public Thursday morning. The fire is burning in a an area difficult to reach. Officials said this fire may have to burn itself out.

Zappos Signs On to Sponsor Bike Event

Zappos Signs On to Sponsor Bike Event

Already the primary sponsor of the marathon in Las Vegas, Zappos is jumping behind another major outdoor athletic event.

Zappos will be the platinum title sponsor of RTC Viva Bike Vegas 2013 Gran Fondo Pinarello Sponsored by Zappos.com, a cycling event that will take place on Saturday, Sept. 21.

The event, put on by the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada, is expected to attract between 2,500-3,500 cyclists. Proceeds from the ride will benefit four local charities: Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, After-School All-Stars Las Vegas, Communities in Schools of Nevada and Nevada Child Seekers.

Coroner IDs Man Killed in Early Morning Accident

LAS VEGAS - The Clark County Coroner's Office has identified the man killed in an early morning crash as Thomas Mantyla, 40 of Wilmington, Delaware.

His cause of the death is still pending.

According to Metro Police, Mantyla was driving southbound on Town Center Drive near Havenwood Lane just before 5 a.m. Tuesday morning, when he crossed the center line and onto the raised center median.

The car continued southbound on the median and hit a street lamp post, police said. The lamp broke at the base and fell into the northbound lanes of Town Center Drive.

Medical personnel pronounced Mantyla dead at the scene.

This was the 52nd traffic related fatality in Metro's jurisdiction this year.

Clean Out Closets with Sizzling for Green Event

Clean Out Closets with Sizzling for Green Event

It may not feel like spring, but the city of Las Vegas is offering an easy way for people to do some spring cleaning.

The county is hosting a Sizzling for Green event from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday, July 27 at All-American Park, near West Oakey Boulevard and South Buffalo Drive.

Several organizations will be on hand to collect and recycle items, shred unwanted documents and accept outdate prescription drugs. Groups will also be taking old clothing and small household items.

“Residents should go through the medicine cabinet and box up all the outdated, leftover and unwanted prescriptions drugs,” Las Vegas City Councilwoman Lois Tarkanian said. “Pack up the old cell phones, chargers and accessories you no longer use, and box up the gently used clothing and small household appliances you don’t want.”

There is a five-box limit per car for document shredding. Volunteers will be on hand to help unload items.

Summerlin Parade Becomes July Fourth Tradition

LAS VEGAS -- The Fourth of July festivities started early at the 19th annual Summerlin Council Patriotic Parade.

Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval was there, along with more than 3,500 people who took part in the event.

The parade has become a tradition for so many local families.

Parade-goers braved the heat, quite a bit hotter this year than last year at the parade, but that didn't stop the crowds from coming out to support an event that's been going strong now for almost 20 years.

The parade is a family tradition for Steve Poggioni and his son, who started coming here since the event began back in 1994.

"He was like 5 or 6 (attending) the very first one," Poggioni said. "He's 25 now and he's here today. He loves it. He comes every year."