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Good Samaritans lift car off motorcyclist hurt in crash

LAS VEGAS -- Quick-thinking construction workers and a nurse were able to help rescue a motorcyclist who was involved in a crash Thursday morning in west Las Vegas.

The wreck happened around 8 a.m. at Desert Primrose Lane and Town Center Drive. 

A student at Faith Lutheran, which is near where the accident happened, who witnessed it all and called 911 describes herself as "freaking out." 

"The next thing I see there's a body under the car," said Francesca Pfeiffer. "I see it being dragged along." 

Moments later, Pfeiffer said construction workers rushed over and actually picked the car up off the man.







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Newly opened Far Hills bridge allows access to trails

A new bridge opened in the far western side of the Las Vegas valley. It's not for cars, but for hikers and bicyclists.

A ceremony Wednesday marked the opening of the new Far Hills bridge at Far Hills Avenue and the 215 beltway. The bridge allows walkers and bicyclists to safely and conveniently get to trails in the area.

The bridge also allows access to a new parking lot at the Hualapai Trailhead. The 12-space parking lot gives people easier access to trails.

The bride is part of a network of trials that will eventually connect throughout the entire Las Vegas valley. 

Metro Police looking two men who robbed electronics store

Metro Police looking two men who robbed electronics store

Metro Police are looking for two men who robbed an electronics store in northwest part of the Las Vegas valley.

According to police, at around 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 20, the two men walked into the store near Rainbow Boulevard and Cheyenne Avenue and demanded the employee open a electronics cage. They indicated to the employee that they had guns, police said.

The men removed an undisclosed amount of merchandise from the locked cage and left the business.

The first man police are looking for is described as a Hispanic man, 5 foot 6 and 178 pounds. He was wearing a gray and navy blue baseball cap, gray sunglasses with black tint, gray and navy blue jacket with stripes, black shorts and black shoes with thick, white soles.

The second man is a Hispanic man, 5 foot 8 and 178 pounds. He was wearing a black, hoodie with red inner lining, black shorts, black baseball cap with a white logo and black shorts.

Red Rock campsite closing for summer outside Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- The federal Bureau of Land Management is closing the only developed campground at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area for the summer.

A BLM statement says the Red Rock Campground will close Tuesday and reopen Aug. 29.

The site about 20 miles west of downtown Las Vegas usually closes during the summer due to low use.

It is located 2 miles east of the Red Rock visitor center off State Route 159.

Backcountry camping is allowed, with permits, in the more than 300-square-mile Red Rock Canyon area and on BLM public land outside the Las Vegas area for up to two weeks.

Popular primitive sites offering no facilities include the Bitter Spring and Gold Butte back country byways, Knob Hill, Virgin Mountains, Christmas Tree Pass and Logandale Trails.

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Wolfgang Puck prepares to open Summerlin restaurant

LAS VEGAS - Celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck will open Wolfgang Puck Bar and Grill at Downtown Summerlin this fall. He spoke exclusively with 8 News NOW about the eatery.

“There's not that much to see right here, but here is going to be the entrance to the restaurant. It’s going to be very, very impressive. To the left, there is going to be the bar right over here, and I'm going to have a big community table, so people can hang out and wait for their friends," Puck said.

Puck says it will be similar to his restaurant at the MGM Grand.

“Some of the dishes will be very familiar. We will probably make, like, some of my favorites like the wiener schnitzel, like a few Austrian influences. So, it will be good,” he said.

One big difference will be the restaurant’s target audience.

“I want people to live and dine where they live, instead of driving to the Strip. Now, we are in their neighborhood, and this is going to be the center of town,” he said.

New slide opens Saturday at Wet 'n' Wild

New slide opens Saturday at Wet 'n' Wild

Wet 'n' Wild is gearing up for its second season with a new ride. The tornado slide takes riders on through a 45-foot-wide funnel where they spin back and fourth through the eye of the storm.

Park employees got to test out the new slide Friday before it officially opens to the public Saturday. However, it's not the only big thing helping Wet 'n' Wild kick off its summer season.

"This Memorial Day weekend we're kicking it off with a DJ and some special events, including a Twister game, which actually benefits our friends over at Opportunity Village," Trevor Wilson with the water park said.

This is the second year the park has been open. It starts its daily schedule Saturday. This year they are also offering more parking and shaded areas along with longer hours.

 

'Mutt Mixer' plans to help rescue dogs find homes

LAS VEGAS -- In order to help at-risk dogs at the Animal Foundation get adopted, Shaggy Chic and Tivoli Village will host a "Mutt Mixer" Thursday. In addition to the shelter, Home 4 Spot and Las Vegas Hot-Diggity Dachshund Club and Rescue will be at the event and also have adoptable dogs.

"The special doggie-themed evening featuring various vendors, including dog fashions, pet obedience training, caricatures, a pet psychic, pet CPR demos, and even “doga” (doggie yoga)," a news release said. For the humans, there will be craft beer and wine tastings.

The event is being held from 5 to 8 p.m. at Shaggy Chic at Tivoli Village, 400 S. Rampart Blvd., Suite 140, Las Vegas. All dogs must be on a leash.