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1 dead, 1 hurt in motorcycle crash at Red Rock

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A man is dead and a woman is critically injured after their motorcycle went off the road in Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

Las Vegas police say the crash happened a little after 9 p.m. Sunday on Calico Basin Road, north of State Route 159.

Authorities say they're not sure why the motorcycle crossed a double yellow line on the road and then drove over sand and dirt nearby until the passenger and the driver were ejected.

The 53-year-old male driver from Las Vegas was pronounced dead at the scene, while his 57-year-old female passenger from Las Vegas was airlifted to University Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.

The man's name has not yet been released.

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Electrical issue fixed at Palo Verde High, school to resume normally

LAS VEGAS -- An electrical issue that caused an early dismissal at Palo Verde High School Friday has been fixed, that's according to Clark County School District.

CCSD said the problem that Las Vegas Fire described as a "switch issue" caused students to be evacuated from the school Friday afternoon.

However, CCSD said the issue was fixed by crews that work in the school district, and on Monday, Sept. 29, classes will resume at their normal schedule of 8:00 a.m.- 2:16 p.m.

2 babies test positive in Summerlin TB case

LAS VEGAS -- Two babies from the Summerlin Hospital's Level III Neo-Natal Intensive Care Unit have tested positive for tuberculosis, according to the Southern Nevada Health District.

The babies were exposed to the disease when a mother with TB was allowed into the NICU during the summer of 2013.

The disease was found during the children's 12-month assessments. TB tests in infants are not accurate, which is why the health district is encouraging all children who were infants in the unit at the time of the exposure get their one-year test.

Since the outbreak was first reporter, the SNHD has tested the families of 140 infants. So far, 63 people have been diagnosed with the potentially deadly disease, but only two had an active version of the illness.

Section of Red Rock closing because of fire damage

LAS VEGAS -- A section of Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area will be closed for five years because of last year's Carpenter 1 fire, the Bureau of Land Management announced.

The BLM said Wednesday it will close more than 5,000 acres of land, including Harris Spring Road starting at where it intersects with State Route 157 and heading west for five miles to where U.S. Forest Service jurisdiction starts.

The agency says heavy rains and flash flooding in the section of land that was burned by the fire has caused washout and soil loss. During the closure, the BLM will work to rehabilitate the area and stabilize the soil.

The closure begins Oct. 24.

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Police search for second suspect in home invasion

LAS VEGAS-- Metro Police have released new details about the home invasion that lead to one person's death.

According to police, officers responded to the home on the 1600 block of Broadmere near Hualapai Way and Charleston Boulevard at around 8 p.m. Sunday on reports of shots fired.

When officers arrived, they found a man, who had been shot to death, in the home's doorway. The Clark County Coroner's Office identified the man as 48-year-old Monty Gibson. 

The second resident of the home told police two people had kicked in the front door and started firing at him and Gibson. One of the residents fired back and the two men left the scene.

One of the suspects was found and taken into custody outside a home down the street from the scene. He had a gunshot wound to his leg and was taken to University Medical Center. Police are looking for the second suspect.

Exclusive look inside new Downtown Summerlin Macy's

LAS VEGAS -- A massive indoor and outdoor mall once halted during the construction phase because of the economic downturn is now just weeks away from its grand opening.

Retailers all over Downtown Summerlin are preparing for the big day and one of the big anchor stores, Macy's, let media inside for a first look at the new store.

Aside from some fresh paint on the wall and some mannequins needing to be clothed, Macy's at Downtown Summerlin is almost ready to open.

“It is a work in progress. There are ladders, rolling racks, boxes on the floor. So, please maintain your safety,” store manager Adriana Quince said.

Quince said there is something special about this store. It is not the brands people already know like Michael Kors or Chanel cosmetics.

Sprouts, Petco openings draw shoppers to Sahara Center

New retail area near Summerlin is open. It is one of several new shopping areas in the neighborhood.

Developers broke ground on Sahara Center last November, and now the shopping center at Sahara Avenue and Hualapai Way has opened with major retailers.

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