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Driving You Crazy: Temporary Lights at NLV Intersections

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. - A viewer asks why the City of North Las Vegas uses temporary traffic lights at busy intersections, when permanent lights are needed.

The temporary lights can be seen at the intersections of North 5th Street and Centennial Parkway and Losee Road and Tropical Parkway. The city has used the temporary lights at these intersections for years with seemingly no end in sight.

Traffic8 has found the end of the road. City officials say they plan to install permanent traffic signals at each of these intersections within a year.

The city hasn't switched to permanent lights at these intersections because most of the land surrounding them is undeveloped. As more development occurs, greater traffic flow warrants permanent lights and traditional crosswalks.

Some also feel Losee Road is not wide enough to handle its current capacity. City officials say the road will get additional lanes within one year.

Canyon Springs High School Part of Law Day Live

Canyon Springs High School Part of Law Day Live


Students from Canyon Springs High School will play a key role in this year's Law Day Live set for Thursday.

The students will act as attorneys and judges during mock Supreme Court arguments in three real-life cases.

The mock arguments will actually be made at the high court's courtroom in Las Vegas, but will be webcast to three locations around the state.

At the first location, students will argue to overturn a lower courts decision. At the second location, students will argue to uphold the decision, and at the final location, students, justices and judges will deliberate and render a decision.

Canyon Springs High School is a law-related magnet school and is one of the originators of Law Day Live. It gives students a better understanding of the judicial system and the types of arguments made before the State Supreme Court.

Health Groups Promote Child Immunizations

Health Groups Promote Child Immunizations


Several local health organizations are hoping to get as many children immunized as they can during Nevada Infant Immunization Week, which started April 20.

The Southern Nevada Immunization and Health Coalition, and its health partners, will be sponsoring a vaccine clinic Tuesday at Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada.

The clinic is open to children enrolled in the Women, Infants and Children program.

Sponsors hope to highlight the importance of fully immunizing children against 14 vaccine-preventable diseases before the age of 2.

For more information about the clinic, go to snicnv.org.  

Two Fatal Accidents Within Hours in North Las Vegas

Courtney Hildinger

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- North Las Vegas officers and investigators were on scene of their second deadly accident Friday evening. 

A 55-year-old bicyclist was struck and killed by a car trying to cross Cheyenne Avenue near Rancho Drive at approximately 7:20 p.m. Police say the bicyclist was riding southbound across Cheyenne when a Kia SUV struck him. He died at the scene.

Witnesses say the bike rider was not in the crosswalk when crossing the road, and police suspect he may have been under the influence of alcohol. The 23-year-old female driver of the SUV did not suffer any injuries and is not expected to face charges. 

Earlier, police responded to another fatal accident near Home Depot Drive and Craig Road. Police say a Hyundai SUV rear-ended a Ford sedan, causing the sedan to strike a light pole. The driver of the sedan, a 54-year-old man, died at the scene of the accident.

Man Arrested for Sexually Assaulting Woman in Her Home

Abdul Howard

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. - North Las Vegas Police have arrested a man for allegedly sexually assaulting a 79-year-old woman in her home.

Police say 47-year-old Abdul Howard broke into the woman's home near Carey Avenue and Civic Center Drive Wednesday morning, robbed her at gunpoint and sexually assaulted her. He fled the home a short time later. Police later located and arrested him. Police say the victim and suspect did not have a prior relationship.

Howard was arrested for burglary with a deadly weapon, home invasion with a deadly weapon, sexual assault of a victim older than 60 and robbery.

Driver Dies in Crash in NLV

LAS VEGAS -- A driver died Friday evening after a car crash on Craig Road near Martin Luther King Boulevard.

North Las Vegas Police spokeswoman Chrissie Coon said the crash happened about 5:35 p.m. near a Home Depot.

It is not yet known if there were any other injuries.

The driver's identity is not yet known.

NLV Fire Crews Battle Fire at Craig and Lamb

NLV Fire Crews Battle Fire at Craig and Lamb

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- North Las Vegas Fire Department battled a fire at a recycling plant.

According to the fire department, the fire started just before 3 p.m. Thursday at the Secured Fibres plant near Craig Road and Lamb Boulevard.

The fire was burning deep inside materials outside the business's building. It took firefighters a while to get the blaze out, a North Las Vegas Fire captain said.

The plant was evacuated. No injuries were reported.

The department said crews have been to this building at least three times in less than a year to respond to a fire call.

There is no word on the cause of the blaze.