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Driving You Crazy: Crosswalk Needed in North Las Vegas

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. - A viewer says a crosswalk is needed at Decatur Boulevard and El Campo Grande Avenue to eliminate or reduce the danger for pedestrians.

Traffic8 sent this request to North Las Vegas City officials, along with a request to Las Vegas City officials for a crosswalk at Charleston Boulevard and Redwood Street. Traffic 8 helped secure a crosswalk at the latter intersection and achieved success with Decatur and El Campo Grande.

The City of Las Vegas, which took over the request from North Las Vegas, took two steps toward pedestrian safety. Originally, the intersection included a flasher, but city representatives determined a bi-modal flasher was a better fit, because they identified this as a pedestrian crossing and a school crossing.

A bi-modal flasher is a device that flashes for school zones. Outside of school zone hours, pedestrians can push a button to activate the warning flasher.

Las Vegas Home Prices Rise in August

Las Vegas Home Prices Rise in August

LAS VEGAS - Home prices rose in August as Las Vegas saw an increase in the number of homes available for sale.

The Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors reports the median price of a home sold in Las Vegas in August reached $182,000. That represents an increase of 1.1 percent from July, but a significant spike of nearly 32 percent from 2012.

The Las Vegas area experienced 3,980 new listings last month - an increase of 4.1 percent from July and 7.3 percent from last year.

"It's good to see more homes available for sale in the past few months," said GLVAR President Dave Tina in a statement. "At the same time, I see some sellers pricing their homes too high for the market and then having to reduce their asking prices. If that continues, homes will stay on the market longer. Overall, we're seeing a more stable housing market and economy."

School Police Looking for Help to Find School Attack Suspect

School Police Looking for Help to Find School Attack Suspect

Clark County School District Police are looking for help to find a man they say was involved in an attack that left a student from Canyon Springs High School seriously hurt.

Police are looking for 18-year-old Maurice Harvey in connection with the incident that happened just before the start of school at a welcome breakfast for seniors.

According to police, Harvey and five others attacked and robbed three students. Two of the victims were pistol whipped. One student suffered serious head injuries.

The five other suspects are in custody, facing robbery and battery with a deadly weapon charges.

Harvey is about 5 foot 9 inches and 160 pounds. He has a medium complexion and short black hair.

Anyone with information is asked to call school police at (702) 799-5411, or to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555.  

North Las Vegas Police Investigating Murder-Suicide

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- North Las Vegas Police are investigating an apparent murder-suicide that happened early Sunday morning near Craig and Commerce.

The preliminary investigation indicates the incident began with a heated family argument. During that time, a man reportedly grabbed a gun and shot his 25-year-old daughter. He then turned the gun on himself. Both died at the scene.

The Clark County Coroner's Office identified the woman as Amanda Landis of North Las Vegas. The male is 53-year-old Gregory Landis of North Las Vegas.

 

North Las Vegas Police Holding Saturation Patrol for Drunk Drivers

North Las Vegas Police Holding Saturation Patrol for Drunk Drivers

North Las Vegas Police will be looking for impaired drivers in a saturation patrol planned for Saturday.

Officers will be patrolling major thoroughfares throughout the city looking for people who are speeding, running red lights or failing to maintain travel lanes, all typical of drivers who are impaired.

The event is not just about finding people who are driving drunk, but it is also about educating drivers and passengers about the dangers of driving while under the influence or drugs or alcohol.

At the sobriety checkpoint held by the department over Labor Day weekend, officers arrested 11 people DUI. 

NLV City Council Rejects Eminent Domain Plan

NLV City Council Rejects Eminent Domain Plan

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- The North Las Vegas City Council has rejected a controversial plan to use eminent domain to help homeowners whose mortgages are underwater.

Under the plan proposed by a company called Mortgage Resolution Partners, the city would have used eminent domain to take over underwater homes, refinance the property and sell it back to the homeowner at current market price.

"At the end of the day, it appeared to me that we just didn't have the manpower, the sophistication to do this and with all the pending lawsuits in place, I didn't want to see us in court," North Las Vegas Mayor John Lee said.

MRP would have provided money to the city, through private investors, to buy the mortgages and then received a fee for every home that was flipped.

North Las Vegas Police Enforcing Pedestrian Rules

North Las Vegas Police Enforcing Pedestrian Rules

North Las Vegas Police will be looking for people who are not following the rules of crosswalks during a special Pedestrian Safety Event Friday.

Officers will be out in force from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. looking for drivers who fail to yield to pedestrians and pedestrians who fail to properly use crosswalks.

Patrols will be on the major streets around the city. The event is being paid for by a Pedestrian Safety Grant from the Nevada Department of Public Safety, Office of Traffic Safety.