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Coroner ID's Man Killed in Motorcycle Accident on U.S. 95

LAS VEGAS - The Clark County Coroner's Office has identified the motorcycle rider who died in a crash early Tuesday morning as 23-year-old Christopher Peistrup. 

The cause of death was blunt force head and chest trauma. The manner of death was ruled accidental.

The crash happened just before 2:30 a.m. on the southbound lanes of U.S. 95 near Cheyenne Avenue.

According to Nevada Highway Patrol, Peistrup ran his motorcycle in the back of a truck. Troopers say it appears the victim was speeding. The driver of the truck was not hurt and is not expected to face any charges.

The crash closed three lanes of southbound U.S. 95 near Cheyenne for several hours as NHP investigated.


Woman Killed in Accident in North Las Vegas

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. - One woman is dead following an accident near Lake Mead Boulevard and Simmons Street.

North Las Vegas Police say the woman was driving a Nissan at a high rate of speed along westbound Lake Mead, when she lost control and struck a wall. She was ejected from the vehicle and died at the scene of the accident.

The accident shut down both directions of Lake Mead Boulevard east of Simmons for several hours.

Motorcyclist Dead After Crash on U.S. 95 in Las Vegas

Motorcyclist Dead After Crash on U.S. 95 in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A motorcyclist is dead after crashing into a box truck overnight on U.S. 95 in Las Vegas.

Nevada Highway Patrol officials say the crash happened in the southbound lanes near Cheyenne Avenue and was reported about 2:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Troopers say the rider was pronounced dead at the scene. The truck driver was not hurt, and is not expected to face charges, authorities said.

The crash shut down three lanes of the highway for several hours.


Mail Carrier Taken to Hospital After Bee Attack

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- A mail carrier was taken to the hospital after being stung several times by bees, the North Las Vegas Fire Department said.

According to fire officials, three other people in the area were also stung and were treated on the scene.

The bees had made a hive in a couch just outside a home near Gowan Road and Allen Lane, which is just north of the North Las Vegas Airport. It was disturbed at about 11:10 a.m. Thursday morning.

When firefighters arrived, they found a large swarm of bees, which were highly aggressive and agitated. Firefighters sprayed the area and the hive with a foam that killed the majority of the bees.

People in nearby homes were confined to their homes by fire crews until the bees were controlled.

The mail carrier is in stable condition, fire officials said.

New Construction Returns to Area Hardest Hit in Housing Bust

LAS VEGAS -- When the housing crisis hit southern Nevada, one zip code suffered more than any other in the entire country: 89031 in North Las Vegas.

After struggling with foreclosures for several years, that community is now seeing positive signs of progress with construction picking up.

Construction workers are glad to be back on the job, building brand new homes.

Woodside Homes is building Geyser Peak, a subdivision offering large sites with plenty of room to grow in the 89031 zip code.

"It is a small community with 60 homes in a gated area in North Las Vegas," Fara Van Horn, a sales associate at Woodside Homes, said. "Woodside homes is very confident in North Las Vegas."

Van Horn says the company started building in May and it has already had 14 sales.

Woodside Homes isn't alone. Down Ann Road, Pardee Homes is building its Sandstone development.

NLV Police Hand Out More Than 200 Tickets

NLV Police Hand Out More Than 200 Tickets

North Las Vegas Police handed out more than 200 citations on the first day of school.

According to police, officers handed out tickets for everything from speeding to cell phone violations. Officers were out in force on Monday to remind drivers of the return of students to the streets and speed zones in front of schools.

Officers handed out 54 speeding violations, 42 registration and insurance violations and 36 driver's license violations. However, they also gave out 18 tickets to drivers who failed to yield to pedestrians.

The Joining Forces Back to School Safety Event was made possible by a grant from the Nevada Department of Public Safety. 

I-Team: Suspect in Beating at High School Still at Large

Nicholas Johnson

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- Clark County School District Police have released more information about the security situation at a local high school minutes before a student was pistol-whipped.

Canyon Springs High School invited seniors for a welcome breakfast Friday morning. However, they did not invite the men and juveniles who walked right into the center of campus and picked a near-deadly fight

Two men, Katario Miller and Nicholas Johnson, were arrested in connection with the incident over the weekend after a 26-hour-long manhunt by Clark County School District police.

Both men are 18 years old. The man police say pistol-whipped the two teens is still on the loose.

CCSD police say there was no security at the entrance of Canyon Springs High School during the senior breakfast Friday morning.

An administrator was at the gate while a school police officer was inside the campus.