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Bicyclist struck by car

LAS VEGAS -- Metro police are investigating an injury crash involving a bicyclist shortly after 10 a.m. Sunday morning. 

The accident occurred at North Grand Canyon Drive and Severance Lane near the U.S. 95.

According to police, the bicyclist was transported to University Medical Center Trauma with non-life-threatening injuries and it's unknown what caused the crash. 

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Lane closures on U.S. 95 coming has widening project starts

The next phase of the expansion of the U.S. 95 northwest corridor gets underway Monday.

The Nevada Department of Transportation is widening U.S. 95 from Ann Road to Durango Drive. The first part of the construction will be from Elkhorn Bridge to the northern beltway on southbound U.S. 95.

The road will be expanded from six lanes to eight lanes, with an auxiliary lane. There will also be a high occupancy vehicle lane added in each direction, along with landscaping and aesthetic improvements.

The project is expected to be finished in September 2015.

As part of the construction, there will be nightly lane closures on U.S. 95 southbound from Elkhorn Bridge to the beltway.  The closures will start at 9 p.m. and last through 6 a.m. 

Rollover accident on 215 Beltway near Jones closes 2 lanes

A rollover crash Wednesday morning closed two lanes of the northern beltway.

A single-vehicle rollover accident Wednesday morning on 215 Beltway west of Jones Boulevard has two right lanes closed, according to Nevada Highway Patrol.

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Next phase of Kyle Canyon improvement starts this week

The next phase of the Kyle Canyon Road improvement project starts Wednesday with the repaving of the road.

According to the Federal Highway Administration, the road will close for the next two to three weeks while crews repave the area from Milepost 15 to Milepost 21. During the paving project, drivers will drive on a milled surface for two or three days during the week.

Once the repaving is finished, crews will tear up pavement along the road from Milepost 4 to Milepost 5 to work on new roundabouts. During the construction, drivers will have to drive on dirt and a milled surface for two to three months. There will also be a series of closures throughout the process.

The Kyle Canyon Road improvement project started last year. It will eventually create bike lanes, roundabouts for easier traffic flow, and improved access to developed recreation sites.

The entire project is expected to be finished in spring of next year.

New shade structure coming to Sunny Springs Park Skate Park

A new shade structure is going in at the Sunny Springs Park Skate Park, thanks to a letter from a 10-year-old boy.

Dalton Taylor, a fifth-grade student at Betsy Rhodes Elementary School, wrote a letter to City Councilman Steve Ross asking for the shade structure. He felt that it would enhance the skate experience for everyone.

“Dalton and I look forward to the swift completion of this shade project for the Sunny Springs Skate Park,” said Councilman Ross. “He and the rest of the community who come to enjoy the park will really appreciate the shade in time for summer.”

The groundbreaking for the new shade structure will be held at 9 a.m. April 15. The structure will provide shade for skate park users and people watching the skaters.

Most of the project will be made in a shop away from the park and installed in late spring.

 

Police looking for man who robbed three stores in northwest

Police looking for man who robbed three stores in northwest

Metro Police are looking for a man they believe is responsible for a series of robberies in the northwest part of the Las Vegas valley.

According to police, the robberies all happened between March 25 and March 27. In all three robberies, the man walked into the store, pointed a gun at the clerk and demanded money. After getting the money, the suspect fled in a gold or silver, four-door Cadillac with tinted windows and a tan-colored, cloth rooftop.

The man is described as a black or Hispanic man in his 20s or 30s. He has a medium build and a moustache.

Anyone with information is asked to call Metro's Robbery Section at (702) 828-3591, or to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers (702) 385-5555. 

'Slap-ass Friday' alarming parents of middle-school students

LAS VEGAS -- One mother considers it a form of bullying, but some students call it a middle school tradition.

It is known as 'slap-ass Friday', where students slap each other.

YouTube video shows students slapping each other on their behinds, which is what happens on slap-ass Friday.

It is not just a Las Vegas valley problem, but locals are speaking out about it.

"I am just outraged. I feel like I'm sending her to be into a pack of wolves everyday," legal guardian to a seventh grader Denise Delucia said.

Delucia says she is the legal guardian of a seventh grader at Escobedo Middle School and heard the seventh grader talking about what happened to her in the school hallway.

"I actually am going to keep her out of school until the situation is resolved on Fridays. I'm not letting her go to be accosted on Fridays, that is not acceptable," Delucia said.