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Police Arrest Stabbing Suspect in Apartment Building

LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police arrested a suspect in a stabbing in a northwest Las Vegas neighborhood Monday.

According to Metro Police, the stabbing occurred at Rainbow Boulevard and Gowan Road around 12:42 p.m. The injuries to the victim were not life-threatening.

 

 

Flood Control Work to Begin This Week

LAS VEGAS - Construction begins this week on a massive flood control project in the northwest part of the valley. While workers dig through roads to make room for a drainage system, city officials ask residents to remain patient.

Crews will limit Grand Teton Drive from Durango Road to Rainbow Boulevard to one traffic lane for the next 15 months. Drivers can use Farm Road as an alternative route.

Workers will begin construction Tuesday morning. They will install drain infrastructure.

Las Vegas City Councilman Steve Ross says the work could inconvenience thousands of residents, but it's necessary to protect homes and families from future flooding.

"Be patient. Be understanding, and certainly slow down in these construction zones," he said. "We don't want anybody hurt. Behind every orange cone, there's a job. We certainly want these construction workers to be safe as they're putting this facility in place."

Shooting Complex Launches Advertising Campaign

Shooting Complex Launches Advertising Campaign

The Clark County Shooting Complex has launched an effort to entice more people to use the facility.

The campaign will use billboards and other forms of advertising to tout the complex, which was supposed to be self-sustaining but so far has failed to meet that goal.

The complex is the only five-star outdoor shooting facility in the state. It features a archery center, a sporting clays range, a shotgun center and a rifle-pistol center. There is also a camping area with 80 full-service RV hookups.

It is located at the far end of North Decatur Boulevard.

It was built in 2009 using federal money, but according to county documents, the complex lost nearly $350,00 last fiscal year. The advertising campaign, changes to hours and using more volunteers instead of paid employees have been used to improve the complex's finances.

Game Wardens Offer Reward in 'Stupid Waste of Wildlife'

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Southern Nevada game wardens are putting up a $1,000 reward in hopes of finding who killed three deer in an apparent thrill kill.

Officials with the Nevada Department of Wildlife say two does and a fawn were shot and left near the Cold Creek community northwest of Las Vegas on Jan. 25. The location is about six miles away from the High Desert State Prison in Indian Springs.

Authorities say a game warden who came to the scene found one of the deer still alive, but its back legs were paralyzed by a bullet and the warden had to euthanize it.

Nevada chief game warden Rob Buonamici says the act was "a cruel and stupid waste of wildlife" and apparently happened at night, which is an additional crime.

Driving You Crazy Looks at Progress of Northern Beltway

LAS VEGAS - The eastbound lanes of the Northern 215 Beltway are opening after a lengthy construction project. A viewer asks when the rest of the project will be finished.

The project manager says the westbound lanes would be open by Monday at 6 a.m.

The 215 Northern Beltway Widening Project launched in April 2012. The project has been making steady progress since, and county officials say crews are on track for completion in May with punch list items done in June.

Once completed, drivers will have Jones Boulevard and Decatur Boulevard as new beltway interchanges and a widened four-lane freeway between Tenaya Way and Decatur. Motorists can then enjoy seven miles of open freeway between U.S. 95 and Losee Road.

What's driving you crazy? E-mail your traffic questions and complaints to Brian Loftus.

Woman Killed, Two Hurt in Crash on Durango and Tropical

LAS VEGAS --  The Clark County Coroner has identified the woman who was killed in a fatal crash this weekend as 42-year-old Nneka Geter-Easterling of Las Vegas.

The crash happened near Durango Drive and Tropical Parkway at around 11 a.m. Sunday.

According to police, a 17-year-old young man in a pickup truck ran a red light and hit Geter-Easterling's Ford Mustang. The crash sent her car into another car and off the road.

She was pronounced dead at the scene, while an 18-year-old man and a 16-year-old girl riding in the convertible were seriously hurt.

The teen driving the truck and the driver of the third car involved were not hurt. 

(The Associated Press contributed to this report)

Experts: Barriers Not Clear-Cut Solution to Make Roads Safer

LAS VEGAS -- After Wednesday's deadly accident in Summerlin, questions have been raised over whether a barrier could have saved the victims' lives.

Some say installing roadway barriers is not a clear-cut solution that will save lives.

An example is the 215 beltway where drivers treat the road as if it is an interstate highway. Some sections of the 215 beltway have concrete barriers, others have a median, and in other sections cars are only separated by a yellow line.

One mistake and anyone can suddenly find themselves in the path of danger.

Paul Polovina travels the 215 beltway just about every day.

"It is a little disgusting. There is so much great traffic. There are no barriers here." Polovina said.

It doesn't take long on 8 News NOW's ride-along for Nevada Highway Patrol trooper Loy Hixson to pull someone over. On Friday, he was patrolling the 215 beltway near Ann Road.